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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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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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Take Pride in Ireland's Ginger Hair-itage !

Charlie
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Take Pride in Ireland's Ginger Hair-itage !
Irish Redhead Convention 2016

Red Hair is a very rare and special trait found in just 1-2 percent of the worlds population .
 

It is most prevalent in descendants of the Celts who ruled much of Europe , Great Britain and Ireland around 300 BC 
 
Descriptions of the Celts and their red hair can be found in the writings of their enemy - the Romans .

In the first century BC , the Roman empires beginning with Julius Casear began conquering celtic lands accross Europe .
 

According to Roman historian Titus Livius , the Roman general Manlius Vulso described the Celtic people of Asia Minor as having .. "flowing red hair" .. "Their tall bodies, their flowing red hair, gigantic shields and long swords, together with their howling as they go into battle, their shouts and leapings and the fearful din of arms as they batter their shields according to some kind of ancestral custom—all these things are designed to terrify! "
 

Fourth-century Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus wrote of the Celts .. "Almost all are tall and fair-skinned, with reddish hair. Their savage eyes make them fearful objects; they are eager to quarrel and excessively truculent. When, in the course of a dispute, any of them calls in his wife, a creature with gleaming eyes much stronger than her husband, they are more than a match for a whole group of foreigners; especially when the woman, with swollen neck and gnashing teeth, swings her great white arms and begins to deliver a rain of punches mixed with kicks, like missiles launched by the twisted strings of a catapult"
 
While Second century Roman historian Dio Cassius describes the Celtic Queen Boudicca , who led a revolt against Roman rule in Britain in 60/61 AD as .. "in appearance most terrifying, in the glance of her eye most fierce, and her voice was harsh , a great mass of the tawniest hair fell to her hips " 
 
Bronze Statue dedicated to the Celtic Queen Boudica in London      
 
While the Roman armies destroyed much of the celtic civilisations in mainland europe , they never reached Ireland and our Celtic genes remain the strongest to this day .  It is estimated that at least two-thirds of Irish people belong to the Celtic gene group R1b-L21 while in Britain its one-third. 

Its of no surprise then that Ireland would have the highest rate of Red hair in the world (10% - 30%) , followed by Scotland (10 - 25%) and Wales (10 - 15%) . Other hotspots for red hair include parts of northern France , the Netherlands , Belgium, Switzerland and Norway . Outside of Europe , a region in Russia called Udmurtia boasts the highest frequency of Redheads outside of europe with more than 10% of its inhabitants having red hair . 

Below : Red Hair Map of Europe 
 
 

Celtic Genes Table
 



   
Redhead Festivals  
 

Every year Redhead festivals are held in many Countries . In the Netherlands , Redhead Day (Roodharigendag) takes place in the first weekend of September in the city of Tilburg, the two day festival attracts attendance from 50 countries and is free due to sponsorship of the local government . In the USA , a Ginger Pride Parade takes place each March in the city of Rome in Floyd County Georgia , while in Italy, redheads gather in the city of Milan each May to celebrate their gingerness.
 
Redhead Day in the Netherlands       

Redhead Day in the Netherlands        
 

Ireland Redhead Festival 

Up until recent years , Ireland too celebrated its ginger people .
 

Between 2010 and 2016 , the seaside village of Crosshaven in Co Cork was home to Ireland's lively redhead Convention.
 

The festival ran for seven years , attracting Redheads from all over Ireland and Abroad . From Carrot-tossing compeititions to best red eyebrows and most freckles , orange lawn bowling , giant ginger jenga and treasure trails to live music , seminars on redhead history and ginger speed dating , the festival was a mecca for carrot lovers alike culminating in the crowning of the King and Queen of Gingerdom and parade through Crosshaven village.
 

Over its short time , The festival which was founded by Joleen Cronin, a local Photographer in Cork , raised over €30,000 for the Irish Cancer Society . Research has shown that redheads are more susceptible to melanoma and other skin cancers due to their fair skin.
 

In December 2016 , organisers of the convention announced on its Facebook page that due to lack of public funding and a main sponsor, there would be no convention in 2017 , the festival never returned and In May 2018 , organisers notified people that the festival was cancelled for the "forseeable future" .
 
