55 thoughts on “St Patrick’s Day’s Papers

  1. Charger Salmons

    Good luck to everyone planning to get involved in civil disobedience on Paddy’s Day.
    It looks like it’s going to be the perfect storm – great weather, lots of gatt and feck all else to do.
    And rightly so.
    It really is about time this government got a good kicking.
    The vaccine roll-out has been shambolic, the wholesale trashing of civil liberties, the severest lockdown in Europe that appears to have no end in sight, huge numbers of people unemployed while TDs award themselves pay rises and a smuggerati class working from home on full pay who have no idea of the hardships many people in Ireland have gone through.
    Hopefully the mayhem will prove to be the turning point when the vox populi is finally heard.
    Wear a mask folks, be daycent to the cops and no bricks through the windows of businesses struggling to survive.
    And remember what Karl Marx said – “ The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. “
    Hup ow dat ! ™

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    1. Charger Salmons

      Charger’s Jab Jibber-Jabber™
      ( abundance of caution edition )

      Since Ireland took the supine decision to postpone its AZ vaccine rollout programme on Saturday night on the flimsiest of scientific evidence the UK has vaccinated more people than Ireland’s entire total to date.
      That’s 820,000 compared to 616,600.
      In two days.
      The number of people who’ve had at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in the UK is 24,839,906 or 37.2% of the total population.
      There has not been a single death or report of serious illness attributed to any of them.
      Can Ireland really afford such a weak-willed approach to vaccines ?

      https://mobile.twitter.com/BBCRosAtkins/status/1371574236473561092

      https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/michael-mcdowell-is-vaccine-suspension-misguided-insurance-against-blame-1.4512267

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  2. jungleman

    Jaysus the Brits really are hilarious. The notions that they have of themselves. Say what you will about the Irish, at least we know where we stand in the world.

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    1. Otis Blue

      “It is nearly an insoluble pancake, a conundrum of inscrutable potentialities, a snorter.”

      Flann O’Brien, The Third Policeman

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    2. Scundered

      Any pride in nationality today is jeered at, so the idea that Ireland protects it’s culture is wrong, a selection of men in suits in Brussels will tell you what your culture is.

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      1. Bitnboxy

        Give over love. We already have our pound-shop or should I say Euro-saver Charage on here. And from what I see, Charger Salmons wants to be the only Charage in the village.

        Get ta fupp with your aul nonsense – on today of all days.

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        1. Scundered

          Playing the man instead of the ball, you should at least have the maturity to see the problem posed with globalists versus those who respect cultural traditions.

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          1. Bitnboxy

            Do one. As I said meaningless mendacious guff designed to deceive and manipulate and promote an agenda that is the antithesis of freedom.

            Sling your hook to twitter and fawn over Farage-fluffer, Nigel’s former lapdog Herman Kelly or Hermann “O’Ceallaigh” (about as much Irish as that ape will ever have in his head) as he is now hilariously calling himself. Fawn over his grievance-laden fantasies and flimflam. I can’t think of another man who hates Ireland and the Irish more and seeks to deliver our country (not his) back into the hands of a UK that has lost the plot.

          2. Scundered

            Again, more outrage and zero substance to your argument, I’m not even sure you have a point to make other than you want anyone with a differing opinion to you to go away.

            Perhaps you’d be happier under communism where you are only allowed one opinion? Either way, some maturity would serve you well so that you can discuss opinions like educated adults should. If your ideas and opinions are better then that’s lovely, that should shine through, but this auto shutdown of anyone that disagrees just make it look like you’re running on empty.

          3. Bitnboxy

            “Perhaps you’d be happier under communism”.

            ROFL! Thank you for proving my point.

            I see it’s not only the UK that has lost the plot. Still, Charage is beckoning you to step into his parlour / basement but careful, know your place, Charage is top dog in his fantasy little Britain.

            Chortle.

            Happy St. Patrick’s Day to yiz! Knock yourselves out.

          4. Scundered

            It appears you’re trying to lump everyone together that you disagree with, and with no explanation of why you disagree, being at odds seems to be more important to you, maybe you could do something constructive instead of playing a part time nationalist and then writing phrases like “Do one” like a cockney, isn’t that cultural appropriation? Which identity will you hijack tomorrow?

            Happy St Patrick’s Day all

  3. Tommy Bohan

    I have to laugh at the headline on the “Irish” Daily Mail – Be patriotic!! This from the paper that has Megan, Harry, etc splashed on its front pages ad nauseam! They should rename to English Daily Mail.

