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O'Brien steps down as Carlow manager

By Cian O'Connell Turlough O'Brien has stepped down as manager of the Carlow senior football team.The highly regarded O'Brien has been in charge of Carlow since 2014.Two years ago O'Brien steered Carlow to promotion from Division Four of the Allianz Football League, while also earning some notable Leinster Championship victories.A
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Coronavirus Ireland , 25,163 confirmed cases , 1,670 deaths

Coronavirus Ireland , 25,163 confirmed cases , 1,670 deaths

Latest figures from the health protection surveillance centre show 25,163 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ireland with 1,670 deaths. Dublin has the most confirmed cases with 12,118 cases followed by Cork with 1,527 and Kildare 1,419 cases. 3,312 people have been hospitalised with 410 requiring intensive care .
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GAA hopeful crowds will be allowed attend inter-county fixtures

By Cian O'Connell GAA President John Horan is hopeful supporters will be able to attend inter-county Championship fixtures in 2020.During a press briefing following the announcement of the Safe Return to Gaelic Games document release, Horan stated that the association is planning for restricted numbers at inter-county matches which
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Ernie Els' golf swing in Slow Motion

Ernie Els' golf swing in Slow Motion

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GAANOW Rewind: John “Bubbles” O'Dwyer Goal Tipperary v Kilkenny 2016 All-Ireland Hurling Final

GAANOW Rewind: John “Bubbles” O'Dwyer Goal Tipperary v Kilkenny 2016 All-Ireland Hurling Final

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Coronavirus Ireland , 25,163 confirmed cases , 1,670 deaths

Coronavirus Ireland , 25,163 confirmed cases , 1,670 deaths

Latest figures from the health protection surveillance centre show 25,163 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ireland with 1,670 deaths. Dublin has the most confirmed cases with 12,118 cases followed by Cork with 1,527 and Kildare 1,419 cases. 3,312 people have been hospitalised with 410 requiring intensive care .
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Dublin Standards: Irish PM Denies Breaking Lockdown Rules After Having Topless BBQ in the Park

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has denied breaking the lockdown rules after he was pictured attending a topless barbeque in a sunny Dublin park with his partner and two other friends.On Monday, a spokesman said that that the Europhile Irish leader broke no laws, breached no regulations and observed public
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Miracle baby survives Coronavirus and Open heart Surgery

Miracle baby survives Coronavirus and Open heart Surgery

A 6 month old baby girl at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has survived both open heart surgery and the Coronavirus . 6 month old baby girl , Baby Erin Bates who has battled serious health conditions since her birth last october including open heart surgery in December
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Cookies Cookies Cookies Explained



Welcome to the New Internet , An Internet where the Word "Cookies" could become the most used Noun on the Internet .

I'm sure most people reading this will have come accross the message "This website uses cookies" which has now become common place on most Websites accross the European Union.

In Most cases it is very hard to ignore the message as it is plastered on the top of your viewport , on the bottom or even in the middle on some Websites .



So what is this message and why is it there ?. confused

Dont worry , Websites cannot eat Cookies , not yet anyway , it has nothing to do with Food whatsoever but rather to do with the operation of the Website .

A cookie is a piece of information stored by your Browser for future reference .

Take for example . Freebies Ireland

When you visit the Login page , Freebies sends a Form to your Browser where you enter your Email Address and Password .

When you Submit or send this form to Freebies , Freebies tells your Browser to remember your Email Address by storing it in a file on your computer (a cookie)

The next time your Browser requests the Login Form , it sends Freebies the Cookie that was stored .

Freebies reads your email address from the Cookie and sends back the Log in Form with your email address filled in . This is called a first party cookie . confused

First party cookies are necessary on most websites to create Accounts and keep users logged in .

When you visit most websites , the first thing a website does is to create a file on its server (the computer where its files are stored) just for you , yes , a file is created just for you !! , the file number is then stored on your computer through the use of a cookie (called a session cookie) . Every time you now visit a page on that website your Browser sends the file number to the website , the website then looks up your file , your file can tell the website things such as : are you currently logged into your account , what is your account number etc etc , If you did not allow first party cookies , your browser would have no file number to send the website and the website could not look up your file, this would mean you could not register or log in to the website .

