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    Originally posted by Keane View Post
    Actually disgraceful. And they’ll get away with it too
    "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." - John Maynard Keynes

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      Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
      Have to say I'm noticing in South Dublin that the observance of social distancing is really starting to slacken
      I went and did my own shopping today, for the first time in 6 weeks. Plenty of distancing in Aldi, and feel I'm more at risk of injuring myself chopping vegetables and bleeding out.
      “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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        Originally posted by Keane View Post
        I like to compare them to bookies, because that is exactly what they are except when I go into a bookies with a winning docket they pay me with a smile, another happy customer, bleed them slow etc.
        When you go to these cunce with your docket, i.e. something really shitty has happened and you are at your most vulnerable, their business model is to say "let me send that docket to our legal eagles and leave it with them for a couple of weeks to see if there is any possible way they can parse it into something we can squirm out of having to pay out on".

        Sanctimonious pricks.
        Turning millions into thousands

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          Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
          I like to compare them to bookies, because that is exactly what they are except when I go into a bookies with a winning docket they pay me with a smile, another happy customer, bleed them slow etc.
          When you go to these cunce with your docket, i.e. something really shitty has happened and you are at your most vulnerable, their business model is to say "let me send that docket to our legal eagles and leave it with them for a couple of weeks to see if there is any possible way they can parse it into something we can squirm out of having to pay out on".

          Sanctimonious pricks.
          Are the insurers here also health insurers?

          I only ask as I know Laya are giving 195e per person back over the next 3 months.

          I know all insurers are unscrupulous so unsure why they're giving money back.

          I know *why* in the sense that it's because private hospitals are being taken over but more surprised because I haven't seen any government directive.

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            Housemates work quiz over conference call:

            Q: Where is the gluteus maximus located?

            A: Several people say Rome

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              Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
              Housemates work quiz over conference call:

              Q: Where is the gluteus maximus located?

              A: Several people say Rome
              Well they are on their arses over there .

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                Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                I like to compare them to bookies, because that is exactly what they are except when I go into a bookies with a winning docket they pay me with a smile, another happy customer, bleed them slow etc.
                When you go to these cunce with your docket, i.e. something really shitty has happened and you are at your most vulnerable, their business model is to say "let me send that docket to our legal eagles and leave it with them for a couple of weeks to see if there is any possible way they can parse it into something we can squirm out of having to pay out on".

                Sanctimonious pricks.
                Most people know this and expect the pain. . Given a choice would we even insure our cars? Worst I've done is kill a badger . Badger was pretty solid . When I think what I've paid against what I've got back . Zero. Great business .

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                  Have been getting this error on the Home page for the last 24 hours on Chrome on my PC. Still works with Chrome on my phone though. And the BBV still loads on my laptop too for some reason.
                  Last edited by KK82; 17-04-20, 12:55.

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                    Originally posted by KK82 View Post
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                    Have been getting this error on the Home page for the last 2 hours on Chrome on my PC. Still works with Chrome on my phone though. And the BBV still loads on my laptop too for some reason.
                    i've had it on both mobile and laptop. clearing all cookies etc. did the trick most times

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                      Originally posted by pgodkin View Post
                      I seriously dont see the outrage here, Every year these people come into the country and do this job... What I am told is that there conditions are shite enough... barely legal which means no Irish person would ever do the job, but compared to where these people are coming from it's a good job
                      If locals were willing to do it, they would be flying lads in and putting them up.
                      I've no issue with seasonal workers picking fruit. That's the way it is.

                      The issue for me is lads just strolling in without any screening or testing in place.

                      For the last month anyone arriving into australia (inc aussies) had to isolate. And And in that time the crime as really slowed. When from being a much further ahead of ireland to miles behind.

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                        Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                        For the last month anyone arriving into australia (inc aussies) had to isolate. And And in that time the crime as really slowed. When from being a much further ahead of ireland to miles behind.
                        <insert own joke about convicts>

                        I don't really get this point, do you mean actual criminal activity?
                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                          <insert own joke about convicts>

                          I don't really get this point, do you mean actual criminal activity?
                          He meant to use a different word. Spread or something similar. It's 11pm in Australia.

