110 thoughts on “De Sunday Papers

  1. The Hosepipe Resistance

    Irish Mail on Sunday.

    Is that “Travellers” (as per subhead) or “travellers”? Whole different context to the #lockknockdown pending..

    Is it general travellers or members of the Travelling Community being prevented from parking the Hosanna in the Hiace?

    Must have been great laughs in the newsroom picking that image.

    1. SOQ

      I’d say there is plenty of dirt on all that crowd. Surprised it hasn’t surfaced before now. What ever happened to that porn star that shagged Trump?

    2. Nigel

      That’s the guy who told you loads of bad things you now think are true about Hilary Clinton! He seems nice!

      1. jusayinlike

        I wouldn’t have a clue what he thinks or said publicly about HRC, Bannon is a stooge so unlike you, I never bothered to listen to him..

        1. Nigel

          Oh I just heard someone yelled him out of a bookshop somewhere and I saw this but had assumed Breitbart would have been big on the ol’ Pizzagate stuff, or was that not inherently racist enough for them? You’re more picky about where you source your Clinton/Obama paedophile conspiracy stuff?

          1. Nigel

            So no attention to him APART from where he lived ok. No, I get it, you draw your pizzagate and crisis actor and qanon stuff from much more respectable sources.

          2. mildred st meadowlark

            I do hope he’s Gonzo, or possibly the Swedish chef.

            I can’t wait for the big reveal.

  2. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    It is good to see the British media getting ahead of itself. “On top of the World – bring on Croatia!”
    You can claim to be on top of the World, after you win, not when you beat a poor Sweden to reach a semi-final.

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      ” reach a semi-final ” sniffs the embittered supporter of a team of donkeys which couldn’t even qualify for the tournament.
      Suck it up chump.

      1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        Hi Ollie – if that is really your name,

        Keep on trolling.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          Hi Formerly known as @Ireland.com – if that is really your name.
          Will do.
          3/10 …. the number of times Ireland have qualified for the world cup since 1982.

          1. Ollie Cromwell

            Same number of times as lowly Northern Ireland then.
            Even Slovenia have managed it twice and they’ve only been around for 30 years.

      2. Brother Barnabas

        ollie, you’ll hopefully recall the detailed lesson I (generously) gave you about the difference between restrictive and non-restrictive clauses. looks like you’ve yet to master it. if you persist with the grammar of an toddler, you won’t ever me taken seriously. do you want me to run through it again?

        (if english isn’t your first language, I apologise for pointing this out (again))

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          Such a shame when fellows on here can’t manage capital letters.
          Such a wasted education.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            I’ll take that as a “no, thanks – i prefer to continue looking like an uneducated silly with no understanding of how to use the language”

  3. Ron

    so the hot weather has really exposed the country in terns of how bad the water infrastructure really is. the majority of it lost to leaks over piss poor management of the network. This is the prelude to water charges and i hope that the anti irish water brigade break the dail and the Government over it. it will be the 1916 of our time.

      1. Ron

        @Clampers: It’s called a metaphor. That means it is a figure of speech that describes an object or action in a way that isn’t literally true, but helps explain an idea or make a comparison. M E T A P H O R. The P is silent. If you type it into to Google translate you can hear it being pronounced. Now go write it 30 times in your copy book and when you have done that I want you to try practice writing it without looking at the original spelling. This is the great thing about Broadsheet. People like you who normally don’t get an education can become educated. Your welcome and I look forward to watching your progress.

        1. Ask Arsene

          It’s ‘you’re’ as in ‘you are’ not ‘your’.You are very welcome.

    1. Janet, I ate my Avatar

      why are you bothering
      BS has eventually had enough of you and is deleting your comments

    2. Ronan Scanlan

      “piss poor management of the network.”

      Good use of language there, in context.

      1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        Thanks for the link to the Ken Early article. He is articulate and coherent! I love his work.

      2. Giggidygoo

        Although if you read the full article, you’ll find it’s quite the opposite to what the headline readers think it is.

      3. Ronan Scanlan

        if you’re indicating Ken Early has a face for radio and podcasts, then that is where he spends most of his time with sporting views…

  4. Ollie Cromwell

    Perhaps they were just frustrated at how long it took them to put up a flat-pack wardrobe.
    Tiny minority among tens of millions of very jubilant England fans.
    Don’t let your bilious anti-English hatred eat you up from the inside old cock – you’ve only got four more years before Ireland fail to qualify for the next World Cup.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      doesn’t take much to bring out the inner thug in the little englander

      note, though, that they’re meek as puppies over in russia… just goes to show that they’re cowards first, thugs second

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        Ah,another ginger knocked back by an English girl on account of his tight-fitting nylon GAA shirt,whey skin and offering to share his mam’s ham sangers with her on a date.
        I feel your pain bro.

