Irish pubs could become work hubs in post-pandemic plan
30/03/2021 | news | world | 56
Remote workers will be enticed to live in the countryside through a new "quality of life" policy.
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30/03/2021 13:52:38 2 3
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Beyong the Dublin pale
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30/03/2021 14:46:24 12 0
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As a native Dub, I welcome the plan. Better than about one-third of the population living in and around one city, as it does at present. Wouldn’t want the island tipping into the sea. ??
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30/03/2021 13:53:11 6 5
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As the article says not workable without fast broadband connection which unfortunately rural Ireland doesn’t have - just head to the pub for a pint instead of working ??
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30/03/2021 14:44:35 6 0
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Rollout of fast broadband is already underway. I saw the figures for new connections yesterday but can’t remember them off the top of my head.
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30/03/2021 13:54:25 21 2
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Excellent imaginative plan. There are many more good recommendations in it. We lost our rural development momentum in northern Ireland about 12 years ago. DUP doesn't believe in anything other than relevance of farming to rural areas. Once again way behind the south
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30/03/2021 15:00:35 6 0
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When you think of the size of the island, it doesn’t sense to have a high percentage of the population living in and around Dublin. Imagine being on the west coast and able to go surfing or hillwalking in your lunch hour. ??. Although I’m a native Dub so I won’t be surfing. No big waves at Dollymount!
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31/03/2021 15:40:16 0 0
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Just trying to figure out how an article about rural regeneration in the south became a hit job on the DUP.
Haven't quite worked it out but hopefully it'll come to me. Perhaps it's more to do with the fact that there is nothing you'll not blame the DUP for. Even if the dog chewed up your slippers, it's all the DUP's fault.
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30/03/2021 13:57:14 7 9
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Pubs in ireland acting as work hubs...

Yeah you'll notice the average working week will rise form 35/40 hrs to close to 80 hrs in Ireland as people find reasons to work "from the office" a bit longer
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30/03/2021 14:00:55 5 1
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Pretty much expected that from you.
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30/03/2021 13:57:14 7 9
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Pubs in ireland acting as work hubs...

Yeah you'll notice the average working week will rise form 35/40 hrs to close to 80 hrs in Ireland as people find reasons to work "from the office" a bit longer
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30/03/2021 14:00:55 5 1
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Pretty much expected that from you.
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30/03/2021 14:15:04 0 4
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get a sense of humour.
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30/03/2021 14:02:54 10 6
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"A Government plan to reinvigorate rural Ireland aims to breathe new life into dying towns and villages by transforming disused derelict buildings and pubs into remote working hubs."

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2021/0328/1206651-rural-development-plan/

