64 thoughts on “De Tuesday Papers

  1. Slightly Bemused

    While the reason is a tragedy, I must admit that I am enjoying the foreign press pages today. Good in a sad way to see how the French in particular are reporting this. Thanks for sharing them.

    I for one would enjoy seeing more foreign papers in this section when relevant, always assuming the BS team have the time.

  2. No Teeth Keith

    Apparently investigators have discovered that Esmerelda was ironing Quasimodo’s shirt on her wok but she left the gas ring on.
    Dry your eyes mates – it’s just a building.

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      Says the same mind of people that tore down half of Georgian Dublin, bombed the Buddha’s of Bamiyan and threw paint over the stone at the hill of Tara. Congratulations I know you’re just a troll but even your bridge has a provinance….

      1. eoin

        Commiserations Janet, your passion and loss are palpable, so many French have an emotional affinity for Notre Dame, the coeur of their country. Small comfort that the stone base is intact and artefacts were saved, and the French are already coming forward to pay for a restoration from their own pockets. It can’t be the same of course and there is an irreplaceable loss, but I hope in some ways the restoration will be better.

          1. bisted

            …what eoin said Janet…was just thinking how lucky we are to have our own resident parisienne to make some sense of this tragedy…

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      a lack of education is never superficial, it may even be the origin of your other problems, that and being unable to see wider perspectives than your own, courage

      1. GiggidyGoo

        My, Janet. Do you have problems yourself that compel you to attack the person each time a comment is made that you don’t agree with?

        1. Janet, I ate my avatar

          yeah I’m so well known for attacking everyone on here, got a right name for myself, I barely sleep at night….the guilt…soooo heavy now
          have a good day you hypocrite, I’m not getting drawn in to rolling in your internet dirt bath

          1. GiggidyGoo

            Oh nice there Janet. You Can give it but can’t take it obviously, and your default is to attack in the manner you’ve been noted for.
            I asked you a simple question- and rather than answer it you go off on a rant. Well Clap Clap! Sure aren’t you great altogether? A bit hypocritical there yourself?

          2. GiggidyGoo

            So, Janet, a two word comment ‘White Noise’ you reckon consolidates something for your previous posts? Empty vessels make most noise.

          3. Janet, I ate my avatar

            you’ll need to stop speaking out of your bum if you want me to to listen
            shouldn’t have answered you in the first place…

          4. GiggidyGoo

            Why are you running away Janet? Your replies just don’t cut it. You have a habit of calling people who post here names, referring to their standard of education (which you wouldn’t be knowledgeable about) etc and post drivel then when called out.

          5. SOQ

            So someone has an emotional opinion on a subject and you bully them off the site is it Giggidy? Not everyone is trying to score points, not everyone has a dysfunctional need to prove themselves better, grow up you juvenile retrograde.

        2. millie st murderlark

          I’d say she’s entitled to meet the pig ignorance of fools like Roger with her own opinion. Compassion and understanding at a time like this, perhaps, and not the snide comments that you’re just so fond of.

          1. GiggidyGoo

            Sure Mildred. I don’t agree with what Roger wrote, but her opinion was on Roger and not so much on his post. Same as her answer to my post. Do you think her comments are not snide? What’s your definition of snide?

          2. Rep

            Yeah, in this exchange between you, Janet and Roger, Janet is the only one that is coming out of it well.

          3. GiggidyGoo

            Papi /Rep.
            I asked a very simple question of Janet. You’ve seen the replies. Did she answer the question she was asked?
            If you both think so, then that explains a lot.

          4. Rep

            Why did you feel the need to ask the question of her? Why should she respond in a way you deem fit to a question she does not deem worthy? Why are you acting all holier-than-thou when you are known to liberally throw insults around here to people whose opinions you do not agree with?

          5. GiggidyGoo

            The need to ask her was that she made a similar type attack on me yesterday. On that one I thought it was a one off. So today, as she commented on the poster again rather than the post, I asked her. Basically as to decide whether I’d engage with her on any new articles here.
            From her attitude and replies, she’s not worth it.

            So, provide the examples of the insults I throw around ‘liberally’ you refer to.

          6. Janet, I ate my avatar

            ah I see I hurt your feelings
            if I called you out on some nonsense please remember that the problem with text is that you can read it in any tone you please, usually the tone you read it in says more about the reader than someone whom you have never met and can only guess at,
            if it helps I have a fairly deadpan neutral delivery, nothing to get excited about,
            also I’m rarely on here and believe it or not don’t have a rep for name calling on a regular basis,
            you do seem to get shirty regularly though but I’m sure Roger is grateful for your galant défense,

          7. GiggidyGoo

            And yet, you still avoid it. So how would you read, as above, hypocrite. Does it say more about the writer or the reader? Did you mean something else? Or how would you expect it to be taken?

            You see, you’re attacking people who post here in as personal a way as is possible on a discussion facility such as this. The retreating to ‘ah well it’s the way you read into it’ line doesn’t hack it. Nor does the ‘did I hurt your feelings’ line.

          8. Janet, I ate my avatar

            I guess we will just agree to disagree Giddy, as the first person to feel I have attacked them personally I’ll be sure to ignore you in future and I invite you to do the same, that way we will both be happy
            either way it’s a bit of a bore now

          9. GiggidyGoo

            Yep, Janet. When you run out of road, and don’t address the questions, it’s the ‘we will have to agree to disagree’ line. I’m sure you can describe that trait adequately in your own words.

