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Relaxation of Restrictions, Part VI - **Read OP for Mod Warnings**

  • 06-10-2020 7:48pm
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    Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 62,407 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Beasty


    So restrictions are escalating now - everyone on Level 3. Will they be relaxed (ever!!)?

    Part I
    Part II
    Part III
    Part IV
    Part V

    All warnings and threadbans carry over. Please PM the mod issuing a threadban if you wish to discuss options for being allowed to post again


    Mod warnings
    Beasty wrote: »
    It looks like tensions in this thread have been rising

    Some general warnings to all:

    Remain civil. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Just because it's the polar opposite of your own does not invalidate it. Anyone who is uncivil towards other users can expect a minimum of a threadban.

    Keep to the topic

    Do not present "opinion" as "fact"

    Do not believe all stats that are spouted. Usually figures presented in any official way are not only checked for inaccuracies, but will also have caveats and/or explanations of what was done to derive any conclusions reached. Stats though are not "facts" beyond the sample they represent. They can be used to draw conclusions over wider populations, but those conclusions are always subject to a margin of error

    If you throw up an example please explain what point you are making. For example "Look at Sweden" means nothing unless you say what you are looking at in connection with Sweden. Is it restrictions, is it deaths, is it infections?
    Beasty wrote: »
    Another reminder - this thread is about restrictions and their relaxation

    General Covid discussion belongs in the current Covid thread (#XVII)

    Political discussion belongs in Current Affairs or Politics

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭ Berties_Horse


    In the local a few hours before the restrictions apply, a nice creamy pint in front of me. All the regulars have turned up in solidarity, house nearly filled out with twenty present. Socially distanced and all. Charlie will reopening Thursday, a few tweaks and the outdoor heater fired up. Delighted, the show must go on. Stuff those who say otherwise. I say one word to them: "schools".


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,073 ✭✭✭ Penfailed


    In the local a few hours before the restrictions apply, a nice creamy pint in front of me. All the regulars have turned up in solidarity, house nearly filled out with twenty present. Socially distanced and all. Charlie will reopening Thursday, a few tweaks and the outdoor heater fired up. Delighted, the show must go on. Stuff those who say otherwise. I say one word to them: "schools".

    My local has a nicely refurbished area out the back that was tidied up during lockdown. It's one of only three pubs currently open in the town. There was a waiting list all weekend for people wanting to get in (out) for a drink.

    Gigs '21 - Stendhal Festival (July), Stendhal Festival (August), [s]Liam Gallagher & Idles[/s], King Kong Company, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, The Undertones, And So I Watch You From Afar

    Gigs '22 - And So I Watch You From Afar, Teenage Fanclub, Mogwai, Stendhal Festival, The Fratellis, Clutch, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Cure



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,189 ✭✭✭✭ _Kaiser_


    I see Varadkar is rowing back a bit now and saying that a lockdown isn't off the cards after all.

    Ah Leo.. as usual, more concerned about the impact on his profile than any sort of integrity or actual position :rolleyes: Clearly the negative press from his friends in the media today have him worried.

    And some want this guy back as Taoiseach??


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭ Berties_Horse


    _Kaiser_ wrote: »
    I see Varadkar is rowing back a bit now and saying that a lockdown isn't off the cards after all.

    Ah Leo.. as usual, more concerned about the impact on his profile than any sort of integrity or actual position :rolleyes: Clearly the negative press from his friends in the media today have him worried.

    And some want this guy back as Taoiseach??

    The "good cop, bad cop" routine is transparent. Gifted on open goal by the leak of NPHET recommendations, thought he had blindsided Holohan with a barely contained cheshire cat grin. A smarmy and underhanded chancer who vastly overestimates his intelligence. You think we're grateful Leo, think again. We see through your shallow facade, you're as slick as bicycle chain oil.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,189 ✭✭✭✭ _Kaiser_


    The "good cop, bad cop" routine is transparent. Gifted on open goal by the leak of NPHET recommendations, thought he had blindsided Holohan with a barely contained cheshire cat grin. A smarmy and underhanded chancer who vastly overestimates his intelligence. You think we're grateful Leo, think again. We see through your shallow facade, you're as slick as bicycle chain oil.