        1. mildred st meadowlark

          You realise that historically the Irish have dark hair and blue eyes native to our isle? Not ginger.

          Hilariously enough, that can be attributed to, eh, well the Brits.

          If you’re going to insult us, kindly do it accurately, old bean.

    2. The Hosepipe Resistance

      But… but… but… we have “the best fans in the world”. How could Ireland NOT qualify?

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        The women of Ireland can breath a collective sigh of relief given the country’s dismal qualification record.
        Not sure the country’s GAA referees are so chilled given the amount of violence they face.
        The thuggish side of Irish sport seems to break out most weekends.

        1. SOQ

          You are quite a sad character Oille, sitting at you keyboard trying to get under people’s skins, but just let me point something out to you.

          I worked up beside Wembley Stadium in London and never in my life have I seen such behaviour. They were herded around by the police like wild animals. There is no comparison with the GAA players or supporters. And to think this was what they sent into NI as an army.

          1. Ollie Cromwell

            So you took the Queen’s Shilling too.I bet you minded your manners in Blighty and waited till you got home to be the bold boy.
            Fact is there are plenty of countries in Europe with football hooligan problems.
            The problem in Britain has largely been eradicated by technology and pro-active living.
            A number of known trouble-makers had their passports confiscated and were served with travel bans before this world cup – it happens at every major tournament.
            If you think Irish sports supporters can’t also be yobbish you’re delusional and must have led a very sheltered life.

          2. SOQ

            Actually no, I married a welsh socialist who died of AIDS. When I got back to London after the funeral, our apartment in Fulham had been cleaned out by his long estranged family.

            Anything else you would like to know? Assuming you are actually a person of course, otherwise pretty sure John Ryan will have no income from Broadsheet gong forward.

            This site is really getting old.

          3. Ollie Cromwell

            A Welsh socialist who died of AIDS ?
            Talk about bad luck coming in threes.

          4. Nigel

            Just in case you thought Ollie was a merry prankster troll and not a malignant person born out of wedlock.

          5. Ollie Cromwell

            Dour Nigel,Broadsheet’s Viceroy of Virtue Signalling,in another look-at-me lunge for the moral high ground.
            I imagine as we speak you have your pinched face on looking like a bulldog licking wee wee off a nettle.

          6. Brother Barnabas

            i didn’t read that as virtue signalling

            I just read it as him calling you an bottom hole

          7. Ollie Cromwell

            And right on cue along comes the nodding dog in the back of the car in front.
            If Broadsheet was Graham Taylor you’d be Phil Neal.
            Or the Dumber of Dumb and Dumber.

          8. Brother Barnabas

            “in the back of the car in front”

            eh, what?

            you really shouldn’t be wasting your time on broadsheet. as i’ve said to you before, charger, that adult literacy course isn’t going to fail itself

          9. Yep


            …..right there is the perfect example of your incredibly poor reading comprehension or willingness to take things out of context to fit your “opinion”.

            What number Ann & Barry are you on?…Do you know numbers?

          10. Nigel

            Yes, finding your comment ugly and awful IS the moral high ground, but any three-year-old could tell you that, you even know it yourself, so the question is what good and decent part of yourself did you have to kill to say something so ugly and awful?

          11. Ollie Cromwell

            Soz,Nige,old cock but I’ve moved on to Monday’s papers.
            This news malarkey is a rapidly -changing businness.
            Have a sconce at them – there’s bound to be something to get your net curtains twitching.

          12. Nigel

            Yeah, you should run away from this as fast as you can with nothing but a bright red spot of shame burning the back of your neck as you put on a brave front.

    3. Bernie

      Ollie, can you explain why an ambulance was wrecked during ‘celebrations’ by the English fans yesterday? You can’t support that type of hooliganism, surely?

  5. Topsy

    Rule Britannia. Well played England. Crushed Sweden. SF & Final will be tougher but achievable. Irish people should bask in England’s glory.

