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Premier Division GW10: Dundalk 0-1 Sligo Rovers

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The origins of MASI , state involvement , and sinister agenda in Ireland

The origins of MASI , state involvement , and sinister agenda in Ireland

The origins of MASI (movement of asylum seekers in Ireland) , state involvement and sinister agenda About 6 years ago , around 2015 , I noticed an event being advertised in the window of the local Intercutlural centre , it was something do with asylum seekers and I was
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Rewarding illegal migration will put people on the dole and increase social housing lists

Rewarding illegal migration will put people on the dole and increase social housing lists

The governments plan to grant an amnesty to "thousands" of illegal migrants is deeply flawed and will put huge pressure on social services . The first thing that happens when you make an illegal migrant legal is that their current employer will let them go . This is because
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Conversion therapy ban and civil liberties

Conversion therapy ban and civil liberties

Conversion therapy is a form of therapy available to same sex attracted people who want to be heterosexual and to transgender people who want to be cisgender. The therapy usually involves participants undergoing counselling and talk sessions with the intent of changing their thinking . Four
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Should women walk behind their men

Should women walk behind their men

I live quite close to a Direct Provision centre in Dublin and I get to see a lot of the new arrivals out and about . On a few occasions now , I've observed middle eastern couples where the wife dressed in a Burqa walks behind the
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Irish people being put in Danger , The threat posed by our Asylum Policy

Irish people being put in Danger , The threat posed by our Asylum Policy

In November 2015 , 131 people were killed and 413 injured in terrorist attacks in Paris . It was later revealed how a number of the attackers had came to europe through Greece posing as refugees and how one of the terrorists Abdelhamid Abaaoud had sent a scout to
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Planning System needs to change , more input from councillors needed

Planning System needs to change , more input from councillors needed
The planning system in Ireland is not a fair system and is deeply flawed . 

Planning Applications are decided on by a tiny number of people working in Local Authorities and An Bord Pleanala .

At Local Authority level , just two civil servants called planning officers can sign off on a planning application . There could be a third person in the form of a manager involved but I'm not certain about this . But thats still only 3 people who can grant planning permission to a property developer for something that may have devastating consequences on peoples communities .

At An Bord Pleanala level it gets even more interesting . When someone lodges an appeal against the decision of their Local Authority , the case is assigned to one civil servant at an Bord Pleanala called an inspector . This inspector examines the case and issues a recommendation to the Bord Members as to whether permission be granted or refused .   The inspector's recommendation carries a lot of weight and most of the time is carried by the Board members . ... and it gets even more interesting because just 3 Board members can decide on a case and some of those may not even have any planning experience at all . 

Impartiality

Developers usually hire Planning Consultants to submit their case to both the Local Authority and An Bord Pleanala . 

Quite often , these Planning Consultants may have worked previously with the planning officers examining the case . I was involved in a case where the developer's planning consultant had worked in An Bord Pleanala for 20 years as a planning inspector and had worked with both the inspector examing the case and one of the Board members . His planning appeal was subsequently upheld . Whether Bias came into play or not is anyone's guess but from an outsider lookiing in who doesn't know anyone involved in the decision making process , would my views be given the same amount of consideration as this man ??

Indeed , The very first stage in a planning application usually involves the developers planning consultant meeting with planning officials prior to lodging an application , from an outsiders point of view , this is already a head start , meeting and greeting the planning officials who will later decide on his application .   

Solution  
 
Elected representatives Must be given a bigger role to play in the decision making process . After all , they are the ones who have been elected by the people to represent the community . Such a system would ensure that proper planning is adhered to . 

From my own experience with the system and from talking to others , ordinary people are losing faith in the decision making process and without peoples faith in the process , the system has failed . 

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Conversion therapy ban and civil liberties

Conversion therapy ban and civil liberties

Conversion therapy is a form of therapy available to same sex attracted people who want to be heterosexual and to transgender people who want to be cisgender. The therapy usually involves participants undergoing counselling and talk sessions with the intent of changing their thinking . Four
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The origins of MASI , state involvement , and sinister agenda in Ireland

The origins of MASI , state involvement , and sinister agenda in Ireland

The origins of MASI (movement of asylum seekers in Ireland) , state involvement and sinister agenda About 6 years ago , around 2015 , I noticed an event being advertised in the window of the local Intercutlural centre , it was something do with asylum seekers and I was
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Should women walk behind their men

Should women walk behind their men

I live quite close to a Direct Provision centre in Dublin and I get to see a lot of the new arrivals out and about . On a few occasions now , I've observed middle eastern couples where the wife dressed in a Burqa walks behind the
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Rewarding illegal migration will put people on the dole and increase social housing lists

Rewarding illegal migration will put people on the dole and increase social housing lists

The governments plan to grant an amnesty to "thousands" of illegal migrants is deeply flawed and will put huge pressure on social services . The first thing that happens when you make an illegal migrant legal is that their current employer will let them go . This is because
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Rewarding illegal migration will put people on the dole and increase social housing lists

Rewarding illegal migration will put people on the dole and increase social housing lists

The governments plan to grant an amnesty to "thousands" of illegal migrants is deeply flawed and will put huge pressure on social services . The first thing that happens when you make an illegal migrant legal is that their current employer will let them go . This is because
thetricolour.com
The origins of MASI , state involvement , and sinister agenda in Ireland

The origins of MASI , state involvement , and sinister agenda in Ireland

The origins of MASI (movement of asylum seekers in Ireland) , state involvement and sinister agenda About 6 years ago , around 2015 , I noticed an event being advertised in the window of the local Intercutlural centre , it was something do with asylum seekers and I was
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Irish people being put in Danger , The threat posed by our Asylum Policy

Irish people being put in Danger , The threat posed by our Asylum Policy

In November 2015 , 131 people were killed and 413 injured in terrorist attacks in Paris . It was later revealed how a number of the attackers had came to europe through Greece posing as refugees and how one of the terrorists Abdelhamid Abaaoud had sent a scout to
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Dublin : new Gang Music trend could spark London type violence here

Dublin : new Gang Music trend could spark London type violence here

A worrying trend is emerging in Ireland and that is Drill music . Drill Music is a violent gang related form of music with violent tones and aggressive language often talking about knifing people and other violent acts . It originated from the Chicago gang scene around 2010 and spread
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Conversion therapy ban and civil liberties

Conversion therapy ban and civil liberties

Conversion therapy is a form of therapy available to same sex attracted people who want to be heterosexual and to transgender people who want to be cisgender. The therapy usually involves participants undergoing counselling and talk sessions with the intent of changing their thinking . Four
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Should women walk behind their men

Should women walk behind their men

I live quite close to a Direct Provision centre in Dublin and I get to see a lot of the new arrivals out and about . On a few occasions now , I've observed middle eastern couples where the wife dressed in a Burqa walks behind the
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Premier Division GW10: Waterford 0-7 Drogheda United

Premier Division GW10: Waterford 0-7 Drogheda United

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Premier Division GW10: St. Patrick's Athletic 1-2 Shamrock Rovers

Premier Division GW10: St. Patrick's Athletic 1-2 Shamrock Rovers

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Premier Division GW10: Dundalk 0-1 Sligo Rovers

Premier Division GW10: Dundalk 0-1 Sligo Rovers

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Premier Division GW10: Derry City 1-1 Longford Town

Premier Division GW10: Derry City 1-1 Longford Town

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Premier Division GW10: Bohemians 4-0 Finn Harps

Premier Division GW10: Bohemians 4-0 Finn Harps

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