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  4. Redundant Proofreaders Society

    The UK newspapers are really something. It’s a vicious cycle of popularity and press that advisors to the shy George V started in the early 20th Century.

    On this patriotic day, let’s look at our good nation;

    Nations across the globe under oppression were inspired by our fight for Independence to initiate their own.

    We were invaded, several times by several nations. We re-discovered our indigenous heritage and protected it.

    We boast a glitterati of literary giants.

    Our produce is enjoyed and saluted by many.

    The British have owned up to some war atrocities against the Irish people.

    We have an outstanding Western coastline, a mysterious, symbolic landscape.

    Our marine wildlife is a field of study and EU research projects.

    Our Gaelic Games are a passion from grassroots to Croker. Hurling is a protected UNESCO cultural heritage.

    We have the highest rate of wind-energy generation in the EU.

    Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh.

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    1. benblack

      You forgot the absence of snakes and mosquitoes.

      Vultures, however, are a new and ongoing plague.

      Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!

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          1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

            rumeured to have been brought by the Talbot family along with some exotic plants for their rather lovely garden at the castle, the malahide midgie

          2. alickdouglas

            Indeed, one of the checklists has 20 species of mosquito recorded in Ireland, but there’s almost nothing published on them, the main reference that I’m aware of is 30 years old

            https://www.jstor.org/stable/20494553

            The thing about Talbot importing them is all over the internet, but I’ve not seen any evidence for it. All the species recorded in Ireland are also recorded in Britain–for most aquatic organisms Ireland appears to have about two thirds or three quarters of the species represented in Britain. However, we don’t have any species that are not found also in Britain, so it seems unlikely that they were a tropical import. From what I can tell, there are 3 species of mosquito recorded in Malahide, at least one of those tolerant of the brackish water in the estuary, the other two aren’t apparently brackish tolerant.

    2. Charger Salmons

      If the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister was under criminal investigation by police he/she would have stepped down months ago even before the outcome was known …

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  5. Clampers Outside

    Silly me… I was looking for Nick’s comp post :)

    Happy St Patrick’s to you all… And it’s looking like bbq day too, Whoop-whoop!

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    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      I live in a sort of Polish and South African neighborhood, in the summer there’many a braai in the shared garden space with glasses of crisp white, it’s a really nice community feel, them lot can cook !

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      1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

        I’d also like to add every one of them ( and I have only lived here a year ) have knocked on the door with presents for the baby or me or cooked meals …Gowan the new Irish

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        1. millie bobby brownie

          Awwww that’s lovely.

          Will say too that I was blown away by my neighbours kindness and generosity after the wee fella was born, and the nicest thing was that they always included a gift for my little lady so she didn’t feel forgotten.

          People are essentially good, in all walks of life.

          Enjoy the day everyone. It looks like it’s trying hard to be a beautiful one, and i think we could all use it ;)

          Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh

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        2. bisted

          …I’m visiting some Lithuanian neighbours later to give a socially distanced cookery lesson on that traditional Irish classic – Chicken Madras…

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          1. Charger Salmons

            My Slovakian gardener’s missus does a mean roast beef and Yorkshire pud.
            Her roasties are even better than Lady Charger’s.

  6. Johnny

    ….happy st patty’s day from your Uncle Sam.

    https://www.foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/CAN21175%20-%20Ireland.pdf

    -text us senate resolution.

    ‘Introduced in advance of Saint Patrick’s Day, the bipartisan resolution calls for the protection of the peace forged under the Good Friday Agreement, urges continued attention and action to resolve injustices of past violence, reaffirms support for the right of all people on the island to self-determination, and encourages renewed efforts to preserve the rich language, literature, and arts of Northern Ireland‘

    https://www.foreign.senate.gov/press/chair/release/menendez-collins-colleagues-introduce-resolution-reaffirming-bipartisan-support-for-the-good-friday-agreement

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    1. V aka Frilly Keane

      RIP Sabine

      You put manners on Jeremy Clarkson
      At his own game
      You were the best thing on Top Gear in Years that time
      Pity nobody had much to say when he had you pushed off Top Gear
      But shur’

      You did it Girl
      It is recorded and proved
      Forever
      You’ll always be one of my heros
      xV

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          1. Charger Salmons

            Oh right.
            But why would Top Gear want to change a global audience-winning formula of its three main presenters,the Stig and a Star in a Reasonably priced car ?
            Wasn’t she involved in the revamped Top Gear too and that gig didn’t last either ?

  7. Micko

    In the Indo there.

    We’re risking “a 4th wave” apparently.

    When did we come out of the 3rd wave? I thought we were still in it?

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