r/ireland • u/HiCarumba • 3d ago
ANNOUNCEMENT Important: r/Ireland will be going dark from June 12th to 14th in protest against Reddits API changes.
This post is following on from yesterdays Poll asking if the sub should join in the protest against Reddits API changes that are soon to be implemented. After 24 hours of the poll running on the sub, there is overwhelming support (over 80%) for a sub blackout from the 12th to the 14th June. In light of this result, this sub will not be available to post or to view content (i.e. go private) from June 12th to 14th.
More action may follow on from this - please read below for a more detailed explanation of why this is happening and there's a good infographic that r/videos created explaining why this action is happening across Reddit subs.
What's going on?
A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader.
Even if you're not a mobile user and don't use any of those apps, this is a step toward killing other ways of customizing Reddit, such as Reddit Enhancement Suite or the use of the old.reddit.com desktop interface .
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.
What's the plan?
On June 12th, many subreddits will be going dark to protest this policy. Some will return after 48 hours: others will go away permanently unless the issue is adequately addressed, since many moderators aren't able to put in the work they do with the poor tools available through the official app. This isn't something any of us do lightly: we do what we do because we love Reddit, and we truly believe this change will make it impossible to keep doing what we love.
The two-day blackout isn't the goal, and it isn't the end. Should things reach the 14th with no sign of Reddit choosing to fix what they've broken, we'll use the community and buzz we've built between then and now as a tool for further action.
What can you do as a user?
Complain. Message the mods of r/reddit.com, who are the admins of the site: message /u/reddit: submit a support request: comment in relevant threads on r/reddit, such as this one, leave a negative review on their official iOS or Android app- and sign your username in support to this post.
Spread the word. Rabble-rouse on related subreddits. Meme it up, make it spicy. Bitch about it to your cat. Suggest anyone you know who moderates a subreddit join the coordinated mod effort at r/ModCoord.
Boycott and spread the word...to Reddit's competition! Stay off Reddit entirely on June 12th through the 13th- instead, take to your favorite non-Reddit platform of choice and make some noise in support!
Don't be a jerk. As upsetting this may be, threats, profanity and vandalism will be worse than useless in getting people on our side. Please make every effort to be as restrained, polite, reasonable and law-abiding as possible.
What can you do as a moderator?
Join the coordinated effort over at r/ModCoord
Make a sticky post showing your support, A template has been created here you can use or modify to your liking, and be sure to crosspost it to r/ModCoord.
Thank you for your patience in the matter,
r/ireland • u/StarvingB • 8h ago
Didn’t think you were allowed to ride e-bikes on the M50
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r/ireland • u/ocofaigh • 14h ago
Satire Seeing the in-store sale creep upwards
META It's hilarious that Reddit censored a post about giving up smoking because it used the word "fags"
r/ireland • u/Affectionate_Scar438 • 21h ago
Happy Out A week off the fags today
Never thought I could do it but just went total cold turkey this day last week. No specific date in mind I just finished a box and went fuck this I’m done
Pros: Hangovers are way less painful. Never attributed smoking to worse hangovers but there ya have it Exercise tolerance feels like it has doubled already (probably hasn’t but I guess I can breathe easier) Not wasting money every other day I don’t smell bad any more ha ha!
Cons: Can’t sleep Nose won’t stop running Coughing an awful lot Throat is sore
I am sure the cons will all go away over time and I’m still buzzing a bit over the whole thing so happy Friday to all!!!
r/ireland • u/NotAGynocologistBut • 14h ago
Does anyone remember this episode of Father Ted.