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                            Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                            i've had it on both mobile and laptop. clearing all cookies etc. did the trick most times
                            Did this too, worked perfectly. Well except for me being a complete technophobe and wiping my Revenue Certificate from the laptop. Cant access Revenue now but fuck it i got IPB

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                              Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                              Did this too, worked perfectly. Well except for me being a complete technophobe and wiping my Revenue Certificate from the laptop. Cant access Revenue now but fuck it i got IPB
                              lol Paying Revenue is for pussy's!! - Official View from all owners of IPB

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                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                <insert own joke about convicts>

                                I don't really get this point, do you mean actual criminal activity?
                                Similar to when Manny Pacquio fights:
                                Originally posted by * View Post
                                “The National Capital Region Police Office renders its salute to Sen. Manny Pacquiao for his victory. His victory today is another victory for peace. We have not recorded any crime incident on the duration of his fight,”
                                I read something before that crime drops by 90% in Manilla when he fights

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                                  Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                  Did this too, worked perfectly. Well except for me being a complete technophobe and wiping my Revenue Certificate from the laptop. Cant access Revenue now but fuck it i got IPB
                                  That file should be still on your laptop, do a search for .p12
                                  then locate and reupload

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                                    Trivia quiz, US politics (easy, or is it)

                                    Which US state recorded the largest % vote for Trump in 2016?
                                    Same question, but for Clinton?

                                    I guessed wrong on both
                                    SPOILER
                                    (Kentucky and California were my picks)
                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                      Originally posted by Murdrum View Post
                                      I read something before that crime drops by 90% in Manilla when he fights
                                      Dublin crime goes down by 92%* when Conor McGregor fights

                                      *
                                      SPOILER
                                      completely made up but oh so believable
                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                        If you are stuck doing Family quizzes on Zoom at the weekend. Just create an account on Kahoot and play away. By far the only way to do it. Bit of fun and the host can play.

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                                          Have an sky kahoots quiz at 3pm. It's, a great game tbf. Few prizes thrown in for 1st to 3rd no doubt ill come last.

                                          On another note got email yesterday with only 28 people CCd me being the only retail staff in the mix

                                          A meeting with the big man

                                          "Hi guys,



                                          JD is holding business updates with people across the business to get feedback on how you’re all doing and you have been selected
                                          Her sky-ness
                                          © 5starpool

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                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                            Trivia quiz, US politics (easy, or is it)

                                            Which US state recorded the largest % vote for Trump in 2016?
                                            Same question, but for Clinton?

                                            I guessed wrong on both
                                            SPOILER
                                            (Kentucky and California were my picks)
                                            SPOILER
                                            Alabama and Washington ("district of Columbia") I think. Actually I think alabama is wrong but I cant remember, probably some smaller populated red state
                                            Always love the results from the US elections coming in live.
                                            Last edited by Tar.Aldarion; 17-04-20, 13:53.

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                                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                              <insert own joke about convicts>

                                              I don't really get this point, do you mean actual criminal activity?
                                              Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                              He meant to use a different word. Spread or something similar. It's 11pm in Australia.
                                              Hector has it. Was supposed to say climb. Wasn't trying to involve crime at all.
                                              Was trying to find a way to overlay the graphs. Australia had cases earlier than Ireland, and more cases and deaths for a long time. Over the last month the Irish cases are really escalated

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                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                Trivia quiz, US politics (easy, or is it)

                                                Which US state recorded the largest % vote for Trump in 2016?
                                                Same question, but for Clinton?

                                                I guessed wrong on both
                                                SPOILER
                                                (Kentucky and California were my picks)
                                                SPOILER
                                                west Virginia


                                                I think Hawaii went more for Clinton than California

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                                                  Originally posted by LuckyLloyd View Post
                                                  Actually disgraceful. And they’ll get away with it too
                                                  My limited insider knowledge here, tells me there would be no insurance companies left if they paid business interruption to the whole country. The payout would be more than net worth
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                                                  Longshotvalue.com

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                                                    Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                    SPOILER
                                                    Alabama and Washington ("district of Columbia") I think. Actually I think alabama is wrong but I cant remember, probably some smaller populated red state
                                                    Always love the results from the US elections coming in live.
                                                    Fail * 2

                                                    SPOILER
                                                    (DC is not a state )
                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                      Originally posted by Trippie View Post
                                                      SPOILER
                                                      west Virginia


                                                      I think Hawaii went more for Clinton than California
                                                      SPOILER
                                                      pay the man, correct * 2
                                                      WV I guess is the nut redneck state, despite its proximity to DC and I didn't even think of Hawaii but makes sense for it to be even more liberal than California
                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                        Trivia quiz, US politics (easy, or is it)

                                                        Which US state recorded the largest % vote for Trump in 2016?
                                                        Same question, but for Clinton?

