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Re: Water and other political issues.

Post by Sinead » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:18 pm

Statutory Instruments are a very quick and easy way of implementing legislation. Under the Finance Act the then Minister gave very wide ranging powers to the Central Bank who can make amendments as they think fit.

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Post by gingertom » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:56 am

An S.I. is an effective way to implement legislation. Having the desire to do it is an entirely different matter.


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Re: Water and other political issues.

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Re: Water and other political issues.

Post by Strum » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:19 pm

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Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:31 pm
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-a ... -1.3811041

Discuss......

Not a lot to discuss really GT. Loss of reputation, I doubt it in his circles, and 1 million, small change to him. sighhh



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Post by gingertom » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:43 pm

I would suggest that it shows that we do have a lot to discuss. Can money buy justice, when money is no object?
This decision may suggest that it does not have that effect...in our jurisdiction anyway?


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Post by gingertom » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:05 pm

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-a ... -1.3811518

The thin blue line does exist and even when not on duty. The real problem is that An Garda Síochána is under-resourced, undervalued and taken for granted. The responsibility for solving problems to ensure that an appropriate program of policing is implemented and effected lies within the management of the Garda, not with the rank and file. Not to mention that the Government must support policing in finance and legislation. I suggest that when 'traditional' Garda Management retires, the organisational direction will hopefully morph into line with the views of contemporary Irish public opinion........without the PC element though.


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Post by Toss » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:02 pm

gingertom wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:31 pm
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-a ... -1.3811041

Discuss......


I would expect DoB will not take that loss lightly and will be on the blower to his friends in the Bliderberg Club ..... it would not surprise me if the Sunday Business Post is targeted in some other way by some other entity within a year as revenge can take many different forms..... this is far from over.

When you ask can money buy justice, when money is no object? I think it depends on what the individuals definition of justice is........ and to the very wealthy, justice means nothing because winning is everything.


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Post by Rocker » Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:39 am

I like this statement!
She said the case highlighted the extent to which Ireland’s defamation laws place significant constraints on all Irish media outlets in their efforts to provide robust, objective and fair scrutiny of the stories that matter to Irish democracy. “We believe it is time for action to reform the relevant defamation laws and to ensure that the media are liberated from unreasonable pressures which currently exist.

I also like this statement"“The work of Tom Lyons, Ian Kehoe and the Sunday Business Post was manifestly in the public interest,” he said. “Mr Lyons and Mr Kehoe withstood enormous pressure in the witness box and deserve credit for the manner in which they stood up for the principles of media freedom."

As far as I can see journalists are scared to do any in depth investigating for fear of being sued and DOD and many others with money and legal aides have been able to keep their names out of most media.

I like Tom Lyons.

Up to a few weeks ago when I did some serious clearing I had that article!


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Post by Sinead » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:57 pm

Why of why is this man so enamoured with litigation? I would love to be his Barrister, even the Junior, I would never be out of work. Has justice been done? Who knows, the judgement could be overturned on appeal. It would appear to me, a lay person, that this man always challenges statements of fact.



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Post by Toss » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:36 pm

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As the good ship brexit continues to drift towards the rocks, this explanation has caught my attention .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IL2XwSkFJQ&app=desktop

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Post by gingertom » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:50 pm

Sinead wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:57 pm
Why of why is this man so enamoured with litigation? I would love to be his Barrister, even the Junior, I would never be out of work. Has justice been done? Who knows, the judgement could be overturned on appeal. It would appear to me, a lay person, that this man always challenges statements of fact.
Dáil privilege is, as I have said before here, untouchable. That is where the statements were made, regarding Mr O'Brien and therefore such statements are unchallengeable in the matter of free Dáil speech. Free democratic utterances are permissible within the Dáil chamber in order to promote proper democratic debate.


