39 thoughts on “De Thursday Papers

  1. Shayna

    Covenney and Varadker warn that there’ll be direct rule in the North of Ireland. It’s a so what? situation. I’ve voted so many times over the past couple of years I’m past caring. I doubt if I’ll vote again (actually I probably will, just going all dramatic on it is all).

      1. Shayna

        Jeez Mary, I was talking about the myriad of voting days in the North over the past year and a bit. The majority of the North voted to “Remain” – it didn’t matter to London. The Stormont Elections ended in no government, the Westminster Elections empowered the Tories because Sinn Féin won’t take their seats. Varadkar isn’t saying anything new. I think he should concentrate on expanding his variety of Tayto crisps on his ministerial jet, “Cheese ‘N’ Onion” and “Salt ‘N’ Vinegar” – what about “Prawn Cocktail”, to mix things up a little?

          1. Shayna

            Mary, I really wouldn’t be overly keen on the “Nordie” thing. I happen to live in the top half of Ireland. It’s not so bad up here, we don’t have a government, we don’t pay for water and we have access to the total range of Tayto crisps.

          2. Shayna

            @Steve – what about the access to the total range of Tayto Crisps, The Mountains of Mourne, Lough Neagh, Lough Erne, The Giant’s Causeway? I’m insisting it’s free water. (even though it probably isn’t).

          3. Happy Molloy

            The top of Donard is one of the most picturesque places on this island. Nordie Tayto and Bulmers are quite poor though.

          4. Shayna

            The top bit of Ireland really isn’t that bad. Any chance that there may be a cessation of the use of “Nordie” – I’ll quit with – “Dubs”.

          5. Frilly Keane

            Well I’ll not be surrendering Nordie
            That’s like expecting my crowd to start objecting to Langer
            Or the Dubs Jacks

            You can’t deny roots girl

          6. bad@memes

            I call meself a Dub.
            Most of the Reggae I listen to is Dub.
            If I had a dog I’d call it…

            You get me drift.

          7. Shayna

            Oh, I see the whole Nordie thing isn’t being taken seriously. Quelle surprise. The last time I looked at my passport, it did refer to me as a citizen of Ireland. Does everyone else live in Dublin?

          8. Happy Molloy

            I’m from Mayo and am happy enough being referred to as a turf munching slurry stained bog trotter

  2. Walter Ego

    I see Sinn Fein are set up to play the Christmas Panto Villain in the charade that is, Irish Water. Boo Hisss, While ignoring the fact that Fine Gael/Fail made the whole omnishambles in the first place and are still scheming to get it over the line before our European exemption kicks in.

    1. Shayna

      Interestingly Sinn Féin were the crusaders in The North to not have water charges. They succeeded. There’s a whole ballyhoo about water charges in the rest of Ireland.

  3. GiggidyGoo

    So Varadkar, while on his little soujourn in Seattle, paid for by us, sticks his head above the parapet to try turn the IW debacle onto SF. Very very lame. His €5m media people have run out of ideas very quickly.

    1. martco

      I’d say the fulltime spinners were far too busy with the slideshow possibilities out of his visit to report into the boss over in silicone valley to spend much time on it so they gave it to the transition year students. obvious.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        No problem with his work trips. It’s when he includes personal ‘business’ with them. Like the Canadian Trip where he crossed into the US for personal business.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        I fly under the radar, Harry. A spot of frottage during the rush-hour commute is all I ask.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          I think an accurate representation of the noise you might make is:

          1. Brother Barnabas

            Nonsense, Frillz. You’d be rubbing the punani up and down me at first sight. I have that effect.

    1. Sam

      Nothing to see here. It’s not unusual for aircraft to be hit by lightning, that’s integrated into the design of them to have the insides and the sensitive equipment all insulated from the hull. It is likely that they grounded it as a precaution, because it was back in service 24 hours later.

        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          Funny, that. I’ve been on a few flights with lightning dancing on the wings when we went through storms. It’s beautiful. And a smidgen terrifying.

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