Your Browser will only send a website a cookie which that website created in the first place , your browser will never send cookie information relating to other websites you visited .

The only way that a website could get information about what other websites you visit is if they have a special piece of javascript code on all of those websites you are visiting , for example , any website you visit where eBay Ads are displayed , could allow eBay to store the url of that page in a cookie on your browser , in this way they can retreive this later and display targeted Ads to you. These Cookies are called third party cookies.

Ok , so , now we know what Cookies are , why all this fuss to stick ugly notices in your face .

Well , Basically , its those nasty people again , the EU Commission , the EU's E-Privacy Directive
or to be more specific Article 5(3) of the Directive 2002/58 on Privacy and Electronic Communications says that website owners must notify people about the use of Cookies . angryangryangry

However , There is no need for this , Everybody's Browser already has settings built in that
allow you to disable Third Party Cookies which as explained above are the information gathering ones .

On a personal level , I find Cookie Messages very distracting and also very disruptive to my browsing experience . Every Day more and more websites are shoving them in your face .

Below : some snapshots of websites with in your face cookie messages .




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Coronavirus Ireland , 25,163 confirmed cases , 1,670 deaths

Latest figures from the health protection surveillance centre show 25,163 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ireland with 1,670 deaths. Dublin has the most confirmed cases with 12,118 cases followed by Cork with 1,527 and Kildare 1,419 cases. 3,312 people have been hospitalised with 410 requiring intensive care .
Coronavirus Ireland , 25,163 confirmed cases , 1,670 deaths
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Taoiseach made special plea for free movement of Agri workers to Ireland during Covid19 crisis

Just days after the Taoiseach made a public statement describing how he felt "discomfort" at the arrival of 189 Bulgarian fruit pickers on a chartered flight from Sofia to Dublin , RTE's Europe editor Tony Connelly has revealed that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Agriculture Minister Michael Creed had made special requests for free
Taoiseach made special plea for free movement of Agri workers to Ireland during Covid19 crisis
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Planning Deadlines for objections and appeals extended to beyond 9th May

Due to Coronavirus travel restrictions . The government has made a new order extending the time deadlines for receipt of planning submissions. Where the final deadline to lodge an objection or appeal to a Planning authority or An Bord Pleanala falls between 29th March and 9th May inclusive , the deadline is
Planning Deadlines for objections and appeals extended to beyond 9th May
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Broadcasting Authority - "equal allocation of airtime not necessary to achieve fairness"

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has rejected a complaint made by European Elections Candidate Dr Fidelma Healy Eames relating to her exclusion from two RTE Live debates during the European Elections last year . In her complaint to the BAI , Dr Fidelma Healy Eames said she was excluded from
Broadcasting Authority - "equal allocation of airtime not necessary to achieve fairness"
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Miracle baby survives Coronavirus and Open heart Surgery

A 6 month old baby girl at Liverpool's Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has survived both open heart surgery and the Coronavirus . 6 month old baby girl , Baby Erin Bates who has battled serious health conditions since her birth last october including open heart surgery in December
Miracle baby survives Coronavirus and Open heart Surgery
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Dublin Standards: Irish PM Denies Breaking Lockdown Rules After Having Topless BBQ in the Park

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has denied breaking the lockdown rules after he was pictured attending a topless barbeque in a sunny Dublin park with his partner and two other friends.On Monday, a spokesman said that that the Europhile Irish leader broke no laws, breached no regulations and observed public
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Tullamore lawlessness , gangs out of control

This video shows how lawlessness in Ireland is at an all time high . Gangs fighting in tullamore , Co Offaly . Gardai forced to flee . No respect for Gardai . Video was originally posted to twitter April 10th . #tullamore http://www.thetricolour.com/videos/tullamore-bad-behaviour-riots_1.mp4
Tullamore lawlessness , gangs out of control
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Captain Tom Moore at 99 raises millions for Health Service , puts celebrities to shame

Captain Tom Moore at 99 years old, has shamed whinging celebrities. Every generation as they age, longs for that period in time that they can call upon, to bring to
Captain Tom Moore at 99 raises millions for Health Service , puts celebrities to shame
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Opinion: Our Caretaker Government Is Failing The Elderly, Homeless And The Disabled In Ireland.

