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GordyJ1984



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:43 pm    Post subject: Nothing new from Feb Reply with quote

Guess Ireland North and South are all prepped and ready to go with peak oil?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you? Very Happy Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never known an Irishman to be short of something to say. Or are you all English ex pats? Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess there's just less Irish specific stuff....

Also only so much talking before doing is required.......

(Not an English ex pat! Wink )
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My name's not Pat. Wink

I'm stumped as to what this thread is all about.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Gordy expected lots of Irish related conversation here.... but didn't find it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, thick though I am, I now get it. Right. Yes. It's true, whatever. Great. Triffic, really triffic, pardon, come again?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup - a bit surreal - being told off for not chatting by somebody with a grand total of 37 posts.......... Confused
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GordyJ1984



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im still a newb but is Ireland not getting it?

We are at greater risk than most and have the opportunity to act and sort something.

My computer wasnt working for a bit so fell out of touch with powerswitch and then came back after 6months to find nothing new in Ireland forum.

I dont have much if anything useful to post peak related.

Current plans are to try and buy a little bit of agricultural land and start something
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Keela



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gordy

Welcome back. I guess I just post more in the main forums.... or just get on with doing what I'm doing to make my life more resilient. Much of that sort of discussion does not need to fall into a specific Ireland forum.

I think there are more and more folk round here (N.Ireland) who are thinking along sustainable lines. Just they don't all end up on Powerswitch. And those that do don't post much in the Ireland forum.

I reckon Ireland/N.Ireland is in a better position than GB due to lower population density and the Irish Sea between here and there. That's just my view of course. Resourcewise I guess the situation is not perfect, but then that's the case wherever you live in the world surely.

Sally
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're still feeling the dying throes of this Celtic tiger we were told about. There's bags of cash around but people are being cautious with it: there's actually a lot of activity plus loads going to the dole office in two-year-old FUVs.

Motoring is mega-cheap and interest rates aren't bad so it feels like business as usual. I believe Ireland is on a plateau, lumbering towards some kind of cliff.

The Greens are seen to be ineffectual (hardly surprising given their numbers in government) but really annoying when they do achieve something! Typical Irish begrudgery.

The fanatical estate building has left many areas prone to flooding; now there's no cash to remedy the results. So many projects have been abandoned in their early stages, but by then the damage is done.

Maintenance of roads - always a problem in Ireland - will be unsupportable in the return to a 'normal' Irish economy (think nineteen-fifties) and now of course we have all these huge new roads in addition to the existing moonscapes.

OK, I'll be positive: there's a good bit of cash been put into green housing grants (though mainly supporting hi-tech greenery such as pellet stoves and heat pumps) and the take-up has been excellent. It could be better targeted but that's just me: the grant givers and takers-away really want you to spend more money later on. I'd want green grants to help me stop spending money and we can't have that, can we lads?

We're just about to socialise all the debts of these flailing banks, so maybe at the moment we're clinging to the lone tree that was luckily just over the edge of the precipice.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that post on the main forum about the town in Germany that did away with cars is what I dream of for over here.

Every town to be carless but for that to work we would need a better rail network to connect the towns to the cities and each other and there would be a huge cry from the masses Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whereabouts are you, G?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only 18 months late with my reply....

at that time I think I was renting in Belfast however have bought a property in Dungannon now.

My cupboards have worried my sisters into asking, "Do you know something we dont?"
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