Father tries to give up fags for lent but is constantly bombarded with reminders.
r/ireland • u/PoppedCork • 12h ago
News A Kildare woman who injured her partner after discharging a shotgun when she discovered he was having an affair has been given a two-year suspended jail sentencetwitter.com
r/ireland • u/ParaMike46 • 18h ago
Christ On A Bike The state of Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin City Centre
r/ireland • u/Head_of_the_Internet • 14h ago
Cyclists in Italy to be forced to have insurance, number plates and indicators under new lawnews.sky.com
r/ireland • u/bernie_been • 15h ago
At least we have Gresham House
r/ireland • u/DanDangerx • 9h ago
Happy Out Donegalgallery
I forget how beautiful some of these points on this island are. Then I remember how insignificant the irratations and annoyances of daily life are.
r/ireland • u/6e7u577 • 13h ago
Irish Luas Driver Takes Home Gold At European Tramdriving Championshipstodayfm.com
r/ireland • u/LimerickJim • 11h ago
Does anyone know where I could buy an OG copy of these log tables that were discontinued in the mid 2000s
r/ireland • u/OkCommon7066 • 9h ago
Moaning Michael If you value yourself never work with Bank of Ireland call centre, treated in a demeaning way and very low pay for the job it is and with a highly profitable company. Call centres are hell in general don't recommend or believe the fake positive reviews
r/ireland • u/bulmerskingofciders • 8h ago
Happy Out The home view
r/ireland • u/Altruistic_Ear4950 • 21h ago
Cost of Living/Energy Crisis Which? reports Tesco to CMA over pricing of Clubcard offerstheguardian.com
Related to Ireland as similar investigating needs to take place here
r/ireland • u/J_PAM19 • 7h ago
History Gaelic Nobility Lineage
So I hadn't realised that there is Gaelic nobility that exists to this day, so thought it would be fun to see how far back I could trace the lineage (I was bored). Turns out I was able to go all the way back to Adam 🙂 Here is what I found (obvioisly a lot of it is based on legends and myths the further back it goes):
Desmond Roderic O'Conor, O'Conor Don (1938-)
Denis Armar O'Conor, O'Conor Don (1912-2000)
Charles William O'Conor (1878-1963)
Denis Maurice O'Conor, O'Conor Don (1840-1883)
Denis O'Conor, O'Conor Don (1794-1847)
Owen O'Conor, O'Conor Don (1763-1831)
Denis O'Conor, O'Conor Don (1732-1804)
Charles O'Conor of Belanagare (1710-1791)
Denis 'Donnchadh Liath' O'Conor, O'Conor Don (1674-1750)
Charles 'Cathal Óg' O'Conor, O'Conor Don (1633-1694)
Cahill 'Cathal Óg' O'Conor (abt.1587-1634)
Sir Hugh O'Conor, O'Conor Don (unknown-abt.1632)
Dermot O'Conor, O'Conor Don (unk.-abt.1585)
Carbery O'Conor, O'Conor Don (1475-1546)
Owen Caoch O'Conor, O'Conor Don (abt.1450-1485)
Felim Geancach O'Conor, O'Conor Don (bef.1406-1474)
Turlough Óg O'Conor, O'Conor Don (bef.1356-1406)
Hugh O'Conor, King of Connacht (abt.1330-1356)
Turlough O'Conor, King of Connacht (bef.1302-1342)
Hugh O'Conor, King of Connacht (bef.1274-1309)
Owen O'Conor, King of Connacht (abt.1244-1274)
Rory O'Conor (unk.-1244)
Áedh ua Conchobhair, King of Connacht (1180- 1228)
Cathal Craobhdearg ua Conchobhair, King of Connacht (1150-1224)
Toirdhealbhach Mór ua Conchobhair, King of Connacht, High King of Ireland (abt.1088-1156)
Ruaidhrí na Soighe Buidhe ua Conchobhair (abt.1055-1118)
Áedh in Gai Bernaig ua Conchobhair, King of Connacht (abt.1030-1067)
Tadhg in Eich Gil ua Conchobhair, King of Connacht (abt.995-1030)
