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21-10-2010, 12:35   #16
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That still means 86% of people are working.
No, it means that Live Register figures show 'unemployment' rate of 14%. THey are people claiming JA or JB.

What about all those not entitled to claim benefits who are not included in the 14%. I'd say the figure is closer to 18%. I don't have figures to back that up, it's a guesstimate.
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No, it means that Live Register figures show 'unemployment' rate of 14%. THey are people claiming JA or JB.

What about all those not entitled to claim benefits who are not included in the 14%. I'd say the figure is closer to 18%. I don't have figures to back that up, it's a guesstimate.
There are different ways to measure it - I quoted the Central Statistics Office's Seasonally Adjusted Standarised Unemployment Rate of 13.7% which is based on the Quarterly National Household Survey.

http://www.cso.ie/statistics/sasunemprates.htm
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This is far more reliable than a guesstimate.
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Things are supposed to be very bad at the moment and its made no difference so I cant see more fairly small cuts in comparison with whats gone before making much difference. The take aways will still be packed out on a Friday and Saturday night after the pubs and clubs close which is probably enough to keep them in business.

Pubs getting quite at weekends is being threatened for a long time now, and town is still packed on the weekends.

Also despite a lot of what is said in the media there are still plenty of people who are not being overly effected by the recession, no doubt a lot of people are suffering but not everyone.
Well said.

We'll be limited to a bag of chips as a TREAT on the weekend??? What the...

As someone else said, fast food thrives in a recession, as long as the places provide quality or perceived quality more like it.

If boards is anything to go by, the excitement in Galway around fast food, pizza, KFC etc is astonishing. There is i'd say about 10-15 threads per week about chips this or pizza that on the Galway forum.
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Just came in to say the same, never saw a forum with such an interest in terrible food.
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Just came in to say the same, never saw a forum with such an interest in terrible food.
it must have been interesting enough for you to pop into and read tho

okay, we'll watch and learn but if you honestly think that the govt are going to get 7BN out of us this year, yet we will all be queuing at the fast food joints to pay for something that we can make at home for quarter of the price, then ye are all far more optimistic than ye should be. I bet this time next year at least HALF the joints will be gone. But we'll wait and see.
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after December you will only be having a takeaway as a treat - maybe once a month. We will all be going back to cooking at home (which is a good thing). I bet three quarters of these places will be closed down in a year. Why do you think they are going mad putting fliers in peoples door's all of a sudden - all trying to beat the other guy - I never had as much junk fast food mail than I have had in the last six months.

People will not be going out to bars to drink like they used to either.

Wait till this time next year - it will be a ghost town.
I see where you're coming from but if this was ever going to happen it would have happened already. I've been telling anyone who'll listen ( ) that people have not been able to cut back significantly in their expenditure the last 1-2 years, but instead give the appearance of doing so. for instance there's been a huge increase in bikes on campus in the last while - instead of daddy buying a car for his precious, they've been given high spec bikes which cost almost the same as a car (probably took advantage of the bike to work scheme as well tbh). Instead of eating in town more students seem to be eating in the canteen or bar, which can be slightly cheaper. Never mind that bringing your lunch would be a fraction of the price again. It is the illusion of cutting back that people are concerned about, and fast food is part of that - not going out for a meal but getting a burger and chips instead.
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OP is some economic genius eh..

tbh people love to whinge about the recession, but in the last 2-3 years you could go out nearly any mon/wed/thurs and find loads of people out spending money in the clubs. Even Tuesdays this year have been busy.
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Supermacs was started during the last recession in the 1980's.

Anyone remember Buck Rodgers on Prospect Hill? Home of the original Smokey Bacon burger.
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Supermacs was started during the last recession in the 1980's.

Anyone remember Buck Rodgers on Prospect Hill? Home of the original Smokey Bacon burger.
Remember it well. A friend of mine used to work there. Major discount for us when he was on.
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Supermacs was started during the last recession in the 1980's.

Anyone remember Buck Rodgers on Prospect Hill? Home of the original Smokey Bacon burger.
where is buck rogers gone?
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Buck went back to outer space but he left many happy memories behind
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after December you will only be having a takeaway as a treat - maybe once a month. We will all be going back to cooking at home (which is a good thing). I bet three quarters of these places will be closed down in a year. Why do you think they are going mad putting fliers in peoples door's all of a sudden - all trying to beat the other guy - I never had as much junk fast food mail than I have had in the last six months.

People will not be going out to bars to drink like they used to either.

Wait till this time next year - it will be a ghost town.
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it must have been interesting enough for you to pop into and read tho

okay, we'll watch and learn but if you honestly think that the govt are going to get 7BN out of us this year, yet we will all be queuing at the fast food joints to pay for something that we can make at home for quarter of the price, then ye are all far more optimistic than ye should be. I bet this time next year at least HALF the joints will be gone. But we'll wait and see.
Wow slow down, God in a few more pages you'll be saying I'll bet there will be twice as many fast food outlets here next year!!

But seriously OP have you anything to back up this sudden wipe-out of the Galway fast food market or is it just a gut feeling you have??
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Just came in to say the same, never saw a forum with such an interest in terrible food.
Do yourself a favour and don't look into BG&RH then...
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it must have been interesting enough for you to pop into and read tho

okay, we'll watch and learn but if you honestly think that the govt are going to get 7BN out of us this year, yet we will all be queuing at the fast food joints to pay for something that we can make at home for quarter of the price, then ye are all far more optimistic than ye should be. I bet this time next year at least HALF the joints will be gone. But we'll wait and see.
But as I said before I would imagine a large amount of the money fast food places make is from people after a nights drinking. Have you seen what the queues are like for food in any of the places open, the queue is out the door and up the street for charcoal, both supermac's are always wedged etc and lets face it after a feed of pints people are not going to decide to go home and make something to eat, they are going to get the fastest most tasty thing they can get their hands on.
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Wow slow down, God in a few more pages you'll be saying I'll bet there will be twice as many fast food outlets here next year!!

But seriously OP have you anything to back up this sudden wipe-out of the Galway fast food market or is it just a gut feeling you have??
gut feeling. wait and see.
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