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Every shot from the 2021 Austrian Golf Open play-off

Every shot from the 2021 Austrian Golf Open play-off

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John Catlin wins his third Tour event after dramatic play-off | 2021 Austrian Golf Open

John Catlin wins his third Tour event after dramatic play-off | 2021 Austrian Golf Open

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Stewart Cink salvages par from a stick at RBC Heritage

Stewart Cink salvages par from a stick at RBC Heritage

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Stewart Cink cards 1-under 70 | Round 4 | RBC Heritage | 2021

Stewart Cink cards 1-under 70 | Round 4 | RBC Heritage | 2021

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Highlights | Round 4 | RBC Heritage | 2021

Highlights | Round 4 | RBC Heritage | 2021

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Every shot from the 2021 Austrian Golf Open play-off

Every shot from the 2021 Austrian Golf Open play-off

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John Catlin wins his third Tour event after dramatic play-off | 2021 Austrian Golf Open

John Catlin wins his third Tour event after dramatic play-off | 2021 Austrian Golf Open

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Stewart Cink salvages par from a stick at RBC Heritage

Stewart Cink salvages par from a stick at RBC Heritage

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Stewart Cink cards 1-under 70 | Round 4 | RBC Heritage | 2021

Stewart Cink cards 1-under 70 | Round 4 | RBC Heritage | 2021

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Highlights | Round 4 | RBC Heritage | 2021

Highlights | Round 4 | RBC Heritage | 2021

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Irish Reunification under EU rule ?

Irish Reunification under EU rule ?
I was quite taken aback recently by a discussion by members of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Good Friday agreement . 

They were discussing a report entitled - "the EU and Irish unity - planning and preparing for constitutional change in Ireland" 

The report was commissioned by the European Left / Nordic Green Left (a political group in the European Parliament) and was researched by Mark bassett , a lecturer in EU law at Queens University and Colin Harvey , professor of European Human rights law , board member of 'irelands future' and member of the Gender Identity Panel (Northern Ireland) and Equality and Diversity Forum Research Network.school of law queens university belfast . 

The premise of their report was that a reunification referendum in Northern Ireland would offer the EU the opportunity to regain control over Northern Ireland through reunification of Ireland under EU law .  

 The Good Friday Agreement (GFA) contemplates Irish reunification following referendums in both jurisdictions on the island.
 

Due to the likely withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), this outcome offers a path back to the benefits of full membership for the population of N. Ireland .
 

The debate on Irish unity will have an added dimension following Brexit. It becomes a way for the region to return to the EU
 

It is time for the EU institutions to take the next step and embrace responsible planning and preparation for a process of constitutional change in Ireland
  

Attending the meeting through video link were senior Sinn Fein members like Michelle Gildernew ,  Paul Maskey  and Senator Niall O Donnghaile . 

What struck a chord with me was the willingness of the sinn fein members to go along with this idea of reunifying North and South under EU rule . 

There was no question of the lifelong struggles and sacrifices made by so many good people for the cause of Irish Freedom , the right to self determination , the right of an Irish Parliament to make its own laws and decide its own affairs , the vision of the 1916 proclamation to be 'sovereign and indefeasible' , or the vision of our founding fathers at the very first Dail sitting in the declaration of Independence speech - "we ordain that the elected Representatives of the Irish people alone have power to make laws binding on the people of Ireland, and that the Irish Parliament is the only Parliament to which that people will give its allegiance" . 
  

No , There was nothing like this , only the idea that swapping one Imperial regime for another , Westminster for Brussels and reunifying everyone under EU rule is what it was all about and Irish Independence will have been achieved.
 

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Broadcasting Complaint upheld over remark describing JK Rowling as "transphobic bigot"

Broadcasting Complaint upheld over remark describing JK Rowling as "transphobic bigot"

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld a complaint against Today FM's The last Word with Matt Cooper show in relation to a remark describing British Author JK Rowling as a "transphobic bigot" . The complaint related to a broadcast last september in which panel members were discussing tweets
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Westmeath - Plans lodged for large Wind Farm at Coole

Westmeath - Plans lodged for large Wind Farm at Coole

Coole Wind Farm Ltd have applied to An Bord Pleanala for the construction of a 15 Turbine (175 metre tall) Wind Farm North of the village of Coole , Co. Westmeath . The county cork based company lodged the application on 22 March directly to An Bord Pleanala as a
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Data Centres to account for 27% of Electricity Demand by 2029

Data Centres to account for 27% of Electricity Demand by 2029

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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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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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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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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a simple decision . A Germanic superstate or a sovereign ireland . I choose a sovereign ireland.

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what benefits exactly are they talking about ? ignoring democratic referendum results like nice and lisbon , allowing free movement of dangerous criminals and terrorists . allowing society to be so overburdened with mass numbers of people that thousands become homeless , cant earn decent living , turn to drugs , suicide etc . what benefits exactly of eu rule are they talking about
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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"

Broadcasting Complaint upheld over remark describing JK Rowling as "transphobic bigot"

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld a complaint against Today FM's The last Word with Matt Cooper show in relation to a remark describing British Author JK Rowling as a "transphobic bigot" . The complaint related to a broadcast last september in which panel members were discussing tweets
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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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Sheriff Street - 702 unit Build to Rent Apartment scheme gets green light

Sheriff Street - 702 unit Build to Rent Apartment scheme gets green light

An 18 Storey apartment development with a peak height of 60.7 metres has been given the go ahead by An Bord Pleanala for a site near Sheriff Street Upper in Dublin 1 The development will be situated on the Castleforbes Business Park which is to be demolished
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Killiney apartment plans lodged with An Bord Pleanala

Killiney apartment plans lodged with An Bord Pleanala

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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Data Centres to account for 27% of Electricity Demand by 2029

Data Centres to account for 27% of Electricity Demand by 2029

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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Rathfarnham - Planning application lodged for 241 Apartments at Stocking Avenue

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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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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Broadcasting Complaint upheld over remark describing JK Rowling as "transphobic bigot"

Broadcasting Complaint upheld over remark describing JK Rowling as "transphobic bigot"

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has upheld a complaint against Today FM's The last Word with Matt Cooper show in relation to a remark describing British Author JK Rowling as a "transphobic bigot" . The complaint related to a broadcast last september in which panel members were discussing tweets
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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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Rathfarnham - Planning application lodged for 241 Apartments at Stocking Avenue

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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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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