There is an important detail that the BBC chose to ignore.
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30/03/2021 14:10:42 4 5
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Sounds like a good idea to me many a good deal after a few drinks
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30/03/2021 14:12:57 9 2
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In a derelict disused pub, transformed into a remote working hub ?
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30/03/2021 14:42:44 5 0
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It’ll only be a pub at weekends, or in the evenings
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30/03/2021 14:10:42 4 5
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Sounds like a good idea to me many a good deal after a few drinks
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30/03/2021 14:12:57 9 2
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In a derelict disused pub, transformed into a remote working hub ?
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30/03/2021 14:00:55 5 1
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Pretty much expected that from you.
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30/03/2021 14:15:04 0 4
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get a sense of humour.
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30/03/2021 14:32:17 7 1
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I have one, and I'm laughing at you.
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30/03/2021 14:15:20 4 5
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Based on UKs ''Pub is the Hub''
https://www.pubisthehub.org.uk/
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30/03/2021 16:09:18 5 0
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Not sure why this has been down-voted, it is a quote from Ireland's Minister for Social Protection and Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys!
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30/03/2021 14:19:24 6 6
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So if you want to go for a pint down the pub you'll be told to shhh because someone's having a zoom meeting? This is going to be great fun when boozers start flicking the Vs or making rude gestures at the screen. Bring it on!
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30/03/2021 14:41:42 14 0
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Nope. A lot of those pubs only open at weekends at the minute, due to low population meaning reduced demand. The Licensed Vintners’ Association is very much in favour of what will be an additional income stream.
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30/03/2021 14:24:17 6 2
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It'll be interesting how they protect peoples privacy (GDPR) in what will be essentially public spaces.
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30/03/2021 14:39:51 7 0
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Civil and Public servants will be co-located and use the Government VPN
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30/03/2021 14:25:32 6 5
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Who is picking the topics for HYS these days???
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30/03/2021 14:35:48 6 6
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There is a HYS open on Easter Egg sales if you prefer.
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30/03/2021 14:38:39 4 1
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Someone who thinks the headline will attract a lot of humorous comments? How wrong could they be, eh? ??
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30/03/2021 20:18:53 1 1
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If you don't like the topic why waste your precious time commenting?
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30/03/2021 14:15:04 0 4
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get a sense of humour.
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30/03/2021 14:32:17 7 1
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I have one, and I'm laughing at you.
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30/03/2021 14:25:32 6 5
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Who is picking the topics for HYS these days???
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30/03/2021 14:35:48 6 6
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There is a HYS open on Easter Egg sales if you prefer.
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30/03/2021 15:27:40 2 0
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I thought the Eggs were all stuck at the docks :-)
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30/03/2021 14:25:32 6 5
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Who is picking the topics for HYS these days???
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30/03/2021 14:38:39 4 1
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Someone who thinks the headline will attract a lot of humorous comments? How wrong could they be, eh? ??
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30/03/2021 14:24:17 6 2
bbc
It'll be interesting how they protect peoples privacy (GDPR) in what will be essentially public spaces.
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30/03/2021 14:39:51 7 0
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Civil and Public servants will be co-located and use the Government VPN
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30/03/2021 14:51:14 2 1
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Won't stop shoulder surfing!
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30/03/2021 14:19:24 6 6
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So if you want to go for a pint down the pub you'll be told to shhh because someone's having a zoom meeting? This is going to be great fun when boozers start flicking the Vs or making rude gestures at the screen. Bring it on!
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30/03/2021 14:41:42 14 0
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Nope. A lot of those pubs only open at weekends at the minute, due to low population meaning reduced demand. The Licensed Vintners’ Association is very much in favour of what will be an additional income stream.
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30/03/2021 14:10:42 4 5
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Sounds like a good idea to me many a good deal after a few drinks
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30/03/2021 14:42:44 5 0
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It’ll only be a pub at weekends, or in the evenings
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30/03/2021 21:26:39 0 0
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How many times are you going to say the same thing? You must have a vested interest in this have you?
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30/03/2021 13:53:11 6 5
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As the article says not workable without fast broadband connection which unfortunately rural Ireland doesn’t have - just head to the pub for a pint instead of working ??
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30/03/2021 14:44:35 6 0
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Rollout of fast broadband is already underway. I saw the figures for new connections yesterday but can’t remember them off the top of my head.
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30/03/2021 13:52:38 2 3
bbc
Beyong the Dublin pale
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30/03/2021 14:46:24 12 0
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As a native Dub, I welcome the plan. Better than about one-third of the population living in and around one city, as it does at present. Wouldn’t want the island tipping into the sea. ??
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30/03/2021 14:50:40 6 9
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This sounds like a great way of promoting a long, long lunch break. Start at 9am, drunk by 10am, stagger home at 2am, repeat.
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30/03/2021 15:02:28 7 2
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Did you miss the bit where these pubs aren’t usually open during working hours? They’d only operate as pubs at weekends and maybe evenings.
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KF
30/03/2021 15:23:15 5 2
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That may be how you chose to spend your day but the rest of us have to work for a living.
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30/03/2021 14:39:51 7 0
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Civil and Public servants will be co-located and use the Government VPN
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30/03/2021 14:51:14 2 1
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Won't stop shoulder surfing!
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30/03/2021 15:09:55 3 0
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In a government building? That’s the proposal for State workers. In any event, these hubs aren’t intended to be like Internet cafes, but 21st century workplaces using the appropriate technologies
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30/03/2021 13:54:25 21 2
bbc
Excellent imaginative plan. There are many more good recommendations in it. We lost our rural development momentum in northern Ireland about 12 years ago. DUP doesn't believe in anything other than relevance of farming to rural areas. Once again way behind the south
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30/03/2021 15:00:35 6 0
bbc
When you think of the size of the island, it doesn’t sense to have a high percentage of the population living in and around Dublin. Imagine being on the west coast and able to go surfing or hillwalking in your lunch hour. ??. Although I’m a native Dub so I won’t be surfing. No big waves at Dollymount!
Removed
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30/03/2021 14:50:40 6 9
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This sounds like a great way of promoting a long, long lunch break. Start at 9am, drunk by 10am, stagger home at 2am, repeat.
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30/03/2021 15:02:28 7 2
bbc
Did you miss the bit where these pubs aren’t usually open during working hours? They’d only operate as pubs at weekends and maybe evenings.
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30/03/2021 14:51:14 2 1
bbc
Won't stop shoulder surfing!
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30/03/2021 15:09:55 3 0
bbc
In a government building? That’s the proposal for State workers. In any event, these hubs aren’t intended to be like Internet cafes, but 21st century workplaces using the appropriate technologies
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30/03/2021 15:16:35 1 3
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Good for livelihoods, livers not so much
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30/03/2021 14:50:40 6 9
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This sounds like a great way of promoting a long, long lunch break. Start at 9am, drunk by 10am, stagger home at 2am, repeat.
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KF
30/03/2021 15:23:15 5 2
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That may be how you chose to spend your day but the rest of us have to work for a living.
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30/03/2021 14:35:48 6 6
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There is a HYS open on Easter Egg sales if you prefer.
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30/03/2021 15:27:40 2 0
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I thought the Eggs were all stuck at the docks :-)
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30/03/2021 16:43:08 3 0
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Cadbury's have been hiding them all over the place.
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30/03/2021 15:31:41 14 1
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Rural Irish pubs were often combined with other businesses in the same building.
When I was caving in Co Clare half a century ago I used to sink the occasional pint in one in Ennistymon with the sign "NAGLE'S UNDERTAKER AND BAR".

