103 thoughts on “De Bank Holiday Monday Papers

  1. Ollie Cromwell

    Good to see Glenn Hoddle survived his brush with death.
    Sublime player,average manager,terrible pundit.
    Come on you Spurs.

      1. bertie blenkinsop

        I think he was a really good manager, especially for Chelsea and England, he just had some peculiar views.
        Hopefully he makes a full recovery, he was a magnificent footballer.

  2. Ollie Cromwell

    ” Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Deomcratic Union (CDU) and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition allies in Berlin have both haemorrhaged support in the Hesse regional elections.

    The results mean a heavy blow to the power of the national government.”

    Merkel currently going t1ts up in Germany and Macron registering record low approval ratings.
    The Franco-German axis currently guiding the EU through choppy Brexit waters appears to have a wagon-load of problems on their own doorsteps.
    That open-door immigration policy they love isn’t going down well with the voters.
    Never mind.
    They have Ireland’s back.
    He sniggered.

    1. ReproButina

      And once again it’s the refugee welcoming, EU loving Greens reaping the benefits, finishing 3rd on 19.5%, 7.5% ahead of the AfD.

        1. ReproButina

          Isn’t it great! Despite people like you telling us about anti-immigrant feeling in Germany the only openly anti-immigrant party managed to secure just 12% of the vote and finished behind three parties that welcome immigrants.

          1. Ollie Cromwell

            From a standing start 12% is pretty impressive.
            If you think uncontrolled immigration is not having a massive effect on politics in Germany,France,Italy and elsewhere and driving growing populism you really are as dumb as a bag of hammers.

          2. ReproButina

            It wasn’t a standing start though was it? They were on 4.1% after the last election and in the years since, including the year of the long abandoned open border, and at a time of general dissatisfaction with the coalition, their politics of hatred and division managed to gain just 9%.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          Not just Twitter.
          She’s on her way out.
          What a woman.The Margaret Thatcher of her generation.
          I wonder whose lapdog the Irish will become next.

          1. Nigel

            Jaysus you keep acting like a jilted-lover-turned-stalker harassing your ex while pretending you’ve moved on with your life.

        2. Ollie Cromwell

          Poor Nigel.
          Thinks someone replying to his post replying to their post is harassment.
          You need to get out a bit more soft lad.

          1. millie st murderlark

            That’s a bit rich, considering you were all aflutter about a percieved online threat from scottser.

            You get over that in one piece princess?

      1. SOQ

        And very homophobic, then again most of the country is. There is a growing LGBT+ Brazilian community in Dublin these days, they see here as being safe, which in comparison, it is.

        1. Harry M

          I’ve gotten to know a lot of Brazilians on both side of this country and I’ve yet to meet one I haven’t liked, very sunny and friendly dispositions.

          They all love Ireland too, I’ve met some who after getting citizenship have gained access to college which they wouldn’t have been able to do so at home in their wildest dreams.

          It’s refreshing to hear the good stories too.

          1. SOQ

            Yes I agree, very warm and genuine people. Still, they are the ones who have left or, were forced to leave.

            Not sure if it is still running but there used to be a Brazilian night in the Turks Head. Really great craic and what with the couples dancing and food served, it would remind you of the old dinner dances in Ireland 30-40 years ago. I was very surprised at how many were living in Ireland.

          2. johnny

            -and here you are agin loitering under my post with your nonsense, fact free generalizations and rubbish about Dublin pub nights-what do you know about Brazil and the recent election,how willl it affect the economy ?
            -so big mouth who else do I post as?

        2. Ollie Cromwell

          Have you asked the entire 210 million Brazilians their views on this ?
          Have you actually ever been to Brazil ?
          You really do talk a lot of codswallop – no wonder himself prefers to spend his time on Grindr that listen to that tosh.

          1. SOQ

            Well at least you got the oillie / johnny usernames right this time. Nothing to write about again is it?

            My opinion is formed from conversations with LGBT+ Brazilian people living in Dublin. Unless you think they are wrong too, which wouldn’t surprise me.

          2. johnny

            Who gives a foop about your ill-informed opinions,an extremely contentious election in Brazil,with the winner sitting out debates due to getting slashed/stabbed mid campaign-an extensive deep dive analysis by the New York Times linked,your contribution so far is some idiotic analogy about dinner dances 40 years ago !
            Oh and how friendly them Brazilians are,markets rallied in Brazil today, yeah thanks for commenting……….
            So you believe I’m Ollie-Inspector Clouseau-case solved-do you ever wonder where it all went so wrong for you ?

  3. ReproButina

    Strictly speaking it’s a public holiday and nothing to do with the banks. After all the trouble they caused we should really stop giving them credit for public holidays.

      1. Verbatim

        Great idea, “this holiday has been brought to you by Barry’s Gin and Tonic, indulge!”
        Though it has been kinda tried with “Arthur’s Day”

  4. SOQ

    Casey seems to have got a taste for public life if the media reports are anything to go by. There is a possibility of him starting a new party now that FF have said no of course.

      1. Giggidygoo

        Obviously wouldn’t be joining FG ‘Anyone who joins the Fine Gael party has to sign up to our values and principles….’ according to Varadkar.
        Signing up to those kind of values and principles would be a step too far, even for Casey.

