35 thoughts on “De Tuesday Papers

  1. Shayna

    Suits you mams (I know it doesn’t really work if one explains – anyhoo, it’s a “Fast Show” reference, also the “Suits” – am I wrong?) I’m not sure where Clampers Outside hangs his coat, but mine is next to his, sliding out the door.

  2. RiderOnThe Storm

    Stupid IRFU ‘unofficially’ official hypocritical rule to tell Simon Zebo to eff off playing for Ireland when he moved from Munster to Racing Metro, whilst remembering that they did exactly the opposite when Johnny Sexton got homesick in samesaid Racing Metro throwing him the green jersey, no problemo

      1. ReproBertie

        Good news Topsy! They do! 93 nations are involved in the qualifying competitions for the 2019 World Cup. Greatness achieved!

        What would really be great would be if people could resist their need to snipe at sports just because they don’t like them. If you’ve nothing nice to say and all that.

    1. Rep

      Nothing hypocritical about it. The rule is known and can be broken if a player is deemed too important to lose. Sexton fitted that bill at the time, he might not now. Murray and Furlong would fit it now. The fact that he has not been missed shown that he is not too important to lose. The only people who all it hypocritical are Munster fans with the typical massive chip on each shoulder.

  3. RiderOnThe Storm

    Stupid IRFU ‘unofficially’ official hypocritical rule to tell Simon Zebo to hooff off playing for Ireland when he moved from Munster to Racing Metro, whilst remembering that they did exactly the opposite when Johnny Sexton got homesick in samesaid Racing Metro throwing him the green jersey, no problemo

  4. SOQ

    May’s plan B = Plan Bin? While getting a majority on anything these days would be an achievement, it won’t be agreed with the other EU member states unless there are permanent no border in Ireland commitments given.

    Meanwhile the supermarkets warn of empty shelves and rising prices. Anarchy in the UK may yet be a thing, it already is within the HP it appears.

    1. Eoin

      Plan B = Have Cake (no Backstop) And Eat It (maintain red lines, no customs union)

      We’ve been here before.

      59 days before “no deal”

  5. Slightly Bemused

    I must admit to being very bemused at the ‘Cooper Amendment’ for the Brexit vote (The Times, right column above) which cake for amendments to avoid the need for a backstop. Do they not realise that this is exactly what is wanted? That the backstop is only until such agreements are made?

  6. Eoin

    So, Garda, what’s the specific legal or GDPR issue which made you tweet that warning to remove cyclists’ pics of miscreant motorists from social media? Times Ireland today gets a formal response which doesn’t address the question. In addition, Times Ireland gets what looks like an off-the-record response about Gardai concerns. Fupp off Garda, yet again you’ve overreached yourself and your sense of power on social media.

    “In response to queries from this newspaper a garda spokesman said that social media was not the appropriate forum for deciding whether or not someone was guilty of any offence. “While we do use our social-media accounts to highlight incidents and promote road safety we take steps to ensure that the people involved cannot be identified,” he said.

    It is understood that the force believes that drivers may be identified by members of the public familiar with their vehicle. It is also understood to have concerns that it could be implicated in potential defamation proceedings by being tagged in the videos if the driver is cleared of any wrongdoing.”

    1. SOQ

      Yeah that’s a fair point but it does not fall under the remit of data protection.

      GDPR is a complicated and untested law so we are all still scratching our heads as to what it means.

      Meanwhile everyone and their granny is selling some sort of solution, most of which being of no relevance.

      1. Listrade

        In fairness, GDPR isn’t that complicated. It’s the old Data Protection rules after a few months at the Gym and on protein shakes.

        As you said, there is no GDPR breach. Gathering “personal data” by a person in the course of a purely personal or household activity is not covered by GDPR. It means that dashcams, household cctv, gopros, etc are not covered by GDPR. It’s an exemption that means I don’t need to have a GDPR policy and advise all my friends of how I store their contact details and birthday reminders.

        The Guards are talking sh*te.

        It may be an issue of right to privacy under the constitution, but if I recall correctly that tends to be regarding a freedom from monitoring and snooping by the state, not acting like a d*ckhead while driving.

        1. Cian

          Gathering “personal data” by a person in the course of a purely personal or household activity is not covered by GDPR. ” This is true.

          It means that dashcams, household cctv, gopros, etc are not covered by GDPR. ” This is not strictly true. If you have a dashcam, and you use it for “personal or household” reasons – then, yes, it is outside GDPR. But if you decide to publish the video (twitter/facebook/whatever) then it is no longer covered by “personal or household” so GDPR does apply.

          1. SOQ

            The main area not tested is the impact on the person who’s information has been divulged. The recent Luas hack for example was very minor as it did not divulge any information of significance but let’s say it was a list of people who had a medical condition that they wished to keep private?

            No fines have been imposed as yet but more importantly, no cases have been taken against an individual or company for what amounts to negligence. Although, I believe there is a few in the pipeline.

          2. Listrade

            Use of the dashcam for personal use is exempt, this means that how the data is stored and processed and used is also exempt. GDPR does not apply to that data.

  7. Eoin

    Oh dear, the Tory ex-minister who’s the chairman of the company which owns the Limerick aluminum plant told RTE yesterday “To all of those people at the plant that are worried today I think they can breathe a huge sigh of relief and their future is in good hands.”

    However, Simon Coveney is saying the govt will continue to engage with US Treasury to prevent the reintroduction of sanctions.

    It seems bizarre and incredible the US would accept a situation whereby Oleg Deripaska (which it continues to sanction personally and accuses of the most serious crimes) has reduced his stake in the company from 70% to 35%. That’s not a natural position for a democratic government to adopt. Would they accept that state of affairs if it were Maduro, Escobar or Hussein holding a 35% stake in Rusal?

  8. Eoin

    The Irish/English travellers now have an agent and they want £10k+ if you want to hear about their side of the story (cases of mistaken identity, they’re the victims, treated like animals, only pleaded guilty to theft to avoid jail). They’re also consulting their solicitors.

    Meanwhile, NZ media says the police there have issued an arrest warrant after one of the family who is accused of assault “absconded while on bail” and didn’t turn up to a court hearing yesterday.

  9. Eoin

    Heartbreaking the loss of life in Donegal. So young with everything ahead of them.

    What is it about that county when it comes to huge loss of life in individual accidents?

    1. Frilly Keane

      I know
      Tis terrible

      The only thing I can think of to try and make sense of it is
      That young fellas
      And girls too
      Think this sorta tragedy would never happen to them

    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      Tragic story, RIP. The cause of the crash is undetermined – could have been weather, technical fault or anything.
      But Donegal is well known for its dangerous driving culture – Rosita Boland did a feature on this not so long ago, in response to the amount of casualties among the 18-25 age group. Socially, they can only get around by car, there’s an ownership pride of high performance cars, there are long waiting lists for driving tests, plus the county has the highest rate of drink-driving offences. They even use silencer pins to avoid wearing seat belts. It’s a big problem, and the victims are sadly just growing in numbers.

      1. SOQ

        You omitted to mention what is widely regraded as the main reason, the roads are like something out of the third world.

        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          I’ve lived in the ‘third world’ (developing country) and they’re nowhere near as bad.

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