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Political upheaval in Ireland and the EU

Political upheaval in Ireland and the EU

How many times are we told that the European Union is about bringing peace and unity after World War II , apart from the irony that Germany , which was solely responsible for starting that war now has most influence through its majority MEPS and is in control of the finances through the European Central Bank in Frankfurt , unity and peace is far from the reality on the ground . Increased homelessness , unemployment , suicide rates and social unrest accross much of the Continent , followed by street protest after street protest . Large sections of society are clearly not feeling the Love , unity and peace
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Local Government Lockdown is curtailing peoples Democratic rights

Local Government Lockdown is curtailing peoples Democratic rights

Letter to Editor 29th September 2020 Today , for the first time in my Life , the Gardai were called on me . My Crime ? It was something terrible . I wanted to lodge a planning objection with my Local Planning Authority as is my Democratic and legal right under the Planning and Development regulations [part 4 article 18.1(e)] and Planning and Development Acts. Unfortunately when I arrived at the Council offices they were closed due to the Dublin lockdown or 'Lockout' more fitting . 3 weeks they are closed for . Meanwhile Shopping Centres , Supermarkets and everywhere else is open for business. Anyway ,
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Phillip Schofield story shows us gay people can live happy with opposite sex

Phillip Schofield story shows us gay people can live happy with opposite sex

Letter to Editor 16 September 2020 They say Love is more than just physical attraction . In February of this year , BBC presenter Phillip Schofield announced publicly that he was gay . Schofield had been married to his wife Stephanie for 27 years and had two daughters at the time of the announcement . Yesterday it was reported , he was converting the wifes garage into a Bachelor Pad and would remain in the family home which is worth some 2.6 million . The Scholfield story shows us that while gay people might be sexually attracted to the same sex , physical attraction and love are two
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Covid-19 recovery rates hidden from public

Covid-19 recovery rates hidden from public

Letter to Editor 12 Sept 2020 Every day in Ireland , the overall total of confirmed Covid-19 cases and Deaths is read out in our daily news Bulletins . Many people are wrongly led to believe that this is the number of people who currently have the Virus right now but actually it is the number of people who tested positive for the virus since the very start of the pandemic at the end of March and many of these people have since recovered and no longer have the virus . Unfortunately , the number of people who have the Virus "right now" is NOT KNOWN because
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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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Drogheda - Give up yer aul booze , Man goes Teecrazy in Tesco

Drogheda - Give up yer aul booze , Man goes Teecrazy in Tesco

Drogheda , Wednesday 21 October , Man goes crazy in Tesco smashing dozens of whiskey and wine bottles . The 33 year old man was subsequently arrested and appeared before Dundalk District Court .
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Kilkenny - Permission granted for Islamic Cultural Centre

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Kilkenny County Council have Granted Planning Permission to the Trustees of the Kilkenny Islamic Centre for Construction of a 2,322 sqm Islamic Cultural Centre at Area 1, Hebron Industrial Estate, Road 1 Leggettsrath West, Kilkenny . (Planning ref : 18172) . 

The development will consist of a Mosque with dome and turret over parapet , school , community building , offices , 2 x 2 bed apartments , 2 x 4 bed semi-detached homes  , halal shop and café 

A Total of forty objections were lodged with Kilkenny County Council in relation to the development and a local petition against the development signed by more than 1000 people . 

At a local meeting back in April , 200 people from the local community met with the developer to discuss the plans . Local Resident, Eugene McGuinness, said he had walked to every door in the area, all the housing estates and 99.9% of people did not want the building to go ahead. Another Resident added  "This is Kilkenny, not Mecca , nobody wants the mosque. You have to respect our culture - for us to respect you, respect us first."

The Mosque will be the largest of its kind outside of Dublin . In May , An Bord Pleanala granted Planning Permission to the Shuhada Foundation of Ireland to build Ireland's largest Mosque in Blanchardstown Co Dublin . McCutcheon Halley Walsh Planning Consultants who handled the planning application on behalf of The Shuhada Foundation added that - "the new building would represent the aspiration of the community to be seen as a part of modern Ireland " .... "the building has been designed to accommodate gender separation; with male and female members of the congregation entering from different sides and having independent circulation within the building" .. Read More Here 

  

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Watch - Galway Homeless are fighting back

Watch - Galway Homeless are fighting back

Homeless people in Galway have begun to mobilise in the City's Eyre Square to voice their frustrations with government . The homeless people were confronted by a number of counter protesters allegedly organised through Galway City Council . The protests follow news that the government has spent millions securing
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Cork - Gardai called over Direct Provision Prostitution ring in Millstreet

