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    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

    That bit is a batshit crazy outpouring of reading too much of gobshites like Cummins. Do you really believe that or is it just your anger venting?
    Whatever about Holohans thoughts or motivations, the man has no business being on twitter commenting about crowds in town. Think it was about 20.40 on a Saturday when he tweeted about the crowds on South William Street. If I was about 12 years younger I would have been in there by about 21.10.
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      Poor sick puppy, he is completely right about the flattened curve. Hospitals are empty, vaccinations are effective against the new strains and the 20-30 somethings are mixing in huge groups anyway.

      I think that we are at the point where having the conversations around are we being to risk adverse makes sense and isn’t anti lockdown tinfoil hatness.

      Nphet have to be very conservative - it’s their job to model the worst numbers and try to protect 101% of the population.

      The govt made a balls up at Christmas and don’t want to be caught out again.

      I’m not too sure on where I stand on opening up myself but we are very close or maybe over the tipping point where economic v’s public health risk is shifting the other way.

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        Just to keep the conversation where it should be I wholeheartedly agree with Lao Lao and his toe fetish.

        Met Tony H in Bushy Park on Sat morning pounding his few laps, asked him where his sheep were. Took him a minute to realise I wasnt a conspiacy theorist nut about to have a go

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          22.5 years for Chauvin.
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            Originally posted by RichieM View Post
            I’m not too sure on where I stand on opening up myself but we are very close or maybe over the tipping point where economic v’s public health risk is shifting the other way.
            The problem is the virus can shift those goalposts very rapidly indeed. And we're constantly using lagging indicators to assess where we think we are.
            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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              Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

              I moved from them to VF.
              After years of working there and not using it
              home tv/home phone(lol)/1gb FTH/mobile all for €80
              Ufff, same deal but my company got bought by Eir and I get the above for 30 quid.
              ﴾͡๏̯͡๏﴿

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                Course the Apple TV thingy is still in the box unused.
                DpTV 4 life.
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                  Originally posted by Micknail View Post

                  Ufff, same deal but my company got bought by Eir and I get the above for 30 quid.
                  You in Cherrywood?

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                    I'm thinking opening up is logical. The whole reason for it was to protect the vulnerable. They are now vaccinated.

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                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                      I'm thinking opening up is logical. The whole reason for it was to protect the vulnerable. They are now vaccinated.
                      As of yesterday, only 24% of the 60-70 age group was fully vaccinated. That should be largely addressed over the next couple of weeks but then there is the couple of weeks after the second dose for maximum protection. That's the gaping hole at the moment, and the one any delay would be designed for I suspect. Another month and that gap should be filled, by and large.

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                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                        The problem is the virus can shift those goalposts very rapidly indeed. And we're constantly using lagging indicators to assess where we think we are.
                        The virus could possibly not can move those goal posts but as stands the vaccine stands up and the mortality rates are similar. Again based on what I have heard in the uk press.

                        I don’t think the question of lockdown is now as simple as science on one side and Gemma O’D on the other.
                        Last edited by RichieM; 25-06-21, 22:31.

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                          Originally posted by 6starpool View Post

                          As of yesterday, only 24% of the 60-70 age group was fully vaccinated. That should be largely addressed over the next couple of weeks but then there is the couple of weeks after the second dose for maximum protection. That's the gaping hole at the moment, and the one any delay would be designed for I suspect. Another month and that gap should be filled, by and large.
                          Really i thought we were way ahead of that.

                          fair enough that changes a lot - I think they are Astra and one dose of Astra is pretty poor against this variant.

                          Well ignore everything else I posted

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                            People talk about the virus like it’s a sentient being with great intelligence. If it was the Black Death plague I’d be hiding myself. Two of my friends wives won’t leave the house women in there early 40s petrified to go outside. Never want to work in the office again. I take it all back Tony holohan for president. Iceland has just lifted all restrictions of course smaller population than us they also jailed bankers not like Ireland let them transfer it to the wife.

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                              Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                              You in Cherrywood?
                              No I'm in my kitchen

                              / Still contracted into d'EPA.
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                                Went out to see The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard last night. There was a grand total of me and two random other people in the whole cinema. The 16-year-old who had enough free time to escort me to the screen from the ticket checkin desk, was lamenting that cinemas are gone for good.

                                And yet, and yet, despite the uncomfortable seats, and having to listen to the two other pricks loudly crunching popcorn from their seats at the other end of the cinema, it was highly enjoyable and would have been a tiny fraction of the fun sitting at home watching it on the tv/screen.