Irish Redhead Convention 2010 - 2016

  
Redhead Convention Crosshaven Co Cork Ireland       

Redhead Convention Crosshaven Co Cork Ireland         

Redhead Convention Crosshaven Co Cork Ireland        

Redhead Convention Crosshaven Co Cork Ireland  
       
Redhead Convention Crosshaven Co Cork Ireland        
 
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Germany : Annual March for Life takes place in Berlin

Germany : Annual March for Life takes place in Berlin

The Annual March For Life (Marsch für das Leben) took place in Berlin on Saturday afternoon . The Crowd estimated at some 3000 participants assembled at the Brandenburg Gate before making the 3km march for life through downtown Berlin. According to the Organizers - Bundesverband Lebensrecht (BVL) , attendance was down
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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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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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Google censorship of time for change Rally

Google censorship of time for change Rally

On Saturday 12th September , thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest against the Covid-19 Lockdown measures . The Rally was entitled "time for change" . On Monday 14 September at 9am , we did a Google Search for the term - "time
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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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Taxi Drivers seek wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses

Taxi Drivers seek wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses

A wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses are among some of the issues being raised by Taxi Drivers at a protest in Dublin Today . Over a Thousand Taxi Drivers gathered at the pheonix park in Dublin this morning where they drove to Government Buildings to highlight their
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seems like a bit of craic , why wouldn't Cork Council want to fund this ? please give them a few bob . Crosshaven needs a bit of livening up a bit.
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here is an opportunity for Cork County Council to show they are committed to Irish Culture , we've already seen how the Irish language is in big trouble in the gaeltacht , more funding is urgently needed for irish cultural events .
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on the subject of hair , did you know your hair grows fastest between 10am and 11am and then 4pm - 6pm . It grows slowest at night . Altogether , it grows half and inch a month. Just something to mull over.
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lol , I like that bit about the wives being tougher then the Men . by all accounts the celtic women were tough cookies , not people you'd like to mess with
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Nice article Charlie, thank you.

It is a great shame for sure. We Irish tend to be either olive skin and dark hair, Red haired and very fair skin or a mixture of both.

IN my family two were / are olive skin with dark hair and one Sister is a natural redhead, freckles and all, though from an early age she would colour her hair. She hated being red / ginger.

Like all redheads when the sun got her it became easy to work out her natural colour, because the increase in freckles would give it away.
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your sister should be proud to be a ginger . a true celt .
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Thank You Dublin Lad,

Indeed, my Parents would often say exactly that, that she was a true Celtic Woman!

SHE is now in her mid 40's and her Daughter is an absolute double of her as a child, right down to the fair skin, freckles and (wait for it) Red Hair!.

BUT my Sister even now refuses to let her natural colour shine through!

As my Father (RIP) USED to say, "What is so wrong with being a beautiful Irish Colleen?"
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would have loved a bit of carrot topping meself or a bit of red beard
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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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Germany : Annual March for Life takes place in Berlin

Germany : Annual March for Life takes place in Berlin

The Annual March For Life (Marsch für das Leben) took place in Berlin on Saturday afternoon . The Crowd estimated at some 3000 participants assembled at the Brandenburg Gate before making the 3km march for life through downtown Berlin. According to the Organizers - Bundesverband Lebensrecht (BVL) , attendance was down
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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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Video : Thousands take part in Anti Lockdown rally in Dublin

Video : Thousands take part in Anti Lockdown rally in Dublin

Thousands take part in Time for Change Rally in Dublin Saturday , 12 September 2020 . The protesters are calling for an end to Covid-19 restrictions .
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American Tourist in Dublin - "I hardly saw any Irish People"

American Tourist in Dublin - "I hardly saw any Irish People"

An American Tourist visiting Dublin City Centre says she "hardly saw any Irish people" . a bit surprised at how many Foreign people I saw in the city , I hardly saw any Irish people . Its kinda like New York City in a way
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Time for Change Rally attracts Thousands in Dublin City Centre

Time for Change Rally attracts Thousands in Dublin City Centre

Around 5000 people attended a Time for Change Rally organised by the Yellow Vest Ireland movement in Dublin City Centre today . The protesters are calling for an end to the Covid-19 Lockdown measures and lifting of restrictions accross the Country . The large crowd many waving
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Taxi Drivers seek wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses

