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Title: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 15, 2018, 06:38:18 PM
My luck ran out. Had my phone snatched by a traveller in Celbridge last night too, not my day.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 16, 2018, 10:42:16 AM
Bad luck Rats.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on July 16, 2018, 10:57:01 AM
Surely there's standard form you can fill out and send in to Pavee point hq and get some sort of compo?

On the plus side I hope the robbing bastard gets frustrated by the sometimes awkward operation of our Chinese smartphones.He probably thought he was getting an iPhone 8 or a Samsung fancy phone...
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 16, 2018, 01:18:48 PM
It was actually a Samsung, one of the young lads' cast offs.... bit of good news on that front though, an honest citizen found it discarded and got in touch to arrange it's safe return. Ordered a Chinese one off Amazon earlier, have to wait to see if I cancelled it in time as it was "being prepared for despatch" when I cancelled.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 16, 2018, 05:36:06 PM
Surely there's standard form you can fill out and send in to Pavee point hq and get some sort of compo? ......

Is that a Fer Real post MFH ?

'Compo' from Pavee point !!
 rofl rofl rofl
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 16, 2018, 05:42:15 PM
@ Stephen, how exactly did the phone get Snatched ?

Just so as to update myself properly on how to protect my own phone from a snatcher,
was it in a front window cradle or a vent cradle, Etc, the more information you give us,
the better we are prepared.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Bob Shillin on July 16, 2018, 05:47:02 PM
Surely there's standard form you can fill out and send in to Pavee point hq and get some sort of compo?

On the plus side I hope the robbing bastard gets frustrated by the sometimes awkward operation of our Chinese smartphones.He probably thought he was getting an iPhone 8 or a Samsung fancy phone...
In another business, I had a non payment issue with the Real Irish, phoned Pavee Point, they had no interest, "between you and the client".
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 16, 2018, 05:47:22 PM
Wrong thread.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 16, 2018, 05:56:18 PM
Surely there's standard form you can fill out and send in to Pavee point hq and get some sort of compo?...

In another business, I had a non payment issue with the Real Irish, phoned Pavee Point, they had no interest, "between you and the client".

You were lucky they didn't call to your home to get 'All the details', while sussing out all your locks and entrances !
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 16, 2018, 10:30:43 PM
Phone was hooked into the vent beside the window, Ken. Not particularly secure but I suspect he would have got it regardless of how well it was stuck. He came round to the window pretending to pay and took some notes out of his pocket so I rolled the window down enough to facilitate that, then he made a grab for my keys and I made a grab for his hand so he went to open the door with his other hand so I went for the central locking and he grabbed the phone and made off down a lane. As I don't know the area I made no attempt to pursue him. I just took the "learning to ride a horse" approach and worked the streets in Swords for the rest of the night. As he discarded the phone it obviously wasn't what he was after... similarly, if he just wanted to do a runner he wouldn't have came near the window at all so, on balance, I figured I dodged a bullet... while he done a bit more to alienate his "race".
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 16, 2018, 10:45:22 PM
As regards protecting a phone, I did give that some thought. Like most folk I have some old phones lying around. It could make sense to use one of those on the dash connected via wifi to your "good" phone - all smartphones can do that. Then if the "decoy" is snatched you have the good one to ring the Gardai, locate the "decoy", etc... The downside is that you wouldn't be able to direct dial mytaxi clients through the app unless you have an active SIM in each phone. Either way it's probably worth hiding an old phone connected to a charger in the boot, even without a SIM it can make emergency calls.

Of course you can go the camera route which, in most cases, will deter runners, etc. However, that could go the other way if you encounter one of those who are intent on robbing you as the camera may prompt them to destroy all possible evidence - the obvious would be to burn the car when they're done.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 16, 2018, 10:58:38 PM
I did have another thought involving an app and a pound of semtex!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 17, 2018, 07:57:20 AM
It would make you sick to think our politicians are always fighting for more rights for these bastards.they had ethnic minority status confered on them a while back entitling them to a whole host of benefits.the politicians are afraid of their shite of the likes of pavee point,and groups like them .its a fukking disgrace that not one politician hes the balls to stand up and call it as it is
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on July 17, 2018, 11:33:39 AM
It would make you sick to think our politicians are always fighting for more rights for these bastards.they had ethnic minority status confered on them a while back entitling them to a whole host of benefits.the politicians are afraid of their shite of the likes of pavee point,and groups like them .its a fukking disgrace that not one politician hes the balls to stand up and call it as it is

I feel sorry for the poor cunts.....
I mean it must be confusin
....your da bean yur brother as well......
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on July 17, 2018, 11:42:26 AM
Had one them cunts in me car one nite.....
He was so fukin thick...... He actually told me he wasn't goin pay me.......
He got a lovely view of the clouds after
The only good one is a....
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 17, 2018, 11:47:26 AM
At the risk of sounding boorish.......be careful what you type lads. This topic was split I think and comes under a very touchy topic....there's people out there looking to make a few quid without having to work for it...
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on July 17, 2018, 12:05:45 PM
Business as usual so.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 17, 2018, 12:38:31 PM
Lippy thats exactly what I was talking about in my previous pist .everyone afraid to say what they really think because of the fukking do gooders, pavee point,and the fukking journal rag.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on July 17, 2018, 01:19:19 PM
Yea theres loads racists out there..... Everyone knows that travellers pay you and are great tippers..... And I never believed the rumours that they beat up the elderly living on there own down the country ans robbed everything ...... Racist bastards everywhere it's disgraceful....
There luvely people
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 17, 2018, 01:43:35 PM
I did have another thought involving an app and a pound of semtex!

Tell us all !!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 17, 2018, 02:09:31 PM
Phone was hooked into the vent beside the window, Ken. Not particularly secure but I suspect he would have got it regardless of how well it was stuck.......
Do you have the CCTV stickers on your cab ?

I have them on mine but I actually don't have a CCTV system.
I don't know if'n they have ever worked fer me but the thinking behind the stickers is that, if I was a scrote intent on robbing a taxi driver then the taxi I would choose to rob would be the one without the CCTV stickers.


P.S. Thanks fer the Heads-up.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 17, 2018, 02:53:58 PM
Anyway, got my phone back today so all's well that ends well. Had a couple of side effects to deal with along the way that were quite annoying. One was having to pay €1.50 to park my car when I had to go to the Three store in Scotch Hall, Drogheda for a new Sim on Sunday. I woulda gone to Swords if I kew they charged customers to spend more money up in those parts. The other was falling victim to a pop up scam on one of the temporary replacement phones I tried but that's a whole new story so I'll start a new topic on that shortly!

The only stickers I have are those prescribed by NTA, Ken. I actually ordered a dash cam kit recently as mentioned on another thread. That probably woulda got them getting in if it was installed but I haven't received it yet. Another downside of cameras is that some clients I pick up regularly on mytaxi won't use cars with cameras - I might lose that business if/when I install the dashcam kit.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on July 17, 2018, 03:35:36 PM
Anyway, got my phone back today so all's well that ends well. Had a couple of side effects to deal with along the way that were quite annoying. One was having to pay €1.50 to park my car when I had to go to the Three store in Scotch Hall, Drogheda for a new Sim on Sunday. I woulda gone to Swords if I kew they charged customers to spend more money up in those parts. The other was falling victim to a pop up scam on one of the temporary replacement phones I tried but that's a whole new story so I'll start a new topic on that shortly!

The only stickers I have are those prescribed by NTA, Ken. I actually ordered a dash cam kit recently as mentioned on another thread. That probably woulda got them getting in if it was installed but I haven't received it yet. Another downside of cameras is that some clients I pick up regularly on mytaxi won't use cars with cameras - I might lose that business if/when I install the dashcam kit.
If they don't like camara..... Yur probably better off without them....
.
Wat do they do getting on a bus or going to a bank or goin to lidl or for a pint????
Wear a hoodie?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 17, 2018, 03:38:31 PM
Switch off their phone, I guess.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: SClass on July 17, 2018, 04:24:09 PM
If I get uncomfortable by a bogyboy.
I take my phone from the cradle and put it in my pocket. It's a very occurrence.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: SClass on July 17, 2018, 04:35:18 PM
It's impossible to get the profiling right all the time,
But the pikeys have this demeanor about them,
I've had good looking wags putting on a good English accent .
Until they get into the car, some are OK,
But when you get a bad one,
Puts you on on your guard,
Not worth it, if you can help it.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 17, 2018, 04:45:37 PM
Excerpt from 'Taxi Diaries'; Part 1.

Chapter 35. Knackers.
 
Knackers, Travelling People, Gypsies, Tinkers, Pikeys, whatever you wish
to call them, but for this story I will call them by the common Cork phrase
of 'Knackers'.
(Which is defiantly not true as a Real Knacker-man is someone who collects
dead or dying animals from a farm, animals not fit for human consumption,
as they have not been slaughtered properly, but only fit for dog-meat).
 
A great friend of my fathers and indeed a great friend of my own, Jack
from Mogeely (R.I.P.) was a real Knacker man, my father Lawrence used
to call to him for dog-meat when myself and my brother Pat were young,
we were both only about 9 or 10 years old at the time, there were scores
of greyhounds running loose in Jack's yard and many carcase's of dead cows
lying about the place to feed the dogs and all kinds of cows intestines
trailed about the place.
The stench of dead animals in the yard was unbearable at the start,
but after a few years you just got used to it. Myself and my brother's
favourite was the dead cows head in the big barrel of water and we
would poke it up and down with a stick to see the maggots appear on
the other side of the skull.

Jack was the original gentle giant, a huge man and a bare-fist fighter in
his day, Two huge hands the size of garden spades, which were often laid
upon my head or across the back of my neck with unexpected tenderness.
I treasured his touch and I knew this huge man would never wrong me.
That same hand that he patted me gently on the head with as a young boy,
was often used to put many a man much bigger than me on the flat of his back
and had also been used with great strength and accuracy in the road bowling
championships of East Cork.

Once my father and my brother Pat called to Jack while I was in bed unwell
and Pat (about 10) wandered off into the yard on his own, a saucy greyhound
started growling at him and Pat froze, within a minute Pat was encircled by a
group of saucy greyhounds all growling and snarling at him.
My father and Jack were chatting in his living room, but Jack spotted what
was happening out in the yard through the window, he leapt from his seat
grabbed his shovel by the back door and ran toward the circle of dogs,
scattering them in an instant. I think another couple of minutes without the
Knacker mans intervention and my brothers number would have been up.
 
As the story would have it, once upon a time Big Jack was called out to a
lady farmers yard to take away and dispose of a live young heifer who had
broken both his back legs in a fall, the lady farmer asked of Jack;
"Do you have the new humane killer ?",
She was thinking of the most up-to-date shot in the head gun type thing,
Jack replied; "Of course I have Mam",
and he continued to load the half dead beast on to his truck and then he
killed it with his own 'Humane killer', a blow of his sledge-hammer right
into the back of his Skull !
 
To continue with my original story,
after a brief insight into a real Knacker-mans world.
 
A Knackers wedding one Wednesday night in a Cork city hotel;
The Knackers/Travelling people are very cute and they send in a well
spoken person to book their wedding's arrangements using a credit card,
he books the ballroom for the wedding party plus a few rooms for
overnight accommodation.

On the day the Knackers arrive in mass in Hiace vans with balloons flying
off them, the hotel staff let them in, as they are all paid for and all the
knackers are on their best behaviour throughout the meal and the dancing
afterwards, there is a bar extension until 1.30am and a residents bar till all
hours, the travelling community are all well inebriated by 1.30am.
The residents bar is cancelled and calm is far from their mind, the hotel staff
are trying to cajole them into waiting reluctant taxis.

I arrived to collect some customers at 1.30am and went into the hotel desk.
The Grandmother Knacker, whose arse looked like she has delivered
about 12 kids (which was a fair assumption) was haggling with the female
receptionist (a friend of mine) and she was threatening violence toward her,
but the security personnel, who were standing close by, did not intervene,
which I thought he should have, she was haggling very loudly and getting
way too close to the desk personnel. I work closely with these people and
we all look after each other, but the Drunk Grandmother knacker was way
too close to the receptionist for my liking, who was refusing her to be served
any more drink, eventually the gardai arrived and the grandmother knacker
was told; "To get into my taxi or be taken to the Bridewell".
 
Eventually she was poured into my taxi and I headed for Sundays Well,
with Grandma Knacker telling me the wrongs of the world and all the
children that had died on her.

When we got to her home, all her windows were broken, so I helped her
out of the car and she looked through her broken front windows.
The house had been shredded inside, everything had been broken or
turned over and their was blood all over the windows and the doorframe
and blood on the white walls outside house, plus Two squad cars and
a paddywagon waiting outside for her.
 
I returned to the hotel, as was my job.
 
At 2am this same night as I returned every knacker in the hotel was
shouting or fighting with another knacker and a load of young knackers
(under 10) were running wild around the place and Gardai everywhere.
 
Its all about Bull-shit,
The job is, get the Knackers in the car, get them home, GET PAID,
(ALWAYS the hard part !) and get away fast.
One fat ugly young knacker girl brought half a bottle of champagne home
with her in the taxi and spilt it on the floor in the back of the car, Bitch !!
 
And another hefty busty young knacker girl dressed in a turquoise bridesmaids
dress had no money to pay her fare, so she paid the fare with her gold watch
and promised to call to the base and pay the fare tomorrow in return for the
watch, which she did, Six weeks later !!
 
Some knackers are OK, some are not, but when they have drink in them,
they are all best avoided.
I collected this fare one night on McCurtain street at about 4am, a traveller
or rather a Knacker asking to go out to Mahon, I was playing my favourite
Akon C.D. and the Knacker was enjoying it too, he went on to tell me his
misses told him today that she was expecting twins and that he was
'Over the moon about it', and in general we had a decent bit of banter
along the 20 minute journey to Mahon, he directed me into the halting site
at the arse's end of Mahon and he exited the taxi, he started hugging fellas
who appeared out of nowhere, obviously they had heard the news about
the twins and that two more welfare recipients where heading their way.
I was now inside the halting site and I shouted over to my customer,
"How's about de fare, you owe me 16Euro",
the Knacker waved his hand in a kinda 'I'll be with you in a minute way',
so I waited a minute, new in the taxi game and not fully realising that
I was parked bang smack in the middle of a Halting site !
I shouted over to my Knacker;
"Are you gonna pay or wa, if ur not gonna pay, tell me and I'll fukc off",
he shouts back; "No, I'm not paying ya, Fukc off !".
My choices were limited. Should I get out and go after a Knacker inside
a halting site ?  Or call the Guardai for a Sixteen Euro fare ?,
I'm sure they would give me a short answer, simple solution, drive away,
forget about it And Learn.
 
Another incident,
I collected Four knacker lads outside the Gate cinema on Bachelors Quay
one Tuesday night asking to go to Mallow, one lad paid Twenty-Five Euro
up front with coins, when we approached Mallow they changed their minds
and said 'Charlevillle', there was Fifty euro up on the meter, so I stopped
on the roundabout in Mallow and demanded more cash up front.
Eventually after much haggling I got another Twenty Five in coins again and
I told them; "That's us square up to here, be another 30 or 40 to Charleville".
One big drunk lad in the back was threatening 'To beat de shite outta me,
if I didn't drive on soon', then that drunk knacker exited the cab and urinated
in the middle of the road. I got tough with the other Three quieter lads while he
was out and got another Fifteen euro off them again in coins and I agreed to drive on.
When we got to Charleville the fare was 95Euro and I asked for the remaining Thirty,
knowing that I wasn't gonna get it all, but hoping for another Tenner or whatever,
no joy, the Four boys walked off saying; "Sorry sir, we have no more money",
and still I could hear the coins jingling in at least Two of their pockets, wherever
they got/robbed all the coins from ?
It was a Tuesdays night and I got 65Euro off the boys, How bad !
 
Another incident saw me collect a middle aged knacker couple after a wedding
in a city hotel at 3am and asked to be brought to Fair hill, the man asked to go
for grub, they both seemed very respectable settled travellers, so I agreed.
We drove down St Patrick street to see all the food outlets closing,
Mc Donald's they refused to go in to, we eventually found a fast food restaurant
open on the Grand Parade, himself went in and I waited chatting with his wife,
a very pleasant lady, he arrives back out with Two bags full of chicken and chips.
He keeps one box on his lap and hands the rest back to his wife, I politely say;
"Don't have that now in the taxi, wait till you get home",
He nods, next I look and he has got half a chicken rammed into his gob and
she is having it away with a breast-in-the-bun in the back seat, he exclaims;
"Ah, we're only having a quick nibble on the way home Sir",
I throw my eyes to heaven, sure tis spilt milk now anyway and I drive on quickly
for Fair hill, we arrive at their home. Mr Knacker exits and tells me of how big
a tip I'm gonna get for being so good to them, he roots out 8Euro in coins for
a Sixteen Euro fare and shouts over to his wife, who is half-way into her home
for more money, she shouts back; "I'v No money" and continues on her way,
Mr Knacker apologises to me and says;
"I'm sorry Sir, I didn't realise the chips would cost so much",
as he closes the cab door and walks off in home, leaving a mess of chicken
bones and chips in both the front and back seats.
 
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 17, 2018, 04:48:27 PM
Excerpt from 'Taxi Diaries'; Part 2.

Chapter 35. Knackers.

One last incident on a Saturday evening finished me with the knackers for ever.
It was a base job and a minibus was required, I was minding my mate Dinny's
minibus while he was on holidays. So I parked up my taxi and into his mini-bus
and away on to Greenhills court on the South Douglas road.
I collected two youths and a mother knacker plus Five elegant young ladies
at about 7pm, I gathered by their accents that they were knackers, we had a
few problems taking off, as a few of their younger relations kept opening the
doors and jumping in front of the van, eventually one of the lads in the front
jumped out of the van, he ran after the young mischief makers, catching one
and giving him a 'Good clip around the ear'.
We nearly got away but someone had forgotten one of their phones, so back
again to Greenhills court and again the same problems leaving. All phones in
order we headed on for a pub in Ovens, along the way they changed their minds
and asked to go to a pub in Lissarda, they asked did I know where it was ?
and I told them; "Yea, sure, Lissarda is a few more miles up the road".

All was good, the craic was good, the Two lads in the front chatted away to me
about cars, etc, and the girls in the back chatted about how they were going
out to celebrate their mother knackers first grand-daughters communion.
When we got to Lissarda, we pulled into the pub car-park, a charming little
country pub, in the middle-of-nowhere, the mother paid almost the full fare,
with one other lad contributing just a few coins.

They asked could they be brought home later for the same price, I agreed,
thinking that the toin'g & froin'g while leaving their home earlier would balance
off against the night time tariff, which starts at 8pm, all was good, everyone
was happy, they were to ring the base again at about half past midnight,
but they would need two minibuses to bring them home as there were some
more lads inside the pub already.

I headed home doing one more job along the way. I decided to give the van
a good clean for later on and washed and polished it myself by hand.
I got a call from the base at 9.30pm saying my customers had requested me
to call back to Lissarda and bring them home.
To me this meant only one thing, they had been refused service and needed
a lift home, a second mini-bus was also ordered and as luck would have it the
taxi base office manager happened to be the only other mini-bus on the road
that night, he rang me shortly after, he asked me to pull in by Ovens and wait
for him so as we could arrive together and make it look more professional.
I told him about the set-fare I had set-up, just so as we would both be charging
the same and there would be no conflict afterwards.

I declined to tell him that they were Knackers, an omission that I now regret,
I should have told him and given him the opportunity to decline the job if he wished,
I thought of the omission as a bit of fun, how drunk could they be at 9.30pm ?
But it was far from Fun.

We met in Ovens and drove on together to Lissarda, when we arrived at the pub,
there was a car-park full of knackers, a squad car and Two Gardai standing at the
door of the pub. I didn't need to ask any questions, I KNEW exactly what had
happened. The office manager loaded up his van including the mother knacker,
who really was a very lovely old lady and then almost all the rest of his customers
were lads. I loaded up my van, a middle aged couple sat up front, Joe and his
peroxide blonde wife, Four young lads and a One young lady sat in to the back.
I said to them before leaving about the fare home being the same as the fare up,
that was agreed and the blonde lady in the front asked; "Did I want it now ?",
I casually remarked; "Yea, dat be great", so I parked up and the lady started
collecting money from all over, notes and coins were flying everywhere.
I knew better than to take any of this and I kept well out of it.
After all the money was counted she had Three Fivers & Ten euro coins,
all had quitened down and I accepted the Twenty Five Euro and left it to the
elder couple in front to secure the rest, as it went on, one fella had no money
cos his mammy had his money, Four of them had paid up between Ten and
Fifteen euro each swearing the truth on their dead parents or children's graves
and Joe in the front had handed up Forty Euro, but we still had only Twenty
Five Euro in Cash !
 