                                It might be time to devote an evening or two to going back to the cinema and sending a message that its still got a chance.

                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                  Went out to see The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard last night. There was a grand total of me and two random other people in the whole cinema. The 16-year-old who had enough free time to escort me to the screen from the ticket checkin desk, was lamenting that cinemas are gone for good.

                                  And yet, and yet, despite the uncomfortable seats, and having to listen to the two other pricks loudly crunching popcorn from their seats at the other end of the cinema, it was highly enjoyable and would have been a tiny fraction of the fun sitting at home watching it on the tv/screen.

                                  It might be time to devote an evening or two to going back to the cinema and sending a message that its still got a chance.
                                  Meant to ask you.....when i met you at Peter Rabbit why were there a load of older teenagers up the back, i couldnt see what they were at - drinking or whatever or filming?

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                                    Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                    Meant to ask you.....when i met you at Peter Rabbit why were there a load of older teenagers up the back, i couldnt see what they were at - drinking or whatever or filming?
                                    It was weird as they actually seemed to be genuinely there for the movie. A movie aimed at 5-10 year olds. We only moved as they were a prime 'we've got covid' cohort.
                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                      we eventually got around to registering ourselves in the Spanish healthcare system last Friday. Received texts this morning for vaccination on Monday evening. actual efficiency in Spain, I'm going for a lie-down.

                                      bloody fordeners coming here taking our JABS wha?
                                      Join the IPB Fantasy Football League 19/20

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                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                        Went out to see The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard last night. There was a grand total of me and two random other people in the whole cinema. The 16-year-old who had enough free time to escort me to the screen from the ticket checkin desk, was lamenting that cinemas are gone for good.

                                        And yet, and yet, despite the uncomfortable seats, and having to listen to the two other pricks loudly crunching popcorn from their seats at the other end of the cinema, it was highly enjoyable and would have been a tiny fraction of the fun sitting at home watching it on the tv/screen.

                                        It might be time to devote an evening or two to going back to the cinema and sending a message that its still got a chance.
                                        Did you go on your own?

                                        I tried to book 3 different movies in 4 different Cinemas yesterday afternoon. Family of 4. Got through to seat picking stage a couple of times but couldnt actually pick seats.

                                        Rang a couple of them only to be told that "website should be showing as booked out" or "you can book in two sets of two but you wont get a refund if you book first two and cant get the second two"

                                        My own fault for leaving it to last minute .

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                                          Joker in The Stella was one of the best nights out I've had in years.

                                          Such an amazing place. Such a fitting movie too I thought, suited the style and atmosphere of the place beautifully.

                                          Can't wait to go back.

                                          Would be meh to cinemas generally but the overall experience there is a thing of class.
                                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                            I went to The Quiet Place 2 with two buddies last week and there was a decent crowd in the screen, probably 100 people? Love love love going to the cinema, the whole experience, massive bag of popcorn, the trailers. Please let it remain part of our lives! I'd rather pubs disappear than cinemas, and I do miss the pub...

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                                              It's always been the cinema for me ahead of theaters, art galleries, book and poetry readings, concerts or operas. I guess the problem cinema has vs the rest is it's not live, so can easily become home entertainment. At what point does a big home movie room become a cinema? It's a lovely neutral meetup point all the same, particularly for dating. Hitch?
                                              Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                                                It's always been the cinema for me ahead of theaters, art galleries, book and poetry readings, concerts or operas. I guess the problem cinema has vs the rest is it's not live, so can easily become home entertainment. At what point does a big home movie room become a cinema? It's a lovely neutral meetup point all the same, particularly for dating. Hitch?
                                                Hopefully have never yo date again the cinema is woeful for dates have to sit in silence can’t even see the woman man or other. I used to love the Phoenix park beside where I lived free and a chance to get them in for a cup of tea .

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                                                  Originally posted by Sickpuppy View Post

                                                  Hopefully have never yo date again the cinema is woeful for dates have to sit in silence can’t even see the woman man or other. I used to love the Phoenix park beside where I lived free and a chance to get them in for a cup of tea .
                                                  Did you ever meet a Stagg up there?
                                                  I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                    Got whistled at as I cycled down the road. Still got it Raoul, still got it.

                                                    Beat: they looked to be rough as fuck fiftysomethings. Female at least.
                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                      Got whistled at as I cycled down the road. Still got it Raoul, still got it.

