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Darragh Egan relishing 2023 Wexford challenge

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By Cian O'Connell "Its very different," Wexford senior hurling manager Darragh Egan says when asked to compare the difference between starting off for the upcoming campaign compared to 12 months ago."I know an awful lot now about the players. Even another club campaign, I would have watched a lot of
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Corn Uí Dhúill Quarter Final Draw

Corn Uí Dhúill Quarter Final Draw

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Home Corn U Dhill Quarter Final Draw December 6th, 2022Today the draw for the Quarter Final of the Leinster GAA Post Primary Senior A Corn U Dhill Championship took place.In the Draw were Coliste Eoin of Dublin and St Peters College of Wexford. The result saw St
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Darragh Egan relishing 2023 Wexford challenge

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By Cian O'Connell "Its very different," Wexford senior hurling manager Darragh Egan says when asked to compare the difference between starting off for the upcoming campaign compared to 12 months ago."I know an awful lot now about the players. Even another club campaign, I would have watched a lot of
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Corn Uí Dhúill Quarter Final Draw

Corn Uí Dhúill Quarter Final Draw

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Home Corn U Dhill Quarter Final Draw December 6th, 2022Today the draw for the Quarter Final of the Leinster GAA Post Primary Senior A Corn U Dhill Championship took place.In the Draw were Coliste Eoin of Dublin and St Peters College of Wexford. The result saw St
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"unplanned" - The true story of Abby Johnson

"unplanned" - The true story of Abby Johnson
In Cinemas nationwide from 4 October : "Unplanned" The true Story of Abby Johnson . 
  

Abby Johnson worked for 8 years as executive director of a planned parenthood abortion clinic in Bryan Texas . Identifying as "extremely pro-choice," she had had two abortions herself before the birth of her daughter .

One day In September 2009 she was called in to assist during an ultrasound guided abortion procedure . Her Job was to hold the ultrasound probe on the womans abdomen so the physician could see the woman's uterus on the ultrasound screen .
 
What she saw that day would transform her life forever and is documented In her Book 'unplanned'  which has since been made into a movie and is now showing in cinemas accross Ireland . 
 

I applied the lubricant to the patient’s belly, then maneuvered the ultrasound probe until her uterus was displayed on the screen and adjusted the probe’s position to capture the image of the fetus.
 
I was expecting to see what I had seen in past ultrasounds. Usually, depending on how far along the pregnancy was and how the fetus was turned, I’d first see a leg, or the head, or some partial image of the torso, and would need to maneuver a bit to get the best possible image. But this time, the image was complete. I could see the entire, perfect profile of a baby. It looks just like Grace at 12 weeks, I thought, surprised, remembering my very first peek at my daughter, three years before, snuggled securely inside my womb. The image now before me looked the same, only clearer, sharper. The detail startled me.

I could clearly see the profile of the head, both arms, legs, and even tiny fingers and toes. Perfect. And just that quickly, the flutter of the warm memory of Grace was replaced with a surge of anxiety. What am I about to see? My stomach tightened. I don’t want to watch what is about to happen. I suppose that sounds odd coming from a professional who’d been running a Planned Parenthood clinic for two years, counseling women in crisis, scheduling abortions, reviewing the clinic’s monthly budget reports, hiring and training staff. But odd or not, the simple fact is, I had never been interested in promoting abortion. I’d come to Planned Parenthood eight years before, believing that its purpose was primarily to prevent unwanted pregnancies, thereby reducing the number of abortions. That had certainly been my goal. And I believed that Planned Parenthood saved lives — the lives of women who, without the services provided by this organization, might resort to some back-alley butcher. All of this sped through my mind as I carefully held the probe in place.

“Thirteen weeks,” I heard the nurse say after taking measurements to determine the fetus’s age. “Okay,” the doctor said, looking at me, “just hold the probe in place during the procedure so I can see what I’m doing.” The cool air of the exam room left me feeling chilled. My eyes still glued to the image of this perfectly formed baby, I watched as a new image entered the video screen. The cannula — a strawshaped instrument attached to the end of the suction tube — had been inserted into the uterus and was nearing the baby’s side. It looked like an invader on the screen, out of place. Wrong. It just looked wrong.

My heart sped up. Time slowed. I didn’t want to look, but I didn’t want to stop looking either. I couldn’t not watch. I was horrified, but fascinated at the same time, like a gawker slowing as he drives past some horrific automobile wreck—not wanting to see a mangled body, but looking all the same. My eyes flew to the patient’s face; tears flowed from the corners of her eyes. I could see she was in pain. The nurse dabbed the woman’s face with a tissue. “Just breathe,” the nurse gently coached her. “Breathe.” “It’s almost over,” I whispered. I wanted to stay focused on her, but my eyes shot back to the image on the screen.

