24 thoughts on “Ah Here

  1. Bobby

    It’s nice that there’s folks out there making the protesters look childish. It’s not like they’ve a hard enough time being taken seriously with the amount of thugs and freemen trying to hijack it.

      1. Tom Stewart

        And I think that Bobby is making the point that using Microsoft Paint to paste the Irish Water logo onto Gardaí is childish.

        Which takes away from the actions of legitimate protestors.

  2. Soundings

    Sure why not? Irish Water seems to be sponsoring the entire mainstream Irish media at present with its advertising. Must make editorial decisions on criticism difficult….

    1. Mr. T.

      “Must make editorial decisions on criticism difficult”

      Shouldn’t make the slightest bit of difference if the editor and journalists are professional and ethical. You can’t bend the truth so you can secure advertising revenue. That would be misleading, unprofessional and unethical.

      Now what newspaper group in Ireland would ever do that?

  3. Soundings

    Is it some sort of satire at the proposal to charge every home in the country €300 a year by a new quango called Irish Garda. Apparently, the Garda service has been deteriorating over many years now, it needs capital investment and the government wants to keep it off balance sheet. And if you want to have a first class garda service in this country, you need to pay for it. Welcome to Garda Charges.

    1. Goosey Lucy

      ;) Christ, only a matter of time!!!
      “You want a policing service?” “Well services need to be paid for !”

  4. Mister Mister

    The anti water charge people never cease to amaze me with their stupidity.

    And yet more tin foil hat conspiracy theories already popping up in thread.

    1. Mr. T.

      People who use the “Tin Foil Hat” jibe usually only read the headlines of the Indo and The Star and are not very well educated.

  5. MacGafraidh

    So how does this work for Dublin fire brigade? If my home is on fire (god forbid), do I need to sit down and work out my finances to see how much water I can afford to extinguish the fire!?

    1. Tom Stewart

      No, you just need to register with Irish Fire (will be starting up in 2016). Make sure you register in time. As long as you’ve provided them with your PPS number, they’ll put out the fire.

    2. Mé Féin

      You will get a bill if you call them out. People I know got one for around €1,000 for a small electrical fire.

  6. x&y

    you do get a bill from the fire brigade if they call out to you and, to entertain the deeply flawed analogy, if you waste Garda resources you will pay for it.

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