                                                      Beat: they looked to be rough as fuck fiftysomethings. Female at least.
                                                      Pride weekend in full flow
                                                      them ladies have a wolf whistle to be proud of

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                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                        Got whistled at as I cycled down the road. Still got it Raoul, still got it.

                                                        Beat: they looked to be rough as fuck fiftysomethings. Female at least.
                                                        Pride weekend in full flow
                                                        them ladies have a wolf whistle to be proud of

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                                                          Hancock gone.
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                                                            Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                            Hancock gone.
                                                            Wales out in sympathy too.

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                                                              Want -

                                                              https://sisyphus-industries.com/
                                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                                Hancock gone.
                                                                Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                  Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                                  Hancock gone.
                                                                  As minister for health
                                                                  People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                                  Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                                  https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                                    All kicks off around 50 seconds in

                                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                      Originally posted by Wombatman View Post

                                                                      Its like the parish priest never left.
                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                        People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                                        Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                                        https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                                          I have a question. My uncle, unfortunately, passed away a few months ago, albeit at a reasonably satisfactorily elderly age (despite his protestations). My mum is in charge of his estate and can't seem to find any assets. Not a penny. Which seems unlikely as he would have earned a fair bit over the years developing properties. But he might easily have spent it all. Is there a standard way, without too much cost, that she can search for whether he had any registered assets in Ireland across banks, funds, properties, etc?
                                                                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post


                                                                            Its like the parish priest never left.
                                                                            Ah, the poor fella forgot he wasn't living in France
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                                                                              Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                              Ah, the poor fella forgot he wasn't living in France
                                                                              Some less moralising country anyway that doesn't judge people's personal lives.
                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                Some less moralising country anyway that doesn't judge people's personal lives.
                                                                                Yeah, it wouldn't be like the Tories to ram family values and moral hazards down peoples throats.
                                                                                Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Wombatman View Post

                                                                                  Yeah, it wouldn't be like the Tories to ram family values and moral hazards down peoples throats.
                                                                                  Do the Tories do that?

                                                                                  And even if they do, why should we in turn also do it?
                                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                    Some less moralising country anyway that doesn't judge people's personal lives.
                                                                                    Was it not that he broke the covid restrictions (rather than having a mistress, which is clearly standard in Boris-land)?

                                                                                    Being Minister for Health (or rather Secretary, what's with that usage?), that put him in a rather invidious position....

                                                                                    And he's a twat. So it's (a) funny and (b) nice to see him hoist on his own petard.
                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Wombatman View Post

                                                                                      Yeah, it wouldn't be like the Tories to ram family values and moral hazards down peoples throats.
                                                                                      Less talk of ramming things down people's throats with Boris around. He might take you up on the suggestion.
                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                        Was it not that he broke the covid restrictions (rather than having a mistress, which is clearly standard in Boris-land)?

                                                                                        Being Minister for Health (or rather Secretary, what's with that usage?), that put him in a rather invidious position....

                                                                                        And he's a twat. So it's (a) funny and (b) nice to see him hoist on his own petard.
                                                                                        I don't mind the 'he's a twat' angle, as long as we're not all calling on our inner-priest and morally judging people. And lets not pretend it has anything to do with covid regs.
                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                          I have a question. My uncle, unfortunately, passed away a few months ago, albeit at a reasonably satisfactorily elderly age (despite his protestations). My mum is in charge of his estate and can't seem to find any assets. Not a penny. Which seems unlikely as he would have earned a fair bit over the years developing properties. But he might easily have spent it all. Is there a standard way, without too much cost, that she can search for whether he had any registered assets in Ireland across banks, funds, properties, etc?
                                                                                          Literally no paperwork in the house (or office) at all?

                                                                                          Does he even have an ATM card, which at least would tell you who his bank was? You could start there.
                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                            I don't mind the 'he's a twat' angle, as long as we're not all calling on our inner-priest and morally judging people. And lets not pretend it has anything to do with covid regs.
                                                                                            His resignation statement says both (I broke the regs and I let my wife and children down):

                                                                                            I want to reiterate my apology for breaking the guidance, and apologise to my family and loved ones for putting them through this
                                                                                            But remember: he is a twat. And rejoice in the spectacle.
                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                              More importantly today was spent fitting in ten or so suitable homes for sale in Bray into a Google Maps walking circuit, and expending 24,000 steps to visit them all and admire or disparage them from the outside.

