Unfairview Bridge

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This morning.

On Fairview Bridge, Dublin 3.

Tommy S tweetz:

The latest twist in the battle for the bridge in Fairview

Meanwhile….

On the bridge last night…

43 thoughts on “Unfairview Bridge

  1. SOQ

    God that nine week old fetus has remarkable literacy skills, not to mention it’s ability to pop out of the womb for a bit of the old graffiti daubing eh?

    Impressive .!.

    1. Paulus

      Could just be a kid on his way home from Joey’s who’s done badly in the Mock Junior?

    2. Termagant

      It’s one of them Children of the Corn babbies, indulging in a little prenatal possession.

      Good case for the Yes platform, some unborn babies might have arcane devil-powers.

  2. Frill the 8th

    Hon’ de’ Repealers

    I’m going high 60s for the Tá.
    And wouldn’t be surprised ta’ see 72ish
    Even higher from the Dublin boxes t’morrow

    1. SOQ

      Dunno Fril, the gays only got 62 and it was a lot easier to tell the busybodies to mind their own than this.

    2. newsjustin

      Frilly, you’re running away with yourself. The 2015 SSM referendum returned a 62% yes. You’re suggesting this amendment on abortion is more popular than that?

      1. Frill the 8th

        We’ll see
        But I betting it’ll be twice what was then a No vote in ’83,
        33.10%

        Or reverse if you like
        66.9 : 33.10

  3. b

    the No side had taken the bridge by early this morning

    i’m sorry i missed the battle, it would have been epic

  4. Starina

    saw an infuriating, presumptuous poster today: “if you saw an abortion, you’d vote no”

    1. TheRealJane

      Yeah, if you saw an episiotomy, you’d vote no to it, too. But sometimes, the yuck response isn’t enough.

    2. Diddles

      Like yer one Katie Ascough on Pat Kenny the other night. ‘I watched a video of an abortion on de internet and it was awful, just awful. If you watched it you’d vote no’.
      What the actual f***!? It’s surgery. Nobody challenged her on this! What do you expect in a surgeons theatre? Chats and tea and ring a ring a rosey?

      1. scottser

        i saw a hip operation on telly years ago. the sight of the surgeon whacking the joint into the pelvis with dirty big hammer gives me a pain in me hip thinking about it even now. surgery is just not pleasant no matter what it is. but i’m sure no campaigners wouldn’t mind having their liposuction fat, or their liver transplant, or their cancer surgery photographed, stuck on a poster and displayed around the place?

        1. Starina

          blech. i’ve seen videos of stomach fat lipo, the doc was really putting his elbow into it. gives me the willies.

      2. Frill the 8th

        Yep
        Same here Scottie
        I can’t even look at an x-ray

        These No-Siders love their guts n’blood and gore
        It makes them horney and they just gorge on that kinda stuff

        And I don’t think that’s normal in any human that can experience empathy as a genuine emotion
        But then tis all about Choice
        So let them at it

        I’m just glad I’ve nathin’ t’do with them

  5. Andrew

    Rory reckons public mood is shifting towards a Yes. How does he know that? Does Rory have a finger on the pulse of the nation, I very much doubt it. Dublin will be overwhelmingly Yes, hopefully and I sincerely that will be enough to carry the day. It’s not Dublin that the real battle is being fought and I doubt Rory has spent much time outside it.
    This kind of echo chamber complacency is a worry for me.
    I’d love if the vote was a clear 60/40 in favour of Yes, in reality though, it will be much closer than that; if it carries at all.

    1. newsjustin

      It’ll be interesting to see how many counties will vote Yes or No. It’s of no consequence to the final result mind you.

      But if it is to be a Yes win, TDs may need to bear in mind the vote of their constituents regarding future votes on legislation

      1. SOQ

        That comment on TD’s works both ways, especially if there is a much larger Yes. Doctors are already coming under scrutiny and TD’s will too.

        1. TheRealJane

          Yes. I think TDs who think they’re elected to serve a god or gods rather than the electorate will find their time has come and gone.

      2. Dinny Do Well?

        All eyes to Kerry and Roscommon/Leitrim and Donegal then for the NO brigade.

        Mind you it is a fine day, so once the famers and friends come in from fields, we might see some change in patterns later.

        1. newsjustin

          Those counties are a given I think.

          I doubt the number of Yes voting counties will go into double figures. It’s just a question of how much of a margin those Yes counties have (versus the No counties).

    2. Dinny Do Well?

      From what I have seen today at the polls, and what has been reported, the YES side will carry the day.

      1. Andrew

        why, what did you see at the polls that brings you to that conclusion ? Where were yout voting?

  6. Seamus

    That was the first time I’d seen people use the footbridge. Normally the pedestrians prefer to negotiate the six lanes of traffic.

    1. Yep

      Nothing like coming down one side and taking each step in a single stride..only to pick up too much speed and get the wobbly ankles of a toddler. Those skateboardists can be quiet mean..

  7. Kay

    I was in that ambulance Bastids took time off giving me life support to get involved.

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