18 thoughts on “Thursday’s Papers

    1. Otis Blue

      That makes for profoundly depressing reading and as per usual, nobody is accountable. How in the hell Michael Noonan can be cleared when his direct intervention in the issue led to Grace remaining with the foster parents for a further 13 years is staggering. Yet there appears to be no explanation for this. Noonan merely declines to comment. Remember too, that as Minister for Health at the same time he was also knee deep in the Brigid McCole/Hep C scandal; his conduct and demeanour in which was described by Justine McCarthy as that of a “heartless pedant”. And that perhaps is the best that can be said of him.

      1. GiggidyGoo

        “Accepted Custom And Practice At The Time’”


        And that, no doubt, will be the go-to excuse for all types of actions by Ministers going forward.

  1. GiggidyGoo

    Listed at the moment as a ‘Top Story’ on the Independent website. ‘TDs pushing for €10-a-week Budget hike to state pension’ https://www.independent.ie/news/tds-pushing-for-10-a-week-budget-hike-to-state-pension-40902238.html

    Today’s kite flying exercise. Read down the report and we find the headline isn’t exactly true. ‘Mr Kehoe also backed calls from his fellow former minister John Paul Phelan to increase the weekly State pension by no less than €5 and potentially as much as €10.’

    So much for a new broom sweeping clean at the Indo. Same type of misleading headlines.

  2. SOQ

    As of 10:30am ET on 9/29 over 7,200 doctors & scientists have signed the Rome Declaration.

    “WHEREAS, thousands of physicians are being prevented from providing treatment to their patients, as a result of barriers put up by pharmacies, hospitals, and public health agencies, rendering the vast majority of healthcare providers helpless to protect their patients in the face of disease. Physicians are now advising their patients to simply go home (allowing the virus to replicate) and return when their disease worsens, resulting in hundreds of thousands of unnecessary patient deaths, due to failure-to-treat;

    WHEREAS, this is not medicine. This is not care. These policies may actually constitute crimes against humanity.”


    1. spud

      I’ve just signed it.

      Oh, I’m not a trained / qualified doctor or scientist…

      WHEREAS, Who cares, right?

        1. just millie

          I would say it’s to make a point about believing the numbers on those online petitions/declarations/registrations and how easily the numbers can be manipulated.

          But that’s just a guess.

          1. SOQ

            The same thing happened with The Great Barrington and as it turned out, the vast majority of the signatures were in fact real medics. That argument is just an attempt to discredit what is a genuine attempt to save lives- so one has to ask why?

            And if you doubt this, then consider the fact that Pfizer are now rebranding a form of Ivermectin under a patent at a crazy mark-up- go figure. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=pfizer+ivermectin

  3. des

    TD’s want to bribe pensioners for a vote because they know that they have lost everyone under 60.

    Ha ha ha

    Meanwhile, Helen McEntee continues to claim €1,330 a month in expenses even though he is on Maternity leave. Corrupt Justice Minister, how apt for Fine GAel

  4. .Paulus

    Belfast Telegraph – one for the kiddies:

    Itsy Bitsy spider sat on the Duchess’ hand.
    And welcomed her in spider-speak to Northern Ire-land.
    She didn’t bow or curtsy like any other pleb.
    Saying; If you want to keep in touch you’ll find me on the web.

  5. :-Joe

    Folks, BTC Bitcoin is still on track to hit the technical price target of 38K.

    It should then go even lower to the low 20’s and bottom out at about 18.5K. IMO
    In other words, this is the best and possibly the very last time to buy this low ever again..

    The “Off to the moon” bull-run to 100K+ kicks off only when the price confirms structure and support above 50k-55K which will be soon enough…

    Last chance for the 2021 discount sale…

    Dollar/Euro cost averaging is the safest way to invest any amount at any timescale.

    Remember the No.1 golden rule of Crypto :
    NOT your private key? .. = NOT your Cryptocurrenncy.
    Be smart and avoid risk or losses.

    Opinion / Not financial advice..



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