                                                                                              It seems its quite easy to wipe out 80% of candidate homes simply based on exteriors. One home managed to not have a footpath, so every exit of the house would involve legging it across a road with cars screaming around two hairpin turns on either side. Other homes were clearly the 50-year-old hooker at the 50-year-old hooker party that had had a recent boobjob and felt that meant they no longer belonged to the elderly hooker club. That included one home selling itself as an upmarket abode where most of the neighbours seemed to have caravans in good working order in the back garden and heaps of broken down cars. Other houses, a surprising number, their most admirable external features turned out to be camera tricks.

                                                                                              In the end, we felt there was two candidate homes, and in a surprise turn, the runaway fav is 200k under our mortgage approval limit. A reasonably bogstandard estate house, but in a nice looking estate (near Boghall, which aside from a horrible name for a place, seems to have some highly dodgy areas, but the estate is away from the dodgiest of areas). The other is a bit more of a budget buster on the lovely Parnell Road. Lets see how it works out.

                                                                                              Bray has some amazing houses. Lovely architecture that really looks unique. Putland, Herbert, Parnell roads.

                                                                                              One that didn't make the final list, but which we'll view next week anyway, as its maybe a contender, if not for the size, is this. What thoughts would anyone have on this place?

                                                                                              https://www.daft.ie/for-sale/semi-de...icklow/2923795



                                                                                              "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                Literally no paperwork in the house (or office) at all?

                                                                                                Does he even have an ATM card, which at least would tell you who his bank was? You could start there.
                                                                                                Nothing. There's no money in his bank (she has access to that), and he was just renting a room in a house in Dublin for the last 30 years, so there's no identifiable asset there. But he would have made a lot from building over the years. He was extremely reclusive and very strongly into religion, so he might have simply donated it. Its just he went quickly and wouldn't have had a chance to sort anything out. Ah, its all a bit *something* talking about money and dead people, but its more there is a suspicion that there might be something that he would have wanted passed on, but having no idea how to check. One thought is he might have a few bits of land somewhere.
                                                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                  More importantly today was spent fitting in ten or so suitable homes for sale in Bray into a Google Maps walking circuit, and expending 24,000 steps to visit them all and admire or disparage them from the outside.

                                                                                                  It seems its quite easy to wipe out 80% of candidate homes simply based on exteriors. One home managed to not have a footpath, so every exit of the house would involve legging it across a road with cars screaming around two hairpin turns on either side. Other homes were clearly the 50-year-old hooker at the 50-year-old hooker party that had had a recent boobjob and felt that meant they no longer belonged to the elderly hooker club. That included one home selling itself as an upmarket abode where most of the neighbours seemed to have caravans in good working order in the back garden and heaps of broken down cars. Other houses, a surprising number, their most admirable external features turned out to be camera tricks.

                                                                                                  In the end, we felt there was two candidate homes, and in a surprise turn, the runaway fav is 200k under our mortgage approval limit. A reasonably bogstandard estate house, but in a nice looking estate (near Boghall, which aside from a horrible name for a place, seems to have some highly dodgy areas, but the estate is away from the dodgiest of areas). The other is a bit more of a budget buster on the lovely Parnell Road. Lets see how it works out.

                                                                                                  Bray has some amazing houses. Lovely architecture that really looks unique. Putland, Herbert, Parnell roads.

                                                                                                  One that didn't make the final list, but which we'll view next week anyway, as its maybe a contender, if not for the size, is this. What thoughts would anyone have on this place?

                                                                                                  https://www.daft.ie/for-sale/semi-de...icklow/2923795


                                                                                                  One approves (if only for the verbiage):

                                                                                                  On reaching the entrance hall, one steps into the bay-windowed sitting room with its welcoming open fireplace
                                                                                                  Glazed double doors invite one to the eat-in family kitchen, well fitted, and featuring a vaulted ceiling over the dining area also enjoying double doors to the rear garden.
                                                                                                  And look! They wrote the whole ad just for you!

                                                                                                  We confidently recommend inspection to the most discerning purchaser.
                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                                                    Nothing. There's no money in his bank (she has access to that), and he was just renting a room in a house in Dublin for the last 30 years, so there's no identifiable asset there. But he would have made a lot from building over the years. He was extremely reclusive and very strongly into religion, so he might have simply donated it. Its just he went quickly and wouldn't have had a chance to sort anything out. Ah, its all a bit *something* talking about money and dead people, but its more there is a suspicion that there might be something that he would have wanted passed on, but having no idea how to check. One thought is he might have a few bits of land somewhere.
                                                                                                    Get the last few years of statements, might give you a few clues.
                                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                      One approves (if only for the verbiage):





                                                                                                      And look! They wrote the whole ad just for you!

