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    It's fairly obvious cabinet ministers, EU commissioners etc don't really believe 80 person indoor gatherings are actually dangerous or they wouldn't turn up. Not sure what the plain people ought to take from that.

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      Originally posted by Keane View Post
      It's fairly obvious cabinet ministers, EU commissioners etc don't really believe 80 person indoor gatherings are actually dangerous or they wouldn't turn up. Not sure what the plain people ought to take from that.
      It's not about any one individual event its about the effect of a lot of individual events together.
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        In order that I can keep an eye at all times on covid disinformation from country folk and attempts to besmirch Mother Russia from Dublin folk I need a wifi extender for my office / bedroom. Wifi in the living room is ridic good Virgin Media, but there's a massive drop off in wifi in the bedroom where I've put the office desk. Am I right in thinking that £14.49 on this will solve all my problems? It's just a regular apartment, so not a long distance to travel. Must be just a dodgy wall between the modem and the desk.
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          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

          It's not about any one individual event its about the effect of a lot of individual events together.
          You're doing a great line in explaining things I already understand while ignoring that I've been talking about the government bungling the implementation of and messaging around the NPHET advice with the likely outcome that no one will take it seriously.

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              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
              In order that I can keep an eye at all times on covid disinformation from country folk and attempts to besmirch Mother Russia from Dublin folk I need a wifi extender for my office / bedroom. Wifi in the living room is ridic good Virgin Media, but there's a massive drop off in wifi in the bedroom where I've put the office desk. Am I right in thinking that £14.49 on this will solve all my problems? It's just a regular apartment, so not a long distance to travel. Must be just a dodgy wall between the modem and the desk.
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              I had the same thing down here and moving the router a few feet solved it for all areas. Knock on the walls and see where the concrete one is between the modem and the bedroom, you might be able to make a small adjustment.

              I had good success with powerline adapters in Limerick where there were two concrete floors between the modem and the bedroom upstairs but they were way dearer than that yoke.

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                Originally posted by Keane View Post

                You're doing a great line ...
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                Thank you.


                Originally posted by Keane View Post

                ... in explaining things I already understand ...
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                thats such a prof thing


                Originally posted by Keane View Post

                ... while ignoring ... [blahblahblah]

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                I would never ignore you
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                  Originally posted by Keane View Post

                  I had the same thing down here and moving the router a few feet solved it for all areas. Knock on the walls and see where the concrete one is between the modem and the bedroom, you might be able to make a small adjustment.

                  I had good success with powerline adapters in Limerick where there were two concrete floors between the modem and the bedroom upstairs but they were way dearer than that yoke.
                  ah, perfect. will try that first, thank you.

                  Edit: is what I posted a powerline adaptor?
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                    Have a TP link powerline adaptor and it worked a dream for a few years while I had HTC and Samsung phones and wife had apple.

                    ​​​​​​Both of us have Huawei P30s now and neither of us can connect to it.

                    ​​​Have tried all the factory reset malarkey but to no avail.

                    Have also had trouble connecting to it with HP laptop.


                    Have found similar hardware connection issues with Huawei that weren't problems with Samsung, nice phone but I think it will be my last Huawei.

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                      @laz The One Plus Nord at a bargain price of about €400 looks fully unbeatable if you are in the market for a new phone post-Huawei. Assuming you don't want to drop a grand on the newest Samsung...



                      The same Fast and Smooth experience that’s uniquely OnePlus. Flagship camera, Nightscape, Dual selfie cameras, OxygenOS, 90 Hz AMOLED display, Snapdragon™ 765G, 5G-ready, Warp Charge 30T.
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                        https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020...s-ireland.html

                        He has to be gone.
                        That's the wheel they will be broken on. International criticism in a country dependent on foreign investment is something the govt cannot absorb
                        People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                          Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                          https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020...s-ireland.html

                          He has to be gone.
                          That's the wheel they will be broken on. International criticism in a country dependent on foreign investment is something the govt cannot absorb
                          Imagine the Mayo wailing if he is dropped
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                            Originally posted by PSV58 View Post

                            Imagine the Mayo wailing if he is dropped
                            That was quick https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/202...dara-calleary/
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                              Whatever about Calleary, are we shooting ourselves in the foot calling for Phil Hogan's head?
                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                Shouldn't be the only faller I think.