The squad car came to my rescue seeing us still in the car-park, they pulled in
next to us, the guard asked me; "Is everything OK ?"
I told him; "I'm just trying to get the last of my fare before leaving".
Immediately money starting appearing, but the guard wasn't for messing
and he went over and opened the side of the van and looked in.
I told the guard; "I have my fare in full now and I'll take em away".
The guard came over to my window to check, he asked; "You OK now ?"
I said; "Yea, fine, no problems", we drove on for home, the boys in the back
were a bit rowdy most likely trying to impress the One young girl with them,
the older man Joe in the front was trying to keep them quite and all of them
haggling all the way home about how much they individually paid and all swearing
on their children's lives or their Mothers graves about how much they each paid.
If the sware's were true then I would have received about One Hundred and
Thirty Euro, but what I actually got was exactly Fifty Four Euro !

As were approaching home the boys were getting brave and someone lit up
a fag in the back, had they asked and were nice about it, I probably would
have allowed it, but they were not nice and they had taken to insulting me
about a bald spot on the back of my head, so I pulled in just after the Wilton
roundabout and demanded the cigarette be thrown out. I was met with the
usual knacker routine; "No one smoking back here, Sir",
when I was happy that the fag was gone I drove on, again Joe in the front
trying to control the boys, while spluttering all over my arm and shirt.
One lad stood up in the back and started looking into the boot of the van, I saw
him in the rear view mirror and I roared at him; "To sit down immediately",
it wasn't my van and I didn't know what was in the boot, but I didn't want
any knacker robbing whatever was in there.
I contemplated turning off the Link road for Togher garda station, but I reckoned
I needed more than a personal insult to make that move and I didn't fancy handing
back the fare that I had been paid in advance either.

As we turned back into the Greenhills estate, after overhearing a few threats of
'He is gonna take us where-ever we wanna go', the boys in the back started
kicking at the doors, I stopped the van and turned on them, of course no one
did it, as usual, brave knackers that they are.
Then some fella flicked my ear from behind, I stopped again,
"That's it Lads, Fukc off, I'm going no further".
Someone opened the back door and the lights came on in the back of the van,
all of the Five back inside windows of the van were covered in spit, I mean really
covered in spit, all Five inside back windows they must have been spitting on
the windows quietly the whole way home, they also tore out a partition of the
roof and ripped out the back ashtrays.
Joe in the front and his wife were appalled, the both of them made an effort
to clean the van with newspapers, the Five Sneaks in the back cowered off
into the shadows. One young lad came back and offered his hand in apology,
it was the first hand I had ever Refused to shake in my life.

The other driver pulled in behind me, he went on to tell similar tales stating;
"That only for the Mother being with me, no way would I have got paid",
and he told me that he had been threatened regularly with having his throat
cut along the way home.
 
Appalling situations to work in and my fault for luring my work colleague into
such a situation that I thought I could handle.
 
From there I went to the car-park by my home, not far from where I dropped
them off and got a basin of hot water and washing-up liquid and entirely
scrubbed the inside of Dinny's van, My colleague joined me in the car-park
while I was cleaning exclaiming; "How lucky we were to have been paid".
That was not the way I saw it, for me I was disgusted at what they had done
to my friends van and cross with myself for putting my colleague in jeopardy
for the sake of a prank.

I showered myself and changed all my clothes. I did one more job in the van
before the smell of knacker saliva got to me and I parked the minibus and
returned to my own regular taxi for the rest of the night.
I washed and cleaned my mates van a second time the next day.
 
Knackers are fine by day when they are sober.
I've had many good friends throughout the years from the travelling community,
but give them a few drinks and its a 'Different kettle of fish'.

That's the end of me and the Knackers/Pikeys/Travelling people in my taxi
Drunk late at night. Never again.

If you are of the Politically Correct opinion that all travelling people should be
treated as equals, then you are most welcome to take my cab and cruise the
Ringmahon strand area on a Friday or Saturday night.

Driver pays the Damages and Cleans the cab.
I expect No Replies.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 17, 2018, 04:59:20 PM
It would make you sick to think our politicians are always fighting for more rights for these bastards.they had ethnic minority status confered on them a while back entitling them to a whole host of benefits.the politicians are afraid of their shite of the likes of pavee point,and groups like them .its a fukking disgrace that not one politician hes the balls to stand up and call it as it is

The tale that I told above was actually published in a buke that I once wrote.
And I got called in to Garda headquarters in Cork to meet superintendent Finn
to explain myself.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 17, 2018, 05:44:21 PM
I can believe that Ken a few years ago,2 of them took me out to balbriggan ,when I asked for payment,the response was be glad your still alive boss as they just got out and walked away
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: watty on July 17, 2018, 05:58:05 PM
Sorry for your troubles, RC.  Glad it worked out (mostly) in the end.

That's one reason why I don't have any personal stuff like banking apps on my phone.  If my phone got stolen, a quick trip to Google's website would turn off most of the apps.  On a technical note, if you had it password-protected (or similar), is it easy for the average person to get around that?  Or is a factory reset the only option to get into the phone?

Re the dashcam wouldn't have captured the guy trying to steal the phone since he was standing outside of the car.  With our legal system, it might hard to prove he attempted to steal the phone since the dashcam would only have him sitting in the taxi?



On another cautionary note, I have a vague memory from a few years ago that cnuts who stealing phones from cars that were stuck in traffic with their windows open.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 17, 2018, 07:04:46 PM
The best thing to do if the phone is lost is to lock it remotely from the relevant "find my phone" web service - Google for Android, Apple for iPhone. You can set a custom lock screen with contact number. Only a determined thief would get past that.

I went a stage further and remotely wiped the device. I since learned that (on Android) this essentially cleans the phone up nicely for anyone that finds (or has) it. If you do that you should make sure the SIM is disabled first - reason being, if an honest person finds it (as in my case) it won't have internet access when they turn it on so it won't wipe itself and they will still be able to access your contacts - if a dishonest person has it, they'll either factory reset it themselves or it'll do that itself once they connect it to the internet, in general they won't get sensitive info (certainly no access to bank account data) without internet access. However, Hail0 used to store readily accessible links to all our data on our phones, including photo, name, address, bank account number, sort code, copies of licences, etc, etc... I don't know if mytaxi still does that.

It all gets quite complex here but the phone (Samsung Galaxy Note 4) appeared to be switched off when I collected it (no breathing light) then appeared to switch itself back on as soon as it got in range of my WIFI (which it obviously had access to) and displayed the Samsung logo until it was done wiping itself and then went straight to a setup menu starting with the option to change language from Chinese. Now its gets stranger - I've previously factory reset cheap Chinese phones and a few screens into the setup process they insist on logging on with a Google account previously associated with the phone to proceed. The expensive Samsung didn't give a fuck, it was open for any user to set up.

Half the answer might be to use a cheap Chinese phone to minimise financial loss if it's stolen. That's all I would buy myself, I only have the Samsung 'cos the older young lad upgraded to something better/newer/more fashionable and my las Chinese one had a fall from which it never fully recovered - the botton quarter of the screen no longer responds to touch!

In fact, I ordered a Cubot Max on Amazon yesterday (c.€130)... managed to cancel it when I learned that the Samsung had been found alive and well.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on July 17, 2018, 09:22:57 PM
I can believe that Ken a few years ago,2 of them took me out to balbriggan ,when I asked for payment,the response was be glad your still alive boss as they just got out and walked away
Stokes  perchance?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on July 17, 2018, 09:30:16 PM
Phone was hooked into the vent beside the window, Ken. Not particularly secure but I suspect he would have got it regardless of how well it was stuck. He came round to the window pretending to pay and took some notes out of his pocket so I rolled the window down enough to facilitate that, then he made a grab for my keys and I made a grab for his hand so he went to open the door with his other hand so I went for the central locking and he grabbed the phone and made off down a lane. As I don't know the area I made no attempt to pursue him. I just took the "learning to ride a horse" approach and worked the streets in Swords for the rest of the night. As he discarded the phone it obviously wasn't what he was after... similarly, if he just wanted to do a runner he wouldn't have came near the window at all so, on balance, I figured I dodged a bullet... while he done a bit more to alienate his "race".
Same M.O. As my attack in Dunsink..Mongan was the name of my attacker...allegedly.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 18, 2018, 12:08:33 AM
I think the best option is to refuse to drive them if you don't know them. I had a previous bad experience with a few of them in Howth years ago, when I asked for the fare they went ballistic and kicked fuck out of the safety screen in the black cab I was driving. Despite being glass it stood up to the abuse and I got away unharmed. Conversely we did have a few regulars from the (settled) traveller community when I worked for C2K and they were never any trouble. I don't like to discriminate but I won't be taking any more chances with them.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on July 18, 2018, 01:09:22 AM
rule of thumb is if they tell you they're travellers they're gameball.
the ones that don't, you need to go in to lockdown.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 18, 2018, 09:03:28 AM
Problem is,if you refuse the cunts you could find yourself before the equality tribunal same as a lot of publicians,and hoteliers do
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on July 18, 2018, 09:50:54 AM
I'd love to get called into the equality tribunal.I'd tell them to fuk right off.I don't see how they're a separate ethnicity no matter how I try to grasp it.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: markmiwurdz on July 18, 2018, 10:22:41 AM
Problem is,if you refuse the cunts you could find yourself before the equality tribunal same as a lot of publicians,and hoteliers do

You can rightly ask for approx payment before you set out.Buzz killer I know but at least you know straight away if you're going to be butt F*****
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on July 18, 2018, 10:26:53 AM
Problem is,if you refuse the cunts you could find yourself before the equality tribunal same as a lot of publicians,and hoteliers do
Your safety comes brfore all else.....
Most yiz here have more experience than meself wat to do but wen I get a bad  (client)  i just stop the car...... Right in the middle of the road.... Preferably on the tram line in the middle of o connoll Street bridge or beside a rank if available is most effective ....get the cunt out wer there's witnesses and before yu travel out to the bog end lane....
They don't even have to done anything....
 if in doubt.....
Fuk em out...
An that goes for pukers....
I've only been called in once for asking my clients to disembark...
And there's no fukin court,,,,,nta rule or employees , racial victim racket money  makin club .. Goin tell me who's I'm goin take a chance wit me health and safety.....
And I'm guaranteeing you..... No judge can order or penisilise you for protecting you self
All you have to say is and remember this it's very important in law.....
" I WAS AFRAID "
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 18, 2018, 10:37:27 AM
Whether they are ethnically distinct or not is a matter for debate. Incest isn't the norm outside of their cultural group. Proportionately they are involved in a hell of a lot more crime than any other identifiable cultural or ethnic group. There's obviously something in their culture that leads them to believe that it's normal to steal, scam, harass, etc... I couldn't give a flying fuck about the equality tribunal. Those of us who aren't politicians, economists or bankers learn from experience.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 18, 2018, 01:13:05 PM
And I'm guaranteeing you..... No judge can order or penisilise you for protecting you self
All you have to say is and remember this it's very important in law.....
" I WAS AFRAID "

And why wouldn't you be afraid ?  I saw a knacker fight in Blackpool in Cork last year and it was nothing like the fights they post on utube which claim 'fair fight', 'let the man up', the fight I witnessed saw two lads digging the heads off each other and as soon as one fell then the other fella stomped on his head while he was down at least Ten times, unfookinbeliveably yerman got up and fought on.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 18, 2018, 04:31:07 PM
As far as I know,(and I may be wrong) the fact that they now have the status of ethnic monority bestowed upon them,means they are now entitled to a whole hosts of state benefits including unemployment payments etc etc as I said I may be wrong,but thats what I was told
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 18, 2018, 05:08:10 PM
As far as I know,(and I may be wrong) the fact that they now have the status of ethnic monority bestowed upon them,means they are now entitled to a whole hosts of state benefits including unemployment payments etc etc as I said I may be wrong,but thats what I was told

They already had that, they claim Dole/Un-married mothers/Disability, Etc. both here and in the UK.
And spend their spare time robbing Building sites and Houses by night.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Bob Shillin on July 18, 2018, 06:11:16 PM
Rhino horns.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 18, 2018, 08:37:06 PM
A lot of them copying the immigrants to get free houses, apparently.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: weird al wankovitch on July 19, 2018, 12:26:09 AM
Hate listening to them do as ye likeys.. had one hagglin the fare recently.. she wanted a 4.60 discount cos she had 3 chillren an the fare is never more than 25 sur. Handed me a 50 spot and told me to give her back 25.. cheeky tramp
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on July 20, 2018, 03:29:14 AM
Rhino horns.
Bang on the money:
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/member-of-rathkeale-rovers-jailed-for-rhino-horn-smuggling-1.3292633 (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/member-of-rathkeale-rovers-jailed-for-rhino-horn-smuggling-1.3292633)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on July 20, 2018, 12:39:43 PM
'Damp, mould, swarms of flies and rodent infestation': Galway travellers on state of their accommodation http://jrnl.ie/4136574 (http://jrnl.ie/4136574)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 20, 2018, 01:37:50 PM
So they can move on... they're fucking travellers!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on July 20, 2018, 02:31:30 PM
So they can move on... they're fucking travellers!

I'm confident that will be the exact response from Pavee Point.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on July 20, 2018, 03:16:38 PM
Be very careful:https://www.independent.ie/regionals/fingalindependent/news/taxi-driver-brutally-attacked-in-balbriggan-36542187.html
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on July 20, 2018, 03:22:59 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/circuit-court/passenger-who-held-knife-to-taxi-driver-s-throat-left-him-in-constant-fear-1.2939170 (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/circuit-court/passenger-who-held-knife-to-taxi-driver-s-throat-left-him-in-constant-fear-1.2939170)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 20, 2018, 03:59:40 PM
I'm sure those reports were discussed back when the articles were published, SB. If I remember correctly we were advised of reports on antisocial media suggesting that the Balbriggan case was a targeted attack, something to do with the driver allegedly offending someone by having sexual relations with someone else or something like that. There was no suggestion that travellers were involved.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on July 21, 2018, 01:19:03 AM
I'm sure those reports were discussed back when the articles were published, SB. If I remember correctly we were advised of reports on antisocial media suggesting that the Balbriggan case was a targeted attack, something to do with the driver allegedly offending someone by having sexual relations with someone else or something like that. There was no suggestion that travellers were involved.
I was contacted by the Gardai to help with their enquiries regarding the second report.
Same M.O.etc.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on July 21, 2018, 08:51:33 AM
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/galway-travellers-living-in-rat-infested-conditions-report-finds-1.3570579?mode=amp (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/galway-travellers-living-in-rat-infested-conditions-report-finds-1.3570579?mode=amp)

The "Galway travellers movement"  says theres rats in the haunting sites ( no fukin shit sherlock) ......
 An it wud like loads o money please for to kill the rats.. About 50 million squid ought to do it thanks...... Very big fukin rats out there mind ya
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on July 21, 2018, 09:05:16 AM
Yu cant fukin make this shit up.....years ago the traveler lady used to knock on me ma,s door.... An me ma used to buy the gypsy curse off her for all the neighbours ( cause me ma fukin hated everybody)
Me ma loved the cream crakers cause everybody hated them so she just wanted to wind up the bastards living beside her...
Me ma used to give them cups of tea and sandwiches an they used Park there vans bloking all the driveways an pissin in the neighbours gardens...

 now they have beggin charity's on the Internet....... Cunning as fuk
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on July 21, 2018, 01:38:00 PM
As Poseidon said to his son.........get a Triton.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 23, 2018, 08:39:16 AM
I had this fare last Friday night, it was a flag-down from outside the Pinecroft pub (A tad rough) at 1am, but he was a decently dressed grey Trackie looking fella and seemed sober enough, so I pulled in fer him.
In he sits and then I see all the scars all over his face and he sez ta me in his Gamon Knacker accent; "Would ya jus pull over inta de car-park in front of de pub n I'll get mee Faaather and were going to Mahon" (Halting site ?),
"Grand", I sez and drive around half-U-turning at the pub door.
Out gets yerman and goes in to the pub to get his 'Faaather' and I finish my U-turn and ..........
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 23, 2018, 09:01:04 AM
I had this fare last Friday night, it was a flag-down from outside the Pinecroft pub (A tad rough) at 1am, but he was a decently dressed grey Trackie looking fella and seemed sober enough, so I pulled in fer him.
In he sits and then I see all the scars all over his face and he sez ta me in his Gamon Knacker accent; "Would ya jus pull over inta de car-park in front of de pub n I'll get mee Faaather and were going to Mahon" (Halting site ?),
"Grand", I sez and drive around half-U-turning at the pub door.
Out gets yerman and goes in to the pub to get his 'Faaather' and I finish my U-turn and ..........

..And I then have Two options;

Option 1; Is to stay and wait fer my passenger/s and as a Legal SPSV driver, that is what I should do with no regard fer their race or social standing, and totally forgetting all of the other instances I'v had where the Knackers have refused to pay their Taxi fare on exit.

Option 2; Drive away and leave them, breaking many Laws by refusing to take a customer because of Race, but in the knowledge that I will not be assaulted or refused fare at journeys end.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: markmiwurdz on July 23, 2018, 10:10:30 AM
I wouldn't of stopped for the scrote in the first place but on learning I'd picked up one by mistake and possibly just about to double/treble the amount let's just say there'd be a smell of burning rubber in the carpark to await them
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on July 23, 2018, 01:54:49 PM
'Damp, mould, swarms of flies and rodent infestation': Galway travellers on state of their accommodation [url]http://jrnl.ie/4136574[/url] ([url]http://jrnl.ie/4136574[/url])

Oh, and the filth, the dirt and the smell...The flies were quoted as saying!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 23, 2018, 04:30:36 PM
Do you think that strategy has ever worked for him, Ken?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Taxi driver42 on July 23, 2018, 09:26:26 PM
There's a traveler from clondalkin driving a taxi
Parks it outside caravan up at back of Lucan

Imagine smell in that car
I hate knackers
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Vikkiz on July 23, 2018, 10:14:13 PM
There’s a fella that drive a white Hi yaki out in Sandyford that’s a pikie . Actually a very nice fella
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on July 23, 2018, 11:15:29 PM
There's a guy work down the chipshop....swears he's....
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Tony on July 23, 2018, 11:47:21 PM
There's a guy work down the chipshop....swears he's....

Hungry?


I was heading into a pub the other night with a bag of chips when the guy on the door goes to me..."sorry mate this is not a chip shop"... I stood there for a minute and said "why the fuck would I bring a bag of chips into a chip shop?"
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on July 24, 2018, 03:05:02 AM
picked these 2 yuppies up about 30 years old a few weeks back.
your woman wanted chips so i pulled up outside the chipper that had just closed.
the 3 staff were inside cleaning up. your man gets out and knocks on the window and they let him in when he said all he wanted was a couple of bags of chips.
i'm chatting with your woman when she shouts out the window to your man why they're taking so long. i could see the 3 staff locking eyes on your man and i said i hope to christ he's not opening his mouth to those lads after they were good enough to open up for him.
sure enough he's criticising them for making him freshly made chips.
one of the staff comes out and starts pacing up and down in front of the chipper taking deep breaths.
he wanted to deck the yuppie cunt.
felt like getting out and apologising to him.
"they were jost shtanding around doing notting. i down't thonk they loiked itsh when i towld dem to horry up."
the stupid cunt.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 24, 2018, 06:04:57 AM
Do you think that strategy has ever worked for him, Ken?
I was kinda wondering that myself, I was very surprised and pleased when he got out of the cab and I wondered did he really think that I would be still there when he arrived back out with his 'Faaather' ?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 24, 2018, 06:07:59 AM
I wouldn't of stopped for the scrote in the first place but on learning I'd picked up one by mistake and possibly just about to double/treble the amount let's just say there'd be a smell of burning rubber in the carpark to await them
I had to breeze through a red light next to the pub to be sure to be out of throwing distance as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 24, 2018, 06:10:38 AM
The "Galway travellers movement"  says theres rats in the haunting sites ( no fukin shit sherlock) ......
 An it wud like loads o money please for to kill the rats.. About 50 million squid ought to do it thanks...... Very big fukin rats out there mind ya
I doubt that they have rats.
Rats have standards and I doubt that they would live next to near Knackers !
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 24, 2018, 10:26:40 AM
I heard those pricks only want new houses so they can strip them of lead and copper and sell it
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on July 24, 2018, 11:56:38 AM
I heard those pricks only want new houses so they can strip them of lead and copper and sell it

The very gaffs they say are leaking...you couldn't make that shit up.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 24, 2018, 05:50:33 PM
Its fukking terrible.you used to be able to say what you liked and be able to slag the bollox out of the creamers now all these fukking rights groups and pavee point will report ya to the thin blue line for hate crimes  really judge I cannot help it .I just hate the scum bag,none paying, racist crying bastards
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on July 24, 2018, 06:15:28 PM
Serious question....where would a bloke with a load of copper go in Dublin to sell it?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 24, 2018, 06:22:08 PM
Harolds cross bridge boss
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on July 24, 2018, 06:33:10 PM
 Thanks,I went by that place yesterday but it looked deserted.I'll have a closer look tomorrow.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: watty on July 24, 2018, 06:51:35 PM
There's a place opposite the Esso Garage on Richmond Rd junction that buys metal (I think) - don't know if they buy copper.  Drove a couple of Romas down there one time with a few bags of 'metal'.  Got paid 'n all!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: watty on July 24, 2018, 07:01:15 PM
They all talk about recycling - don't know if they pay YOU.  But see my ref to the Roma above...

