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There will be nobody going very far  for the rest of 2020 anyway.

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Anomoly?
https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0408/1129437-northern-ireland-workers/

If they're paying their PAYE, PRSI and USC here....

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:55:25 PM »
Can't stand the fkrs but fair play to them.
Now how about Denis O'Brien, Dermot Desmond, Michael O'Leary etc following suit.

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Most famous anyway whatever about the best.

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The 2 Rhubarb OGs of course ;D

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General discussion / Re: Lorry Tragedy
« on: April 08, 2020, 04:46:53 PM »
If he's "co operated" etc will he get a load of concurrent sentences?

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General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: April 08, 2020, 04:36:57 PM »
How will the rest of the world be sorted out?
Surely the IMF and the like must be able to come up with some "New Deal" to assist Countries who have had to splash out money they haven't got to fight the Virus.

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I see reports of the alleged €50k fee for the alleged hit being intercepted by the Gardai on the M7.
Allegedly 2 women from one of the Limerick gangs carrying it.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 06, 2020, 09:34:41 PM »
Boris' girlfriend not doing so good either by the sounds of it.

Dominic "let the pensioners die to ease the pressure on the economy" Cummings has had symptoms, and his uncle (Lord Bath) died two days ago.

Isn't his girlfriend pregnant? :(


She has it also, but may be better, she is younger.
Boris strikes me as someone that may have a puffed a cigar or two.
He certainly didn't look like a chap with a healthy lifestyle right enough.
Wish him all the best on a personal level.
But good God he brought it on himself between his herd immunity policy and wandering around hospitals shaking hands etc.

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General discussion / Re: Sinn Fein? They have gone away, you know.
« on: April 06, 2020, 07:26:26 PM »
My views on SF are well known so my next question is genuine not a swipe. Has anyone heard anything from Mary Lou? Is she sick?

Funny you don't include Michael Martin or Peadar Tobin in that sentence.

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Of course i didn't ,they have both been quite prevalent last few weeks on all media. Got my Easter Lily yesterday from Aontú. Ar son na saoirse.

Aontu, now it all makes sense.

Hard to see where Aontú are going. Peadar, a nice lad, got elected but the rest got wiped.  Bit right wing for my liking.

He needs to starting delegating the workload otherwise he'll be an ineffective Jim!!

I don't think thry are right winged tbh, Conservative on question of abortion, I do agree on the manpower point though.
Need to start at local level first and build, but it's a long long road

FFS the party was only formed due to abortion issue. They don't stand for anything else you cant find in one of the other parties. I don't like my republicanism tinged with the catholic church.
I'd say most Protestant Churches and Islam are opposed to abortion too.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 06, 2020, 02:55:36 PM »
You of little faith Itchy.

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Exactly J70.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 06, 2020, 01:10:04 PM »
Both our Taoiseach and british prime minister will be in hospital next week.

One is a leader, other a follower.

Well I think An Taoiseach should concentrate on being An Taoiseach which is the most important job in Ireland at the moment. A PR gimmick of him re-listing as a doctor is just that, a popularity gimmick. BTW - he said he will be doing phone assessments so doubt he will be in a hospital.

As for Boris, unfortunately for him he is reaping what he sowed now.

Every Health Centre in the country is crying out for more GP's to triage people by telephone. Even if he's doing it for a few hours a week. Fair play to him

He didnt pay nurses what they deserved before this. Now he's going to be a doctor again. If he'd gone about it quietly then maybe you could give him benefit of the doubt but No every media outlet runs with it simultaneously this evening. He's a PR addict and he's hoping we are all too stupid to see it. He is probably right.

Maybe he did want to go about it quietly, but word got out anyway. Why not give him the benefit of the doubt for once?

Yeh right, word just got out. Have you ever followed Varadkar on twitter? After many of his tweets you will see obvious  bots chiming in telling him what a great job he is doing. You know them, they have zero followers and themselves follow 10-15 people. Media spin is a huge part of how he operates and in the southern media he has huge control over a lot of them.

 Varadkar has been doing a decent job but this is just cynical manipulation of a terrible situation. He should be focusing solely on being An Taoiseach, dealing with this crisis and forming a government with his best buds in FF.

He has learnt quite a lot from Sinn Féin to be honest.

Regarding what, bots? Plus, I am not sure when SF had complete control over the Southern Media so maybe you could explain that too.
He's a long long way to go before he can match SF on their social media.

And you haven't read much of the Irish Times over the last few years if you think Fine Gael controls them!!
Just because the Times thinks there's still a stench over many in SF, doesnt mean FG put them up to it.

Look the establishment media look after their friends in the establishment -  you have to be brain dead not to see this or part of the established main parties and just not want to see it.

Rossfan - An Taoiseach has a serious amount of stuff he needs to be doing in a time national crisis and during a Pandemic. How you could even suggest otherwise I just cannot understand.
Such as....??
He's a Caretaker just keeping the machinery of Government functioning till someone is elected.
Any functions he has to fulfil can be done in an hour or 2 every day.
The Minister for Health and his senior people are there to deal with the crisis in a full time hands on way.

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General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: April 06, 2020, 12:05:24 PM »
An Taoiseach has no real job in these Caretaker and Pandemic days.
There are no major policy decisions, no major future plans or strategies to be developed, no EU summits, no foreign trade missions etc.
Anything a senior Civil Servant can't do will be signed or approved by the relevant Minister.
So if he has medical qualifications let him at a bit of doctoring.

Meanwhile 500 Private Hospital Consultants concerned that their private patients will suffer from them being "Nationalised".
Fair play to them for not mentioning their loss of income from said patients.

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