          10. Janet, I ate my avatar

            I addressed all your questions, you just don’t like the answers, you are impossible to be frank, sensationalist and petty, you have had enough of my energy now, but I did have the day off and I was… entertained..mildly, this is where are paths shall part

          11. GiggidyGoo

            No Janet. You ran as far away as you could from answering what I asked. Maybe you answered questions that you would like to have been asked. But not what I asked.
            Yes Janet, and other ‘out’ line for finish. Glad you were amused. Enjoy your next day off.

          1. GiggidyGoo

            Depends on your own idea of straight. The other part of your comment made more sense though.

  3. SOQ

    Gemma O’Doherty @gemmaod1

    This is devastating. One of the most iconic symbols of Europe in flames tonight. How many Catholic churches will have to burn before the people of our continent stand up? You are watching the end of our civilisation. Those who continue to stay silent are complicit. #NotreDame

    Was it a full moon last night? Accidents happen, that is why we have fire alarms in our homes. Unless you want to blame the Muslims for them too.

  4. GiggidyGoo

    I see those lovers of kicking people when they’re down, FG, have now fired the first shot in tinkering with the Fare Deal system. Guess what the proposal will be in a few months? Yep, increase the take from peoples property / savings / pensions. Or take the lot ( which would be the preferred option of Noonan’s trainees)

    1. dav

      bluchirts have a burning hatred of those who require help from the state, they feel that those people are to balme for their own misfortune and should be punished

  5. eoin

    Does anyone remember those halcyon days of 2014 when the then Garda Commissioner, Martin Callinan told an Oireachtas committee that, out of a force of 13,000, there were just two malcontents?

    These days, there seems to be a malcontent coming out of the woodwork daily. Today, Mick Clifford in the Examier reports it’s a Garda member calling for an inquiry into a criminal investigation of her sick notes, the sick notes were produced by her doctor brother but were signed by other doctors in the same practice. There was a criminal trial in which the Garda was accused of producing fraudulent documents, the trial collapsed last month after the Judge ruled the Gardai had unlawfully seized the sick notes, and that they should have had a warrant for the seizure; the trial also heard from medical experts it isn’t unusual for doctors in the same practice to sign sick notes produced by fellow doctors.

    A month before the Garda was arrested, she made a complaint of bullying against the Sergeant who triggered the criminal complaint.

    It’s not Serpico-level scandal but shows the Gardai are not the happy campers sometimes portrayed and they have the same HR, bullying and personnel issues as elsewhere; it also shows Gardai need education in when they can seize evidence.

  6. eoin

    Good news for Bertie Ahern and his Ecne Consulting

    The Times Ireland reports “Bertie Ahern has been appointed honorary professor of peace studies at Queen’s University in Belfast, 21 years after the Good Friday agreement was signed.The former taoiseach will take up the role at the Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice. It will involve giving workshops and masterclasses with students and taking part in university events.”

    How much will Bertie earn from his new role? Who knows, we won’t because Ecne, being an unlimited company, doesn’t publish public accounts. Cute honorary professor.

  7. eoin

    Fair play to the pharma company and its “influencers” into blackmailing politicians into getting involved in the approval of a cancer drug. The drug is available in the private healthcare sector (how much are they paying for it, we don’t know but I’d bet it’s a big discount to what they’re seeking from the public system) and politicians are being pressed to make it available in the far bigger and far more lucrative public healthcare sector.

    Hasn’t the same drug been assessed by the UK organisation which judges cost/effectiveness for the NHS, they decided not to pay for it on the public system either because it’s too expensive.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/20/breast-cancer-drug-rejected-despite-doubling-in-tumour-destructi/

  8. Charlie

    Fire damage to a Catholic Church in Paris and the outpouring of sadness and dismay displayed by those who condemn and crucify the Catholic Church at every opportunity. Nowt as quare as folk.

    1. kellMA

      To be fair, Charlie, this has v little to do with its purpose as a house of religion but more as a beautiful piece of historical architecture. Personally I couldnt give a fiddlers about it being an RC church, having no personal use for that. However it is sad to see such a wonderful building be destroyed. There are many beautiful churches. You dont have to be bowing and scraping to the lord to appreciate the lovely architecture.

    2. Janet, I ate my avatar

      The state owns this particular site of heritage, and they want to stop teaching history in schools ?

    3. Nigel

      Because there is no purifying fire that would burn away what is bad in us that wouldn’t also burn what is good.

    4. Slightly Bemused

      The Al-Asqa Mosque in Jerusalem also suffered a fire at the same time last night. Seems it may have been deliberately set by children playing, if not with intent to damage. Thankfully little damage to another site of both religious and historical significance.

      Got little attention due to the Notre Dame fire, but worth noting that it did happen.

  9. Clampers Outside!

    Writer of Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, “John Boyne, in a recent Irish Times article entitled Why I support trans rights but reject the word ‘cis’, states that he doesn’t consider himself a cis man.” …and has been bullied of Twitter, by these so-called trans activists for his rejection of the label.

    Nigel must be delighted with the win for intersectionality and regressive ideology.

    Well done :/
    s/

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/whether-john-boyne-likes-it-or-not-he-is-a-cis-man-with-cis-privilege-1.3860808?mode=amp

    1. Rob_G

      Ara Clampers would you give it a rest – the day is fine, we are still young(ish) and in good health, etc…

  10. Junkface

    I’m glad to see that Notre Dame was not destroyed as so many newspapers reported. The damage was very bad but it can be rebuilt, the original stone walls are still standing and most of the interior has survived. Its horrible to see any historic landmarks go up in flames. How the hell did it happen?

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