At first, the baby didn’t seem aware of the cannula. It gently probed the baby’s side, and for a quick second I felt relief. Of course, I thought. The fetus doesn’t feel pain. I had reassured countless women of this as I’d been taught by Planned Parenthood. The fetal tissue feels nothing as it is removed. Get a grip, Abby. This is a simple, quick medical procedure. My head was working hard to control my responses, but I couldn’t shake an inner disquiet that was quickly mounting to horror as I watched the screen.

The next movement was the sudden jerk of a tiny foot as the baby started kicking, as if it were trying to move away from the probing invader. As the cannula pressed its side, the baby began struggling to turn and twist away. It seemed clear to me that it could feel the cannula, and it did not like what it was feeling. And then the doctor’s voice broke through, startling me.

“Beam me up, Scotty,” he said lightheartedly to the nurse. He was telling her to turn on the suction — in an abortion the suction isn’t turned on until the doctor feels he has the cannula in exactly the right place. I had a sudden urge to yell, “Stop!” To shake the woman and say, “Look at what is happening to your baby! Wake up! Hurry! Stop them!” But even as I thought those words, I looked at my own hand holding the probe. I was one of “them” performing this act. My eyes shot back to the screen again. The cannula was already being rotated by the doctor, and now I could see the tiny body violently twisting with it. For the briefest moment the baby looked as if it were being wrung like a dishcloth, twirled and squeezed. And then it crumpled and began disappearing into the cannula before my eyes. The last thing I saw was the tiny, perfectly formed backbone sucked into the tube, and then it was gone. And the uterus was empty. Totally empty.

I was frozen in disbelief. Without realizing it, I let go of the probe. It slipped off the patient’s tummy and slid onto her leg. I could feel my heart pounding — pounding so hard my neck throbbed. I tried to get a deep breath but couldn’t seem to breathe in or out. I still stared at the screen, even though it was black now because I’d lost the image. But nothing was registering to me. I felt too stunned and shaken to move. I was aware of the doctor and nurse casually chatting as they worked, but it sounded distant, like vague background noise, hard to hear over the pounding of my own blood in my ears.

The image of the tiny body, mangled and sucked away, was replaying in my mind, and with it the image of Grace’s first ultrasound — how she’d been about the same size. And I could hear in my memory one of the many arguments I’d had with my husband, Doug, about abortion. “When you were pregnant with Grace, it wasn’t a fetus; it was a baby,” Doug had said. And now it hit me like a lightning bolt: He was right! What was in this woman’s womb just a moment ago was alive. It wasn’t just tissue, just cells. It was a human baby. And it was fighting for its life! A battle it lost in the blink of an eye. What I have told people for years, what I’ve believed and taught and defended, is a lie.

Suddenly I felt the eyes of the doctor and nurse on me. It shook me out of my thoughts. I noticed the probe lying on the woman’s leg and fumbled to get it back into place. But my hands were shaking now. “Abby, are you OK?” the doctor asked. The nurse’s eyes searched my face with concern. “Yeah, I’m OK.” I still didn’t have the probe correctly positioned, and now I was worried because the doctor couldn’t see inside the uterus. My right hand held the probe, and my left hand rested gingerly on the woman’s warm belly. I glanced at her face — more tears and a grimace of pain. I moved the probe until I’d recaptured the image of her now-empty uterus. My eyes traveled back to my hands. I looked at them as if they weren’t even my own. How much damage have these hands done over the past eight years? How many lives have been taken because of them? Not just because of my hands, but because of my words. What if I’d known the truth, and what if I’d told all those women? What if? I had believed a lie! I had blindly promoted the “company line” for so long. Why? Why hadn’t I searched out the truth for myself? Why had I closed my ears to the arguments I’d heard? Oh, dear God, what had I done?

My hand was still on the patient’s belly, and I had the sense that I had just taken something away from her with that hand. I’d robbed her. And my hand started to hurt — I felt an actual physical pain. And right there, standing beside the table, my hand on the weeping woman’s belly, this thought came from deep within me: Never again! Never again.

 - Abby Johnson , Extract from Unplanned 



The Following Month , October 2009 , Abby Johnson resigned her position as Clinic Director and became a pro life advocate . Today , she runs a nonprofit organization called 'And Then There Were None' , an organisation which helps abortion clinic workers leave the abortion industry and end abortion from the inside out . https://abortionworker.com  .