E O'Reilly Recycling,  92E Fairview Strand, Fionnradharc, Dublin 3, D03 ER29 
No website that I can see



http://www.oreillyrecycling.ie (http://www.oreillyrecycling.ie)
O'Reilly Recycling, Unit 30 Rosemount Business Park, Blanchardstown, Dublin 11.

Quote
The facilitiy handles thousands of tonnes of both ferrous and non-ferrous metals every year. Some of the metal products collected include; copper....
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on July 24, 2018, 07:43:31 PM
Ok cool.Those Romainian lads cycle around looking into skips taking wire and anything else with precious metals.Travellers do it in vans on a bigger scale..seamlessly back to the OP..
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 24, 2018, 08:54:47 PM
Serious question....where would a bloke with a load of copper go in Dublin to sell it?
I Dunno, but ask any Knacker, he will know !
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on August 21, 2018, 09:20:53 AM
I had a very pretty young Cork lass in the cab last night going home from her Debs, she tells me her address and then adds; "I hate going home, I don't know anymore what is going to be waiting there !".
I inquire as to her predicament and she tells me; "A settled traveler family got a social house next door to us, they walk in to our house if the door is unlocked, they throw their rubbish in to our garden, they knock on our door at all hours looking fer Milk or Ketchup or Nappies or whatever, they have no respect for anyone else."
A beautiful young lass on her way home from her Debs should not be in any way afraid of going home and I try to console her, she tells me; "It's allright, we are moving but the only place my parents could afford was in a village 30km outside of Cork, I'm starting college in Cork and I don't drive and as a young girl I really don't want to live in Killeagh, but at least we will be away from our new neighbours".
She added; "I don't understand how they have 4 kids and 2 almost new cars while neither of them work, but the fella does be out and about all night long so maybe he works somewhere by night."
I did my best to explain it to her telling her exactly where Mr traveler 'Worked' by night and added that they were doing the right thing by leaving.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: SClass on August 21, 2018, 09:59:59 AM
I had a very pretty young Cork lass in the cab last night going home from her Debs, she tells me her address and then adds; "I hate going home, I don't know anymore what is going to be waiting there !".
I inquire as to her predicament and she tells me; "A settled traveler family got a social house next door to us, they walk in to our house if the door is unlocked, they throw their rubbish in to our garden, they knock on our door at all hours looking fer Milk or Ketchup or Nappies or whatever, they have no respect for anyone else."
A beautiful young lass on her way home from her Debs should not be in any way afraid of going home and I try to console her, she tells me; "It's allright, we are moving but the only place my parents could afford was in a village 30km outside of Cork, I'm starting college in Cork and I don't drive and as a young girl I really don't want to live in Killeagh, but at least we will be away from our new neighbours".
She added; "I don't understand how they have 4 kids and 2 almost new cars while neither of them work, but the fella does be out and about all night long so maybe he works somewhere by night."
I did my best to explain it to her telling her exactly where Mr traveler 'Worked' by night and added that they were doing the right thing by leaving.



The neighbours from hell.
A bad dream.
Not worth thinking about,
You'll find that the lefties who support the Travellers don't have any living next to near them.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on August 21, 2018, 10:16:00 AM
these people are the absolute scum of the earth,but if you critise them, pavee point, and the immigrant council of ireland will be up your arse. i dont know what kind of a fukking country we live it.these pricks go into pubs in the hope they will be told to leave, then they haul the publican before the equality tribunal, it would make you fukking sick what they get away with
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on August 21, 2018, 11:17:35 AM
Wrong again...they are the real Irish:

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: SClass on August 21, 2018, 01:12:42 PM
Wrong again...they are the real Irish:

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/)



So do you have any as neighbours.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: IrishTim1 on August 21, 2018, 04:31:21 PM
Wrong again...they are the real Irish:

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/)

They're a sub culture within Irish culture, similar to the scum bag sub culture that exists in many working class areas, it's a divergent culture from Irish culture and should be stamped out. Living in a caravan and dragging kids up on a halting site with no amenities in this day and age is tantamount to abuse to children, forcing the female children to leave school at 12 to prepare for marriage is also abuse and should not be tolerated by civilised society.

I grew up around the travellers in Coolock and the vast majority are arseholes bullies and scum bags, the odd one is relatively OK but you certainly wouldn't want any if them to live next door to you. Anyone saying otherwise just hasn't had enough contact with them and their backward sub culture.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: SClass on August 21, 2018, 05:32:09 PM
Wrong again...they are the real Irish:

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/)

They're a sub culture within Irish culture, similar to the scum bag sub culture that exists in many working class areas, it's a divergent culture from Irish culture and should be stamped out. Living in a caravan and dragging kids up on a halting site with no amenities in this day and age is tantamount to abuse to children, forcing the female children to leave school at 12 to prepare for marriage is also abuse and should not be tolerated by civilised society.

I grew up around the travellers in Coolock and the vast majority are arseholes bullies and scum bags, the odd one is relatively OK but you certainly wouldn't want any if them to live next door to you. Anyone saying otherwise just hasn't had enough contact with them and their backward sub culture.



Who has any time for travellers,
No one has anything good to say about them, It's all bad derogatory name calling,
 No one trust them,or wants anything to do with them,
But they are one crazy shower of inbreds,
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on August 21, 2018, 09:14:12 PM
Wrong again...they are the real Irish:

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/)

They're a sub culture within Irish culture, similar to the scum bag sub culture that exists in many working class areas, it's a divergent culture from Irish culture and should be stamped out. Living in a caravan and dragging kids up on a halting site with no amenities in this day and age is tantamount to abuse to children, forcing the female children to leave school at 12 to prepare for marriage is also abuse and should not be tolerated by civilised society.

I grew up around the travellers in Coolock and the vast majority are arseholes bullies and scum bags, the odd one is relatively OK but you certainly wouldn't want any if them to live next door to you. Anyone saying otherwise just hasn't had enough contact with them and their backward sub culture.



Who has any time for travellers,
No one has anything good to say about them, It's all bad derogatory name calling,
 No one trust them,or wants anything to do with them,
But they are one crazy shower of inbreds,
Time Travellers?
They'd take the wheels off the moon buggy.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: SClass on August 21, 2018, 09:24:53 PM
They would,
Even they wouldn't bother with the Prius wheels, rofl.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on August 22, 2018, 10:53:10 AM
Wrong again...they are the real Irish:

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/)



So do you have any as neighbours.

No...just Lithuanians and criminal Dubs.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 22, 2018, 12:37:49 PM
I read a report in one of the nationals about Romanian pimps stabbing/battering each other on the streets of Dublin a couple of weeks back. Are they forcing the Irish professional ladies out of business? From working for mytaxi I've come across one or two brothels in Santry staffed by Romanian and/or European immigrants, very pretty young ladies compared to most of our own.

I also read of a traveller killing himself in Fairview, can't say I shed any tears.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: SClass on August 22, 2018, 12:39:23 PM
I read a report in one of the nationals about Romanian pimps stabbing/battering each other on the streets of Dublin a couple of weeks back. Are they forcing the Irish professional ladies out of business? From working for mytaxi I've come across one or two brothels in Santry staffed by Romanian and/or European immigrants, very pretty young ladies compared to most of our own.

I also read of a traveller killing himself in Fairview, can't say I shed any tears.



Welcome to the European Union
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 22, 2018, 12:45:19 PM
To be fair, there's no shortage of Irish gangsters shooting each other on the streets of Dublin. Not so long ago, there was two shootings on one day in Ballymun involving home grown criminals. These Europeans are probably viewed as soft by the Gardai!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Vikkiz on August 22, 2018, 07:27:45 PM
I also read of a traveller killing himself in Fairview, can't say I shed any tears.
He wasn’t even an Irish traveler, he was a Norn Iron Traveller
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on August 22, 2018, 07:38:46 PM
I actually seen that incident just a few mins after it happened.the body was lying on the road side covered up by the cops as they waited for the removal ambulance's
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 23, 2018, 01:10:35 PM
I'd say you'd have unblessed yourself ifn you knew what was under the cover!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on August 23, 2018, 01:22:11 PM
He fought the law...
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: IrishTim1 on August 23, 2018, 01:40:49 PM
To be fair, there's no shortage of Irish gangsters shooting each other on the streets of Dublin. Not so long ago, there was two shootings on one day in Ballymun involving home grown criminals. These Europeans are probably viewed as soft by the Gardai

Ah yeah so we should just import more criminals to Ireland just for the sake of competition like, stop with that bullshit "whataboutery"
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on August 23, 2018, 01:51:34 PM
Wrong again...they are the real Irish:

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0209/851399-irish-traveller-genetics/)

They're a sub culture within Irish culture, similar to the scum bag sub culture that exists in many working class areas, it's a divergent culture from Irish culture and should be stamped out. Living in a caravan and dragging kids up on a halting site with no amenities in this day and age is tantamount to abuse to children, forcing the female children to leave school at 12 to prepare for marriage is also abuse and should not be tolerated by civilised society.

I grew up around the travellers in Coolock and the vast majority are arseholes bullies and scum bags, the odd one is relatively OK but you certainly wouldn't want any if them to live next door to you. Anyone saying otherwise just hasn't had enough contact with them and their backward sub culture.

Coolock......and the place dribblin' in sub-cultures......except for the Cadburys lads, bien sur...
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Cool Boola on August 23, 2018, 02:53:24 PM
Why do you never see any stray dogs in Coolock?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on August 23, 2018, 02:56:55 PM
Rat of course I knew what was under the cover,it was painfully obvious
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: SClass on August 23, 2018, 03:54:49 PM
To be fair, there's no shortage of Irish gangsters shooting each other on the streets of Dublin. Not so long ago, there was two shootings on one day in Ballymun involving home grown criminals. These Europeans are probably viewed as soft by the Gardai!



All criminals view the Garda as soft,
Because it's true,
For such a small population,
Not only have we got our own home grown criminals
But now their pouring in for the EU cesspit, with young girl sex slaves.
And the lazy incompetent gards cannot get a handle on the crime.
How many Garda scandalous has there been in the last 10 years,
Endemic corruption throughout the countries Garda force still has not been fully addressed,
More drugs than ever on the streets
Dealings going in broad daylight
Unhindered
With the amount of cash involved in
Drug's and prostitution,
It's quite obvious there's lots and lots of cash to go round to turn a blind eye
 Had a young punter in the car told me that the gards confiscated drugs from him and didn't charge him,
He never heard a word back about it.
How could anyone have respect for the so called police,
Gards me bollix.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: weird al wankovitch on August 23, 2018, 03:57:24 PM
They just dont give a bollix. End of.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: SClass on August 23, 2018, 05:25:49 PM
They just dont give a bollix. End of.

Yeah I just said that ,
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on August 23, 2018, 05:52:45 PM
To be fair, there's no shortage of Irish gangsters shooting each other on the streets of Dublin. Not so long ago, there was two shootings on one day in Ballymun involving home grown criminals. These Europeans are probably viewed as soft by the Gardai!



All criminals view the Garda as soft,
Because it's true,
For such a small population,
Not only have we got our own home grown criminals
But now their pouring in for the EU cesspit, with young girl sex slaves.
And the lazy incompetent gards cannot get a handle on the crime.
How many Garda scandalous has there been in the last 10 years,
Endemic corruption throughout the countries Garda force still has not been fully addressed,
More drugs than ever on the streets
Dealings going in broad daylight
Unhindered
With the amount of cash involved in
Drug's and prostitution,
It's quite obvious there's lots and lots of cash to go round to turn a blind eye
 Had a young punter in the car told me that the gards confiscated drugs from him and didn't charge him,
He never heard a word back about it.
How could anyone have respect for the so called police,
Gards me bollix.

They just dont give a bollix. End of.

Yeah I just said that ,

..and in a concise manner!! lol
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: weird al wankovitch on August 23, 2018, 06:05:36 PM
They just dont give a bollix. End of.

Yeah I just said that ,
Impressive for a man of your age!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: john m on August 24, 2018, 12:55:53 PM
Down the flats yesterday delivering a camp bed to Big Dommos sisters Flat she has some oulone she met in Benedorm last year staying she is renting her a room so she has somewhere to stay when she goes to see the Pope and then afterwards goes to the Coppers Play in the Olympia .Any how Big Dommos Granny May is in the Gaff I havent seen her in about 30years I actually thought she was dead ."Here son what are you up to are you getting a few Pound " she asked I told her I was driving a taxi ."Terrible hard work that, a lot of people think its easy but as I say if it was easy then the Tinkers would all be doing it "
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 24, 2018, 01:08:53 PM
I think there are one or two. There was one with C2K when I worked for that firm... I remember seeing him in a heated discussion with Dave at the depot one day, after which he revealed that Dave told him he'd "send him home" if he turned up without a uniform again... how we laughed! He was (and presumably still is) a decent bloke, the sort that wouldn't pass a colleague/competitor in bother.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on August 24, 2018, 02:33:09 PM
So the radio scumbag companies are STILL telling drivers what they can wear ?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 24, 2018, 04:15:33 PM
That was a good few years ago, DM. Not sure what the policy is these days.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 24, 2018, 04:16:37 PM
Rat of course I knew what was under the cover,it was painfully obvious

Thought it might have just looked like a body, not necessarily a traveller.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 06, 2018, 01:16:23 PM
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/it-would-have-caused-anyone-distress-stress-of-returning-home-to-find-house-being-burgled-caused-sudden-death-of-john-62-37598473.html (https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/it-would-have-caused-anyone-distress-stress-of-returning-home-to-find-house-being-burgled-caused-sudden-death-of-john-62-37598473.html)

'It would have caused anyone distress' - Stress of returning home to find house being burgled caused sudden death of John (62)

'Stress' of finding intruders in the home contributed to bachelor's death, inquest finds

David Raleigh
December 5 2018 9:12 PM
 
The sudden death of a bachelor that occurred during a burglary at his home was “precipitated” by him having come upon the intruders ransacking his house, an inquest jury has found.
John O’Donoghue (62) collapsed and died in the front yard of his house at, Toomaline, Doon, Co Limerick, as he approached the house believing the intruders were still inside the property, Limerick City Coroners Court heard.

Two members of the gang, David Casey (23), of Carragh Park, Bellcamp, Dublin 17, and Michael Casey, (34), of Clonglong Halting Site, Southill, Limerick, who both pleaded guilty to a string of burglary offences on the same day, including at Mr O’Donoghue’s home, were originally sentenced to four and a half years with the final year suspended.

The Court of Criminal Appeal later increased their sentences to seven years with the final eight months suspended, following an appeal by the DPP, on grounds the original sentences were too lenient.

Today’s inquest heard Mr O’Donoghue’s sister Christina O’Donoghue pleaded with the intruders to help her brother but, she said, “no one came to help”.

“I didn’t care about the property, I just cared about John,” she said in her statement to gardai which was read into the record at the inquest by Inspector Ollie Kennedy, Roxboro Road.

The siblings, who lived together, had returned home from a shopping trip when they noticed the front gate was open, and a black Renault Laguna car parked across the road with a “suspicious” looking man seated in the driver’s seat.

“John got out of the car and approached the house. He said the front door was broken. I told him to be careful, and that (the intruders) were inside (the house),” Ms O’Donoghue said.

The gang’s getaway driver was “furiously beeping” the car horn to alert the two men inside the house that the O’Donoghues had returned.

“John got a shovel from the shed as he wasn’t sure if they were going to rush (at) him. I told him to leave it,” Ms O’Donoghue added.

She said she rushed to her brother’s aid upon seeing him “collapse down in the yard”.

“I tried to do CPR and then I went into the house to (contact) an ambulance to give them directions.”

Ms O’Donoghue also telephoned their friend and neighbour Patrick Sweeney for help.

Mr Sweeney, who identified the body of “my friend John” to gardai, told officers he “found John on the ground and Christina was rendering him assistance”.

Willie Reale, a local Eircom technician who had been working near Mr O’Donoghue’s passed on vital information to gardai about seeing the driver of the Laguna acting suspiciously, and two other men “running” along the road.

Limerick City Coroner, Dr John McNamara paid tribute to Garda Bill Collins, Cappamore, and Garda Elaine O’Donovan, Bruff, who had quickly responded to the scene and performed CPR on Mr O’Donoghue. The two gardai also apprehended the two defendants sentenced for the burglary.

The gang’s getaway driver remains at large.

State Pathologist, Professor Marie Casssidy, who performed a post mortem on Mr O’Donghue’s body - concluded that “an evaluation of the his death cannot be separated from the circumstances in which it occurred”.

The autopsy found Mr O’Donoghue had an “enlarged heart and coronary heart disease”, and he was “at increased risk of sudden collapse or death at any time”.

Ms Cassidy’s report also stated, “the stress of the situation” would have caused an “increase in his heart rate and blood pressure, and this precipitated his death”.

Dr McNamara told Mr O’Donoghue’s family, who were present for the emotional hearing: “He didn’t deserve to die on this particular day in such tragic circumstances”.

“There is quite clearly a close association between the burglary and John O’Donoghue’s death; It’s hard to untangle the two of them,” he added.

Dr McNamara noted however, that Mr O’Donoghue had a “significant heart condition”, and, that, “as individuals involved were convicted of burglary, and nothing more, we cannot go beyond that”.

Having deliberated for a brief period the jury found Mr O’Donoghue’s death was “due to natural causes precipitated by the discovery of intruders at his home, in accordance with the medial evidence heard”.

Addressing Mr O’Donoghue’s family, Dr John McNamara said the deceased “came across intruders in his house, and it would have caused anyone shock and upset, and it would have had (anyone’s) heart racing.”

Facing Christina O’Donoghue, he added: “We hear a lot about rural burglaries and gangs targeting rural communities. It’s unfortunate that you came on this. There is little I can say other than to express my condolences.”
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on December 06, 2018, 01:26:39 PM
When is all this political correctness crap going to stop ,and people stop being afraid including politicians,to call these absolute scumbag bastards out.its about time people stopped being afraid of the immigrant council of Ireland and pavee point
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on December 06, 2018, 01:35:46 PM
Politicians claim to stand for truth,and justice ,but the truth is,they turn a blind eye to the plight of rural old people who live in constant fear of dirty filthy bastard knackers,who continue to ransack their homes,and terrorise,these people.politicians should hang their spinless gutless heads in shame for not having the balls to challenge the protecters of these towrags.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on December 06, 2018, 07:52:47 PM
Politicians claim to stand for truth,and justice ,but the truth is,they turn a blind eye to the plight of rural old people who live in constant fear of dirty filthy bastard knackers,who continue to ransack their homes,and terrorise,these people.politicians should hang their spinless gutless heads in shame for not having the balls to challenge the protecters of these towrags.
https://www.spectator.co.uk/2014/07/dot-wordsworth-origins-of-the-toe-rag/ (https://www.spectator.co.uk/2014/07/dot-wordsworth-origins-of-the-toe-rag/) 8)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on December 13, 2018, 05:43:34 PM
https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2018/1211/1016589-killarney-discrimination-case/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2018/1211/1016589-killarney-discrimination-case/)

Three Travellers lose discrimination case against Kerry hotel

Updated / Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018 17:11

Three members of the Travelling community in Killarney who were served lunch but refused drink at a well-known hotel have failed in their claim of discrimination.

Judge David Waters said a licence holder was entitled to refuse people drink for "a variety of reasons" and no reason need be given.

Refusing to serve someone did not necessarily mean discrimination, Killarney District Civil Court heard.

Other members of the Travelling community were being served alcohol at The Killarney Court Hotel for a Christening party - at the same time as the applicants - between 2pm and 3pm on 23 March last, the court heard.

The Killarney Court Hotel was also where the Tom Rights, a Traveller group formed to highlight alleged discrimination in Killarney pubs and hotels, held their meetings in the run up to 2017 St Patrick's Day parades, the court heard.

The application was brought under Section 19 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003 and the Equal Status Act 2000. Penalties can include temporary closure of the premises or compensation at the district court.

Solicitor for the hotel, Conor Murphy, said the hotel and licensee Riobard Lyne were so against discrimination that the same hotel was where Travellers met to discuss discrimination, and they felt "quite aggrieved" at the claim being brought against them.

"My client will say you were barred from the premises previously," Mr Murphy said to Vera O'Donovan, of 36 Deerpark Crescent, Killarney.

Ms O'Donovan denied she had ever been barred for insisting on being served after the bar had closed.

She described how on 23 March, she was accompanied by her elderly parents and her husband, and the group had lunch at the hotel as a birthday celebration.

They had been served food, but when she went went to buy drinks at the bar, she was refused and the security person called.

Ms O'Donovan said the bartender told her that she had been instructed to serve her food only, and not drink.

"She said I can give ye food, not drink. I got offended by it when she said 'ye'. I took it to mean 'ye' meant Travellers," Ms O'Donvoan told Judge Waters.

She did not seek an explanation at the time because her elderly parents were with her and she did not want to delay.

A Christening party was taking place and other members of the Travelling community were being served, she said.

Ms O'Donovan said a few weeks later she served notice on the hotel under the Equal Status Act warning of possible legal for discrimination on the grounds of membership of the Travelling community. The hotel made no reply, the court heard.

A second person, John O'Brien of 211 Ballyspillane, Killarney, said on the day in question, he went to order two Baileys for himself and his wife after lunch, and he was refused.

