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5 votes to 3 out of 27 councillors?

 

I wonder did the publican membership have to declare an interest?

 

Absoultuely ridiculous decision. There is already an "acceptable" level of alcohol due to priests having to drink wine at any hatch, match or despatch.

 

 

And guess who owns a pub in Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry? The Healy-Rae's.

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If you cant go and have a couple of pints then drive home you are more likely to commit suicide?

 

 

All these old Kerry farmers are lonely you see. The only form of entertainment they have is telling "their stories and singing their songs" down the local.

 

Now why are they lonely? Well here's a picture of Mr Healy-Rae who proposed the motion -

 

Cllr_Danny_Healy-Rae1.jpg

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All these old Kerry farmers are lonely you see. The only form of entertainment they have is telling "their stories and singing their songs" down the local.

 

Now why are they lonely? Well here's a picture of Mr Healy-Rae who proposed the motion -

 

Cllr_Danny_Healy-Rae1.jpg

 

He looks like the rapey dad off 'This Is England'.

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There's an actual discussion to be had here but it seems adjusting the limit is a lot easier than addressing the question of people living in isolated rural communities.

Or they're too tight (no pun intended) to get a taxi back home, which would make infinitely more sense than getting behind the wheel yerself after a few pints.

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Or they're too tight (no pun intended) to get a taxi back home, which would make infinitely more sense than getting behind the wheel yerself after a few pints.

 

20 quid for a taxi to my nearest decent pub it's a lot of money if you're going there and back by cab. There's very real problems including rural suicide that warrants a discussion. Obviously improving rural transport links would help or encouraging pubs to put on mini buses with tax incentives to do so. But it's easier to say ah feck it and get in the car.

 

It's a real issue, the amount of time I spend behind drunk drivers and it's a concern, so is rural isolation

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to be fair...sometimes taxis arent exactly 10 a penny in the more remote rural areas.

 

Last time we used one we had to book our return on the way out and we booked the way out the day before. We're lucky with a small town not too far, about 15km, away.

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The guy they had on PM yesterday defending this was hilarious. "A collossal waste of police time" he called monitoring drink driving and said that the decrease in deaths on roads due to drink driving is akin to stopping and searching train passengers to search their bags for stolen goods. And then changed his tack to "well if you shot drink drivers by the roadside that would bring drink driving rates down, doesn't mean we should do it".

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A booze bus. Thing is, how many pubs have got anyone in them sober by the end of the night?

Unless the staff are drinking the profits, it could be a sideline money-spinner. And what's this about closing time OM? Rural pubs shut when the last one leaves. They wouldn't necessarily all leave at the same time, but a van or bus would do the job rightly. Miles apart or not, sure you wouldn't open til late the next day anyway with a few extra quid in your pocket.

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