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Thread: Irish Firefighters banned from St. Patrick's Day Parade -Savannah, Georgia.

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    Default Irish Firefighters banned from St. Patrick's Day Parade -Savannah, Georgia.

    It looks like Irish firefighters will not be "Marching through Georgia" this St. Patrick's Day.

    They have been banned by the organisers in Savannah due to their drunken behaviour in previous years. This can only be to the good and hopefully it is the first step in the fightback by decent Irish people to have our National Holiday celebrated as a family occasion with decency and decorum.

    Shock as firefighters banned from Savannah St. Patrick

    I suppose it would be too much to ask that those from Ireland who have been banned in the US parade could be identified and also prevented from marching anywhere in Ireland.

    http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Sho...195234891.html

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    FDNY....Did you even read the piece?
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    I wonder when the next fire comes along will the good people of Savannah and 'decent' people generally such as our very decent Tim Horgan decline to call upon these very same firefighters to come out and save their decent lives. Maybe a blacklist of firefighters who enjoy a drink might serve the public well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niall996 View Post
    I wonder when the next fire comes along will the good people of Savannah and 'decent' people generally such as our very decent Tim Horgan decline to call upon these very same firefighters to come out and save their decent lives. Maybe a blacklist of firefighters who enjoy a drink might serve the public well.
    Using the word blacklist when referring to Georgia, probably isn't ideal
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    Niall, no-one is denying the bravery of our fire fighters but that does not give them an excuse to act the maggot in a foreign country where they are supposed to be acting as ambassadors for their profession.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    FDNY....Did you even read the piece?
    Yes - it says " firemen from New York and Ireland"

    In a shock move, hundreds of firefighters including firemen from New York and Ireland have been barred from the Savannah, Georgia parade because of repeated drinking violations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu View Post
    Niall, no-one is denying the bravery of our fire fighters but that does not give them an excuse to act the maggot in a foreign country where they are supposed to be acting as ambassadors for their profession.
    The article is about all American firemen. It refers to a group that represents US firemen. Irish firemen are invited to participate. It is not an article about Irish Firemen going over and getting hammered in front of a bewlidered American audience of decent people ruining the nations reputation as Tim Hrogan protrays it by deliberately and cynically misnaming the thread title.
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    Thats just typical of you to leave out half the facts of the article.
    Have a read of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timhorgan View Post
    I suppose it would be too much to ask that those from Ireland who have been banned in the US parade could be identified and also prevented from marching anywhere in Ireland.
    Get a grip.

    The group which marches under the banner “Our Nation’s Firefighters” and has units from all over received a letter from the Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee banning them from the parade because of repeated violations of the no alcohol policy.
    Article doesn't say anything about drunken louts, just that some guys breached the no alcohol policy on Paddys Day.

    Paddys day ffs.

    “It's not that we want to limit anybody having fun,” said Sheehan. But if you want to have fun and drink alcohol do it outside of the parade route. Do it where there's no possibility that you're going to harm somebody ‘cause ...... you're marching in the line and that you're going to hurt somebody in the parade.”
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