51 thoughts on “De Thursday Papers

  1. Giggidygoo

    And the Grand Ol’ Duke Of Cork strikes again. Utter cowardice. Brexit Mehole. The Fianna Grandstanding party. As the months go by, FF are adding to their reputation as the joke of the century. All the little FF TDs follow meekly the instructions of their leader Leo.

    Oh, the Grand Ol’ Joke Of Cork, had mostly TD men
    He marched them up towards the top of the hill, and marched them down again
    And when they were up they were up, and when they were down they were down,
    They only ever reached half way up, and always then climbed down.

    1. ReproBertie

      There’s nothing in the polls to make them think an election is worth it so why do they repeatedly put on their big show? At least wait and see what happens in the EU and Local elections next year and stop embarrassing yourselves. Worst coalition ever.

      1. Giggidygoo

        Wojldnt you think though that FF would try make some semblance of opposition? A so-called main opposition party that oppose nothing. What they’re basically admitting is that FG are the better party between both of them to handle brexit negotiations (if fact it’s the Civil Service grandees who do most of the work anyway) as well as run the country. That’s a stark admission of failure. The longer it goes on, the bigger the joke they are.

  2. Broadshit (ouch)

    The woman who has chosen not to make a formal complaint against the sports personality alleged to have attacked her doesn’t illicit much concern.

    Whew! I need to choose a new username if I want to get a comment published again.

    1. Eoin

      Do “famous Irish sports stars” get tested for drugs? According to the Sun which is leading on this story, cocaine was taken at the party in the unnamed hotel where the alleged rape took place, and the sports star was “wired”. Stays in system for 2-4 days.

    2. Daisy Chainsaw

      When victims get death threats from “sports” fans for coming forward, not to mention having her life, her behaviour and “intentions” on the night and probably her underwear put on display only for him to inevitably be found not guilty? Would you put yourself through that kind of prolonged trauma where it can take a couple of years to get the case to court? I completely understand why victims don’t pursue justice because they get put on trial in a way that no other victims of crime do.

  3. Ollie Cromwell

    Calling Nigel Farage.
    Your country needs you.
    Again.
    Excellent result yesterday with 117 votes of no confidence ensuring May has no chance of pushing the current WA through.
    The most important news was May’s categorical assurance to the 1922 that no Withdrawal Agreement will pass without a ” legally-binding ” mechanism for the UK to exit the backstop unilaterally.
    Arlene Foster is still in the driving seat.
    What a woman.What an operator.
    Meanwhile Nige waits in the wings with a war chest stuffed with moolah and the promise of a new political party to hoover up many of those 17.4 million disaffected voters if Brexit is thwarted.
    Democracy is alive and well in dear old Blighty.

    1. scottser

      so if the withdrawal agreement is voted down it would trigger a no confidence vote against the government, another election and possibly a labour government.
      heheheheh

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        Who exactly would vote for a No Confidence motion in sufficient numbers to defeat the government ?
        Certainly not the DUP and any Tory MPs which means it would fall.
        Which is probably why Jezza has not yet put down such a motion.
        It’s possible,just possible,that the Tory rebels would agree to a 2nd referendum if the choice was between May’s deal and No Deal Brexit.
        But then the DUP might abstain in sufficient numbers but it’s unlikely they would do anything to enable Jezza into No 10.
        Your guess is as good as mine but your theory of what may happen is unlikely.

        1. scottser

          well if they want to keep their snouts in the trough, the tories should just STFU and take the deal then, shouldn’t they?

  4. ReproBertie

    The Sasamachs Vs The British Taoiseach:
    She’ll never get her deal past cabinet – wrong
    We have 48 letters – wrong
    Now we really have 48 letters and she’s finished – wrong
    She’ll never get her deal past the house – TBD

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      From not being able to get 48 letters in November to 117 votes of no confidence in December is some leap.
      May is a zombie prime minister.
      No Deal Brexit just got a step closer.
      You’d better start stockpiling your frozen chips.

      1. ReproBertie

        Yes, 117 is a bigger number than 48. Well done. It’s smaller than 200 though. Maybe your Taoiseach needs to put it on a bus to get the message across. Now that she’s won Boris and Co. have to leave her be for at least a year. What fun.

