2018 a year almost upon us................ Predictions for year

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Ok these were 2017
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Ireland
Nothing great with more of the same and minimum 2 by elections not won by Govt parties
Leo makes a move to oust Kenny and fall flat on his face.

UK
Brexit causes major issues with at least 2 reshuffles and a number of dismissals
Corbyn continues and drives Labour into the ground.
Prince Charles becomes King following death of his mother, press demands he step aside.

France
Le Pen narrowly misses being elected.
FN win 40 plus seats in Parliment

US
Trump has a good start in first 6 months but inflighting in US Intelligence and a major attack with loss of life >100 on US soil.
US economy booms.

Europe
Sanctions against Russia get toned down dramatically.
General easing of tension is positive economically across EU.
Major Earthquakes/Volcano in Italy kills thousands.
Merkel replaced in Germany

Middle East
Syria war reduces in scope as US pulls its support.
Qatar / Saudi funding of Sunnis in Anbar province in Iraq cause major war.
Attempt by Saudi's to incorporate causes shias in Saudi to rise up.
Yemen............... Saudis pull out after humiliating losses as west forced to pull its support.
Iran...............Iran/Israel/Russia and US agree a mutual deal that makes everybody content, not happy but content.

Asia
US 2 China policy causes issues with implications for US treasury debt as China offloads.

Sport
Dublin & Kilkenny win All Irelands against Kerry and Tipperary
Chelsea win Premier league by 10 points
Ireland qualify for WC2018 by winning group
Ireland win 6 Nations

Alien spacecraft enter atmosphere but then leaves
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Good job I didn't bet on much.
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Now for 2018

Ireland

GE in May with inconclusive result
Country still growing strongly
Housing costs still an issue
Dublin to win 4 in a row and Tipp to win All Ireland

UK

May limps from crisis to crisis before GE in June
Hung parliment
Major establishment figure outed in Paedophile scandal.

US
Trump still President
Mid Terms provide zero change as strong economy keep voters happy.
Major Islamic terrorist incident with many lives lost
US $ struggles as BRICS countries moved well away from it
Bitcoin collapses as the bubble it is.

China
Major incident with Taiwan will military involvement
North Korea calms down after China gets involved
US Destroyer fires on Chinese Naval vessel which retaliates with damage
on both sides.

Russia
Putin relected despite US interference
Germany win World Cup

Middle East
Saudi Crown Prince assasinated from within

Boeing X-37 Space plane revealed as a resupply vessel to a mission on Mars which already landed.

Alien incursion with substantial loss of life
 


between the bridges

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Brexit enables the return of the Empire....
 

toughbutfair

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Muslims and Jews to kill each other over who owns the sand in Israel/Palestine
Migrant men to try to get into Europe claiming they are fleeing terror , leaving their wives and children behind
RTÉ and the media to use “crises” in a headline at least once a week
N.Korea continues to build nukes
Bitcoin continuing to confuse me
 

Nebuchadnezzar

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Michael O’Leary to be replaced as CEO of Ryanair by Father McVerry.
 

storybud1

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The writers of the next Star Wars movie will be as utterly sh1te as the last half dozen (including the current one)

Some bright spark may mention that we don't have a homeless crisis but a wave of drunks plus a free housing policy for people not from Ireland and that McVerry is a spoofer selling some crap (scrub that, won't happen)

Bob Geldofs ego finally collapses in on itself and creates a mini black hole just outside his 10 mill mansion in Faversham, the poor did not notice,,

U2 find some of their old unreleased songs from the 80s and 90s , spruce them up and people start listening to them again. Larry said he couldn't be arsed touring so he went back to plan A, make good stuff and flog it,

Leo marries Mickey Dee in a civil ceremony on a boat in the Liffey surrounded by floating flower petals and RTE proclaim that day is a national holiday for anyone that is not a Straight White guy, (the BBC are sick they beat them to it)
 

PC Principle

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Irish people will keep telling the world how to run their countries.

While failing miserable at their own.

And still won’t be able to figure out how to pay for water.

Betcha.
 

Round tower

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2018 will be a better year for me than 017 but that could not be hard, in 017

2 national school classmates died including best friend for over 45 years
2 that went to college with me also died
Still unemployed despite applying for a couple hundred jobs during the year
Mayo lost by throwing away another All Ire. football final
Our local junior soccer club got relegated
ROI failed to qualify for the WC in Russia next year
Ire. did not get to host the 023 rugby world cup
 

toughbutfair

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Pop stars to continue to say that they are no longer “Irish “ as they were when there was a tax exemption on artists income but are now international, well Dutch (low tax). However, they’ll continue to tell us how the government should give away the tax money.

Tv3 champions of the people to continue eating in the most expensive restaurants in the country .
 

devoutcapitalist

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The rot with Trump continues. Continued gradual slide in polls. No crash and burn for the moment. US authority further declines. Possible attack on North Korea to shore up support.
Even Trump would not be mad enough to attack North Korea.
 

Hillmanhunter1

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Trump will wage war on somebody, he will need to distract from the Russia investigation and he likes his war toys.

There will be an election in the UK, Corbyn will be PM, Brexit will grind to a halt.

No election in Ireland.

Houthis will land a missile in Dubai.
 

statsman

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Brexit will move on from its current shambolic state and achieve total chaos. GEs in both Ireland and the UK, resulting in an FG/SF coalition here and a Lab government there. Trump to step down for 'health reasons'.
 

Disillusioned democrat

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Irish people will keep telling the world how to run their countries.

While failing miserable at their own.

And still won’t be able to figure out how to pay for water.

Betcha.
It's not a prediction when it's mandated in the constitution, dammit.
 

derryman

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Brexit will move on from its current shambolic state and achieve total chaos. GEs in both Ireland and the UK, resulting in an FG/SF coalition here and a Lab government there. Trump to step down for 'health reasons'.
Can you give guarantees on that?
 


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