"They can take your money for food and hunt you out for drink," Mr O'Brien said.

He rejected the hotel's claim he had previously been barred, saying he had never been barred and never been in trouble because of fighting.

He told the court he saw other Travellers at a Christening party being served.

"I have lived 54 years in Killarney, all my life. I know what discrimination is," said Mr O'Brien.

He "assumed" he was refused because he was a Traveller, he replied to Judge Waters.

Hotels in Killarney were "too cute" to say their refusal was because he was a Traveller, he added.

Asked by the judge if he understood what discrimination was, Mr O'Brien replied: "I do very well. All my life."

The hotel had "a reputation for serving "certain members" of the Travelling community," but it did not serve all Travellers, Mr O'Brien said.

A third applicant would be giving the same evidence, their solicitor Paul O'Donoghue said.

Judge Waters said for the case to succeed, the "sole reason" drink was refused had to be because of membership of the Travelling community.

He also said a licensee was entitled to serve food and not serve drink.

"A publican has a duty of care and can refuse for a variety of reasons with impunity, but what they can't do is discriminate," Judge Waters said.

"What appears to have happened is for some reason alcohol was not served to them and I'm being asked to make a leap and say that's because they were members of the Travelling community," the judge said.

The judge pointed out that other Travellers were being served, and said that there was no discrimination on the basis of membership of the Travelling community.

That the applicants had been refused purely on the basis of being Travellers had been "flatly contradicted", the judge said.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on December 13, 2018, 06:05:44 PM
fair play to this policeman in Belgium.
Belgium police threatens to shoot Irish traveller in the head for no reason (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDzRqqt-CKk&t=0m0s#)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on December 13, 2018, 06:08:55 PM
fair play to this policeman in Belgium.
Belgium police threatens to shoot Irish traveller in the head for no reason ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDzRqqt-CKk&t=0m0s#[/url])


The irish guy didn't sound like a traveller.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on December 13, 2018, 06:15:05 PM
thoroughbred pikeys.
the caravan and the "I'm ringin' my 'slister" remark is concrete proof.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on December 14, 2018, 11:17:27 PM
fair play to this policeman in Belgium.
Belgium police threatens to shoot Irish traveller in the head for no reason ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDzRqqt-CKk&t=0m0s#[/url])


The irish guy didn't sound like a traveller.


I think I recognise that voice, it sounds exactly like the Knacker scum who refused to pay me his 38Euro fare
to Midleton in Cork a few years back.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: TheDevilHimself on December 15, 2018, 02:22:56 AM
fair play to this policeman in Belgium.
Belgium police threatens to shoot Irish traveller in the head for no reason ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDzRqqt-CKk&t=0m0s#[/url])
That guy is just dying to shoot someone in the head . ::fds
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on December 15, 2018, 02:30:17 AM
fair play to this policeman in Belgium.
Belgium police threatens to shoot Irish traveller in the head for no reason ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDzRqqt-CKk&t=0m0s#[/url])
That guy is just dying to shoot someone in the head . ::fds

So, where exactly is the problem ?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 04, 2019, 05:37:27 PM
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/security-man-seriously-hurt-in-miniriot-at-hotels-bar-37676990.html (https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/security-man-seriously-hurt-in-miniriot-at-hotels-bar-37676990.html)

Security man seriously hurt in 'mini-riot' at hotel's bar

Ken Foy
January 3 2019 2:30 AM
 
A security guard (45) suffered a severe injury when he was beaten over the head with a blunt object during a vicious riot that unfolded in a hotel bar in the early hours of New Year's Day.

Gardaí said at least 20 people were involved in the incident in a bar at the Royal Hotel on Main Street, Bray, Co Wicklow, at around 1am on Tuesday.

Major damage was caused to the bar area of McGettigan's pub in the hotel as the violence flared out of control.

"The place was completely smashed up - massive damage was caused to the bar area. Tables and chairs were broken up and the place was full of broken bottles," a senior source told the Irish Independent.

"It is a miracle that just one person was seriously injured in this massive affray - dozens of people could have been hurt," they added.

Gardaí suspect that the main protagonists in the "mini-riot" were Traveller criminals who live in counties Dublin and Wicklow. Many of the suspects are understood to have been booked into the hotel on the night.

Such was the seriousness of the situation that up to half a dozen Garda units rushed to the hotel on Tuesday morning and the situation quickly calmed after that.

Officers only made one arrest on the night - a man in his 30s was arrested for public order offences.

However, the savage melee is now being officially investigated as a "violent disorder incident" and gardaí have obtained CCTV footage.

This was being studied last night by gardaí who plan to make multiple arrests in the coming weeks once suspects are identified.

"What happened here is completely unacceptable and it was a very dangerous situation for a while," a senior source said.

"Some of those who are suspected of being involved have links to some of the most prolific burglary crime gangs and gardaí will be following this up," they added.

It remained unclear last night what exactly was used to beat the 45-year-old security guard, who was left seriously injured after being struck on the head.

He was rushed to St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin for treatment. His condition was said to be stable last night.

"He is a very lucky man - he got a savage blow to the head," the source said.

Despite repeated requests yesterday, no one at the hotel or its bar were available for comment. The pub was open as normal yesterday after repair work was carried out.

It is not yet known what sparked the row.

"Bad and all as this was, it could have been a lot worse.

"There was over 20 people effectively beating each other up and smashing the place up," a senior source said. "The seriousness of the situation was reflected in the Garda response, which involved multiple units going to the scene to restore order."
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on January 04, 2019, 05:52:30 PM
Oh dont say anyrhing though,it racist.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on January 04, 2019, 08:40:26 PM
Such was the seriousness of the situation that up to half a dozen Garda units rushed to the hotel on Tuesday morning.


I'd say "rushed" is a slight exaggeration!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: markmiwurdz on January 04, 2019, 10:54:31 PM
Big fire in Main St Bray Thurs night  ::sleep ::sleep
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on January 04, 2019, 11:52:06 PM
Them McGettigan Hotels are class places.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on January 04, 2019, 11:54:34 PM
McGettinin is no problem...McGettinout....different story!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on January 06, 2019, 07:24:25 AM
If I were to Marry a knacker will I get knacker status ?

Knacker status these days seems to be even better than Diplomatic Immunity,
ya can do as you please and not be prosecuted by the Law fer it as long as your a knacker !

As in 20 knackers smash up a hotel and only One arrest, imagine if'n 20 of us hard working Taxi men smashed up a bar,
how many arrests would there be ? My guess would be 20 !
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: SClass on January 06, 2019, 11:49:23 AM
 Gards in Bray are wasters,
 There's one young gard she's barely 5 ft tall,
  And her going in to break up 20 travellers knocking the bollocks out of one another,
 It's a joke, didn't think they made Garda uniforms that small,
 
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: markmiwurdz on January 06, 2019, 11:51:54 AM
Gards in Bray are wasters,
 There's one young gard she's barely 5 ft tall,
  And her going in to break up 20 travellers knocking the bollocks out of one another,
 It's a joke, didn't think they made Garda uniforms that small,

Equal pay for equal work..................me ballsack...... ::fight ::fight
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on January 06, 2019, 12:46:16 PM
Its the same in dalymount when bohs are playing rovers.one young female guard on crowd control duty ,she is about 4 ft tall
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on January 06, 2019, 01:07:39 PM
Those little coppers are only there to give directions.If anything serious kicks off they'll have a loada lads circling in the riot van to bate the living shite out of ye.If ya pull a knife they'll send the armed response unit to shoot ya in the mush.Ya might not see them but they'll not be far away.

During all them water protests they had the riot squads hidden down laneways ready to crack heads if things got nasty.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on January 06, 2019, 02:21:49 PM
Had 4 of them last sat night ,I was surprised I got paid,I usually dont. One ofthem wa th nephew of martin collins of paee point
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Tony on January 06, 2019, 02:34:59 PM
https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gang-irish-travellers-forcing-bars-13813572 (https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gang-irish-travellers-forcing-bars-13813572)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on January 06, 2019, 02:41:18 PM
But but....it's their culture...boss!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on January 06, 2019, 03:25:09 PM
Had 4 of them last sat night ,I was surprised I got paid,I usually dont. One ofthem wa th nephew of martin collins of paee point
Collins clan are on the Ratoath Road.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on January 06, 2019, 03:29:57 PM
https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gang-irish-travellers-forcing-bars-13813572 (https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gang-irish-travellers-forcing-bars-13813572)
Brendan should pay.the Guardia Civil guys a few bob.
Ignore the local police.
The Civil would put manners on anyone left alive.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on January 06, 2019, 05:47:20 PM
It was up to cappagh road I was bringing them silver ,as I said I was surprised I got paid ,but as it happens I even got a decent tip
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 06, 2019, 05:49:43 PM
mytaxi job?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on January 06, 2019, 06:45:03 PM
It was up to cappagh road I was bringing them silver ,as I said I was surprised I got paid ,but as it happens I even got a decent tip

Avila House halting site?

I've dropped them lads home before...got paid + tip.....they don't like the crowd from Dunsink Lane....spoke very lowly of them...couldn't believe the language they used to describe them....that's sayin something!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on January 06, 2019, 06:56:12 PM
It was up to cappagh road I was bringing them silver ,as I said I was surprised I got paid ,but as it happens I even got a decent tip

Avila House halting site?

I've dropped them lads home before...got paid + tip.....they don't like the crowd from Dunsink Lane....spoke very lowly of them...couldn't believe the language they used to describe them....that's sayin something!!
I remember bringing the Ma home on Mother's day from the Priorswood Inn.
She made.sure I was paid.
The youngfella said he was a Brickie in the UK. I shook hands at the end of the trip, he must using ponds cream instead of Mortar!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Vikkiz on January 06, 2019, 10:17:58 PM
The youngfella said he was a Brickie in the UK. I shook hands at the end of the trip, he must using ponds cream instead of Mortar!
The youth of today huh
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on January 07, 2019, 09:31:36 AM
Took in some serious rays, Vitamin D style, in Lanzarote for a week after Xmas day................met 2 lads who could tell me the man who owns the hotel attacked/burned by the "racists" in Donegal is, in fact, a Dublin piebald.........and he's been out and about with the locals buying them gargle. Now.......2 quetions,,,,,,,,,,,who's funding this campaign and why?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on January 08, 2019, 07:47:16 PM
https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gang-irish-travellers-forcing-bars-13813572 (https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/gang-irish-travellers-forcing-bars-13813572)
That seems a tad strange, knackers don't usually do premeditated drunken fights, but just get pissed and box the face off each other and smash up the pub while doing so. Mr Byrne was obviously targeted and I would guess there was a reason somewhere why the knackers targeted him.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Tony on January 09, 2019, 07:47:06 AM
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/your-family-will-die-man-jailed-for-placing-lurid-curse-on-garda-37694521.html (https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/your-family-will-die-man-jailed-for-placing-lurid-curse-on-garda-37694521.html)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on January 09, 2019, 12:50:33 PM
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/your-family-will-die-man-jailed-for-placing-lurid-curse-on-garda-37694521.html (https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/your-family-will-die-man-jailed-for-placing-lurid-curse-on-garda-37694521.html)

So he's gonna get his mudder to put a widows curse on her...meaning his old man is dead....his is taking the piseog!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on January 09, 2019, 02:23:57 PM
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/your-family-will-die-man-jailed-for-placing-lurid-curse-on-garda-37694521.html (https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/your-family-will-die-man-jailed-for-placing-lurid-curse-on-garda-37694521.html)

So he's gonna get his mudder to put a widows curse on her...meaning his old man is dead....his is taking the piseog!!

https://youtu.be/nxrUjo1CO-U (https://youtu.be/nxrUjo1CO-U) 8)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 09, 2019, 04:26:01 PM
pikey curse.
https://m.herald.ie/news/i-will-light-a-candle-for-your-family-to-die-driver-told-garda-in-curse-37694329.html
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on January 10, 2019, 10:07:49 AM
Worked on the Mayo footballers so far...........or was that a Priest's curse?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: cruiser on January 10, 2019, 02:21:03 PM
my oulfella used to say
the curse of the 7 snotty orphans on you.

what about .... may all your kids walk backwards
or .... may all your teeth fall out except the ones that are hurting you
 rofl rofl rofl
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on January 10, 2019, 03:04:17 PM
Or May your Balls fester and never burst
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: TheDevilHimself on January 11, 2019, 01:28:18 AM
on Netflix  very good  lol
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 11, 2019, 12:18:03 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/traveller-family-with-28-children-to-be-evicted-from-west-dublin-site-1.3753913 (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/traveller-family-with-28-children-to-be-evicted-from-west-dublin-site-1.3753913)

Traveller family with 28 children to be evicted from west Dublin site

South Dublin County Council says it has no ‘duty of care’ as family are not from the area

about 19 hours ago
Kitty Holland Social Affairs Correspondent

An extended Traveller family, with 28 children including toddlers, are to be evicted from a site in west Dublin on Friday by South Dublin County Council, which says it has no duty of care towards them.

The five families, who have been living in caravans on an old school site in Balgaddy, Clondalkin since late last year, say they have nowhere else to go. The council, however, says, they are there “without permission” and as they are not from the county area, it has no “duty of care” to them.

It says they have been served with valid notices to quit and that moves to “enforce the removal of this illegal encampment” before Christmas were postponed on the understanding that the families would leave by Friday.

The site has no electricity, toilets or running water. The families have come from the Dublin City Council (DCC) and Clare County Council areas due to “overcrowding” and conflict with other families, they say.

John Mongan is here with his wife, Matilda, and four children aged 14, 13, nine and four since late October. They came from Tara Lawns, a site in Coolock, due to overcrowding, rat infestation and “ups and downs” with others there, he says.

He says his father, ‘Old Pat Mongan’, lived on a Traveller site in Balgaddy, his family was from the area originally and his children are now enrolled in “school just across the road”.

“This was all the time the place we called home,” he says. “Now the council wants us to be gone. We have nowhere to go. We’ll have to pitch up somewhere else I suppose, and be moved on again.”

Feuding
Tara Lawns, a decommissioned Traveller site, was badly damaged due to feuding between Traveller families about a decade ago. Families left at the time and, with no further feuding, it is now stable.

Ten families live in the 10 bays there though others have come and gone over the years. Despite commitments by DCC to refurbish it, it remains in considerable disrepair.

Patrick and Bernadette McDonagh, parents of five children aged between nine and 15, have also come from Tara Lawns. They left in October due to ongoing dilapidation and rat infestation. They too say they have family connections with Clondalkin and cannot return to Tara Lawns.

Other families who did not wish to speak to media are understood to have come from Co Clare, one having left Tara Lawns 18 months ago. Another also came from Co Clare having been in England, according to a senior council source.

Mr McDonagh said SDCC told the families “two or three days after we pulled in, that we had to go”.

“We said we weren’t hurting nobody here, that no one would get hassle from us here. It is very hard living like this. The situation is very poor. The caravans are so cold at night you have to wear your coat to bed. We’ve nowhere at all to go. We’d be grateful for a bit of help.”

The number of Traveller families living on unauthorised sites has increased by two-thirds in recent years, from 361 in 2013 to 585 in 2017 (the latest data available), as family units increase and the delivery of Traveller accommodation falls below commitments made by local authorities.

Call for co-ordination
Bernard Joyce, director of the Irish Traveller Movement, who has been advocating for the families, called for greater co-ordination between local authorities where Traveller families leave one and find themselves homeless in another. He said greater consideration should be given to the immediate housing needs of families, particularly those with young children, than to “coming down hard” in enforcing “the letter of the law”.

A spokesman for SDCC said the council was obliged “to meet the accommodation needs of the county’s indigenous Traveller community . . . The families concerned are not from the county.”

Dublin City Council said two families had voluntarily left Tara Lawns in recent years and gone to Co Clare.

“They left Tara Lawns voluntarily and their former accommodation has been allocated.”
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on January 11, 2019, 12:22:24 PM
Stables, Boss.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on January 11, 2019, 12:45:24 PM
"We’d be grateful for a bit of help.” They said , so would I as there is fcuk all doing out there in January.

Let them all Fcuk off
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 11, 2019, 01:01:38 PM
I'd take January over December any day... takings for Sun-Wed this week way ahead of the corresponding week in December.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on January 11, 2019, 08:59:47 PM
I'd take January over December any day... takings for Sun-Wed this week way ahead of the corresponding week in December.
You had to have worked in December to make a comparison. 8)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on January 11, 2019, 09:01:14 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/traveller-family-with-28-children-to-be-evicted-from-west-dublin-site-1.3753913 (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/traveller-family-with-28-children-to-be-evicted-from-west-dublin-site-1.3753913)

Traveller family with 28 children to be evicted from west Dublin site

South Dublin County Council says it has no ‘duty of care’ as family are not from the area

about 19 hours ago
Kitty Holland Social Affairs Correspondent

An extended Traveller family, with 28 children including toddlers, are to be evicted from a site in west Dublin on Friday by South Dublin County Council, which says it has no duty of care towards them.

The five families, who have been living in caravans on an old school site in Balgaddy, Clondalkin since late last year, say they have nowhere else to go. The council, however, says, they are there “without permission” and as they are not from the county area, it has no “duty of care” to them.

It says they have been served with valid notices to quit and that moves to “enforce the removal of this illegal encampment” before Christmas were postponed on the understanding that the families would leave by Friday.

The site has no electricity, toilets or running water. The families have come from the Dublin City Council (DCC) and Clare County Council areas due to “overcrowding” and conflict with other families, they say.

John Mongan is here with his wife, Matilda, and four children aged 14, 13, nine and four since late October. They came from Tara Lawns, a site in Coolock, due to overcrowding, rat infestation and “ups and downs” with others there, he says.

He says his father, ‘Old Pat Mongan’, lived on a Traveller site in Balgaddy, his family was from the area originally and his children are now enrolled in “school just across the road”.

“This was all the time the place we called home,” he says. “Now the council wants us to be gone. We have nowhere to go. We’ll have to pitch up somewhere else I suppose, and be moved on again.”

Feuding
Tara Lawns, a decommissioned Traveller site, was badly damaged due to feuding between Traveller families about a decade ago. Families left at the time and, with no further feuding, it is now stable.

Ten families live in the 10 bays there though others have come and gone over the years. Despite commitments by DCC to refurbish it, it remains in considerable disrepair.

Patrick and Bernadette McDonagh, parents of five children aged between nine and 15, have also come from Tara Lawns. They left in October due to ongoing dilapidation and rat infestation. They too say they have family connections with Clondalkin and cannot return to Tara Lawns.

Other families who did not wish to speak to media are understood to have come from Co Clare, one having left Tara Lawns 18 months ago. Another also came from Co Clare having been in England, according to a senior council source.

Mr McDonagh said SDCC told the families “two or three days after we pulled in, that we had to go”.

“We said we weren’t hurting nobody here, that no one would get hassle from us here. It is very hard living like this. The situation is very poor. The caravans are so cold at night you have to wear your coat to bed. We’ve nowhere at all to go. We’d be grateful for a bit of help.”

The number of Traveller families living on unauthorised sites has increased by two-thirds in recent years, from 361 in 2013 to 585 in 2017 (the latest data available), as family units increase and the delivery of Traveller accommodation falls below commitments made by local authorities.

Call for co-ordination
Bernard Joyce, director of the Irish Traveller Movement, who has been advocating for the families, called for greater co-ordination between local authorities where Traveller families leave one and find themselves homeless in another. He said greater consideration should be given to the immediate housing needs of families, particularly those with young children, than to “coming down hard” in enforcing “the letter of the law”.

A spokesman for SDCC said the council was obliged “to meet the accommodation needs of the county’s indigenous Traveller community . . . The families concerned are not from the county.”

Dublin City Council said two families had voluntarily left Tara Lawns in recent years and gone to Co Clare.

“They left Tara Lawns voluntarily and their former accommodation has been allocated.”
Can open an illegal halting site, cannot open a condom packet. I rest my case M'Lud! 8)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on January 11, 2019, 09:19:25 PM
Id say the council will give in,they always give in to pressure from the do gooders
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on January 12, 2019, 04:14:03 PM
I'd take January over December any day... takings for Sun-Wed this week way ahead of the corresponding week in December.
You had to have worked in December to make a comparison. 8)

Obviously I worked the 2nd week of December.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on January 12, 2019, 07:33:29 PM
I'd take January over December any day... takings for Sun-Wed this week way ahead of the corresponding week in December.
You had to have worked in December to make a comparison. 8)

Obviously I worked the 2nd week of December.
Objection. Hearsay M'lud! 8)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Cool Boola on January 12, 2019, 10:22:13 PM
Fair play.   to all the hard workers on here and the great milage they are getting from the Toyota Prius.... Isis
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 14, 2019, 04:49:40 PM
filth.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12189846 (https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12189846)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on January 14, 2019, 04:56:18 PM
filth.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12189846 (https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12189846)

Irish Tourists.....should drop the NZ Herald a line to correct them....filth is too good a word for those knacks!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 14, 2019, 06:21:36 PM
filth.
https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2019/0114/1023160-longford/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2019/0114/1023160-longford/)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on January 15, 2019, 06:35:20 AM
filth.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12189846 (https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12189846)

Irish Tourists.....should drop the NZ Herald a line to correct them....filth is too good a word for those knacks!!