        No stockpiling required in the world’s most food secure country.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          If Ireland is the world’s most secure food country why is half of all food bought here imported ?
          You don’t even grow enough potatoes to keep the spud gobblers happy.

          1. ReproBertie

            Importing and exporting of farm produce figures are skewed by the cross border processing.

            It’s not me claiming Ireland as the most food secure country in the world. As your fan [insert username here] would say, google it. Of coursre this means your little whatabout tantrums are even laughable than usual.

          2. Ollie Cromwell

            You still haven’t answered my question.
            If Ireland is the world’s most secure food country why is half of all food bought here imported ?

          3. ReproBertie

            Yeah I did. The numbers are skewed by cross border processing.

            Maybe take it up with the people that compiled the report. I’m sure they have the meta data to satisfy your whataboutery and distraction attempts.

  5. Ollie Cromwell

    And the animal feed to produce those lovely morning fries of bacon,sausage and fried eggs ?
    The majority comes from Blighty.
    In the event of shortages Denny’s Gold could be traded on the black pudding market.
    Heh,heh,heh.

  6. Ollie Cromwell

    Anyway,back to the EU.
    Macron’s caving in to the gilets jaunes means France’s budget deficit is heading towards 4%.
    Yet the EU is demanding Italy retreats from a 2.4% deficit next year.
    Nice to see the big boys ” looking after ” the minnows.
    Ireland should take note.

  7. millie st murderlark

    Jaysus tonight I don’t even know why I bother checking this page anymore. It’s just another edition of Ollie’s daily pissing contest with himself.

    Super.

      1. millie st murderlark

        Wow. Were you practicing your witticisms in the mirror last night? Try again. That one fell so far short it’s actually laughable.

        1. dav

          leave ollie/charger alone – he sees Nigel Farage as a “saviour” FFS, we should just non and smile understandingly as his wet spot grows..

      1. Martco

        have some fun with it @Millie, rational comment failure ’round here for such a long time now you might as well have a bit of craic with it (ahem)…

        A Broadsheet commenter called Ollie
        (Charger Salmons + several other usernames..who knows anymore, its just folly)
        A hateful old troll
        Whose primary goal
        Is to wreck your head with nonsense that’s annoying like a bockity three-wheeled shopping trolley

        wahey!

      2. scottser

        in a way, reading ollie’s ‘contributions’ is like watching someone pull out their own teeth with a pliers.

  8. Eoin

    The Residential Tenancies Board, which is the repository of all 330,000 odd registered tenancy agreements, have published their rents report for the third quarter of 2018.

    https://onestopshop.rtb.ie/images/uploads/Comms%20and%20Research/RTB_RI_2018_Q3_Final.pdf

    Dublin up 11% in the past year (bottom, page 18)

    There doesn’t appear to be any new rent pressure zone, Limerick renters will be disappointed (rents are up 11.8% in the past year).

    This report, jointly produced by RTB and the ESRI, is controversial. Ireland’s #1 landlord Kennedy Wilson (which has leapfrogged #2 IRES), disputes the figures and I agree with KW, the figures appear to be based on new tenancies only. The report has been released for previous quarters, timed to boost Eoghan Murphy’s political status (eg published day after vote of no confidence, published on day Eoghan visited the ploughing championship to announce policy changes etc), this is the earliest the report has been published. It appears to have been given in advance to the Irish Times only.

    1. Ollie Cromwell

      Interestingly I have kept my rents static for the past two years.
      My tenants are all professionals in good jobs and while a few extra quid might be an attractive proposition having good tenants who are not dissatisfied with their side of the deal is more important.
      Not all landlords are evil.

        1. Ollie Cromwell

          At least you retained the correct use of capital letters when you parenthesised my opening word.
          There’s hope for you yet.

          1. bisted

            …far be it from me to lecture you on your own language…but…a Rees-Mogg comma would seem appropriate after your opening word…

  9. Eoin

    €2 is the price of the Irish Times, Irish Examiner, Irish Independent and Times Ireland.

    Price fixing anyone?

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