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Learning resources

Hi all, Would be great to hear of any learning resources for Irish. I particularly like podcasts, be they specifically to teach Irish with translation etc, or even just podcast discussions in Irish if they are not too advanced/speaking too quickly. Also would like to hear of any books or poetr

8 months, 3 weeks in Gaeilge (Irish) by candlegrease 1 Reply

Is merrion square park open to the public

And if so, what are the opening hours

1 year, 6 months in Dublin City by candlegrease 10 Replies

No contract sim deal

Hi all, I want a basic sim card to put into my unlocked phone. Don't want to commit to contracts. Something cheap preferably. I only need about 3gb of data and anything else is a bonus. I'd rather avoid direct debit etc

1 year, 6 months in Mobiles by candlegrease 1 Reply

looking for new android phone, midrange with decent camera

Preferably not too big and with good battery life too (I understand I will have to compromise somewhere). I don't want to pay a large amount for a flagship. That it's not too big and that the battery is good are perhaps most important Budget: circa 400 euro

1 year, 7 months in Android Devices by candlegrease 20 Replies

Landmass visible

Hi, What is the landmass visible from seapoint out on the Irish sea? I always assumed it was howth head (and still assume so) but it's straight ahead and it doesn't see to fit with maps of dublin? It comes out far east of the poolbeg chimneys for example. But I suppose it couldn't be anything els

1 year, 9 months in Dublin County South by candlegrease 5 Replies

Looking for an irish word

Seems like an Irish word that sort of passed into hiberno english It sounds like 'too-plish' It roughly means 'problem' or small issue that bothers you Eg on holidays I always have some 'tooplish' eg a pain in my leg, feeling nauseated etc

1 year, 9 months in Gaeilge (Irish) by candlegrease 8 Replies

Is it mo bhéal or mo béal?

That's the whole sentence: my mouth. Also, how would this change in different cases/contexts?

2 years, 1 month in Gaeilge (Irish) by candlegrease 4 Replies

Which apple laptop should I buy?

Hi all, Upgrading from MacBook air 2011 version which has broken. I prize battery life, portability and good keyboards. I don't think its worth my paying a lot for the 12 inch MacBook given the price and apparently poor keyboard. Should I get a 13 inch MacBook pro (apparently the 2015 one has a be

2 years, 1 month in Laptops by candlegrease 3 Replies

Taxation of ETFs

Apparently UCITS ETFs subject to 41% CGT and also 8 years taxation even when not sold. I am not currently resident in Ireland but do hold UCITS ETF. If I am to return to Ireland at what stage will these taxation rules apply? Should I sell before becoming tax resident in Ireland? Is it possibl

2 years, 1 month in Taxation by candlegrease 5 Replies

Young people's awful taste in television

I've noticed a growing trend amongst young adults (say 18-25). They watch horrible, horrible tv programs. A lot of my friends in college watch stuff like Two and A Half Men, Entourage, The X-Factor, The Big Bang Theory (probably the best of this bunch), Gray's Anatomy. All these programs are terribl

7 years, 6 months in After Hours by candlegrease 184 Replies 14,487 Views 25 Thanks

Stock market investment from australia

Hi all I have some stocks held via the european broker degiro, that I bought when in Ireland. I now live in Australia. Are there any other Irish abroad looking to continuously invest in ETFs? I am wondering if you guys are converting your money back to euro and buying stocks in euro, or buying st

2 years, 10 months in Investments & Markets by candlegrease 1 Reply

Trying to find old rte tv show - junior doctors

Specifically the one set in 2005. Anyone know where I can watch this?

2 years, 11 months in Terrestrial by candlegrease 3 Replies


Is it possible to invest with vanguard from Ireland?

3 years, 9 months in Investments & Markets by candlegrease 11 Replies 88 Views 1 Thank

Double taxation - Ireland and Australia

I am an Irish citizen recently moved to Australia for employment. I am resident in Australia for tax purposes. I am considering buy ishares ETFs with euro held in my Irish bank account. Will I be subject to taxation in both countries on both dividends and capital gains? Or are there tax cred

3 years, 9 months in Taxation by candlegrease 7 Replies

Quick question about Mccarthy's bar by Pete Mccarthy

In this book he mentions a few times a guide book he is using. It's written by an Englishman visiting Ireland a couple of hundred years ago - can anyone remember the name? I don't have the book to hand to check

3 years, 9 months in Literature by candlegrease 3 Replies