20 thoughts on “De Saturday Papers

  1. Shayna

    Janet Street Porter talks about in “The Independent” how she dodged ‘Ceepy’ Clement Freud. I’ve met Janet Street Porter, filmed in her house with the BBC in the early 90s – she was creepy as hell! I also filmed for Comic Relief in Emma Freud’s Home in Portobello Rd (interestingly – the blue door in the film, “Notting Hill”- however it’s a false facade and leads onto a courtyard and converted church). Emma was lovely – I can only sympathize with what she must be going through. JSP conducted herself as any BBC type at the time – ignore and carry on.

      1. Kieran NYC

        I think it might give some sensible people pause and make them step away from the UKIP dog-whistle ‘Little Englander’ nonsense.

  2. Otis Blue

    ‘Coveney warns bin companies…’

    The guy’s an empty suit and carries the threat of a damp towel.

    1. some old queen

      Proof if ever needed that when ‘for profit’ companies carry out public services, everyone gets screwed.

      1. Wayne.F

        As opposed to state run public services were the public get screwed, Irish rail, Dublin bus by price and poor service

          1. Wayne.F

            No, my bins have never failed to be collected on time since I have engaged a private operator , something the council regularly failed to achieve when they did it

          2. DeSelby

            Well that’s nice, clearly you didn’t continue with Greyhound. They left my bind behind continuously due to their opaque billing. They were so bad, I left them the day I was given another option.
            I was gladdened to hear from my new operator that although I am still €90 in credit for this years contract, it won’t be enough to cover the bins they agreed to collect this year. Thanks for (yet) another cluster***k Fine Gael.


          3. Wayne.F

            Pretty sure wast privatisation happened before FG! But like most of your posting today, facts don’t seem to be relevant

          4. DeSelby

            Well “Wayne” don’t let facts get in the way of your knee jerk retorts. I don’t know what posts you’re referring to (though I am curious), since I haven’t posted in weeks.

            ff/fg whatever who cares 2 sides of the same turd.

          5. Kieran NYC

            +1 Wayne

            Also this only seemed to become a problem when Dublin people had to pay.

            Having said that, since there are so many people who will find any excuse to dump illegally, a much better system needs to be devised that encourages recycling but not dumping.

            A central state board for waste?

        1. some old queen

          I cannot figure how two or three operators profitably going down a street can be more cost effective than one lifting all. And as for this pay by weight bullsh|t. The administration costs of billing are slapped on the customer’s bill, hence the price hike.

          Why don’t they just do like in Germany and tax excessive packing at source? Because it is a lot easier to just push the responsibility (and blame) onto the public instead of actually doing their jobs. They being politicians so yes, it is now FG’s fault.

          It really is the same front ended incompetent nonsense as Irish Water. 50% network leakage and the public are to blame for a family having a separate bath once a week.

    1. TheDude

      Finally watched The Sopranos recently and I’d say it’s not far from the truth in the Irish ‘sanitation’ business

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