                                Fucking gobshites the lot of them.

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                                  Hogan won't go anywhere - he's not in govt?

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                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                    Whatever about Calleary, are we shooting ourselves in the foot calling for Phil Hogan's head?
                                    Think there's only a few clowns with too much time on their hands on twitter looking for that

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                                      They couldn't even keep to 6 to a table


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                                        Originally posted by Keane View Post

                                        I genuinely didn't think FF would be this bad. What a bunch of duds.
                                        Despite the empirical evidence?
                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                          Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                          Actually really like S Donnelly, there's a naiive honesty about him.
                                          Ask his former Social Democrat colleagues what they think of that.
                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                            Seems like Putin is irked that his main opponent\irritant hasn't had the good manners to die already so wants to make sure he hangs around to finish the job.
                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                              Clearly won't be an election but Jesus we have managed to replace a minority (but competent) government with one where the most numerous component are quite demonstrably unqualified to run a sweet shop.

                                              If we did have an election I could se it breaking FG 70, SF 60.
                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                Clearly won't be an election but Jesus we have managed to replace a minority (but competent) government with one where the most numerous component are quite demonstrably unqualified to run a sweet shop.

                                                If we did have an election I could se it breaking FG 70, SF 60.
                                                I dunno, there's a lot that buy into FFG as a real thing
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                                                  Never mind Calleary, it seems pretty clear that the omnishambles of the new regs was something Mehole and Donnelly dreamed up by themselves without consulting the wider Cabinet.
                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                    Seems like Putin is irked that his main opponent\irritant hasn't had the good manners to die already so wants to make sure he hangs around to finish the job.
                                                    A Brazilian mate of mine was over there for the world cup and said the Russians were incredibly hospitable people. Most of the cities never had foreigners or tourism, some completely behind the curtain so to speak. There was a genuine novelty in welcoming the world and showing off the good side of Russia. Notably, no one would get into politics, recent history or current social issues. However showing off their culture in terms of not so recent history, drinks, food, art etc was all above board. Putin has built a dynasty for his family and cronies, very hard to see any change during his life time. Dissent is absolutely crushed and not tolerated in any manner.

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                                                      Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                                                      A Brazilian mate of mine was over there for the world cup and said the Russians were incredibly hospitable people. Most of the cities never had foreigners or tourism, some completely behind the curtain so to speak. There was a genuine novelty in welcoming the world and showing off the good side of Russia. Notably, no one would get into politics, recent history or current social issues. However showing off their culture in terms of not so recent history, drinks, food, art etc was all above board. Putin has built a dynasty for his family and cronies, very hard to see any change during his life time. Dissent is absolutely crushed and not tolerated in any manner.
                                                      Not disputing the hospitality, I have suffered it before.

                                                      "OK, Boris good night. I am drunk and tired, I'm going to bed."

                                                      (Boris pours large glass of vodka for Raoul)

                                                      "It is unlucky not to finish bottle. Drink!"
                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                        Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                        I dunno, there's a lot that buy into FFG as a real thing
                                                        The level of "anyone but FFG" followers is huge down here. It would no different anywhere else in the country these days. Mention labour or greens and they get lumped in for good measure. Kelly and Labour are still toxic to many since water charges and Eamon Ryan has zero credibility amongst many rural voters. I never noticed the anti-green sentiment as much until the last few months. FF missed their chance to "reinvent" themselves by letting MM keep the reigns for the last few years. Well re-brand at least. Meanwhile SF sat by, complained, did little else and ran a blisteringly effective social media campaign at the right time.

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                                                          I always wonder about these episodes.

                                                          Did they really think this reaction wouldn't happen?
                                                          How many things do they do that they get away with?
                                                          Are they so used to getting away with things, that they're surprised when they get caught in something like this?

                                                          I'm talking in general terms, not just covid.

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                                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                            Not disputing the hospitality, I have suffered it before.

                                                            "OK, Boris good night. I am drunk and tired, I'm going to bed."

