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    Originally posted by Lang Spoon View Post
    Meanwhile keeping fucking Cattle farmers happy seems the priority of govt. fucking silage stinking grifters.
    Can you imagine if workers tried that, we'd be battered off the streets by the cops and if we tried it again, they'd have the army on to us.

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      Fionnan sheehan has been promoted sideways out of the editors job at the irish independent.

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        Shouldn't that be in the Irish Independent thread?

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          It would seem that Noel Grealish TD said considerably more than his prayers at that meeting at oughterard, claiming that while syrians and christians being persecuted in the middle east were legitimate refugees, africans were freeloading on the asylum system, which a) suggests a disturbing lack of knowledge of how people in the Direct provision live b) shows a remarkable lack of awareness of the variety of wars, civil conflicts, religious tensions etc that affect certain parts of what is a fucking unimaginably huge and diverse continent.

          It would seem that Noel has shown his true colours. The Only TD's who would say anything remotely positive about him were Michael Collins TD (ind) from West Cork, and Mattie fucking mcGrath, who decided to use the opportunity to praise Viktor Orban and his conservative attitude to migration. There's a good chance that I'm going to be seeing Mattie next weekend, and I am going to fucking melt his ear, but primarily by saying how disappointed my father is in him. First there was his bizarre obsession with controlling the sexual behaviour of young women, which in fairness, was always likely to be on the cards. It's the fascism that came as a bit of a surprise. The odd thing is that Mattie's main political base is the most diverse town in the fucking country.

          I had my eye on Noel Grealish anyway. One of the problems that my Mam has with selling up her home place, is that Apparently it is sitting on top of a huge ball of Molybdenum and there's talk of mining it. Now this is never going to happen for a wide variety of reasons, not least of which is that the idea of building a large mine on the Wild Atlantic Way, In the middle of one of Ireland's main tourist areas in the middle of areas of special conservation, where locals can't get planning permission for houses, and septic tanks have to come from the future, at the end of some of the narrowest, and twistiest roads in Europe, and right beside one of the main climate centres in the world......., and in an area where hostile locals burned out the police station in 2011....

          Anyway, all four local td's are against this. Even the Blueshirts, But Noel hasn't said anything. I find that fascinating.

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            Never trust an ex PD.

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              In further cultural philistinism, RTE is considering whether or not to axe Lyric FM, even though 2fm has served little purpose in recent decades, and Ryan Tubridy is still getting paid 495k per annum.

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                Originally posted by Lang Spoon View Post
                Never trust an ex PD.
                https://twitter.com/TheKavOfficial/status/1172806291590393856

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                  https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/...-38506835.html

                  can see a good few "non aligned"/unwhipped Indo Culchie TDs testing out the racist card.

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                    God knows how many FF/FG agree in private.

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                      Wouldn't put a spot of opportunist Nativism past North tipp Renzi AK-47 either.

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                        https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ted-and-beaten

                        So Sean Quinn and pals may be even dirtier bastards than even I thought possible. Between this and the Cowboys, fucking hell.

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                          Originally posted by Lang Spoon View Post
                          https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ted-and-beaten

                          So Sean Quinn and pals may be even dirtier bastards than even I thought possible. Between this and the Cowboys, fucking hell.
                          This is really quite extraordinary in a modern Western democracy. I mean this kind of stuff is being cracked down on in Southern Italy these days

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                            The Irish Simpsons Fans have launched a political party:

                            https://twitter.com/TheISFParty/status/1175134610369515521

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                              Originally posted by seand View Post

                              This is really quite extraordinary in a modern Western democracy. I mean this kind of stuff is being cracked down on in Southern Italy these days
                              This is a consequence of the decision to push Northern Ireland a bit to the background after the St Andrews Agreement, but a major downside of David Cameron's demand that he never wanted to hear about Northern Ireland again at the start of his premiership. Essentially one of the main ways to ensure peace, was to allow gangsters, masquerading as paramilitaries to do their racketeering and drug dealing without much interference. To the extent that the UDA is the biggest organized crime group (for certain values of organized) in the UK, and the cross border smuggling scum cunts shot a garda there two years ago.

