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Old 31-07-18, 19:26   #38981
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That's what The Great Irish Voting Public demand!

Remember water charges?
IIRC before the last election Fine Gael were the only party to suggest cutting USC and they got pasted. There was a strong sentiment around keeping it for the reason Hitch suggested, i.e. that it was a way in which everyone contributed some bit.

Most people seem to agree that the marginal rate is the place to make adjustments if anywhere. A lot of people also seem happy enough with the idea of paying chunky amounts of tax if we could get value for the money in terms of services.

I'm pretty sure Fine Gael's polling strengthened considerably in the 12 months since they said they were no longer planning to abolish USC. Honestly I see very little commentary anywhere clamouring for it to be cut.
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Old 31-07-18, 20:21   #38982
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Just catching up on the BBV. Can't help but feel that between discussing David Kitt and his Dad, his main point was totally overlooked. Taking out the blame bit, he has a point. Large chunks of creativity are being lost in the city and if prices and policy keep going in the direction that they are, it will get even worse.

Off the top of my head, we've lost the following creative spaces in the last few years which is a shame. I'm sure there are more.

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I've no clue of David Kitt's personal life or political beliefs (and don't really care) but one thing that always bugged me was that he wasn't more successful than he was. He's a fantastic musician IMO and he still has one of my all time favourite lines in a song.

The song is 'Say No More' and it's from his 2006 album Not Fade Away. It's 7 simple words that creates such a vivid tapestry of images which for me is what every good song writer should be able to do

'Got whiskey drunk, got into a fight'
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Old 31-07-18, 20:42   #38983
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Spot on Lao Lao, the issue is still real whether or not hes a hypocrite
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Old 31-07-18, 21:29   #38984
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Just catching up on the BBV. Can't help but feel that between discussing David Kitt and his Dad, his main point was totally overlooked. Taking out the blame bit, he has a point. Large chunks of creativity are being lost in the city and if prices and policy keep going in the direction that they are, it will get even worse.

Off the top of my head, we've lost the following creative spaces in the last few years which is a shame. I'm sure there are more.

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Mabo's (now Air BnB HQ)
Joinery
Moxie
Monster Truck
The Factory

I've no clue of David Kitt's personal life or political beliefs (and don't really care) but one thing that always bugged me was that he wasn't more successful than he was. He's a fantastic musician IMO and he still has one of my all time favourite lines in a song.

The song is 'Say No More' and it's from his 2006 album Not Fade Away. It's 7 simple words that creates such a vivid tapestry of images which for me is what every good song writer should be able to do

'Got whiskey drunk, got into a fight'



Surprised such standard country lyrics evoked such a reaction tbh. The rest of your post is fair enough
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Old 31-07-18, 21:37   #38985
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Surprised such standard country lyrics evoked such a reaction tbh. The rest of your post is fair enough
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Old 31-07-18, 21:42   #38986
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The voice of that narrator in the Shergar thing on RTE One now is pretty annoying. Some mad nose on "Ireland's premier horse racing author", Guy someone or other too.
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Old 31-07-18, 21:51   #38987
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Yeah the type of jobs we'll get are very different to the ones that will be lost. There's so little effort to really market Irish agri on the continent. Like you'd go through a giant hypermarket here and not see a single Irish agri product.

The Irish gov running a budget deficit due to paying ridic wage increases to public sector is madness. Also they seem to have stopped all attempts at reform - property tax stalled, cutting USC which was a decent attempt at making sure everyone paid at least something, and no institutional reform (like the obvious ideas of merging revenue + social welfare, getting rid of semi states).
Europe will increase cap to make sure that the bill for Ireland regarding Brexit is kept to a minimum. Interconector will be approved and funded to the continent. Some sort of tax break for freight shipping to move all the goods.

In terms of optics they will want to see the uk crumble and the eu countries continue as if nothing happened in the short term. In the medium term the uk will have signed to return everything to the way it currently is but having paid a lot for it.

Brexit is national politics where you just have to make promises but it’s a big jump to the international political stage where they are finding out nobody wants to help fulfill them.
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Old 31-07-18, 21:59   #38988
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Surprised such standard country lyrics evoked such a reaction tbh. The rest of your post is fair enough
I view them much more in an urban setting
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Old 31-07-18, 22:13   #38989
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Thanks, Lao Lao. I meant to jump in on several occasions to make the same point.


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Old 31-07-18, 22:54   #38990
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RTE showing Ireland's women world cup quarter final V India on Thursday evening.

