57 thoughts on “Sunday’s Papers

  1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

    Good to see that Team GB kit is made by that great British firm, Adidas.

      1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

        @Charage, welcome back! I think you get my point. The Aussie team will be hailed as sporting heroes, with all those gold medals! They will spend two weeks in hotel quarantine.

        1. ce

          Charage came back just in time to remind us that the percentage of the population fully vaccinated in both the UK and Ireland, is for all intents and purposes, equal…. marvelous…

  2. GiggidyGoo

    So, RTE were part of the ‘contractor’ scam?
    Will the 157 also be fined?
    Will the head honcho of RTE be fined or charged?
    Will we see RTE and the 157 listed on the tax defaulters list that’s published every so often?

    So many questions.

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      Today the last Sunday in July is Fraughan Sunday in Wexford is it not ? Enjoy should you be partaking !

      1. GiggidyGoo

        Hi Janet. Well that’s a turn up for the books. As a born and bred Wexford person, I haven’t heard of Fraughan Sunday until now. (Really). I had to google it. I learn something new every day but you’ve shamed me today :-)

        1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

          ah I have an interest in folklore and old patterns, now get up that mountain young man ;)

          1. Slave to the Rhythm

            Thank you Janet, great link
            I think it must be a bit later in other parts of the country that don’t get the same amount of sun, no?

    1. ce

      Who is Bressie? – seriously I refuse to google it – so give me 3 words that would allow me to put together a better picture of who they are…

        1. ce

          I’m just worried I’ll encourage him with a slight increase, due to my googling, noticeable on google analytics… can’t win really

      1. Redundant Proofreaders Society

        Whenever interviewed, the interviewer appears to assume we all know who, or indeed what, a ‘Bressie’ is. There was another girl on Brendan O’Connor recently talking about anxiety after taking E. RTE keep rolling out these people with anxiety and depression who appear to be Irish celebrities, perhaps as role models. Mental illness shouldn’t rely on ‘brand ambassadors’ – there should be properly-funded and accessible healthcare.

    2. Slave to the Rhythm

      The last few years his main talent appears to have been for wearing shirts and being from Westmeath…still, you can say what you like about national socialism, but at least it’s an ethos…

  3. f_lawless

    How long do you think it will take the majority of the Irish public to realise that the domestic vaccine passport system isn’t a short-term temporary measure motivated by public health interests, but is really the beginnings of a dystopian social credit system in a similar vein to totalitarian China?

    a) 6 months
    b) 9 months
    c) never “The experts say it makes for a better society. I trust the experts”


    1. Tom J

      The Irish public.

      The telegraph.co.uk/news.

      Some people should just move to the UK if they like it so much.

    2. Cian

      As soon as the majority (85% of adults, lower if we expand the vaccination to 15-18; or 12-18s) are vaccinated it should go away.

      At our current rollout speed (5% per week), that will be in 5-7 weeks.

      1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

        and if it has ” gone away ” will the pass system be abandoned ?

      2. SOQ

        You are actually arguing to give an experimental injection to children whom statistically have near zero chance of developing serious CoVid-19 and rarely pass it on?

        It is the job of adults to protect children, not the other way around. The only risk to children is injury from the jab.

        1. Papi

          Face nappies!
          Child abuse!
          Anyone can see! It’s obvious! Bodger says so!
          Oh, may God have mercy on their poor souls!

          And on and on and on.
          Grow the fupp up, child.

          1. Papi

            At this point, Queenie, who are you trying to convince?
            Cos the lines have already been drawn, and you’re on your side, and may you and your ilk remain there.

        2. Micko

          “ the job of adults to protect children,”

          Weird right. How have we forgotten this.

          I do suspect that it is just to trigger people and get more eyeballs on their newspaper.

          In good news though, it looks like the UK’s infection rate is dropping over the last week.

          Down from 50k cases per day last week to only around 30k

          I see some in the UK are not calling this the fourth wave, but the “exit wave”

          Here’s hoping and that we stop this madness before we end up damaging kids.

          1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

            @Micko “Exit wave” – Is that a bit like “Oven ready deal”?

      3. GiggidyGoo

        Already being mooted by an ‘expert’ professor, is that children over five should be vaccinated, as the return to school is dangerous for the spread of the virus.

          1. Daisy Chainsaw

            If you can hear what I’m writing, you probably need some medical intervention.

      4. f_lawless

        (previous attempts to post my comment failed..this is a new attempt at an amended version)

        If you really believe it will go away, you’re being very naive. There’s a global campaign well underway attempting to kickstart a new form of capitalism which is reliant on unprecedented levels of data collection. Each individual is to have a unique blockchain ID assigned to them where every single piece of their accumulated data is stored in one interoperable location – “data is the new oil”. Vaccine passports are just a springboard to get people to opt in initially. Ireland would be just a small cog in all of this.

        I replied last month to a comment of yours linking to an article which explains in detail where I’m coming from. Worth considering if you didn’t see it the first time round.


    1. Papi

      Did you Google translate something, charger?
      Aw, bless.
      How’s the exile going for ya? Bad? Is it bad?

  4. goldenbrown

    well! that women’s road race was fantastic!!!

    had everything…a breakaway solo underdog fairytale winner… favourite having a spill, coming back, believing she’d it won only to realise it was just the silver

    (although don’t watch RTÉ’s highlights, awful, possibly worst editing I’ve ever seen, what ARE they doing??)

    have to feel sorry for the 4th placer as she’d have thought she was in bronze…great drama tho

    1. Formerly known as @ireland.com

      I watched the race. I am a big cycling fan. Yes, it was great. The reports I read are that the 3rd and 4th place riders knew that there was a rider up the road, so knew their correct finishing position.

      “Other riders confirmed they had known a rider remained out front. Both Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy) and Lotte Kopecky (Belgium) said after the finish they had been racing for silver. ”


  5. Birdie

    Hmm so far I’m not really feeling the RTÉ coverage overall, too much in studio talking.

    BBC is great, they just lets the games play.

  6. Sara

    Publicans are awful whingers. They shouldn’t be getting taxpayer’s money. Fupp them.

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