And yer wan giving out about a birra litter, she should thank her lucky stars that they are only tourists, we over here have to deal with their Filth all year long !
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 18, 2019, 03:33:54 PM
filth.
https://m.herald.ie/news/eight-involved-in-new-years-hotel-brawl-have-now-been-identified-37723810.html
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on January 18, 2019, 03:43:34 PM
No JOYCE!
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/family-quit-190000-car-accident-claim-after-barristers-examination-37724102.html (https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/family-quit-190000-car-accident-claim-after-barristers-examination-37724102.html)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 18, 2019, 03:50:49 PM
Rolls Joyce.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on January 18, 2019, 03:58:03 PM
Rolls Joyce.
8)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on January 23, 2019, 05:49:26 AM
conniving filth.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/3646976/rowdy-traveller-family-behind-new-zealand-rampage-now-hiding-out-in-the-mountains-terrified-locals-are-going-to-attack-them/ (https://www.thesun.ie/news/3646976/rowdy-traveller-family-behind-new-zealand-rampage-now-hiding-out-in-the-mountains-terrified-locals-are-going-to-attack-them/)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on January 23, 2019, 06:28:34 AM
A leading campaigner for Travellers has claimed the housing situation for the travelling community has got much worse since the Carrickmines tragedy in 2015.
A devastating fire on a halting site at Glenamuck in Co Dublin claimed the lives of ten people, including five children.
Martin Collins of Pavee Point said it was hoped that this tragedy would be a catalyst to spur on local authorities and Government into action in terms of the provision of Traveller accommodation.
However, he said: "Increasingly, we see Travellers becoming homeless, living in hotels, B&Bs;, living in emergency temporary accommodation and doubling up with extended family members on sites, which leads to its own problems around hygiene, fire and health and safety issues."
Describing the accommodation situation as a crisis that is the result of inaction by local authorities and Government, Mr Collins said it was "quite disgraceful" that Travellers continue to live in unsafe conditions while millions of euro in allocated funding has gone unspent.
Various fire safety initiatives aimed at the Travelling Community that came about in the aftermath of the Carrickmines fire were welcomed, but Mr Collins said that many of the Traveller accommodation sites were "inherently and structurally unsafe for people to live in".
He urged Government to come up with a major financial investment programme for the refurbishment and redevelopment of these sites to make sure they are compliant with health and safety standards.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on January 23, 2019, 06:34:17 AM
He (Johnson) was furious with Auckland Mayor's Phil Goff, who openly called the family “trash”.

"Trash" I would have thought was being very generous toward them !
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 23, 2019, 04:05:56 PM
OUT WITH A BANG Boxer Pat ‘Big Bang’ Ward buried in Sligo in gleaming aluminium tricolour casket following Co Tyrone death

The Sligo native's body was found, in McCrea Park, Clogher, Co Tyrone on February 9. His grieving relatives wore 'RIP Pat' tops to remember their loved one.

By Gerry McLaughlin
22nd February 2019, 5:40 pmUpdated: 22nd February 2019, 5:41 pm

THIS is Pat Ward's final trip - and he's leaving with a Big Bang in a last, patriotic salute to the country he loved.

The Sligo boxer's life was celebrated with a flashy aluminium casket, as well as an altar bedecked with bouquets reflecting his other great loves - boxing, Manchester Utd and his local soccer team Abbey Utd.

His grieving relatives remembered the 30-year-old, nicknamed "Big Bang", with white tops, emblazoned with "RIP Pat" on their backs.

Father Pat Lombard told St Anne's Church in Sligo that this was a time of "immense tragedy" and said that violence never solves anything.

He said: “At this time of immense tragedy and sorrow we pray for the healing of peace after the events of Clogher and we commend the PSNI.

“And I would encourage everyone with relevant information to contact the PSNI or the Gardai."

The Sligo man, a member of the Travelling community, was found dead in an alleyway in McCrea Park, Clogher, Co Tyrone, on Saturday, February 9.

His body had visible stab and slash wounds.

Niall Cox, 23, and Karen Marie McDonald, 33, both of McCrea Park, Clogher, Co Tyrone, have been charged with Mr Ward’s murder on February 9.

Addressing the congregation, Fr Lombard said there was no heartache greater than that of Pat’s widow Ellie and warned violence is never the answer.

He said: "In reality it only makes a bad situation worse.

“There are never any winners and not only the families of the victims suffer but those responsible and their families too have to carry a great heartache of pain and regret.”

For Mr Ward's family, he said, it was “for the moment a nightmare with no end”.

He said: “We know the strong bonds of family that binds the Travelling community together."

This is the second tragedy to hit Mr Ward's parents Tom and Brigie, whose son Tom, Mr Ward's brother, was killed in 2007.

Fr Lombard said: “No words can adequately express what you are going through.

“From the womb to the tomb, our lives are precious, our dignity as individuals can never be measured by the house we live in, by the car we drive or the job we have.

“Our true value as human beings comes from just being who we are.”

He was taken from the church back to his original home in Joe McDonnell Drive, Cranmore, near the spot Tom was slain.

There, a horse drawn-carriage awaited to bring him on his final journey.

He is survived by his wife Ellie, children Tommy, 10, Leonie, 8, Chanara, 3, and Pat Jnr, 14 months, by his parents Tom and Brigie and brothers and sisters.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on February 23, 2019, 04:20:01 PM
Tragic.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on February 24, 2019, 01:45:56 PM
Tragic.

Ditto.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on February 24, 2019, 01:55:11 PM
filth.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-47298894 (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-47298894)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: markmiwurdz on February 24, 2019, 02:03:50 PM
filth.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-47298894 (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-47298894)

Much worse...
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 24, 2019, 02:07:43 PM
What's the difference between Her Majesty's Prison Service and the proposed new Children's hospital up above in Dublin?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on February 24, 2019, 02:19:15 PM
Underground Car-Park?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 24, 2019, 02:46:19 PM
No. One has loadsa beds for wards and the other has no wards for beds.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on February 24, 2019, 04:46:42 PM
laffin
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on February 24, 2019, 04:53:43 PM
Who is king of the cream crakers is it the Joyces,the Wards,or the MCdonaghs
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on February 25, 2019, 04:40:41 AM
Who is king of the cream crakers is it the Joyces,the Wards,or the MCdonaghs
By 'King', do you mean who is the lowest form of scum ?

I reckon they are all about equal.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on February 25, 2019, 09:40:14 AM
Who is king of the cream crakers is it the Joyces,the Wards,or the MCdonaghs
Jacobs
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on February 25, 2019, 03:10:35 PM
Who is king of the cream crakers is it the Joyces,the Wards,or the MCdonaghs
Jacobs
It was a draw between O'Donnell and Joyce
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on February 25, 2019, 03:31:37 PM
I despise the pikey name joyce the most myself.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on February 25, 2019, 04:06:57 PM
Who is king of the cream crakers is it the Joyces,the Wards,or the MCdonaghs
Jacobs
It was a draw between O'Donnell and Joyce

Lads.............half those lads are makey-uppy travellers......criminals, more like it.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 26, 2019, 04:12:04 PM
Another Ward:

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/fingalindependent/news/teen-to-be-sentenced-next-month-following-oberstown-escape-37826515.html (https://www.independent.ie/regionals/fingalindependent/news/teen-to-be-sentenced-next-month-following-oberstown-escape-37826515.html)

Teen to be sentenced next month following Oberstown 'escape'
February 23 2019 12:00 AM
 
A teenager who hit the director of a Lusk children's detention centre on the head with a metal bar later escaped from the facility by cutting through a fence, a court has heard.

Michael Ward (19) with an address at Gleann Riada, Strokestown Road, Co Longford, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to criminal damage, assault causing harm and assault while attempting to commit theft at Oberstown Children's Detention Campus, Lusk, Co Dublin, on May 29, 2017.

The court heard that Ward is currently serving a four-year sentence, with the final 12 months suspended, for offences of criminal damage also committed at Oberstown.

Garda Vincent Tierney told Pieter Le Vert BL, prosecuting, that on the evening in question Ward asked a staff member at Oberstown if he could use the bathroom.

On their way to the bathroom, Ward began jostling with the staff member who initially thought he was joking. Ward told him not to 'take this personally' and they began to struggle.

During the struggle, Ward grabbed the man's security fob. He then pulled a broken piece of a ceramic plate from his shorts and said 'Don't f***ing come near me.'

Ward and a number of other youths barricaded themselves in an office and armed themselves with metal table legs. The staff member observed Ward break a sink off the wall of the staff bathroom and smash it over the toilet.

Campus Director Pat Bergin arrived to the scene and attempted to prevent the removal of bars from the office door's smashed window. Ward reached through the window and swung the metal bar, hitting Director Bergin in the head and causing him to start bleeding.

Ward removed a radiator from a wall and used it as a battering ram to get into a hallway. He and two others obtained an angle grinder from a maintenance shed and used it to cut their way through the campus fence.

He was brought back to Oberstown after the escape and told gardaí that he had walked to his grandmother's home in Crumlin after getting through the fence. He said that the incident was not planned and that he had not intended to strike Director Bergin in the head.

The total cost of the damage done to Oberstown was €17,135. Ward has 56 previous convictions, including convictions for theft, burglary, handling stolen property, criminal damage and public order offences.

Gda Tierney accepted the assertion of Dean Kelly BL, defending, that while 'obviously the behaviour described in your evidence is appalling,' Ward could be a 'charming' young man.

Mr Kelly said the incident was not a 'prison break' but rather that it was a case of three young men "going wild'.

He said that Ward walking across Dublin in the dead of night to his grandmother's house was not the act of a 'master criminal'.

Judge Patricia Ryan said that Ward minimised his actions on the evening in question and that he was 'trying to insult the intelligence of the court'. She ordered a governor's report and a probation report to be prepared and adjourned the matter for sentencing to March 22, of this year.

Fingal Independent
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on February 26, 2019, 04:14:27 PM
With an address at Strokestown Road.... you couldn't make it up!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on February 26, 2019, 07:15:41 PM
With an address at Strokestown Road.... you couldn't make it up!
Did you ever hear the likes?
Bring back National service I say.
You don't need an education to join the army, ask sausage Kearns. 8)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: markmiwurdz on February 26, 2019, 07:25:15 PM
Vermin.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on February 27, 2019, 09:36:09 AM
https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2019/0226/1033050-travellers-politics/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2019/0226/1033050-travellers-politics/)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on February 27, 2019, 09:47:31 AM
Smart move. As the now dead David Ervine of the PUP in Norn Iron said, "We were bulking ourselves up producing idiotic body-builders when in jail, whilst the Shinners were studying books producing articulate, informed and intelligent politicians".
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Bob Shillin on February 27, 2019, 05:56:59 PM
https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2019/0226/1033050-travellers-politics/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2019/0226/1033050-travellers-politics/)
TCC required ?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 01, 2019, 11:34:52 AM
No problem getting a TC2 if you've never declared any income.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 19, 2019, 03:22:43 PM
https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0318/1037063-murder-charge-carrickmacross/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0318/1037063-murder-charge-carrickmacross/)

19-year-old charged with murder of man in Co Monaghan

Updated / Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 06:55

By Sinéad Hussey
North-East Correspondent

A 19-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in Co Monaghan three years ago.

Aaron McDonagh, of no fixed abode, was arrested at Clarke train station in Dundalk yesterday evening.

He was brought before Monaghan District Court this evening, charged with murder and arson.

Gerry Marron, 61, died in a fire at his home at St Macartans Villas in Carrickmacross in March 2016.

Gardaí later established the fire was started deliberately.

Detective Ciaran Marks told the court that he charged Mr McDonagh at Carrickmacross Garda Station and the accused made no reply.

Legal aid was granted and the accused was remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Thursday.

Medical assessment for the accused was granted.

The court heard an application would be made regarding the accused's fitness to plead.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 20, 2019, 01:01:06 PM
https://www.thejournal.ie/sulky-racing-horse-4549849-Mar2019/ (https://www.thejournal.ie/sulky-racing-horse-4549849-Mar2019/)

Body of young horse that was used for sulky racing dumped on Dublin road

A woman found the horse’s body while she was out walking with her dog.

6 hours ago

A HORSE WHOSE body was found dumped in a skip bag on the side of a Dublin road was likely used in sulky racing, a charity has said.

A woman who was out walking her dog on Monday came across the horse’s body on Peamount Road in south county Dublin. She contacted the My Lovely Horse charity and co-founder Martina Kenny went to the scene this morning.

She told TheJournal.ie that the horse, which she estimated was under the age of two when it died, looks as if it had been used for sulky racing.

“She was shaved like they do for sulkies, her mane was shaved. And she was wearing shoes which she shouldn’t have been at that age. Her feet were still growing, she must have been in so much pain.

“She was a small little pony, she shouldn’t have even been in a sulky trap. They don’t have the strength.”

The charity regularly comes across abandoned horses, both alive and dead, who have been used in sulky racing. The ones who are alive are often so weak they do not survive long after they are saved.

“Every single week we get a call of either a dying horse or a dead horse. All around Dublin we’ve had to put horses down, it’s happening everywhere,” Kenny said.

Some are injured, others are starving and have been left with absolutely nothing.

One horse in a northside Dublin area was so emaciated they had to get a vet to come put her down.

And there was another near Dunsink in Finglas, we had to put her down. There was the body of another horse beside that one.

Kenny said this was all in the space of three weeks.

“It’s just crazy, people are dumping animals like rubbish.”

Volunteers from the charity were out again last night attempting to rescue abandoned horses in the same area this body was found.

Regulation

There were calls last year for tighter regulations in relation so sulky racing after a number of instances including one where a horse was found collapsed in a housing estate in Cork.

Just days before this incident a video had emerged of an exhausted pony being dragged by two youths on a public road after collapsing as it carried a cart.

An inquest in January last year into the death of a 12-year-old who was thrown from a sulky car on a public road recommended specific by-laws to regulate their use.

Independent TD Mattie McGrath soon after introduced a bill to the Dáil which would prohibit sulky racing, but there has been little movement from the government to put specific legislation in place.

Last year Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, whose remit is animal welfare, told McGrath that the use of sulkies or any other horse-drawn vehicles on the roads is a “legitimate activity provided it is done in a safe manner giving due care and consideration to other road users and the animal’s well being”.

He said illegal racing activities taking place on roads, involving any type of vehicle, was a matter for An Garda Síochána and the Department of Transport.

His department did roll out a number of courses to promote good horse welfare among sulky owners in Dublin, Cork and Tipperary last year.

He said the course encouraged participants to move away from “the road racing practices to racing on tracks and to engage with the regulated sport of harness racing on tracks as operated by the Irish Harness Racing Association”.

“The course provider has a clear understanding of the cultural sensitivities surrounding participation in road-racing.”
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Mr phooey on March 20, 2019, 01:19:10 PM
Broody cleam clackers
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Tony on March 20, 2019, 03:06:44 PM
Why would you dump a perfectly good skip bag?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on March 20, 2019, 03:15:21 PM
Why would you dump a perfectly good skip bag?
Poor Auld Horse, at one stage was in good nick until they fcked around with it, should be ashamed of themselves.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on March 21, 2019, 09:58:01 PM
Why would you dump a perfectly good skip bag?
Why would you dump a perfectly good Knacker Traveller ?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Tony on March 21, 2019, 10:13:57 PM
Why would you dump a perfectly good skip bag?
Why would you dump a perfectly good Knacker Traveller ?


No such thing ken
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 22, 2019, 02:17:15 PM
A dead one?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 24, 2019, 01:38:54 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/irish-water-says-sewage-plant-will-not-adversely-impact-on-traveller-site-1.3834396 (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/irish-water-says-sewage-plant-will-not-adversely-impact-on-traveller-site-1.3834396)

Irish Water says sewage plant will not adversely impact on Traveller site

Travellers are closest residents to proposed north Dublin plant at Clonshaugh

Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 19:10
Olivia Kelly

Large Traveller populations living close to a proposed regional sewage plant will not be adversely affected by odours or vermin, Irish Water has told a Bord Pleanála hearing.

Traveller accommodation sites are the closest residential developments to the proposed plant, with more than 200 Traveller families living less than 900m from the site at Clonshaugh, east of Dublin Airport.

Irish Water is seeking permission from the board for a €500 million sewage plant at Clonshaugh, which would be the second largest sewage works in the State after the Ringsend plant in Dublin 4.

In addition to the plant, the project includes the construction of an underground orbital sewer from Blanchardstown to Clonshaugh to intercept existing flows to Ringsend; a pumping station at Abbotstown; and an outfall pipeline to discharge effluent into the Irish Sea approximately 1km northeast of Ireland’s Eye.

There were, Irish Water said, 3,775 homes within the “study area” of all these facilities.

Residents and politicians, including Minister for the Environment Richard Bruton, made submissions in relation to the impact of the development on hotels, schools, sports clubs and homes within the area, and suggested there was a “lack of community gain” for the area.

Irish Water said Travellers living at Cara Park in Darndale, the closest homes to the Clonshaugh plant, would not “experience a negative impact” arising from the operation of the plant as, at approximately 850m, the plant was a sufficient distance from their homes.

Dr Imelda Shanahan, representing Irish Water, told the hearing that “any odours from the facility will be contained and treated to a very high degree”, and there would be “no detectable odour at the site boundary”.

Odour issues

She said concerns had been raised that the new plant would suffer the same “historic odour issues experienced at Ringsend”. The Ringsend plant’s odour problems were “a symptom of the fact that the Ringsend works was treating loads in excess of the design capacity”, she said. The Clonshaugh plant “is being designed for the required treatment capacity, and therefore the primary causative factor for historical odour issues at Ringsend will not arise”.

Dr Martin Hogan, addressing human health issues for Irish Water, told the hearing that “vermin management” would be in place during and after construction, and “odour is not in itself a health effect”.

He said the alternative of not going ahead with the project would be “intolerable” from a human health perspective.

“Inappropriate or improper treatment of human waste is simply intolerable in human health terms. This would give the potential for the transmission of disease as a direct result from contact with human excrement, and indirectly from associated aspects such as increase in vermin.”

The sewer construction will involve tunnelling through the grounds of Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown. Dr Hogan said the windows at the hospital “will be required to be closed at all times during the construction works as part of the air quality mitigation measures in order to control dust intrusion”.

Construction work in the hospital grounds is expected to take up to six months.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: john m on March 24, 2019, 02:00:50 PM
what about cross contamination .
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on March 25, 2019, 06:26:55 AM
Do Traveller's and Raw Sewage have anything in common ?

In a Taxi drivers Eye's what would you pick up First ?
Raw Sewage or a Knacker ?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on March 25, 2019, 09:36:00 AM
I'd imagine the Raw Sewage workers might have something to say about the smell from the creamers
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on March 26, 2019, 05:14:44 PM
https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2019/0325/1038503-christening/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2019/0325/1038503-christening/)

Two hospitalised following row after Tipperary christening

Updated / Monday, 25 Mar 2019 17:48

One man is in Cork University Hospital with what are believed to be serious head injuries

Two men are in hospital, one with serious head injuries, after a row broke out in a pub during a christening celebration on Sunday night.

Gardaí are appealing for information on the incident which happened at New Inn in Co Tipperary after a function attended by at least 40 people.

It is understood that the people attending the event were from families based in the Clonmel and Cahir areas.

According to a garda spokeswoman, members from Cahir Garda Station were called to the scene at about 11pm on Sunday night and ambulances also had to attend because of injuries sustained by at least two people.

One man, aged in his mid-30s, sustained what are believed to be serious head injuries as a result of the altercation, while another man, aged in his 20s, suffered less serious injuries. Both were taken to South Tipperary Hospital.

It is understood that some items in the pub were "adapted" for use during the row and that some damage was caused to the premises.

No arrests have been made but gardaí are carrying out interviews and asking for any witnesses to come forward.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: vandriver on June 07, 2019, 10:20:43 AM
I got 2 travellers this morning early from Deansrath into an early house in town.€40 paid up without a bother,and a Stanley knife as a tip!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on June 07, 2019, 10:27:31 AM
Did they give you the blade or leave it behind?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on June 07, 2019, 11:25:26 AM
I got 2 travellers this morning early from Deansrath into an early house in town.€40 paid up without a bother,and a Stanley knife as a tip!
Lost Property ?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: vandriver on June 07, 2019, 11:56:47 AM
He told me to keep it,as he could get in trouble if searched.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on June 07, 2019, 12:02:06 PM
I got 2 travellers this morning early from Deansrath into an early house in town.€40 paid up without a bother,and a Stanley knife as a tip!

Wat do you mean a Stanley blade??
Did he threaten you? Or did he hand you a blade?  I would consider that a serious threat.....
Was it a mytaxi job? 
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: vandriver on June 07, 2019, 12:55:02 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/Z149ws2/IMG-20190607-125402.jpg) (https://ibb.co/yBv2MT4)
 (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on June 07, 2019, 01:13:40 PM
He could of phoned the guards straight away and said you threatened him.... And your finger prints all over it.... Yu cant be up to them cnuts...and they capable of anything .  I would have gone to the nearest police station and handed it in to cover me arse.... Be careful wit cnuts in yur car
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on June 07, 2019, 01:15:33 PM
Ide of notify mytaxi as well
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Tony on June 07, 2019, 02:24:02 PM
I wouldn't have took them, first smell of a pikie and I'm out of there, and VD..... Where didya get yer nails done?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: taxi1990 on June 07, 2019, 02:30:19 PM
seeing as i dont use mytaxi. what do you do if you turn up and its them and you dont want to carry them? drive off?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on June 07, 2019, 02:59:11 PM
seeing as i dont use mytaxi. what do you do if you turn up and its them and you dont want to carry them? drive off?

