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    williewatch williewatch is offline
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    Surprised to see Limerick leader advertising British Army Jobs

    I was on the Limerick Leader website and clicked on the link

    Gerry McLoughlin: rugby hero, councillor, 816th mayor of Limerick city video
    Labour councillor Gerry McLoughlin was elected the 816th Mayor of Limerick at the AGM of Limerick City Council on Monday night.

    Gerry McLoughlin: rugby hero, councillor, 816th mayor of Limerick city - Local - Limerick Leader

    I then clicked on the link to view the video of Gerry's election night.

    To my surprise,I was shown a recruitment advertisement for the british army before the video proper played.



    Ironic indeed given the fact that under the caption of "Gerry McLoughlin: rugby hero, councillor, 816th mayor of Limerick city" was an advertisement for the same army that murdered a couple of previous Mayors of Limerick.

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    Irony aside, the British Army must be finding it hard to recruit young people to loose their limbs in Afghanistan if now they are extending their search for the gullible to Ireland.
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    What's in it for Willie?
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    In fairness we seem to have vast reserves of the gullible.
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    Irony isn't something armies or the press worry about, next thing would be people expecting honesty from politicians.
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    This is illegal and warrants an investigation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    This is illegal and warrants an investigation.
    What is illegal ? And why?
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    that looks like a youtube like advert before the video starts, the paper probably has nothing to do with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvotingMachine0197 View Post
    What is illegal ? And why?
    Foreign force openly recruiting in the Republic. This is illegal.
    Defence Act, 1954, Section 312
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    that looks like a youtube like advert before the video starts, the paper probably has nothing to do with it.
    Perhaps, but I don't see a youtube link on the video?


    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Foreign force openly recruiting in the Republic. This is illegal.
    Defence Act, 1954, Section 312
    Interesting

    312.—(1) It shall not be lawful for any person—

    (a) to induce, procure or persuade any person in the State to accept or agree to accept any commission or engagement in any military, naval or air force maintained by the Government of any other State, or

    (b) to print within the State or cause or procure to be printed within the State any notice or advertisement in relation to the procurement of personnel for any military, naval or air force maintained by the Government of any other State, or

    (c) to publish or cause or procure to be published within the State any such notice or advertisement as is mentioned in paragraph (b) of this subsection which is printed within the State.
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    Quote Originally Posted by williewatch View Post
    Perhaps, but I don't see a youtube link on the video?
    I cant see the what they are using, but its obviously some form of video hosting site that makes you watch adverts first. the paper have most likey just linked to that site so may have no control over what advert is shown.
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