                              Whatever else happens in Northern Ireland after this nonsense blows over, the PSNI need to come down on these groups like a wrathful god. That shit has to be hammered down on. Those people are a nightmare for their own communities, and a blight on the local economies. It's hard enough to run a small shop. It's even harder if you have to make regular payment to your local scumbag. This situation here seems to be about a refusal of the new owners of the quinn group to keep making whatever payoffs the old regime had to make to the local concerned community activists, and local legitimate businessmen.

                              I came across an interesting snippet about the Oughterard Direct provision centre. This isn't the first Direct provision centre in Oughterard. Right at the start of the programme, they put a load of asylum seekers in a closed down fishing lodge, out the camp road. They had to shut it down because it was a complete disaster. They were abandoned way out in the arse end of nowhere, with nothing to do, and they were in serious danger of getting run over on their walk into town. Nothing has happened in the last 18 years to make oughterard any more suitable a place for such a thing.

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                                Originally posted by The Awesome Berbaslug!!! View Post

                                This is a consequence of the decision to push Northern Ireland a bit to the background after the St Andrews Agreement, but a major downside of David Cameron's demand that he never wanted to hear about Northern Ireland again at the start of his premiership. Essentially one of the main ways to ensure peace, was to allow gangsters, masquerading as paramilitaries to do their racketeering and drug dealing without much interference. To the extent that the UDA is the biggest organized crime group (for certain values of organized) in the UK, and the cross border smuggling scum cunts shot a garda there two years ago.

                                Whatever else happens in Northern Ireland after this nonsense blows over, the PSNI need to come down on these groups like a wrathful god. That shit has to be hammered down on. Those people are a nightmare for their own communities, and a blight on the local economies. It's hard enough to run a small shop. It's even harder if you have to make regular payment to your local scumbag. This situation here seems to be about a refusal of the new owners of the quinn group to keep making whatever payoffs the old regime had to make to the local concerned community activists, and local legitimate businessmen.

                                I came across an interesting snippet about the Oughterard Direct provision centre. This isn't the first Direct provision centre in Oughterard. Right at the start of the programme, they put a load of asylum seekers in a closed down fishing lodge, out the camp road. They had to shut it down because it was a complete disaster. They were abandoned way out in the arse end of nowhere, with nothing to do, and they were in serious danger of getting run over on their walk into town. Nothing has happened in the last 18 years to make oughterard any more suitable a place for such a thing.
                                Surely the UDA have nothing on the DUP

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                                  reminder that some of us need subtitiles

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                                    I'm not sure which parts of Berba's unusually concise post needs explanation but here goes.

                                    UDA =paramilitary cunts

                                    GARDA = Irish police

                                    ST ANDREWS AGREEMENT = Anglo Irish peace talks

                                    OUGHTERARD = town in co Galway

                                    DIRECT PROVISION = Irish government attempt to house and look after asylum seekers.

                                    The main point of his post is that the Quinn group, one of the major insurance providers and a major employer in the border region, went tits up, and was bought by a multinational firm a few years ago. Last week, the chief executive of said multinational was kidnapped and very seriously assaulted by a group of masked men.

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                                      Paul Murphy quits Solidarity to form his own party, so the Irish left now comprises (from the centre out):

                                      Greens
                                      Labour
                                      Social Democrats
                                      Sinn Fėin
                                      Independents4Change
                                      Solidarity
                                      People Before Profit
                                      Paul Murphy Party

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                                        I see the Indo have chosen a flattering pic of Murphy in their article.

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                                            There's little more depressing than the perpetual fracturing egomaniacs of the Irish Trotskyist Left.

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                                              I'm just waiting for the Tommy Sheridan type accusations to surface around Perma Student smoulderin Passionate Socialist Boyd Barrett.

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                                                RTE must have a school where rural news reporters learn how to speak in that god awful depressing way. I could have sworn that report was Pascal Sheehy but it was apparently somebody else.
                                                Last edited by anton pulisov; 27-09-2019, 14:39.

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                                                  Toxic poxbucket Gemma O'Doherty strikes again.

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