Taxi Drivers seek wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses

A wage subsidy scheme and moratorium on new licenses are among some of the issues being raised by Taxi Drivers at a protest in Dublin Today . Over a Thousand Taxi Drivers gathered at the pheonix park in Dublin this morning where they drove to Government Buildings to highlight their
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Google censorship of time for change Rally

Google censorship of time for change Rally

On Saturday 12th September , thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest against the Covid-19 Lockdown measures . The Rally was entitled "time for change" . On Monday 14 September at 9am , we did a Google Search for the term - "time
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Raheny - Planning Permission granted for 657 apartments

Raheny - Planning Permission granted for 657 apartments

An Bord Pleanala has given the go ahead to Crekav Trading GP Limited for nine blocks of Apartments, ranging in height from 5 to 9 storeys tall on a 6.7 hectare site east of St. Paul’s College, Sybil Hill Road in Raheny Dublin 5 . The Controversial application which amassed a total of 654
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Nursing Home Rapist entered Ireland illegally from Nigeria

Nursing Home Rapist entered Ireland illegally from Nigeria

52 year old Nigerian Man Emmanual Adeniji who raped an elderly Nursing home resident with Alzheimer's in her bed during the Covid-19 lockdown in April , had entered the country illegally in the year 2000 without a valid passport . The Sunday World has revealed that Mr Adeniji subsequently lodged
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Wild Rose

Sep 26 , 4:25 pm
why cant they do this for homeless people ?. Most asylum seekers coming to ireland are coming from Safe countries like albania , georgia , south africa , nigeria . others on here have said its a disgrace that our own homeless people are being killed on the streets and nobody cares . ah sure their only white irish , the dirt on your shoe , who cares , this seems to be the attitude of government . its shocking .

Ivaus

Sep 26 , 8:04 am
PCR-P romoting C 19 R edundancy TEST.  RTE-R adicalized T ruth E vasion. All Facts and Data ARE GLOBAL. 
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Ivaus

Sep 25 , 2:12 am
PADDY POWER LAUGHING AT >99:1% ODDS. GOVT.GAMBLES WHOLE ECONOMY ON "OUTSIDER FAVORITE " COVID 19 IS MASSIVELY OVER- R-aTEd.WHO WINS FOR BIG PUNTERS, it's all a game for a Globalist Cartel ,come in paddy last. 
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lucky

Sep 24 , 10:49 am
if people have the money , they should book a room for a homeless person even for a couple of nights . any one of us could be that person , sitting all alone on the street worrying where the next meal will come from or where your life is going

lucky

Sep 23 , 8:43 am
every day in Ireland , 18 babies are killed . almost 1 an hour . will never see the light or feel fresh air on little faces . its a killing spree . I remember during the abortion campaign one man saying to me oh , I'm voting yes , I have grandchildren . (but he might not have those grandchildren at all if abortion had been legal) , so many people like that man were so easily led by a very biased and one sided media/government campaign into voting yes . the repurcussions not just for ire

fionnuala

Sep 22 , 8:05 am
you can arrive at dublin airport whisper the magic word 'asylum' and you're put up in a hotel , fed , clothed , given medical cards and education , meanwhile homeless people can throw themselves in Liffey and not get any attention from government . left to freeze on streets , attacked , beaten , robbed , desperate and afraid , but no provision for them , why ?
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fionnuala

Sep 22 , 7:56 am
baby lives matter and all lives matter . we must stop the holocaust of the innocent .
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Mr D

Sep 21 , 6:32 pm
take a newborn baby, hold it in front of you , now put it back in the womb , is it ok to kill that baby just because you cant see it
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the Duke

Sep 21 , 3:35 pm
very sad . it must be horrible living on the streets . struggling to survive from one day to next .
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Wild Rose

Sep 21 , 11:36 am
Homeless Lives Matter . Its so sad seeing people left to rot on our streets like the dirt on someones shoe I listened to Paul Murphy say its nothing to do with Immigration . Of Course it is . Every society only has so many Houses , So many hospital beds , so many school places . You have to have some sort of controls over immigration in order to have a healthy society where people wont be fighting it out for dwindling public resources and low paid jobs. Guess who benefits the most fr
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