Official inquiry underway as cars block off N7 to facilitate sulky race (Dublin Live)

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    1. postmanpat

      They are asking that the individuals involved come forward. Overtime has been authorised. This could take weeks with scores of guards working in shifts. Weeks later: *Garda have concluded that indeed a sulky race did happen just as it appeared in the video. Thanks guys!!

      1. postmanpat

        Scripts are being prepared for the caller plants for the FM 104 phone show tonight. One fella pretending to be a traveller and another pretending to be an obnoxious racist. tune in!!!

  1. Otis Blue

    Some of the newly elected TD’s arriving in Dublin to attend the first sitting of the 33rd Dáil, I’d say.

      1. Clampers Outside

        Better to start somewhere than ignore the issue.

        I’m sure this would be viewed as more than just wreckers due to it being a clearly organised planned effort.

        Again, start somewhere, like impounding.

    1. postmanpat

      Because travellers drive around in registered and taxed cars! I’m sure the fuzz have them all in custody as we speak.

  2. Charger Salmons

    I rather admire their joie de vivre.
    It’s what the Irish used to be like before this country became a Nanny State.
    Lots of prim and proper pecksniffians on here today.

    1. Liam Deliverance

      It wouldn’t take much for that joy of living to become the horror of death with this sort of thing.

    2. millie vanilly strikes again

      I must say, Charger, your material is lacking it’s usual fresh zing lately. It’s all starting to feel a bit repetitive, which is a pity really.

      1. Charger Salmons

        Talking of repetetive that’s twice this week you’ve made the same point.
        Can you not find another bottom to sniff ?

        1. millie vanilly strikes again

          And you still make the same tired jokes. If you want to troll effectively – and you really can do it well when you’re on form, must be said – then make sure you’re keeping the material fresh. And the punctuation in good order, of course ;)

          1. Brother Barnabas

            the cool kids use *repetetetive* to mean, like, really, really repetitive

            I assume that’s what charger is aiming for

          2. Charger Salmons

            Jaysus,isn’t a fellow allowed the occasional typo Mr No Capital Letters Or Punctuation Because It’s Stylish ?

    3. postmanpat

      They blocked a section of road so to avoid any accidents with civilian cars. It makes a change to the usual sulky races where the cart is weaving through normal people traffic. You’ve got to give them that! Mind you, it was probably a wager made between two rival family’s during an all night drinking bender and the people in those cars were still pissed out of their tree and laughing their arses off all the way.

      1. Charger Salmons

        It’s called a rolling road block, sometimes used by police to get traffic moving after a motorway has been blocked.
        Shows the ingenuity and resourcefulness which the Travelling community is known for particularly as the chances of meeting a police car on any Irish motorway is somewhere not far above zero.
        And no danger to pedestrians either which is also considerate.
        Have people in Ireland become so downtrodden and put-upon that they get upset about a bit of harmless fun ?
        Where’s your free spirit lads or has Brussels knocked the stuffing out of you ?

  3. Kim The Cardassian

    I see The Journal has closed the comment section on the story on their website…

    The penalties in Ireland for animal abuse and cruelty are so outdated and really don’t take these issues seriously.

  4. Andrew

    This is what happens when you have a hands-off approach to certain ‘communities’ driven by fear of being accused of discrimination/victimisation. It’s Ireland’s Rotherham and this supine attitude is led by spineless politicians, who have a pathological fear of actually leading.
    In this case its animals being abused but there are children within this community who are being let down as well as the wider community who are suffering the consequences of this lawlessness every single day.
    This is a failure of governance.

    1. Redbeard

      That’s very very good, Andrew. Have you considered submitting your prose for consideration by the editor of the Daily Mail? I’d say your work is exactly the type of material they seek.

      1. Andrew

        Yes, better it’s just not reported or commented on and ignored then Redbeard. Sure what do you care? If it doesn’t effect you.

    1. Liam Deliverance

      Aintree etc have horses running on grass or sand specially prepared for horses to run on – Here the horses are running on tarmacadam, with cars and vans all around them, people shouting, vehicles beeping and a fella whipping the life out of them, not exactly comparable

    2. Rob_G

      I’m not mad on horse-racing, but they have vets on hand to humanely-destroy any animal that does get badly-injured. Travellers’ horses are left malnourished and ran into the ground, and then tied up and abandoned once their owners are finished with them.

    1. Scundered

      You might want to think about your inability to recognise their outrageous animal cruelty, and how you ended up that way that it’s ok with you to overlook that aspect. Talk to a doctor.

        1. scundered

          But this article isn’t about Aintree, both are cruel and should be condemned by anyone with an ounce of decency

      1. Pee Peel

        “Their outrageous animal cruelty.” Bitta generalisation there. You just played yourself, you horrible yoke.

        1. scundered

          Did you think there was no animal cruelty in the video, you know, the whole point of the video hitting the headlines, or did it fly over your small head?

          1. Pee Peel

            The whole point of the video hitting the headlines, was the spectacle, empty head. I’m sure you care deeply about the welfare of animals.

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