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Fatal Stabbing in Wicklow



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,027 ✭✭✭✭Ash.J.Williams

    you are waiting on the political response?


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,255 ✭✭✭✭Thelonious Monk

    A lot of men on this site seem to be in a huff over the media coverage Ashling Murphy got and are in a strop now when a man gets killed and doesn't get the same response.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,614 ✭✭✭WrenBoy

    I think it was more the blaming of all Irish men for the actions of scum , not that the murder got such coverage but the politicisation of it, as you know.

    R.I.P to the victim.

  • Registered Users Posts: 234 ✭✭yesto24

    Well that's not quite the full picture is It?

    A lot of people, men and women, thought the coverage of Aislings murder was excessive.

    Related to that but a separate issue a lot of people, mostly men, were annoyed with how nearly if not all of the media and politicians turned on Irish men and blamed all Irish men for the actions of what turned out to be someone not from Ireland. And these people were right to be annoyed.

    Now some people see a case and are amused when the same standards are not applied equally across all murders and assaults.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,704 ✭✭✭Allinall

    Why are you waiting for the political response?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,027 ✭✭✭✭Ash.J.Williams

    Personally II think people should just stfu about this lark and I say that to both men and women of Ireland

  • Registered Users Posts: 185 ✭✭Green Finers

    A woman was arrested in relation to a man being killed…. Gender based violence again…. Am I doing it right??

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,341 ✭✭✭✭silverharp

    did they have Wicklow accents?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,624 ✭✭✭Montage of Feck

    It's just another indicator that rural Ireland is becoming just as scummy as Dublin. Drugs, violence and general lack of empathy is rampant.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,892 ✭✭✭the kelt

    thats the thing, when it came to the murder of Aisling Murphy the percentage of coverage actually dealing with the tragedy itself took up 30% of the coverage, the rest was reserved for the demonisation of “all men”, a tragedy callously hijacked.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,077 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985

    No thread on any murder or crime is ever started in good faith on this site anymore. Even a guy drop kicking a cat has to be about bating someone

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,077 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985

    "becoming" I never knew the Field was set in Rathmines. Just one high profile example I know but there has always been plenty evil in the rural areas too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 984 ✭✭✭Still stihl waters 3

    The dumbing down of society goes on wholesale, get rode by some scumbag who won't raise your child, no problem here's your house a money until the day you die and we'll pay for your degenerate offspring when they decide to carry on the proud tradition of legs in the air and drive it home the state will pay for it.

    Drug/alcohol problem, not a bother, let's give you a good start to the week and pay you to buy what tickles your fancy, methadone and uppers and downers all inclusive f.o.c.

    Let's build social housing in areas miles from civic centres, employment hubs, healthcare facilities and let the local community deal with the influx of work shy travellers, immigrants and our very own native Irish wasters.

    Going back to your point of rural Ireland, the points I've mentioned above are partly the reason rural towns and villages are turning into **** holes, keep the not working class fed and watered and money in their pockets and you're breeding contempt for ordinary working people who provide all the comfort for the not working class, crime is the next logical step for some people when faced with nothing to do and looking at johnny carpenter/accountant driving a new car and paying 50 percent of what they make to keep these bottom feeders in clover

    I live near lisdoonvarna and the social housing built in the boom contributes massively to these problems in rural Ireland, the murder of John O Neill recently was by a druggie looking for money, cars being stolen, foreign drug gangs house raided and all over the news and an influx of immigrants and asylum seekers into a community with little employment, 1 doctor no Garda presence and not enough school places will turn a nice quiet village into a ghetto if the problems aren't nipped in the bud

    But it's easier for the powers that be to stick them on a bus an hour from ennis and forget about them, Of course there's going to be problems, and let's not forget about our own inbred Irish scrotes who seem to breed multiples of the normal Josephine soap who has to work for a living, we're authors of our own demise

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,623 ✭✭✭✭osarusan

    At least the families of the victims can take some solace from the fact that their deaths were used for cheap point-scoring on the internet.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    Sure no one is saying its all men!!! Oh wait no there's plenty of women out there that put all men into the one basket.

    The irony of the above tweet is that she's hating on men yet she has no problem taking men's money on her Onlyfans.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,239 ✭✭✭Pussyhands

    And another funny thing is when a few of these cases turned out to be done by foreigners the same people saying "men need to do X" switched to... "oh they're going to blame all foreigners now, stop being racist".

    But they're fine with blasting all men.