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Shocking Footage shows asylum seeker threatening to kill female staff at Dublin Office

Shocking Footage shows asylum seeker threatening to kill female staff at Dublin Office

Shocking Footage has emerged showing an asylum seeker threatening to kill female staff at a Dublin Office after he was told there was no money to give him. The Man of African Origin has a Travel Case with him and appears to have recently arrived in Dublin. The
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Final Thoughts - Wilson's Hospital School - Enoch Burke

Final Thoughts - Wilson's Hospital School - Enoch Burke

The issue of transgenderism , raised by teacher Burke at Wilson's Hospital School was an important one for the school and society in general because if School Management now believe that pupils can identity as - whatever - what does this mean : Can male pupils at Wilsons
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Shocking Footage shows asylum seeker threatening to kill female staff at Dublin Office

Shocking Footage shows asylum seeker threatening to kill female staff at Dublin Office

Shocking Footage has emerged showing an asylum seeker threatening to kill female staff at a Dublin Office after he was told there was no money to give him. The Man of African Origin has a Travel Case with him and appears to have recently arrived in Dublin. The
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Flashback 2013 - Chairman of Catholic School forced to resign over pro life leaflets

Flashback 2013 - Chairman of Catholic School forced to resign over pro life leaflets

June 2013 - Eddie Shaw , Chairman of Harold Primary School in Dún Laoghaire in Dublin - a Catholic School founded by the sisters of mercy , was forced to resign after he sent home some leaflets advertising a Pro Life Event . Leaflet sent home to parents
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Páraic Duffy: 'Championship proposals will not be parked'

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Páraic Duffy: 'Championship proposals will not be parked'
Páraic Duffy: 'Championship proposals will not be parked'

By John Harrington

GAA rd Stiurthir Praic Duffy has said the Club Players Association request to put on hold Central Council football championship proposals due to go before congress are surprising.

In a statement released on Monday, the CPA suggested that if the proposals are passed there will be no possibility of properly addressing the fixtures issue until 2019.

Speaking at the launch of his Annual Report in Croke Park today, the rd Stirthoir said such a position is a contradictory one, because the proposals are expressly designed to improve inter-county fixture scheduling in order to free up more time for the playing of club matches.

"That's exactly what they take account of, said Duffy. You can absolutely argue, as is their right, that they don't go far enough but I don't think it's valid to say that the proposal doesn't take on board things like players holidays, closed season, etc. It does take account of those things.



"The CPA, I'm a little bit surprised by some of the things in it Mondays press-release.

They asked the GAA to fix the fixtures issue for all players, which I thought is what were trying to do in terms of the motions going to Congress.

To say that if the proposals are passed it will be 2019 at the earliest and it needs sorting now? If you want to attempt to sort it now then why would you park it? The two things appear contradictory.

If Central Council or Coiste Bainist management committee were to park it, which they wont, then the issue wouldnt be addressed at all this year.

"In my opinion having extra-time rather than replays is of huge benefit to clubs. Certainly bringing forward the All-Ireland finals is of huge benefit to clubs. So I can't see how they are not supporting those proposals. But that's their right."

GAA Ard Stiúrthóir Páraic Duffy at the launch of his Annual Report in Croke Park.GAA Ard Stirthir Praic Duffy at the launch of his Annual Report in Croke Park.

In Mondays press-release the CPA also argued that the championship proposals would be detrimental to hurling, a position that Duffy also struggles to understand.

"I, for the life of me, cannot see how these proposals are detrimental to hurling, he said.

The only point that I think they may be referring to is, and I have addressed this in the document, was a concern that was expressed about bringing forward the hurling championship would leave too long of a gap between games.

The appendices in the document were simply to show one way, my thoughts at how it might be done. But I made it absolutely clear that it was no more than that. These aren't fixed dates.

I don't understand that criticism to say that this is detrimental to hurling. In fact I would argue very strongly that it's a positive for hurling because of all games, if the All-Ireland championships finish earlier, the club championships would be played off on good pitches.

We've had a situation where provincial club finals are being played in late November when pitches are heavy which is not conducive to good hurling."

