41 thoughts on “De Sunday Papers

  1. eoin

    Have to laugh at the Sunday Times and their online promotion as if they just uncovered Watergate at the FAI. What was probably a disgruntled former employee in accounts giving them a few snippets about John Delaney and all of a sudden Mark Tighe is Woodward/Bernstein combined. And the Sunday Times backed him up in the High Court in what is likely to be the briefest of legal set-tos in that complex this year. Big whoop.

    As things stand, at the end of the day, the FAI is an organisation flying by the seat of its pants; on top of the €360k that everyone knew about, it paid €36k in rent and John Delaney runs up €40k credit card bills in six months. There is a question mark over the €60k paid to Delaney’s then girlfriend. But, at the end of the day, there’s no evidence at all that taxpayer funding has been inappropriately used.

    And that’s it.And if the organisation is flying by the seat of its pants, then the disgruntled source should have bucketloads of scandal to spill, but it all seems to be concentrated on John Delaney.

    As for the “thousands” supposedly buying Sunday Times subscriptions, the audited figures for newspaper circulation for March 2019 show an average of just 65,235 copies being sold at full price each week, down around 10% on the previous year. Maybe the “thousands” are switching their newspaper purchase (€3 a week on Sunday plus €2 a day for the Times) to the €1.06 a week all-in digital offer. Big whoop.

    Ball of smoke and there’s next to fupp all in this week’s Sunday Times, much like the daily Times for the past six days.

    1. rotide

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  2. Peter Dempsey

    People dislike Mark Tighe simply because he dared to ask questions of the SD candidate Ellie Kisyombe

  3. eoin

    Trump might or might not be coming to Doonbeg (only) for a night in June reports the Mail, full story

    https://extra.ie/2019/04/28/news/irish-news/donald-trump-irish-visit

    “At the moment he is only going to fly to Shannon in Air Force One and then stay for one night in Doonbeg” said a Government source. ‘We understand that the Taoiseach will travel to Co. Clare to meet the president. There is precedent for that.’”

    Maybe Leo can sort out a few planning issues while he’s down there. Maybe bring a bucket and sponge too and he can give the auld limos a wash.

    1. sala

      I honestly think trump will not arrive
      Why should he with the troupe that visited last week just when that poor girl was murdered by thugs
      I honestly think by referring to drug dealers to dissident republican’s paint them as republican’s that have not signed up to a peace accord
      It sort of gives Them a pedigree in their eyes

      These are murdering thugs not political martyrs and must be portrayed as such

  4. eoin

    Just days after the buy-to-rent mortgage business Dilosk (ICS Mortgages, you’ll hear them advertising a lot on RTE radio) issued more residential mortgage backed securities, it is warning that the no consent, no sale bill that’s making its way through the Dail will undermine its business. I mean, a non-traditional mortgage lender is packaging up its mortgages and selling bonds off the back at what might be the peak of the Irish property market, what could go wrong. Can someone check they’re not too big to fail.

    1. sala

      As the property values have increased its time to cash in lads and remove the caretakers from these homes
      They will be turned around pretty sharpish

  5. eoin

    A blast from the past on the front page of the Telegraph, police to re-open investigation of killing of MP Airey Neave by the INLA 40 years ago. Squeaky bum time in some British Labour party household….

    1. Rob_G

      Do you reckon Met Eireann and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce were in on this hit together as well, eoin?

  6. Tommy Bohan

    Both the Irish Daily Mail & Irish Mail on Sunday have gone beyond a joke as regards supporting Irish writers.They constantly use British contributors e.g. Monty Don for gardening articles. If they claim to be an Irish publication then they should use much more Irish contributors. Both their sales have collapsed in the last 2 years, IMoS down from over 100k to under 60k, and IDM down to 27k from 50k, and I’m not surprised with their policy stated above. Plus they charge a premium price.

  7. johnny

    Lots noise around ‘weed/marijuana/cannabis’,most of it like the recent piece in IT is junk, its a real business and is attracting big business,with BigAg and Big Pharma investing in the space.This is a recent policy paper on the ‘rec’ or adult use market in NY.
    Looks like pro business FG is happy to have the Germans own the space in the EU,Irealnd will be sitting out the birth and growth of the European cannabis business.With its young international workforce,hospitable and friendly reputation,Ireland has it all to be a major player in multi billion dollar EU cannabis industry.

    “The New York State Department of Health estimated the marijuana market size to be between $1.7 and $3.5 billion.[2] Our analysis found that a $1.7 billion industry could generate a total economic output of $4.1 billion and total employment of 30,700. It could also attract hundreds of millions of dollars in capital investment shortly after legalization as investors pour in to take advantage of the new market. ”

    https://rockinst.org/issue-area/the-economic-impact-of-developing-the-adult-use-cannabis-industry-in-new-york/

  8. eoin

    Sindo reports Oisin Fanning made nearly €1m as a fixers fee in a Uruguay/Canada cannabis tie-up, both countries having legalised cannabis for both medical and recreational use.

    Sunday Times reports three Irish businesspeople are backing cannabis/hemp businesses in Ireland.

    1. johnny

      (shares Eoin in some funky Columbia weed co.)
      -the wholy grail is cost per gram, with a ‘belief’ that growing conditions along the equator are ideal/perfect/the second coming and as such ALL weed co’s need have SA growing op’s.
      -a alternative view is that weed/thc is just aspirin 2.0 which will be synthesized.

      ah good times south the border…

      “Mr. Fox is the Founder of Centro Fox, a non-profit foundation dedicated to serving communities in Mexico and Latin America. Through his various business and community interests, Mr. Fox has been highly vocal and is a well-respected advocate for the legalization of medical cannabis throughout the Latin American region”

      https://investors.khiron.ca/board-of-directors

      1. eoin

        Vincente Fox, couldn’t believe my eyes.

        How many tens of thousands have been killed in Mexico’s narco wars now? And Mexico is not all cocaine and Meth, the most gruesome killing of a DEA agent was after a raid on a cannabis plantation.

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      well I know I have passively smoked heavily (bars/clubs )in my youth, apparently it’s even worse for you

      1. SOQ

        Nobody is arguing that tobacco smoke is good for you Janet, including passive, although passive is definitely nowhere near a risk as actual.

        Something else is going on- if we go completely smoke free tomorrow and lung cancer rates keep rising, why this demographic?

    2. sala

      Maybe its due to the air we breath the chemicals we use to clean our homes

      What about heating fumes etc etc

      Cancer apparently will visit 50% of the population according to the usual health bulletins
      Ever wonder why?

  9. scottser

    I rarely give a monkeys about the Sunday Express but I really hope the Tories get their arses handed to them in local elections.

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