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Conversion therapy ban and civil liberties

Conversion therapy ban and civil liberties

Conversion therapy is a form of therapy available to same sex attracted people who want to be heterosexual and to transgender people who want to be cisgender. The therapy usually involves participants undergoing counselling and talk sessions with the intent of changing their thinking . Four countries in the world ban the practice . These are Brazil, Ecuador, Germany and Malta . To a large extent the ban in these countries was due to the type of therapy being offered . Ireland would become only the Fifth Country in the world to ban the practice should a Bill before the Seanad become Law . The
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Should women walk behind their men

Should women walk behind their men

I live quite close to a Direct Provision centre in Dublin and I get to see a lot of the new arrivals out and about . On a few occasions now , I've observed middle eastern couples where the wife dressed in a Burqa walks behind the husband as he leads the way . Only today , a man was walking with his wife trailing behind about three metres . she was dressed in a pink burqa which I guess isn't as bad as all black but the husband turned to her and said something like hurry up or words along those lines . They both stopped
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Irish people being put in Danger , The threat posed by our Asylum Policy

Irish people being put in Danger , The threat posed by our Asylum Policy

In November 2015 , 131 people were killed and 413 injured in terrorist attacks in Paris . It was later revealed how a number of the attackers had came to europe through Greece posing as refugees and how one of the terrorists Abdelhamid Abaaoud had sent a scout to "map out" the migrant route into europe prior to the attacks . Just 6 months prior to the attacks , Libyan security advisor Abdul Basit Haroun had warned the people of Europe that Islamic State were sending operatives to Europe posing as refugees in an inteview with BBC's 5 Live Investigates team [link ] . Nobody Listened . In
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Planning System needs to change , more input from councillors needed

Planning System needs to change , more input from councillors needed

The planning system in Ireland is not a fair system and is deeply flawed . Planning Applications are decided on by a tiny number of people working in Local Authorities and An Bord Pleanala . At Local Authority level , just two civil servants called planning officers can sign off on a planning application . There could be a third person in the form of a manager involved but I'm not certain about this . But thats still only 3 people who can grant planning permission to a property developer for something that may have devastating consequences on peoples communities . At An Bord Pleanala level it gets
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A worrying trend is emerging in Ireland and that is Drill music . Drill Music is a violent gang related form of music with violent tones and aggressive language often talking about knifing people and other violent acts . It originated from the Chicago gang scene around 2010 and spread to London a few years later . In recent years it has become popular in Ireland among African youths growing up here with Groups such as Chuks & J.B2 having already established the scene in Dublin . In 2018 , the head of the Met Police in London Cressida Dick blamed drill music videos for fuelling a surge in
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NUIG Feminist Society boycott of Renua backfires

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NUIG Feminist Society boycott of Renua backfires
Just hours before a Women in Politics discussion was due to get underway at the NUIG library on Tuesday night , Its Co-Organisers , The NUIG feminist society announced on their Facebook page that they were pulling out of the discussion because of the participation of a pro life local election candidate Emma O'Connell from the Renua Party.

In a public statement on their Facebook Page it wrote :
 

Hello everyone. 
 
We just wanted to notify you all that we will no longer be co-hosting the Women in Politics panel discussion this evening due to the involvement of a candidate from the party Renua. As a party, Renua do not align, and actively work against, the values outlined in our mission statement and we believe we would be doing a disservice to our membership in offering them a platform. We as a movement should be aware of the consequences of uncritically supporting women in politics when the views of those women contribute to the oppression and marginalization of others. As outlined in our mission statement The Feminist Society of NUI Galway is firmly pro-choice.Thank you, and we hope you understand our position. Apologies for any confusion this has caused to our membership. 
 
 Kind regards, Hayley
 Auditor, NUIG Feminist Society


However , The statement was slammed on Facebook with more than 300 Comments in 3 hours all heavily critical of the decision . 

Faced with such a backlash , the Feminist Society backtracked and posted to their Facebook Page

Just popping in to the comments one last time to remind everyone that the panel discussion is still taking place & the Renua candidate has not been uninvited. We haven't silenced anyone, we just don't think we should have to be involved if we are not comfortable doing so. We are a group made up of young student volunteers and are far from "fascists" or "extremists" or any of the other things we have been accused of being in these comments. Thanks.


Earlier in the week , the Galway City Tribune reported on how organisers had disinvited another pro life election candidate . Nuala Nolan of the Aontú Party was disinvited by the other Co-organiser of the event , the NUIG Sinn Féin Society . The Chairwoman of that society Roisin Nic Lochlainn told the Galway City Tribune that one of its members had "faced the consequences" for inviting Nuala Nolan and said it was "totally inappropriate that a party such as Aontu be given a platform" . The feminist society also told the Galway City Tribune that they were "deeply uncomfortable platforming the views" of Aontu and Renua .. "they are contrary to our mission statement which includes the facts that we are firmly pro choice" . 