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Old 31-07-18, 22:57   #38991
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Documentary 'Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind' is worth a watch.

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Old 31-07-18, 23:35   #38992
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Hypothetically speaking, if one was debating buying a place in Dublin, would it be best to do it in 3/12/36 months? Interested to read the views on the potential brexit effect on London prices and wondering how people think it might influence Dublin. I see that prices here are basically flat over the last 4 months or so.
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Old 31-07-18, 23:58   #38993
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The voice of that narrator in the Shergar thing on RTE One now is pretty annoying. Some mad nose on "Ireland's premier horse racing author", Guy someone or other too.
I wasn't sure whether she was the most condescending narrator ever or it was her accent.

It's a story thats been done to death in that format but at the start of this program it was obvious it was going to focus on Stan Cosgrave - a man who would never speak of Shergar, according to the script - who was obviously going to release some new information seemingly.

I rang someone I know who knows Stan very well to make sure was he watching. I am says he, and I hope he doesn't fucking mention me.

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Old 01-08-18, 08:26   #38994
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Hypothetically speaking, if one was debating buying a place in Dublin, would it be best to do it in 3/12/36 months? Interested to read the views on the potential brexit effect on London prices and wondering how people think it might influence Dublin. I see that prices here are basically flat over the last 4 months or so.
Personally I'd suggest that if you are buying a house then jump ahead and do it, but if it's an apartment then be a bit hesitant - and maybe stick out the 36 months. There's a lot of apartments coming on stream.
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Old 01-08-18, 10:06   #38995
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people in the media crying about PTSB selling off a delinquent loan book of 10,500 mortgages. 7,000 are owner/occupied. The average length of arrears in the loan book is 3.5 years. I'd imagine it would be hard to get a more toxic collection of loans. The bank should be rid of them and the people holding the loans are not capable of servicing them or are taking the piss. We need a properly functioning system that would have seen these houses sold 2 years ago.
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Old 01-08-18, 10:23   #38996
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people in the media crying about PTSB selling off a delinquent loan book of 10,500 mortgages. 7,000 are owner/occupied. The average length of arrears in the loan book is 3.5 years. I'd imagine it would be hard to get a more toxic collection of loans. The bank should be rid of them and the people holding the loans are not capable of servicing them or are taking the piss. We need a properly functioning system that would have seen these houses sold 2 years ago.
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Europe will increase cap to make sure that the bill for Ireland regarding Brexit is kept to a minimum. Interconector will be approved and funded to the continent. Some sort of tax break for freight shipping to move all the goods.

In terms of optics they will want to see the uk crumble and the eu countries continue as if nothing happened in the short term. In the medium term the uk will have signed to return everything to the way it currently is but having paid a lot for it.

Brexit is national politics where you just have to make promises but it’s a big jump to the international political stage where they are finding out nobody wants to help fulfill them.
The EU working in the background to assist ireland would suggest to me there will be some prime money making opportunities around he border counties in the next few years
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Old 01-08-18, 10:26   #38998
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I wasn't sure whether she was the most condescending narrator ever or it was her accent.

It's a story thats been done to death in that format but at the start of this program it was obvious it was going to focus on Stan Cosgrave - a man who would never speak of Shergar, according to the script - who was obviously going to release some new information seemingly.

I rang someone I know who knows Stan very well to make sure was he watching. I am says he, and I hope he doesn't fucking mention me.
I didn't watch it but I hope there was something more fanciful than it was the 'ra suggested.
That one never sat squarely with me.
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Seeing a lot of articles about giving NI back to the Irish and NI needing to prepare for the possibility of a united Ireland


Not seeing any articles explaining to the North or the Brits that if the Republic had a vote it would probably be a no thanks & the longer they wait the more likely the no will be
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The EU working in the background to assist ireland would suggest to me there will be some prime money making opportunities around he border counties in the next few years
It’s a massive presumption on my part with no evidence or any type of statistics. Seems like pacifying a few farmers in Ireland is a relatively small cost to turn the screw on the uk and make sure to highlight the folly so nobody else leaves.

The global trade savings of negotating as a block is worth so much to Germany, France and all the other major economy’s that a small cost to keep it together rather than the amount you loose coming from a weaker position globally must have a huge gap.

Bit of a leap to get to the EU laying out cash but hopefully we are using this crisis to leverage some relief on the debt burden - doubt it tho.
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