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Posts Tagged ‘ property tax ’

News In Brief: Rainy Day As Austerity Goes Away

It's coming lads! (image courtesy: rock.genius.com)

It’s coming lads! (image courtesy: rock.genius.com)

Time for another game of `Who Said What this Week?` And guess who features, again, Joan Burton, obviously.

So what was it this week that was getting Joan’s knickers all twisted? She was speaking out about the news that tech giants Facebook and Apple are now going to pay for female employees to have their eggs frozen saying, she was `not a fan`. Hang on, does NIB agree? Oh god, we never thought this would happen, agreeing with Joan Burton (although she wasn’t exactly rocking the boat), let’s move quickly on… Continue reading

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A Year in Brief: Part One

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What a year it’s been; Hitler birthday cakes, mutant rats, and Bob Geldof off to space! To celebrate the end of another 365 days here are some of NIB’s favourite stories of the year.

Kicking off the year in festive spirit a man in Derry was fined after stealing a CCTV camera which “became his friend”. Police found Peter Morrison, 24, drunk and “petting” the camera as they arrived to arrest him. CCTV pets are for life not just for Christmas. Continue reading

News In Brief – Irish Champion Slams Innocent Roma

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Rob Heffernan, the gold medal winning walker from Cork may walk the walk, but he doesn’t tweet the tweet. A recent slip on the social networking site has taken the shine off his World Athletics Championship medal after, in reply to the case of Gardai removing two children from their Roma families on suspicion of abduction, he tweeted: “Unbelievably dirty scumbags. They should be shipped out”. Uh oh. Of course the Roma children were living with their biological parents and Heffernan apologised.

Further proof paying the property tax was a bad idea: their coming after you for next year’s cash this year. If you succumbed to political pressure and threats of fines (that NIB hasn’t heard to materialise) you’ll now pay for it again as the government wants its wages in advance. They’ve Christmas parties to pay for! Continue reading

News in Brief-Michael Jackson Alive And Kicking As Hoodies May Be Banned

Wearing a hoodie could become a criminal offence in efforts to stop hoodlums using them to avoid identification when committing crimes. Covering their faces, gangs go un-captured across the country leading Michael Kilcoyne, independent councillor in Castlebar, Co Mayo to question their legality. The popular item of clothing has now been linked to the crimes of Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson and the Hound of the Baskervilles. Following these revelations NIB asks, have we been wearing our hoodie backwards? Continue reading

News in Brief- Corrupt Ming Wins Gold Cup

MINGThe property tax website doesn’t even warrant NIB’s derision. For feck’s sake lads. The government really backed a loser there. Incapable of hurdling over the minor issue that 50% of the website didn’t work. There’s been lots of winners this Cheltenham race week though, not just Willie Mullins.

Obviously we were all waiting with breath that was bated on Tuesday for Ming’s speech from the Dail on the possibility of An Garda Siochana and a council official removing points incurred by him for driving offences. Currently the law allows members of the Oireachtas to avoid driving penalties if on “official business” meaning Ming hasn’t technically done anything wrong other than be a complete hypocrite and winning the Gold Cup for being as corrupt as those he has previously accused. But sure he’s a politician. Continue reading

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