 
 
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A true feminist would be in favour of women being born but these are clearly against it and many of them support abortion up to birth . and maybe even after .
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yes , interesting times ahead at NUI galway , plenty of support for the pro life voice being heard , intellectual space is whats required . universities should do their best to ensure freedom of expression to all .
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i agree aisling , Mna na hEireann need to stamp out radical feminism , it is destroying society and making some people very lonely and isolated .

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Conversion therapy ban and civil liberties

Conversion therapy ban and civil liberties

Conversion therapy is a form of therapy available to same sex attracted people who want to be heterosexual and to transgender people who want to be cisgender. The therapy usually involves participants undergoing counselling and talk sessions with the intent of changing their thinking . Four
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Should women walk behind their men

Should women walk behind their men

I live quite close to a Direct Provision centre in Dublin and I get to see a lot of the new arrivals out and about . On a few occasions now , I've observed middle eastern couples where the wife dressed in a Burqa walks behind the
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Limerick councillor who called gardai on Rosary prayer group described as "sectarian"

Limerick councillor who called gardai on Rosary prayer group described as "sectarian"

The actions of a Limerick Councillor Elisa O'Donovan who shouted at Catholics to "pray in your own homes" before calling the Gardai on them on Palm Sunday has been described as "bigotry" and "sectarian" . The incident occurred outside the Sacred Heart Church in Limerick where around 30 parishoners had gathered
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Broadcasting Complaint upheld over remark describing JK Rowling as "transphobic bigot"

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Killiney apartment plans lodged with An Bord Pleanala

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Irish A Disappearing Language

Irish A Disappearing Language

In the early 1800s , more than 4,000,000 people spoke the Irish language here in Ireland . The 2016 census recorded just 73,803 people who said they spoke Irish daily outside of the education system and the number of daily Irish speakers in the Gaeltacht fell by 11.2% between
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Ivaus ☘

Apr 18 , 6:28 am
WORLD WAR 3 - COMMeu unISM, COVID, CORRUPTION. EAST WEST AND IRELAND CENTRE STAGE BECAUSE ALL ABOVE. IF YOU DONT BELIEVE IT- SURE EVERYTHING IS GRAND...isn't it boys n girls. COINCIDENCE OR CONSPIRACY...call it planning...GREAT RESET/ NEW WORLD " ORDER " . LOCKDOWN IS VERY CONVENIENT TO ALL PLAYERS INVOLVED - un-eu-ccp and govts. ALL SUPPORT GLOBALIST ONE WORLD AND ERADICATION OF SOVEREIGNTY.. and that's their words,their quotes,their facts...no conspiracy....NOOOOOO CO
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gav

Apr 16 , 11:02 am
lol . they were discussing tweets by jedward . things must be hard up if you're quoting jedward on a current affairs programme .

Ivaus ☘

Apr 16 , 3:59 am
WHEN ESTABLISHMENT CEASES TO EXIST-so too will new normal madness YOUR CHOICE,AGAIN,TO KEEP OVERPAID IDIOTS IN CONTROL- grow up ffs
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Ivaus ☘

Apr 15 , 9:29 pm
Journalism Ireland in the pocket of Government-TAX FUNDED BY YOU. Their is no free impartial press in Ireland today 2021. LOOK AT ALL THE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN BOTH. And ooh, OOH,when this WOKE ACTUALLY AWAKEANS. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN...because YOU KEEP SILENT. CHILDREN OF IRELAND WILL HAUNT YOU FOREVER...you stood by and watched
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Wild Rose

Apr 15 , 5:33 pm
The BAI should be able to fine broadcasters , a financial penalty would sting a lot more then a telling off .
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dublin lad

Apr 15 , 8:39 am
we either live in a mature society or we dont . if a mature adult wants to try conversion therapy its their business . nothing to do with anyone else
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Derek

Apr 14 , 4:38 pm
like others here , i'd be more worried about trans therapy , especially on children . its so awful
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fionnuala

Apr 14 , 1:56 pm
transgender therapy is much more damaging than conversion therapy . with trans therapy you have bodily mutilation , irreversible medication to stop the natural development of the body and serious side effects from drugs such as puberty blockers . why dont they ban transgender therapy .
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Jennys

Apr 14 , 11:27 am
so it will be legal for children to have double mastectomy to change gender but illegal for therapy to discourage this . transgender therapy is barbaric and yet this is perfectly ok by our government and anyone offering therapy to help children keep their existing gender is to be outlawed What has happened to ireland .
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