Yep!!

Had a fare a while back from a specific address(cul de sac) one night,but as i approached two guys appeared out of an opening at the end of the cul de sac.....didn't like the situation so drove off....i could give a flyin fuk if it's a Mytaxi job.....i'll make the decision who gets in my car.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: taxi1990 on June 07, 2019, 03:06:10 PM
that's the problem with mytaxi I'd say. I can always tell them on the phone when they ring, Its a pity I'm always too busy to collect them though. got a call from them a few years ago, I was asleep when they rang so wasn't really with it, copped them eventually and said I wasn't available. heard the next day that they smashed up a few pubs in the village they wanted me to collect them from.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Tony on June 07, 2019, 03:06:53 PM
seeing as i dont use mytaxi. what do you do if you turn up and its them and you dont want to carry them? drive off?

Yep!!

Had a fare a while back from a specific address(cul de sac) one night,but as i approached two guys appeared out of an opening at the end of the cul de sac.....didn't like the situation so drove off....i could give a flyin fuk if it's a Mytaxi job.....i'll make the decision who gets in my car.


Exzakkery
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on June 07, 2019, 10:36:03 PM
seeing as i dont use mytaxi. what do you do if you turn up and its them and you dont want to carry them? drive off?

Yep!!

Had a fare a while back from a specific address(cul de sac) one night,but as i approached two guys appeared out of an opening at the end of the cul de sac.....didn't like the situation so drove off....i could give a flyin fuk if it's a Mytaxi job.....i'll make the decision who gets in my car.

100% agree with Hal and to add if I'm picking up in a Cul-de-sac my cab will be turned outward before I press the 'Arrive' button, if I don't like the look of the customer coming out as in 'Too Drunk or Stoned' then I will drive away and the feedback will be; "Afraid fer my Safety".
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 14, 2019, 12:09:31 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/circuit-court/four-accused-of-deliberately-exaggerating-injuries-in-240-000-claims-case-1.3955163 (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/circuit-court/four-accused-of-deliberately-exaggerating-injuries-in-240-000-claims-case-1.3955163)

Four accused of ‘deliberately exaggerating’ injuries in €240,000 claims case

Judge Karen Fergus throws out three cases taken by same solicitor at Longford court

Fri, Jul 12, 2019, 18:58
Ruaidhrí Giblin

A judge in Longford has ruled four people involved in a minor traffic collision “deliberately and falsely exaggerated” their injuries in a bid to claim compensation totalling €240,000.

Throwing out the personal injury claims at Longford Circuit Court on Friday, Judge Karen Fergus said the four people were passengers in a taxi in January 2017 when it was “tipped” by another vehicle that quickly fled the scene and has never been traced.

Having heard evidence earlier this month, Ms Justice Fergus said she was satisfied an incident occurred at the White Linen Woods Roundabout in Longford town on January 18th, 2017.

However, the impact was so “minimal” that it caused only “minor cosmetic damage” to the taxi in which the four were travelling, the judge said.

She said the four passengers “seized on the opportunity” that arose and “deliberately exaggerated their injuries”.

Four ambulances arrived on the scene and two of the passengers were assisted out of the taxi while the other two were removed on spinal boards. They were all discharged from hospital within hours of their admission.

Ms Justice Fergus said the impact to the vehicle was low, as evidenced by an assessor’s report. Some paint had fallen off the rear bumper but there was no distortion to it or the panel and only “cosmetic repairs” were required.

Margaret Marie Ward (20) and Peter Keenan (22), both with an address at Palace Crescent in Longford, as well as Andrew Daly (22) and Ellen McDonagh (25), both with an address at Westside, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, sued the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) arising out of the incident.

Each of the claimants, all of whom were represented by Longford-based solicitor Fergus Feeney, sought up to €60,000 damages in the Circuit Court, plus legal costs against the MIBI.

Ms Justice Fergus said the taxi driver had given evidence that as he proceeded onto the roundabout, he was tipped from behind by a small silver Citroen driven by a male with a hoodie, who immediately drove away. There was no CCTV on the roundabout and the car has never been traced.

‘Complaining loudly’

The taxi driver said that when he came back to the car all four passengers were “complaining loudly” of being injured.

A garda who arrived on the scene immediately after the collision described seeing the passengers “chatting away” in the taxi.

Dismissing their case, Ms Justice Fergus said credibility was “vital” when making a claim for personal injuries. She said she found the evidence of all four claimants to be “formulaic” and that it appeared to be “well-rehearsed”.

She dismissed their claims and awarded legal costs to the MIBI.

Separately, Ms Justice Fergus dismissed another personal injuries claim brought by a man who tripped over a hole on a footpath in Longford on March 12th, 2017. He was also represented by Mr Feeney.

Michael McDonagh, a 23-year-old factory worker from Palace Drive, Ardnacassa, Longford, said he did not see the hole when his heel went into it, causing him to fall over. He sued Longford County Council for personal injuries.

Mr McDonagh said he had to be helped back to his father in-law’s house after the fall. He said he suffered severe pain for weeks and had to give up his job with Longford Tidy Towns. He claimed he could not run his usual 10km per day and suffered from depression as a result.

An architect gave evidence on Mr McDonagh’s behalf that Google Maps showed a pole with a yellow traffic sign in situ on the path in 2011. He then produced a series of photographs which showed the pole had been removed and part of it was projecting from the ground with a jagged edge.

Ms Justice Fergus said there was “not a shred” of evidence to suggest the council removed the pole and left it in this manner. She said it may have been removed by a third party.

She said the council could only be held liable if it negligently removed the pole in question. She dismissed Mr McDonagh’s case and made no order as to costs.

Defamation allegations

In a third separate action for damages thrown out by Ms Justice Fergus on Friday, Marie McDonagh (31) sued Donal Duffy and Ciara Duffy, trading as Duffy’s SuperValu in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford, for alleged defamation.

Ms McDonagh, also represented by Mr Feeney, claimed she was defamed by a checkout assistant who allegedly told her she was not supposed to serve her, under orders from her manager. The claims were denied.

Ms McDonagh claimed she was “mortified” when this allegedly occurred. She said she asked to see the manager but was told the manager was not there that day.

Eugene Hill BL, for the defendants, put it to Ms McDonagh that she had been spoken to a number of times previously about using baskets provided by the store while shopping there. Ms McDonagh denied ever having been spoken to.

Store signs affixed to the checkout, regarding the shop’s policy on the use of baskets for items, were shown to Ms McDonagh. She denied ever having seen them before.

Mr Hill put it to Ms McDonagh that while shopping she had items on top of her buggy, and beneath her buggy, and the only thing that was said to her on the day in question was a reminder of the store’s policy regarding the use of baskets and that if she did not use them in future, she would not be served.

Ms McDonagh denied she had ever been warned previously or that she had items underneath her buggy.

It was also put to Ms McDonagh that when she returned to the store two days later, she “escalated” the situation and was shouting at the manager – which she denied.

Ms Justice Fergus said she accepted the defendants’ description of the events as being more probable. She said the shop assistant was an experienced employee who presented as a soft-spoken woman.

The judge said she accepted the defendants’ position that the shop assistant “simply reminded” Ms McDonagh of the store’s policy in relation to the use of shopping baskets provided by the store.

Ms Justice Fergus said she accepted the evidence from the defendants that the signs were affixed to the checkout for a considerable period of time and that Ms McDonagh had been reminded of the store’s policy on the use of baskets a number of times. She dismissed the case and awarded legal costs to the defendants.

Mr Feeney made no comment outside court after the cases were dismissed.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on July 14, 2019, 12:42:54 PM
Mr Feeney didn't get paid either i bet!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 14, 2019, 05:52:53 PM
Uncle Albert was only in the halfpenny place compared to this lot
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on July 14, 2019, 09:51:10 PM
 :I'd hazard a guess and say that the runaway driver met them back on the site.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 14, 2019, 10:47:17 PM
Careful lads,you'll have pavee point on here screaming racism
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on July 14, 2019, 11:44:06 PM
Careful lads,you'll have pavee point on here screaming racism

They only shout racism and scrimination when councils don't provide homes for their horses at the back of the free gaffs they're offered.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 15, 2019, 07:22:41 AM
Ah God be with Peter Casey
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on July 15, 2019, 12:42:26 PM
Ah God be with Peter Casey

Said it like it is!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 15, 2019, 01:08:45 PM
Excerpt from Taxi Diaries 2;

The Ethnic minority;

The 'Ethnic minority' or Traveler's or Tinkers or Pikeys, Didicoy, Gypsies, Knackers or whatever you want to call them, that we civilized folk are told to respect and not to discriminate against because we are all 'God's children' and all citizens of the Irish state.
I will 'Bite my tongue' and just state the facts of my Taxi journey from the Friday night of the June bank holiday weekend 2019;

It's 2.30am in the morning and I'm driving my cab down Pembroke street in Cork city center looking fer a fare, this auld fella staggers out of a pub and disrespectfully shouts at me; "Hey Glasses !", I have a long look at him and see his wife/partner behind him, she seems an elegant mature lady so I take the fare. He sits in the front and the lady in the back requesting to go to Fairhill and then he starts with the Gamon/knacker accent and I'm thinking to myself; 'Oh FFS !'.

The pair of them were the same age as myself, mid-Fifties, yer man was dressed similar to me with a check shirt but with a much bigger pot-belly than mine and a good few teeth missing and also with multiple scars on his face which I didn't spot on the street, herself was done up to the 'Nines'.... Hair, Nails, Tan, Dress all immaculate. The journey started well, him telling me why I'm wasting my time as a Taxi driver while there was serious coin to be made in London, I politely ignored him and he then turned his conversation to the lady in the back-seat telling her that he wanted to drive an Ice-cream van in London, she howled in laughter at his seemingly stupid idea and that kinda got the Ball Rolling. She was talking of the New Travellers and how they would all be going to college in a few years time, Etc.... All was good fer the start of the journey and as we got to Fair hill they started arguing about where to go, after a minute or so it was decided that they would go to someones house, a friend of theirs at 2.40am to get more drink, so we arrive at a house and yer man is out banging on the house doors and windows with no reply, herself in the back rolls down the back window shouting; "She is 3 months pregnant ! she is nor gonna answer ya !", so he sits back in and they continue their conversation in the knacker gamon accent which I can't understand. I'm directed to a Second house this time the house has big gates at the front and yer man is out again hammering on the gates and shouting over them at 2.50am in the morning. Herself in the back telling me of all her Woes of all the brothers, children and parents who had died on her in recent years. Two minutes later she again rolls down the back window and shouts out at him; "Will ya get back n de Fookin cab ya Fookin ejit ya !". Yer man staggers back to the cab pulling out a cigarette and asking me fer a light, I refuse his request telling him; "No, No light, sit in to the car and I'll bring ye home", really wishing that herself had stepped out fer a nano-second so that I could drive off and dump them.

So we are still parked outside the Second house, herself telling me that she is an honest woman and I will be paid fer the fare whilst arguing with yer man in the gamon accent, I ask them where they wish to go next, she flippantly replies; "I don't know, ask him !" but him is much more interested in his drunken argument with her, 100 more times I ask fer their address with him slurring all sorts and her ignoring me, eventually he calls her a 'Whore' and she loses the plot lashing him in the face from her back seat position and screaming at him; "I'll tear those last few teeth out of your Fookin miserable head !". He tries to wedge himself between the Two front seats to get a dig off at her, but she catches his hand and instead I get the dig in the ear and that was kinda the end of Me being Mr Nice Guy Taxi driver, I roar at them; "COP THE FOOK ON, SIT DOWN, NO MORE HITTING, I HAVE JUST BEEN ASSAULTED AND IF I HEAR ANOTHER PEEP OUTTA EITHER OF YE, THEN IT'S A GARDA JOB !". That worked fer about 20 seconds with herself apologizing to me fer being hit saying; "He didn't hit you, it was me just pushing his hand away". And then it all flared up again with me trying to get an address to dump them at and them roaring at each other, eventually he said Barrack street which is on the Southside, the opposite side of the city to where we were, I tell them; "There is 25 on the meter already, do ye have cash to pay this ?", herself reassures me that she is a Honest Woman and I will be paid, so I drive on and the argument flares up again with herself now stating; "Take me home to Blarney, I Fookin hate this so and so ....Etc....". So I head fer Blarney but yer man doesn't want to go to Blarney so I pull in and open his passenger door telling him Not very nicely to 'GET OUT', but he wont get out and then herself concedes to; "Let's go back to the Barracks" which was actually an address by Collins barracks on the Old Youghal road in the Mayfield/Glen Northside area, again I drive on telling the pair of them very harshly; "NO TALKING, NO HITTING, SILENCE ALL THE WAY HOME !" and they did respect my wishes again fer about Thirty seconds before yer man came out with; "See that sign-post there I should put you up on it as a Whore !" and of course she belted the head off him yet again with me trying to drive the cab and keep them separated.

We arrive at their home address after a most turbulent 30 minute journey. Up herself in the back pops in with; "I've No money". There is 33.40 on the cab meter and yer man pulls out a Tenner saying that's all he has. I remind the lady of her earlier promise to pay me and she replies; "I am an honest woman and I will pay you, I have some coins here" and she comes up with 3.40 in loose change showing me her seemingly empty handbag. So I turn on yerman (not very politely) asking what he has ? He roots in his pocket and comes out with a load of pub receipts, I see a Fiver and grab it from his hand and then I see a Tenner and go to grab that too but yerman holds on to it and it tears in Two between us with him stating that; "He needed the Tenner fer ....." I opened his fist and extracted the Second half of the torn Tenner before I very unpolitely told them both to 'GET OUT' !  He offered his hand to shake apologizing fer 'What went on' and fer not having the full fare, I refused his hand.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on July 15, 2019, 01:08:56 PM
Careful lads,you'll have pavee point on here screaming racism
And trampolines for their horses! 8)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Bob Shillin on July 15, 2019, 06:28:15 PM
Stopped for a lady in Dalkey last night, 2 shopping bags full of her belongings. Just got a barring order against her husband, 4 months pregnant, going to live with her mother. The last taxi driver called he a knacker and drove on " why did he not just ask me had I money?" She gave me €10 to take her to Dunlaoire, 10 stitches in the top of her head from him. 4 kids, the eldest girl doing well, and loves school, "I'ld be lost without her,, only for her I might kill myself, she is my only hope". Dropped her and returned her tenner, sometimes I have to remember my common humanity, not much to help anyone but Jaysus.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on July 15, 2019, 06:41:01 PM
Picked up a Traveller from the CCJ on Parkgate Street going up to the site beside Cloverhill prison and he said the cute Traveller women are getting loads of safety and barring orders against their men.So many that some men are having to sober up before they get back to the trailer.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on July 15, 2019, 07:25:42 PM
Bob that was very commendable of you ,and a nice gesture as well in the circumstances.you have to admit though,when tou pick up a cream cracker,there is more then a 50% chance you wont be paid.I have plenty of experience in that regard
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on July 15, 2019, 07:34:02 PM
the akker dakkers love the sob stories.
if you hear three of my children have autism, the Gardaí raided my caravan last night, all my sons are dead etc. you better hold on to your cock.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on July 15, 2019, 08:38:12 PM
Worse still...The guards took our Monkey!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: taxi1990 on July 15, 2019, 08:51:51 PM
You are glutton for punishment Belker, number 1 rule with them is to not carry them, number 2 rule is if you do get the money up front.
I just wont carry them, 99% of the time you will have problems with them, most have zero manners and have been brought up to have no respect for anyone or anything, they just take take take.

I had 1 before and the sob story of how her boyfriend beat her up, i didnt believe her for a second as i met the boyfriend who wasnt a traveller but just a simple ejit, same girl was robbing all around her.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on July 16, 2019, 01:07:38 AM
Stopped for a lady in Dalkey last night, 2 shopping bags full of her belongings. Just got a barring order against her husband, 4 months pregnant, going to live with her mother. The last taxi driver called he a knacker and drove on " why did he not just ask me had I money?" She gave me €10 to take her to Dunlaoire, 10 stitches in the top of her head from him. 4 kids, the eldest girl doing well, and loves school, "I'ld be lost without her,, only for her I might kill myself, she is my only hope". Dropped her and returned her tenner, sometimes I have to remember my common humanity, not much to help anyone but Jaysus.
Very commendable Harry, you have a good heart. I like to think that I too have a good heart and in my time I have gone way over and above the call of duty to look after stricken folk late at night, but when it comes to travellers it's a different story, they are Scum.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on July 16, 2019, 01:14:36 AM
Picked up a Traveller from the CCJ on Parkgate Street going up to the site beside Cloverhill prison and he said the cute Traveller women are getting loads of safety and barring orders against their men.So many that some men are having to sober up before they get back to the trailer.

Nothing new. Mrs. Catcher volunteered in a womens refuge in Coolock years ago and it was always full of traveller women.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 01, 2019, 11:09:17 AM
https://www.thesun.ie/news/4373671/gardai-seize-12-caravans-during-on-going-organised-crime-probe-in-south-dublin/ (https://www.thesun.ie/news/4373671/gardai-seize-12-caravans-during-on-going-organised-crime-probe-in-south-dublin/)

COP RAIDS Gardai seize 12 caravans during on-going organised crime probe in South Dublin

Danny De Vaal
26 Jul 2019, 18:48

GARDAI seized 12 caravans, three generators and a number of power tools, they believe were stolen during an on-going organised crime operation in South Dublin.

Units from the Armed Support Unit, Dog Unit, Aer Support Unit, Criminal Assets Bureau, the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted Gardai

The Stolen Vehicle Unit, Social Welfare and Customs and Revenue Unit were also part of the operation in Rathcoole.

Cops said they searched 30 dwellings in the Tootenhill area of Dublin as part of the probe.

They said no arrests have been made and that the investigation is still on-going.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 01, 2019, 03:42:53 PM
https://m.herald.ie/news/courts/family-will-never-forgive-4-attackers-who-stoned-home-38364643.html

Four young men who attacked a house with stones and rocks two days before Christmas, making the occupants homeless, have been sentenced at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Brothers John (22) and Christopher Connors (23), along with Paddy Connors (22) and James Wall (19), attacked the family's Dublin home at 2.45am.

Children, including a newborn baby and a girl with special needs, were living there at the time.

Fergal Foley, prosecuting, read a victim impact statement in which the family said: "It was like a nightmare, like something out of a horror movie.

"They caused so much pain and hurt. My question to the four of them is: why? I hope they reflect on how much damage they have done. I will never forgive them."

John and Christopher Connors, of Ballyogan Grove, Carrickmines; James Wall, of Nurney, Carlow; and Paddy Connors, of Nutgrove Crescent, Rathfarnham, each pleaded guilty to criminal damage of the house in Churchtown, Dublin, on December 23, 2016.

Brick

The incident happened after the homeowner contacted gardai following a conversation with Paddy Connors through a window at 2.45am.

When gardai left, a brick was thrown at a window and the homeowner saw four men sitting in a car nearby. He left his home and broke the back window of the car in temper.

The four men then got out of the car and threw mainly stones and paving slabs at the house, damaging all but one of the windows.

The owner of the house was injured during "a violent incident" in the front garden when he was punched several times.

Judge Melanie Greally placed John Connors on a 12-month probation bond and adjourned his sentence to July 31 next year.

She sentenced Wall to two years, which she suspended in full, accepting that he was not the instigator of the offence.

Judge Greally sentenced Paddy Connors to four years, but suspended the final 12 months on strict conditions.

Christopher Connors was sentenced to four years with the final 18 months suspended.

Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Bob Shillin on August 01, 2019, 04:10:47 PM
Think that we might have a coin tray (with about €50 in it) stealer amongst that crowd. Have a number in my phone from Ballyogan Grove with one of those first names on it.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on August 01, 2019, 04:17:45 PM
"They caused so much pain and hurt. My question to the four of them is: why?

Huh?

The incident happened after the homeowner contacted gardai following a conversation with Paddy Connors through a window at 2.45am.

When gardai left, a brick was thrown at a window and the homeowner saw four men sitting in a car nearby. He left his home and broke the back window of the car in temper.



... hope that helps.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 02, 2019, 10:56:41 PM
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/action-urged-on-super-halting-site-on-corks-northside-941389.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/action-urged-on-super-halting-site-on-corks-northside-941389.html)

Action urged on ‘super halting’ site on Cork’s northside


There are calls for a new taskforce to be set up to address the complex issues linked to a ‘super’ Traveller halting site on Cork’s northside.

It comes as opposition mounts against city plans to build Traveller-specific housing on council land next to Spring Lane halting site.

Just days after a firefighter was injured when his crew was pelted with stones and rocks as they tackled a rubbish fire at the entrance to the halting site, it was confirmed yesterday the city’s draft Traveller Accommodation Programme 2019-2024 will come before councillors for discussion next month.

