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Re: the weather

Postby Snowhite » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:15 pm

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR TONIGHT ...............2 FEET OF SNOW EXPECTED



















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Re: the weather

Postby farmboy » Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:21 pm

:roll: you had us goin there for a mo snowy! :) Wouldnt be surprised if we do get the other two feet! :?
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Re: the weather

Postby grammer » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:16 am

HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA
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Re: the weather

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:38 am

Great one Snowy. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: the weather

Postby grammer » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:21 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Farmers in Co Cork have called on Cork County Council to re-consider its decision not to distribute grit to local communities, so that they can clear roads which the Council is not treating.

Road gritting - Health & Safety course is required in Cork to grit 2 of 2 Grit - Cork farmers want it distributed to local communities Play Stop Six One News: Farmers object to road gritting restrictions
Farmers in Cork have called on Cork County Council to re-consider its decision not to distribute grit to local communities, so that they can clear roads which the Council is not treating.

Cork County Council has said that it cannot supply grit to community groups because they have not been given the appropriate health and safety training to spread the grit safely.

A similar system is operating across the county bounds in Kerry without problems.

Grit has been given to local farmers to treat the minor roads which the council's gritting trucks simply cannot reach.

Kerry County Council has been operating 50 grit sites across Kerry this week and has no fears about health and safety there.

But at Coppeen in west Cork, ice-bound farmers are furious because Cork County Council is refusing to supply them with grit to treat their roads on health and safety grounds.

Cork County Council says it is trying to organise half-day health and safety courses for communities who want to clear their own roads.

The council cannot say when these courses will be in place but, there will be no free grit for these groups.
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Re: the weather

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:08 pm

Bureaucracy gone mad.
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Re: the weather

Postby Sinead » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:38 pm

Most definitely we have become a ruined state. How are the volunteers to get to the course if it is organised in this weather? Cork CO CO will have to grit the roads so the volunteers can get to the class! Farmers and householders were griting roads and paths for generations before Health & Safety was heard of. What a pity 'common sense' is not a saleable commodity.

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Re: the weather

Postby Holla » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:37 pm

Did you see the farmer on the rte news last eve he had helped pull over 30 trucks out of the snow all from the kindness of his heart it was great he should get an award
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Re: the weather

Postby Strum » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:26 am

I was wondering what anybody would need classes for Gritting? It just came up on the Radio there.
Meath Farmers phoned the coco to send a Gritter out to their area and were told that they were not a designated area,
so the bloke says fair enough, can we have some Grit and we'll do it ourselves then.
They were told that if they laid the Grit and there was an accident in the areas they laid it, they would be liable.
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Re: the weather

Postby Strum » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:27 am

Holla wrote:Did you see the farmer on the rte news last eve he had helped pull over 30 trucks out of the snow all from the kindness of his heart it was great he should get an award


Sound's like the Farmer who phoned in to the show.
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Re: the weather

Postby Strum » Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:08 pm

A headline on Entertainment.ie...

"Winter wonderland event in Donard Co. Wicklow canceled due to wintery conditions"


Hahahahaha! :lol:
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Re: the weather

Postby Snowhite » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:01 am

Strum wrote:A headline on Entertainment.ie...

"Winter wonderland event in Donard Co. Wicklow canceled due to wintery conditions"


Hahahahaha! :lol:



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a couple of snowy pics

Postby JENNY WREN » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:57 pm

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Re: a couple of snowy pics

Postby jordo » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:50 pm

Ahhhh Jenny, nice to hear from you again. Two lovely photos as usual. I hope all is well in your World. How are the birds coping with the cold snap?
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Re: the weather

Postby brandy » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:15 pm

Traning for next years Dancing on Ice :D :D

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Re: the weather

Postby Strum » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:12 pm

Haha Grammer. :D


Lovely pics Jenny. :D
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Re: the weather

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Dec 08, 2010 6:31 pm

Great pics folks. :D
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Re: the weather

Postby farmboy » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:16 pm

Sweet pics Jenny. 8-)
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Re: the weather

Postby grammer » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:57 pm

Whats the story now on Global Warming?????????
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Re: the weather

Postby jordo » Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:31 pm

Spend a couple of days here and you would soon find out that ANYTHING that shower introduced here by way of taxes is all a waste of time. Petrol at 2:70 dollars a GALLON. Plastic bags handed out in their millions at Supermarkets and we (the Royal 'we' often used here on this Site when talking about the Celtic Tiger) fell for it.
Remeber it started off as Global Warming, when this was disproved they changed it to Climate change so that covers EVERYTHING.
I was told ( by an Ex FF Councillor) when they decided to pull the plug on the present Government they said they would stay to see the budget through IF they got the carbon tax increased. How they are holding at 3% in the ratings is beyond me :roll:
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Re: the weather

Postby grammer » Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:44 pm

Hi jordo -
whats the weather like :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

FG and Labour are bullsxxting about changing everything when they get into power and then when cornered on direct questions will not answer--
just heard on the raadio -that the second stage of the Health Budget has been passed -

so so much for the opposition --
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Re: the weather

Postby Strum » Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:04 pm

I'm lost. :?



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Re: the weather

Postby grammer » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:28 am

well he and his tree hugging pals can ***@@@>>off -
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Re: the weather

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:22 pm

Garden yesterday morning
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Re: the weather

Postby grammer » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:09 pm

Gosh you did'nt get much snow down your way Denis :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
here real snow :mrgreen:

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