 
Trailer from unplanned Movie
 


 
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Large Crowds turn out for Free Speech Rally in Dublin

Large Crowds turn out for Free Speech Rally in Dublin

Large crowds of people turned out for a Free Speech Rally in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. The March comes ahead of government plans to introduce hate crime laws in Ireland in the coming months. In November, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee announced that under the new laws, the right to free
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Malachy Steenson - "if its not good enough for Ballsbridge its not good enough for East Wall"

Malachy Steenson - "if its not good enough for Ballsbridge its not good enough for East Wall"

Lifelong East Wall resident and veteran republican Malachy Steenson has spoken out about the "flouting of planning laws" , "fire safety regulations" as well as lack of consultation following the opening of a reception centre for asylum seekers in the area. Speaking to Gript.ie news on Monday.
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Consultant warns medical sector collapsing under refugee influx

Consultant warns medical sector collapsing under refugee influx

Speaking to Tipp FM, Dr Mary Ryan who is a Consultant Physician and Endocrinology to Barringtons Hospital in Limerick and to Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny said the refugee influx into ireland was compounding the backlog and issues within the medical sector specifically in relation to cancer treatment. The Doctor
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Video - upsetting video highlighting Homelessness in Ireland

Video - upsetting video highlighting Homelessness in Ireland

Very moving video highlighting the plight of Homeless People in Ireland. Recent Figures show 10,568 people are officially listed as homeless including 3,137 children. 70 Homeless people have died so far in 2022.
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New Planning Exemptions allow State to bypass planning system for Asylum Seeker Centres

New Planning Exemptions allow State to bypass planning system for Asylum Seeker Centres

The Planning and Development (Exempted Development No. 4) Regulations 2022 passed through the Houses of the Oireachtas Last Week. The new Planning Regulations give Minister Roderic O'Gorman the authority to use a wide list of Buildings including Office Blocks to accommodate asylum seekers arriving in Ireland without the need to
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Enoch Burke Case -  Bishop Patricia Storey should do the Christian thing and withdraw Injunction against Teacher Burke

Enoch Burke Case - Bishop Patricia Storey should do the Christian thing and withdraw Injunction against Teacher Burke

The Church of Ireland’s first female Bishop Revd Patricia Storey, who is Patron of Wilson's Hospital School in Westmeath has an important role to play in what happens to Jailed Teacher Enoch Burke who has entered his third Month behind bars following a row with school management over his refusal
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Video : Scoil Ide - Children sing "I can sing a rainbow" while trans-rainbow flag erected above school

Video : Scoil Ide - Children sing "I can sing a rainbow" while trans-rainbow flag erected above school

A video which was posted by Scoil Ide , a Catholic Primary School in Clondalkin Dublin to its twitter account in October shows Children as young as 5 years old being made take part in a trans-rainbow flag raising ceremony organised by one of the teaching staff while they sing
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Enoch Burke Case -  Bishop Patricia Storey should do the Christian thing and withdraw Injunction against Teacher Burke

Enoch Burke Case - Bishop Patricia Storey should do the Christian thing and withdraw Injunction against Teacher Burke

The Church of Ireland’s first female Bishop Revd Patricia Storey, who is Patron of Wilson's Hospital School in Westmeath has an important role to play in what happens to Jailed Teacher Enoch Burke who has entered his third Month behind bars following a row with school management over his refusal
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Large Crowds turn out for Free Speech Rally in Dublin

Large Crowds turn out for Free Speech Rally in Dublin

Large crowds of people turned out for a Free Speech Rally in Dublin on Saturday afternoon. The March comes ahead of government plans to introduce hate crime laws in Ireland in the coming months. In November, Minister for Justice Helen McEntee announced that under the new laws, the right to free
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Enoch Burke says claims about him "annoying other prisoners" were "made up" as defamation case continues against newspaper

Enoch Burke says claims about him "annoying other prisoners" were "made up" as defamation case continues against newspaper

Jailed Teacher Enoch Burke has described claims in a Sunday Independent Article which alleged he was."moved to a new jail cell for his own safety" because he was "annoying other prisoners".. as - "made up" . The Article entitled .. "Enoch Burke moved to new jail cell for his
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Letters : Coudenhove-Kalergi - a man and his vision for europe

Letters : Coudenhove-Kalergi - a man and his vision for europe

In 1923 Munich Germany , a man named Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi founded the Pan European Union also known as the Pan Europa Movement. His goal was the creation of a single European State as laid down in his manifesto entitled 'Paneuropa' . His ideas would later form the rock on
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Letters : Wicklow Welcomes : arrival of Marauding Asylum Seekers sparks protests among residents