    The problem is many DON'T see through it and were completely bought in by the movie-quoting speeches earlier in the year - completely forgetting this is the same guy who took several recounts to get re-elected only a few months before.

    Leo is all about Leo. It's something everyone in this country needs to realise IMO.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,007 ✭✭✭ bloopy


    _Kaiser_ wrote: »
    The problem is many DON'T see through it and were completely bought in by the movie-quoting speeches earlier in the year - completely forgetting this is the same guy who took several recounts to get re-elected only a few months before.

    Leo is all about Leo. It's something everyone in this country needs to realise IMO.

    The same people who bought in to the movie speeches a couple of months ago were the most vicious in calling for his head last night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,004 ✭✭✭ C__MC


    Back to restrictive movements at midnight
    Some joke of a county this


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,138 ✭✭✭ CruelSummer


    Prime Time....what a car crash. Miriam is more concerned about Varadkar's interview than the major issues at hand. Killeen, Zero Covid please at any cost. They cannot wait to peddle Lockdown, Gardaí powers...This is not the way to live with Covid. This is a way to live in fear and hysteria. No other country in Europe is doing this, we need to get real about what we are proposing if level 5 is on the table. Economic and social catastrophe, plus not enough money to fund our Health service through a pandemic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,004 ✭✭✭ C__MC


    Prime Time....what a car crash. Miriam is more concerned about Varadkar's interview than the major issues at hand. Killeen, Zero Covid please at any cost. They cannot wait to peddle Lockdown, Gardaí powers...This is not the way to live with Covid. This is a way to live in fear and hysteria. No other country in Europe is doing this, we need to get real about what we are proposing if level 5 is on the table. Economic and social catastrophe, plus not enough money to fund our Health service through a pandemic.

    The government and nphet couldn't run a bath
    Laughing stock of europe


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,001 ✭✭✭ Hulk Hands


    Some people have basic dislike for Leo and/or FG from before the Covid period, and no matter how many good things he does now people will put it down to spin/pr etc.

    He was superb in putting NPHET in their place last night, showing the type of authority many of us have been asking for for months. All reports from the meeting between government and NPHET yesterday report him to have spoken the most and with the strongest views against level 5. So it's not just spin.

    He was the one that put the progressive reopening in place. When FF railed back against this, he was the one who called out that we were the only nation in Europe without pubs open and set the groundwork to get them open.

    I've been no fan of his in the past but in an age of complete buffoonery from FF in government, and needless whataboutery from SF over every tiny thing (Mary Lou coming out against level 5 but then SF criticising government for ignoring NPHET the latest example), Leo has been the sole figure of sanity. People need to judge on actions in the here and now, at least until this crisis is over


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,592 ✭✭✭ Tenzor07


    Prime Time....what a car crash. Miriam is more concerned about Varadkar's interview than the major issues at hand. Killeen, Zero Covid please at any cost. They cannot wait to peddle Lockdown, Gardaí powers...This is not the way to live with Covid. This is a way to live in fear and hysteria. No other country in Europe is doing this, we need to get real about what we are proposing if level 5 is on the table. Economic and social catastrophe, plus not enough money to fund our Health service through a pandemic.

    MOC needs to be brought down a peg or 300...

    Another out of touch media "personality" stuck in the Montrose bubble and being paid €9,000 per week!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,234 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey


    Hulk Hands wrote: »
    Some people have basic dislike for Leo and/or FG from before the Covid period, and no matter how many good things he does now people will put it down to spin/pr etc.

    He was superb in putting NPHET in their place last night, showing the type of authority many of us have been asking for for months. All reports from the meeting between government and NPHET yesterday report him to have spoken the most and with the strongest views against level 5. So it's not just spin.

    He was the one that put the progressive reopening in place. When FF railed back against this, he was the one who called out that we were the only nation in Europe without pubs open and set the groundwork to get them open.

