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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 !