                                                            (Boris pours large glass of vodka for Raoul)

                                                            "It is unlucky not to finish bottle. Drink!"
                                                            Boris? Why always Boris.

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                                                              I text my FF rep friend, that it was good to have FF back, instant reply

                                                              "There loads of FG there too in fairness"

                                                              whoosh

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                                                                Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                I always wonder about these episodes.

                                                                Did they really think this reaction wouldn't happen?
                                                                How many things do they do that they get away with?
                                                                Are they so used to getting away with things, that they're surprised when they get caught in something like this?

                                                                I'm talking in general terms, not just covid.
                                                                To lose one Minister of Agriculture is careless....
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                                                                  Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                                                  Boris? Why always Boris.
                                                                  Common Russian name. This one is a colleague of mine who emigrated to the US more than twenty years ago but still has a really thick Russian accent.

                                                                  You would like him, he is a massive Trump supporter who insists that voting for anyone else would represent socialism and as a former citizen of the USSR, he is well aware of the perils of socialism.
                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                    Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                                                                    The level of "anyone but FFG" followers is huge down here. It would no different anywhere else in the country these days. Mention labour or greens and they get lumped in for good measure. Kelly and Labour are still toxic to many since water charges and Eamon Ryan has zero credibility amongst many rural voters. I never noticed the anti-green sentiment as much until the last few months. FF missed their chance to "reinvent" themselves by letting MM keep the reigns for the last few years. Well re-brand at least. Meanwhile SF sat by, complained, did little else and ran a blisteringly effective social media campaign at the right time.
                                                                    You're Mullingar, right? 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF in Longford-Westmeath....

                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                      Does seem to be a recurring theme. I was reading the CEO's letter in IBKR's annual results. Thomas Peterffy, a 75yo guy from Hungary, finished the letter with something like

                                                                      "Some people like Trump, some people don't. But in November, voters have the choice between freedom and growth, or the tyranny of socialism and government interference"


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                                                                        Buttimer resigning too
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                                                                          Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                          Buttimer resigning too
                                                                          Wonder do any of the SF pols who went to that IRA murderers mass funeral in Belfast now 'reflect on their position'?
                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                            Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                                                                            The level of "anyone but FFG" followers is huge down here. It would no different anywhere else in the country these days. Mention labour or greens and they get lumped in for good measure. Kelly and Labour are still toxic to many since water charges and Eamon Ryan has zero credibility amongst many rural voters. I never noticed the anti-green sentiment as much until the last few months. FF missed their chance to "reinvent" themselves by letting MM keep the reigns for the last few years. Well re-brand at least. Meanwhile SF sat by, complained, did little else and ran a blisteringly effective social media campaign at the right time.
                                                                            I'm not saying you're wrong, but I think that we're all incredibly prone to hearing these people more than there being an awful awful lot of them.

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                                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                              Despite the empirical evidence?
                                                                              Yeah I thought they were mature and decent as the minority partner as such and that they would have improved since the last time. Oh boy was I wrong. It's like a "they haven't gone away you know" moment where the second they're back in power all the pricks from the glory days think all must be forgiven and we wanted them to revert to the Galway Tent.

                                                                              It's almost worth it to see Barry Cowen being run out of cabinet but this absolute implosion since they formed the government is becoming hard to watch. Martin necromancing this zombie corpse of a party into power by force of will for one last hurrah might end up being the greatest achievement in the history of the state.

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                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                Wonder do any of the SF pols who went to that IRA murderers mass funeral in Belfast now 'reflect on their position'?
                                                                                I mean it's a wee bit different, not that I'm defending them.

                                                                                I have no time for FG and I think Leo played a lot of politics with the pandemic that just again proves politicians are the nut low scum, but they are the best we've got.
                                                                                airport, lol

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                                                                                  The Moroccan Ambassador is a wonderfully random person to be at the shindig.

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                                                                                    Harry Maguire arrested for fighting outside a Mykonos bar, and, according to ESPN, hitting a police officer.
                                                                                    Today just keeps giving.

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                                                                                      Great short interview with someone who worked closely with Steve Jobs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd17gXiLWQg

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                                                                                        The vitriol on the airwaves is spectacular. This is bad. Rightfully so.