    I've been no fan of his in the past but in an age of complete buffoonery from FF in government, and needless whataboutery from SF over every tiny thing (Mary Lou coming out against level 5 but then SF criticising government for ignoring NPHET the latest example), Leo has been the sole figure of sanity. People need to judge on actions in the here and now, at least until this crises is over

    The easy route for Leo last night was to cuddle in to Tony.

    Most of the country is happy to hit level 5 apart from private sector non multinational workers

    At the very least he called Tony to heel, lets see what happens


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭ StevenToast


    Shouldnt this thread be called "Tightening of Restrictions".......sure we will be at level 5 in a few weeks....

    "Circuit break" brigade!!!

    "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining." - Fletcher



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,553 ✭✭✭ uli84


    58 deaths in Poland today and weddings of 100 people are allowed,1 death in here -25 people are allowed and to make people’s life harder

    HEALTH MINISTER STEPHEN Donnelly has said that couples who were due to get married this week will not receive any grace period to amend their plans

    Miserable f*cks, It’s astounding how much crap can people in this country accept/tolerate really


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Tenzor07 wrote: »
    MOC needs to be brought down a peg or 300...

    Another out of touch media "personality" stuck in the Montrose bubble and being paid €9,000 per week!

    the state of them fillers in her face too, the vanity is more of a turn off than anything.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,046 ✭✭✭ funnydoggy


    Next 3 weeks are critical lads :pac:


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,719 ✭✭✭ dundalkfc10


    Hulk Hands wrote: »
    Some people have basic dislike for Leo and/or FG from before the Covid period, and no matter how many good things he does now people will put it down to spin/pr etc.

    He was superb in putting NPHET in their place last night, showing the type of authority many of us have been asking for for months. All reports from the meeting between government and NPHET yesterday report him to have spoken the most and with the strongest views against level 5. So it's not just spin.

    He was the one that put the progressive reopening in place. When FF railed back against this, he was the one who called out that we were the only nation in Europe without pubs open and set the groundwork to get them open.

    I've been no fan of his in the past but in an age of complete buffoonery from FF in government, and needless whataboutery from SF over every tiny thing (Mary Lou coming out against level 5 but then SF criticising government for ignoring NPHET the latest example), Leo has been the sole figure of sanity. People need to judge on actions in the here and now, at least until this crisis is over

    Mary Lou has came out and said she agrees with not going to Level 5 but said his attack on them was a disgrace and asked why are they ignoring NHEPT

    You made a valid argument with your opinion then just had to get a dig (lie) in at Sinn Féin, it's laughable


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,497 ✭✭✭ auspicious


    Tenzor07 wrote: »
    MOC needs to be brought down a peg or 300...

    Another out of touch media "personality" stuck in the Montrose bubble and being paid €9,000 per week!

    That reminds me. Must pay my tv licence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,592 ✭✭✭ Tenzor07


    auspicious wrote: »
    That reminds me. Must pay my tv licence.

    Please do, poor Miriam has 8 hungry children to feed, that's little over €1,000 per child a week to keep them in food and fed... please pay urgently!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,001 ✭✭✭ Hulk Hands


    Mary Lou has came out and said she agrees with not going to Level 5 but said his attack on them was a disgrace and asked why are they ignoring NHEPT

    You made a valid argument with your opinion then just had to get a dig (lie) in at Sinn Féin, it's laughable

    Have you watched the SF rethoric over the past 24 hours? If they're in favour with the decision then why this reaction? Dya watch Cullinane in particular last night on CB or tonight on Virgin media? Perhaps ML needs to control what he says a bit more if it goes against the official line.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,307 ✭✭✭✭ Spanish Eyes


    Varadkar is still the Teesh to me, can't help thinking that. Even though I know he is not.

    MM just does not have the Gravitas at all. But he doesn't care no more. He is FF Teesh. Useless Altar Boy. I doubt he cares once he was elected FF TS.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,424 Ginger n Lemon


    uli84 wrote: »
    58 deaths in Poland today and weddings of 100 people are allowed,1 death in here -25 people are allowed and to make people’s life harder

    HEALTH MINISTER STEPHEN Donnelly has said that couples who were due to get married this week will not receive any grace period to amend their plans

    Miserable f*cks, It’s astounding how much crap can people in this country accept/tolerate really

    Just disgraceful.

