41 thoughts on “Thursday’s Papers

  1. Lilly

    So many players slipping at Wimbledon this year… we’re getting their summer and they’re getting ours.

    1. Steph Pinker

      I didn’t know Limerick man Conor Murray owned a pub in Clare – obviously rugby isn’t his only métier; nonetheless, it’s been a while since an Irishman captained the Lions, fair play to him.

      1. Otis Blue

        O’Mahony, O’Connell and O’Driscoll each captained the Lions in recent times. As did quite a few other Irishmen before that.

    1. Kate

      Not true. They assaulted no one at Sarah Everard vigil…..they arrested four after several were attempting to break police barrier .
      As for the civil servant he was spoken to at the time , had suffered no injuries, didn’t wish to make allegations and went on his way. Two men were robustly spoken to about their behaviour –the two eejits were friendly and wanted a selfie , one sacked from his job and has profusely apologised. That’s punishment enough .

      1. Bitnboxy

        https://news.sky.com/story/police-breached-fundamental-rights-at-sarah-everard-and-kill-the-bill-protests-parliamentary-inquiry-finds-12346006

        Police breached fundamental rights at the Sarah Everard vigil and demonstrations against controversial protest laws in Bristol, a parliamentary inquiry has found.

        Officers misinterpreted coronavirus laws to apply a “presumption of illegality” to the events in March, antagonised protesters and used excessive force, said a report published on Thursday.

        A woman who was arrested at the Sarah Everard vigil in Clapham Common is preparing legal action against the Met Police unless her fine is withdrawn.

        Patsy Stevenson, 28, was handcuffed and held down by two officers during the gathering on 13 March in south London.

        1. Cian

          So Kate was right?

          The woman wants her fine withdrawn – she isn’t saying she was assaulted.

          1. Bitnboxy

            Well, the reports put a different hue to the events. One would have to be particularly blind not to notice the practices Patel is deliberately encouraging. l am not sure Ms Stevenson shares your analysis.

  2. Freddie

    So the Taoiseach and CMO tell different stories about the modelling behind NPHET’s doomsday Delta warnings.And Ireland is the only EU member state not ready to comply with the EU Digital Covid Certificate for travel that comes into effect today.It’s clear total incompetence lies at the heart of this government’s Covid response and the power vacuum currently being filled by unelected experts and advisers will soon be taken over by the political wing of a terrorist organisation.
    Then the fun really will begin.

    1. Joe

      I wonder will the electorate finally wake up to the extraordinary incompetence of Fine Gael and their boot lickers Fianna Fail,( the Greenwash party are only their compliant gimps) It’s time the electorate understands that the current unplanned reopening farce exposes how seriously inept FFFGGP truly are in all aspects of government, one has only to look over the decades at their planned failures in housing, finance and health. It’s time the whole rotten edifice was torn down and if that means the Shinners are given a chance to prove themselves in government so be it!

    1. GiggidyGoo

      Panem et Circenses
      Donnelly’s latest brain smelly-thing seeking to appease is nothing more than smoke and mirrors

    1. Freddie

      What’s really humourous is the poster who is always complaining about the lack of Irish news in de Papers only ever comments in this section about the Brits.It would almost make you yearn for the days when the posts were all about how well Australia was doing with Covid.

      1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        Hey Freddie, where is Charage?

        Sorry if my interest in the world around me doesn’t suit your insular view of the world. Yesterday, I suggest more international papers and fewer tabloid rags.

        @SOQ – Australia needs a Led by Donkeys group, too. We have ‘Get up’ but they are not quite as cutting as Led by Donkeys.

        1. Freddie

          But we don’t hear any more of the world around you now Australia’s Covid response has stalled.It seemed like only yesterday you were singing about it with all the gusto of a Kylie Minogue tribute act.Guess it’ll be a while now before you’re allowed a visit to the old sod.

          1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

            Hey Freddie – One death from the virus on Oz in 2021. That person was already ill when they arrived in the country. Mate, I will take Oz over every other country, except NZ. I can get by without visiting the old sod. I am smart enough to see it is not a good time to travel. The Aussie issue is that we have a Bozzo-Trump idiot as PM. He is inept and corrupt. Otherwise, all is good.

  3. Junkface

    I really don’t understand the US legal system. How did they let Bill Cosby go free after 2 years? After all of the information we know about what he did to women for decades. Probably some overlooked legal clause, but it’s so strange.

    1. Can a Da?

      It was pretty obvious
      They let in people who were not connected to the case to assassinate his character
      They also ignored a plea deal he had previously made.
      #freeBillCosby

    2. Tom J

      Apparently you can be convicted of a crime in France and walk around Ireland as free as a bird.

  4. Ben Madigan

    So with the resignation of Alex Easton from the DUP, SF are for the first time the biggest party in the assembly…
    Tough start for wee Jeffrey

      1. Bodger

        Any more suggestions, I’ll get them. Anybody know someone at The Limerick Leader or Connaucht Tribune?

        1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

          Thanks for the additional Irish papers. Please stop posting Sky News malarkey.

  5. Johnny

    NYT video investigation.

    -A six-month Times investigation has synchronized and mapped out thousands of videos and police radio communications from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, providing the most complete picture to date of what happened — and why.-

    https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/politics/100000007606996/capitol-riot-trump-supporters.html

    “I’m honored to serve on the January 6th select committee. Our oath to the Constitution must be above partisan politics.”
    https://twitter.com/RepLizCheney/status/1410614673888595971?s=20

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