                                                        I guessed wrong on both
                                                        SPOILER
                                                        (Kentucky and California were my picks)
                                                        SPOILER
                                                        Alaska for Trump and I'm going to guess Rhode Island for Clinton

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                                                          Originally posted by aidankk View Post
                                                          My limited insider knowledge here, tells me there would be no insurance companies left if they paid business interruption to the whole country. The payout would be more than net worth
                                                          they're insured

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

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                                                              Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post
                                                              Housemates work quiz over conference call:

                                                              Q: Where is the gluteus maximus located?

                                                              A: Several people say Rome
                                                              My son ran a Sheep game on a London based but fairly international work group slack channel with one question being 'Name a county in Northern Ireland' he got back 6 Londonderry and 1 Derry
                                                              Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                Americans on the feed seem a lot lost by it all

                                                                http://youtu.be/JRg5ec6bHQ4

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                                                                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                  Recruitment freeze in Trinners. Can imagine that easily being extended to the other unis pretty rapidly. Hmm. What to do.
                                                                  Were you heading there? That's a pisser. We got money to hire a full Professor under some jobs for the girls scheme. I assume because the ad is already up they won't pull it now?

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                                                                    For those of you into whiskey my missus' distillery are having an auction on their batch one boxset on https://irishwhiskeyauctions.ie/ in just under an hour.
                                                                    "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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

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                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                        No, your (our) place, its the only place with a full prof on offer. Job was advertised, they are shortlisting for interview now. Maybe it might be considered too far along in the process to be stopped at this stage even though legally its not until a job offer is made.
                                                                        remember going through 5 interviews for a big company here a few years back. Down to 2 and they were supposed to give their answer in a couple of days. Brexit vote happened and they froze recruitment. Absolutely gutting!

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                                                                          Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                                          For those of you into whiskey my missus' distillery are having an auction on their batch one boxset on https://irishwhiskeyauctions.ie/ in just under an hour.
                                                                          9 days?
                                                                          is it pearse lyons or teelings?
                                                                          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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                                                                            Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
                                                                            9 days?
                                                                            is it pearse lyons or teelings?
                                                                            that site could be dangerous .
                                                                            Bid on a few things including the pearse lyons (I imagine there is a sizable bid sitting there already)
                                                                            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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                                                                              Originally posted by aidankk View Post
                                                                              My limited insider knowledge here, tells me there would be no insurance companies left if they paid business interruption to the whole country. The payout would be more than net worth
                                                                              They would have re-insured that with the likes of MunichRe etc. No insurance company really takes large exposure to catastrophes.

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

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                                                                                  So Chinese deaths in Wuhan is 50% higher than initially reported: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/w...eath-toll.html

                                                                                  I wonder if that's the full extent of it or if it's even worse. Hard to believe much of anything now.

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Murdrum View Post
                                                                                    So Chinese deaths in Wuhan is 50% higher than initially reported: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/w...eath-toll.html

                                                                                    I wonder if that's the full extent of it or if it's even worse. Hard to believe much of anything now.
                                                                                    A very neat 50%. I wonder how long they took to decide whether to round up or round down.

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Silver-Tiger View Post
                                                                                      If you are stuck doing Family quizzes on Zoom at the weekend. Just create an account on Kahoot and play away. By far the only way to do it. Bit of fun and the host can play.
                                                                                      I can see a market here for a live IPB game with sidebet action

                                                                                      who's in?
                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                        meh, looks cheatable
                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                          I can see a market here for a live IPB game with sidebet action

                                                                                          who's in?
                                                                                          you playing Kahoot with the kids? it's great fun with the teens/pre teens

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                                                                                            The mothers nursing home had advised us about a week ago that they had 1 confirmed case and were awaiting results on a number of other cases.

                                                                                            In fairness they have communicated really well. We have had face time calls and can send video messages in etc . They have also put detailed updates on their website.

                                                                                            A few days ago they advised us that Mam was running a slight temp that they suspected iwas being caused by a kidney infection but they would test for Covid 19 as a precaution.

                                                                                            Received the news that she had tested positive last night . Got a picture of her later sitting up and smiling .

                                                                                            Since they confirmed the first case I have been half expecting the call to come and we have discussed it here. She is a tough cookie but unfortunately I dont think that is necessarily an advantage at this time.