    :mad:

    I am still fuming they went to level 3 as a "compromise" with NPHET. Spineless.

    UCD and NUIG to stay teaching online until after Christmas
    Universities move online until Christmas to give students certainty on what to expect


    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/ucd-and-nuig-to-stay-teaching-online-until-after-christmas-1.4373944

    To give certainty on what to expect. 0 college experience. Stay at home hermit lifestyle. Lol College campus will be as famous as a bloody DVD 6 months from now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,804 ✭✭✭ IrishHomer


    Just disgraceful.

    :mad:

    I am still fuming they went to level 3 as a "compromise" with NPHET. Spineless.

    UCD and NUIG to stay teaching online until after Christmas
    Universities move online until Christmas to give students certainty on what to expect


    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/ucd-and-nuig-to-stay-teaching-online-until-after-christmas-1.4373944

    To give certainty on what to expect. 0 college experience. Stay at home hermit lifestyle. Lol College campus will be as famous as a bloody DVD 6 months from now.

    The population of Poland is approximately 38 million so I think their Covid numbers can't be compared to our little island.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,073 ✭✭✭ Penfailed


    No other country in Europe is doing this

    I know. Some of them have harsher restrictions.

    Gigs '21 - Stendhal Festival (July), Stendhal Festival (August), [s]Liam Gallagher & Idles[/s], King Kong Company, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, The Undertones, And So I Watch You From Afar

    Gigs '22 - And So I Watch You From Afar, Teenage Fanclub, Mogwai, Stendhal Festival, The Fratellis, Clutch, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Cure



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,234 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey


    IrishHomer wrote: »
    The population of Poland is approximately 38 million so I think their Covid numbers can't be compared to our little island.

    I really dont follow.

    The equivalent in Ireland is about 7-8 death's, not seen here in a long time.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 348 ✭✭ Trouser Snake


    Penfailed wrote: »
    I know. Some of them have harsher restrictions.

    Children in national schools in Czech Republic not allowed to sing so a Czech woman told me today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,234 ✭✭✭ FintanMcluskey


    Penfailed wrote: »
    I know. Some of them have harsher restrictions.

    Come on Pen, your the only outier on here, you need a stronger argument


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭ Galadriel


    Earlier on this thread a poster said that hotels could only cater for 'essential guests' and not 'tourist guests'.

    Can anyone verify please if you can stay in a hotel in your home county? the information I am hearing on this is totally conflicting as I found this online earlier:

    Hotels and retail

    Hotels and accommodation will be open but services limited to residents.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,639 ✭✭✭ Stu Redman


    uli84 wrote: »
    58 deaths in Poland today and weddings of 100 people are allowed,1 death in here -25 people are allowed and to make people’s life harder

    HEALTH MINISTER STEPHEN Donnelly has said that couples who were due to get married this week will not receive any grace period to amend their plans

    Miserable f*cks, It’s astounding how much crap can people in this country accept/tolerate really

    A lot of my work is in weddings which was slowly showing signs of life once again over late August and September. Today was a day of cancellations for the next 3 weeks of course.

    Sucks for me, yeah, but good luck to any couples committing to having their wedding in Ireland for the next 9 months minimum. It's just way too uncertain a time and your plans could be drastically changed at the drop of a hat as we've seen.

    There are some couples who have been put well through the mill by now. Many on their 2nd postponements after originally postponing from March until later in the year. "Oh boohoo, it's only a wedding"...It's a ball of stress is what it is, and not good at all for one's mental health.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,073 ✭✭✭ Penfailed


    Come on Pen, your the only outier on here, you need a stronger argument

    It hasn't stopped you. Your You're not one for the strong arguments yourself.

    Gigs '21 - Stendhal Festival (July), Stendhal Festival (August), [s]Liam Gallagher & Idles[/s], King Kong Company, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, The Undertones, And So I Watch You From Afar

    Gigs '22 - And So I Watch You From Afar, Teenage Fanclub, Mogwai, Stendhal Festival, The Fratellis, Clutch, Kurt Vile & The Violators, The Cure



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