Register to Comment
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 43
Like Tree33Likes
  1. #1
    Vega1447 Vega1447 is offline
    Vega1447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,583

    Tipperary Peace Convention to make award to Syria White Helmets

    Tipperary Peace Convention | ABOUT

    BREAKING NEWS
    The Syria Civil Defence White Helmets are to receive the 2016 Tipperary (Ireland) International Peace Award. The announcement was made today by Tipperary Peace Convention through its Hon. Secretary, Mr. Martin Quinn.
    Today’s announcement will focus international attention on the Syrian crisis and supports those who are risking their lives to save others. The White Helmets’ selection is a testament to the enormous bravery and courage shown by these ordinary Syrians who have saved upwards on 100,000 people, and the 192 volunteers who have paid the ultimate price with their lives.
    Extraordinary decision. Martin Quinn was interviewed on Morning Ireland just now. He just waffled in a *very* pompous tone when the female interviewer pointed out that the WH themselves have acknowledged past links with Islamic terrorists.

    Quite a few negative comments on their FB page.

    https://m.facebook.com/permalink.php...32446080128646
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  2. #2
    Eoin Coir Eoin Coir is offline
    Eoin Coir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    15,341

    did I hear Martin McGuinness was considered, maybe I am wrong ?
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  3. #3
    Fir Bolg Fir Bolg is offline
    Fir Bolg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,557

    Tipperary Peace Convention to make award to Syria White Helmets

    This is absolutely farcical. It seems like they are deliberately courting controversy by awarding a prize to a notoriously compromised organisation with a murky background that has been identified countless times cooperating with jihadists and Islamic extremism in Syria.

    It seems like a calculated publicity stunt to give attention to an irrelevant prize ceremony that most people in Ireland never mind anywhere else haven't even heard of nor give a fiddlers about.

    If their spokesman on the radio this morning is anything to go by then you can guess at the type of gormless fools they have adjudicating for their prize.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  4. #4
    Eoin Coir Eoin Coir is offline
    Eoin Coir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    15,341

    It gives the Tipp crowd a profile, likes of Gorbachev, UN Sec Bang Ki Moon, Clinton etc.

    Skibbereen Eagle keeps an eye on the Czar of Russia
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  5. #5
    Vega1447 Vega1447 is offline
    Vega1447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,583

    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    It gives the Tipp crowd a profile, likes of Gorbachev, UN Sec Bang Ki Moon, Clinton etc.

    Skibbereen Eagle keeps an eye on the Czar of Russia
    Seems to be funded by Dept of Foreign Affairs' Peace and Reconciliation Fund
    https://www.activelink.ie/content/ir...ace-convention
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  6. #6
    Vega1447 Vega1447 is offline
    Vega1447's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,583
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  7. #7
    former wesleyan former wesleyan is offline
    former wesleyan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    24,787

    RTE interviewer feeling obliged to push a pro-Assad pro-Putin line isn't unusual in their attempt to provide balance.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  8. #8
    Equinox Equinox is offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2,747

    Quote Originally Posted by Vega1447 View Post
    Seems to be funded by Dept of Foreign Affairs' Peace and Reconciliation Fund
    https://www.activelink.ie/content/ir...ace-convention
    Yet another slush fund for the egos of the 'great and the good' of Irish society no doubt. I can't say I'm surprised about the way government flitters away cash that could be better spent.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  9. #9
    razorblade razorblade is online now

    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    3,717

    The jihadis they like to refer to as rebels.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  10. #10
    Sister Mercedes Sister Mercedes is offline
    Sister Mercedes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    20,670

    The Irish left establishment forgetting to use their inside voice.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Sign in to CommentRegister to Comment