                                                                                            In a way we have already been through a grieving process for the Mother that just isn't there anymore. On the other hand we have many hilarious and loving moments with the person that she is now. We hope for the best outcome without having yet been able to decide what that is.

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                                                                                              Originally posted by pgodkin View Post
                                                                                              In other news Shit about to hit the Fan P&O ferries from Liverpool to Dublin has been stopped by Peel Ports, the management company demanding 600,000 stg from P&O for payment of services, the Norbay was not allowed to leave this morning!!

                                                                                              link here
                                                                                              I can't help but feel that there is more to this story that is being released.

                                                                                              Peel Ports are pretty big in the UK and also own MTL in Dublin along with BG Freight.

                                                                                              Up until the start of this year, BG Freight would have been in competition with P&O for some niche containers services on the Trans-Atlantic route that used Liverpool as a hub for Ireland but P&O pulled out of that market citing issues over Brexit (BG Freight call the same terminal as the deep sea lines in Liverpool port so transhipping is easily done where P&O come out of Gladstone so they had to leave the port to T/S which needed additional customs paperwork)

                                                                                              There would still be some element of competition there as BG Freight offer a domestic service to/from UK/Ireland via container v's P&O's RoRo option but I can't see it as much competition. BG freight are down to one or two sailings per week v's P&O's two or three sailings per day.

                                                                                              Maybe it's a simple case of Peel afraid they won't get paid and being cautious to make sure that amount of money isn't left out there for any length of time or maybe it's a chance to put the boot into a competitor?

                                                                                              I have very mixed feelings on P&O. We used to use them on the Dublin - Liverpool leg a lot in a previous role, I'm going back over 20 years now (showing me age ). The lads in Dublin were mainly beyond useless but one of the lads in particular in Liverpool was an absolute legend, still keep in touch with every so often. Before we started using them, they only did UK/Ireland traffic which generally had no customs requirements and the Dublin lads wanted nothing to do with it whereas the lads in Liverpool say this as a new business opportunity and were pushing it.

                                                                                              They only had customs on site for two hours twice a day, 8am - 10am and 8pm - 10pm. Our vessel left Liverpool every Saturday evening to Canada/USA so most of our freight went out on the 10pm sailing Friday night out of Dublin which meant I spent every Friday night in customs down there getting paperwork stamped. This was back when I would hand type export customs paperwork on a typewriter on essentially carbon paper so you have 5 copies of every document. Then customs would physically stamp the paperwork, they'd go in the ships bag to Liverpool where UK customs would counter stamp them to prove they left the EU. You'd keep page 1 and then get page 4 back a few months later as it trickled through the system.

                                                                                              They had two customs officers working the P&O terminal. One lad was absolutely sound, just a genuinely nice fella but the other lad was a cunt of the highest order. With just two of them, it meant you had to deal with the cunt every second week. I saw him rip up peoples paperwork and throw it back at them because it was wrong (without telling them what was wrong) and refusing to let their cargo go plus he'd berate you if there was the slightest mistake. Often, it was drivers handing in the paperwork who hadn't completed it so they got the brunt of it for others peoples mistakes.

                                                                                              I made one very small mistake (left out a two digit code in one box) once but never again and he got used to me and generally I didn't have any issues with him until one night some poor Italian driver presented his paperwork ahead of me and it was all over the shop. The customs officer was in the height of it and literally flung the paperwork back in his face and told him to sort it or he'd shred it. The Italian lad was none too happy and was starting to kick off a bit so as I was next up and being the cunt he was, told me I had to sort the Italians lads paperwork or neither of our freight was going anywhere despite my paperwork being perfect.

                                                                                              So there I am, not a fucking word of Italian, the driver not a word of English, trying to sort his shit out. I reverted to the ancient Irish language trick of shouting really loud as if somebody doesn't understand you when you're talking in a normal voice, they'll understand you when you shout When that didn't work , I went with adding an A or an O onto every word

                                                                                              'Thisa boxo herea isa missinga numbero - Do youa knowa the numberoa?

                                                                                              It was fucking torture but eventually got it sorted and when we got back to the customs officer, he was grinning ear to ear, thought the whole things was fucking hilarious, cunt!

