1. Josephine B

    Karl. You a e so funny!m I am also always entertained by academics who cannot be told by anyone . It says so much about them. I see so many people with very advanced degrees like PhD’s but they are financially poor. You know that anyway!

  2. Hi Josephine,

    To be fair I am a big fan of academics, but when you get told that you are flat out ‘wrong’ as I was you only make your situation worse by saying ‘I know I’m right’ so sometimes you have to rest in the knowledge that you weren’t and get on with things!

    Thanks for commenting, come back again soon!

  3. N. Kelly

    I thought she was doing a great job when I listened into the show, but then seeing this information it seems she didn’t have a clue and was more concerned with saying that you were wrong than with making sure the truth got out.

    She did herself and PRTB a dis-service, like you said, sometimes you have to be happy to be right but not everybody gets to know that


  4. Hi Noel,

    I got two visitors! Things must be looking up! lol…

    To be honest I would rather have had the chance to illuminate the point with the listeners involved rather than try to justify it afterwards, I had read the stats and checked them before going in (I research everything before I do any show) but didn’t print off the page so I couldn’t source it definitively when asked, that was a mistake.

    Won’t happen again!

  5. bazzer88

    agree wit Noel, when she says it on the main clip it sounds like you are getting blasted out of it. But when you see the figure in real life n listen back u realise she is just a person who can’t admit she is wrong or even willing to consider a different view. Why should she care? On the board of a few quangos and paid by d state for a living?

    Keep it up Karl, you are about d last honest person in the press

  6. @baz lol, I’m not often right but I am often honest! Doing my best, and I’m glad that there are folks out there who appreciate it. I don’t think Threshold is a quango btw – just to keep the argument fair!

    come by again soon!

  7. Ronan

    On the first issue, it is essentially financial innumeracy. Sadly, I am not surprised that someone seeking a PHD should be so ignorant.

    On the second issue you are correct again, but I have a feeling Aideen may have failed to communicate her point accurately, or else again she is misinformed or got muddled up on air (I haven’t been able to actually listen to the recordings!).

    My reading of the (atrocious) RTA 2004, is that no, you can’t just sub-let. But if you find someone to sub-let to and the landlord refuses the request, as they are entitled to do as you note, then you can servce notice of termination of your lease agreement. This is the “out” most tenants are after, and is covered in section 186 (2) of the RTA 2004. But you remain factually correct – for an actual sub-let to occur requires the landlord’s consent.


  8. Ronan

    I don’t know how the word “financial” got into my opening sentence 🙂

  9. @Ronan,

    I sure do wish you were there on the day! If you want to hear the clip I mentioned they are embedded in the blog-post, or you can get the soundfile on the right, at the moment it’s the top one (see the description) from August 30th. Thanks for coming by and commenting!
    see ya round’ here again soon I hope

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