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      Well said Topsy.
      There are plenty of sound Irish people who are enjoying England’s campaign without descending into puerile racism – it’s only the knuckle-draggers who seem to gravitate to BS.
      Croatia will be a tough gig but England’s young squad are gaining in experience with every match and uniting a country in a way that only sport can.
      Happy days.

      1. ReproBertie

        There are plenty of sound Irish people who are enjoying France, Croatia and Belgium’s campaigns too. Not having qualified we’re free to support, and cheer against, any side we choose.

    2. ReproBertie

      Why should Irish people “bask in England’s glory”? Obviously people are free to support them if they choose but, if it’s not just a wind up, please explain to me why we should?

      1. Brother Barnabas

        possibly because, apart from a young nigerian lad, england’s goals have come from two irish lads

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          Andy Townsend.70 caps for Ireland but never lost his Sarf Lahndan accent.
          To name but one.
          An open goal there old chap.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            open goal indeed

            john barnes
            raheem sterling
            graeme le saux
            michael owen
            cyrille regis
            terry butcher
            rob jones

            It’s an endless list

          2. Brother Barnabas

            2 hours later, he produces a Wikipedia list… get out and enjoy the sunshine, you sad old man

          3. Ollie Cromwell

            A chap never bothers with the interweb whilst enjoying a decent lunch old sport.
            What’s mammy cooking for din-dins ?
            I bet you hope it’s your favourite she cooks when another wan gives you the Spanish archer.

          4. Yep

            BB, you’re replying to Oliver “obvious troll” Cromwell about international football….not sure you can claim superiority, precious.

            Did you find that thing I asked for? I can send a link to the original article if you want to read my comments wrong again.

        2. ReproBertie

          This sort of stuff is meaningless. There’s barely a team at the men’s football world cup without players that qualify for other countries.

          1. Ollie Cromwell

            Not just in soccer ball either.
            CJ Stander anyone ?
            Doubt the Muppet even thought of that.

          2. jusayinlike

            Billy Vinapola, Mako Vinapola, Danny Solumona, Brad Shields, Michael Rhodes, Nathan Hughes, Brad Barrit..

            All foreign, all current starters for the English Rugby first team..

          3. jusayinlike

            Yea charger, just like you’re Paul eldrich style predictions on Brexit and your failed property ventures, you’re hardly anyone to lecture about keeping up..

  6. Catherine costelloe

    It’s been a great World Cup and the atmosphere , fans, great football, organization has been a credit to Russia!
    May the best team win…. hope it’s England!!

  7. johnny

    More ‘news’ (SBP/ST) that the Digi 2020 2b bond,has dropped below 70 cents on the dollar,the reasons have been covered extensively here,they both overlook,there’s no common (stock) to track/trade/follow due to the failed IPO.A significant but unreported point is that Digi bonds has been moving against the market,EM (emerging market) junk bonds have rallied this year or gone up-in other words dropping when others have risen.

    Can someone please start a ‘gofundme’ campaign for a Bloomberg terminal and a sub to Moody’s for the SBP team, AN PHOBLACHT has almost more readers that the ST,it’s shameless when their publicity whores whine about loss of readers,their business coverage is abysmal and mostly redundant.

    This is very important appears to have gotten scant attention or commentary by the Irish cut and paste business hacks.
    If this was the private sector,the team would have been fired based on their comical returns,a blindfolded drunk monkey throwing darts could not have achieved the risible returns the NTMA got.

    Following another review by the min……

    “I welcome today’s Government’s decision to reallocate Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) resources to address the key challenges that our State faces. ISIF’s refocused investment strategy will support the delivery of Project Ireland 2040 through investments in indigenous industry, the regions and sectors affected by Brexit. As previously stated, €1.5 billion of ISIF funds are being allocated to the Rainy Day Fund with an additional €750 million going to the Home Building Ireland Finance initiative, which will better prepare us to meet future downturns that may lie ahead, and to help us to meet the needs of our citizens.”

    “The review of ISIF concluded that ISIF is meeting its statutory objectives of economic impact and a commercial return, and ISIF has leveraged higher levels of investment in the Irish economy than initially forecasted. However, the review also flagged the need for further consideration of the appropriateness of ISIF’s investment mandate given the current performance of the Irish economy and the wider challenges to the State.”


    (ps-this is YOUR money,why are people in Irl, generally so accepting off mediocrity and failure,perhaps the MIn can rally his troops with a rousing version The Fields of…,its almost as if he’s too embarrassed to say these NTMA employees are crap,they failed-and SHOULD BE FIRED)

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