Letters : Wicklow Welcomes : arrival of Marauding Asylum Seekers sparks protests among residents

Back in November 2018, 200 residents turned up to a public meeting in St.Patricks GAA Club in Wicklow Town to discuss the conversion of the Grand Hotel in their town into a Direct Provision Centre for Asylum Seekers. At that meeting there were many angry exchanges with some concerned about tourism,
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New Planning Exemptions allow State to bypass planning system for Asylum Seeker Centres

New Planning Exemptions allow State to bypass planning system for Asylum Seeker Centres

The Planning and Development (Exempted Development No. 4) Regulations 2022 passed through the Houses of the Oireachtas Last Week. The new Planning Regulations give Minister Roderic O'Gorman the authority to use a wide list of Buildings including Office Blocks to accommodate asylum seekers arriving in Ireland without the need to
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Malachy Steenson - "if its not good enough for Ballsbridge its not good enough for East Wall"

Malachy Steenson - "if its not good enough for Ballsbridge its not good enough for East Wall"

Lifelong East Wall resident and veteran republican Malachy Steenson has spoken out about the "flouting of planning laws" , "fire safety regulations" as well as lack of consultation following the opening of a reception centre for asylum seekers in the area. Speaking to Gript.ie news on Monday.
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Relationships and Sexuality Education act passes second stage in Seanad

Relationships and Sexuality Education act passes second stage in Seanad

An Act aimed at introducing mandatory LGBTQU+ sex education in Primary Schools has passed its second stage in the Seanad. The Education (Relationships and Sexuality Education) Amendment Act 2022 which is described as .. "An Act to amend the Education Act 1998 to make provision for the implementation of
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Georgia top country of origin for asylum seekers arriving in Ireland

Georgia top country of origin for asylum seekers arriving in Ireland

Figures from the International Protection Office which processes Asylum Seeker applications in Ireland shows that in the first 10 months of the year (Jan - Oct) , a total of 11,142 asylum seekers arrived in Ireland from various Countries accross the World. The top Country of Origin for those arriving
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Ivaus ☘🇮🇪💚

Dec 07 , 6:13 am
Good Riddance Miser Martin, slimy Lieo snakes in and Enoch Burkes Outlives both your pathetic legacies

just saying

Dec 06 , 3:29 pm
while kalergi didn't have a racial plan as such, he was a clear racist, he describes caucasion reproduction as "inbreeding" and says the offspring is inferior to hybrid offspring. the man was a racist , a racist who was at the heart of the creation of the european union. who knows there could be many in the EU who still share his views, I mean the EU set aside a record €9.9 billion for Asylum, Migration and Integration (AMIF fund) for the period 2021 - 2027 , a 200% increase
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ordinary man

Dec 06 , 2:32 pm
wilsons hospital school and the church of ireland should be deeply ashamed for what has happened to this man, how can they call themselves christians when they know the suffering this man is going through
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Government Artist

Dec 06 , 1:44 pm
let him out. wilson's will be closed for christmas anyway. let him out.
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the big fella

Dec 06 , 12:43 pm
Enoch Burke should be Taoiseach. the courage this man has to stand up for his beliefs is an inspiration to so many of us
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free Enoch

Dec 06 , 12:00 pm
when that article was published, the others jumped on the anti-burke bandwagon. shame on them. this poor man's life has been ruined for all because he wouldn't accept transgender ideology
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Ivaus ☘🇮🇪💚

Dec 06 , 3:05 am
W H O benefits-W E F Lockdowns Lockjaws using UN EU Climate and Mass Migration
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just saying

Dec 05 , 4:06 pm
if this was a transgender or climate change rally every News outlet would report on it but because it goes against the Europeanisation agenda, nope nothing, nothing at all to report here . lets just label them far-right and move on to the next item on EU agenda
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just saying

Dec 05 , 2:55 pm
the gardai have more important things to be doing then policing social media. there are people who will spend all day and will get paid to report so called hate speech in order to control public discourse and ensure everyone shares the same views on everything
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free Enoch

Dec 05 , 2:06 pm
over a thousand people attended that demo and nobody in the main stream media bothered to report on it. says a lot about the times we live in
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Avatar: The Way of Water Featurette - Return to Pandora (2022)

Avatar: The Way of Water Featurette - Return to Pandora (2022)

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Trailer #1 (2023)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Trailer #1 (2023)

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