31 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Papers

      1. Redundant Proofreaders Society

        Worked as a draughtsperson in the UK for a Town Planner named Nigel. That song was our morning mantra.

  1. goldenbrown

    LOL just how fupped up is this….what say you sausagefingers?

    “Charity pays more for 16 homes than council deal with builder”
    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/charity-pays-more-for-16-homes-than-council-deal-with-builder-40961870.html

    Homeless charity Focus Ireland is preparing to step in and pay a ‘materially higher’ price for 16 houses even though Limerick Council signed a contract for the homes last year for a lower price.

    The council claimed not doing so would result in an unfinished ghost estate, “with no plans for construction nor any delivery of social housing units in the short to medium term”

    ghost estates, remember them?

  2. ian-oG

    Nice to see the tories not let a good tragedy go to waste.

    I imagine calling out the lies of the likes of bozo and priti awful will now constitute ‘trolling’.

    Britains slide into a banana republic continues apace.

    1. Redundant Proofreaders Society

      +1
      Given up on it.
      Gave up on Normal People early on too.
      This style of suffering and melancholic one-dimensional characters sometimes works, but it’s nowhere near the BBC/CH4 standards in its delivery.

    1. Mr.T

      In fairness, California does it to itself.
      Growing soy beans, almonds and avocados in such a dry place, wasting what little water they have on some of the water hungriest, luxury foods.

      1. Nigel

        Legendarily poor and corrupt water management meets ever-intensifying droughts. Another social, economic and environmental disaster in the making.

  3. Birdie

    Another season for Kin is actually a big surprise to me. I’d give it a 4 out of 10. Dialogue is pretty poor, so forced and at times mundane. And the camera direction is suited to a man arty music video not this. Also… it would be nice if RTÉ grew a pair and stopped peddling this gangster narrative that is so overdone and in poor taste. I’m sure there are more original tv series ideas out there that don’t revolve around violence. Look at Succession, or Billions. I mean Ireland seems a ripe destination for a white collar drama. I’m sure there are amazing scripts out there but alas it’s all about who you know in the arts world here.

    Anyhow as I said at the start, I’m very surprised it’s getting another season… more dark moody Dubliners doing drugs… whoop whoop.

    1. Mr.T

      One thing you and I can agree on – Sitka plantations are an abomination. Their use should be extremely restricted and solely for quick timber – maybe if every sitka plantation required a native deciduous plantation of a certain size also we’d see some movement toward reforestation.

      1. Nigel

        No, I think there should never, ever be a single sitka spruce planted in this country ever again. The damage they’ve inflicted is colossal.

    2. Daniel

      Thanks for the recommendation, a fairly interesting read.
      Though similar to some of the other climate stuff you post or refer to its not the cheeriest or most hopeful subject matter.

    3. Cian

      Coilte are working on this.
      Dublin:
      Through the Dublin Mountains Makeover, an area of over 900 hectares across nine Coillte forests will transition away from the clearfell and replanting cycle towards a different model. Multi-generational forests managed under ‘Continuous Cover Forestry’ (CCF) principles will maintain their green canopy on a permanent basis, and in areas where this isn’t possible, non-native Sitka spruce and lodgepole pine trees will be removed and replanted with native species such as Scots pine, birch, rowan, oak, holly and willow to provide habitat for nature and bring autumn colours to the hills.

      in the west:
      The Wild Western Peatlands project will see Coillte Nature restore and rehabilitate approximately 2,100 hectares of Atlantic blanket bog and wet heath that is currently planted with commercial spruce and pine forests.
      https://www.coillte.ie/coillte-nature/ourprojects/

    1. Janet, dreams of an alternate universe

      christ you give a muppet in a uniform an inch they’ll take a mile

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