42 thoughts on “De Tuesday Papers

    1. Qwerty123

      Nah, it is suiting him very well this, he really is pro brexit and now he wont be blamed for the crap show over the next few years

    1. eoin

      Indeed, application lodged at the High Court yesterday against Village and its owner/editor/bottle washer Michael Smith.

      So, that’s three at the High Court. On the debit side, she’s being sued by David Grimes in the High Court and the estate of the late Sean McEniff in the Circuit Court.

    2. GiggidyGoo

      You posted that link yesterday.
      (Maybe the money is coming from her successful outcome with the Independent.)
      Anyway….

      Village Magazine trying its utmost to make itself relevant. It describes the counter protest at barrow street as good natured. Really? Did they not see the videos and the pictures of mr. 2-fingers?
      They were quite happy to put O’Doherty in print when it conformed to their own political outlook, and made them money, yet they lambaste her for having changed her direction. Well, clap clap.
      Gemma O’Doherty’s views may not be acceptable to all, but nevertheless, a media outlet that benefitted from her journalistic competencies now turning turk on her says a lot. Has Village magazine struck a balance in its own reporting? Who attacked the Gardai in Drogheda recently? Whatever happened to the Courtown boyos? Blanchardstown? Fake Taxi drivers?
      Has Village magazine done any investigative ‘journalism’ into the likes of those? No?
      No – the easy thing is to turn on someone, write a long piece of (basically) drivel to try attract readership, and ignore what’s actually going on in this country.
      They mention Gemma O Doherty and the photograph of Longford. A photo that was used already for another point by media.
      Yep, Village Magazine and the like like to megaphone their journalistic prowess, but are no better than the MSM which has its own agendas.

      1. some old unicorn

        Your friend Nazisaluteboy has been found apparently- if real then definitely not a plant.

        https://twitter.com/GaelicSS/

        He wants to transform Ireland into a National Socialist state, then invade London, arrest the Rothschilds etc.

        That’s nice- sure I’ll have another cup of tea first.

        1. GiggidyGoo

          Will you ever stop making a fool of yourself? You’ve presented a link to what exactly? ‘Anon’.? If you’re that gullible there isn’t much hope. If you’re not that gullible then why present this as some sort of proof of anything?

          1. some old unicorn

            Well he claims to him and has presented a picture of the clothes worn so it is only a matter of time before he is found in the real world too.

            The use of the word ‘accelerate ‘ is a very loaded far right term and has been used to justify violent attacks in the past- so let’s hope it is sooner rather than later.

          2. GiggidyGoo

            Some picture in all fairness – nothing like the clothes. If he’s so insistent, then (as there’s a photo in the public domain) why doesn’t he post a photo of himself in order to clarify whether he (or she?)is who he/she says he/she is?

          3. some old unicorn

            So this is a plant too eh? He will be found and that twitter account certainly fits the profile- so time will tell.

            EVERYTHING on the internet is traceable and you can be certain that by this stage the authorities know who he is- and that he is on a watch list. No matter what their privacy statements say, ALL the media platforms AND the telecommunication companies cooperate with the anti terrorist agencies- and Ireland is no different.

            Funny but there is a conspiracy theory that GO’D is a plant herself- *eyeroll*- well if she is, she’s doing a fine job of smoking them out.

      2. V

        Well someone should definitely take them out just for that Yellow alone

        Jesus, t’would boil your eyeballs

    3. eoin

      I have no idea about her finances, but taking a defamation claim in the High Court, backed by a Northern Ireland firm of solicitors, isn’t as expensive as you might think, especially at the early stages of the action.

      I am surprised though that this case was lodged on the Monday after the publication on Saturday. Normally, you’d have a letter before action demanding retraction, recompense etc. Wasn’t the publication that’s the subject of the claim only published on Saturday?

      Anyway, I’m sure it will all come out in the wash and best for it to do so before commenting here.

    1. Qwerty123

      Have another read, completely wrong as per usual, unless you think total assets = operations? Ireland has over twice the property plant and equipment of Netherlands and over 3 times that of Luxembourg. Implies more than brass plate operation there than here.

      Ireland has higher sales than those 2. Ireland has higher net income, or profits, than Luxembourg, lower than Netherlands, due to the lower value add these countries do to the assets held, in those countries.

  1. eoin

    11am today, the Central Statistics Office will publish its migration estimates for the year to April 2019. It’s expected there will have been the biggest inward migration in more than a decade as the economy grows, as the sheen comes off the UK and with an increase in international protection asylum seekers.

    Last week, the UK’s statistics agency qualified its migration estimates as there are concerns about measurements. I think the same concerns apply in Ireland and the figures from the CSO should be treated with caution.

    Will there be a grown-up conversation about immigration? That native women are producing an average of 1.8 children and the minimum replacement rate is 2.1. Who will pay for our pensions and services when we’re no longer working? Should there be incentives to encourage women to have more children a la Hungary? What type of immigration do we want? What services will we need to successfully absorb immigration? How will policies and information and statistics be communicated to citizens and how will they be consulted about policies? You’d think the brave media would address these questions. Never mind, here’s a right wig/left wing demagogue to fill the gap

    1. some old unicorn

      As I have said many times before- the majority of immigrants into Ireland are white Europeans and mainly from Catholic backgrounds. So if there is to be a debate about immigration then the whole racist/cultural difference thing should be stripped out it because it is a red herring. That some one may be of a different race or culture is in that context irrelevant because they are juggling the bills and the work and the kids in exactly the same way as the rest of us.

