Control your disappointment @Fitzy


Ah lovely, it’s a start.


Hopefully, they commence demo works, unannounced, some idle Sunday afternoon.


I can do some cheap Semtex for you, I have a friend of a friend who may not need it anymore.


Same lad trying to blow up those chimney stacks in Parramatta?


Non, this lad in Parra is a loyalist clearly, poor job.


Have you been following this one @Fitzy? More than a touch of the Padraig Nally about it.


I have been mate. Fuck him, he had broken into someone’s house. I would have killed the fucker too. Charging yer man with murder is unavoidable I suppose, but I can’t see him ever being convicted of it. The family of the thieving prick is all over the meeja today banging on about what a nice bloke he was and how he had turned his life around. 360 degrees apparently, right back to his law breaking ways. Fuck him.


@Fitzy and @Chucks_Nwoko what’s the story with the new “lockout” rules introduced in Sydney. As I understand it, bars and clubs have to close their doors at 1:30am and have to shut up completely at 3am. There are protests in Sydney at this being an attack on personal freedom and Aussie culture. Meanwhile drink related hospital admissions and assaults are down a good bit. What’s the real story here?


First of all, the laws have been in place for over 2 years now. Secondly, it’s important to realise, only an area defined as the CBD entertainment precinct is covered by these laws. This area conveniently excludes the existing casino, and also the new casino currently in construction. Money talks. Nightlife has picked up in a lot of the hipster and beach 'burbs, as a result.

Pretty much. In addition to having even cuntier door staff, clubs n pubs in the precinct don’t admit anyone after 1.30 am and don’t serve alcohol after 3am. Off-licenses must shut by 10pm across the state which has drawn the ire of the casual drinker, who fancies a bottle of red after a late dinner.

It’s a nanny state on a whole new level.

Partially correct. Volume of crime is down in the precinct area. Guess why? Because there’s less people. Crime is up in the 'burbs. Guess why? Because the dickheads who can’t get in anywhere head here for more booze.

This is an excellent, if a little biased, summation of the matter, if you have the time.


In saying all that, I rarely find myself in the pub past midnight anyway, so i’m not too bothered. But if I was 23 and just off the boat again, I’d be feeling properly mugged off.


cheers bud


Can you still go to the Courthouse at 4am and then across to T2 for an early morning dance?


Courthouse has died a slow death since i arrived. Not much point in heading there before half one anyway.


Spent many a sunday morning in the courthouse and t2


anybody who lives in NSW is a chump


So the Govt allow the casinos to go on. Australians and their pokie machines, what a bunch of degenerates.


Watching that digital clock countdown those valuable sleeping hours before your alarm clock goes off


Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs has updated its travel advice on Ireland to warn of “tensions” ahead of the Easter Rising centenary.

“Tensions between dissident republicans and unionists have increased in the lead up to the centenary of the Easter Rising (24-29 April ),” it says.

“You should avoid all protests and demonstrations, including those associated with Northern Ireland, as they may turn violent,” the advice continues.

“Instances of civil disorder can rapidly escalate into violence and you should avoid them wherever possible, including through careful monitoring of the media and following the advice of local authorities,” according to its website.

In general terms, the level of alert has not changed for Ireland, with its government advising Australians to “exercise normal safety precautions”.

However, the advice also says conditions “can change suddenly”.

Ireland’s official State commemorations of the 1916 Rising centred on Easter, but the calender anniversary itself falls between April 24-29.

Separately, Australian travellers are warned that car theft and break-ins are increasing, especially in Dublin and tourist locations, and rental cars are particularly targeted. Credit card and ATM scams are becoming more common, it says.

The incidence of serious, violent crime is listed as “moderate”.

A spokesperson for the Irish Department of Transport & Tourism said it doesn’t comment on travel advice issued by other countries.

“When compared to the number of tourists entering the country, Ireland is a very safe destination and the rate of crime against tourists is quite low," it added.

Fáilte Ireland’s most recent Visitor Attitudes Survey saw 92pc of tourists list safety and security as one of their top reasons for visiting Ireland.

207,600 visitors from Australia and New Zealand came to Ireland in 2015, according to the CSO, up 9pc on the previous year.