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Storm in a teacup

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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,238 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mickeroo


    Comments wouldn't load for me, probably just as well :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,569 ✭✭✭ spaceHopper


    Sure I drove to work that morning and the went home at about 12, should I be charged? Sould anybody who set foot outside that day be charged?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭ rodento


    I call it a lucky escape, as I was sitting in the car with a board and suit beside me

    Decided onshore muck wasn’t my cup of tea and didn’t want to drive to Wicklow

    Half the folk in worked checked the photo to see if the surfer had a pony tail


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,148 ✭✭✭ punk_one82


    Barely looks worth the paddle out but if he caught a few 4-5 footers then nice one. The publics reaction to people enjoying action sports when the weather picks up a bit in Ireland is comical. To be fair the vast majority haven't got the slightest clue about what causes their outrage, but the comments about hoping he drowns etc are sickening.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    heres sinn fein's bill on this http://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/48141 all depends on what the authorities would consider reckless, rather then what an experienced sports person would, combined with red alert weather warning.

    you might able to fight your case with a judge but not before you've been threatened and arrested by gardai for surfing the morning of a storm


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,569 ✭✭✭ spaceHopper


    heres sinn fein's bill on this http://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/48141 all depends on what the authorities would consider reckless, rather then what an experienced sports person would, combined with red alert weather warning.

    you might able to fight your case with a judge but not before you've been threatened and arrested by gardai for surfing the morning of a storm

    If you act the maggot the RNLI or Cost guard will chew you out but they don't and wouldn't be if favour of prosecution. What if I go out surfing with my mate and a tricky reef and we get it wrong, I get ashore but he's still struggling, what if I delay till the last minute calling for help for fear of getting arrested... and it all goes tits up and he dies. Last thing the RNLI want are delayed calls.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭ rodento


    It’s the court of public opinion, a very slippery slope cause most deaths at sea or occur by the sea, happen in non stormy conditions

    For example a strong breeze can create powerful waves that regularly wash fishermen etc from rocks


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    If you act the maggot the RNLI or Cost guard will chew you out but they don't and wouldn't be if favour of prosecution. What if I go out surfing with my mate and a tricky reef and we get it wrong, I get ashore but he's still struggling, what if I delay till the last minute calling for help for fear of getting arrested... and it all goes tits up and he dies. Last thing the RNLI want are delayed calls.

    heres an article from the time "The Irish Coast Guard and Irish Water Safety concur, and believe legislation would be almost impossible to implement fairly https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/should-we-punish-reckless-people-who-need-to-be-rescued-1.3262109


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,725 ✭✭✭ rodento


    Another red warning coming and the surf could be up 👀


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    heres an article from the time "The Irish Coast Guard and Irish Water Safety concur, and believe legislation would be almost impossible to implement fairly https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/should-we-punish-reckless-people-who-need-to-be-rescued-1.3262109
    this is being voted on next week I tried to contact the these organisation to see what they thought of the bill but getting no reply, can anyone get their view?

    Listen: Irish Coastguard Director Not In Favour Of Legislating "For Stupidity".
    http://www.kfmradio.com/news/20042018-1520/listen-irish-coastguard-director-not-favour-legislating-stupidity


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,921 ✭✭✭✭ ted1


    Any more details , who is voting ? What’s the vote ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    ted1 wrote: »
    Any more details , who is voting ? What’s the vote ?
    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=106100790&postcount=6


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    the bill was voted down because of the paying workers to stay out of work during red alerts section but most parties want the threaten to arrest those that may or may not need rescueing part to go ahead with FF planning to bring a bill on just that part


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