73 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Papers

  1. Tea And Brexits

    Great picture on the front of the FT! Ireland front page news. Delighted when my butler ironed my daily copy and brought it to me on the brekkie tray along with the …

  2. Steph Pinker

    There’s a great photo of a Darwin Award contender on the front page of the IT who was walking on Dalkey Pier during Storm Brendan.

    Obviously the family brain cell was rented out at the time.

      1. Steph Pinker

        It was Coliemore Harbour with two photos in sequence; I imagine the unidentified individual must be mortified today – I hope he was ok though.

    1. Caroline. No.

      Will Big Ben bong?

      The sound will reverberate around your empty little baling twine head anyway

      1. GiggidyGoo

        Ah, Caroline. The babyish gurglings aren’t making sense yet. There there there. It’ll be alright. The big bad clock won’t do you any harm.
        Go back to sleep and wake up with a new name.
        Day day

        1. Caroline. No.

          You’re not blocking the city centre today then Farmer Brown? I expected to see you out and about with a bit of straw hanging out of your arse pocket

  3. :-Joe

    +100% but I wouldn’t give them credit for being intelligent and able enough to be solely responsible for engineering any kind of conspiracy… Just two halves of the same shiiiiite…. puppet representatives of the duopoly and illusion of democracy..

    Vote anything else and put some manners on this F-f/g establishment for private global corporate banking and shareholder financial interests party.

    Try something else at least once, It’s been a hundred years for F’s-sake… ye daft eejits..


  4. Caroline. No.

    UK firms in North could remain under EU rules, EC warns

    Where’s the absolute halfwit who was cheerleading Brexit?

    1. Charger Salmons

      ” EC warns ” …
      Two words which explain why Ireland was twice threatened into changing its mind on the Nice and Lisbon treaty votes and why it will always be little more than a play thing of Germany and France.
      If your default position in Europe is on your knees begging then expect to get shafted.
      Bank bailout anyone ?
      Fortunately Blighty is made of sterner stuff which is why we’re leaving in 11 days time.
      Good luck when they come after your corporate tax rate.They’ll be pushing against an open door.
      Heh, heh, heh.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        “Two words THAT explain..”
        it’s a restrictive clause, charger
        how many fupping times do we need to do this?

        1. Charger Salmons

          And how many times do I have to tell you off about not using capital letters and punctuation Brother ?
          Dom wouldn’t make such a schoolboy error …

          1. Brother Barnabas

            except it’s not an error; it’s an aesthetic preference – and dominic would appreciate that, actually. (as an aside, we share a love for mid-century british design as it happens. he has (or had) a cat called ebeneezer gomme, named after etc. it had a flaky skin condition, though, so i kept my distance)

        2. bisted

          …cheeky comma there, Barabas…the use of ‘which’ identifies the user as English, whereas, ‘that’ is an Americanism…or in your case…a dorty word…

          1. Brother Barnabas

            i know it’s only wednesday. bisted, but that might be the silliest comment of the week
            but let’s see what giggidy has up her sleeve before making any rash assessments

      2. Spaghetti Hoop

        1945: Britain borrows $4.34bn (approx. £30bn today) from US and Canada, finally repaying in 2006.
        1976: Britain’s financial crisis required largest IMF bailout to that date of $3.9 billion ($17.5 billion today).

        Bank bailout anyone?

    2. ReproBertie

      “UK firms in North could remain under EU rules, EC warns”

      How is that a warning when it’s exactly what the Teaboy Taoiseach signed up to and had voted through the British Dáil last week?

  5. GiggidyGoo

    Proof positive of RTEs bias. They cancel a Prime Time Investigates program on homelessness, and present us with one on Showbands. Shameless.

    1. Matt

      But.. but.. Showbands!

      (Does jazz hands)


      (Stops doing jazz hands, walks slowly away backwards)

      1. GiggidyGoo

        What type of person wouldn’t check if there was someone in the tent before using industrial machinery to remove it?

        1. dav

          Apparently is part o an on-going campaign to remove tents from the canal, I assume the roll on up when they think it’s quiet and speedily remove the tents before anybody tries to stop them. They only belong to the homeless so they don’t care.

