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    Interesting article in today's Times re: a location in the November Whiskey area
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    Who is number 1?

  • #2
    Originally posted by The Prisoner View Post
    Interesting article in today's Times re: a location in the November Whiskey area
    Presume you are referring to this ?

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...253194781.html

    It' s a bit bizarre alright...
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    • #3
      How is it bizarre? Any EU company can bid for the contract. The Northern one came in cheaper and suited the DF better. Deal done.
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      • #4
        No such thing as "buy Irish" any more. Remember when the then tainiste said we should "shop around"? This is no different to the irish shopper heading to newry every christmas.
        If anything, the irish tradesmen should bring their prices down to compete. It would solve lots of problems.


        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Truck Driver View Post
          Presume you are referring to this ?

          http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...253194781.html

          It' s a bit bizarre alright...
          true enough! I wonder what it is though? more accom?
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          In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
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          He put a bullet through his brain.
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          • #6
            Sounds to me like the local company 'expected to get it' on the basis that they got a lot of this work before, and then were mightly peeved that they lost out. Tough. The taxpayer just got saved €40k, and the next time out, the bids will be starting lower.

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            • #7
              What ever happened to a united ireland, and our northern brothers.

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              • #8
                fair play to our northern brothers....better than our southern brothers ripping us off by min 40,000e if they got the contract!

                alot of service providers and business people still not getting the "lower your prices" idea yet.

                with money so tight now....people aren't concerned about buying irish, they'll buy from whoever is the most value. the tanaiste et all could start giving out that message instead
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                And the warrior whispers back "I am the storm".

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goldie fish View Post
                  No such thing as "buy Irish" any more. Remember when the then tainiste said we should "shop around"? This is no different to the irish shopper heading to newry every christmas.
                  If anything, the irish tradesmen should bring their prices down to compete. It would solve lots of problems.
                  Are 'tradesmen' from the 6 countys not Irish?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Border Bunny View Post
                    Are 'tradesmen' from the 6 countys not Irish?
                    It would depend on the view of the individual tradesmen, I know quite a few NI guys who do not see themselves as Irish in anyway
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                    • #11
                      the disparity in the minimun hourly wage

                      between both sides is alarming
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Buck View Post
                        true enough! I wonder what it is though? more accom?
                        Defence Forces sources said the contract would have been awarded by senior Army personnel because the armoury would have had to be designed “in house”. The sources said that once a contract is above €150,000, anybody in the EU can tender for it.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
                          the disparity in the minimun hourly wage

                          between both sides is alarming
                          And people wonder where the competitive component of our economy went?
                          Meh.

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                          • #14
                            If they gave the job to an Irish builder charging twice the price they would be giving out that money was being wasted.

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                            • #15
                              I would have done it for 20 grand more than the northen builder

                              I would then pay the northy to do it

                              pocket 10 grand and

                              bribe the council to the tune of 10 grand

                              the place would be built- the council get 10 K and so do I

                              be honest there is no losers in my scenario
                              Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                              Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                              The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                              The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                              The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                              Are full of passionate intensity.

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