Cathal mac Conchobhair, King of Connacht (abt.970-1010)
Conchobhair Connacht mac Tadhg, King of Connacht (abt.954-973)
Tadhg of the Three Towers mac Cathal, King of Connacht (abt.920-956)
Cathal mac Conchobhair, King of Connacht (unknown-abt.925)
Conchobhair mac Tadg Mór, King of Connacht (abt.805-882)
Tadg Mór mac Muirgius (abt.780-810)
Muirgius mac Tommaltaig, King of Connacht (abt.760-815)
Tommaltach mac Murgail (abt.740-800)
Murgal mac Indrechtaig (abt.690-755)
Indrechtach mac Muiredaig, King of Connacht (abt.670-723)
Muiredach Muillethan mac Fergusso, King of Connacht (abt.650-702)
Fergus mac Rogallaig (abt.620-654)
Rogallach mac Uatach, King of Connacht (abt.590-649)
Uatu mac Áedo, King of Connacht (abt.550-600)
Áed mac Eochaid Tirmcharna, King of Connacht Uí Briúin (abt.504-577)
Echu Tirmcharna mac Fergusso, King of Connacht Uí Briúin (abt.477-556)
Fergus mac Muiredaig, King of Connacht Uí Briúin (abt.425-504)
Muiredach Mal mac Eogain, King of Connacht Uí Briúin (abt.405-500)
Eogan Sreibh mac Duaig, King of Connacht (abt.390-465)
Duach Galach mac Brióin, King of Connacht (abt.375-aft.425)
Brión mac Echach Muigmedóin, King of Connacht (abt.350-425)
Eochaid Mugmedón mac Muiredaig, High King of Ireland (abt.325-365)
Muiredach Tirech mac Fiachaid, High King of Ireland (abt.280-326)
Fiacha Sraibhtine mac Cairbre, High King of Ireland (abt.255-306)
Cairbre Lifeachaire, High King of Ireland (abt.230-284)
Cormac Ulfada mac Airt, High King of Ireland (abt.195-266)
Art Óenfher mac Cuinn, High King of Ireland (abt.152-195)
Conn Cétchathach, High King of Ireland (unknown-abt.157)
Fedlimid Rechtmar, High King of Ireland (abt.80AD-119)
Túathal Techtmar, High King of Ireland (abt.56AD-106)
Fiacha Finnolach, High King of Ireland (abt.30AD-56AD)
Feradach Finnfechtnach, High King of Ireland (abt.7AD-36AD)
Crimthann niadh Náir, 100th High King of Ireland (unknown)
Lugaid Sriab nDerg, High King of Ireland (abt.34BC-8BC)
Findemna mac Echdach
Eochaid Feidlech, High King of Ireland
Finn, High King of Ireland
Fionnlogh, High King of Ireland
Rogen Ruad, High King of Ireland
Essamain Emna, High King of Ireland (abt.318BC-unk.)
Blathnachta, High King of Ireland
Labraid Lorc, High King of Ireland
Enna Aignech, High King of Ireland
Óengus Tuirmech Temrach, High King of Ireland
Eochaid Ailtlethan, High King of Ireland
Ailill Caisfiaclach, High King of Ireland
Connla Cáem, High King of Ireland
Irereo Fáthach, High King of Ireland
Meilge Molbthach, High King of Ireland
Cobthach Cóel Breg, High King of Ireland
Úgaine Mór, 66th High King of Ireland
Eochu Buadach, (disputed) High King of Ireland
Dui Ladrach, High King of Ireland
Fíachu Tolgrach, High King of Ireland
Muiredach Bolgrach, High King of Ireland
Siomón Brecc, High King of Ireland
Áedan Glas, High King of Ireland
Nuadu Finn Fáil, High King of Ireland
Gíallchad, 37th High King of Ireland
Ailill Olcháin, (disputed) High King of Ireland
Sírna Sáeglach, High King of Ireland
Demal mac Rothechtaid, High King of Ireland
Rothechtaid mac Main, High King of Ireland
Maen, High King of Ireland
Óengus Olmucaid, High King of Ireland
Fíachu Labrainne, High King of Ireland
Tigernmas, High King of Ireland
Follach, High King of Ireland
Ethriel, High King of Ireland
Irial Fáid, High King of Ireland
Érimón, (partial) High King of Ireland (north)
Bilé, King of Galicia
Breogán, King of Galicia
Brath, King of Galicia
Deaghata, King of Gothia
Arcadh, King of Gothia
Alladh, Lord of Gothland
Nuadhat, Lord of Gothland
Nenuall, King of Gothia
