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    1. Brother Barnabas

      miscalculated badly – succeeded only in enhancing May’s standing, while simultaneously diminishing his own (and that of ERG). interesting to see how many more phuck ups, embarrassments, humiliations and self-degradations the brits can fit into brexit. there are few months left to go.

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    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      Every now and then, a complete caricature of Eton/Oxbridge punting pompous rather-educated-but not-very-knowledgeable-Thatcherite comes along in British politics. Moggsy is just passing through, trying to make a name for himself. He supports Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, and will probably nab the Foreign Secretary role before bowing out of politics with a fat pension.

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      1. DeKloot

        You see as he’s a man of independent means the pension is most likely irrelevant to him. He’s seeming a political ideologue. Who are the absolute worst.

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    1. SOQ

      No, quite the opposite. From this report. https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1121/1012304-epa_private_water_supplies/

      “… the EPA said that many private supplies are not on the local authorities’ register and those that are registered are not monitored sufficiently to ensure safe drinking water.

      It found E.coli contamination in 51 small private water supplies serving commercial buildings and public buildings.

      It is also particularly concerned that no E.coli testing was reported for another 711 small water supplies.”

      Some of these systems are not even maintained because the owners are dead. Some people don’t know they are on a private water scheme because they never receive any communication. Even Irish Water didn’t even know because they billed people who were not actually connected to the mains.

      A national asset management review is badly needed to identify the supply to every home and business because e coli and cryptosporidiun can cause serious health problems.

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  1. SOQ

    No, quite the opposite. From this report. https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1121/1012304-epa_private_water_supplies/

    “… the EPA said that many private supplies are not on the local authorities’ register and those that are registered are not monitored sufficiently to ensure safe drinking water.

    It found E.coli contamination in 51 small private water supplies serving commercial buildings and public buildings.

    It is also particularly concerned that no E.coli testing was reported for another 711 small water supplies.”

    Some of these systems are not even maintained because the owners are dead. Some people don’t even know they are on a private water scheme because they never receive a bill. Even Irish Water didn’t even know because they billed people who were not actually connected to the mains.

    A national asset management review is badly needed to identify the supply to every home and business because e coli and cryptosporidiun can cause serious health problems.

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  2. Giggidygoo

    Do FFG really expect us to believe that elected members of the Dail are blocked from obtaining department information from the departments and from the various Ministers? Another lame ‘loggerheads’ creation!
    Do FG expect us to believe that they will have a proper referendum about water?

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  3. johnny

    Its often been said the Dennis O’Brien has a neck like a jockeys b**llocks,perhaps thats why he has a horses flower blanked draped around it in Fiji.All very noble,a cynic may say its a play to get more customers, cui bono and all that….
    Dennis has ramped up his ‘presence’ in the pacific, its been suggested that his game plan is to spin off and out the pacific operations from Digicel,this is small ball and about as far away from sharing the stage at the Clinton Foundation with the great and the good as it gets.

    “Digicel has helped refurbish the doctor’s meeting room, provided free Wi-Fi and installed a brand new teleconference system which will now enable doctors in the pediatric unit to provide better patient care using new technology, and to make the best clinical decisions in relation to consultation and treatment,” Mr O’Brien said.
    “Telemedicine is the way to go and to connect to Digicel’s LTE 4G+ superfast network, clinical health care from a distance will be easier for our medical professionals.”

    https://www.fijitimes.com/new-facility-to-improve-services-at-hospital/

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    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      I’ve been wanting to ask, as I don’t possess them – please don’t laugh – what condition are the jockey’s testicles in that makes them resemble a (hard?) neck? Is it because jockeys are small, or saddled up on a horse most of their lives?

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      1. johnny

        not sure the origins but here’s Dennis on non payment of TAX via setting up offshore companies at the recent APEC summit, indeed Dennis not paying your fair share of taxes is not good !

        “Facebook and What’s App don’t contribute any money to the mobile phone operators who they use to ride along their railway tracks to their customer,’’ he said.
        “They’re not putting any money into our pockets even though we are building the networks.”
        Mr Obrien said even socially, these companies were not paying any taxes because they don’t set up their companies in Samoa, Fiji, or Papua New Guinea for that matter.
        “They hover out all the advertising and they pay out no sales tax, no VAT (Value Added Tax) and no corporation tax. That to me is like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. “It is not good,” he said.”

        on democracy, you actually could not make this poopy up-is he in denial or merely delusional, what democracies being interfered with, not Ireland then ?

        “He continued that there were two aspects when it came to the concerns about disruption “You’ve got to look at societal benefits of digital which have been fantastic so far in bringing efficiency”.
        “But we also now have a situation where democracies are being interfered with. Governments are being taken out, politicians and local government elections have been smeared”.
        He went onto explain that while everyone was cheering on the digital economy, it affected the long term democracies and was damaging.”

        links below.

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        1. Papi

          I believe, and I may be quite wrong, that because of their small stature, jockeys have notoriously large genitalia, in proportion to body size. So, a four foot five guy with his tackle out would look, ahem, gifted in the extreme.
          *Terms and conditions apply.

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          1. SOQ

            *Jockey’s balls are usually in propitiation to body size but penis may vary.

            The gay ones save a horse by riding a cowboy.

            Yea hah.

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