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11-02-2019, 13:52   #466
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I still haven't seen any pictures or videos of this. In this day and age where everyone has a phone if this did actually happen I'm sure there would have been evidence.

If it did happen these people are scum!
What there is pics all over the net?
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the actual overspend, while an extremely serious matter, is in my view actually less serious than the matter of intentionally lying to the Oireachtas. That should be an immediately fireable offence
Nah, as long as you come in these days, correct it and say you "misspoke", you're grand.

Simon will do it this week, pretend to say sorry, but not really.

We'll go back to incompetence being a perfectly acceptable level of job performance at Ministerial Level.

That reminds me how is the National Broadband Plan coming along, it was 7 years old last week, still out for tender?

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I hear we are getting 4G on the Moon.

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I still haven't seen any pictures or videos of this. In this day and age where everyone has a phone if this did actually happen I'm sure there would have been evidence.

If it did happen these people are scum!
https://www.facebook.com/FINGALBATTALION
If it did happen?!?!

You must not have looked too hard....there are pictures and videos on their own facebook page.

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I agree that that was both counter-productive and unnecessary, but it was a Dad's Army 'batallion' of eleven idiots on a Sunday afternoon in Greystones. People are going way over-the-top in a clamour of shock and outrage, one person even invoked the brutal murder of Jo Cox MP, asking 'where will it all end?!' My Christ.
TBF that level of hyperbolic nonsense is not exclusive to internet forums.

TD Noel Coonan likens water protesters to ISIS
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I think the protesters were very wrong and also very foolish. They gave Harris the sympathy vote at a time when he is an absolute disgrace.

I feel sorry for his wife but I think she needs to decide if their baby is to be part of his electioneering, Politicians are courting votes at all times and the picture of his wife and newborn that he circulated on social media was just that. He could have made the happy announcement just as well by displaying tiny baby feet or some such generic picture. If he is going to put them out there, the harsh realities of life are that others will have a go at them and imo they deserve more protection from him than that.
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Republican leanings.. We live in the Republic of Ireland, I'd be surprised if they were monarchists.

Also this association of Republicanism as evil and labelling people 'Shinner' has to stop. It is legitimate to be a Republican and law abiding.

I agree, in fact not only is Republicanism perfectly legitimate it is the basis of our nation.



However unless you've been living under a rock for the last 100 years you must be aware that the label "republican" has been appropriated by people who go a little further than merely being opposed to monarchy.



As such it is a useful shorthand to describe groups who refuse to recognise the Republic of Ireland as a legitimate state, referring to it as "The Free State" instead, and who take that jumping off point to justify criminal racketeering, fuel smuggling, profiting from the drugs trade, murder and intimidation. All for "the cause" of course, though whether that's the cause of Ireland or their own bank balance is hard to tell. Many of them are also opposed to the GFA, which was voted for by an overwhelming majority North and South, and are referred to as dissidents. From the language of this group it seems reasonable to suspect some connection, don't you agree?
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Yeah these protesters weren't up to much and shouldn't be going to his home but it does appear they were a very harmless bunch.
It bears no resemblance to the Joan Burton ordeal. Anybody likening them is being way ott.
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I think the protesters were very wrong and also very foolish. They gave Harris the sympathy vote at a time when he is an absolute disgrace.

I feel sorry for his wife but I think she needs to decide if their baby is to be part of his electioneering, Politicians are courting votes at all times and the picture of his wife and newborn that he circulated on social media was just that. He could have made the happy announcement just as well by displaying tiny baby feet or some such generic picture. If he is going to put them out there, the harsh realities of life are that others will have a go at them and imo they deserve more protection from him than that.
Do you think they if he hadn't posted that photo it would've deterred yesterday's protesters?
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Some headline. Anti-austerity protesters have gathered outside the home of Minister for Health Simon Harris this afternoon.
According to Independent.ie the Harris, his wife and their young baby were in their Wicklow home when up to 20 protestors arrived outside this morning.

His spokesperson said in a statement that they are all currently still inside the house and that the situation is ongoing.

"Minister, his wife and three-week-old daughter remain inside while they await the arrival of the gardaí."

Gardaí have reportedly been in contact and are on their way to the minister's Wicklow home.

The protests come following Harris being under intense public scrutiny in recent weeks.

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A three year old daughter can definitely come in handy when looking for sympathy. Meanwhile, €1 billion gets flushed down the toilet, no different from the Irish water consultants.
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Do you think they if he hadn't posted that photo it would've deterred yesterday's protesters?
See I wouldn't go outside his house but I couldn't possibly figure what would be going on in the mind of others.

But for me they are two separate things and I don't like either.
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A three year old daughter can definitely come in handy when looking for sympathy. Meanwhile, €1 billion gets flushed down the toilet, no different from the Irish water consultants.
His daughter is three weeks old and not three years.

He just looks like he hasnt slept for three years, good enough for him with all his lick arsing during the abortion referendum, he could do no wrong in the medias eyes and he started to believe the hype. He took his eye off the rest of the job completely and now we have the toxic mess that is the National Childrens Hospital.
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His daughter is three weeks old and not three years.

He just looks like he hasnt slept for three years, good enough for him with all his lick arsing during the abortion referendum, he could do no wrong in the medias eyes and he started to believe the hype. He took his eye off the rest of the job completely and now we have the toxic mess that is the National Childrens Hospital.
The children’s hospital has been a mess for 20 years.
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I think the protesters were very wrong and also very foolish. They gave Harris the sympathy vote at a time when he is an absolute disgrace.
They're absolute morons for doing it. They gave Harris, the government and their lapdogs in the media a break they most definitely do not deserve.

I can't find it now, but there was a headline in the spindo online this morning about the protest and the article started with stuff about nurses.

It was below the belt stuff, stupid and lacked class but lets not go OTT here. There was about 12 of them. A new low in politics it was not. In a country so bent and were state agencies and bodies connected to the state have caused so much suffering both in the past and present and are allowed to carry on like nothing has happened, politicians should thank their lucky stars that the majority of people in Ireland act like their in some sort of warped permanent state of sedation.
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Vote of no confidence being tabled against Harris but the 'Siege of Wicklow' where the minister was trapped fearing for his life and that of his family against a mob of 11 middle aged, wild eyed crazies should play in his favour.
Back to my first comment here ..That's convenient.
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I agree, in fact not only is Republicanism perfectly legitimate it is the basis of our nation.



However unless you've been living under a rock for the last 100 years you must be aware that the label "republican" has been appropriated by people who go a little further than merely being opposed to monarchy.



As such it is a useful shorthand to describe groups who refuse to recognise the Republic of Ireland as a legitimate state, referring to it as "The Free State" instead, and who take that jumping off point to justify criminal racketeering, fuel smuggling, profiting from the drugs trade, murder and intimidation. All for "the cause" of course, though whether that's the cause of Ireland or their own bank balance is hard to tell. Many of them are also opposed to the GFA, which was voted for by an overwhelming majority North and South, and are referred to as dissidents. From the language of this group it seems reasonable to suspect some connection, don't you agree?
Well i for one am claim it back under Tone's definition, Russell's definition etc. It's a bit like the tricolour. People like you only continue these wrong asumptions and leave 'Republicanism' to the gumman.

I'm a proud constitutional Irish Republican who abides by the law.
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