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Lolek Ltd, Trading as 'The Iona Institute'

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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 19,008 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Bannasidhe


    Don't you know you can pray the gay away? #ionaknowsbest

    I have often prayed that the gay irritating me in the gay bar goes away but they never ever do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,653 ✭✭✭✭ lazygal


    I've been waiting a year for two gay men to take my kids. When should I expect to be able to offload them?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 752 ✭✭✭ Lurkio


    lazygal wrote: »
    I've been waiting a year for two gay men to take my kids. When should I expect to be able to offload them?

    Well more gays are coming out being created since the marriage referendum to combat the backlog but it still may be some time, according to Liberal Agenda HQ anyway.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,035 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal


    lazygal wrote: »
    What are the many good things Iona does?

    They take care of everything for you...making all the decisions for you.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 752 ✭✭✭ Lurkio


    Cabaal wrote: »
    They take care of everything for you...making all the decisions for you.

    Freed from the burden of choice.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,993 ✭✭✭✭ recedite


    http://cf.broadsheet.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/CmMIoGvXIAAO6Ew.jpg

    "Nobody likes what we do, but we still need your money. Look... my pockets are completely empty " :(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,863 Fred Swanson


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,953 ✭✭✭ TheChizler


    Funny how Ray D'Arcy not liking him is given as a reason to donate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,991 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    recedite wrote: »
    CmMIoGvXIAAO6Ew.jpg

    I believe in the place of religion all right, and keeping it firmly within there ;)

    Make our National Maternity Hospital Public and Secular

    #MakeNMHOurs

    Annoy your TDs now!!!



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,012 2RockMountain


    CmMIoGvXIAAO6Ew.jpg
    Cheque or postal order in pounds or euro

    I guess they know their market then - no Paypal or bitcoin for Iona supporters. But if they are accepting foreign currency donations, shouldn't they be make sure that these come from Irish citizens, to comply with SIPO rules?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,805 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    TheChizler wrote: »
    Funny how Ray D'Arcy not liking him is given as a reason to donate.

    I hope he claims a fee. :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,993 ✭✭✭✭ recedite


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    Receipts are embossed on individual plaques made of 18 carat gold, which you will receive in the afterlife.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,447 ✭✭✭✭ expectationlost


    their company returns are available, the daily mail had an article on how much they spent but i forgot to save it


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,859 ✭✭✭ alan partridge aha


    TheChizler wrote: »
    Funny how Ray D'Arcy not liking him is given as a reason to donate.

    Because Darcy is an arrogant pr1ck, cr*p broadcaster and so biased in his views. There is a few reasons for starters.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 677 Giacomo McGubbin


    Actually I'd be tempted to donate if the likes of Ray D'arcy doesn't like em.


  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 28,035 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cabaal


    If I send them a 1c cheque who ends up paying the most, me or them :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,991 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    If you post it, you. If you drop it into their letterbox when you're passing, them :)

    Make our National Maternity Hospital Public and Secular

    #MakeNMHOurs

    Annoy your TDs now!!!



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,993 ✭✭✭✭ recedite


    David Quinn ponders the possibility of a United Ireland. And time travel.
    On the one hand, an influx of socially conservative TDs into the Dail.
    On the other hand, they don't like Roman Catholics.
    Hmmm....


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 24,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robindch


    Desmond Connell is one of those names I'll forever associate with the awfulness reported on (and the response) in the last decade.
    How can we believe, without corroboration, anything that members of the Irish Catholic Hierarchy say in cases where it is in their interest to mislead us? That is surely the central question that arises from the Cloyne Report, especially when seen alongside the previous revelation that Archbishop Desmond Connell of Dublin was happy to deliberately mislead people by a process that he described as ‘mental reservation’.
    As Michael points out, Connell introduced the nation to the idea of "mental reservation" - a technique whereby catholics allow themselves to lie with a clean conscience. That phrase may be his lasting contribution to the country. He died last night, having - like so many of his confreres - successfully avoided prosecution for his involvement in, or covering up for, child abuse in Ireland.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0221/854179-cardinal-desmond-connell-died/