How could you pass by?
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30/03/2021 19:04:56 3 0
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In case a customer died on the premises !
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30/03/2021 15:38:50 12 3
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Lots of commentards assuming that, if you're in a pub, you have to get plastered. They must be English.
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30/03/2021 16:13:08 3 3
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Yeah right, they are all drinking Mrs Doyle's tea.
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30/03/2021 16:09:12 2 1
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Sounds like a great idea - I could work in a pub - what's not to like !!!
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30/03/2021 16:10:41 11 0
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sounds like an excellent idea. During the day the place serving coffee, tea or juice and people working, not being all alone. Very social remote working. It might attract people to get a cheap house with a nice garden in the countryside.
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30/03/2021 16:18:52 4 0
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That’s exactly the plan. Lots of folk who might not have considered it before the pandemic have changed their views. Properties in the beautiful southwest, some which had been on the market for years, have been the subject of bidding wars recently. Not just Irish interest, either. An Australian couple bought a house in Kerry sight unseen, on the basis of only a virtual tour.
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30/03/2021 14:15:20 4 5
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Based on UKs ''Pub is the Hub''
https://www.pubisthehub.org.uk/
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30/03/2021 16:09:18 5 0
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Not sure why this has been down-voted, it is a quote from Ireland's Minister for Social Protection and Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys!
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30/03/2021 20:25:03 0 0
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I don’t know why it was down-voted either. Credit where it’s due.
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30/03/2021 15:38:50 12 3
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Lots of commentards assuming that, if you're in a pub, you have to get plastered. They must be English.
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30/03/2021 16:13:08 3 3
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Yeah right, they are all drinking Mrs Doyle's tea.
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30/03/2021 20:19:58 2 1
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G’wan, g’wan
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30/03/2021 16:10:41 11 0
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sounds like an excellent idea. During the day the place serving coffee, tea or juice and people working, not being all alone. Very social remote working. It might attract people to get a cheap house with a nice garden in the countryside.
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30/03/2021 16:18:52 4 0
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That’s exactly the plan. Lots of folk who might not have considered it before the pandemic have changed their views. Properties in the beautiful southwest, some which had been on the market for years, have been the subject of bidding wars recently. Not just Irish interest, either. An Australian couple bought a house in Kerry sight unseen, on the basis of only a virtual tour.
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30/03/2021 16:34:20 5 0
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When I was last in rural West Coast Irish pub (as opposed to the town pubs) - my girlfriend of the time always used to go 'next door' as the bar, was traditionally off limits to women. Was 25 years ago, how times change - probably for the best, sounds a reasonable proposition.
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30/03/2021 22:59:24 0 3
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Not much has changed. Most bars in rural Ireland (and NI) don't have toilets for the ladies.
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30/03/2021 15:27:40 2 0
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I thought the Eggs were all stuck at the docks :-)
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30/03/2021 16:43:08 3 0
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Cadbury's have been hiding them all over the place.
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30/03/2021 18:59:08 6 0
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What a civilised country!