          1. dav

            RTE reporter on morning Ireland was trying to claim they encouraged anti social behaviour, which ties in their editorial changes towards the homelessness crisis.

          2. Caroline. No.

            The canal bank is not a hostel – it is a public amenity for enjoyment by all.
            They shouldn’t be there in the first place.

          3. ReproBertie

            You’re right Caroline. They shouldn’t be there. They should be in proper accommodation but the Ireland we live in today can find €2million for a printer but can’t provide accommodation for the homeless.

          4. Caroline. No.

            Bertie why can’t the homeless find accommodation for themselves?
            It’s one of the basic requirements for adults

          5. Caroline. No.

            If they can’t afford housing in Dublin Bertie why don’t they try somewhere else?

            That’s what you, me and everyone else has to do. Yesterday I was stuck in my car for 3 hours getting to work. I am mystified by the sense of entitlement of beggars and parasites and their enablers

          6. ReproBertie

            Maybe they have Caroline. I’m far from an expert in homelessness but if you and I can consider that as a potential solution you’d like to think that the experts are helping them look into that option.

          7. GiggidyGoo

            Carrie – you shouldn’t type while driving, or stuck in traffic. Unless you’re securely strapped into your child seat of course. No.?

        2. Caroline. No.

          apologies to the dead man and his family
          But on a scale of one to out of it how out of it would you have to be to bed down in a skip?

          1. Caroline. No.

            His “home” was technically a large piece of garbage littering the canal – as a matter of fact then he was using the canal bank as a skip

        3. Lilly

          Either a brute or a half wit. (Would attempt to move a tent with machinery without first checking that there was no one in it.) They should be charged with attempted murder.

      2. Spaghetti Hoop

        Gardai said in a statement that the tent was being removed “in an attempt to tidy the canal walk away”.

        This is shocking. That was the man’s home. DCC drove an industrial digger into it. What sort of country is this?

        1. Caroline. No.

          So I can just set up “home” on the canal?
          Sound Hoop
          It’s going to save me a fortune in diesel

          1. Spaghetti Hoop

            Well. Your commuting woes are irrelevant. But wherever your home is, dear, would you like if it was bull-dozed through – without first checking if you were in it?

        2. V

          It’s not what we’ve become as a Country Spag
          It’s the best example of Fine Gael’s hubris ( even if it’s outdated now)

          Humanity has been crossed

  6. GiggidyGoo

    So Michael D’Arcy comes out and announces €400k electioneering funding for the Dunbrody Famine Ship & Restaurant in New Ross in a bid to garner votes. Cuckoo Kehoe (who has his office approximately 100 steps from there) kept well away from this and landed D’Arcy right in it.
    €400k would go a long way towards keeping homeless and hungry people alive in Wexford. People who left on the Dunbrody were homeless and hungry – would have been nice if they had a restaurant at the quayside, subsidized, for a meal before they boarded.
    But, there’s no €400k

    1. Caroline. No.

      Again – bore someone else with your parish pump begorrah sure aren’t they a holy living terror irrelevant rant

      1. GiggidyGoo

        If I use those words, it’s only so that children can understand. Obviously you can’t yet as you haven’t yet posted any intelligent replies to any posts. You won’t last too long here.

  7. Cian

    Some good news: A judge with an iota of sense.

    A 33-year-old airport worker, who tripped over a centuries-old “jostle stone” after exiting a pub in Dublin’s Temple Bar, has lost a €60,000 personal injuries claim against the pub and the city council and will have to pay the legal costs of both defendants.

    The judge said the stone was visible to anyone who was watching where they were going and there was an obligation on people to look where they were walking.


    1. Caroline. No.

      Horse and cart? Protected structure? Seriously?
      Rip it out immediately. What use is it?
      If this was someone in a wheelchair or from leafy Foxrock she would have won the case

  8. V

    De’ Examiner’s Face Off perfectly captures the Confidence & Supply deal better than any Dáil voting pact

    A mirror image of both parties
    Not a whisker or a hair out of place between them

    Nothing between them
    Nothing separating them

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