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                                                                                                Now I'm tilted by the delay in a Ryanair refund, requested end of last month, now they just sent me an email giving me a voucher and telling me I can request a refund if I want but there will be a queue

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by bohsman View Post
                                                                                                  Now I'm tilted by the delay in a Ryanair refund, requested end of last month, now they just sent me an email giving me a voucher and telling me I can request a refund if I want but there will be a queue
                                                                                                  i've not received that yet. applied for a refund with ryanair beginning of march, still nothing, aer lingus, still nothing, and air france have adopted a different strategy. they automatically give you a voucher, and if the voucher isn't used after a year, they issue a refund.

                                                                                                  Cathay pacific still haven't agreed to refund without cancellation fees for August

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                    No, your (our) place, its the only place with a full prof on offer. Job was advertised, they are shortlisting for interview now. Maybe it might be considered too far along in the process to be stopped at this stage even though legally its not until a job offer is made.
                                                                                                    Doubt Hitch would be left in the door under a jobs fir the girls scheme

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                                                                                                      If you are being chased by a pack of taxidermists...
                                                                                                      Dont play dead.

                                                                                                      Landlord wants to meet me about the huge heating bill..
                                                                                                      I said "my door is always open.

                                                                                                      Was watching the Dublin marathon and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another as an egg and I thought..this could be interesting

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                                                                                                        This is really old..

                                                                                                        https://youtu.be/CJPTqWtv8IQ

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                                                                                                          Originally posted by Keane View Post
                                                                                                          If you pay a lower premium based on a restricted range of risks and take your chances than WTF do you expect? Insurance companies are an easy target but taking short cuts and whinging when you bought a product with a clear restriction about when the product doesn’t pay out is fairly childish in my view.

                                                                                                          I’ve been making the point for the past year that people are massively under insuring their homes as building costs have gone up ~25% over the past 3 years and most people are just indexing an out of date rebuild cost with general inflation. Then when they have a fire it’s the insurance companies fault for only making a partial payment never themselves for not reading or making a very basic effort to understand what the fuck they are buying. And certainly never their fault for not paying a higher premium.

                                                                                                          As for reinsurance taken out by local insurance companies that’s a total red herring. The reinsurer has similar restrictions you can be sure and the local insurers certainly know it. If they did have it they’d just pay out to the claimants as it wouldn’t cost them anything.

                                                                                                          It’s this kind of childish view has insurers getting the fuck out of this market and we’re left with very little choice and competition as a result. Which is the genuine issue to complain about. Shit regulation and fuck all competition in certain sectors. But not paying out on specified restrictions is just not reading your T&Cs in a legal contractual world which is just inexcusable imo.

                                                                                                          Originally posted by pgodkin View Post
                                                                                                          I seriously dont see the outrage here, Every year these people come into the country and do this job... What I am told is that there conditions are shite enough... barely legal which means no Irish person would ever do the job, but compared to where these people are coming from it's a good job

                                                                                                          As a Yellow belly I wouldn't let 95% of the dole Que walk by a strawberry field let alone pick the fruit, it is a really seriously demanding job, I couldn't do it today even if I wanted to!

                                                                                                          Tesco's / DHL / Primeline cant get people to drive forklifts for 11euro an hour, you think Irish people are going to break there backs for 10.50 an hour?

                                                                                                          Seen on Twitter that the UK government were being pressured into chartering flights to get these workers in as well, Yes all of them pose a risk but is this risk managable I say it would be, the amount of money tied up in a harvest if Keelings or any of these other producers ended up with Covid break out at their facilities, shut down and losing a crop could cost them a fortune! Don't forget these guys are all under serious contracts with Tesco's / Dunnes / etc and if Karen from Facebook gives out that there is no Strawberry's there will be hell to pay

                                                                                                          We did this to our selves cause we are all cu*ts, Just not as big of cu*ts as the Insurance sector.... Did anyone get notice about their life policy? heard a few people got notice if they die from covid19, it falls under the act of god clause and they wont pay out... seriously dont know if that is true but heard it can't find anything to confirm it?
                                                                                                          Every insurance company we deal with has confirmed no issue with life policies so I’d love to see some evidence of this social media bullshit. There are cases of new cover being refused to folk with Covid 19 or suspected of same for a period of a month or two following getting an all clear. No one is being denied a life assurance payment where they die from Covid 19 on an existing life policy.
                                                                                                          ‘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 V for Vendetta View Post
                                                                                                            If you pay a lower premium based on a restricted range of risks and take your chances than WTF do you expect? Insurance companies are an easy target but taking short cuts and whinging when you bought a product with a clear restriction about when the product doesn’t pay out is fairly childish in my view.