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                          You're Mullingar, right? 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 SF in Longford-Westmeath....
                                                                                          2016 GE results 1 FF (Mullingar), 1 FG (Mullingar,) 1 LB (Mullingar), 1 IND (Athlone - Boxer Moran, former FF). Note the lack of Longford rep as Bannon lost his seat from 2011.

                                                                                          In 2020 GE Boxer got shitcanned and the SF rep Sorcha Clarke topped the poll - she pissed it home. Same rep lost her council seat a few months beforehand , didn't have a hope of making the Dail and couldn't manage 500 votes in council elections.

                                                                                          Now it's 2 FF (Longford, Mullingar), 1 FG (Mullingar), 1SF (Mullingar). Longford block voted their local candidates (FF & FG) after having no rep in 2016 and Boxer "was let down by the people of Athlone" .

                                                                                          SF went from 4k -> 5k -> 11k first pref from last three GE. Labour went from 11k -> 5k -> 2k in same period. For me this is the big swing.

                                                                                          This constituency has always bee FF, FG, LB for as long as I can remember. I suppose it hasn't changed too much besides SF topping the poll. Tbf Emmet's point about those who shout loudest is spot on. For me I'll hear more from people in their 20s and 30s, many never voted previously. A lot of my peers went SF and Green. The grey vote likely didn't change much and aren't shouting their opinions on twitter etc. I'd loved to have had a poll on the votes by age brackets.

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                                                                                            Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
                                                                                            The Moroccan Ambassador is a wonderfully random person to be at the shindig.
                                                                                            Ahem...... don't you mean His Excellency The Moroccan Ambassador.
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                                                                                                The preset tables for this shindig with 8 at a table means the organisers didn't give a fuck about the guidelines of last week never mind this week. Did I hear that Donie Cassidy was running it... LMAO @ that what a plonker. The sooner SF FF merge the better Donie on the Minister for Mayo would fit right in there.

                                                                                                In a meeting all day that is saving me from listening to all the shinners fighting to get their outrage heard on the radio
                                                                                                Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
                                                                                                  Harry Maguire arrested for fighting outside a Mykonos bar, and, according to ESPN, hitting a police officer.
                                                                                                  Today just keeps giving.

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                                                                                                    It would be interesting to see if any of the people at the dinner were from Kildare, Laois or Offaly.

                                                                                                    I've heard a rumour of one but not sure if true.

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Silver-Tiger View Post
                                                                                                      The vitriol on the airwaves is spectacular. This is bad. Rightfully so.
                                                                                                      A caller on Newstalk just gave it both barrels for a solid 5 minutes and she was pretty much spot on the whole time.

                                                                                                      It's either everyone or not.

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                                                        Way to make Jess Brennan look like not so unusual a gobshite
                                                                                                        I'd never heard of her before, which I'm taking as a good thing

                                                                                                        When I went to see who she is, apparently she is a model/dancer/influencer/Has an Only Fans site

                                                                                                        Next...

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                                                                                                          The 1st comment on that made me LOL

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post

                                                                                                            I'd never heard of her before, which I'm taking as a good thing

                                                                                                            When I went to see who she is, apparently she is a model/dancer/influencer/Has an Only Fans site

                                                                                                            Next...
                                                                                                            Just a full-time vacuous eejit. Probably has no regrets or apologies and is loving the attention. Must be mad for an average Joe to know that the next thing they put on their Instagram is going to make national news.

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                                                                                                              The Naughty List

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                                                The Naughty List
                                                                                                                Its in a fucking frame
                                                                                                                Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                                                                  Its in a fucking frame
                                                                                                                  Are they being framed ?

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                                                                                                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                                                                                                                      It would be interesting to see if any of the people at the dinner were from Kildare, Laois or Offaly.

                                                                                                                      I've heard a rumour of one but not sure if true.
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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by dobby View Post

                                                                                                                        Not the one I was thinking about. He'll probably get away with it as he doesn't answer to anybody in government unless somebody in the EU commission pulls him up on it.

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                                                                                                                          Sean O'Rourke was there? Jesus, he'd be tearing the rest of them apart if he was still working.

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