                                                                                                      ha brilliant. never read the words of these things.

                                                                                                      rear garden ... providing the keen gardener with plenty of interest
                                                                                                      you can just imagine the potential man of the house exploring the back garden with a magnifying glass and harrumping with joy, in between puffs of his pipe, on the discovery of a particularly rare plant imported during the previous owners Congolese Grand Tour.
                                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                        Get the last few years of statements, might give you a few clues.
                                                                                                        Yeah - that might be it.
                                                                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post


                                                                                                          ha brilliant. never read the words of these things.



                                                                                                          you can just imagine the potential man of the house exploring the back garden with a magnifying glass and harrumping with joy, in between puffs of his pipe, on the discovery of a particularly rare plant imported during the previous owners Congolese Grand Tour.
                                                                                                          I do like the tone of equivocation that creeps in:

                                                                                                          located on the elevated section of Putland Road, arguably one of Bray s most sought-after addresses
                                                                                                          'Arguably'? I don't want no stinkin' arguably!
                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                            Slightly strange to see a house with only one jacks these days. I guess people did less shitting in the 1920s.
                                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post



                                                                                                              And he's a twat. So it's (a) funny and (b) nice to see him hoist on his own petard.
                                                                                                              They really have some despicable politicians. Not just despicable politicians, but despicable people also. Boris, Hancock, Gove and Patel are absolute bottom feeders. And they only scratch the surface.

                                                                                                              Our lot are absolute saints compared to them IMO. Even the Shinners.... kinda

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                More importantly today was spent fitting in ten or so suitable homes for sale in Bray into a Google Maps walking circuit, and expending 24,000 steps to visit them all and admire or disparage them from the outside.

                                                                                                                It seems its quite easy to wipe out 80% of candidate homes simply based on exteriors. One home managed to not have a footpath, so every exit of the house would involve legging it across a road with cars screaming around two hairpin turns on either side. Other homes were clearly the 50-year-old hooker at the 50-year-old hooker party that had had a recent boobjob and felt that meant they no longer belonged to the elderly hooker club. That included one home selling itself as an upmarket abode where most of the neighbours seemed to have caravans in good working order in the back garden and heaps of broken down cars. Other houses, a surprising number, their most admirable external features turned out to be camera tricks.

                                                                                                                In the end, we felt there was two candidate homes, and in a surprise turn, the runaway fav is 200k under our mortgage approval limit. A reasonably bogstandard estate house, but in a nice looking estate (near Boghall, which aside from a horrible name for a place, seems to have some highly dodgy areas, but the estate is away from the dodgiest of areas). The other is a bit more of a budget buster on the lovely Parnell Road. Lets see how it works out.

                                                                                                                Bray has some amazing houses. Lovely architecture that really looks unique. Putland, Herbert, Parnell roads.

                                                                                                                One that didn't make the final list, but which we'll view next week anyway, as its maybe a contender, if not for the size, is this. What thoughts would anyone have on this place?

                                                                                                                https://www.daft.ie/for-sale/semi-de...icklow/2923795


                                                                                                                Urgh, never get the point of fireplaces in the bedroom, that's always a big no no for me.
                                                                                                                No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by pokerhand View Post
                                                                                                                  Urgh, never get the point of fireplaces in the bedroom, that's always a big no no for me.
                                                                                                                  My guess is that's because it's a 1920s house and they needed fireplaces back then for heat.
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                                                                                                                    635k is a lot for a pretty snug 3 bed. In Bray.

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by 6starpool View Post
                                                                                                                      635k is a lot for a pretty snug 3 bed. In Bray.
                                                                                                                      Not much room for adding to upstairs either unless you can do the attic. Not having an en-suite when kids hit teenage years would probably have me jumping off Bray Head.

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                                                                                                                        Bray has excellent infrastructure in the sense that all the basic services are available locally
                                                                                                                        and terrific access to Dublin using any transport.

                                                                                                                        That said, it is nevertheless a commuter town.
                                                                                                                        In no sense can your children reach school
                                                                                                                        without an adult providing assistance
                                                                                                                        and you yourself work at the other side of Dublin.

                                                                                                                        Spending that kind of money on a property
                                                                                                                        that falls so far short of your primary needs
                                                                                                                        seems crazy.

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                                                                                                                          If being close to the sea is a tick box what about Donabate?

                                                                                                                          Guessing your € will go a little further there.
                                                                                                                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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