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    Why there is so little house building in Ireland

    Yea, you're right. Why is there so little building in Ireland? Dysfunctional banking sector during and after the crash which stopped the flow of credit to the construction sector. Dysfunctional construction sector which was fat and grossly inefficient during the boom and wiped out during the...
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    What is the point of avatars?

    Yea, just the posters name would be better.
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    What is the point of avatars?

    That looks like a very old photo Brendan :p
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    Why there is so little house building in Ireland

    So a landlord should have to keep a tenant in their property who is not paying rent if that landlord is well off? The landlord would only get some sort of hardship payment from the State if they were in financial distress? You are effectively changing it from a business relationship to some sort...
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    "We should fix our roof while the sun is shining — instead we’re making it rain"

    If the Public Sector Unions have their way all that money will be diverted into pay increased for their members, just like in the good old days. It is remarkable that a minority government have been able to resist those power vested interest groups for so long and generally act in the public...
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    Why there is so little house building in Ireland

    In your proposal the State will pay the rent of tenants who can't afford to pay their own and pay for damage the tenant does to the property if the tenant can't afford to pay for that either. Am I reading that right? What responsibility should be on tenants to pay their way and be accountable...
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    C02 of one beef dinner in comparison to a flight.

    Yea, that is Science Foundation Ireland funding research which originated in Drexel University on the proviso that an Irish University gets to join in. MXenes were discovered in Drexel in 2011. It's their baby. So, they are helping to develop someone else's breakthrough. :p
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    Pizza bases

    Sorry, link added. It's my own recipe for the sauce so I'll have to think about it before I write it down.
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    Pizza bases

    I use this Jamie Oliver recipe. I cut the excess into single base sized balls, wrap them in clingfilm, and freeze them. Much nicer than any shop bought base. I make my own tomato sauce which contains lots of sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, herbs, veg and red wine. That is also frozen in...
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    C02 of one beef dinner in comparison to a flight.

    I'd put good money on any major breakthroughs on battery technology not coming out of Irish Universities.
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    C02 of one beef dinner in comparison to a flight.

    Who are Trinners?
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    Cost to fit wooden flooring

    Especially upstairs as the click-clack of people walking around up there can go right through the ceiling.
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    Marriage equality referendum - "rights" to kids etc.

    When people tell me they've never met a Trans person I always ask them now they know they didn't.
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    Marriage equality referendum - "rights" to kids etc.

    That mathematical pedant is a real difficult person and may be the reason you only know 3 people ;) :p
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    Marriage equality referendum - "rights" to kids etc.

    Yep, that's what I try to teach my children. There's no "them and us", there's just "us".
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    Fibre Broadband connection

    That's why I moved to Eir. I regret it. Their customer service is non existent.
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    What are my options to access the internet if I live in a remote area?

    If we want proper balanced regional development in the country we need to have national broadband access for every city, town and village. What we should not even attempt to do is run fibre to every house in the country. If you live in a house running along a road outside a village (ribbon...
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    Marriage equality referendum - "rights" to kids etc.

    What have identity politics and equality of outcome got to do with the two issues here; marriage equality and, for the first time in the history of the State, unmarried men having automatic rights to their own children?
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    C02 of one beef dinner in comparison to a flight.

    All true but in reality it all makes very little overall difference. The statistics for emissions from beef production are wrong in that they are calculated based on feedlot production rather than grass fed beef. Removing antibiotics from beef would greatly reduce their net CO2 emissions as...
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