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By oboogie
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mojojojo wrote:The Medway Towns are covered in these. They really work - you'd think you were in Camberwick Green. :roll:
Mickey Murphy the baker's long gone and Mr Carraway the Fishmonger got undercut by Tescos and Mrs Honeyman's husband the Chemist has switched to pushing crack to the children on the green.
 
By spoonman
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new puritan wrote:A tragi-comic story from Fermanagh ahead of the big G8 powwow.
Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been spent on a Fermanagh facelift as the county prepares for the G8 summit in just under three weeks’ time, but locals complain the work paid for by the local council and the Stormont Executive is little more than skin deep.

More than 100 properties within range of the sumptuous Lough Erne resort which hosts the world’s wealthiest leaders, have been tidied up, painted or power-hosed.
Just a few weeks ago, Flanagan’s – a former butcher’s and vegetable shop in the neat village – was cleaned and repainted with bespoke images of a thriving business placed in the windows. Any G8 delegate passing on the way to discuss global capitalism would easily be fooled into thinking that all is well with the free-market system in Fermanagh. But, the facts are different.
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/recessio ... -1.1409112" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

God forbid our superiors should have to catch even the briefest glimpse of the damage they're doing. Is it any wonder they do fuck all to improve it if they're such delicate little flowers?
Was listening to the radio yesterday that the reporting of this story in the Irish Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Huff Post has got up a number of local councillors backs, one of them saying that the place was actually "thriving" economically.

Local piece - http://www.impartialreporter.com/news/r ... h-council/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
By new puritan
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Ireland back in recession, with 2012 GDP also revised lower.
The Irish economy shrank in the first three months of the year, pushing the country back into recession, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Gross domestic product, the widest measure of economic activity, contracted by 0.6 per cent on the previous three- month period on a seasonally adjusted basis.
http://www.irishtimes.com/business/econ ... -1.1444786" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By youngian
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If you enjoy a bit of bear baiting of hack politicians you could do worse than watch cantankerous veteran Irish journalist Vincent Browne-

http://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/41/66017 ... ent-Browne" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Still mystified as to why the crisis causing bankers have trousered all the money while the country is hung out to dry, Vince searches in vain for an answer.
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Here he tries his luck with an ECB shirt
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By Bones McCoy
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oboogie wrote:
mojojojo wrote:The Medway Towns are covered in these. They really work - you'd think you were in Camberwick Green. :roll:
Mickey Murphy the baker's long gone and Mr Carraway the Fishmonger got undercut by Tescos and Mrs Honeyman's husband the Chemist has switched to pushing crack to the children on the green.
I'm just glad trhat Brian Cant hasn't show'd up in the Yewtree suspect lists.
I always liked him as a young - and not so young viewer.
Hearing that he turned out a wrong'un would blow a hole in an unsullied part of my childhood.
 
By Bones McCoy
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mojojojo wrote:The Medway Towns are covered in these. They really work - you'd think you were in Camberwick Green. :roll:
It's great we're taking economics lessons form that nice mister Potemkin.
They named a boat after him and all...
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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new puritan wrote:Ireland back in recession, with 2012 GDP also revised lower.
The Irish economy shrank in the first three months of the year, pushing the country back into recession, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Gross domestic product, the widest measure of economic activity, contracted by 0.6 per cent on the previous three- month period on a seasonally adjusted basis.
http://www.irishtimes.com/business/econ ... -1.1444786" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That'll be that proper austerity they did there.
By new puritan
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This appears depressingly familiar.
(Reuters) - Dublin house prices rose by over 10 percent year-on-year in August, pushing overall Irish price growth to a six-year high and adding to concerns that a new bubble may be emerging in the capital.

House prices have begun to stabilise in Ireland over the past 18 months, five years after a crash in which property values plunged by more than half, devastating the economy and pushing Ireland into an international bailout.

Residential property prices in Dublin increased for the fifth month in a row in August, rising 1.9 percent from July to stand 10.6 percent higher on the year, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed on Thursday.

Prices outside Dublin rose by just 0.1 percent on the month and continued to fall on an annual basis, but the sharp jump in the capital was enough to push national prices up 2.8 percent, the highest annual increase since November 2007.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/ ... XM20130926" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
By new puritan
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Irish Labour in opinion poll freefall.
The latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll shows the backing of voters for the junior Coalition party has fallen to 6 per cent, a three-point decrease since the last Irish Times opinion poll in June.

The poll represents the lowest percentage of support for Labour since November 1987, some 26 years ago, when the party had recently come out of a five-year coalition with Fine Gael.
The survey taken on Friday and Saturday discloses that Fine Gael, with 26 per cent, has re-established its position as the most supported party. Sinn Féin, with 23 per cent, has edged out Fianna Fáil for the second-largest share of support for the first time since May 2012.

In contrast, Fianna Fáil has dropped four points since the last poll in June to 22 per cent.
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics ... -1.1545588" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
By new puritan
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More bullshit scapegoating, this time from an Irish Labour minister.
GARDAI are to set up checkpoints on industrial estates and at airports in an attempt to weed out social welfare cheats.

Social Protection minister Joan Burton has confirmed that gardai will be taken on by her department directly to tackle the issue.

She has set herself a target of €710m in fraud savings this year.
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/bu ... 65728.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Tubby Isaacs
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new puritan wrote:Irish Labour in opinion poll freefall.
The latest Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI opinion poll shows the backing of voters for the junior Coalition party has fallen to 6 per cent, a three-point decrease since the last Irish Times opinion poll in June.

The poll represents the lowest percentage of support for Labour since November 1987, some 26 years ago, when the party had recently come out of a five-year coalition with Fine Gael.
The survey taken on Friday and Saturday discloses that Fine Gael, with 26 per cent, has re-established its position as the most supported party. Sinn Féin, with 23 per cent, has edged out Fianna Fáil for the second-largest share of support for the first time since May 2012.

In contrast, Fianna Fáil has dropped four points since the last poll in June to 22 per cent.
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics ... -1.1545588" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
How Fianna Fail are even in double figures, God only knows.
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