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08-05-2018, 15:37   #1
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Rural Ireland getting a "Drink-Link".... lucky feckers!

I laughed and laughed when I read this today!

https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/...es-841535.html

Looks like the Healy-Raes have done it again.
The guise of a fool seems to work REALLY well for Danny Healy-Rae.

They managed to get their constituents a shuttle bus to and from the Pub at a cost of €450,000 to the tax payer. (pilot scheme only mind you, in 50 communities )

They must be the best politicians in the country, constituents love them, non-constituents hate them.

I'd LOVE a drink link to the local boozer. It's a 20 min walk to the local cruiser for me (Raheny, Dublin)
I know there is a Nite Link service from Dublin City centre out to the suburbs, but it's not the same. I want to be picked up from the Pub at at 11pm and dropped to my front door without having to pay a Taxi man!!!!

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Critics of the service say its timing deliberately coincides with strict new drink driving laws putting first time offenders off the road.

Minister Ross says it is just a coincidence.
Squeaky wheel gets the oil and all that!
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08-05-2018, 15:43   #2
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Are you paying the full 450000 yourself?
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[QUOTE=grahambo;106937612]I laughed and laughed when I read this today!

https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/...es-841535.html

Looks like the Healy-Raes have done it again.
The guise of a fool seems to work REALLY well for Danny Healy-Rae.

They managed to get their constituents a shuttle bus to and from the Pub at a cost of €450,000 to the tax payer. (pilot scheme only mind you, in 50 communities )

They must be the best politicians in the country, constituents love them, non-constituents hate them.

I did NOT love them when I was in their ,,, territory.... believe me on that. But as soon as I reed that headline today I knew who did it..

Danny used to drive past my market stall, wearing huge bright red ear protectors. I waved to him once; his mouth dropped open and I thought he was going to drive into the wall
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Rural Ireland needs this pilot scheme to work and as a 100% city person I do not begrudge it one bit, both from a social aspect and keeping businesses afloat. Such a scheme will be value for money.

The social aspect is the most important. Rural communities can be a lonely, desolate place especially for people living on their own.
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If it finally stops the Healy-Raes from blocking life-saving road safety regulations for the entire country, it's a small enough price to pay.
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There’s a taxi rank right outside the Raheny Inn you lazy get
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I'd never use it. Travelling all over the area with a busload of drunks before getting to my house is my vision of hell. I don't begrudge it. Urban areas benefit from heavily subsidised transport, so a few minibus routes in rural areas is not exorbitant. I remain unconvinced that many will actually use it though. Time will tell.
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There’s a taxi rank right outside the Raheny Inn you lazy get
Free taxis eh?
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I didn't think we cared about cost once it saved lives from drink drivers? Right? That's what it's always been about, saving lives regardless of the cost? So €450k is simply the cost of saving lives.
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There’s a taxi rank right outside the Raheny Inn you lazy get
Yes, but I don't want to pay a tenner!!!!!!!
What are you not getting here!!??

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Are you paying the full 450000 yourself?
Few cents probably yeah!
As will most other people that work

It's not biggy really

I just think it's funny that Deputy Ross said it was "a coincidence".
He's so full of sh*t
When he's not objecting to all planning permission with a 5 miles radius of Stepaside, he's either ignoring Public transport issues outside of his constituency or blowing a load of hot air!
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When I heard it announced I thought what a joke, then i checked to see if it would be in my area, alas no. Looks like I'll have to stick to getting a taxi home at night the rare time I can afford to go out.

I cant see many people wanting to get the last bus home at 11 though down the local and I'd say the insurance will be shocking given the target audience.
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Brilliant.

Some people are just like “ah we don’t need abortion just solve the drink problem in Ireland and the sluts will stop spreading their legs” and then you get this.

I can’t.
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In all fairness there's pubs all over Dublin.

If you're having to walk 6 miles for a pint without street lights and wobble 6 miles home it's no joke.

A lot of the best pubs in rural Ireland are only open a few days a week now.

I haven't drank in 15 years but I wouldn't begrudge any one a pint or two or a good piss up and get home safely.
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They could use the money to show people that there's more to life than the pub
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