        1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

          Being from Derry, Casey would know all about Sinn Fein principles, since he hasn’t kneecapped anyone I guess he won’t be joining them.

          1. giggidygoo

            He hasn’t much of a choice of party then really has he? Or which party would you think he’s more suited to?

          2. MaryLou's ArmaLite

            I can’t say he’s suited to any, all he’s said is he doesn’t like freeloaders, but who does, except Paul Murphy and the like.

          3. jusayinlike

            Unlike you I don’t think he’s an orange cretin, so I’d rule him out of joining the loony tunes in the DUP..

      2. BobbyJ

        Judging by his soundbites he seems most aligned to FG & Leo.

        “Those who get up early in the morning”
        “Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All”
        “Middle Ireland”


    1. SOQ

      Looks like Casey is planning his own party so. Martin is too nice to take on Varadkar apparently. No mention that FF are propping up FG of course. This could get interesting. ANOTHER centre right party?

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      And Nick Clegg’s Spanish wife who campaigned publicly for Leave didn’t have the right to vote in the referendum.
      So what ?
      Farage’s kids have a German mother – they’re entitled to dual passports.
      Welcome to six months ago and a big collective meh.

  5. Dub Spot

    Any men or non-binary runners in the Dublin marathon this year? Usual sexist front page coverage of the event. Lazy photographers.

    1. ReproButina

      An Irish woman finished on the overall podium for the first time since Jesus was a lad and your poor fragile male ego can’t handle it.

      1. Dub Spot

        True. Black winners of the event don’t matter either, so I doubt the Irish Lunchtime O’Booze-Mulligan lens of diversity goes as far as non-binary.

    1. TT

      Why would you choose a username as offensive as that and speak to Irish people like they were subhuman? What has gone wrong in your life that you devote your time to being antagonistic and offensive to total strangers? Just curious!

      1. Nigel

        This is the only way he has of making a clear and rational case for Brexit as something that is beneficial, well thought-out, well-executed and non-xenophobic. Persuasive, isn’t he?

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          I don’t need to make the case old bean.
          17.4 million people did that more than two years ago.
          Gotta love democracy in action.

        2. SOQ

          You won’t get an answer TT because he actually doesn’t know himself. It is obviously a compulsion of some sort but still, it is sad that someone’s entire existence is consumed by such.

          But, more to the point, why does JR allow it is the real question because as an ex commentator said here before she left, she didn’t comment on Broadsheet to leave feeling dirty.

          1. johnny

            Are you going man up and back up ALL the smears,accussations and insinuations sad old queen-again yesterday implying that I posted under different names, was a writer for the Irish News!
            Cowardly,no basis in fact smears and bully boy tactics,attempting constantly to ‘out’ me-take you time with your answer….
            So big mouth who else do I post as-slink away as usual coward.

          2. MaryLou's ArmaLite

            It all got a bit much for you yesterday you said you were going for a nice walk, maybe time to head out for another stroll.

          3. jusayinlike

            You could do with a leisurely stroll too with all that DUP lunacy perpetuating your thoughts..

      2. Rob_G

        He would probably grow tired of the game if the few regulars here who consistently respond to his bait would just stop – just a thought.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          I never tire of delivering views to an appreciative audience unable to read them in the Irish media.
          I’m the Duracell Bunny of debate old cock.

          1. scottser

            Insults are not debate old cock
            But by all means you continue to masturbate into your own faeces, its all you’re good for.

          2. Nigel

            He doesn’t have to to make the case. He has to deliver the views. Compelled to endlessly beat a drum, trapped in a hell of his own making. Poor bastard.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          He’s upset that Oliver Cromwell once banned Christmas.
          Mind you he did also allow Jews to settle in Blighty for the first time in four centuries.
          Seemed a decent cove.

          1. Ollie Cromwell

            Irish History Leaving Cert Syllabus.

            1.The Brits were beastly to us.
            2.Nothing was ever our fault.
            3.Ireland is wonderful.
            4.How to book a one-way Ryanair flight to Stansted.

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      Is anyone surprised.
      The IRA are just bitter a 30 year war and thousands of dead brought them no nearer to a united Ireland than when they started.
      The referendum result shows it’s still as far away as ever.
      Even the dogs in the street know Mary Lou’s strings are still being pulled by the RA.

      1. johnny

        -she’s not considered a ‘true’ republican by some especially those involved in the war,no blood on her hands not even a splash,no time served, not even arrested, yet maligned by many for having some-so which is it?
        Rob-the woman hating misogynist “Mary Lou” covers this ground……..

          1. johnny

            Sorry Rob,given that rags blatant lies and the boycott of it, i didn’t open the link.
            Its banned/boycotted by supporters of around 70 English football clubs over its coverage of the Hillsborough disaster, bit surprised you are a regular reader, that woman hater “Mary Lou” absolutely but you………..

          2. johnny

            Your comments regarding Liadh,illustrate a deep hatred towards women,or ‘ladies’ as you like refer to them,no one except a depressed, desperate lonely old man would refer to a Presendital candidate as ‘lady’.
            I get it your life sucks,so you waste your time desperately seeking attention on here with sectarian, out dated,woman hating comments.
            The stuff about SF is a smokescreen for your prejudice against women, who surprise happen to have women in leadership roles, your a misogynist and spread hate on here.

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