54 thoughts on “Save Yourselves

    1. Janet, I ate my avatar

      didn’t they get caught out with a pic they forgot to Photoshop off all the clips on a dress making it looked like it fit recently ?

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      1. edalicious

        That’s done in literally every clothing photo shoot ever so I dunno if you’d call that “caught out”.

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  1. bisted

    …yawn…please make it stop…no deal came of the table a long time ago…but that doesn’t sell newspapers…

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  2. Ron

    Surely the dignity of the Irish electorate is worth more than voting for this faeces show..

    Ya can’t fix stupid and as long as the dimmer than Varadkar voter continues to allow themselves be conned, lied to, and manipulated by inept, incompetent, incapable troglodytes that have formed the most dysfunctional freak show Government this state has ever had.

    Everyone continue eating your 99’s and for God’s sake make sure you are up to date on everything Maura from Ballymahon is doing on Love Island. That’s the important issues for the Irish voter

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  3. GiggidyGoo

    And this was supposed to be an update of the ‘Contingency “Plan”‘
    Not that we had any details of such a plan in the first place, there are no details now even.
    What a shower of clowns.

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      1. GiggidyGoo

        Part of their election promise I believe that they wouldn’t take their seats. But congratulations on an attempted ‘look over there’

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        1. Rosette of Sirius

          Ah yes. The thematic binary between principle and material reality…. And when the smash into each other, usually ends up with dramatic and potentially devastating consequences.

          A principle is a principle after all and damn the future to hell.

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  4. postmanpat

    Save your money boys and girls , (I’m lookin at you Stevie Wonder €130 ticket buying , PA system criticizing audiophiles) its going to be a bumpy ride. There’s going to be a lot of stressed out chubby SUV driving dorks on the road in a few months when the PCP deal they took (to look “cool” driving a stupid fuel guzzling SUV in the city) comes to bite them in the bum.

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    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      + 1. Bring us limited foodstuffs every season but from our soil. With no nasty sprays upon them. With home-grown herbs to kick flavour right up the tubor. And we want it all mis-shaped and wonky, as nature often is. As naked as the day it was born with no plastic wrapping.

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    1. Charger Salmons

      The UK acts as a bridge between Ireland and Europe.
      It’s quicker and cheaper to drive stuff through there than sail it to Europe.
      Apparently the Peacock Taoiseach has only just realised this.
      It’s at times like this I yearn for ReprO’Bertie to come up with all his old predictions about the UK falling in behind the backstop and Leo being carried shoulder high around Brussels by Tusk and Barnier.
      Good times.

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    2. The Old Boy

      It’s the term of art for getting between Ireland and the continent by sailing to Britain and then driving to a Channel port or the Eurotunnel to cross, thus Britain is used as a “land bridge” for most of the journey.

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    3. Spaghetti Hoop

      A country that provides the road for freight as opposed to sea. With Irish goods using the landbridge of a country not in the Union, customs and tarriffs would apply – hence Ireland has adopted sea-based routes and avoided the landbridge for the past year or so. Britain was the landbridge for Ireland’s freight for years. Roro cargo now goes directly from Dublin to Zeebrugge and Rotterdam via the so-called Brexit-buster ships.

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      1. Charger Salmons

        Really ?
        Ireland’s entire road freight network has avoided the UK for the past year and travelled by sea direct to Europe ?
        Do tell us more about this.
        I’m intrigued how these 150,000 trucks a year are using this armada of Brexit-busting ships.
        Take your time now ….

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        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          I did not say the “entire road freight” – you slithery dumb bladderwrack of a man. I said that Ireland has been using sea-based routes to Europe for a year or so now. The first Brexit-buster ship was launched in April 2018 and the most recent one last March. Both are roro and travel from Dublin to either Zeebrugge or Rotterdam, completely bypassing Britain. Currently, two and half times more goods already move on direct routes from Dublin than via the UK landbridge, and that is expected to rise by 2019 figures. The addition of new berths at Alexander Basin and the expansion and modernisation of Dublin Port is testament to this, it’s not for the benefit of passengers and the teary Irish emigrants going back to their dull dreary lives in Britain buying sofas and life insurance.

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  5. eoin

    “Dublin house prices to collapse by an average of €120,000 [35% of €350,000]”

    That, or something similar should be the headline. But FG won’t thank you for saying it. In fact, they’d prefer for you to go away and commit suicide.

