Compo for seeing the queen

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A senior Northern Ireland civil servant was paid £10,000 (€11,150) in compensation because he was offended at having to walk past portraits of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, it has emerged.

His complaints led to the portraits being replaced by a picture of the queen meeting Martin McGuinness, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and ex-IRA leader.




No reason was given, but we can assume that Hegarty doesn't mind a monthly cheque in sterling with a crown on it. Or was he trying it on?

This sounds like a promising new development in our compo culture, and so I was wondering what we can put in for, given that Higgins is - from de wesht - a "socialist" - a poet - of viking ancestry....
 


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i had to toast the queen once at an NI business dinner , that might worth a few bob?
 

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Y'see, after we get unity we would have every prod politician or tourist visiting dublin complaining about statues, flags, whatever, and expecting 10k extra per visit for their hurt feelings.

Of course there is bad historical baggage in our past, but we can't let it become part of our future. If we do, then "they" have won.

Also hegarty accepting 10k in compo for his upset is cheap at the price. If you're going to get properly worked up and upset about something, then it's gotta be worth millions.

You can't even buy a decent watch for 10k.
 

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Y'see, after we get unity we would have every prod politician or tourist visiting dublin complaining about statues, flags, whatever, and expecting 10k extra per visit for their hurt feelings.

Of course there is bad historical baggage in our past, but we can't let it become part of our future. If we do, then "they" have won.

Also hegarty accepting 10k in compo for his upset is cheap at the price. If you're going to get properly worked up and upset about something, then it's gotta be worth millions.

You can't even buy a decent watch for 10k.
The victims of historical abuse can't get the same amount of money.
And this guy has a top job in the supposedly independent "parades commission" which defines what is acceptable to each community.
 

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But best bit of the Lee Hegarty story is the pay-out was signed by (now, thankfully ex-) NI Secretary Theresa Villiers.

The Villiers family left their mark on Ireland over centuries. Retread five generations to find Ms Villiers' progenitor, the Hon. Edward Ernest Villiers (1806-1843). He was the brother of George William Villiers (1800-1870), known better to Irish history as the 4th Earl of Clarendon. If that name doesn't immediately ring memory bells, Clarendon was Lord Lieutenant of ireland between May 1847 and March 1852 — so the chief English official during the worst of the Famine.

Ms Villiers is a loud and proud Brexiteer.
 

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A very respected civil servant who is doing a wonderful job in his new promoted post.
 

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The victims of historical abuse can't get the same amount of money.
And this guy has a top job in the supposedly independent "parades commission" which defines what is acceptable to each community.
He's described as the commission's "accounting officer", so presumably a senior 'bean counter', with no control or influence over the PC's policy, which is in the hands of the seven independent commissioners.
They are doing a pretty good job at the minute, and have put manners on your pals, so we owe them a lot of gratitude. :)
 

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i had to toast the queen once at an NI business dinner , that might worth a few bob?
If ever this happens keep one eye down the table to see if any hands lift to pass over their glass of water when the toast is called :)

It is the old Stuart/Jacobean way of signalling the monarch 'across the water'. Only seen it once, myself.
 

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The victims of historical abuse can't get the same amount of money.
And this guy has a top job in the supposedly independent "parades commission" which defines what is acceptable to each community.
What about this person do you think would make him unfit to be on the parades commission?
 

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For a minute I wondered was this in the Political Humour section but alas this actually happened. :oops:
 

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A senior Northern Ireland civil servant was paid £10,000 (€11,150) in compensation because he was offended at having to walk past portraits of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, it has emerged.

His complaints led to the portraits being replaced by a picture of the queen meeting Martin McGuinness, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and ex-IRA leader.




No reason was given, but we can assume that Hegarty doesn't mind a monthly cheque in sterling with a crown on it. Or was he trying it on?

This sounds like a promising new development in our compo culture, and so I was wondering what we can put in for, given that Higgins is - from de wesht - a "socialist" - a poet - of viking ancestry....

Workplace Emblems Likewise there are certain symbols and emblems which, if their display is sanctioned within the workplace, may help create an environment that is perceived to be more welcoming to one community than the other, whether intended or not. These may include: • Posters, pictures, portraits and displays that contain or incorporate emblems more closely associated with one or other of the communities; or • Religious tracts and emblem


We are now heading for the time of not allowing any pictures or symbols in working environments.
 

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Workplace Emblems Likewise there are certain symbols and emblems which, if their display is sanctioned within the workplace, may help create an environment that is perceived to be more welcoming to one community than the other, whether intended or not. These may include: • Posters, pictures, portraits and displays that contain or incorporate emblems more closely associated with one or other of the communities; or • Religious tracts and emblem


We are now heading for the time of not allowing any pictures or symbols in working environments.
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Planners unveil the new decorative scheme for all state buildings in the North.
 

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theres a lad i work with is fierce ugly can i get compo for havin to look at him???? :D :D :D
 

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More to the point it means that places of work will have to be neutral. Do you think we should remove items or add items?
Obviously then any images or bunting featuring GaaRa players will need to be removed
 

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theres a lad i work with is fierce ugly can i get compo for havin to look at him???? :D :D :D
That,
My dear is what you call a mirror,
So your chances of getting compo are unlike yourself, mighty slim.
 


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