                                                                                                            I’ve been making the point for the past year that people are massively under insuring their homes as building costs have gone up ~25% over the past 3 years and most people are just indexing an out of date rebuild cost with general inflation. Then when they have a fire it’s the insurance companies fault for only making a partial payment never themselves for not reading or making a very basic effort to understand what the fuck they are buying. And certainly never their fault for not paying a higher premium.

                                                                                                            As for reinsurance taken out by local insurance companies that’s a total red herring. The reinsurer has similar restrictions you can be sure and the local insurers certainly know it. If they did have it they’d just pay out to the claimants as it wouldn’t cost them anything.

                                                                                                            It’s this kind of childish view has insurers getting the fuck out of this market and we’re left with very little choice and competition as a result. Which is the genuine issue to complain about. Shit regulation and fuck all competition in certain sectors. But not paying out on specified restrictions is just not reading your T&Cs in a legal contractual world which is just inexcusable imo.
                                                                                                            Ah yeah you're probably right and I was just remembering after I posted it all the times the insurance industry weren't the biggest cunts imaginable.

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                                                                                                              This evenings Garda checkpoint seems more thorough than the last one.
                                                                                                              “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post
                                                                                                                If you pay a lower premium based on a restricted range of risks and take your chances than WTF do you expect? Insurance companies are an easy target but taking short cuts and whinging when you bought a product with a clear restriction about when the product doesn’t pay out is fairly childish in my view.
                                                                                                                Insurance companies are obviously not going to pay out on specifically excluded events and I don’t know too many people in retail who expected a payout, despite a lot of the faux outrage out there now. However it’s a step too far to claim that the 99% of businesses not covered took ‘short cuts’ by not looking for cover for every conceivable type of risk.

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                                                                                                                  I can't help but feel that there is more to this story that is being released.

                                                                                                                  Peel Ports are pretty big in the UK and also own MTL in Dublin along with BG Freight.

                                                                                                                  Up until the start of this year, BG Freight would have been in competition with P&O for some niche containers services on the Trans-Atlantic route that used Liverpool as a hub for Ireland but P&O pulled out of that market citing issues over Brexit (BG Freight call the same terminal as the deep sea lines in Liverpool port so transhipping is easily done where P&O come out of Gladstone so they had to leave the port to T/S which needed additional customs paperwork)

                                                                                                                  There would still be some element of competition there as BG Freight offer a domestic service to/from UK/Ireland via container v's P&O's RoRo option but I can't see it as much competition. BG freight are down to one or two sailings per week v's P&O's two or three sailings per day.

                                                                                                                  Maybe it's a simple case of Peel afraid they won't get paid and being cautious to make sure that amount of money isn't left out there for any length of time or maybe it's a chance to put the boot into a competitor?

                                                                                                                  I have very mixed feelings on P&O. We used to use them on the Dublin - Liverpool leg a lot in a previous role, I'm going back over 20 years now (showing me age ). The lads in Dublin were mainly beyond useless but one of the lads in particular in Liverpool was an absolute legend, still keep in touch with every so often. Before we started using them, they only did UK/Ireland traffic which generally had no customs requirements and the Dublin lads wanted nothing to do with it whereas the lads in Liverpool say this as a new business opportunity and were pushing it.

                                                                                                                  They only had customs on site for two hours twice a day, 8am - 10am and 8pm - 10pm. Our vessel left Liverpool every Saturday evening to Canada/USA so most of our freight went out on the 10pm sailing Friday night out of Dublin which meant I spent every Friday night in customs down there getting paperwork stamped. This was back when I would hand type export customs paperwork on a typewriter on essentially carbon paper so you have 5 copies of every document. Then customs would physically stamp the paperwork, they'd go in the ships bag to Liverpool where UK customs would counter stamp them to prove they left the EU. You'd keep page 1 and then get page 4 back a few months later as it trickled through the system.

                                                                                                                  They had two customs officers working the P&O terminal. One lad was absolutely sound, just a genuinely nice fella but the other lad was a cunt of the highest order. With just two of them, it meant you had to deal with the cunt every second week. I saw him rip up peoples paperwork and throw it back at them because it was wrong (without telling them what was wrong) and refusing to let their cargo go plus he'd berate you if there was the slightest mistake. Often, it was drivers handing in the paperwork who hadn't completed it so they got the brunt of it for others peoples mistakes.