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    1. Mr.Fart

      im lookin to buy, should i wait til post-brexit? i think it’ll still be hard, like prices might drop, but then people won’t sell beause they wont get as much, and those who sell will be bought by investment funds coz they know when everything settles down theyll be sitting on goldmines. so it might be even harder to buy a house post-brexit. what do you reckon?

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      1. eoin

        I think you should have access to better information so that you can weigh up your options. A no deal Brexit will have an impact on property prices, in the UK they predict a collapse of up to 35%. In Ireland, there’s no such estimating being publicised by the FG govt even though the dogs in the street know there would be a negative effect.

        FG has this info, they’re just not sharing with you so that you can make an informed decision for your own circumstances. That’s what I’m saying.

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        1. Mr.Fart

          do you think they have this information? maybe if someone else compiled it, but if it was down to FG I’d imagine they just didn’t do it. Most of their littany of errors are down to inaction. they just don’t do work.

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          1. eoin

            Do I think the Dept of Finance has produced projections of the impact of a no deal Brexit on GDP and employment but stopped at that and didn’t look at the impact on property prices? Seriously?

            Of course FG have the projections but just like they didn’t want to scare the horses with talk of border infrastructure last January, they don’t want to add to the jitters in the residential market.

          2. Mr.Fart

            Mille: yep. seems my off colour jokes were enough to have me struck off the register. . . and onto a seperate register altogether! ho ho, no, just another joke there. But yea I got struck off. Bodger warned me in fairness.

            Eoin: so do ya reckon i should wait for brexit before i buy?

          3. Spaghetti Hoop

            Oh so it’s MR. Fart now? Hmm. Medical Council somewhat alarmed by your fantasy patient-raping?

    2. Spaghetti Hoop

      Already seeing it. My place has dropped €20k in value since the brits missed their 29th March deadline. Great for some, not great for others.

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      1. Mr.Fart

        20k is a drop alright. i dont really understand it, like should i buy now or wait til brexit? maybe brexit will hit and no one will sell, and then im scunnered. yea im regular ol mister fart now. got struck off for my crude jokes yesterday. lesson learnt. . . . for now.

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        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          I would buy now (if I wasn’t selling). Lenders are offering very nice cash-back deals plus prices are dropping in Dublin. Get familiar with the property price register for when you’re ready to make an offer. Always under the asking price. People don’t just sell up for money.

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          1. Mr.Fart

            interesting. ok, thanks so much for the advice. some things i didnt think of at all there. cheers!

  6. Murtles

    Brexit is just another excuse for the gravy train riders in the Dail to add more taxes to the average Joe Soap under the guise of this fear mongering. Twas the same with the USC years ago which was mean to be temporary but now is going nowhere. Come the next budget you’ll see a Brexit tax on your payslips to help out the coffers and their expenses .

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  7. Charger Salmons

    @alhabettispaghetti

    You’re talking out of your backside.
    80% of Ireland’s road freight to Europe goes through the UK.
    If you think 375,000 trucks travel from Dublin to Europe on two ships you’re deluding yourself.
    It takes 12 hours to drive a truck from Dublin to Europe.
    The Dublin to Rotterdam ferry takes two days.
    Stop making a botty of yourself.

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    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      I’m not and you know it. Look up the statistics yourself. Search for ‘Ireland roro cargo to Europe’ – maybe get a young relative to help you type.

      Why would Irish hauliers enter British ports and be met with delays and tarrifs? I think the last 1-2 years have shown that the landbridge is no longer necessary for our exports and imports. The people and associations in this industry are survivors – they won’t let some imperial notions and up-their-arse British government halt or hamper their business.

      Why are you so precious about the soon defunct landbridge? You a wee customs man in Holyhead worrying about the mortgage on your mobile home?

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        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          That was the state of play in April 2018.

          And around the time that Ireland’s freight shippers started averting the British land bridge and investing millions into their fleet. If you knew anything about supply chains and shipping, you would know that there are different categories for goods based on weight, hazard, perishability, fragility and how quickly they are required. Kind of dictates whether they are slow or fast-moving goods.I can tell you a lot of goods are sweeping their way around Lands End right now and that’s only going to increase. Now run along. My day is worthy of better pursuits.

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        2. Increasing Displacement

          So by your math Charger 125,000+ trucks (containers) are going on those 2 ships every year.
          Seems like most of the 150,000 you mention going through Britain are in them now instead no? Or am I missing something?

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