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Re: Friday's rant

Postby paddyor » July 9th, 2018, 2:07 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Not a rant but didnt want to start a new thread.

Does anyone know how long it takes for the letter to arrive once you're caught speeding? I have a feeling I was caught over the weekend and am afraid to check the post this week.

Can be up to 2-3 weeks.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » July 9th, 2018, 2:15 pm

I preferred John23's answer...but thanks for the replies!

I might be spending the next month waiting for the axe to fall so.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby paddyor » July 9th, 2018, 2:45 pm

I'm just thinking. I was pulled over for my offense and given notice of the fine and points on the spot, so maybe that's different. It might be different if it was a van etc. IIRC there was a case a few years ago where someoone appealed a second offence because they never received notice between the first and second offences.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby BlueArmyOriginal » August 6th, 2018, 6:14 pm

Watching Shane f%~king Ross trying to latch onto the hockey team's glory at their homecoming.

I thought he was bad when Analise Murphy medalled in Rio but that was peak Ross.

He's only to be seen when a pitch in his constituency gets built or when someone wins a medal despite his department giving them no money or support.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby paddyor » August 7th, 2018, 10:02 am

BlueArmyOriginal wrote:Watching Shane f%~king Ross trying to latch onto the hockey team's glory at their homecoming.

I thought he was bad when Analise Murphy medalled in Rio but that was peak Ross.

He's only to be seen when a pitch in his constituency gets built or when someone wins a medal despite his department giving them no money or support.

Ah you're one of the fools who bought that tweet about funding being cut by 100%. I'll keep that in mind.
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England A 8 - 14 Ireland A, 25th Jan 2014
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Dave Cahill » August 7th, 2018, 10:25 am

BlueArmyOriginal wrote:Watching Shane f%~king Ross trying to latch onto the hockey team's glory at their homecoming.

I thought he was bad when Analise Murphy medalled in Rio but that was peak Ross.

He's only to be seen when a pitch in his constituency gets built or when someone wins a medal despite his department giving them no money or support.


That wasn't the case though - Hockey Ireland received nearly a million euro in funding over the last 12 months including core funding, its high performance grant, the women in sport grant and special payments to cover the mens and womens hockey world cups.

Is it enough? Probably not.

But then that goes for pretty much every sport, including the ones we actually care about year round. One thing I do know is that sport, like a lot of things in this half-assed state of ours, is something we want to have better funding but don't really want to have to pay to fund.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Lar » August 7th, 2018, 10:32 am

Dave Cahill wrote:That wasn't the case though - Hockey Ireland received nearly a million euro in funding over the last 12 months including core funding, its high performance grant, the women in sport grant and special payments to cover the mens and womens hockey world cups.

Is it enough? Probably not.

But then that goes for pretty much every sport, including the ones we actually care about year round. One thing I do know is that sport, like a lot of things in this half-assed state of ours, is something we want to have better funding but don't really want to have to pay to fund.


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Re: Friday's rant

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » August 7th, 2018, 11:39 am

Tbf to Ross, I don't see why people complain about the minister for sport attending events like that. He quite clearly shouldn't be the minster for sport and lots of things about him are annoying (mixing up the Kearneys, and even just the fact that he wore a suit and tie to the game on Sunday) but people giving out about him jumping on the bandwagon or wasting expenses on trips is wrong IMO.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby The Doc » August 8th, 2018, 9:53 am

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Tbf to Ross, I don't see why people complain about the minister for sport attending events like that. He quite clearly shouldn't be the minster for sport and lots of things about him are annoying (mixing up the Kearneys, and even just the fact that he wore a suit and tie to the game on Sunday) but people giving out about him jumping on the bandwagon or wasting expenses on trips is wrong IMO.


It's not that - did you see the setup for the reception. He was centre stage while the team were in a semi circle around him. It was all about him - it was like his homecoming that he had graciously allowed the team to join him on stage. Then he announces "he" has decided to give an extra €1.5mm (to audible gasps from the women who obviously thought it was for hockey) to all sports.

He makes it about him - every time. He should be at these events - but not to improve the image of Shane Ross (tm) - but rather to promote the game or sport in general
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » August 8th, 2018, 10:59 am

Yeah I saw that and agree it was weird, but people weren't just giving out about that, they were giving out about him being at the match and the reception in town. It's the latter two that I think is stupid to complain about. Part of that criticism was based around him not funding hockey when that wasn't actually the case and that seems unfair to me. I was listening to second captains yesterday and they gave him both barrels for that press conference, which was totally deserved.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby rooster » August 8th, 2018, 3:19 pm

LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Not a rant but didnt want to start a new thread.

Does anyone know how long it takes for the letter to arrive once you're caught speeding? I have a feeling I was caught over the weekend and am afraid to check the post this week.
Lucky you were not caught in Italy as they can send the notification up to 1 year after the offence.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » August 8th, 2018, 4:36 pm

Still in the clear so far anyway...fingers crossed.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby nc6000 » August 9th, 2018, 9:44 am

rooster wrote:Lucky you were not caught in Italy as they can send the notification up to 1 year after the offence.


Is it true that in Italy they also send you the picture from the speed camera with the passenger seat blacked out in case you're with someone you're not supposed to be with? :)
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby johng » August 9th, 2018, 11:54 am

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Re: Friday's rant

Postby paddyor » August 9th, 2018, 1:40 pm

Don't they do that here as well? Court case where somewhere got caught speeding with his mistress.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby rooster » August 10th, 2018, 11:18 am

nc6000 wrote:
rooster wrote:Lucky you were not caught in Italy as they can send the notification up to 1 year after the offence.


Is it true that in Italy they also send you the picture from the speed camera with the passenger seat blacked out in case you're with someone you're not supposed to be with? :)
No idea as they have never caught me speeding, I was caught however in a restricted zone but it just showed the licence plate
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » August 16th, 2018, 9:51 am

Image

Having the word Mettle and the image of a blacksmith hurts my brain
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby domhnallj » August 16th, 2018, 11:03 am

Peg Leg wrote:Image

Having the word Mettle and the image of a blacksmith hurts my brain


From the people that brought you 'Sexton's on fire' (presumably). Might have worked if they had the blacksmith pushing a coach full of OAP's up a hill to their bingo night.
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby Peg Leg » August 21st, 2018, 10:29 pm

Just saw Madonna's tribute to Madonna in front of a large image of Aretha Franklin to mark her passing on the VMA's. I never knew celebrities could be so narcissistic!
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Re: Friday's rant

Postby TerenureJim » August 22nd, 2018, 12:16 am

Peg Leg wrote:Just saw Madonna's tribute to Madonna in front of a large image of Aretha Franklin to mark her passing on the VMA's. I never knew celebrities could be so narcissistic!


Wait people still watch the VMA's as if they're a relevant thing?
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