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

    Rented the spoilered for about the same price. I think your bro won this round! Man Dublin accommodation is so shite. Think it's quite large though - about 95sqm - although weirdly the letting agent had no idea what size it was, which is surely the first piece of info you'd have on hand.

    SPOILER
    https://touch.daft.ie/for-rent/apartment-newpark-newtown-avenue-blackrock-co-dublin/2523045
    That the auctioneer went to the bother of taking a close up of the brushed aluminium sign but didn't bother wiping the mank off it is a deal breaker for me.


    Turning millions into thousands

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      I think I had that same couch + kitchen and chairs in a place I rented. Although you've been spared the Jack Vettriano prints that seemed to be in every place.

      It's like every landlord went to the same shop back in the boom times.

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

        Rented the spoilered for about the same price. I think your bro won this round! Man Dublin accommodation is so shite. Think it's quite large though - about 95sqm - although weirdly the letting agent had no idea what size it was, which is surely the first piece of info you'd have on hand.

        SPOILER
        https://touch.daft.ie/for-rent/apartment-newpark-newtown-avenue-blackrock-co-dublin/2523045
        Such a lucky thing that you love vehicular traffic so much
        “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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

          Rented the spoilered for about the same price. I think your bro won this round! Man Dublin accommodation is so shite. Think it's quite large though - about 95sqm - although weirdly the letting agent had no idea what size it was, which is surely the first piece of info you'd have on hand.

          SPOILER
          https://touch.daft.ie/for-rent/apartment-newpark-newtown-avenue-blackrock-co-dublin/2523045
          When the jacks start to give trouble gimme a shout (if they havent, they will)

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              That is insane money. I got so lucky buying in 2011. The difference between my mortgage and that apartment is significantly more than it costs to a run a plane!

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                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                  Heh. They were all around that: €2000 for a crappy two bed. €2200 for a standard. Maybe it's just the area? Sure I suppose we'll just be swapping it for an equivalent mortgage in a year, so can suck it up for 12 months. Maybe spend the last few months of the academic year in France to save a few grand. 2011 was such a good year to buy in fairness.
                  How much of a mortgage would €2k a month get someone these days?

                  Edit- just looked instead of being lazy. Interest rates not too bad really.
                  Last edited by Dice75; 14-07-20, 17:53.

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                    Question for ye in the know please?

                    WheN sOMeoNe WriTes soMeThiNg lIKe ThiS DoEs IT MEaN SomEThiNG?

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                      Is there a reason why apartments in Ireland are always furnished? The furniture you get always looks like garbage. 2,400 a month and look at the table and chairs, the stool and high table in the kitchen, if you were giving them away the person taking it would ask you drop it off as it's not worth the cost of the petrol.

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                        As a culchie who has only lived in D6/D6W and hasn't lived in the city for 8 years now, thats just depressing.
                        Jayzus, Sheila! I forgot me feckin' trousers

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                          Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                          Question for ye in the know please?

                          WheN sOMeoNe WriTes soMeThiNg lIKe ThiS DoEs IT MEaN SomEThiNG?
                          YEaH I Am pISsED
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                            Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                            Question for ye in the know please?

                            WheN sOMeoNe WriTes soMeThiNg lIKe ThiS DoEs IT MEaN SomEThiNG?
                            current equivalent of "hurr durr, I'm a retard"
                            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 Dice75 View Post
                              Question for ye in the know please?

                              WheN sOMeoNe WriTes soMeThiNg lIKe ThiS DoEs IT MEaN SomEThiNG?
                              The caps are the real message.

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                                Originally posted by SatNav View Post

                                YEaH I Am pISsED
                                If you've had your fill of porter, And you can't go any further
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                                    Originally posted by Charlie Sheen View Post
                                    Is there a reason why apartments in Ireland are always furnished? The furniture you get always looks like garbage. 2,400 a month and look at the table and chairs, the stool and high table in the kitchen, if you were giving them away the person taking it would ask you drop it off as it's not worth the cost of the petrol.
                                    It'd rare to unfurnished alright. I remember I was looking at a 1b that was 1600+ish maybe 5 years ago. And the main table was a pallet.

                                    *looking at the agent*
                                    "Any chance of getting a real table?"
                                    " I thought that was cool and hip"
                                    "eh..."

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

                                        Actually I was going to ask them to ship it away. Hopefully that's a thing you can do?
                                        Probably charge you storage/removal/cost of furniture fee. I've never rented in Ireland so not sure but do look at my potential options back in Dublin from time to time and just accept I'll stay in Canada

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                                            Since my father got back from A&E the other night he's been telling anyone who'll listen that they took out his kidney, he's more convincing than Trump is about passing his dementia test.
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                                            Turning millions into thousands

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                                                Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                Since my father got back from A&E the other night he's been telling anyone who'll listen that they took out his kidney, he's more convincing than Trump is about passing his dementia test.
                                                https://youtu.be/_27ivb-Bi4I

                                                Run!!

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                                                  Cowen sacked. Is that a record for the shortest time as a minister?