Cork - Gardai called over Direct Provision Prostitution ring in Millstreet

A distraught Mother in Cork has made public her telephone conversation to Macroom Garda station in Cork about a prostitution ring being operated from the Riverside Park Direct Provision Centre for asylum seekers on the Millstreet road. The mother said women from the direct provision centre are having sex in
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Opinion : Proposed PBP Birthright Citizenship Bill grave consequences for Ireland

Opinion : Proposed PBP Birthright Citizenship Bill grave consequences for Ireland

On Thursday , Mick Barry TD for people before profit brought a Bill before Dail Eireann to re-introduce Birthright Citizenship to Ireland. Barry's Bill entitled "the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Bill 2020" was described by Barry in the Dail as being .... "inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement
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Galway - new centre for Asylum Seekers to include 30 apartments and 5 townhouses

Galway - new centre for Asylum Seekers to include 30 apartments and 5 townhouses

The Department of Justice has announced a new Direct Provision centre for Asylum Seekers will open in the heart of Galway City this September. The centre located in the Dominick Street area of the city will house up to 140 asylum seekers who will begin moving in this month.
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Watch - Morgan Freeman Speaks Against Black History Month

Watch - Morgan Freeman Speaks Against Black History Month

Black History Month takes place in just Five Countries around the World . It was started in the USA by students at Kent State University Ohio and spread to the UK , Canada , the Netherlands and recently Ireland . In the USA and Canada it takes place in February
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Covid19 rally told Jedward advising government and NPHET raising the dead

Covid19 rally told Jedward advising government and NPHET raising the dead

A protest in Dublin against Covid-19 Lockdown measures has been told that while government were telling people to listen to the science and medical advice , it was busy listening to Jedward . Speaking at the 'Let Ireland Live' Rally outside the Dail on Saturday , event organiser , Justin
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The Hebron File does not appear to be listed by An Bord Pleanala . Glad to hear plan was rejected anyways . Took a long time . I agree with Michael Mcgrath that for many locals its Better than an all Ireland Victory
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kiss goodbye to kilkenny if this goes ahead . James Nowlan was a distant uncle of mine and If I was living in kilkenny , I'd vote for Luke O'Connor , Luke is an Independent Anti-Corruption candidate and final year student at DCU. he stands opposed to the mosque and for houses for the locals

people need to understand that whats happening in Ireland is not 'normal' migration . There are currently 40 asylum accomodation centres spread accross 18 counties churning out people of different identities and cultures into those communities , it is therefore obvious that there are people who are working to replace irish identity with a pan EU identity (which will be a place with no real identity at all) . Indeed the Treaty on European Union aka the Maastricht treaty talks about "bringing the european identity to the fore" .

There is no other name to call this other than a 'plantation' . I would urge people to vote very carefully and consider giving people like Luke your No.1



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This development was appealed to an Bord pleanala on 22 October . It will be absolutely devastating to Kilkenny if it proceeds

http://planning.kilkennycoco.ie/FileRefDetails.aspx?file_number=18172&LASiteID=0
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i fear this will get go ahead just like the one in warrenstown . If you build it . they will come and make no mistakes they are coming in huge numbers many under the false pretence of being asylum seekers , others being drafted in from the Uk for what they see as a golden age for islam in Ireland , check out the facebook page hijra2Ireland which talks about the various ways of getting past Ireland's immigration system
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the drawings seem a bit primative . i dont know are they valid plans ? the site layout plan doesn't appear to have measurements . i'm not an architect or anything but have seen a lot of plans . there is something very primative about these , its hard to build up a mental picture of how the development will impact the area. just my opinion
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the site proposed could be an unmarked famine graveyard , this needs to be established first . , if so just leave it be , let the poor souls rest in peace .
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Lucan - Balgaddy Islamic Centre given green light from Bord Pleanala

Lucan - Balgaddy Islamic Centre given green light from Bord Pleanala

An Bord Pleanala has given the go ahead to South Dublin Maktab Limited for an Islamic cultural centre incorporating a Mosque , Minaret , Classrooms , Library , Bookstore , Apartments , Health centre and Restaurant on the Newlands road in Balgaddy in Lucan . The development which was initially granted planning
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Cork - Gardai called over Direct Provision Prostitution ring in Millstreet

Cork - Gardai called over Direct Provision Prostitution ring in Millstreet

A distraught Mother in Cork has made public her telephone conversation to Macroom Garda station in Cork about a prostitution ring being operated from the Riverside Park Direct Provision Centre for asylum seekers on the Millstreet road. The mother said women from the direct provision centre are having sex in
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Chilean Protesters make Devil Signs as Churches burnt to ground

