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    Voting in the General Election

    That was one of many, many issues. Even if he had published his source, how can you verify that the published source is the version running on the machines? And how do you verify the source code for the MS Access database on which the count system was based? And the source code for the Windows...
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    Meaning of Travel & Subsistence exactly

    There isn't anything that covers this particular scenario, where the employer pays for the overnight accommodation directly.
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    Campaign to have a minimum 1.5m overtaking gap for cyclists

    This is untrue. If a child runs out in front of you, are you going to check your mirrors to see who's coming behind or are you going to slam on the brakes. There are similar situations for cyclists. If you find yourself coming up on a pothole on a dark road, you may need to swerve. If you find...
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    Campaign to have a minimum 1.5m overtaking gap for cyclists

    Formal research carried out in London in the not too distant past confirms this; http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/dec/15/cycling-bike-accidents-study We all see cyclists breaking red lights of course. In some enlightened places like Paris, this has been legalised for right turns -...
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    Voting in the General Election

    For a start, let's move away from the "Why not e-voting" - let's ask "why evoting"? Why would we want to risk a huge investment in an IT service for unquantifiable benefits. What actual benefit would arise? If the main benefit is 'allow Jim to keep his vote in the family home and vote from...
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    Business Mileage extra insurance cost who pays?

    Not true - some companies (123.ie, FBD) will allow a named driver to do occasional business mileage.
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    Campaign to have a minimum 1.5m overtaking gap for cyclists

    How's that exam/licence/proficiency working out in terms of keeping our roads safe from motorists, given the hundreds of people killed and maimed on the road by motorists each year? Just wondering if perhaps we should look for a successful model to copy, instead of a failed model? You seem to...
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    Reduced working hours on medical grounds?

    Not necessarily true. If your current status meets the definition of 'disability' under the Employment Equality Acts, you have a legal entitlement to any 'reasonable accommodation' required arising from your disability. The law is not explicit about what accomodations are reasonable, as it would...
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    Meaning of Travel & Subsistence exactly

    Not really. The public service / Revenue approved rates are based around a 5-hour absence, a 10-hour absence or a 24-hour absence. The 24-hour absence includes accomodation, so there is no rate for 24-hour absence where accommodation has already been paid for. OP - did you ever get an answer to...
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    What would be a good way to find a business collaborator/partner?

    Fair enough, I was just responding to what you suggesting. I'm not clear what exactly you mean by marketing. Maybe if you give more detail on the specifics of the work to be done, you might get better suggestions.
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    What would be a good way to find a business collaborator/partner?

    Are you sure you need another person? What about a website with Frequently Asked Questions? Or a YouTube channel with a couple of video case studies? There may be other ways to have the pre-sales questions answered, though you have to be careful about holding prospective customers at arm's length.
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    Risk of redundancy- Social welfare entitlements

    Slight clarification - You will be eligible for Unemployment Benefit for 9 months while you are searching for other work, that is currently €188 per week after that you will have to apply for the means tested Unemployable Allowance..
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    Danske app and on-line banking finished

    I did get a warning letter from somebody (Danske or Pepper) about the online services shutting down, and I had warning messages in the app in the weeks coming up to the shutdown date.
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    "cuts to state pensions must be considered"

    Of course. Silly me. I'm not being disrespectful, but it absolutely is anecdotal, until you can provide further details. What is the back story? There could be any number of reasons for problems in DB schemes, including underfunding, or a high-risk investment strategy that didn't pay off, or...
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    "cuts to state pensions must be considered"

    What is a 'DB'? Is there any chance that we could get something more concrete to base the analysis on, given that the published industry return figures are so completely different to your anecdotal experience? Could you point me to the text of this guarantee please? Yes, we agree that there is...
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    "cuts to state pensions must be considered"

    With due respect, who decides what is relevant? Is there some economic convention or analytic convention that sets out what is relevant what is not? If so, was this same convention applied when coming up with the €100b future cost of public sector pensions? If we apply a fairly modest 4% return...
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    "cuts to state pensions must be considered"

    It sounds like you've decided that the one and only solution to this issue is for the State to walk away from the contractual entitlements of public sector staff. It would be interesting to see the analysis behind this. What other options were considered? What will be the impact on making the...
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    Websites and Domain Name Ownership

    Seems like a bigger issue than just websites - what about ownership of any other IP produced by the partnership?
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    How much for rainy days ?

    Many multi-national companies offer share purchase schemes that allow you to buy shares out of pre-tax salary, once you hold the shares for 3 years. This provides a discount of much more than 15%, and is often a no-brainer, if your companies shares are reasonably stable.
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    "cuts to state pensions must be considered"

    Thanks for your measured response. It would important that ALL pension benefits, including tax relief is on the table for any review of pensions. I suspect that some people would like to see a review of 'all pension benefits that apply to other people but not me'. Such reviews aren't a great...
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