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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2020, 11:47:07 am »
80k in punts would have bought a mansion in Dublin in the 80/90s.

Spending that much money on a piece of paper to drive around pissheads doesn't sound like a bright idea at all.

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2020, 12:36:06 pm »
Think the most expensive plate sold was in Ennis for 100k.

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2020, 02:15:01 pm »
The Brother in law was cosying in the early 90s...Went to collect the car one night...Yer man says no I'm using it early in the morning but I will still be charging you rent for 2night..A lot of scummers held taxi plates back then too....

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2020, 02:25:39 pm »
laffin.

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2020, 02:40:47 pm »
The Brother in law wasn't....he told him to stick it up his ass...and packed it in...

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2020, 04:16:42 pm »
Better quality of taxi plate owner back then also.
Any scumbag can own a plate now.

Jaysus...that's debateable Jack.

Banks didn’t give out 80k and more to anyone to buy a plate.
Most blokes had to re mortgage their homes to get finance.
Good solid workers that had to graft hard to pay back the loan.
That's at the end of the gravy train. I remember them being IR£10,000 plus IR£3,000 to the Corpo in the 1980's.
They were about £1 or thereabouts in the late 60s early 70s.
Clever feckers like Terry Rogers and various solicitors bought them and rented them out. Back when there was little oversight and the driver could sign on AND  drive a cab.

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2020, 06:16:51 pm »
Taxi business has had its day...Changes were...Huge demand from young punters and technology....Every business adaps or looses the gravy train....Simularities to the Painting Art  business.....You could spend weeks painting with oils and canvas with the hope of a 200 euro sale.......Now you have Amazon offering any pic you want ( Using Epson quality inks) with a ink jet printer on canvas for 35 euro...framed extra 20 euro....Lots of people doing it in their garage in Ireland and not paying the artist a cent.....Leo is happy to pay them start up business grants ...looks very familiar to me....

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Re: Bobby Molloy...the Legend
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2020, 08:57:12 pm »
Better quality of taxi plate owner back then also.
Any scumbag can own a plate now.

Jaysus...that's debateable Jack.

Banks didn’t give out 80k and more to anyone to buy a plate.
Most blokes had to re mortgage their homes to get finance.
Good solid workers that had to graft hard to pay back the loan.


A good few were rented out by Gardai up above in Dublin.

 


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