Chilean Protesters make Devil Signs as Churches burnt to ground

The Devil's hand signal or Sign of the Horns formed the backdrop to violent protests in Chile on Sunday in which protesters toppled Christian statues and cheered as Catholic Churches were burnt to the ground . On Sunday , masked protesters in the Chilean Capital of Santiago cheered on
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San Francisco - Free Speech Organiser gets teeth knocked out in violent assault

San Francisco - Free Speech Organiser gets teeth knocked out in violent assault

A free speech event at the UN Plaza in San Francisco was violently attacked by counter protesters on Saturday afternoon . The free speech event organised by Team Save America was aimed at raising awareness of the censorship faced by Conservative voices on social media platforms such as Twitter and
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Video: Two minutes silence for two homeless men who threw themselves into river Liffey

Video: Two minutes silence for two homeless men who threw themselves into river Liffey

Two minutes silence was held on O'Connell Bridge in Dublin on Saturday and a Wreath laid for two homeless men who commit suicide by jumping into the cold waters of the River Liffey in Dublin . Speaking at the event organised by the Anti Corruption Ireland movement , Dolores Webster
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Watch - Galway Homeless are fighting back

Watch - Galway Homeless are fighting back

Homeless people in Galway have begun to mobilise in the City's Eyre Square to voice their frustrations with government . The homeless people were confronted by a number of counter protesters allegedly organised through Galway City Council . The protests follow news that the government has spent millions securing
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French Mourn Loss of Teacher beheaded by muslim refugee

French Mourn Loss of Teacher beheaded by muslim refugee

Sadness fell over Paris and other french cities on Sunday as people gathered to mourn the loss of Secondary School Teacher Samuel Paty aged 47, who was beheaded close to the school in which he worked on Friday . The teacher , who taught history and geography at
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Drogheda - Give up yer aul booze , Man goes Teecrazy in Tesco

Drogheda - Give up yer aul booze , Man goes Teecrazy in Tesco

Drogheda , Wednesday 21 October , Man goes crazy in Tesco smashing dozens of whiskey and wine bottles . The 33 year old man was subsequently arrested and appeared before Dundalk District Court .
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Covid19 rally told Jedward advising government and NPHET raising the dead

Covid19 rally told Jedward advising government and NPHET raising the dead

A protest in Dublin against Covid-19 Lockdown measures has been told that while government were telling people to listen to the science and medical advice , it was busy listening to Jedward . Speaking at the 'Let Ireland Live' Rally outside the Dail on Saturday , event organiser , Justin
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Black Lives Matter and the rise of Communist America

Black Lives Matter and the rise of Communist America

In 1973 , following the signing of the Paris Peace Agreement , the USA left Vietnam for good . The Horrors of Communism would cost the lives of some 58,000 Americans . But never did they expect the horrors would land on their doorstep . In this article
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dublin lad

Oct 22 , 10:34 am
whats funny about this is the way they are all looking at him , and he's looking at them waiting for a reaction .

dublin lad

Oct 22 , 7:55 am
I find it disturbing that homeless people are killing themselves but all the attention is on better housing for asylum seekers . why do homeless lives not matter a damn to anyone .

lucky

Oct 21 , 9:53 am
nasty . you only have one set of delph , well two if you include baby teeth but why are these people so afraid of free speech , what is it about free speech that terrifies them . are they afraid people might actually think for themselves and use it to express different opinions .

uncle fester

Oct 21 , 8:14 am
Red Terror , the world is being controlled by a Red Terror campaign not seen since the rise of lenin's communist russia in the 1920s

Mr D

Oct 20 , 4:31 pm
anyone who burns down churches like this has no place in civilised society , I hope these people will be brought to justice before the law .
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Mr D

Oct 20 , 4:24 pm
gav , a lot of these counter protesters are groomed from an early age with Marxist and Trotsky theory . its certainly disappointing to see america unfold in this way . i hope its not the end of america but its not looking good for them or for us here , because its happening here too
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gav

Oct 20 , 3:28 pm
truly shocking . the world is facing a very grim future if these people are going to be our future rulers
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gav

Oct 20 , 3:27 pm
the poor man . I admire people like Philip Anderson and those who defend free speech .the land of the free is now the land of the commie , the land where speaking your mind can get you hospitalised or in need of medical treatment . shocking .
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Wild Rose

Oct 20 , 1:26 pm
the amount of hate towards christians in todays world is quite scary , horrible to see churches being attacked like this . we've seen Black lives matter burning churches in the usa , now its spread to Chile too .
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Mick

Oct 20 , 10:07 am
these protesters in Chile are Stalinists , the great purge of christianity is happening all over again . quite strangely , the archbishop appears to think , these people are the churches friend and actually care about human society but are just angry with government . wake up these people are no friend of the church , if the message of churches being set on fire with people cheering it on is not enough to convince you that these people represent evil , then I dont know what will the devil
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