      Housing, health care and schools have not kept up with demand- it really is that simple. And yes it is partly the EU’s fault because it is impossible to plan when you don’t even know how many people are actually going to be the country. Not that the government should be let off the hook by any means of course.

  2. eoin

    The mostly useless waste of space that is the Road Safety Authority [is its chairman Liz O’Donnell chairman for life? is the reason no one challenges the RSA about its huge advertising that it is paid for out of driving licence fees etc so there’s no net cost] says the practice of learner drivers renewing temporary driving licences as “unacceptable”

    Isn’t this the RSA’s area of responsibility?

    I find it “unacceptable” that the RSA is spending millions each year without any scrutiny all because it is able to collect fees and licences and it deducts its costs from that income. And Liz O’Donnell should be shown the door in my opinion, she was a brazen political appointment.

          1. B9 Com From No

            it”s impossible to debate someone who doesn’t engage in any sort of factual debate

  3. eoin

    24 hours since RTE’s Audrey Carville revealed her personal experience of a train journey from Dublin to Belfast last weekend and the presence of the UK’s Border Force, supported by the PSNI at the Central Station in Belfast where they were checking documentation from some passengers.

    I think this is the first deployment of Border Force in Northern Ireland away from the Belfast International Airport. I also think the deployment is unlawful.

    Shame SF/SDLP/Alliance seem unaware or unconcerned about the deployment.

      1. some old unicorn

        Absolutely- and that is equally illegal. In fairness they may need to speak to people to identify if they are actually Irish or British but demanding identification is not the way to do it.

        A simple where are you from should be suffice.

        1. Cian

          A Garda is perfectly entitled to demand a passport (or equivalent documentation) from non-national adults.
          A bus coming from a different jurisdiction is a not unreasonable place to expect non-nationals.

          In this case, the guy was from NI, and when he talked to the Garda: “When he heard my accent and realised I was from the North, he said it was okay”.

          1. some old unicorn

            A Garda is perfectly entitled to demand a passport (or equivalent documentation) from non-national adults.

            If within the island of Ireland the police services demand photographic identification from Irish citizens then let them detain and hold until such is produced.

            Rock ‘n Roll dharling- more REAL legal actions than Gemma could ever possibly imagine.

  4. eoin

    43% yield (annual return) available on Denis O’Brien’s best quality Digicel bonds this morning, a record.

    “Please, please, puhrlease Richard Bruton, sign that €5 (five) billion National Broadband Plan now. You owe me, save me”

    The report by the Oireachtas communications committee should be published today. Its recommendation is to kick the NBP into touch and to investigate other options. The report is being strongly resisted by all three FG members of the committee (and I’d bet the Independent TD and convicted criminal Michael Lowry, of Moriarty Tribunal fame, but let’s see)

  5. eoin

    $572m fine on one US drugs company (which probably isn’t even the biggest supplier in the sector) for fuelling an opioid crisis in the US.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/health/oklahoma-opioids-johnson-and-johnson.html

    How would we go about fining Irish GPs for handing out opioids like smarties? We have our very own opioid crisis going on here, but it gets very little attention. Oh, and if you’re a middle-class woman in your 40s and 50s, you’re the prime candidate for prescribed opioids, at least that’s the US experience.

    1. edalicious

      In my experience, as someone who has been prescribed opioids recently, docs are reluctant to prescribe them and will give the minimum course they can. And rightly so; if I’d been prescribed a longer course of them, I would’ve been VERY happy to keep taking them.

  6. Johnny Green

    Presentations / Papers from recent Irish Hemp (CBD) conf, with the HPRA receiving 77 licence applications by July 2019 compared to 24 for the whole of 2018 and just seven in 2016. Total area under cultivation in Ireland is 373 hectares or just under a 1,000 acres-US its about 150,000 acres !
    I don’t ‘cover’ or really know all that much about Hemp/CBD you could probably argue that about weed as well, but personally I only take what’s know as full spectrum CBD-it includes fairly high levels THC.In my opinion the ‘magic’ is when THC/CBD are present, but its early days in this research area.

    https://www.teagasc.ie/publications/2019/premier-irish-industrial-hemp-conference-2019.php

    Ps-WaPo…..At least one camera in the hallway outside the cell where authorities say registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself earlier this month had footage that is unusable…:)

  7. eoin

    On the 40th anniversary of the killing by PIRA of Louis (Lord) Mountbatten, are we now able to assuredly label him a “paedo”? You can’t libel the dead (in general) and Louis isn’t around to challenge the reports and claims over the past couple of years. The claims from the troubled Village magazine might be highly questionable but what about the Daily Mail.

    “Lord Mountbatten ‘was a homosexual with a lust for young boys’ claims secret FBI dossier”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7368429/Lord-Mountbatten-homosexual-perversion-young-boys-according-FBI-dossier.html

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