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President Michael D pays respects to Antonio Gramsci - founder of Communist Party of Italy

President Michael D pays respects to Antonio Gramsci - founder of Communist Party of Italy

Continuing his Tour of Rome President Michael D Higgins stopped at the grave of Antonio Gramsci and paid his respect to the man who founded and led the Italian Communist Party in the 1920s . Antonio Gramsci (1891 – 1937) founded the Communist Party of Italy in 1921 and was one
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Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs

Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) was traditionally the Job of Schools and their Teachers to impart such Education to Children . Now it appears , some Schools are using the services of Trade Unions and Football Clubs . A number of Schools in Clondalkin
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Afghan child killer suspect arrived in UK on Migrant Boat claiming to be refugee

Afghan child killer suspect arrived in UK on Migrant Boat claiming to be refugee

An Afghan man (Rasuili Zubaidullah) who is wanted in Austria on suspicion of the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl arrived in the UK claiming to be a refugee . The suspected killer and rapist arrived in Kent on July 18 on one of the migrant boats
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Shamrock Rovers partner with Trade Union Unite despite FAI rule on politcal neutrality

Shamrock Rovers partner with Trade Union Unite despite FAI rule on politcal neutrality

The Association shall require that its Members be and remain, neutral in matters of politics and religion - Rule 5.1.4 of the FAI governance Shamrock Rovers have announced they are forging an alliance with the Trade Union "Unite" to carry out educational programmes for children accross schools
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Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles

Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles

A new Fine Gael Bill entitled the "corporate governance bill 2021" will force Companies to select directors based on their gender rather than the person's skills , abilities , merits and qualifications . Under the new Bill , 40% of people recruited for Directorships must be selected on the
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Wind Farms

Wind Farms
How would you feel about an Ireland dotted with Dublin Spires ?

Add another 30 metres onto the top of the Dublin Spire and now your looking at the size of the Wind Turbines being built all accross the Countryside of Ireland .

The Photo above shows Mount Lucas Wind Farm in East County Offaly , It was built by Bord na Mona and consists of 28 Wind Turbines each 150 metres in height .


The head of Bord na Mona power generation John Reilly says the project is :

the opening phase in the development of very very large scale wind farms with the intent of exporting that energy into the UK Market

a lot of peat bogs in the area will be phased out of peat producion , these sites will provide significant opportunities for the development of very very large scale wind farms   

- John Reilly  , Bord na Mona


Lets take a look at the Foundations for these beasts. 

Each turbine has a concrete base 20m in diameter, 3.35m high at the pedestal and comprised of 640m3 of structural concrete !!!  

   
 
In 2013 / 2014 , An Bord Pleanala granted permission for 259 Wind Turbines accross Ireland which is nearly 3 per week , It is estimated that there are currently 1,800 turbines operating around the country .

But what is the driving force behind all these Wind Farms , From a government perspective they are giving us two conflicting reasons.

On one hand you had Former Minister for Energy Pat Rabbite saying the purpose is "to enable trading of electricity between here and britain" , this was confirmed by John Reilly of Bord na Mona who said the intent was "exporting renewable into the UK Market" .

Pat Rabbite's successor Minister for Energy Alex White said its about achieving EU emissions targets which state 16% of our Energy is to come from 'Renewable Sources' by the year 2020 (Directive 2009/28/EC) , it was initially 40% (Directive 2001/77/EC) . Others say its about Job creation however if we look at the Mount Lucas development , the official Bord na Mona case study stated that - "just 10 full time long term jobs have been created in operations & maintenance"

Whatever the truth may be , our beautiful country and world renowned landscape is being decimated . We can take a little heart from news that over in the UK , amid growing public opposition to Wind Farms , 57% of all onshore projects were rejected in 2014 .
 
Below , Aaerial view of Mount Lucas Wind Farm in co offaly .

Bord na Mona intends to phase out peat production and build more Wind Farms like this one instead   

    
Below ,   Angela Merkel and Germany probably gain the most from wind farms , German Company Siemens has many of the contracts to supply wind turbines accross the EU and Ireland .  

    

Below  Wind Farm Protesters in Kilkenny
 
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Soldier slams identity politics within defence forces

Soldier slams identity politics within defence forces

An Irish Soldier of 21 years has described the defence forces participation in Pride led by vice admiral Mark Mellett as "a contemptable abuse of power" . Soldier Mike Connell from Galway , has taken to social media to explain through a series of videos why he left
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Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs

Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) was traditionally the Job of Schools and their Teachers to impart such Education to Children . Now it appears , some Schools are using the services of Trade Unions and Football Clubs . A number of Schools in Clondalkin
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London : Pro Life resurgence amid soaring abortion rates

London : Pro Life resurgence amid soaring abortion rates

Thousands of pro life supporters marched on Parliament Square in London on Saturday to show their concern over soaring abortion rates in the Country . In one of the largest rallies in recent years , the Annual March for Life rally experienced somewhat of a rebirth , as attendance
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Shamrock Rovers partner with Trade Union Unite despite FAI rule on politcal neutrality

Shamrock Rovers partner with Trade Union Unite despite FAI rule on politcal neutrality

The Association shall require that its Members be and remain, neutral in matters of politics and religion - Rule 5.1.4 of the FAI governance Shamrock Rovers have announced they are forging an alliance with the Trade Union "Unite" to carry out educational programmes for children accross schools
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Auckland - Two people still in intensive care following Terrorist attack by refugee

Auckland - Two people still in intensive care following Terrorist attack by refugee

Five people remain in hospital , two in intensive care units at Auckland City Hospital following Friday's Terrorist attack by a refugee at a supermarket in West Auckland . The refugee , 32 year-old Ahamed Aathill Mohamed Samsudeen was shot dead by police after he went on a stabbing
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Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles

Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles

A new Fine Gael Bill entitled the "corporate governance bill 2021" will force Companies to select directors based on their gender rather than the person's skills , abilities , merits and qualifications . Under the new Bill , 40% of people recruited for Directorships must be selected on the
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the anti wind farm campaign has gone very quiet .
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Yay! If you don't like wind farms then how about you stop using electricity.
Electricity doesn't grow on trees you know!
I know you probably don't care about the environment but your children or your nephews and nieces would sure appreciate the opportunity to live.
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Hi asdf ,

actually , electricty in ireland does grow , ok not on trees but in the ground .

