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Any citizen, especially a child, is entitled to privacy in relation to their health. There should be no expectation of hourly bulletins to satisfy certain people's agenda.
Quote from: brokencrossbar1 on Today at 12:24:56 PMAnyone with young ones driving around the border counties be wary of some of the insurance policies from the English insurance companies. Some of them have restrictions for under 25s which limits the cover to NI only. Once they cross the border there's no insurance.

They need to stop such policies being sold. Back in the day the Stormont government required policies sold in NI to be valid in the 26 counties and then of course in the EU such a restriction would not be legal. There are loose ends like this from Brexit that have not been properly addressed.
Quote from: Tony Baloney on Today at 10:59:35 AMReduce taxpayer-funded pension contributions to fund public sector salary increases.

That would not be an increase, it would be a rearrangement to give the impression of short term gain.
General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
November 29, 2023, 06:56:57 PM
Not so good for NI teachers to be paid much less than Wales!

Quote from: Eamonnca1 on November 29, 2023, 05:25:26 PMBig Wave

(Please don't post Youtube links without telling us what's in them)

As I sat lookin' up the Guinness ad I could never figure out
How your man stayed up on the surfboard after fourteen pints of stout.

I preferred this one, Guinness the Island
General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
November 29, 2023, 12:15:47 AM
Quote from: FermGael on November 28, 2023, 07:29:56 PMMost of the primary ones will have Elf , the Grinch on repeat for the next three weeks .

I think I would rather fit tyres than watch the Elf on repeat.
GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club IFC/JFC 2023
November 28, 2023, 01:52:07 PM
Quote from: Dreadnought on November 28, 2023, 01:39:55 PM
Quote from: smort on November 28, 2023, 12:50:55 PMJust start the season a bit later and let county players play more football with their clubs
What do the club players do for most of the year then? Are we really trying to cram club leagues and Championships from late July onwards?

The idea that club players should only play as much as county players are available is madness. There must be some form of competition not involving county players

Did something broadly similar for our Juniors last year.
Quite easy to implement and monitor.
Although we couldn't field for a number of games, it definitely set a marker for how serious we were.
Leaving out the 'without management approval' next year, though. 
Head would be wrecked with whatsapps 20 minutes before matches with lads asking to go travelling or to family weddings or to the vet with shitey-arse excuses.
We're going all out next year...

Nothing worse than a pet with a shitey-arse.

A spouse with a shitey-arse, perhaps?
General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
November 26, 2023, 10:20:10 PM
Teachers in the wee six not doing so well

Gardaí seize car

I wonder what made them think that there might be a problem

Quote from: marty34 on November 24, 2023, 11:25:57 PM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on November 24, 2023, 10:37:04 PMIs Mary Lou and SF taking potshots at how the Garda (in her words) failed to prevent that riot?

Christ the night

Not sure what her words were or what you say they were but good debate this evening on Harris and Mc Entee.

A good few political parties and people in general asking questions about the gardaí.  According to reports there was widespread info. that a gathering was going to take place and the guards were late to the party, so to speak.

This was going to kick off sometime soon and the gardaí are under-resourced and don't have the manpower.  There have been a few incidents in DCC recently - tourists getting battered etc. and Mc Entee spoofing that Dublin City Centre is safe.

This is a legacy issue going back a good few years but is part of the problem also.

The court system needs to change fast to tighten things up also and hopefully this will be the spark to get things back on the level. 

There are less Gardaí pro rata than back 15 years ago and no evidence of any urgency to do anything about that, although there are more things for Gardaí to do. Hence we have louts able to do what they like nd less checkpoints on the road, so road deaths have increased. FG have just left Gardaí, the fire services, education, and many branches of health without enough staff. They may say that they got more, but the population is increasing and more are needed just to stay still.

There was a time when you could have relied in FG for law and order, if nothing else FFS.
Quote from: thewobbler on November 24, 2023, 12:04:24 AMAs a policy it doesn't run along parallel lines with the housing crisis. But it does present any Irish person who is enduring financial struggles and concerns about their future, with a pretty rational reason to distrust their government, and the longer it continues, too begin hating their government. When a sizeable group of people of this mindset are found in the same area, plenty of them will be bored, plenty of them will be pitchfork wielders by nature and plenty of them will be vile scum. Meaning that peaceful protests will only go one way. It's a tinderbox just waiting for a spark. 

Many of the scum are living in housing provided by the taxpayer at a nominal rent and couldn't tell you what the real rent is. Perhaps the distrusters should wonder about them as well as refugees.
General discussion / Re: East wall #Irelandisfull
November 24, 2023, 12:12:48 AM
The knifer was stopped, at least in part, by a Brazilian courier on a motorbike who stopped and biffed him with his helmet.
Quote from: thewobbler on November 23, 2023, 10:31:42 PMI don't honestly think this is facism or extremism at play.

There's the bored youths pushing the boundaries. There's a pitchfork wielding mob that have neither the brains nor the interest to consider why they swing their pitchforks; it's just what they do. There's the vile, opportunistic scum making hay from the madness.

But the underlying current that has swollen and caused this, I genuinely believed, is fuelled by a housing crisis that has become a time bomb. The working classes and middle classes are getting financially obliterated in Dublin, as a direct cost of rent and housing. And that means it is not the right time for government to be taking in tens of thousands of refugees.

Refugees have a limited effect on the housing market. Immigration by well paid people in Intel or Google may well have more effect as these people can afford the rent. However, this group are paying their way and are paying for the scumbags who are looting Dublin tonight.