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St Patricks day 2023 launch



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Who did last years paddy’s day exclude?

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,973 ✭✭✭✭retalivity

    An all-inclusive festival whose raison d'etre is to promote a distinct culture and people worldwide.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,490 ✭✭✭✭yourdeadwright

  • Registered Users Posts: 296 ✭✭Ham_Sandwich

    glad we dont have the nutters here like in america reaching for there guns when they see a drag queen

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,533 ✭✭✭Beta Ray Bill

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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 10,434 Mod ✭✭✭✭xzanti

    I don't think drag queens are really an issue here to be honest. I think as a country we have very much embraced the LGBTQI+ community with open arms.

    What I personally am puzzled by with the small 'teaser' we've seen this year is how little it has to do with being Irish, or St. Patrick. The drag queen they've used for the launch looks quite macabre with the dark clothes and dark makeup. The other two women, I'm not really sure what they're supposed to represent. It's all a bit.... weird. In my humble opinion.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,878 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,646 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,144 ✭✭✭opinionated3

    There's nothing in those photos to do with irishness or St Patrick himself. It's basically an advert for pride 2.

  • Registered Users Posts: 234 ✭✭niallpatrick

    It's being made into another mardi gras than our patron saints day and the same for halo'ween. As for excluding anyone from St Paddys day marches or gatherings Belfast council and the PSNI forbid anyone to have a tricolour in the town centre but they'd no problem funding and endorsing Dilwali Mela gay pride and sure bring your flags to those events any nationality as long as it's not the Irish flag.

    I'm a traditionalist prefer things kept low key and if anyone feels left out then don't go, I won't help fund a town centre prop their business up that doesn't value our nationality but they'll take the money from tourists the event helps bring in. I am bitter as an Irish nationalist used to being viewed as second class. The same goes for the Feile, it was supposed to be a celebration of Irish culture art music theatre now it's just another version of mardi gras as well and I don't take part in that either. Only speaking for myself as an Irish nationalist and traditionalist and thats don't demand any favours or special treatment. Next the legion of Mary will have a drag queen dressed as our lady on a throne being carried

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  • Registered Users Posts: 311 ✭✭slay55

    Don’t they have gay pride day ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,145 ✭✭✭Quantum Erasure

    You can't say that any more, it's PRIDE ™️ now...

  • Registered Users Posts: 390 ✭✭Coolcormack1979

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,490 ✭✭✭✭yourdeadwright

    Iv no issues with anyone no matter what there persuasion but iv no idea who thought this was a good idea for Paddys day ,

    Iv never seen straight lads or women in there undies in paddy's day parade & if i did id say WTF that's a bit much ,

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Everything the woke touch turns to shite.

  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭foxsake

    catherine martin launched it - no surprise - certainly has green marxism all over it

    even our national day is now stripped of Irish culture and national identity to promote "the message".

    Does "inclusivity" or LGBT need to infect every public event now to demonstrate how "with it" are to the rest of the world

    wonder if peter tatchell will get a VIP invite?, you know - to show how "inclusive" we are....

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,183 ✭✭✭✭TheValeyard

    First glance it appears to be Pride festival. But I've only seen two pics.

    Nothing of irish culture or heritage in the first pic.

    Maybe that's the point of the pic? Grab attention and generate controversy ?

    Nothing wrong with celebrating traditional heritage and styles with modern customs incorporated. Surely there's room for all.

    Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,203 ✭✭✭✭Danzy

    It's the same theme every year, just phrased different.

    Some well connected consultant is making a fortune for rewriting the same plan each year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,203 ✭✭✭✭Danzy

    Isn't Peter Tatchell persona non grata since protesting outside Mayor Ken Livingstone's office, cause Ken was greeting an Egyptian cleric who called for the killing of Jewish women and children, that gays must be killed etc.

    Ken looked at it from a Socialist position, said this man is solid on the Jewish question, Peter said what's all the talk of killing for.

    The entirety of the labour party turned on him overnight, that's not improved recently.

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 13,962 Mod ✭✭✭✭pc7

    Why not even a green dress? sure that photo could be for anything, buildings light up green around the world for paddys days so at least have a green dress on the drag queen. Not sure what a drag queen has to do with St Patrick, unless its that priests were frocks.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,921 ✭✭✭John Doe1

    I am not an expert on Medieval Christian History but I dont think Patrick made much mention of drag queens in his theological writings.

    I think we need to round up all these upper middle class south dublin arts people and give them mandatory military service and to be legally required to wise up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭foxsake

    i actually didn't know that...

    the league table of status on the left is an interesting thing to watch - who is more deserving that who?

    my kids wont be watching such sh1te if it's in the parade.

  • Registered Users Posts: 14,986 ✭✭✭✭Fr Tod Umptious

    A lot of those Catholic school marching bands from the US will be wondering WTF when they gather to join the parade.

  • Registered Users Posts: 40,709 ✭✭✭✭Annasopra

    It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.

    Terry Pratchet

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,261 ✭✭✭AllForIt

    This is a very important campaign because everyone has either a sibling, an uncle, an aunt, a relative, a work colleague, a friend who is still a closeted drag queen.

    A very special thank you to white middle class lefty run NGO's for highlighting this very important social issue.

  • Site Banned Posts: 12,341 ✭✭✭✭Faugheen

    Again people getting their jocks in a twist over something that makes literally no difference to their lives.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,856 ✭✭✭Marty Bird

    I don’t know what a drag queen has to do with our national day, more woke shîte the country is gone to shîte.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,646 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    Paddy wore a dress, according to most pictures I've seen.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,373 ✭✭✭francois

    Utterly farcical thread. Nobody except the perpetually outraged cares .

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,144 ✭✭✭opinionated3

    Don't see what's particularly "outrageous" about highlighting the fact that the launch advertising for our national Christian holiday has nothing to do with the actual event itself. It's an embarrassment to the country and whoever came up with this concept should be fired IMO