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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    Some people when wronged are not afraid to go public to seek justice. If you have recently traveled past the old Bolands Mills, now being developed as Bolands Quay on Pearse St. you will surely have seen such a person. His name is Mr John Archbold and I stopped to have a chat with him today.




    Ten years ago John was headhunted by the Italian company Permasteelisa, a multinational company who specialise in cladding and curtain walling for large scale buildings. The promises of a full time permanent and pensionable job was what persuaded him to take a drop in income to join the Italian company.

    He tells me that he was the only Irish person employed by Permasteelisa on the building of the Bord Gáis Theatre and he believes he was unfairly treated. He was made redundant and in an agreement brokered by SIPTU (trade union) it was agreed by Permasteelisa that John would be employed if and when they won their next Irish project.

    Well low and behold didn't Permasteelisa get the contract to work on the Bolands Quay project. Great thinks John, when do I start work. But it seems the agreement was not worth the paper it was written on.
    He is particularly disappointed with SIPTU who seem to only want the matter to go away.

    He has been approached by the Gardaí who have tried to get him to stop his protest. I don't see what business it is of the Gardaí as he is breaking no law. When he refused to stop his protest they feked off which seems to indicate they were just chancing their arm and had no legal power to make him stop.
    So for the time being causing embarrassment to a multi-national company is not illegal, we should be thankful for small mercys I suppose.




    If you are passing by and see John say hello or give him a toot if driving past. Isn't it great that we still have people who wont be pushed around.

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    All details published with Johns permission. I wish you well John and if you want to add anything or any updates please do.


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    Glenageary. Trying to make an equivalence between Israel and Apartheid era South Africa:



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    YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE SCOOT!

    Shop off Capel St. selling scooters.




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    Sutton, best name ever for a driving school:



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    McNews. You know the Mainstream Media are loosing credibility when this sort of stuff starts appearing and no further explanation is necessary.

    McNews indeed.


    Is there an employment bar on Irish applicants by this firm ? If so, what is SIPTU doing about it I wonder ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Is there an employment bar on Irish applicants by this firm ? If so, what is SIPTU doing about it I wonder ?
    I doubt it would be an official bar. I am not sure how many if any Irish they have on site. Will ask John if he knows next time I get a chance.

    He did say SIPTU and Permasteelisa get on very well, to paraphrase him.

    Years ago my late father was one of the few who opposed the company he worked for deducting directly the union dues and sending them directly to the Union.

    It seemed like a more efficient and sensible method, rather than have the Shop Stewarts collect and forward the dues. His argument however, was that after a while the Union would (even subconsciously) start to look on the company cheque as company money.

    I wonder is such a dynamic at work here. It would be a big step to start rocking the boat over one ex-employee and maybe jeopardise the monthly cheque.

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    Small protest outside fourcourts today:



    Unfortunately I did not have a chance to talk with them but as far as I can tell it was organised by Act Up Dublin (one of the protesters had an "act up" t-shirt....just call me Sherlock).

    Why they were outside the fourcourts protesting against Gilead specifically today I would have liked to know.
    Gilead are a drug company who are at the forefront of HIV treatment drugs and PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) drugs which help reduce the risk of contracting Aids. It is usually considered a Gay issue but it is not exclusively so, the drugs are effective in both men and women.
    Act Up maintain that Gilead are profiteering unjustly from their drugs.

    This is from the Act Up Facebook page and refers to a protest held last year.



    Join us outside the Four Courts in Dublin on October 3rd to demand that Gilead Sciences stop obstructing access to PrEP in Europe and drop the price of Truvada.

    The high price that Gilead demands for Truvada is the single biggest obstacle to widespread access to this life-changing HIV prevention tool in Europe.

    Although Gilead's original patent expired earlier this year, they have obtained an extension to the patent in much of Europe, including Ireland. On October 3rd they will go to the High Court in Dublin to seek injunctions to stop 3 generic drugs manufacturers from marketing more affordable versions of Truvada in Ireland.

    While access to cheaper generics would mean faster access through national health systems (like the HSE in Ireland), there's no reason Gilead can't simply drop the price themselves. Regardless of the outcome of the High Court actions, Gilead needs to do the right thing and help expand access to PrEP by offering Truvada at a humane and realistic price.
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    Tallagh:



    Wikipedia on Saoradh.

    and a little bit about their first split.

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    Mugs coffee shop in Dalkey....making themselves popular with the other coffee sellers:




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    St Davids, Wales, smallest city in the UK. Seemed more like a small town but when they took the city status away from them they went ballistic so it was decided to reinstate them as a city. Well...if it means that much to them why not. I seem to remember something similar happening here with Kilkenny.

    Seems even the dogs of St Davids have attitude:




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    Deansgrange cemetery again. Harking back to a time when air travel was considered the height of sophistication:



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    Talking about sophistication, Bumble Bee Boy is getting more sophisticated by the day.

    Milltown:


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    The people of Sallynoggin are not opposed to sex offenders getting treatment, but when Dr. Randall decided to set up his FPS ( Forensic Psychological Services) center in secret and in the very heart of residential Sallynoggin he must have been out of his mind.

