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Thread: How much influence has Russia's interests in Irish politics?

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    Default How much influence has Russia's interests in Irish politics?

    Time was that Soviet influence in Irish politics was confined to the CPI, Workers Party, Trade Unions and Official IRA. In this case it was clearly about extending influence within the Irish body politic.
    Now with the demise of the USSR, is it the case that Russian business interests are now extending within Irish politics on all sides?
    Conor Lenihan spent time in St Petersburg, Mick Wallace spent time with Julian Assange who is widely regarded as Putin's creature while Irish business people are slowly climbing the slippery slope to enjoy the vista previously believed to be the domain of Russian oligarchs

    https://www.independent.ie/business/...-35924290.html

    https://www.irishtimes.com/business/...link-1.3280710

    What will be the cost to our island as this juggernaut rumbles on?

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    I think the guys who came up with Gosplan now run the HSE.
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    Muh Russians
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    In a post-Brexit era, Putin now realised he has underestimated Ireland’s influence and power. With the recognition of unions by Ryanair, another chip in the capitalist enslaving wall has been chipped away. The time is now. We need the great leader, father of the nation, bear wrestler, judo master, bare rider of horses, the diving discoverer of antiquities. Why do you think Gerry is now getting off the stage?

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    And I thought the new trolls thread about the Jesuits and southern states of the USA was the nuttiest thing I'd saw here for a while.

    Two in one day. It's not Kansas anymore lads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    And I thought the new trolls thread about the Jesuits and southern states of the USA was the nuttiest thing I'd saw here for a while.

    Two in one day. It's not Kansas anymore lads.
    So you think it is nutty to suggest a link between money and political decisions? What part of Kansas are you familiar with? Do you eve wonder how one politician seems to get his information on Cerebrus out of NAMA? In the old days it used to come through investigative journalists. Now it gets announced by TDs.

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    Skibbereen Eagle warns it is keeping its eye on the Tsar.

    Thread belongs in Zoo

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    I like Putin and Russia. Russia won the 2nd world war for USA and Brits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eoghanacht View Post
    And I thought the new trolls thread about the Jesuits and southern states of the USA was the nuttiest thing I'd saw here for a while.

    Two in one day. It's not Kansas anymore lads.
    It's not been Kansas since all them there Mexicans came.
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