34 thoughts on “De Monday Papers

    1. Eoin

      Looked at that picture on the front of the British Independent and wondered if someone photo-shopped the orange ball into the photo and it was really just Theresa trying to pet a dog which turned on her, and is growling there with bared teeth. That would be standard form for her after all.

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    I don’t see any mention of the murdered baby found in Dublin. The Guards have announced “no foul play”, but abandoning a baby is a foul act. In this era a woman can give birth and not be ashamed, so the dumping of a baby is unforgivable – Ireland is not the country it was in the 1980s.

    1. Spud

      Was a crime committed here?
      Just from a legal point of view I’d like to know.
      Most likely severe mental health issues at play.

      Tragic story. Must have been awful for the person who found the body and the emergency services.

      1. Starina

        horrific for everyone involved.

        I lost touch with my best friend in our early 20s, and when she disappeared off social media I googled her name to find out she didn’t know she was pregnant and had had a stillborn at a party and tried to hide the body. She had a nervous breakdown and has never really recovered.

        Nobody just disposes of a baby like that in carelessness – definitely mental health at play.

    2. Ron

      You are right. Ireland is not the country it was in the 1980s. The boo boos that run this country have taken is back to the country we were 100 years ago.

  2. Giggidygoo

    ‘Mob Raid’? No mention of ‘Thug Raid’ which preceded.
    No mention either of Castlerea. ‘March against thug Gardai’

      1. Slightly Bemused

        Any chance you could label this link? What is it in relation to? I am reluctant to click on links with no context.

      2. SOQ

        What is the bank responsible for this? Evicting elderly and sick people on the cusp of Christmas. I think people have a right to know. Then they can decide if they want to give them their business or not. I know I certainly wouldn’t.

          1. SOQ

            Where is the sense in making 3 people homeless and leaving the house to rot and fall down?

            All across the countryside walls are daubed with writing saying NO SALE HERE. And there won’t be because nobody will cross that line so from a business perspective, whatever deal, they can hammer out with the debtor should be preferable.

          2. GiggidyGoo

            Any chance you’d discuss the thuggery aspect there Cian? In both instances if you’re up to it even. Strokestown and Castlerea
            (Though we know FG don’t a damn when it’s their private army involved)

          3. Cian

            As I see it we either allow evictions or never allow evictions.
            If we never allow evictions then anyone with a mortgage should stop paying (and banks would stop lending).
            If we allow evictions, then people need to be evicted (because if the occupier refuses to leave and there is no recourse – then effectively we never allow evictions).
            If we allow evictions, and the occupiers refuse to leave (after all the legal wrangling is done, and they have been politely asked to leave), we need to able to remove them (with minimum force).
            At the moment the Garda are not empowered to do this – it is a job for the bailiffs.
            We are left with either:
            1. no evictions ever
            2. change the laws and empower the Garda to evict people
            3. allow the bailiffs to remove people (with minimum force). But If minimum force doesn’t work – we need to increase the force until the are gone.

          4. Nigel

            No, you need to fix the dysfunctional housing situation so that situations like this become sad stories rather than violent flashpoints. Otherwise I think a general increase in violence can very much be expected.

    1. Truth in the News

      How come neither RTE or the Indo had no coverage of the
      public march in Castlerea yesterday, are we victims of
      failure to report the news and earlier fake news
      Where did the Indo get the evidence that dissidents
      were implicated in the Strokestown incident

      1. GiggidyGoo

        The Indo leads with a headline yet there is only one reference to a ‘possible’ connection. Makey uppy as per usual.

        Garda Harris has a few questions to answer this morning.

    2. Eoin

      Has any newspaper covered the legal action by the former Clare TD Michael McNamara against the Gardai? Michael was recently acquitted of dangerous driving and obstructing a Garda, after he had driven his car from Ennis to his home outside the town, a Garda car pursued him for alleged speeding and Michael didn’t stop for 1km until he pulled into his drive where he was……pepper-sprayed by the Gardai. The acquittal came after Michael produced evidence he couldn’t have been speeding, that he had been listening to a musical drama CD in preparation for his bit part in a Christmas play and didn’t initially hear the sirens, and it wasn’t safe to stop on the road itself and safer to stop in his driveway.

      Is Michael now suing the Gardai for the pepper-spraying?

    3. The Great Wall of Gammon

      The root of my issue is this; the use of a private security ‘force’ to violently execute a court order is egregious. Flanagan will come under serious pressure today to clarify the state’s position on this.

      And then we have those bhoys in Black from Belfast. Of all the red rags to a bull…..

      The next time they’re involved in such an eviction in this state, it’ll be the morgue, not A&E. I’m not condoning the violence. I’m simply stating that it’s unsurprising that this occurred.

      I feel the most sympathy however for the Dog.

  3. SOQ

    ‘Let’s not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum’ sez May. The Brexiteers don’t want her deal and neither does the Remainers yet somehow, allowing the people have a say in the biggest decision since the Second World War is a betrayal of trust.

  4. jusayinlike

    JLR to cut 5000 jobs, as are Ford and BMW mini.

    Nice Christmas present courtesy of the royal family front Tory party.

  5. Eoin

    Are the Home Alone crooks now operating in Ireland. Sunday morning, a stolen digger was brought onto the main street in Monaghan towed by a stolen tractor, which was left burned out at the scene. An ATM was ripped from an Bank of Ireland branch and loaded onto a trailer and transported away by a Land Cruiser, which was escorted from the town by a Toyota Avensis. Huge criminal operation.

    The Sun reports the ATM was empty!

  6. Eoin

    Not a great look for the Times Ireland whose front page is dominated by two British focussed stories that have just peripheral interest in Ireland. Of course Theresa May’s tribulations are of huge interest in Ireland but it would be nice to see an Irish journalist give an Irish angle on the story.

    I wonder will the Times Ireland be around after Brexit, it’s struggling to sell 3,000 copies a day.

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