37 thoughts on “De Friday Papers

  1. Kill Frill

    Swap out the We’ll for I’ll
    ….watch you crack

    sum’ting I’m in receipt ov’ meself fairly recently
    Not from any of the Tipp crowd now
    TBF like
    Although they’re too busy still doing a lap ov’ honour with their 13 points

      1. Kill Frill

        Following Cleb Bake Off alright
        (Stand Up 2 Cancer)
        Tis Brilliant
        Russell Brand was great
        But then I’m a huge fan
        An’ yer man Ryland was a treat
        Handy baker too

        Definitely the best season of Cleb BO yet
        Shur’ that’s how it goes

        1. Johnny

          Going watch it over weekend and catch up-heard it’s brillant,your great column and my FOMO started me watching that show.

        2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          Started making it. Had a breakdown. Bon appetit!
          James Acaster was hilarious. I’m really enjoying it this year. Sandy and Noel are a joy.

  2. Catherine costelloe

    Mind boggling that head of police missing children in Portugal at time of Madeleine McCann disappearance is on trial for leading crime mafia gang. No wonder Scotland Yard still there – 11-75 million investigation to date. Good work!

    1. dav

      the poor girl is long dead, would probably be alive if her parents forked out for a babysitter..

        1. dav

          I’ve never commented on the death of Madeleine McCann before, so your ill advised ad hominem appears pretty foolish.

  3. Mickey Twopints

    Anyone else planning to visit their local mosque today? Those Nazi bastards can never be allowed to win.

  4. eoin

    So, the choice for the Brits in seeking an extension is

    (1) ratify the current draft deal and the EU will give the Brits a short extension (until June 2019) to implement the draft agreement

    (2) seek a 2-year extension so that, in that time, the UK can re-examine its strategic red lines and change them and seek to negotiate an agreement with the EU based on the revised red lines.

    If it’s (2) which is likely, then there will be civil unrest in the UK because Brexiteers will feel that it shouldn’t take nearly 5 years to put into effect their vote in June 2016.

  5. eoin

    I must have missed it in the papers. Figures from the CSO yesterday show house prices are falling by over €1,000 a month, with prices in Dublin falling €5,000 a month. Surely, the Irish Times wouldn’t hide that sort of info just to protect its MyHome.ie business (PS, according to the Irish Times, Dublin 8 narrowest “cottage”, really a single storey terraced tenement, is on sale for ONLY €295,000 PPS, it will be worth half that after a price correction and crash).

  6. eoin

    The family of the Bloody Sunday victims will never see justice. The Examiner reports that the comments by the UK defence minister Gavin Williamson, firmly supporting the armed forces and ignoring the victims, may have jeopardised any trial. The Examiner reports that a solicitor for one of the families is accusing the defence minister of being in contempt of court.
    The Northern Ireland minister Karen Bradley said the day before she was going to extend amnesty legislation that applies 1973-1998 to 1972, and that, for the first time, soldiers would enjoy the same 2-year max sentence for crimes during the conflict as the paramilitaries.

    1. Giggidygoo

      You’ll probably find that Soldier F, or whatever he’s known by these days, is on a life support machine or hasn’t too much longer to live anyway, thus the british avoiding any trial.

      Were any of our journalists up to asking Varadkar about it? Doesn’t look like it. Maybe it’s in some byline somewhere.

  7. Starina

    the London Times – jeepers, that’s the first real smile i’ve ever seen on Trump’s face.

  8. eoin

    WTF can you get opiates over the counter from a pharmacist in Ireland without a doctor’s prescription?
    USA, Australia and many European countries have restricted “Codeine” so that you can only get it with a prescription from a GP. Not so in Ireland, and guess what

    “Ireland on the verge of a codeine addiction epidemic, Irish Medical Journal warns”

        1. Bertie Blenkinsop

          Would certainly be easier than my current method of frequenting a different chemists every week…..

        2. millie st murderlark

          Are they any good? I’ve heard mixed reports but they seem like such a good idea

    1. Starina

      you can’t just grab a box of codeine. You have to explain to the pharmacist that you’ve tried other types of analgesic and they’re insufficient for your pain. It means you do have to hit different pharmacists each time if you need a fresh box of solpadeine every day.

    2. Rep

      “can you get opiates over the counter from a pharmacist in Ireland without a doctor’s prescription?”

      And of the plus or extra strong mild painkillers have codeine in them. You get asked quite a lot of questions from the pharmacist now who generally tend to try and steer you away from them unless you have a good excuse.

      Know a pharmacist who said up to introducing that the same people would be coming in each day looking for a pack. Madness.

    3. The Old Boy

      Here in the UK you can still buy Solpadeine Max over the counter without having to explain yourself to a pharmacist, which always strikes me as slightly mad.

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        Come home, Old Boy. If for that reason alone: it would lead to great conversations.

        1. The Old Boy

          You make me sound like Michael Harding, squeezing a column in the Irish Times out of the conversation I had with some young pharmacist while negotiating the purchase of Solpadeine for a hangover the size of Wales.

          1. Nigel

            ‘And as we haggled like sound middle-class antagonists over our expensive drugs, outside a rich woman hurrying to donate money to a foreign cause tripped over the legs of a traveller beggar boy. Ah sure aren’t we grand?’

          1. Bertie Blenkinsop

            You’re right, don’t have the same warm fuzzy feeling ability though for some reason…

      1. Johnny

        No idea why it ended up on your mob hit post Eoin-not in front the house or the family in the outer boroughs-that’s just not how’s it’s done-worked as a bouncer/doorman in Little Italy,every fooping Bridge and Tunnel dope claimed to be ‘connected’,almost as bad at the wannabes,criminals and losers claiming IRA connections in Dublin……

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