Being an Irish citizen has so much going for it. Am envious.
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30/03/2021 15:31:41 14 1
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Rural Irish pubs were often combined with other businesses in the same building.
When I was caving in Co Clare half a century ago I used to sink the occasional pint in one in Ennistymon with the sign "NAGLE'S UNDERTAKER AND BAR".

How could you pass by?
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30/03/2021 19:04:56 3 0
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In case a customer died on the premises !
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30/03/2021 20:20:38 1 0
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Handy for the wake ??
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30/03/2021 19:39:08 2 5
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Oh well back to the salt mines, I mean the pub

World's gone soft
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30/03/2021 14:25:32 6 5
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Who is picking the topics for HYS these days???
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30/03/2021 20:18:53 1 1
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If you don't like the topic why waste your precious time commenting?
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30/03/2021 16:13:08 3 3
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Yeah right, they are all drinking Mrs Doyle's tea.
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30/03/2021 20:19:58 2 1
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G’wan, g’wan
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30/03/2021 19:04:56 3 0
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In case a customer died on the premises !
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30/03/2021 20:20:38 1 0
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Handy for the wake ??
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30/03/2021 16:09:18 5 0
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Not sure why this has been down-voted, it is a quote from Ireland's Minister for Social Protection and Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys!
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30/03/2021 20:25:03 0 0
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I don’t know why it was down-voted either. Credit where it’s due.
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30/03/2021 14:42:44 5 0
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It’ll only be a pub at weekends, or in the evenings
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30/03/2021 21:26:39 0 0
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How many times are you going to say the same thing? You must have a vested interest in this have you?
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30/03/2021 22:54:58 1 0
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17:59... Time to knock off #diageo
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30/03/2021 22:56:53 0 3
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Will the EU working hours directive apply if you go home at 2am after a skinful and return for a Zoom at 9am? ;)
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30/03/2021 22:57:40 0 2
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Also a brand new meaning when your assistant says "I'll block that off in your calendar" ;)
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30/03/2021 16:34:20 5 0
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When I was last in rural West Coast Irish pub (as opposed to the town pubs) - my girlfriend of the time always used to go 'next door' as the bar, was traditionally off limits to women. Was 25 years ago, how times change - probably for the best, sounds a reasonable proposition.
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30/03/2021 22:59:24 0 3
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Not much has changed. Most bars in rural Ireland (and NI) don't have toilets for the ladies.
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30/03/2021 23:53:24 1 0
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Great news. Lets all us Irish work down the pub while half jarred. Major problem being that rural broadband in Ireland is shocking. Same as the UK. But count me in. I would move to Donegal tomorrow if this actually happened. Signed a Derryman.
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31/03/2021 01:16:15 0 3
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Would this by any chance be in line with the old Irish joke of Ireland changing from driving on the left to driving on the right? "Cars and motorcycle on day one followed by trucks and buses two days later". Get this pandemic out of the way and all this working from home will drastically diminish shear cost alluded to lack of productivity will quickly return things to normal - back to the office.
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31/03/2021 09:34:15 1 0
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Not sure too many replying have read the article?
The concept of utilizing pub's, with the space, provided with high speed Broadband, as offices/hubs for small businesses, is both appealing & sensible.
The decentralization of Civil Servants from Dublin will also, hopefully, improve their quality of life & get their focus on local communities issues.
Good luck to them, & can't wait to visit again!
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31/03/2021 12:45:51 1 0
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Ignoring the clickbait headline and the inevitable comments, the central aim of revitalising rural areas is a bold idea that deserves every encouragement, not just in RoI but across much of Europe and even the UK. Travel around much of rural France or Spain midweek outside the tourist season and you'd think a neutron bomb has gone off, given the total lack of any signs of village life.
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30/03/2021 13:54:25 21 2
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Excellent imaginative plan. There are many more good recommendations in it. We lost our rural development momentum in northern Ireland about 12 years ago. DUP doesn't believe in anything other than relevance of farming to rural areas. Once again way behind the south
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31/03/2021 15:40:16 0 0
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Just trying to figure out how an article about rural regeneration in the south became a hit job on the DUP.
Haven't quite worked it out but hopefully it'll come to me. Perhaps it's more to do with the fact that there is nothing you'll not blame the DUP for. Even if the dog chewed up your slippers, it's all the DUP's fault.