It suggests building a new group housing scheme on Ellis’s yard site, which is zoned solely for Traveller-specific accommodation, to alleviate the worst of the overcrowding on the Spring Lane site next door.

The halting site, which was built for 10 families, is now home to 38 families.

Fianna Fáil councillor Ken O’Flynn and Labour councillor John Maher said they have concerns about building Traveller-only housing on the yard site given the history in the area.

“We already have 28 families living in an unauthorised extension of the halting site. They should be evicted. I would have concerns that a ‘super’ halting site could develop in this area if the housing goes ahead on the yard site.

“The time has come to accept that the current approach to resolving long-standing issues at the halting site just isn’t working.

“We need a new taskforce, with honest brokers on both sides, to sit down and tackle this issue once and for all.”

Mr Maher said concerns of, and submissions from, residents in the area are being considered as part of the public consultation process on the draft Traveller accommodation programme.

Plans to extend the halting site into Ellis’s yard were voted down by the council in 2011. A failed consultative forum process was disbanded in 2012.

Former Minister of State Kathleen Lynch chaired an inter-agency group process in 2013. That also broke down. In 2014, she invited former South County Dublin Manager Joe Horan to examine the issue and draft solutions. Travellers went on to publish their own solutions document later that year.

Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on August 03, 2019, 12:32:17 PM
Nutgrove is appropriately named alright..........fucking dive of a place. Many's a time I had to leg it from that kip with a cunt hanging out of my window and his boat race embedded in my delph.. Rathfarnham reminds me of Niall Tóibín's "hunting fable".......the cunt from Montenotte telling the Mayfield gypo that he had hoped to have been "hunting" all weekend but the horse had developed colic..............."same here", says the piebald....."me ferret had the flu".
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 19, 2019, 04:45:28 PM
https://m.herald.ie/news/callous-gang-hits-oaps-in-distressing-spate-of-sick-graveyard-thefts-38414442.html

A sick Dublin gang is stealing cash and valuable items from vulnerable OAPs as they visit the graves of loved ones, the Herald can reveal.

The callous crew is breaking into the cars of bereaved friends and families parked outside graveyards across Co Wicklow.

An undercover garda operation is now under way across the county.

Armed gardai have also been deployed to tourist hotspots to target the Tallaght-based gang, which is responsible for a spate of crimes throughout the county.
Heartless

There has been a big increase in thefts and burglaries in recent weeks, but gardai hope the situation may calm down after the arrest of a 22-year-old criminal who is thought to lead the gang.

"In their latest move, the crew have been targeting cars parked at graveyards," said a senior garda source.

Seven cars have been ransacked in one week alone.

Gang members either break into the vehicles or open unlocked doors.

Purses, cash, mobile phones and any other items left in the cars have been stolen by the heartless mob.

Its members are also thought to be responsible for a large number of "handbag snatches" from women in counties Carlow, Kildare and Wicklow.

August is an especially busy time at graveyards because it is when many the graves are blessed.

"People are visiting graves to place fresh flowers and plants on them and this gang has honed in on this fact and are targeting cars parked at the graveyards," said the source.

"Most of the victims have been women, who are typically in their 60s or 70s. It has been very distressing for them."

Cars have been targeted at graveyards in Bray, Arklow, Rathdrum and Laragh which has led gardai to set up a special "covert surveillance" operation in a bid to bust the thieves.

"These are not high-end thefts, but they are causing huge distress," said the source.

Gardai - determined to catch members of the Tallaght gang - are undertaking "overt" armed patrols of popular tourist destinations in Co Wicklow, and more discreet undercover operation at graveyards.

"When available, the Regional Support Unit (RSU) has been deployed to locations such as Glendalough, Aughrim and Enniskerry.

"These are highly popular tourist locations and there are concerns that tourists will be targeted by the organised crime gang.

"An overt armed garda presence sends a strong message that the activities of this gang will not be tolerated," said the gardai source.

The crime rate in Co Wicklow is at its highest level since gardai compiled a comprehensive list of 50 prolific burglars and serial theft offenders.

The list was compiled as part of a garda crackdown on the crime epidemic plaguing the east coast.

The efforts by Wicklow garda saw a dramatic drop in burglaries last year.

Prison

"These things often go around in cycles - what seems to have happened is that a number of Traveller criminals have been released from prison in recent months and they are simply causing chaos," said the source.

"But there has been a significant arrest, and a detailed policing plan is in place to target this crime gang."

Meanwhile, the Herald can reveal that gardai are expected to question a gang member who has been in hospital since he was injured in a car crash during a garda pursuit in the Blessington area.


Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on August 19, 2019, 05:44:49 PM
The Irish Times: Thefts of catalytic converters from cars have ‘gone mad’, says Garda source.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/thefts-of-catalytic-converters-from-cars-have-gone-mad-says-garda-source-1.3990025?localLinksEnabled=false (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/thefts-of-catalytic-converters-from-cars-have-gone-mad-says-garda-source-1.3990025?localLinksEnabled=false)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on August 20, 2019, 10:54:18 AM
Have they attested that Travellers are to blame?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: watty on August 20, 2019, 05:38:24 PM
Quote
A small number of travelling gangs are behind a huge surge in the lucrative theft of catalytic converters from cars, gardaí have said.
Might be code for travellers or might be just a gang of Dublin lads using the motorway network to travel about?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on August 20, 2019, 07:36:59 PM
Ya see this is always the problem. When anyone trys to describe them, your never sure are they talking about gangs that travel about robbing everyone, or are they gangs of tinkers. Best way out of this is, if they are gangs that travel to rob people, call them mobile gangs, if they are gangs of what used to be called tiiñkers, call them what they are fukkin cream crackers
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on August 20, 2019, 10:04:59 PM
Handbags at Dawn:
Herald.ie: Callous gang hits OAPs in 'distressing' spate of sick graveyard thefts.
https://www.herald.ie/news/callous-gang-hits-oaps-in-distressing-spate-of-sick-graveyard-thefts-38414442.html (https://www.herald.ie/news/callous-gang-hits-oaps-in-distressing-spate-of-sick-graveyard-thefts-38414442.html)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on August 20, 2019, 10:46:20 PM
I'm sick and fukkin tired of the do gooders wanting to always let the courts deal with things like this. I say organised vigilante groups should mobilise now fukk the do gooders as they stand in the back of the court to tell the judge oh he comes from a deprived background
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on August 20, 2019, 10:51:23 PM
The world and it's mother knows that the vast majority of robberies and intimidation of old people throughout the country is carried out by the dirty filthy fukjin knckers, yet because of the PC society we live in nobody will call them out it's sickening
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 21, 2019, 12:59:36 AM
https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/gardai-warn-owners-of-ford-transit-vans-over-engine-scam-945126.html (https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/gardai-warn-owners-of-ford-transit-vans-over-engine-scam-945126.html)

Gardaí are warning drivers of Ford Transit vans of a scam targeting them.

The warning comes as gardaí in Granard, Co. Longford, are investigating an organised crime gang involved in the international sale and distribution of stolen machinery and vehicle parts.

It involves an offer to repair or replace a vehicle's engine through online ads on popular sales sites. The advert offers to collect the van from any part of the country, carry out repairs or if necessary, replace the engine with a reconditioned one, and once repaired to return it to the owner.

However, gardaí say once a scammer has a person's van, it's fitted with a stolen engine.

They say owners are losing out on the cost of repair, and again when the vehicle is seized.

They're warning owners to be wary and to only allow a qualified mechanic in a recognised garage to repair their vehicle.

"You are taking a big risk giving your van to a stranger who collects it from your door and takes it away for repairs to an unknown location. If you are a victim, this scam will have cost you money and your van will be seized by gardaí,” said a Garda statement.

Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 21, 2019, 01:16:41 AM
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.joe.ie/amp/news/armed-gardai-deployed-violence-longford-672958 (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.joe.ie/amp/news/armed-gardai-deployed-violence-longford-672958)

Armed Gardaí deployed in Longford following 43 incidents of violence involving six feuding families

The incidents include arson and a drive-by shooting.

Gardaí in Longford and Granard districts are to be assisted by Western Region Armed Support Units to manage the ongoing incidents of violence linked to a number of feuds within the Travelling community in the county.

To date, there have been approximately 43 incidents involving six different feuding families resident in Longford, with the most serious in gravity including assaults requiring hospital treatment, criminal damage, arson and a drive-by shooting.

Investigating Gardaí in Longford and Granard Districts have conducted a number of arrests as part of Operation Stola and up to 15 individuals are presently before the courts for offences linked directly to the ongoing feuds.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on August 21, 2019, 01:08:31 PM
A very misunderstood people, I found. Great for loyalty though........got 2 lads to trim my auldlads hedge, circa 1997, and when me stereo went missing from the Corona.....they fucking found it for me.....sound lads.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on August 21, 2019, 02:41:08 PM
A very misunderstood people, I found. Great for loyalty though........got 2 lads to trim my auldlads hedge, circa 1997, and when me stereo went missing from the Corona.....they fucking found it for me.....sound lads.
You can't tar them all with the same driveway.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on August 21, 2019, 02:57:28 PM
Exactly.......gravel and gavel...too close to call.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Vikkiz on August 21, 2019, 09:38:59 PM
A very misunderstood people, I found. Great for loyalty though........got 2 lads to trim my auldlads hedge, circa 1997, and when me stereo went missing from the Corona.....they fucking found it for me.....sound lads.
They probly stoled it in the first place
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on August 22, 2019, 05:23:11 AM
Maybe....
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 26, 2019, 05:29:31 PM
https://m.herald.ie/news/chop-shop-robbers-siphon-300k-in-van-repair-hustle-38435741.html
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on August 27, 2019, 01:35:58 AM
In the Midlands and West where they would get more Knacker fares than Cork or Dooblin, it is Cash up-front all the time regardless of who you are. Probably the best policy because Knackers just don't pay their fare so if'n you charge everyone up-front then you are not scriminating !
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on August 27, 2019, 09:41:44 AM
i could never understand why drivers feel more comfortable having got the fare up front. If you pick up two or three fellas who you think might be dodgy , what's to stop them giving you the fare up front and then knocking the bollox out of ya when ya get to where they are going and taking it back ???
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Jack Meoff on August 27, 2019, 10:39:19 AM
True
If you have to ask for money up front you shouldn’t be taking them.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on August 27, 2019, 11:21:20 AM
Also if you do ask for money up front, it makes for an unpleasant journey because straight away there is a level of mistrust
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Jack Meoff on August 27, 2019, 11:53:38 AM
Plenty of turkeys out there think when a person puts out his hand you have to stop.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on August 27, 2019, 11:53:52 AM
Do yous not have a central locking button ?





Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on August 27, 2019, 01:31:41 PM
True
If you have to ask for money up front you shouldn’t be taking them.

Indeed...can't understand a driver mentality like that....they'd probably take every fukin penny you have.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 27, 2019, 03:54:52 PM
Uninsured motorist drove as he was 'only sober one' in van
https://m.herald.ie/news/courts/uninsured-motorist-drove-as-he-was-only-sober-one-in-van-38439465.html
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 27, 2019, 05:50:22 PM
Man (30s) shot dead in Clogherhead in Co Louth

https://www.thejournal.ie/man-injured-in-shooting-in-co-louth-4783948-Aug2019/ (https://www.thejournal.ie/man-injured-in-shooting-in-co-louth-4783948-Aug2019/)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: john m on August 27, 2019, 06:04:57 PM
Drogheda going to be a war zone .
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: dalymount on August 27, 2019, 06:58:42 PM
Another drug dealing scumbag bites the dust
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on August 28, 2019, 12:29:35 AM
SEASIDE HORROR Traveller gangs ‘to seek revenge for horrific rape of teenager’ in Courtown, Co Wexford as Gardai hunt evil beach beasts

https://www.thesun.ie/news/4399647/traveller-gangs-revenge-rape-courtown-wexford/ (https://www.thesun.ie/news/4399647/traveller-gangs-revenge-rape-courtown-wexford/)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on August 28, 2019, 02:35:12 AM
i could never understand why drivers feel more comfortable having got the fare up front. If you pick up two or three fellas who you think might be dodgy , what's to stop them giving you the fare up front and then knocking the bollox out of ya when ya get to where they are going and taking it back ???
The reason being that their thinking is Bunking a Cab is Fair Game and Fun, but Robbing a Taxi driver is Criminal ?
The Fact is both are Criminal offences. Bunking a cab is Non Payment for services which is a Criminal offence.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on September 11, 2019, 02:01:05 PM
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-rush-to-scene-tensions-high-as-locals-chant-sick-rapist-out-38487770.html (https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-rush-to-scene-tensions-high-as-locals-chant-sick-rapist-out-38487770.html)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: markmiwurdz on September 11, 2019, 04:35:37 PM
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-rush-to-scene-tensions-high-as-locals-chant-sick-rapist-out-38487770.html (https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-rush-to-scene-tensions-high-as-locals-chant-sick-rapist-out-38487770.html)

Vile vermin.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on September 13, 2019, 11:59:48 AM
True
If you have to ask for money up front you shouldn’t be taking them.

Indeed...can't understand a driver mentality like that....they'd probably take every fukin penny you have.

Hal, sort out an argument please...the mott had a packet of Chicken Soup she bought in Supervalu, Dungiven, Co Derry when she was at a religious group assembly (I wasn't with her)...on the back of the packet...Erin Soup, Boyne Valley Group, Platin Rd, Drogheda....Co Meath? Drogheda was never in Meath....not ever....she reckons I'm full of shite....
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Jack Meoff on September 13, 2019, 12:04:07 PM
Is it not in both Louth and Meath
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on September 13, 2019, 12:07:06 PM
First I heard of it, Jack Me........some Meath men get very angry when the Dubs in Clonee say Co Dublin...Drogheda was always in Louth when I was growing up........never came across it until I saw the packet. Bit like Firhouse, Dublin 16 possibly.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Jack Meoff on September 13, 2019, 12:12:07 PM
Address
Boyne Valley Group,
Platin Road,
Drogheda,
Co. Meath,
A92 YC85,
Ireland.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on September 13, 2019, 12:14:03 PM
First I heard of it, Jack Me........some Meath men get very angry when the Dubs in Clonee say Co Dublin...Drogheda was always in Louth when I was growing up........never came across it until I saw the packet. Bit like Firhouse, Dublin 16 possibly.
Firhouse (Irish: Teach na Giúise) is an outer suburb of Dublin, in the jurisdiction of South Dublin, Ireland, developed from what was historically a small rural village by the River Dodder, with a second settlement, Upper Fir-house, nearby.[1] It is just outside the M50 orbital motorway, and in the postal district of Dublin 24 (eircode routing key D24), and is adjacent to Knocklyon (with which it shares a townland) and close to both Tallaght and Templeogue. In the historic divisions of local administration, Firhouse is in the civil parish of Tallaght and the barony of Uppercross
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on September 13, 2019, 12:15:30 PM
Address
Boyne Valley Group,
Platin Road,
Drogheda,
Co. Meath,
A92 YC85,
Ireland.


Tiny country and nobody seems to have a scooby about boundaries...


http://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/drogheda (http://www.discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/drogheda)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on September 13, 2019, 12:18:34 PM
Farmland costs a bit more in Meath perhaps...saying Drogheda is in Meath is akin to saying Ballydesmond is in Cork......
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on September 13, 2019, 12:19:45 PM
First I heard of it, Jack Me........some Meath men get very angry when the Dubs in Clonee say Co Dublin...Drogheda was always in Louth when I was growing up........never came across it until I saw the packet. Bit like Firhouse, Dublin 16 possibly.
Firhouse (Irish: Teach na Giúise) is an outer suburb of Dublin, in the jurisdiction of South Dublin, Ireland, developed from what was historically a small rural village by the River Dodder, with a second settlement, Upper Fir-house, nearby.[1] It is just outside the M50 orbital motorway, and in the postal district of Dublin 24 (eircode routing key D24), and is adjacent to Knocklyon (with which it shares a townland) and close to both Tallaght and Templeogue. In the historic divisions of local administration, Firhouse is in the civil parish of Tallaght and the barony of Uppercross

And yet when you put D 16 on the letter....it gets there....I blame the snobs running this kip.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on September 13, 2019, 12:27:01 PM
Parts of the Southside of Drogheda are indeed in Meath,people living in those areas have to tax their cars in Navan,councillors were trying to change that but to date I'm not sure it's happened.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on September 13, 2019, 12:30:09 PM
Parts of the Southside of Drogheda are indeed in Meath,people living in those areas have to tax their cars in Navan,councillors were trying to change that but to date I'm not sure it's happened.

Ok so...cheers...Liffey Lip, 501 Charlatan Drive, Firhouse, Co Wicklow.....

Never heard it before. Meath is very expensive......smell of horseshite....
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on September 13, 2019, 12:33:29 PM
Not really related but Clonee from the Grasshopper out is the Meath.Then you have Clonee Dublin 15 that runs back to Hartstown/Ongar/Clonsilla.All kips...
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on September 13, 2019, 12:35:29 PM
When we decided to move to Drogheda we looked at a development in Millmount Abbey,Drogheda,Co Meath,probably would have been handier as it's on the Dublin side but it was 18k dearer....but had a garage!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on September 13, 2019, 12:37:58 PM
What made you go so far away..is your missus from there?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on September 13, 2019, 12:47:20 PM
What made you go so far away..is your missus from there?

Nah...missus is a townie,from the Tenters!!
We looked at Rush,houses were too small for the price..had a deposit on a dormer bungalow in Mornington but there was clearly a bitter divorce goin on and the house was at the centre of that battle so we moved on after months of no action.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on September 13, 2019, 12:58:09 PM
Sounds like you like it.Nice one.When I was a kid gojg to Ballbriggan with the SVP was adventurous..
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on September 13, 2019, 01:03:53 PM
Rush is one pricey kip....your bird must be on serious poke, Hal....i know it wasn't your earnings that prompted the thought.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on September 13, 2019, 01:19:10 PM
Rush is one pricey kip....your bird must be on serious poke, Hal....i know it wasn't your earnings that prompted the thought.

We didn't have to move from Finglas but we both wanted to move...I wish LL,
Never thought I'd want to but I'd like to move now..so does the missus,Termonfeckin is where we're looking at,would settle for something smaller and on it's own away from little kids(as ours are teenagers now)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on September 13, 2019, 01:21:47 PM
Sounds like yis are in withness protection...If I was yous I'd be thinking close to hospitals.Yer no spring chicken
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on September 13, 2019, 01:24:18 PM
Best of luck to you both.........lovely spot Termon. If I had half the smarts 10 yrs ago I think I have now..........i'd have married that school teacher,,,within 2 yrs of our falling out, she became a principal...and now she's working for the Dept of Ed as an educational psychologist...serious poke.....now I live in a kip surrounded by the dregs from some U.N. wank-fest depending on 3 nurses to keep my mortgage payments.....and I'm not even getting me fleadh cheoil any more....
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on September 13, 2019, 01:25:11 PM
Sounds like yis are in withness protection...If I was yous I'd be thinking close to hospitals.Yer no spring chicken

Cheeky fuk....but we are close to Our Ladys hospo.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on September 13, 2019, 01:29:25 PM
Is there a hospital in Termonfeckin?  Only reason I ask is I drop a lot of culchie OAPs from the train stations to some specialist cancer doctor because he's the only one in the country..all the way from Mayo or some abandoned kip.Hoping you never need one but the culchies get a raw deal compared to Dubs for medical care.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on September 13, 2019, 02:46:55 PM
Our Lady of Lourdes in Drog....has a cancer wing now aswell.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: mercenary for hire on September 13, 2019, 03:07:27 PM
Hope you never need it.Still good to have one close all the same.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Vikkiz on September 15, 2019, 09:43:25 PM
True
If you have to ask for money up front you shouldn’t be taking them.

Indeed...can't understand a driver mentality like that....they'd probably take every fukin penny you have.