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 24,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robindch


    Two fun articles here:

    1. Breda O'Brien, closely linked with Lolek Limited, uses the Irish Times to document her significant worry that foreign funding from named individuals might "buy undemocratic influence":

    http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/breda-o-brien-foreign-funding-buys-undemocratic-influence-1.3056989

    2. Lolek Limited files its accounts with Companies Office which indicate that it has cash reserves of over EUR300k and received donations totalling EUR273,000 last year. The source of these donations is not specified either in the filing or in any other public place.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/iona-institute-company-got-275-000-in-donations-last-year-1.3058193


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,796 ✭✭✭ MrPudding


    robindch wrote: »
    Two fun articles here:

    1. Breda O'Brien, closely linked with Lolek Limited, uses the Irish Times to document her significant worry that foreign funding from named individuals might "buy undemocratic influence":

    http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/breda-o-brien-foreign-funding-buys-undemocratic-influence-1.3056989

    2. Lolek Limited files its accounts with Companies Office which indicate that it has cash reserves of over EUR300k and received donations totalling EUR273,000 last year. The source of these donations is not specified either in the filing or in any other public place.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/iona-institute-company-got-275-000-in-donations-last-year-1.3058193

    Ok. I'll put my hand up. I made several €0.01 donations last year. Not sure about the rest of it though...

    MrP


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,863 Fred Swanson


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,325 ✭✭✭✭ Peregrinus


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    "Director" has a well-established legal meaning. "Patron" does not.

    At a wild guess, the "patrons" listed on Iona's website are all people who support Iona, either financially (e.g. Jimmy Sheehan) or by writing or speaking on behalf of Iona (Breda O'Brien) or by networking with other church groups (Ken Clarke) or by doing more than one of these things (Vincent Twomey). Odds are they are not paid for what they do, which is why they get called "patrons".

    David Quinn is described as "Director" of the Institute on the website, but from the Irish Times isn't listed as a company director of Lolek. My guess is that he's a director in the sense of general manager, that he's employed (and paid) for that purpose, that his appointment was made by the real directors and that he reports to them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,993 ✭✭✭✭ recedite


    Peregrinus wrote: »
    David Quinn is described as "Director" of the Institute on the website, but from the Irish Times isn't listed as a company director of Lolek. My guess is that he's a director in the sense of general manager, that he's employed (and paid) for that purpose, that his appointment was made by the real directors and that he reports to them.
    If you click on the link at the bottom of the page as already linked to, it takes you to another page showing the real directors.
    But I can't see any link there to take you to the page showing the real patrons, ie those who stump up the money ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,653 ✭✭✭✭ lazygal


    https://m.independent.ie/irish-news/iona-spent-500000-during-year-of-repeal-referendum-38246015.html

    Lolek Ltd spent half a million euro to campaign against health care last year.
    In a shocking turn of events, David Quinn had nothing to say about this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,991 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    Any chance of some transparency about where all of this money is coming from??

    Make our National Maternity Hospital Public and Secular

    #MakeNMHOurs

    Annoy your TDs now!!!



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 19,008 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Bannasidhe


    Any chance of some transparency about where all of this money is coming from??

    bout the same odds as me being "Born Again" :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,991 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato


    There's no point in having SIPO if this so-called charity can blow a half million from unknown sources, possibly foreign, to try to influence a vote.

    Didn't recall ever seeing or hearing about posters from Iona themselves - so were they bankrolling Save 8th or the other lot?

    All very murky and not at all good for our politics.

    Make our National Maternity Hospital Public and Secular

    #MakeNMHOurs

    Annoy your TDs now!!!



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,187 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    If they were obliged to be more transparent you can be sure they'd play the persecution card fairly sharp ish.


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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 24,233 Mod ✭✭✭✭ robindch


    More legal action from the good folk at Lolek Limited:

    Iona Institute academic seeks to sue woman for defamation over tweets
    Dr Angelo Bottone says posts wrongly accuse him of aiding man convicted of murdering abortion doctor


    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/iona-institute-academic-seeks-to-sue-woman-for-defamation-over-tweets-1.4035214

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