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Thread: Councillor Gerry Ginty on Desmond Tutu's coming to Ballina, Co. Mayo

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    Default Councillor Gerry Ginty on Desmond Tutu's coming to Ballina, Co. Mayo

    Tutu visit draws ire of town councillor - Independent.ie

    31 March 2013

    Controversy has erupted after a town councillor said that Archbishop Desmond Tutu would be better off doing something for his own people in South Africa than coming to Ballina, Co Mayo, to "endorse" a new Mary Robinson Centre in the town.

    "He and other members of the South African elite have let their own people down and I'm including Nelson Mandela in this, although I know you are not meant to say anything about him because he's a living saint," Councillor Gerry Ginty told the Sunday Independent yesterday.
    Hear hear! Nice to see a politician stating the obvious once in a while

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    Is Ginty not a former member of SF which had huge connections with Mandela. I think ANC got some technical help from IRA once upon a time !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    Is Ginty not a former member of SF which had huge connections with Mandela. I think ANC got some technical help from IRA once upon a time !
    Ah he is indeed but it appears he has, as they say, "seen the Light" , lol....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eoin Coir View Post
    Is Ginty not a former member of SF which had huge connections with Mandela. I think ANC got some technical help from IRA once upon a time !
    Perhaps.. but what difference does that make to the point of the thread ?

    If Gerry Kelly somehow discovered a cure for cancer in the morning.. would you hail the fact that he cured cancer, or focus on the fact he once blew up the Old Bailey..

    A good point is a good point no matter who makes it
    1,197 people agree with me.. how many agree with you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macabella View Post
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    Hear hear! Nice to see a politician stating the obvious once in a while
    Nelson Mandela is part of the elite? Focking hell.
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    Can I just ask, as I am just herself in the kitchen, what is wrong with Bishop Tutu? I must say that whenever I saw him being interviewed I liked him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural View Post
    Can I just ask, as I am just herself in the kitchen, what is wrong with Bishop Tutu? I must say that whenever I saw him being interviewed I liked him.
    I guess doing some research would be expecting too much? You seem to have grasped how to turn on a computer all on your lonesome, being that you spend an awful lot of time on this site......

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    Gerry has great record in supporting the minority ethnic groups in Ireland....when he benefits.
    http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php...r-community.ht
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    Quote Originally Posted by mido View Post
    Gerry has great record in supporting the minority ethnic groups in Ireland....when he benefits.
    http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php...r-community.ht
    He protects Travellers and rails against council plans curtailiing the putting up huge momuments to them in graveyards. Just happens he is a monumental sculptor who puts up a lot of them !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macabella View Post
    I guess doing some research would be expecting too much? You seem to have grasped how to turn on a computer all on your lonesome, being that you spend an awful lot of time on this site......
    I know how to do research and I know more about IT and computers than you think - I just wanted an explaination of some poster's ire at Tutu. S'all.
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