                                                                                                                  I made one very small mistake (left out a two digit code in one box) once but never again and he got used to me and generally I didn't have any issues with him until one night some poor Italian driver presented his paperwork ahead of me and it was all over the shop. The customs officer was in the height of it and literally flung the paperwork back in his face and told him to sort it or he'd shred it. The Italian lad was none too happy and was starting to kick off a bit so as I was next up and being the cunt he was, told me I had to sort the Italians lads paperwork or neither of our freight was going anywhere despite my paperwork being perfect.

                                                                                                                  So there I am, not a fucking word of Italian, the driver not a word of English, trying to sort his shit out. I reverted to the ancient Irish language trick of shouting really loud as if somebody doesn't understand you when you're talking in a normal voice, they'll understand you when you shout When that didn't work , I went with adding an A or an O onto every word

                                                                                                                  'Thisa boxo herea isa missinga numbero - Do youa knowa the numberoa?

                                                                                                                  It was fucking torture but eventually got it sorted and when we got back to the customs officer, he was grinning ear to ear, thought the whole things was fucking hilarious, cunt!
                                                                                                                  Well heard that there was more going on appertly P&O are losing a boat load of money every day 250k, Now P&O is the ferry's, Logistics services and fleet... They have been looking for the governments (both) to make up the shortfall but nothing has happened yet, they have not paid suppliers either, Peel ports credit insurance got pulled on P&O and this is why they demanded payment!!


                                                                                                                  Originally posted by V for Vendetta View Post
                                                                                                                  Every insurance company we deal with has confirmed no issue with life policies so I’d love to see some evidence of this social media bullshit. There are cases of new cover being refused to folk with Covid 19 or suspected of same for a period of a month or two following getting an all clear. No one is being denied a life assurance payment where they die from Covid 19 on an existing life policy.
                                                                                                                  Like I said it could have being stupid bullshit social media talk, although they are cu*nts so wouldnt put it past them

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Wesley Harms View Post
                                                                                                                    Anyone know who actually makes the money from this Pokio app? Are the different groups on a cut of the fees/rake?
                                                                                                                    I seem like a salesman for Pokio of late. I literally won a 2000+ big blind pot just now. Only 0.10-20 cent but I have probably well over a million hands played at small stakes and never came close to a pot that size.

                                                                                                                    Best part is I only had the third nuts and held 10 4 in a 3 bet pot
                                                                                                                    Pm for rakeback deals

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by tipp86 View Post
                                                                                                                      I seem like a salesman for Pokio of late. I literally won a 2000+ big blind pot just now. Only 0.10-20 cent but I have probably well over a million hands played at small stakes and never came close to a pot that size.

                                                                                                                      Best part is I only had the third nuts and held 10 4 in a 3 bet pot
                                                                                                                      If we didn't know you I'd ban you for being a planted shill!

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                                                                                                                        The scene with the therapist at the start of S03E06 of Ozark is class
                                                                                                                        Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by tipp86 View Post
                                                                                                                          I seem like a salesman for Pokio of late. I literally won a 2000+ big blind pot just now. Only 0.10-20 cent but I have probably well over a million hands played at small stakes and never came close to a pot that size.

                                                                                                                          Best part is I only had the third nuts and held 10 4 in a 3 bet pot

                                                                                                                          2000 BB pot Jesus nice one everyone must have caught a piece
                                                                                                                          of the flop

                                                                                                                          My inner Dougal screwed up another ticket for me today

                                                                                                                          Ted : So I'll just call this one Dougal were out of position and no need to bloat the old pot v the chip leader
                                                                                                                          Dougal: Ah go on Ted let me have a go you havent let me play since the other night
                                                                                                                          Ted: You cost us the bloody ticket Dougal
                                                                                                                          Dougal: What tickets that Ted?
                                                                                                                          Ted: (angry) The ticket Dougal the €1000 ticket that we played 6 hours for and were 5 mins away from; that bloody ticket
                                                                                                                          Dougal: I thought we were just having a laugh. Go on Ted give us a go I promise I'll just call.
                                                                                                                          Ted: Well ok but just call mind.

                                                                                                                          30 seconds later
                                                                                                                          Ted: (head in hands) For Gods sake Dougal why?why?
                                                                                                                          Dougal: I couldn't help myself Ted you know me and buttons .
                                                                                                                          Ted: sobbing
                                                                                                                          Dougal: I know what'll cheer you up Ted a nice game of buckaroo!
                                                                                                                          Ted: go on so

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