DVA threats

It seems republicans of different hues are beginning to obsess about car-related issues. While a SF MLA urged a (peaceful) campaign against SatNav maps, there was a much more sinister turn of events when the CIRA issued threats to Driver and Vehicle Agency workers (and customs officers) at a republican commemoration at the week-end.

  • “It seems republicans of different hues are beginning to obsess about car-related issues.”

    f_d, I put up a car-related link the other day – “Sammy Wilson on speed” – and AFAIK Sammy isn’t a republican ..

  • Garibaldy

    Totally disgusting, anti-worker action, typical of the arrogance and authoritarian nature of these tinpot militarists.

  • Paul McMahon

    Wonder if they’re now going to issue threats against doctors, nurses, postal workers, priests/ministers for doing the same thing?

  • heck

    FD

    I followed the links on SatNav but could’nt see what the issue is. Can you provide and explanation of supply a link.

  • earnan

    I don’t understand it? Why would these relics from the past want to threaten DVA workers???

    What is SatNav??

    In any event, these people are deluded and moronic. This isn’t 1972, get over it.

  • wild turkey

    ‘The threat was issued in a statement read by a masked man at the unveiling of a monument last Saturday near the Co Fermanagh border in Mullan, Co Cavan.’

    Ah yes, the pillowcase boys again.

    Questions

    1. Is there a full and accurate transcript of the statement? I only ask out of humility as from time to time there is a need for inspirational statements to stiffen the spine

    2. Is there a particularly virulent and nasty poitin that circulates in the Fermanagh/Cavan border on Friday nites?

    3. Although my kids have a wide and excessive range of kids DVDs, they also like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Just who are these guys?

  • fair_deal

    heck

    In terms of links its already there on the previous thread (For some reason the security system won’t allow me to put a direct hyperlink in my comment weird)

    Here is the relevant quote from the article

    Cllr McElduff also said that there are many ways to “erase partition” referring to SatNavs and UCAS forms.

    “We should not have to enter our nationality as British and we should lobby and tell these companies that, when referring to the fictional state of Northern Ireland, the occupants are Irish.

  • Concerned Loyalist

    “there was a much more sinister turn of events when the CIRA issued threats to Driver and Vehicle Agency workers (and customs officers) at a republican commemoration at the week-end”………………………………………..

    The Continuities have got to be the stupidest, most delusional and dim-witted joke of an organisation in the history of paramilitarism on this island. These civil servants they spout off about are just trying to earn a living and can never, even in the most warped of republican minds, be described as “combatants”.

    To target these innocent people show just how mentally retarded these fuckwits are. An Ireland Of Equals eh? You’ve got to be having a laugh, elements of republicanism won’t even allow the man and woman on the street to go about their jobs without vile intimidation!

  • billie-Joe Remarkable

    According to PA “In a GHQ Statement released in Dublin last night the splinter group claimed civil servants would be hub-capped.”

  • heck

    FD
    I assume you are talking about GPS navigation systems in cars. Is this correct? I don’t live in Nor Iron anymore but the one in my car works across borders.

    I still don’t know what the issue is. Roaming charges for Cell phones I understand -and agree-get rid of the border-but what has SatNav to do with the border

  • fair_deal

    Heck

    Yes GPS navigation systems. They do indeed work across borders. My assumption from the comments was that the programming of some systems involves someone in NI saying they are in the UK or that they are british and that McElduff objects to this.

  • Garibaldy

    Certainly the Andytown News has reported (via Squinter IIRC) that satnavs on sale in Belfast did not function across the border, but that may a separate issue to what was being discussed.

  • I can just hear wee Barry as he crosses the border with his sat nav on “You are now entering British Northern Ireland” – DOH! smacks the dashboard…….

    wait a minute…

    who actually uses sat nav in Northern Ireland – i mean come on…

    perhaps a tourist – who couldn’t care less what the sat nav lady says as longs as they get where they’re going.

  • earnan

    These people are ridiculous