Well, folks, we can look forward to far more cyclists on the roads, over a far greater area of Dublin, as Dublin Bike expands its services to more sites, while Fingal County Council, announces a planned rollout of a Bike Sharing scheme in the Dublin 15 area. the later having some very distinguishing  and different features from the Dublin Bike services !

The one thing both of these schemes have in common is a requirement for a person to sign up to these schemes with their personal details. Another thing both schemes have in common is a total failure to take any form of responsibility to ensure their clients are suitable persons, properly informed as to their  (the clients ) responsibilities in the use of the equipment supplied by these bikes schemes!

Now if a person wishes to purchase a firearm, that person goes to a gunsmith, selecting the weapon of their choice, giving their personal details leaves the required monies with the gunsmith, as also the selected firearm. Then the purchaser processed to apply for a firearm license and it is only when the purchaser is actually in possession of that firearm license, are they permitted to take physical possession of the said firearm!

Now here at, the word on the street, feels the question to be asked, is why cannot a similar system be operated in respect of, Fingal and Dublin Bike, as also Bicycles sales outlets. Should they not be required to withhold their products, services from their clients, until they, the clients, can produce  a pass  certificate for a test of their  appropriate knowledge and understanding of the Rules of the Road before they, the suppliers of  the goods  and or services, releasing such goods  or services to their  clients.


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Referendum  2018, is coming to a ballot box near you soon, well relatively soon!              So the campaigning  bandwagons, of all various shades of opinion, for and against, the proposed  question being put to the citizens of this Republic will be expressing their viewpoints, on Television and Radio, Billboards, Newspapers, Magazines and whatever else they feel may convince the majority of the rightfulness of their given cause and to get out and vote accordingly

streetdogs.bloc the word on the street, has  observed that so many successful campaigns, in so many  nations, on so many  diverse  subjects, have enhanced the promotion, awareness, and indeed a fuller understanding  of the issues of their proposition(s), by the public at large, by the use of a campaigning  song, which of course should be with the proper consents of the rightful owners  of the said song! the word on the street, would suggest, that a most suitable and indeed appropriate song for Referendum 2018, would be the song that sums up all the issues so well, that song being,  WHAT ABOUT US,  co-written by PINK, JOHNNY McDAID, and STEVE MAC.

So readers, what do you think? would this be a good idea for a campaigns song?           Can this notion truly come to pass? Let the word on the street  and those who are actually  involved in the campaigns  of Referendum  2018 know what your views are on this or any other suitable  campaign song


So it seems a referendum on at least one issue is upon us this year possibly as early as May!   We say at least one issue, because there are people who feel this would be an appropriate opportunity for other important issues to be put before the people of this State, by way of referenda! These include amongst others, the Constitutional and statutory right to a Home.  the Constitutional and Statuary right to a Vote at the age of Sixteen years.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Now in respect of the latter proposition, it is assumed that those who proposed and support the proposal, do so on the grounds that a sixteen-year-old person is mature, intellectually, socially,  emotionally and of sound economic understanding, to pass judgement on the suitability  of  several candidates and of those candidates  own or party policies, as also the impact of those policies  at home and abroad!

Could this constitute, on the grounds of logical thinking, a question as to why a Sixteen-year-old person, cannot purchase cigarettes, alcoholic drinks and cannot be charged under the Roads Traffic Acts for not wearing a seatbelt in a motorcar? or will all things change?

Perhaps those who support the proposition might give us all, the benefits of their viewpoint and of course, other readers comments are equally welcome! the word on the street join your community voice to others here

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Is it not very obvious that our new Democratic guardians (Citizens Assembly ) brief is less than a vehicle for serious democratic improvements and more in the vain of Rome’s elites bread and circus distractions of the masses!

How about the idea, that in this year of referendums fever, some thought might be given to the notion, that the seat occupied by a TD, is actually the property of the Citizens of the Nation, and not that of individual  TD’S, their families or Party!

Can it really be considered, truly democratically satisfactory for any given TD or their families to keep sway over the privilege of public representation for forty years? surely the citizens of this modern progressive society would be best served by placing limits on the number of consecutive terms that a TD is allowed to serve!

Question is, are there others who would see this as a suitable and desirable subject for a referendum, would welcome viewpoints from all persons interested in this and similar ideas, as how to improving  Public Representation, turkeys voting for Christmas are especially welcome!


Is MyTaxi Making Sense of Your Cents?

A friend of my mine was talking to me about her Mytaxi credit card account, commenting that every time she orders a Taxi on the app. before the app allows the summoning of a Taxi, she is charged 50c., not a large amount but the lady say’s there is nothing to her knowledge, in the terms & conditions when she signed up to use her card on  the app and that it is being done without her consent !

Speaking to Taxi Drivers providing their service  via the Mytaxi app, they say the 50c, charge is a charge sent out against the card before the provision of a service, to check the card is still valid  and accepting Mytaxi charges,  and that this 50c charge is refunded to the customer’s account at the end of the processing of the fare on the credit card!

Speaking to my friend about this aspect of the 50c, the lady claims, that she has not any 50c refunded to her account in all the time she has been using the app and that her account commenced the time that Halo began. In light of what the Taxi drivers with Mytaxi had to say about this, I suggested that she should complain to Mytaxi and invoice them for the total gross value of the outstanding non-refunded 50c. Her retort to this was,  Mytaxi were quite happy that all of their customers, would just let this matter go.

One is given to wonder, what view Mytaxi has on the sense this 50c  subject?, the word on the street, received a comment from a reader, NotAName who states that the 50c is refunded, but Mytaxi customers can expect this to take up to the three days to appear on their account!


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