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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

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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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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
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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
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Study - Smartphones biggest Carbon Footprint among personal devices

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Study - Smartphones biggest Carbon Footprint among personal devices
A scientific study by Professor Lotfi Belkhir of the McMaster University Ontario found that by 2040 greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) from the manufacture and operation of smartphones, laptops, tablets,data centres and communication networks (known as the ICT Sector) could exceed 14% of the 2016 worldwide carbon emissions total and more than half of the transportation sector total.

The study shows that the carbon footprint of smartphones is expected to reach 50% of all other devices put together by 2020 (desktops=7%, Notebooks=6%, displays=7%) growing from 4% in 2010 to 11% in 2020 or in absolute values from 17 to 125 megatons of CO2 gas emissions per year (Mt-CO2e/yr) , a 730 per cent growth ! .

The study projects that there will be about 5.6 billion smartphones in use by 2030 and 8.7 billion by 2040 with 95% mobile phone ownership worldwide by 2040 .

The study warns that if this kind of growth in the overall ICT industry goes unchecked it may seriously undermine any efforts to curb climate change.
 
.."This unprecedented growth in mobile phone devices is equally bound to drive in part the continued growth in data centers and communications networks . Clearly, should this kind of growth in the overall ICT industry go unchecked, it may seriously undermine any efforts to curb climate change "

The study suggests that companies which offer free smartphones to their employees must consider the impact of those perks on the environment and explore instead other means to finance the mobile communications of their employees without the need of a dedicated device with a very short lifetime.
 
   
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In Ireland , a 2016 statista.com Survey of 1000 people aged 16 and over found that the Younger Generation under the age of 25 were the biggest users of smartphones in Ireland consequently leaving behind a larger digital carbon footprint . Of those surveyed , 97 percent under the age of 25 used a smartphone compared to just 51 percent of the older generation aged 55 years of age and older .
 
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Meanwhile , A 2018 Mobile Consumer Survey by Deloitte  of over 1,000 respondents aged 18-75 found that among 18-24-year-olds, 60% check their phones in the middle of the night . Overall, 40% of people look at their smartphones within five minutes of waking, and 76% do so within half an hour. 30% check their phone within five minutes of going to sleep. The research also reveals that 89% of people use their phone when spending time with family and friends, and 74% do so when in a restaurant with family and friends. 
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we can do our bit but even if we all went back to living in Caves the climate would still change , it has been changing even before humans.we can reduce,recycle etc but no point in being miserable for the rest of our lives and giving up everything .
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interesting how school strike for climate dont mention the carbon footprint of Smartphones . because kids are glued to them . The Mining of raw materials used to make a smartphone is colossal . huge carbon footprint .
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I think School strike for climate need to read this and stop blaming elderly people . If you give up your smartphone and walk to school you will reduce your carbon footprint and help save the planet . Think about it .
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agreed . If u want to stop climate change , look at your own life , Stop asking your parents for Lifts everywhere while at the same time protesting over Carbon dioxide from cars . Reduce , Re-use, Recycle . stop blaming others and look in the Mirror .start with the man in the Mirror .
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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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Sheriff Street - 702 unit Build to Rent Apartment scheme gets green light

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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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Rathfarnham - Planning application lodged for 241 Apartments at Stocking Avenue

Ardstone homes ltd have applied to An Bord Pleanala for a strategic housing development consisting of 241 apartments in 8 blocks ranging in height from 3-6 storeys on a 2.98 hectare site at white pines east , north of s tocking avenue, woodstown, Dublin 16 . The development will include 93 one bedroom units
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Data Centres to account for 27% of Electricity Demand by 2029

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Eirgrid , which operates Ireland's national electricty grid projects that Data Centres will account for 27% of Ireland's electricity demand by 2029 . In its All-Island Generation Capacity Statement (2020 - 2029) it says that Data Centres .."need a lot of power and can require the same amount of energy
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Killiney apartment plans lodged with An Bord Pleanala

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Atlas GP Ltd have applied to An Bord Pleanala for a large scale apartment development at lands consisting of kylemore , Rockwinds, Smallacre and Woodlawn at Church Road in Killiney , Co Dublin . The development will consist of the construction of 6 apartment blocks ranging in height from 2-6
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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
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Stepaside - Permission sought for 445 Build-to-Rent apartments in Stepaside D18

Stepaside - Permission sought for 445 Build-to-Rent apartments in Stepaside D18

Ironborn Real Estate Limited have sought permission for a 445 Build-to-Rent apartment development in Aikens Village, Stepaside, Dublin 18. The development will consist of 445 apartment units (158 single bed units and 287 two bed units) arranged in 9 blocks ranging in height from 2 to 8 storeys tall on the 3.3 Hectare site
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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

Derek

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

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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Ivaus ☘

Apr 12 , 8:05 am
LIBERTY-FREEDOM-DEMOCRACY- ALL ARE BANISHED IN IRELAND 2021, PERMANENTLY. Feb.2020,no forced mask,forced jab,forced vac.passport,forced lockdown,forced job loss,etc etc. NOW EVERYTHING IS FORCED BY COERCION, YOU NOT COMPLY...YOU DIE...DRACONIAN DICTATORSHIP.
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Mr D

Apr 10 , 10:03 am
the ballymun tower blocks all over again this time in the docklands . I wonder in years to come will these places be ghettos .

Ivaus ☘

Apr 09 , 8:22 pm
POOR IRELAND-AGAIN- 6% of Irish living in THE MADIA GLOBAL HUB DUBLIN. This will be replicated throughout Ireland- NORTH AND SOUTH- the great giveaway. WHY WHY WHY...and don't bother your bollox answering because NOBODY DOES. When the sky falls...WE WILL ALL STAND TOGETHER AT SKY FALL...keep watching RTE. THIS IS THE MOST TRAITOROUS SPINELESS DRACONIAN TIME...in Ireland's last 1000 YEARS HISTORY. IRELAND IS TOTALLY BOLLIXED NOW- 1919-2021- MISERABLE CLASS WHORES PLAY THE
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rasher

Apr 09 , 6:57 pm
poor sheriff street . how did that get planning. imagine living in one of those cottages , they are completely towered over , everyone looking in at you , no privacy . just looking up at a big concrete block every day you go outside
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