Much of Ireland's electricty comes from burning peat or turf which is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation , dead plants etc (Such Power stations include Edenderry , West Offaly and Lough Ree)

While Wind Turbines may produce less emissions , they have other environmental impacts such as killing protected bat species , birds , noise pollution , visual obstrusion etc , these are all issues that must be considered too .
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have I got this right ,

first they issue a directive to tell us we cant cut turf 

then they issue a directive to build wind farms , 

then they announce the bogs are to be used for these wind farms , 

then , they announce the German Company Siemens is to get all the contracts for the wind turbines .

the penny has dropped .  
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President Michael D pays respects to Antonio Gramsci - founder of Communist Party of Italy

President Michael D pays respects to Antonio Gramsci - founder of Communist Party of Italy

Continuing his Tour of Rome President Michael D Higgins stopped at the grave of Antonio Gramsci and paid his respect to the man who founded and led the Italian Communist Party in the 1920s . Antonio Gramsci (1891 – 1937) founded the Communist Party of Italy in 1921 and was one
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Shamrock Rovers partner with Trade Union Unite despite FAI rule on politcal neutrality

Shamrock Rovers partner with Trade Union Unite despite FAI rule on politcal neutrality

The Association shall require that its Members be and remain, neutral in matters of politics and religion - Rule 5.1.4 of the FAI governance Shamrock Rovers have announced they are forging an alliance with the Trade Union "Unite" to carry out educational programmes for children accross schools
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Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs

Letters: When did schools start delegating STEM Education to Trade Unions and Football Clubs

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) was traditionally the Job of Schools and their Teachers to impart such Education to Children . Now it appears , some Schools are using the services of Trade Unions and Football Clubs . A number of Schools in Clondalkin
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Soldier slams identity politics within defence forces

Soldier slams identity politics within defence forces

An Irish Soldier of 21 years has described the defence forces participation in Pride led by vice admiral Mark Mellett as "a contemptable abuse of power" . Soldier Mike Connell from Galway , has taken to social media to explain through a series of videos why he left
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Auckland - Two people still in intensive care following Terrorist attack by refugee

Auckland - Two people still in intensive care following Terrorist attack by refugee

Five people remain in hospital , two in intensive care units at Auckland City Hospital following Friday's Terrorist attack by a refugee at a supermarket in West Auckland . The refugee , 32 year-old Ahamed Aathill Mohamed Samsudeen was shot dead by police after he went on a stabbing
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Afghan child killer suspect arrived in UK on Migrant Boat claiming to be refugee

Afghan child killer suspect arrived in UK on Migrant Boat claiming to be refugee

An Afghan man (Rasuili Zubaidullah) who is wanted in Austria on suspicion of the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl arrived in the UK claiming to be a refugee . The suspected killer and rapist arrived in Kent on July 18 on one of the migrant boats
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Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles

Letters : New Fine Gael Bill to ditch Men from directorship roles

A new Fine Gael Bill entitled the "corporate governance bill 2021" will force Companies to select directors based on their gender rather than the person's skills , abilities , merits and qualifications . Under the new Bill , 40% of people recruited for Directorships must be selected on the
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UK : Abortion hits record high in 2020 , 42% repeat abortions , 131 people had 9th abortion

UK : Abortion hits record high in 2020 , 42% repeat abortions , 131 people had 9th abortion

UK Abortion Rate hits all time high in 2020 with 210,860 abortions A total of 210,860 abortions took place in England and Wales in 2020 , the highest since records began back in 1968 when 23,641 abortions took place . In 2020, the majority of abortions 98.1% (205,930) were ground C
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Sacramento : Teacher who boasted about turning pupils into communist revolutionaries faces imminent dismissal

Sacramento : Teacher who boasted about turning pupils into communist revolutionaries faces imminent dismissal

A civics teacher in Sacramento California who boasted about turning his pupils into communist revolutionaries within 180 days and awarding them curriculum points for taking part in left wing protests is facing imminent dismissal after a backlash from parents and school authorities alike . Teacher Gabriel Gipe of Inderkum High
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Should Wealthy areas of Dublin take their fair share of refugees and asylum seekers

Should Wealthy areas of Dublin take their fair share of refugees and asylum seekers

With the recent announcement by Government that it will take in hundreds of Afghan migrants under the Irish Refugee Protection Programme , cancel deportation orders on failed Afghan Asylum Seekers here and prioritise family reunification and Visas for Afghans , I ask the question , is it only fair
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the Duke

Sep 18 , 4:10 pm
If these people in labour like communism so much why dont they go live in North Korea ?? why do they want to bring north korea to Ireland . the first thing to go in a communist regime is your ability to change your government , the next is your right to disagree with them , the next is your standard of living , everyone ends up in poverty while their government get rich
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Ivaus ☘

Sep 18 , 8:05 am
Michael D, has no respect worth paying. Pretending to snub his Queen and DUP while cow towing to his MARXIST HERO. God save Ireland...because THE FIZZLE HIGGINS never will. TRAITOR EXTRAORDINARY.
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