Port Authority


Graffiti appeared in Larne last month describing port staff as “targets”

This morning.

Following yesterday’s decision by Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)  to temporarily suspend physical inspections of products of animal origin at Larne and Belfast amid safety concerns.

A DAERA spokesman said: “The situation will be kept under review and in the meantime full documentary checks will continue to be carried out as usual.”

Speaking this morning, Mr Martin said “It’s a very sinister and ugly development. Obviously, we will be doing everything we possibly can to assist them to defuse the situation.”

NI port safety issue ‘a sinister and ugly development’ – Taoiseach (RTÉ)\\

Top pic via Belfast Live

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25 thoughts on “Port Authority

  1. Brother Barnabas

    graffiti says its border “post” staff that are targets, which would be a republican position. but caption says its “port” staff, which, I’d assume, would be a loyalist position. not interchangeable.

    1. GiggidyGoo

      They’re referring to Belfast and Larne – there are border posts there. There are no border post staff on the Northern Ireland / Republic Border – NI Protocol. The graffiti is loyalist, not republican.

      1. Anti Bots

        And typically Goo straight in with it was’t us, its was them. Go on Goo or charger, who pays you, euro or sterling? Or maybe just a click bait?

        1. GiggidyGoo

          Nothing to do with me if you don’t like facts, A Person. Apart from commenting on me, how about gracing us with your take on the situation? Or is that too taxing on the brain for you?
          Or have you caught a dose of Bb?
          Head all over the place. ROFL

      1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

        ha OMG I had a full summer of the kids listening to that non stop years ago

  2. TypeONegative

    Sectarians, great bunch of lads, videotaping themselves strolling in the woods in their ancient British army surplus and rusty rifles, sucking in their flabby beer bellies as they parade down streets in their comical outfits that look like Che Guevara cosplaying as Jehovah’s Witnesses. Big men they are.

  3. eamonn

    they got what they voted for – they didn’t vote for what they got.
    It is a funny old world that we are living in.
    Put the guns down lads, they will only make it harder to fit under the bus.
    All praise Boris

  4. ian-oh

    This is why a United Ireland is not the dream for me that it is for some.

    Loyalist bombs on Grafton & O’Connell street is a distinct possibility.

    As far as I am concerned, many loyalists (not all, know plenty who are reasonable and decent people) are not my long lost siblings or some other sentimental crap, they are people who hate my guts for no other reason than they think they should, spurred on by the likes of Foster and the rest of the Regressive Unionist Party.

    Take politics out of the mix and you have yourself a bunch of hillbilly yokels who believe the Earth is about 6,000 years old and think homosexuality is a disease that can be ‘cured’.

    No, not something I am overly eager for I am sorry to say.

    1. scottser

      maybe we can use their own techniques to cure their unionism? you know, a doctored video of thatcher bowing to the queen followed by dousing with ice cold water and an electric shock or two? another video of na cailini ag damhsa around jack charlton while they stroke a puppy?

  5. daveo

    Its such a mess up there. they need a third party solution. why dont they build 20 new cities and import tens of millions of people from all over the world to live there. Dilute any nationalist/loyalist groups to complete irrelevance. crazy idea but i think we need crazy ideas to fix it.

    turn the whole of NI to a forest to fight climate change and give every resident a place to live in either Great Britain or Republic of Ireland.

    have a game of fortnight., loyalists v republicans. whoever wins gets a trophy and any further nationalist/loyalist actions are told to cop on. its all over.

    1. Rob_G

      Fix troublesome ideas of nationalism with forced migration – stellar idea, why hasn’t anyone ever thought of that before?*

      *ah no wait, Stalin already gave it a go

        1. daveo

          ‘planting’ is just another word for immigration. foreign nationals have move to ireland more than the British ever did. they have worked hard and are buying property (land)

          i find it funny, ive noticed alot of country folk, donegal and kerry people used free 3rd level education to get great jobs in the big smoke and are buying all the property. dubs are being pushed out to kildare and meath.

          they need new ideas up the north. doing teh same aul thing over and over isnt working.

          1. ian-oh

            I’d agree with most of that but you can’t just stick a few million into somewhere overnight, not feasible.

            To be clear though, I have no problems at all with immigration, despite media hysteria I have only ever known decent, hardworking immigrants who are very much welcome here.

            And as for those who are here because of problems at home and are looking for asylum, again, very much welcome.

          2. scottser

            you can’t just stick a few million into somewhere overnight, not feasible.

            well the israelis did it – just sayin..

          3. Ben Madigan

            You need a history lesson if you think there is any equivalence between plantation and recent foreign immigration.

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