41 thoughts on “De Friday Papers

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      I was just discussing this the other day,
      when have the news is written to suit an agenda, when you become desensitized by reading it, when you feel overwhelmed into inaction, when you feel like you just swam in a dirty pond of voyeurism,
      surely there’s another way to get informed

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  1. SOQ

    Ok well the main thing I read from this glossy PR interview with Lorcan O’Connor- the new head of CIÉ, is that they are going to sell some of the vacant land around Hueson Station for redevelopment.

    CIÉ are claiming near bankruptcy and yet, they have extremely valuable swaths of land just sitting idle. Claiming some sort of Green or environmental credentials for doing what they should have done a long time ago is a bit- yeah whatever.

    It’s like when you are at college and you whinge to your mammy about having no money and she curtly tells you that you better look around and find a few things to sell- at least that’s what mine did, and she was right.

    https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/no-turning-back-new-ci%C3%A9-head-ready-to-get-dublin-moving-1.3915643

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    1. Andrew

      Or you could take the view that they are deciding to sell at the peak of the market, having missed the opportunity during the previous bubble.
      Hopefully any land sold will be used for housing.

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  2. GiggidyGoo

    Radical reform needed to hit emissions targets. Music to the Greens ears. Let’s see what radical reforms they suggest. Mmmmm
    Tax
    tax
    more tax

    How very clever.

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  3. eoin

    Another sewage leak from Ringsend which makes many south Dublin beaches unusable and creates an environment hazard for all.

    At least this time, they’re not calling it “activated sludge” or “urban waste water”. It’s pee and poo and in 2019, this sort of thing in the Republic of Ireland is not acceptable.

    Irish Water is responsible. The CEO of Irish Water is Liam O’Sullivan. The Department of Housing, Community and Local Government, under Eoghan Murphy, is primarily responsible for Irish Water (John Bruton in environment and Michael Ring in rural development also have an input)

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  4. eoin

    Most of the papers are leading with extracts from a European agency (who funds it, I don’t know, but have a sneaking suspicion it’s us) report on recreational drugs.

    http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/publications/11364/20191724_TDAT19001ENN_PDF.pdf

    Large numbers nearly 25% if I’m reading it right of those entering rehab primarily have cannabis problems.We’re #3 in Europe for opioid use. Across Europe, the war on drugs is being comprehensively lost.

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  5. eoin

    A year since Pete Taylor was shot and seriously injured in an attack on his boxing gym in Bray, he’s suing everyone, the Irish Times, the publishers of the Indo, Sindo, Herald and Sunday World, publishers of the Irish Mail and Mail on Sunday, the Sunday World journalist Nicola Tallant, the Mail journalist Ali Bracken. He’s even suing the Garda Commissioner.

    Last year, he was suing because he was unhappy with some of the reporting which followed the shooting at the gym. It’s not clear what he’s suing for in the past few days.

    Anyone want to hazard a guess as to Katie’s purse last weekend in NY? Her promoter was talking about “million dollar baby” and the Belgian opponent was in line for “a probable six-figure cheque”. Why so coy, aren’t these financial rewards usually well publicised? What’s the manager’s cut?

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    1. ReproBertie

      I don’t know how much Katie got for the fight but I hope it was more than enough to cover the costs of her training camp and leave her with a very healthy bank balance. I’m sure her manager was adequately looked after as well which is only fitting as he was the one who put in the work to make the fight and get it on the undercard of such a big event.

      Hopefully the rematch will earn them both even more, which it may well do if it’s on the undercard for Joshua Ruiz Jr II.

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  6. eoin

    Pope wants to change the “Our Father” prayer, specifically “lead us not into temptation” will say, if the Pope has his way, “do not let us fall into temptation”

    “It [the current wording] is not a good translation because it speaks of a God who induces temptation…I am the one who falls. It’s not him pushing me into temptation to then see how I have fallen…A father doesn’t do that; a father helps you to get up immediately. It’s Satan who leads us into temptation – that’s his department.”

    “Satan’s department”?

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    1. The Old Boy

      Does this apply to languages other than English? The pattern of the Lord’s Prayer has remained largely unchanged since the first Old English translations. The biggest change seems to have come with the Book of Common Prayer in 1549, where the words “debts” and “our debtors” in Matthew 6:12 were rendered as “trespasses” and “them that trespass against us”. The King James translation, on which the Book of Common Prayer was based, used “debts”, while “trespasses” was used by the older New Testament translation undertaken by William Tyndale in 1526.

      The 1929 edition of the Book of Common Prayer used the slightly modernised text that is now familiar to Catholics and Protestants alike. Late twentieth century modernisations, used in some Anglican churches, changed “trespasses” to “sins”.

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          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Apparently the original translation, from Greek (?), said “lead us not into temptation” so people are annoyed with his tinkering. I read this when I woke up this morning so am not sure of the deets.

  7. Rump

    The Times Ireland pushing the baseless conspiracy theory claiming that carbon dioxide is destroying the climate.

    If that’s the depth of their “reportage” no wonder they’re going out of business.

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  8. Bullsheeting the Bullsheeter

    The Times Ireland pushing the baseless conspiracy theory claiming that carbon dioxide is destroying the climate.

    If that’s the depth of their “reportage” no wonder they’re going out of business.

    In a similar vein Broadsheet silencing those who don’t subscribe to its agenda will be the action that destroys it.

    What are your traffic flows like since you went zero tolerance for wrongthink?

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  9. Bullsheeting the Bullsheeter

    Anybody who doesn’t buy into your the Globalisation agenda; ways and means.

    Why the delay in publishing the Rump comment? (Which lead to the bullsheter comment.)

    You tried to pull a similar stunt yesterday.

    Why not publish/delay publishing the second Rump comment?

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    1. Cian

      I’m not speaking for Broadsheet but they offer an anonymous public forum.

      I wouldn’t be surprised for them to have slightly different rules for the following:
      – known contributors
      – posts with rude words
      – someone posting multiple links
      – someone is posting for the first time
      – someone using a different name-to-email combination

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    2. The Great Wall of Gammon

      Dude. If you’ve learned anything with your time visiting BS you will have learned that BS and Bodger, more specifically is the antithesis of Globalisation….

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        1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

          Well I said “HAVE SOME MANNERS, DUDE!” at a cyclist who cut me off this morning. I was 100% correct.
          Case dismissed.

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          1. rotide

            Say what you like about the tenets of the 911 truther movement dude, at least its a philosphy

      1. ReproBertie

        I’d wonder how much of that is for show. There’s no point in her sitting back quietly and waiting for people to offer her a rematch. She has to kick up a stink to get people talking about it and to make the rematch more attractive.

        In other boxing news, Joe Ward has gone pro which is a blow to Ireland’s medal hopes for Tokyo.

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        1. Bertie Theodore Alphege Blenkinsop

          Disappointing that he dis it so close to the Olympics, he looks a real talent.

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