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                                                      Some people/places are just weird. Was in Tesco in Wicklow town earlier. Pretty sure I was the only one wearing a mask(or one of the very few anyway) and got a few weird looks alright

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                                                        Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post

                                                        Cowen sacked. Is that a record for the shortest time as a minister?
                                                        Jim McDaid lasted a day...

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                                                          Wonder where the guard who leaked Cowen stuff is from
                                                          whiff of the Mayo deep state about the whole thing

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                                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                            The wife's boss (maybe around 50-55 years old - I mention the age to indicate its a sensible age) was saying she was back in the West of Ireland over the weekend visiting her extremely ill parents that she hasnt be able to see in a few months due to lockdown and all her brothers and sisters, same age range, were making fun of her fancy Dublin ways of wearing a mask. Wtf. She's most definitely not prone to exaggeration, so either she has a weird family or that whole part of the world is weird. Why would you make fun of someone wearing a mask??!
                                                            I've been in tralee for the last three and a half weeks and anecdotally I've noticed a sharp increase in the number of people wearing masks over that period of time.

                                                            Honestly I was half rolling my eyes about it a few weeks ago but have taken to having one in my pocket to put on in busy shops over the last week or so. I do it for the sake of other people's peace of mind pretty much.

                                                            The messaging around it in Ireland has been extremely wishy washy. When you consider most places west of the Shannon have had basically no cases throughout the pandemic I don't think it's too surprising that it's taken Dubs turning up with COVID to have infection parties to get the plain people of the west to start wearing masks in light of the fact that they've literally just now decided to make a bit of thing about it for people taking the DART.

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

                                                              The other odd thing is having new apartments with like a B or even a C energy rating. How do you even physically achieve that with modern building techniques?!
                                                              Very easily tbh.
                                                              Achieve a good rating requires a lot more than modern building techniques. There's a significant investment required that not everyone wants to spend.


                                                              Originally posted by Charlie Sheen View Post
                                                              Is there a reason why apartments in Ireland are always furnished? The furniture you get always looks like garbage. 2,400 a month and look at the table and chairs, the stool and high table in the kitchen, if you were giving them away the person taking it would ask you drop it off as it's not worth the cost of the petrol.
                                                              I've always found that odd too.
                                                              I think it's down to the plebs expecting furnished apartments to the point of there being no market.
                                                              If makes sense in low-cost, short term, or small city apartments. But can never understand a somebody rent a large relatively expensive place but sleeping in somebody's old smelly bed.

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                                                                “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                  Trump presser last night was irritating. I cant understand how hes not been taken out . All about CHINA.
                                                                  He goes from both paranoid to pronoid in the same sentence. It's actually remarkable.

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                                                                    Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                                    Is this permitted ? Consequences?

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                                                                      Originally posted by PSV58 View Post
                                                                      Wonder where the guard who leaked Cowen stuff is from
                                                                      whiff of the Mayo deep state about the whole thing
                                                                      Pretty sure it's an open secret Thomas Byrne leaked it
                                                                      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 Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                        Since my father got back from A&E the other night he's been telling anyone who'll listen that they took out his kidney, he's more convincing than Trump is about passing his dementia test.
                                                                        I've brought Mrs DP's dad for little walks around the estate or to the shops literally every day since lockdown.
                                                                        Without fail, every day he forgets Covid is a thing or expresses in wonder that it's the first day out in months.
                                                                        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!
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                                                                          Originally posted by Ed View Post
                                                                          Some people/places are just weird. Was in Tesco in Wicklow town earlier. Pretty sure I was the only one wearing a mask(or one of the very few anyway) and got a few weird looks alright
                                                                          Id say its 50% on my local weekly shop although slightly older population around here.

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                                                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                            Is this permitted ? Consequences?
                                                                            Think it's technically illegal, but nothing will happen.

                                                                            “An employee shall not use or permit the use of his Government position or title or any authority associated with his public office to endorse any product, service or enterprise.”
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                                                                            “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                              Jesus christ
                                                                              Coronavirus: ‘Worrying trend’ of symptomatic people refusing Covid-19 tests
                                                                              via The Irish Times
                                                                              https://www.irishtimes.com/news/heal...ests-1.4304542

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                                                                                Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                                                this is about the boycott of Goya?

                                                                                Just when you think they cannot get any more crass
                                                                                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!
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                                                                                  I see joe Rohan proving beyond all doubt he is a dangerous moron “masks are for bitches”
                                                                                  poor reflection on people that they listen to his rambling shite, people who go on as guests usually go down in my estimation also

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                                                                                    I see joe Rogan proving beyond all doubt he is a dangerous moron “masks are for bitches”
                                                                                    poor reflection on people that they listen to his rambling shite, people who go on as guests usually go down in my estimation also

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                                                                                      Fake news bro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY3C...youtu.be&t=578
                                                                                      "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                                                        For coffee people, darkarts have a 25% sale today on anything, as they are moving premises and don't want to move their stock, if ye wanted anything. Code is fuckouttahere
                                                                                        I'm a big fan of the "I will kill again" keep cup. Their coffee is awesome.

