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The general news thread

Discussion in 'Current Affairs' started by Red7778, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Garrett

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    Which in itself, seems very wrong. We need consistency imho.

    Thought there was some discussion about minimum sentencing / guidelines on sentencing a few years ago .. must not have gone anywhere.
     
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  3. robbie st leger

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    A fcuking white elephant project if ever there was one, stupid idea
     
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    But if it's Dublin city council money it will be spent in Dublin, but I get your point.
     
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  6. Garrett

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    This time, we've gone and bought an oversized printer...

    ... and now we need a construction company to knock a bigger hole the wall of Leinster House to get the machine into the bloomin' building, then we've to buy forklift to load the paper into it, and then we'll be sending a dozen staff off on some junket abroad to learn how to use the thing no doubt.

    No sign of anyone being held to account for this latest cock up either .... I guess that our politicians must all be too busy lobbying to get their mates in the construction industry on the shortlist for the contract to knock the hole in the wall etc.

    FFS :mad:
     
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    Where did she go after 7 hours with her child who needed emergency medical attention?

    I think we're going to have a lot of South American hospitals up in arms with her comparison too.
     
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    she is/was a pharmacist so she probably realised after a few hours that the child wasn't so bad and could be treated at home
     
  10. Gerry

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    Predictions of very low turnouts in the by elections yesterday

    One box in cork had no votes in it

    Hard to understand people at times
     
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    We live in a country where no matter what way you vote you still end up with a government led by one of two parties who are two cheeks of the same arse. This time we got them both. Until belief that things can change can be instilled into the country then I completely understand why people cant be bothered voting. I cringe when I hear the "people died for our right to vote" trotted out like exercising your democratic right to decide it's pointless is disrespectful to the dead. I think everybody should use their vote and I always do but when I go to the polls I dont do it with any hope that things are going to change because they're not. We're a nation that is more concerned with stopping people getting things we dont think they're entitled to rather than prioritising trying to give people the things they need and I dont see how that changes. Basically we're all about handing out punishment,not enacting change.
     
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    I'm happy to see it green lighted because if white water rafting for Dublin 1 is taken seriously then my proposal of polo and croquet facilities for Finglas must have a great chance. The lads have said they'll provide their own horses which will keep costs down and the Spar near the big church said they'll do us a deal on cucumber sandwiches. It's in the bag.
     
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    'I haven't had a full night's sleep in two years' - journalist Kevin Myers on life since he woke up to the demise of his career
    https://www.independent.ie/irish-ne...-up-to-the-demise-of-his-career-38763566.html

    Theres not many things more predictable than media personalities who use controversy as part of their brand.

    Deliberately provoke outrage.

    Eventually say/write something that sees you walk into the occupational hazard of feeding something you can't control.

    Come back with the self pitying and hypocritical interview/article about how you're the victim.

    What I will give him is it's wrong that RTE being forced to apologise to him this week hasn't been more widely covered.
     
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    Strange times in the insurance markets at the moment, on the one hand we've Pearse Doherty and the Central Bank putting together very coherent arguments that the insurance industry isn't being crippled by claims and excessive payouts with accusations that they're actually fleecing the public and on the other hand we've multiple underwriters leaving the market citing the lack of profits to be made in the individual markets.

    We've a letter in the door that our creche like many others might not be able open in January and to have alternative arrangements in place. Even if they get to open again they'll need to increase fees as they've a stiff increase coming with the sole operator left in the market seeking higher premiums. The whole thing, as is very common in Ireland, is a total shambles. Vested interest and powerful lobby groups protect everyone in Ireland except the public.
     
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    I don't know the legalities of it but I've always wondered is it possible for the government to go into the insurance business? We're periodically having to bail out insurance companies,now we're having to bail out people who cant afford or get insurance,why cant a state body offer insurance at competitive prices and use the profits to cover the costs of insuring the risks the private companies dont want to cover? I'm not off my tits,I know it would never happen even if it was viable but things cant keep going as they are.
     
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    funny enough paschal Donohue was on the radio this morning and he said something about governments not being able to provide insurance.
    on a separate issue, I was listening to a debate on smokey coal yesterday, bonkers stuff.
     
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