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    part time job that you don't want your employer to know

    Many public sector contracts of employment require employees to seek permission before taking on other work
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    LPT: Cranky old guy writes letter to Revenue LPT as reported by the journal.ie

    You mean the same people who benefited hugely from the property boom which largely resulted in large transfers of wealth from the younger generation to the older generation? The same people who's children will be repaying their mortgages into their 60s and 70s, compared to their own generation...
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    Should cyclists have to pass a test / be insured / be licensed ?

    It seems that across the water, killing a couple of cyclists is considered to be a minor inconvenience, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-22397918
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    "no proven link between alcohol consumption and marketing and sponsorship"

    So let's just imagine a utopian world where no drinks company does sponsorship or advertising. You reckon that society will still drink the same amounts of alcohol regardless?
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    "no proven link between alcohol consumption and marketing and sponsorship"

    So just to be clear, the directors of the alcohol companies who have specific fiduciary duties to their shareholders, are sanctioning large expenditures on sponsorship that don't actually benefit the companies themselves?
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    Should cyclists have to pass a test / be insured / be licensed ?

    Given that the requirement for drivers to be tested, licensed and insured doesn't stop drivers speeding, phoning, texting, drifting without indicating, zooming past cyclists leaving nanometres of passing space, I'd suggest that it would foolish to expect that a system for testing, licensing and...
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    Calculating pension benefits for integrated PS pension

    Does this help? http://cspensions.gov.ie/modellers.asp
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    Horse burgers

    Because the Irish Food Safety Authority is the best.
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    Acquisition cost of Traveller's home in Donegal burnt out

    Probably because creating ghettos is not a great public policy. What is your specific concern about the Wicklow case?
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    Will we Become a Lawless Society?

    You forgot to thank the Gardai for their essential role in making this happen.
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    Horse burgers

    You mean the one food safety authority in Europe that managed to first pick up this European-wide problem - that's the food authority that you have no faith in?
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    Vincent Browne on the murder of a Garda.

    I didn't hear Vinnie make excuses for anyone. I heard him asking important questions about the causes of crime. I'm a bit confused about why some people choose to take great offence at such questions. If I recall the stats from The Spirit Level correctly, the US is way more unequal that...
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    Horse burgers

    Indeed, it is amazing, and the same thought had struck me. Funnily enough, the same thought has also struck me about some of the people-trading brokers! I came across a scenario with an IT contractor working in one of the large multi-nationals. However, between him and the main multinational...
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    Horse burgers

    SHock horror - traces of beef found in some retail beef burgers today.
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    Vincent Browne on the murder of a Garda.

    Yes, the grand Soviet experiment did fail miserably, though I don't think 'the experiment' had anything much to do with human equality or inequality. It was about power and control, but that's another day's work. We do indeed have universal education and health care. We also have huge...
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    Cigarette Packets to show graphic images of consequences of smoking

    I was at Minister O'Reilly's launch of the new cigarette packets - the big bloated purulent neck, the horrible mouthful of stained teeth - and then he took out the new cigarette packets. [Thanks to Phoenix Magazine]
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    EU have recommended that VRT is phased out over time.

    It's up to the retailers to manage their supply chain. If they get unrealistic demands from their suppliers, they manage it. The repayments on the big garage showrooms are increasing the prices charged by the retailers and are causing sales demand to fall.
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    EU have recommended that VRT is phased out over time.

    Nothing to do with the car dealers having to make repayments on the grand glazed palaces that seemed so important for each dealer just a few years ago then?
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    Vincent Browne on the murder of a Garda.

    You might want to try reading the first sentence that you quoted. Then you might want to try explaining why the vast majority of prisoners in Mountjoy come from a few Dublin postcodes. Coincidence?
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    Cigarette Packets to show graphic images of consequences of smoking

    No - millions are taken out of our economy by smokers who send millions of euro up in flames, literally, each day. Stop smoking, live longer, and spend your money on something productive. My MIL stopped her light smoking a couple of weeks ago, and is amazed at the difference - no persistent...
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