    Not alone is the Center in an area with a large number of children but it is directly.....and I mean DIRECTLY...opposite two schools, St Kevin's national school and Holy Child community school. Just up the road is a community collage and there is at least one creche not far away.

    You would be hard pressed to find a less suitable place to try and stop child molesters re-offending.

    The center was set up in secret and only came to the communities notice when some women who work in nearby shops noticed some odd men hanging around in the evenings as they waited for a group therapy session.

    The reason given for the secrecy was that people would object if it became known. No, I am not kidding you.

    There was an all day protest outside the center today:



    (The person with the blue dot is not a suspect, just camera shy.)


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    The gates keep getting locked. The Gardaí, about 30 I am told, turned up once with an angle-grinder and removed the locks, but it seems someone just got another lock. Who could have foreseen that!




    Here is a link to the concerned community facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/198064574189079/about/

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    Frank Keane car sales in Blackrock, Dublin, getting into the Halloween spirit:




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    On a Dublin Taxi. The taxi owner is proud to be from Biafra, which was a state which existed only from 1967 until 1970. It had seceded from Nigeria but in the ensuing war and famine was reincorporated after only three years.
    Many Biafrians still wish for their own country.




    Some more information here:

    https://www.britannica.com/place/Biafra

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    Dunlaoghaire. Trying to get the Apartheid label to stick to Israel just wont work and IMO is count-productive.




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    Wise words:



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    Even wiser words:



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    Remnants of matches past. Bushey Park. Tape is used to fix the nets to the posts during matches:



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    Happy Christmas to all ye Political World heads, be ye Mods, Posters or even just lurkers.....and ye lurkers...why not join up (presuming the problem with signing up has been solved). Its as friendly a place as you will find on the Web. And thanks Cass for keeping the road on the show.


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    Bushey Park.

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    Anti-eviction art. Ranalagh:




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    An appeal to join the yellow vest movement, I presume.




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    Last summer:



    Link to above organisation site: https://solidarity.international/
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    Trees get all the hugs....noone ever thinks of the poor old lampposts.....so go on, give your local lamppost a big hug for Christmas. After that hugging your relatives won't seem so awkward at all at all.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    Happy Christmas to all ye Political World heads, be ye Mods, Posters or even just lurkers.....and ye lurkers...why not join up (presuming the problem with signing up has been solved). Its as friendly a place as you will find on the Web. And thanks Cass for keeping the road on the show.


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    Bushey Park.

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    Anti-eviction art. Ranalagh:




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    An appeal to join the yellow vest movement, I presume.




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    Last summer:



    Link to above organisation site: https://solidarity.international/
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    Trees get all the hugs....noone ever thinks of the poor old lampposts.....so go on, give your local lamppost a big hug for Christmas. After that hugging your relatives won't seem so awkward at all at all.



    same to you mate and a happy new year....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dedogs View Post
    same to you mate and a happy new year....
    and a very happy new year to you and yours dedogs, and to all the rest of ye too


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    In an old shop window in Wales:





    Old Moor's Almanack spelled with a K is still going strong after 322 years in Britain. The Irish Old Moor's Almanac (no K) was first published in 1764 apparently by a different Old Moor and here were some of its forecasts for 2018......


    -Volcanoes, ferocious weather, earthquakes, storms, hurricanes, floods, worst monsoons ever

    -Scientology will face serious hurdles and scandals in Ireland

    -Antarctica in the news again in 2018

    -Wildfires in Australia

    -Kim Jong-Un is at risk from an inside job

    -China and India squabble

    -Satellite/space equipment hacking story

    -Syria will split

    -US and Japan strengthen their alliance

    -Big company fraud/slush fund controversy using e-currencies

    -Drone attack

    -Italian economic woes

    -Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair will return to the spotlight

    -Iceland – A volcanic eruption, affecting Norway

    -Seismic activity for Australia and New Zealand

    -Big Ben in the news

    -Nasty new super bug for 2018

    -OJ Simpson’s life will come to a violent end in the near future

    -Hilary is at risk of passing over within a couple of years

    -A “blood moon” or a “blue moon” will be in the news

    -Crop damage and prices of vegetable and fruit rise

    -Trump’s approval rating will continue to rise

    -Long term, Trump’s health is not stable. US citizens may be stuck with Mike Pence as President

    -Parts of Europe will be in drought, while other parts suffer floods

    -Irish YouTuber goes global



    More predictions are jam-packed into the 2018 edition of Old Moore’s Almanac. The link to buy it online is below.


    above from here: https://oldmooresalmanac.com/old-moo...dictions-2018/

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    Griffith Avenue is probably the nicest and longest tree lined road in Dublin. Can't have that now can we.

    There are plans afoot to remove many or all of the mature trees, and not for any safety reasons.

    Locals are campaigning to keep the beautiful trees.