Hal, sort out an argument please...the mott had a packet of Chicken Soup she bought in Supervalu, Dungiven, Co Derry when she was at a religious group assembly (I wasn't with her)...on the back of the packet...Erin Soup, Boyne Valley Group, Platin Rd, Drogheda....Co Meath? Drogheda was never in Meath....not ever....she reckons I'm full of shite....
Technically it’s Meath
The red line is the Border.
Kinda like North Bray is Doooblin

(https://i.postimg.cc/K32RKkqt/FB255-DBC-70-A5-471-B-8-ECA-75-B78313-B81-B.png) (https://postimg.cc/K32RKkqt)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on September 16, 2019, 09:54:14 AM
.....Never thought I'd want to but I'd like to move now..so does the missus,Termonfeckin is where we're looking at,would settle for something smaller and on it's own away from little kids(as ours are teenagers now)
I would be very slow to move if'n the kids are still in secondary school, moving kids from school to school does them no favours at all. Yours should be nearly at school leaving stage by now Hal, my advice would be to hang on till they finish school, after that the kids will find their own wings and you can move on, the further South the better !
Best of Luck with it all.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on September 16, 2019, 10:07:41 AM
.....Never thought I'd want to but I'd like to move now..so does the missus,Termonfeckin is where we're looking at,would settle for something smaller and on it's own away from little kids(as ours are teenagers now)
I would be very slow to move if'n the kids are still in secondary school, moving kids from school to school does them no favours at all. Yours should be nearly at school leaving stage by now Hal, my advice would be to hang on till they finish school, after that the kids will find their own wings and you can move on, the further South the better !
Best of Luck with it all.
South Side of Dublin ?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on September 16, 2019, 12:31:10 PM
.....Never thought I'd want to but I'd like to move now..so does the missus,Termonfeckin is where we're looking at,would settle for something smaller and on it's own away from little kids(as ours are teenagers now)
I would be very slow to move if'n the kids are still in secondary school, moving kids from school to school does them no favours at all. Yours should be nearly at school leaving stage by now Hal, my advice would be to hang on till they finish school, after that the kids will find their own wings and you can move on, the further South the better !
Best of Luck with it all.
South Side of Dublin ?
No ! South side of Eire !
Less Knackers and ya don't need a Bullet-proof car to bring your kids to school !
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on September 16, 2019, 12:34:08 PM
I thought it was illegals to say knacker?
https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2019/0914/1075933-knackeries-protest-dispute/ (https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2019/0914/1075933-knackeries-protest-dispute/)

Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on September 16, 2019, 01:14:35 PM
They are called Knackers because back in the day it was the Gypsies, Thieves, Tramps and Knackers that took dead/disabled livestock from the farmers fields fer No fee and fed their own with it.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on September 16, 2019, 02:20:26 PM
I don't remember Cher singing about knickers!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on September 16, 2019, 02:32:16 PM
Plenty of knackeries still viable in Eire....the word has nowt to do with travellers......London jargon......my knackers are hanging out...my balls are hanging out....fellow who used to castrate horses from the 16th century......then he removed the carcasses later on in the 17th century....
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on September 16, 2019, 02:47:25 PM
There called knackers because they smell like the knackeries
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on September 17, 2019, 11:59:19 AM
There called knackers because they smell like the knackeries
They are called Knackers because back in the day it was the Tinkers/Knackers that took dead/disabled livestock from the farmers fields fer No fee and fed their own with it or sold it. But then Social welfare came in and the rest is History ....
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on October 03, 2019, 10:37:35 AM
SEASIDE HORROR Traveller gangs ‘to seek revenge for horrific rape of teenager’ in Courtown, Co Wexford as Gardai hunt evil beach beasts

https://www.thesun.ie/news/4399647/traveller-gangs-revenge-rape-courtown-wexford/ (https://www.thesun.ie/news/4399647/traveller-gangs-revenge-rape-courtown-wexford/)
Something Stirring on this
https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/newsireland/four-teenagers-arrested-on-suspicion-of-rape-in-co-wexford/ar-AAId0Hq?li=BBr5KbJ (https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/newsireland/four-teenagers-arrested-on-suspicion-of-rape-in-co-wexford/ar-AAId0Hq?li=BBr5KbJ)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on October 03, 2019, 09:22:01 PM
The sunny South East... immigrants?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on November 09, 2019, 07:02:31 PM
Man jailed for stabbing taxi driver and assault on 72 year old man
https://www.google.com/amp/s/galwaydaily.com/courts/man-jailed-for-stabbing-taxi-driver-and-assault-on-72-year-old-man/amp/ (https://www.google.com/amp/s/galwaydaily.com/courts/man-jailed-for-stabbing-taxi-driver-and-assault-on-72-year-old-man/amp/)
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on November 09, 2019, 09:18:31 PM
Man jailed for stabbing taxi driver and assault on 72 year old man
https://www.google.com/amp/s/galwaydaily.com/courts/man-jailed-for-stabbing-taxi-driver-and-assault-on-72-year-old-man/amp/ (https://www.google.com/amp/s/galwaydaily.com/courts/man-jailed-for-stabbing-taxi-driver-and-assault-on-72-year-old-man/amp/)
If the victim had been a 72 year old Judge he wouldn't have been treated so leniently.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on November 09, 2019, 11:21:38 PM
Drink..blah blah blah....drugs....blah blah blah


Just a horrible piece of lowlife!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on November 09, 2019, 11:45:57 PM
cunt should be hanged.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Octavia1 on November 10, 2019, 01:28:59 AM
As an anti immigration advocates.....I have to say I wish mr ibraham a speedy recovery but I doubt he get over this if ever but deepest sympathies I send to him for he encountered one of our residences apes we call a travelling man but in reality a interbred student have been born mutant  phychopath...( not borderline personality disorder ................are these judges alert to these phychistric diagnostic scams ) ...the cnut is clearly inbred and extremely dangerous........in an ideal world weed have correction camps with one way traffic signs and tall chimneys burning black smoke and pig farms with no obvious feeding methods or up to date paperwork......
Apologies mr ibraham going from the frying pan to the fire ....I pray you and yours get well soon sincerely
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Bob Shillin on November 10, 2019, 02:03:43 AM
Show me the money so that I can see how remorseful you are.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: taxi1990 on November 10, 2019, 04:11:17 AM
However, in mitigation Judge McCabe accepted that his expressions of remorse and shame were genuine, and that he has been making efforts to “get his life on track” while in custody.


wake the fcuk up judge.

 no good deed goes unpunished, i would have told the knacker im busy,never ever carry them, it always ends in tears, i would have a nice surprise for anyone who ever pulls a stanley on me in my own car.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on November 10, 2019, 12:57:50 PM
I picked one up on Fri night,told me he'd gambled his money(€300) away in a casino,said he wanted to go to a local garage for smokes and that would be the destination,when we got there he said he'd be back in a few,he walked up to the hatch and i made the decision to forego the €6.20 that was on the meter and drove off.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Rat Catcher on November 10, 2019, 01:37:56 PM
Watch out for them on the McDonalds unofficial stand in Swords. The way it's going Wetherspoons will soon be The Priorswood North.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on November 10, 2019, 05:56:52 PM
I picked one up on Fri night,told me he'd gambled his money(€300) away in a casino,said he wanted to go to a local garage for smokes and that would be the destination,when we got there he said he'd be back in a few,he walked up to the hatch and i made the decision to forego the €6.20 that was on the meter and drove off.
Money well waived.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on November 10, 2019, 06:35:01 PM
Sometimes ye gotta know when to cut your losses....and the earlier the better!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on November 10, 2019, 09:19:59 PM
Sometimes ye gotta know when to cut your losses....and the earlier the better!
I did the same with a sniffing do what ya likey in Lucan, He went in for chips, I hit the bricks.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on November 11, 2019, 04:23:56 AM
I picked one up on Fri night,told me he'd gambled his money(€300) away in a casino,said he wanted to go to a local garage for smokes and that would be the destination,when we got there he said he'd be back in a few,he walked up to the hatch and i made the decision to forego the €6.20 that was on the meter and drove off.
Good call !
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on November 18, 2019, 01:28:10 PM
https://www.shannonside.ie/news/local/longford/gardai-investigate-longford-link-machete-attack-fermanagh/ (https://www.shannonside.ie/news/local/longford/gardai-investigate-longford-link-machete-attack-fermanagh/)

Gardai investigate Longford link in machete attack in Fermanagh

A 13 year old girl is in a critical condition after a machete attack at a house in Co. Fermanagh at the weekend.

A 41 year old woman was also treated for stab wounds to her leg.

Police say a number of men armed with machetes broke a house at Trasna Way in Lisnaskea at about 9.15pm on Saturday night and attacked the girl and the woman.

A baby was also at the scene but was unharmed.

It’s understood the family belongs to the Traveller community and the incident may be linked to a feud between families in Fermanagh and Longford.

No arrests have been made – police are treating the investigation as attempted murder.

Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Tony on November 18, 2019, 02:24:28 PM
I seen the videos, now what I'd like to know is why would you grab your phone to video a girl that's been slashed rather than trying to help her?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on November 18, 2019, 02:36:27 PM
It's the new norm Tony...a bit disturbing really!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on November 22, 2019, 06:30:49 PM
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/court-hears-taxi-driver-was-being-set-upon-by-gang-of-youths-when-man-stole-cash-from-his-wallet-965997.html (https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/court-hears-taxi-driver-was-being-set-upon-by-gang-of-youths-when-man-stole-cash-from-his-wallet-965997.html)

Court hears taxi driver was being set upon by gang of youths when man stole cash from his wallet


A man who stole cash from a taxi driver's wallet while the driver was set upon by a group of youths has been given a two-year suspended sentence.

Terence Gavin (27) with an address at Moyne Park, Baldoyle, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to stealing €320 cash from Imram Shahzad at the same address on August 4, 2016.

The court heard today that Gavin was driven home by Mr Shahzad on the night in question and was asked to pay his fare before he called out to a group of teenage boys in a nearby halting site.

The teenagers set upon Mr Shahzad, punching him in the torso and head. One of them threw a stone through the windscreen of the taxi and shattered it.

While this was happening, Gavin took Mr Shahzad's wallet and emptied it of €320 before making off. He was later identified from CCTV footage of the pub Mr Shahzad him picked him up from.

The teenagers have never been identified.

Gavin, who works as a flooring contractor, had €5620 in court for Mr Shahzad as a token of remorse and to cover the money stolen and windscreen damage. He has 12 previous convictions, including for theft, road traffic offences and threatening to cause serious harm.

A victim impact statement by Mr Shahzad was handed in to court, but not read out.

Handing down sentence, Judge Martin Nolan said he must sentence Gavin on the charge of theft before the court and not on the assault. “This man was not responsible for the attack and his wrong-doing was stealing,” he said.

He handed down a two-year sentence and suspended it on a number of conditions, including that Gavin pay over the cash to Mr Shahzad.

Patrick Reynolds BL, defending, accepted the theft was “aggravated by the circumstances” and his client made “a very, very bad mistake” on the night in question. He said he had turned his life around in the intervening years since the theft and was now working and supporting two families.

He said Gavin didn't have a drink or drugs problem, but was drunk on the night in question. “He doesn't have much memory of what happened,” he said.

Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: stonethecrows on November 22, 2019, 10:46:24 PM
Fckn CNut was not too drunk to call out to the knackers to assault the driver, knew what he was doing , should have been sent down for this
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on November 23, 2019, 03:08:32 AM
Good oul Martin Nolan....king of the suspended sentences for filth with multiple convictions....i bet if any of us were up in front of him for knockin the bollox out of a passenger....he'd feel compelled to make an example of us.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: taxi1990 on November 23, 2019, 03:37:18 PM
no point getting money up front from the knackers, you don't carry them, simple as. is it me or are the foreign drivers being targeted?
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on November 23, 2019, 03:49:31 PM
no point getting money up front from the knackers, you don't carry them, simple as. is it me or are the foreign drivers being targeted?

I think one thing we have is local knowledge....i've seen foreign drivers stopping for passengers who i wouldn't think twice about driving past...i suppose ignorance is bliss...until the end of the journey when reality dawns.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: watty on November 23, 2019, 05:48:46 PM
...and was asked to pay his fare before he called out to a group of teenage boys in a nearby halting site.

...Handing down sentence, Judge Martin Nolan said he must sentence Gavin on the charge of theft before the court and not on the assault. “This man was not responsible for the attack and his wrong-doing was stealing,” he said.
That doesn't make sense.

Quote
He has 12 previous convictions, including for theft, road traffic offences and threatening to cause serious harm.
Suspended sentence 'n all!  God love him.  I guess we've all made 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 criminal mistakes in our time.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on November 23, 2019, 06:00:03 PM
there was an article about one of the hutch gang knackers who was jailed for the 30th time there the other day over armed robbery. his wig said to the judge we have to take in to account that he's spent most of his life in jail. so because he's been a scumbag his whole life and continues to be scumbag that merits some sort of leniency. unbelievable bollocks.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Shallowhal on November 23, 2019, 09:00:18 PM
there was an article about one of the hutch gang knackers who was jailed for the 30th time there the other day over armed robbery. his wig said to the judge we have to take in to account that he's spent most of his life in jail. so because he's been a scumbag his whole life and continues to be scumbag that merits some sort of leniency. unbelievable bollocks.

Barristers and judges.....all cut from the same cloth,
A judge would think that barrister has the smarts with that defence and a suspended is deffo warranted!!
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on November 25, 2019, 08:59:38 PM
https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/man-allegedly-shouted-i-am-the-king-of-mitchelstown-after-pub-altercation-which-led-to-mans-death-966512.html (https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/man-allegedly-shouted-i-am-the-king-of-mitchelstown-after-pub-altercation-which-led-to-mans-death-966512.html)

A young man who admitted the unlawful killing of a father of five at a pub in Mitchelstown walked down the middle of the road in an act of bravado afterwards shouting, 'I am the king of Mitchelstown'.

This was the allegation made by the prosecution as the case opened before Mr Justice Michael Owens and a jury of six men and six women at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork today.

Michael Dineen of Ard Mhuileann, Mitchelstown, was arraigned on the charge of murder of 36-year-old Patrick O’Donnell at Willie Andies bar on New Square, Mitchelstown, on June 1. He replied that he was guilty of manslaughter, not guilty of murder.

Defence senior counsel, Brendan Grehan, said at the outset that the accused had made a number of admissions: principally that he was guilty of manslaughter, otherwise referred to as the unlawful killing of Mr O’Donnell.

Mr Grehan said there would be issues related to matters such as intent and provocation.

The defence lawyer also said there were admissions facilitating the prosecution in relation to matters such as accepting that he was properly arrested and detained and similarly that the evidence such as CCTV was properly gathered.

Tim O’Leary, prosecution senior counsel, said he would outline the allegations that the prosecution would be making but he stressed that this was not itself evidence.

He also emphasised the presumption that the accused was not guilty of murder unless determined otherwise by the jury at the end of the trial.

Mr O’Leary said the deceased, a father of five, known by the nickname of 'Ginty', was drinking in the bar from noon that day and the accused was there from later in the afternoon. They were known to each other and not unfriendly.

“Something seemed to happen after around 10pm... An altercation occurred between the two men. What occurs according to the prosecution is that the deceased is pulled down on to the ground by the defendant and a vicious assault takes place,” the prosecution senior counsel said.

"That assault leads to the death of Mr O’Donnell and it happens on the pub floor. There were seven teeth knocked out of Mr O’Donnell, two of which end up in internal parts of his body – one in his thorax, one in his airways. It takes considerable force to knock out someone’s teeth"

Mr O’Leary SC said the assault continued after Mr O’Donnell had become unresponsive and despite efforts by staff and others to break it up.

The prosecution senior counsel said that alleged evidence of intention to cause serious harm was enough to prove intention to murder. But he said it would be for the jury to decide.

The case continues tomorrow.

Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Dr. Martin Gooter Bling on November 25, 2019, 09:03:04 PM
what's the crack with that boozer ken.
is it a scumbag magnet.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: Belker on November 26, 2019, 08:24:39 AM
what's the crack with that boozer ken.
is it a scumbag magnet.
Not my neck of the woods DMG, Mitchelstown is a 40 minute drive from Cork city.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on November 28, 2019, 08:45:25 PM
*****PET THEFT*****Folks it's only 10 weeks approx away from the famous Ballinasloe Co Galway (Ireland) traditional horse fair which takes place in October. Every year peoples much loved family pets end up at the fair for sale. This fair attracts over 80.000+ people from the 32 counties, also the UK, Scotland and world over. Orders are put in, vans go out around the 32 counties and family pets are stolen in the blink of an eye. Families work in teams and swap pets over from one county to another. They are then hidden until the fair takes place, many are swapped over, so those stolen in for eg Co cavan can end up in Ballinasloe Co Galway for sale, making it extremely difficult to spot and trace your pets. PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. This makes them less likely to be stolen for breeding purposes and many are often set free when they cannot be used for breeding. Also spay and neutering prolongs their life and prevents many illnesses. PLEASE chip and register your pets. It costs €25+ depending on where you get it done and it gets them reunited with you quickly if they are found at the fair! also in general it's the law and if they wander off you will get them home safe. PLEASE ID tag your dog. Yes ID tags can be removed but it gives them a voice if they wander or break out, it shows someone owns them and gets them home immediately to you safe. Also if you see a photo of dogs /horses etc at the fair that looks like your stolen pet but you are not quite sure, go there and check!!or message someone local to check! because coats are being dyed, markers used, shaved, etc to make obvious definite markings look different. Also if your dog is missing a while even a few weeks they can look completely different from neglect and separation anxiety, lack of care and food. We seen on fb recently where a small pony was stolen from a rescue overnight her beautiful markings scraped off her little face and her hooves painted a different colour and hidden in wooded area in a completely different county. Houses and premises are being watched, have you dogs, what breed,how many, have you horses, livestock, machinery, trailers, people's routines walking their dogs, going to work, if you leave your dogs outside for long periods of time etc PLEASE keep your dogs inside safe, if they are outside make sure you are with them at all times, if you own horses etc make sure they are safe and secure as with all animals. Do NOT leave your pets outside while you are at work or away for any length of time. Please share
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: markmiwurdz on November 29, 2019, 06:06:36 AM
OK Boss^^
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: The Liffey Lip on November 29, 2019, 07:32:23 AM
*****PET THEFT*****Folks it's only 10 weeks approx away from the famous Ballinasloe Co Galway (Ireland) traditional horse fair which takes place in October. Every year peoples much loved family pets end up at the fair for sale. This fair attracts over 80.000+ people from the 32 counties, also the UK, Scotland and world over. Orders are put in, vans go out around the 32 counties and family pets are stolen in the blink of an eye. Families work in teams and swap pets over from one county to another. They are then hidden until the fair takes place, many are swapped over, so those stolen in for eg Co cavan can end up in Ballinasloe Co Galway for sale, making it extremely difficult to spot and trace your pets. PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. This makes them less likely to be stolen for breeding purposes and many are often set free when they cannot be used for breeding. Also spay and neutering prolongs their life and prevents many illnesses. PLEASE chip and register your pets. It costs €25+ depending on where you get it done and it gets them reunited with you quickly if they are found at the fair! also in general it's the law and if they wander off you will get them home safe. PLEASE ID tag your dog. Yes ID tags can be removed but it gives them a voice if they wander or break out, it shows someone owns them and gets them home immediately to you safe. Also if you see a photo of dogs /horses etc at the fair that looks like your stolen pet but you are not quite sure, go there and check!!or message someone local to check! because coats are being dyed, markers used, shaved, etc to make obvious definite markings look different. Also if your dog is missing a while even a few weeks they can look completely different from neglect and separation anxiety, lack of care and food. We seen on fb recently where a small pony was stolen from a rescue overnight her beautiful markings scraped off her little face and her hooves painted a different colour and hidden in wooded area in a completely different county. Houses and premises are being watched, have you dogs, what breed,how many, have you horses, livestock, machinery, trailers, people's routines walking their dogs, going to work, if you leave your dogs outside for long periods of time etc PLEASE keep your dogs inside safe, if they are outside make sure you are with them at all times, if you own horses etc make sure they are safe and secure as with all animals. Do NOT leave your pets outside while you are at work or away for any length of time. Please share

Sounds more like a propaganda campaign to get people to spay and neuter.
Title: Re: Travellers
Post by: silverbullet on November 30, 2019, 08:12:41 PM
*****PET THEFT*****Folks it's only 10 weeks approx away from the famous Ballinasloe Co Galway (Ireland) traditional horse fair which takes place in October. Every year peoples much loved family pets end up at the fair for sale. This fair attracts over 80.000+ people from the 32 counties, also the UK, Scotland and world over. Orders are put in, vans go out around the 32 counties and family pets are stolen in the blink of an eye. Families work in teams and swap pets over from one county to another. They are then hidden until the fair takes place, many are swapped over, so those stolen in for eg Co cavan can end up in Ballinasloe Co Galway for sale, making it extremely difficult to spot and trace your pets. PLEASE spay and neuter your pets. This makes them less likely to be stolen for breeding purposes and many are often set free when they cannot be used for breeding. Also spay and neutering prolongs their life and prevents many illnesses. PLEASE chip and register your pets. It costs €25+ depending on where you get it done and it gets them reunited with you quickly if they are found at the fair! also in general it's the law and if they wander off you will get them home safe. PLEASE ID tag your dog. Yes ID tags can be removed but it gives them a voice if they wander or break out, it shows someone owns them and gets them home immediately to you safe. Also if you see a photo of dogs /horses etc at the fair that looks like your stolen pet but you are not quite sure, go there and check!!or message someone local to check! because coats are being dyed, markers used, shaved, etc to make obvious definite markings look different. Also if your dog is missing a while even a few weeks they can look completely different from neglect and separation anxiety, lack of care and food. We seen on fb recently where a small pony was stolen from a rescue overnight her beautiful markings scraped off her little face and her hooves painted a different colour and hidden in wooded area in a completely different county. Houses and premises are being watched, have you dogs, what breed,how many, have you horses, livestock, machinery, trailers, people's routines walking their dogs, going to work, if you leave your dogs outside for long periods of time etc PLEASE keep your dogs inside safe, if they are outside make sure you are with them at all times, if you own horses etc make sure they are safe and secure as with all animals. Do NOT leave your pets outside while you are at work or away for any length of time. Please share

Sounds more like a propaganda campaign to get people to spay and neuter.
Aimed at proles?