Opinion: Our Caretaker Government Is Failing The Elderly, Homeless & The Disabled In Ireland. I have had to relegate this article to the position of Opinion piece, despite clear evidence that the
Opinion:  Our Caretaker Government Is Failing The Elderly, Homeless And The Disabled In Ireland.
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Can you represent someone not from your Social Grouping ?

There is a line of thinking in Ireland that in order to represent someone , you must be a member of their particular social grouping . For example , a white Garda cannot represent a black person or ethnic minority , a white politician cannot represent a black person
Can you represent someone not from your Social Grouping ?
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Brazil is being hit very hard now by the Coronavirus . 646,006 confirmed cases with 35,047 deaths . Russia being hit hard too but not as many deaths .

letters to editor

From an Irish ex pat - thoughts on Brexit and BBC bias

From an Irish ex pat - thoughts on Brexit and BBC bias

Letter to Editor 31/01/2020 Hello good people. I am a Brit ex pat, presently resident in Brasil, where sadly Guinness is hard to come by. (hee hee) Born of Ulsterman Father and Dublin born Mother. Mixed religion. Aged 63 I witnessed many of the 'Troubles' in the North. I used to spend my school summer holidays on my Uncles farm in County Down. How times have changed. I too complained to the BBC about its' coverage of Brexit and its' so,so,so PRO remain stance. So much did I complain, I am now banned from complaining? The main reason the BBC banned me was
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Letter to Editor - Direct Provision and Asylum

Letter to Editor - Direct Provision and Asylum

Letter to Editor 20-11-2019 Dear Editor , I just wanted to write to you about asylum seekers and direct provision. Figures from the department of Justice show there were 3,762 asylum applications lodged in Ireland between January and September compared to 2,641 for the same period last year, an overall increase of 42% . The top 5 Countries of origin for asylum seekers entering
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The Fiona Gregg story - The sad story of a Mother whos children were taken from her by a failed system

The Fiona Gregg story - The sad story of a Mother whos children were taken from her by a failed system

In November 2013 , Gardai issued a nationwide alert for a missing Roscommon woman and her three children . They were later found safe and well in Fermanagh . The Woman's name was Fiona Gregg . This is the last time Fiona would be together with her children as a family . Here is Fiona's full story in her own words . I moved to county Roscommon in 2008 as a lone parent with two of my children. I qualified as an EMT but shortly after that I got ill with gallstones. When the doctor advised me I'd need to have my gall bladder removed, I
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Events in France - a French Perspective

Events in France - a French Perspective

Letter to Editor 03/12/2018 As a French native living in Ireland for twelve years, I feel the information given to Irish people about the situation in France is incorrect, or biased. The root cause of the problems as stated in many Irish papers come from Macron’s politics and rises in petrol tax. But if it were only that, the French would cope with it. In fact they endured more than that in the last twenty years, much more. But the French are practical and they tighten their belt as much as they could, until the last few weeks. What the governments did to the citizens is the
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Abortion : TDs Refuse Pain Relief for babies in late term abortions

Abortion : TDs Refuse Pain Relief for babies in late term abortions

Letter to Editor 02/12/2018 I feel disgusted and dismayed that our TD's rejected the few humane amendments that were put forward last week during the debates on the 'Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy 2018'. The mask has indeed slipped off to reveal one of the most barbaric abortion regimes in the world. Mattie McGrath TD asserted that we were 'LIED' to by the Health minister (Mr. Harris) as his promises did not come to fruition. TD Danny Healy-Rae said, 'We are speaking....about a matter of life and death and he (Mr. Harris) is laughing at us..and grinning'. He was not alone. Pro-abortion TD's sneered
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