    Griffith Ave. complete with trees:



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    Back in the days of Celtic Cat madness the Irish Glass Bottle factory in Ringsend was closed down, not because it was loosing money but because more money could be made by shipping machinery and production to eastern Europe and selling the ground where the factory stood.

    I remember the demolition of the huge factory and was amazed at the speed of its destruction. It was almost, it seemed to me, as if someone was terrified to pause and consider the wisdom of what they were doing.

    The land was sold, with the help of a massive Anglo Irish Bank loan, for 450 million euro.
    By 2012 the 24 acres of reclaimed land was was revalued at 45 million euro and had still not seen any development.

    Last week a march was held to advocate for developing the site as social and affordable housing. God knows it is badly needed.

    The railings along the site (apparently known locally as "Murphy's Wall") have been decorated with banners including children's art.


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    Raytown is a local name for Ringsend:

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    Quote Originally Posted by eamo View Post
    Griffith Avenue is probably the nicest and longest tree lined road in Dublin. Can't have that now can we.

    There are plans afoot to remove many or all of the mature trees, and not for any safety reasons.

    Locals are campaigning to keep the beautiful trees.

    Griffith Ave. complete with trees:



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    Back in the days of Celtic Cat madness the Irish Glass Bottle factory in Ringsend was closed down, not because it was loosing money but because more money could be made by shipping machinery and production to eastern Europe and selling the ground where the factory stood.

    I remember the demolition of the huge factory and was amazed at the speed of its destruction. It was almost, it seemed to me, as if someone was terrified to pause and consider the wisdom of what they were doing.

    The land was sold, with the help of a massive Anglo Irish Bank loan, for 450 million euro.
    By 2012 the 24 acres of reclaimed land was was revalued at 45 million euro and had still not seen any development.

    Last week a march was held to advocate for developing the site as social and affordable housing. God knows it is badly needed.

    The railings along the site (apparently known locally as "Murphy's Wall") have been decorated with banners including children's art.


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    Raytown is a local name for Ringsend:

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    What a shame. Back in the 70's I used cycle from Beaumont to Glasnevin sometimes four times a day, Griffith was for obvious reasons my preferred route. My mum almost bought a house there in the 80's, but moved to Blackrock instead.

    I recall being "stunned" that anyone would pay E450M for the Glass bottle site. Fantasy money for them. Real money for the taxpayers funding NAMA.
    As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    I recall being "stunned" that anyone would pay E450M for the Glass bottle site. Fantasy money for them. Real money for the taxpayers funding NAMA.
    It really was madness. The huge factory was making money and giving good employment but the land was thought to be so valuable and the owners were so greedy and the buyers so foolish that the factory was closed and then demolished in record time. The land was sold and then.............BOOM! ....Celtic Cat goes a$$ up.

    Now wasteland where once hundreds of people worked.

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    Still got a long way to go to catch up with Bumble Bee boy. Speaking of which Bumble boy has gone a curtin'
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    Well what do ya know.
    Could this be the start of a brand new hive?



    Not if Bad Bill has his way.....he's a right bollard so he is.
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    OK OK I get it.. less of the cheese and more of the politics.....sheeeees.......all my life.. the critics.

    Here then, Mount St. Lr. Opposite the European Commission Office:


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    An Bord Pleanala has granted permission for the 7-8 storey carbuncle development at Griffith Development under the new Strategic Housing Development system which sends applications straight to An Bord P - and under new planning policies that have removed height and density restrictions. This is not a social housing development.

    Those five or six trees will go.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    An Bord Pleanala has granted permission for the 7-8 storey carbuncle development at Griffith Development under the new Strategic Housing Development system which sends applications straight to An Bord P - and under new planning policies that have removed height and density restrictions. This is not a social housing development.

    Those five or six trees will go.
    That is sad news. Griffith Ave. is like a work of art as it is, good wide paths well back from the road and the trees and houses all the same but all different. Tourists and those new to the city will often comment on what a nice road it is.
    A 7 or 8 story building is bound to detract from it, and what ever happened to the requirement that a percentage of new developments should be Social and/or affordable housing. Long forgotten it seems.

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    Now I have been known to stick on a nice Easter Lily but I also believe in "live and let live". Not everyone seems to agree with that approach to life.



    Crumlin, and for those not Irish, that is meant to be "Easter Lily" not "Paster Lily" :


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    Eamonn Bullfin was the one who raised the green flag with "Irish Republic" on it on the roof of the GPO in Easter 1916.

    Eamon was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina of Irish parents in 1892. He only arrived in Ireland aged 16. He attended Pearse’s school, St Endas in Rathfarnham and later UCD.

    More here: http://feniangraves.net/Bulfin,%20Ea...lfin%20bio.htm


    I wont say where I found this manhole which commemorates Eamonn Bulfin raising the flag. I have seen too many artifacts disappear like the Bullock mooring ring and the very old signpost on Foster Ave. Anyone wants to know where it is PM me.


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    Well now here is a newsflash:



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    Bumper sticker, Dublin:



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    Dublin 1:


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    Getting many smiles out of these, Eamo.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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