In Mondays press-release the CPA also called for the immediate establishment of a Fixtures Think Tank to meet and consult with fixtures experts in the GAA and, if necessary, take evidence from other sports.

Duffy neither believes there's merit for taking evidence from other sports, nor that a think-tank will provide any expertise that is not already available to the GAA.

"We have a Central Fixtures Planning Committee, which is a very good committee, said Duffy.

They've been doing fantastic work over the past year trying to streamline fixtures, working with counties, working with fixture analysts. They are the fixtures experts.

I don't see to be honest how other sports can help us to solve our problem. I accept we have a problem, we know that. We have issues that nobody else has in terms of players that play two sports - football and hurling - players with the various age grades.

I don't see that a think-tank will turn up anything that hasn't been turned up already. We know what the problems are already, we need solutions.

"In fairness to the CPA, I think we need to give them time to come up with their proposals. The only proposal that they've put into the public domain so far is that they want the All-Ireland finals played by the 1st of August.

They have said they'll come forward with their own suggestions in time. I look forward to that and I think it's important that they do that. If they are better proposals out there, we want to hear them."

CPA Executive members from left, Niall Corcoran, Aaron Kernan, Declan Brennan, Micheál Briody, Kevin Nolan, and Liam Griffin.CPA Executive members from left, Niall Corcoran, Aaron Kernan, Declan Brennan, Michel Briody, Kevin Nolan, and Liam Griffin.

In their press-release, the CPA also requested that motions proposed by the Wexford and Tipperary County Boards to officially recognise the CPA at Annual Congress this year be given due consideration without the possibility of procedural interference of impairment.

Duffy was adamant there was no such possibility of any interference ever taking place.

"They say that they hope that Congress will hear the motions proposed by Tipperary and Wexford in relation to recognition and give due consideration without the possibility of procedural interference or impairment.

There's no question of procedural interference or impairment. The motions will be on the agenda and will be discussed by Congress. I'm not too sure what they're thinking at there."

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Holden ready to travel following emotional victory

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By Cian O'Connell Ultimately another AIB All-Ireland Club SHC culminated in glory for Ballyhale Shamrocks.Nine national titles have been gleaned by the proud Kilkenny outfit with Joey Holden making a crucial contribution in Sunday's win over Dunloy at Croke Park."It feels unbelievable, it was a tough battle out there," Holden
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Round-up: Wednesday's Electric Ireland Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup action

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Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup Round Three UCD 7-8 Ulster University 3-10UCC 0-19 Queens 3-10 - UCC win 7-6 on penalties David Garland scored 3-3 as UCD advanced to the quarter-finals of the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup.John Divilly's attacking team shrugged off Ulster University's resistance to emerge 7-8 to 3-10 victors.At
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Round-up: Wednesday's Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup action

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Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup Round 2B UCC 1-12 ATU Galway 0-8SETU Carlow 2-9 MTU Kerry 0-12Two first half goals from Eoin Hackett helped to steer SETU Carlow to a 2-9 to 0-12 Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup success over MTU Kerry .Billy O'Loughlin's team led 2-4 to 0-5 at the
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Allianz FL D3: Fermanagh and Down get off the mark

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ALLIANZ LEAGUE DIVISION THREE RESULTS Fermanagh 0-15 Longford 0-8Down 2-11 Tipperary 1-11Down and Fermanagh are the early leaders in Division Three of the Allianz Football league, after they picked up victories in contrasting styles against Tipperary and Longford respectively today.The first game of the 2023 Allianz Football League took place
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Allianz FL D2: Derry defeat Limerick

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Allianz Football League Division Two Derry 0-16 Limerick 0-4 By Steven Doherty at Owenbeg Derry led from gun to tape, defeating Limerick by 12 points at Owenbeg on Saturday afternoon.The reigning Ulster champions rarely got out of second gear, but were too good for a Limerick side that never threatened
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Crokes building for the future

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By Cian OConnell Kilmacud Crokes AIB All-Ireland Club SFC success in 2009 remains etched in Andrew McGowans mind.It was Crokes second national title, but as a youngster McGowan enjoyed watching how that particular team developed, illustrating what could be achieved.How important is it for the next generation to witness silverware
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2023 All-Ireland SFC format explained

