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    jmcc jmcc is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCon View Post
    Did Enda ever say what if anything he knew or knows about payments made to a friend of his from Tipp?
    Didn't Kenny joke about an FG membership application in Lowry's pocket at a birthday party for Hogan a few years ago? Cabinet responsibility?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    How would Leo campaigning in rural Ireland with his missus go down ,suspect he will have to hide him/her?
    I think rural Ireland has moved on.

    Many who have been abroad have seen all sorts of relationships.

    Most of the convents Jack Lynch visited in the sixties are now hotels or empty
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    ergo2 ergo2 is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiding behind a poster View Post
    Where does the whip come into the Swedish model?

    (this is just too easy.....)
    Just a thong in the Celtic twilight.
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    odie1kanobe odie1kanobe is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    he wont do that,it would be above him. He said he may return to medicine if out of gov and go to Canada with his husband-also a Dr
    That will come back to haunt him as basically he saying if he can't have his way he will leave.

    Complete lack of backbone or substance.
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    jmcc jmcc is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasayev View Post
    Speaking of Jim Mitchell.
    This Jim Mitchell?

    "The Telenor donation happened to occur just two months after O'Brien's company, Esat, won the single largest procurement award in the history of the State. The other donations to Fine Gael happened to occur, according to the tribunal, "during the currency of the GSM competition and subsequent licensing negotiations".

    The tribunal noted that as part of his "strategy of promoting himself and his companies with members of Fine Gael", O'Brien appointed the Fine Gael TD and former minister for communications, Jim Mitchell, as his political consultant.

    It was Mitchell who organised O'Brien's first meeting with Lowry in January 1995, just 21 days after Lowry was appointed as minister. Mitchell happened to have more or less the same ministerial portfolio in the 1980s."

    So who's afraid of Denis O'Brien? Enda Kenny is - Independent.ie
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcc View Post
    Should be a few more later this afternoon who hope to make it to the Sunday newspapers. If there is enough of them, then even the village idiot's St Paddy's day trip might be off.
    The Mayo Curse may be lifted this weekend after the FG "Public Servants" get an ear bashing from their constituents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ergo2 View Post
    What was the move?
    he slagged off the opposition, amazing stuff
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    odie1kanobe odie1kanobe is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergo2 View Post
    I think rural Ireland has moved on.

    Many who have been abroad have seen all sorts of relationships.

    Most of the convents Jack Lynch visited in the sixties are now hotels or empty
    The idea that rural Ireland was not accommodation individuals different lifestyles is laughable, gay couples lived and existed for decades, people knew and cared little as people got on with their lives. Never an issue with the majority.

    It was tolerated just like the guy leaving wife to live with another woman was or the unmarried mother or countless other examples. Long as fitted in nobody cared.

    I worked in a company in London with a guy from west of Ireland in early 90's who was gay, he kept going on about intolerance but when it came down to it the reality was it his mother was ashamed, it was a small town and rest of people had guessed anyway. Down the pub he would get the odd comment but he said his friends from school never shunned him and when thinking about it he admitted neither did most people. The odd person was was nasty but viewed by everybody in the place they were nasty to everybody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasayev View Post
    Speaking of Jim Mitchell.

    I remember one election where he had a van drive around, and around the Phoenix Park blaring out the music to Robin Hood riding through the Glen, but the lyrics had been changed to

    Mitchell 1
    Mitchell 1
    Vote Mitchell 1


    It was the most head wrecking thing in the world.
    Sounds like a Michael D poem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    The idea that rural Ireland was not accommodation individuals different lifestyles is laughable, gay couples lived and existed for decades, people knew and cared little as people got on with their lives. Never an issue with the majority.

    It was tolerated just like the guy leaving wife to live with another woman was or the unmarried mother or countless other examples. Long as fitted in nobody cared.

    I worked in a company in London with a guy from west of Ireland in early 90's who was gay, he kept going on about intolerance but when it came down to it the reality was it his mother was ashamed, it was a small town and rest of people had guessed anyway. Down the pub he would get the odd comment but he said his friends from school never shunned him and when thinking about it he admitted neither did most people. The odd person was was nasty but viewed by everybody in the place they were nasty to everybody.
    There was electro convulsive therapy that LGBT people were forced to take by the courts if they were prosecuted for homosexuality in Ireland.
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