Febric Glas, King of Gothia
Agnan Fionn, King of Gothia
Heber Glunfionn, King of Gothia
Lamhfionn, Prince of Scythia
Agnon, Prince of Scythia
Tait, King of Scythia
Ogaman, King of Scythia
Baouman, King of Scythia
Heber Scut, (disputed) King of Scythia
Sruth, Prince of Egypt
Asruth, (uncertain) Prince of Egypt
Gaodhal Glas, Prince of Egypt
Niul Nemnach, King of Scythia
Phœniusa Farsaidh, King of Scythia
Bathath Farsaidh, King of Scythia
r/ireland • u/thatfatbastard001 • 10h ago
Satire Harp Lager-- Time Travel Ad from 1992youtu.be
r/ireland • u/YakSelect9388 • 13h ago
Does anyone remember the huge Country Spring drums of drinks?
Feel like drum is the correct description of the 5 litre behemoths.
Available in cola, orange and lemon and lime, if memory serves.
r/ireland • u/Sheggert • 22h ago
Who knew Putin was a hurler?
r/ireland • u/gig1922 • 21h ago
Careful now 12% of Irish doctors have experimented with cocaineimt.ie
r/ireland • u/MollyPW • 17h ago
Dursey reconnected as Ireland's only cable car reopensrte.ie
r/ireland • u/_R3N3G4D3 • 7h ago
Meme Playing as Ireland, is there a way for me to get northern Ireland back diplomatically?
r/ireland • u/Earthshock1 • 15h ago
Careful now Lads would ye stop hitting the bridges with your carsgallery
r/ireland • u/Effective_Tiger_1485 • 20h ago
Irish Estate Agents - a threat to rant and moan
After the post yesterday by that poor innocent buyer who got dicked around by his estate agent, it's time to have a real think about this profession.
Irish estate agents are just professional liars. Ask them anything about a house, they'll just lie through their teeth and tell you whatever you want to hear. You can't take a word they say seriously. And they have near-complete immunity. The cunts just get away with it.
I called it a "profession" here. What are their qualifications? Lying all their lives I'd say. What is their regulatory body? Jesus is their regulatory body (and the PRAI).
Biggest joke ever are the "valuers". Irish redditors of a more mature persuasion might recall what happened whenever Sean Dunne bought the Jurys Ballsbridge Hotel at the height of the boom. Sean asked his girlfriend of the time, socialite Gayle Killilea, to pick a number between 80 and 240 for a big surprise. Gayle thought he was going to buy her diamonds or something and picked 240 so Sean made a bid of €240million on the hotel - about 4 or 5 times what it was worth. There were emergency meetings in the Ulster Bank credit committee that night. One problem was that the Credit Committee couldn't get a loan without a professional "independent" valuation. A professional "independent" valuation was obtained that very night, low and behold for the very amount that Gayle had picked at random. This valuer was one of the top estate agents in Dublin, his name made the valuation watertight - fucking of course he was one of the top estate agents in Dublin.
These thick, lazy cunts get paid more than the solicitors do. Having reviewed what I've written above, I'd love to be one. How do I do that? I just decide I'm an estate agent now?
Anyway, that's the end of my opinion piece. Feel free to add your own below.
r/ireland • u/FrostyOdinson • 13h ago
For those doing the Leaving Cert, what the fuck was Higher Maths Paper 1?
Easily one of if not the worst paper one I've ever done. Without exaggeration, every single person I spoke to said it was horrible, even the smartest people in my year found it way too difficult.