21 thoughts on “De Friday Papers

  1. Yep

    Does being motivated by “malice” in anyway discount the verifiable facts brought to light by McCabe stepping forward?

    1. 1980s Man

      And O’Sullivan’s accusation of “malice” was disproven by taped recordings. She should go.

  2. Vanessa

    The garda scandals just keep on rolling. Noirin o Sullivan has lost all credibility and so have the eejits that promoted her. Root and branch change ha ha ha. R

    1. Sheik Yahbouti

      The fact that she herself has now been exposed making false allegations “motivated by malice” should be grounds for resignation.

        1. Kieran NYC

          What we really need is a foreigner who doesn’t care about/isn’t involved in internal politics and corruption.

          1. Sheik Yahbouti

            The Canadians have proved helpful in the past in such matters – could they not be approached again?

          2. 3stella

            To tell the guards their useless again, it was kinda astounding their first report saying the the Gardai were ‘not fit for purpose’ was dutifully ignored.

    2. Twunt

      Jesus wept, this is like when they called his actions disgusting, and what happened then?

  3. topsy

    Nicky Byrne was utter rubbish tonight. Typical RTE insider promotion. Next up Lottie Ryan.

    1. some old queen

      Nicky Byrne was a member of Westife and therefore should be very rich. I sometimes wonder why he is even working at all if they made the sort of money they were supposed to have?

  4. The Real Jane

    WAG beating, eh? Well, nothing like using dismissive slang about an assault victim.

  5. some old queen

    IT: Debenhams(Ireland) gone bust.

    Upward rents may be a factor but they signed the leases on the expectation that their business would be able to cover the incremental increases. The real reason is the exchange rate. In order to remain competitive they have been making a loss for a number of years. All the British retailers in ROI are under pressure now so I wonder who will be next?

  6. cosine_beag

    The front pages of the Telegraph and The Express go some way to misrepresent the findings of an Office for National Statistics Report:
    http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/internationalmigration/articles/noteonthedifferencebetweennationalinsurancenumberregistrationsandtheestimateoflongterminternationalmigration/2016

    It basically says, the lower of the two numbers, the Long term migration number is a better measure of long term migration while the number of short term migrants (here labelled migrants) can be somewhat better tracked by using the National Insurance Numbers (NINos).

    The report was commissioned because, while a gap always existed between the two, it had widened in recent years. This lead some commentators to claim the ONS numbers were not capturing true migration.

    The type of migration which has policy implications, in terms of NHS, Schools, Social Welfare etc. is long term migration. The ONS report confirms that the LTM data are correct and that the NINos have some validity in terms of short term migration trends, but do not give an accurate picture of the number of true migrants. The Telegraph and the Express, have read the report and concluded the opposite.

    1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

      What people fail to recognise as this argument is that government could have planned for an increase in population. Labour did but the Tories cancelled some of their schemes such as building new schools.

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