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01-04-2020, 20:10   #9811
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06-04-2020, 15:24   #9812
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I have to hope this "fantasy cabinet" stays in the realms of fantasy:

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A surprise package in all of this is the potential to see Verona Murphy end up as Shane Ross’ successor in the Department of Transport. Despite her controversial remarks over migrants which led to her departure from Fine Gael, she is a formidable operator, she understands the sector better than most and she is female, which this Cabinet is certainly shy of.
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...nt-992324.html

Interesting take: Transport is mostly about trucks and roads.

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Interesting take: Transport is mostly about trucks and roads.
...and making sure pesky bicycles are not in their way!
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...and making sure pesky bicycles are not in their way!
It's even worse than that. Those terrible people are deliberately swerving in front of trucks so that the drivers will fall foul of minimum passing legislation. Well, the war on hauliers is over!
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Social Media posts RE cycling

I mean there's always been idiots hurling abuse and making sweeping generalisations about all cyclists on social media, but this is what I woke up to this morning on the local group page:



Some seriously idiotic comments quickly followed.





Does my head in! Especially those stating cyclists should use the road instead of the Greenway - where there is no infrastructure, and its lethal at the best of times with speeding and close passing, among other issues.

And how about the one stating cycling should be banned during lockdown? Are these people aware bikes are used for commuting to work, like a lot of our healthcare workers are doing, as well as getting the shopping done, etc etc? Are people really this ignorant or is it a case of just a few eejits gathering together in the comments section?


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12-04-2020, 15:47   #9816
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Is a Facebook post journalism?
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Is a Facebook post journalism?
Not really, but cyclists in the 'media', covers much of the same ground, so a new thread on the above post would be duplication of the same arguments in this thread.
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I'm really enjoying all these long range pictures of groups of people used when stirring up rage and fear, it's almost as if they're using the perspective to falsely make it look like people are close together.

You get the same thing when commenting on people cycling 10 abreast actually.
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I mean there's always been idiots hurling abuse and making sweeping generalisations about all cyclists on social media, but this is what I woke up to this morning on the local group page:

Some seriously idiotic comments quickly followed.
Is that from Ireland or UK? I've seen a few UK moaners on the same thing.
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Is that from Ireland or UK? I've seen a few UK moaners on the same thing.
Cork, County Cork
https://maps.app.goo.gl/YPrM3ZRAwKUvBZkc9

It looks like Rochestown greenway to me
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The comments on bells annoy me. I stopped using mine as people take so much offence to it when I do use it.
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Cork, County Cork
https://maps.app.goo.gl/YPrM3ZRAwKUvBZkc9

It looks like Rochestown greenway to me
Passage West car park I'd say. The Rochestown access is just about 2km away...
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Is that from Ireland or UK? I've seen a few UK moaners on the same thing.
Yeah, Ireland, Rochestown-Passage Greenway in Cork.
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