                                                                                        https://www.darkartscoffee.co.uk/

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                                                                                            Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                                                            For coffee people, darkarts have a 25% sale today on anything, as they are moving premises and don't want to move their stock, if ye wanted anything. Code is fuckouttahere
                                                                                            I'm a big fan of the "I will kill again" keep cup. Their coffee is awesome.

                                                                                            https://www.darkartscoffee.co.uk/
                                                                                            Anything specific you can recommend?

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                                                              Very easily tbh.
                                                                                              Achieve a good rating requires a lot more than modern building techniques. There's a significant investment required that not everyone wants to spend.



                                                                                              I've always found that odd too.
                                                                                              I think it's down to the plebs expecting furnished apartments to the point of there being no market.
                                                                                              If makes sense in low-cost, short term, or small city apartments. But can never understand a somebody rent a large relatively expensive place but sleeping in somebody's old smelly bed.
                                                                                              Landlords are a problem in this regard. The place I lived in Ranelagh had a nice conservatory full of washing machines, couches and other assorted rubbish the owner was storing from his other lettings. When I replaced his smelly old bed with my own he fucked the smelly old bed into the conservatory with the rest :-/

                                                                                              What are you going to do in the Dublin rental market? Just have to suck it up

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                                                                                                  Oh why do you treat me so cold . Got a mortgage on my body , the deeds to my soul .

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                    We've now agreed to pay the landlord to store his crap in a storage place so we don't get infected. They saw us coming all right. In fairness we would have had to store our stuff somewhere otherwise.
                                                                                                    That's not how that works.
                                                                                                    His stuff, his responsibility
                                                                                                    People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
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                                                                                                      For Dempsey haters. Listen up. I remember this so well spent many years in Dingle for OV . This was one of the hiighlights

                                                                                                       

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                        We've now agreed to pay the landlord to store his crap in a storage place so we don't get infected. They saw us coming all right. In fairness we would have had to store our stuff somewhere otherwise.
                                                                                                        Back in the day I used to just store the landlord stuff I didn’t want down in my folks workshop and bring it back when I was moving out. How much are you paying for storage??
                                                                                                        ‘IF YOU had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.” Genghis Khan

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Opr View Post

                                                                                                          Anything specific you can recommend?
                                                                                                          I've just been drinking it from a coffee shop in town, it's all they use, can't remember which I've had or not but thoroughly enjoyed them all.
                                                                                                          The place is called it's a trap, near mountjoy sq, if you feel like trying it out. They also sell the beans there. They spent months drinking different coffees before choosing these guys and when they chose them, the lads flew over from London to chat about coffee etc, great service!

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

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                                                                                                              “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by BennyHiFi View Post

                                                                                                                TBH I can see where they those new IP businesses are coming from. It's risky yes and the valuations seem high now BUT I think bands and record companies have traditionally been rather shortsighted and this is a much longer play, monetising catalogues hard over many decades with a much broader vision of where the opportunities might be.

                                                                                                                And I don't really have a problem with that for bands/artists which are big business.

                                                                                                                The main risks I'd highlight is that the ubiquity which will come from putting their images and songs in places they traditionally may not have been will dilute their cache (in the west) and they won't get anything near the return they might think they will from 'emerging' markets in the east.

                                                                                                                Might be another case of Guy Hands catastrophic takeover of EMI a decade ago but this move seems different. It's music industry insiders trying to disrupt with a near bottomless pit of cash.

                                                                                                                The challenge will be to get the revenue streams robust enough before the money runs out and/or the often very fickle world of celebrity/entertainment either pushes back against the prices or something like another global recession/depression (or something like cancel culture) create an insurmountable structural shift.
                                                                                                                That EMI deal was a shitshow for another wise shrewd investor in Terra Firma. I was an investor in it, and an interesting story was that as part of the takeover there was obviously a large focus on cost cutting as part of the takeover, TF team see an inordinate amount of costs going on flowers for the artists changing rooms, like 9-10x the cost of everything else, and duly cut that from budget. They lose a few artists over the course of 6 months until they realize flowers is a euphemism, and promptly replace the budget. Investors actually got back par in the end which all things considered was a helluva result.

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                                                                                                                  Food to see a bit of a backlash brewing against working from home, pretty clear it’ll be a disaster for all the companies that rely on catering to workforce’s in the city
                                                                                                                  hopefully if this blows over there will be a campaign to shame selfish WFH holdouts and they’ll be forced to abandon their plans to infest and destroy the west of Ireland

                                                                                                                  don’t think everyone is loving it anyway and Have no doubt productivity has dropped for many.

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                                                                                                                    I keep my coffee intake to 2 cups a month for fear of being called a coffee wnaker. Hate these wnakers who walk into meetings with coffee in hand. Dont do that. Have your coffee before you go anywhere you coffee wankers.

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                                                                                                                        2 hours googling more or less fancy /designer face masks. Jesus what has life become... On the upside the saggy jaw line will be fixed for a measly 12 euro instead of the 10 k facelift that was to happen in June
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                                                                                                                          Hullo to whomever shouted out a window to me from a taxi in Chapelizod tonight
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