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With a new All-Ireland SFC format being adopted in 2023 the upcoming Allianz Football League carries added significance.Ultimately the 16 counties that will compete in Round One the All-Ireland series are to be seeded in the following way:First seeds: The four provincial champions Second seeds: The four provincial runners-up Third
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Allianz FL D2: Second half goals help Meath defeat Cork

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Allianz Football League Division 2MEATH 3-14 CORK 0-19By Stephen Barry at Pirc U Chaoimh Colm ORourkes young Meath side got off to a winning start in the Allianz Football League, a two-goal burst midway through the second half enough to take the scalp of Cork.Cork scored 7-40 in three pre-season
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Dessie Farrell chats to DubsTV after Allianz League Round 1 win over Kildare

Dessie Farrell chats to DubsTV after Allianz League Round 1 win over Kildare

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Allianz FL D1: Armagh earn victory

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Allianz Football League Division One Armagh 1-14 Monaghan 1-12By Colm Shalvey at Castleblayney Armagh made a winning start to the Allianz NFL for the third time in a row since their return to Division One when they held off a late charge from Monaghan in a topsy-turvy derby in front
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Allianz FL D4: Draws in both opening round games

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ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION FOUR RESULTS Wexford 1-9 London 1-9Carlow 2-10 Wicklow 2-10Matthew Walsh was Londons hero as his goal in the 76th minute salvaged a draw for the Exiles in their league opener against Wexford at Chadwicks Wexford Park tonight.A good crowd of almost 3,500 people turned out for
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St Kieran’s Reach Corn Uí Dhúill Final

St Kieran’s Reach Corn Uí Dhúill Final

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Home St Kierans Reach Corn U Dhill Final January 28th, 2023Leinster GAA Corn U Dhill Semi-Final St Kierans College 3-18Coliste Eoin 2-10Robert Cribbin at Ardclough St Kierans College are into the Leinster PP Senior
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Round-up: Thursday's Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup action

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Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup Group C UCD 1-23 Maynooth University 0-22Group D UL 2-23 TUS Midwest 1-13Holders UL advanced to the quarter-final stage of the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup following a convincing 2-23 to 1-13 win over TUS Midwest.Tight early on, UL enjoyed a productive burst before half-time to earn
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Allianz FL D2: Late Clare surge stuns Louth

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Allianz Football League Division 2 Round 1CLARE 0-13 LOUTH 1-9By Eoin Brennan at Cusack Park An opening weekend feat of escapology from Clare who kicked four injury-time points to snatch victory at the death over Division 2 newcomers Louth in Cusack Park, Ennis.In a rare clash between two of the
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Allianz FL D2: Derry defeat Limerick

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Allianz Football League Division Two Derry 0-16 Limerick 0-4 By Steven Doherty at Owenbeg Derry led from gun to tape, defeating Limerick by 12 points at Owenbeg on Saturday afternoon.The reigning Ulster champions rarely got out of second gear, but were too good for a Limerick side that never threatened
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Allianz FL D3: Fermanagh and Down get off the mark

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ALLIANZ LEAGUE DIVISION THREE RESULTS Fermanagh 0-15 Longford 0-8Down 2-11 Tipperary 1-11Down and Fermanagh are the early leaders in Division Three of the Allianz Football league, after they picked up victories in contrasting styles against Tipperary and Longford respectively today.The first game of the 2023 Allianz Football League took place
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National School competition launches as part of ‘Learn Our Anthem’ awareness initiative

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A centenary initiative to raise awareness and get families learning and singing Amhrn na bhFiann launches today Monday, 30th January 2023 officially at Croke Park. This initiative by Abair Linn Publishing starts with a competition for school children, supported by the GAA and Schoolbooks.ie The competition invites all
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GAA.ie Footballer of the Week nominees

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Roscommon's Niall Daly, Donegal's Caolan McColgan, and Meath's Shane Walsh are this weeks GAA.ie Footballer of the Week nominees.The voting process is simple: like their image on the GAA's official Instagram page.Voting will close at 10am on Tuesday, January 31, and the winner will be announced on GAA.ie.Niall Daly
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