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Post by gingertom » Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:57 pm

Have we all got our 'Green Card,'which is available from our motor vehicle insurers, in order to be recognised as holding a legally valid insurance policy, in order to be able to drive up to Northern Ireland? Without this documentation, our vehicles could be legally confiscated by the PSNI in the event of a No-Deal Brexit.

https://www.mibi.ie/brexit.1760.html


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Post by Rocker » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:27 pm

Ha ha Strum was listening to the Fine Gael ard feis and couldn't help thinking of Fairy Tales.


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Post by Sinead » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:44 pm

Gingertom, the most recent case with Mr. O'Bien was about a newspaper article and the indebtedness of individuals to banks during/prior to the crisis, nothing to do with The Dail



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Post by Rocker » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:01 am

gingertom wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:57 pm
Have we all got our 'Green Card,'which is available from our motor vehicle insurers, in order to be recognised as holding a legally valid insurance policy, in order to be able to drive up to Northern Ireland? Without this documentation, our vehicles could be legally confiscated by the PSNI in the event of a No-Deal Brexit.

https://www.mibi.ie/brexit.1760.html

My insurance company sent me one today. I rarely take the car to the North but now with the maybe fluid border I could stray in without realising.


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Post by Toss » Tue May 07, 2019 11:12 pm

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Dún Laoghaire Council turns down Hollywood studio plan for old terminal https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3882584

Anuone interested in discussing this or is it best swept under the carpet for fear someone might ask the OBVIOUS question ?


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Post by Micheál » Wed May 08, 2019 7:16 am

Rocker wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:01 am
.... I rarely take the car to the North but now with the maybe fluid border I could stray in without realising.....
Yes Rocker,

Depending on the jet stream, it's been known to drift as low as Sandycove.

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Post by Micheál » Wed May 08, 2019 7:24 am

Toss wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:12 pm
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Dún Laoghaire Council turns down Hollywood studio plan for old terminal https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3882584

Anuone interested in discussing this or is it best swept under the carpet for fear someone might ask the OBVIOUS question ?
I'll ask the obvious question Toss. What's the obvious question? dontknow

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Post by Rocker » Wed May 08, 2019 12:50 pm

Micheál wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 7:24 am
Toss wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 11:12 pm
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Dún Laoghaire Council turns down Hollywood studio plan for old terminal https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland ... -1.3882584

Anuone interested in discussing this or is it best swept under the carpet for fear someone might ask the OBVIOUS question ?
I'll ask the obvious question Toss. What's the obvious question? dontknow

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I didn't want to ask that cause youse would think I was a thick young wan.!!


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Post by Toss » Wed May 08, 2019 2:29 pm

Given the venue has remained vacant for four years and the DLRCC are finding reasons to deter potential investors ..... I think its fair to ask do the council have a plan for it ? or are they just using red tape to hold up a deal until some preferred bidder emerges when the price goes down ?

The Hasbro offer has the potential to put Dun Laoghaire on the map as regards the lucrative film industry and at the same time offer a huge boost to the IADT and its students. The town is on its knees and those responsible for it's future need to be challenged, just what are they doing right now to justify their jobs? ..... its local election time, so ask the candidates why are the DLRCC not helping potential investors to relocate here.


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Post by Sinead » Wed May 08, 2019 4:38 pm

A few years ago there was a proposal from Dun Laoghaire Business People that this Terminal would be used for cafes, shops and there would also be a night club or whatever they are called these days. There was a further proposal that there would be a bus terminus with a feeder to/from IADT. Now, I may not have all the details correct as it is some time since I read the document. It was further proposed that Sussex Street would continue down to the Railway Station. At the time I read this it all made good sense but it too seems to have fallen by the wayside.
As you say Toss one would wonder what The Corpo has in mind for the site. Perhaps we should harangue any potential Councillors to whom we open the door.



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Post by Rocker » Wed May 08, 2019 9:02 pm

I wonder if the Councillors are too anxious canvassing and securing their seats to fiddle around with mundane stuff like getting business' going! They were quick enough to step in and take over the Harbour. Wonder if there is an agenda??


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