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Forum: Ireland

A forum to discuss local issues in Ireland.

  1. Post Power of the Papal Brand

    Irish Independent News There is now a generation of young Irish people under 30, perhaps up to 40 years for whom religion in general, and the Roman Catholic Church in particular,are in practice totally irrelevant. They have no interest whatsoever in the various debates between ''liberals'' and...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 04-30-2005 04:19 AM
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    04-30-2005 10:36 AM Go to last post
  2. Exclamation Cleric blames confessions drop on lack of belief in Hell

    A Decline in the fear of Hell is one of the main reasons why fewer and fewer people are going to church according to Fr Gerard Moloney, editor of the religious affairs monthly magazine, Reality. Fr Moloney says that as ''recently as the 1970'', regular confession and church attendence was the...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 03-01-2005 07:28 AM
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    05-05-2005 01:55 PM Go to last post
  3. Arrow Northern Ireland UK Elections

    UNIONIST intransigence in Northern Ireland could be exposed if the IRA decides to abandon the armed struggle for purely political means, Sinn Fein claims. In its election manifesto, the Sinn Fein party set out five conequences if the IRA responds positively to Gerry Adam's request earlier this...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 04-30-2005 02:31 AM
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    05-07-2005 11:10 AM Go to last post
  4. Post Living behind the Emerald Curtain

    While the protestant (Anglican Community) poplation had declined in the Irish Republic from 10.7pc to 3.7pc between 1902 to 2002, and most markedly along the border between Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, it has begun to rise again, and this is due to immigration. Border Protestant...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 05-17-2005 10:43 AM
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    05-19-2005 09:41 AM Go to last post
  5. Post Battle of the Boyne

    The Irish government is to spend another 15m euro on developing the famous 'Battle of the boyne site. It will bring the total cost to taxpayers of the scheme to 30m euro over the next three years. The County Meath battle site near Drogheda was the scene of King William's victory over King James...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 05-20-2005 05:24 AM
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  6. Smile Its good to talk or text

    Ireland 02 beat Germany as the most used and the most talked and texted nation within the EU member states. An 02 mobile phone company has revealed.But Irish women beat the men as the most users. Irish women spend 32 euro a month on their mobiles, where the men spend only 24 euro.

    Started by capt_buzzard, 05-20-2005 06:28 AM
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  7. Post A return to war

    The Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern was told this week that Sinn Fein IRA was willing to return to the bombings and shootings in Ireland and Britain to force Britain and Ireland to except their plans for a United Ireland. Irish Independent

    Started by capt_buzzard, 01-30-2005 03:35 AM
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    05-20-2005 03:07 PM Go to last post
  8. Thumbs up Browse Ireland

    We are not that bad Really. Browse Ireland yourself.

    Started by capt_buzzard, 05-20-2005 07:33 PM
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    05-20-2005 07:33 PM Go to last post
  9. Arrow Irish in America

    We read today about the Black Americans and Jewish Americans. What about the Irish Americans and their influence on America?

    Started by capt_buzzard, 01-25-2005 04:03 PM
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    05-21-2005 04:39 PM Go to last post
  10. Thumbs up Our First Lady

    The President of Ireland - Mary Mcleese. It's generally accepted that our Mary has been doing a great job here in Ireland.By and large she does what an Irish President should do, look good for the camera,master the art of feel-good platitude and give the impression of caring every time she has to...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 05-20-2005 06:14 PM
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    05-22-2005 03:26 AM Go to last post
  11. Talking The Irish

    The Irish, whether they are debating the finer points of our troubled history in a taxi cab, drinking at a local or queueing for a coleslaw sandwich at a convenience store, this handy guide will ensure all prospective tourist on how we are. LOL. Pubs. Public houses, or pubs as they are known,...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 01-08-2005 03:38 AM
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    05-22-2005 05:35 AM Go to last post
  12. Arrow Message to Sinn Fein....

    Irish Americans from across the political spectrum are hugely annoyed with the Irish Republican Movement's recent events involving the IRA, Foreign Affairs Minister, Dermot Ahern said in Washington. He indicated there was clearly a backlash to the Northern Ireland bank robbery and the killing of...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 03-16-2005 02:39 PM
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    05-22-2005 02:48 PM Go to last post
  13. Unhappy School bus crash leaves 5 girls dead

    How my heart goes out to the families, friends, relatives, schoolmates and teachers of the 5 poor children who were killed in a bus crash just outside Dublin. Several other pupils from St Michael`s school were badly injured, too. Such a traumatic and horrible event for those so young. RIP ...

    Started by john8pies, 05-24-2005 06:47 AM
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    05-24-2005 07:07 AM Go to last post
  14. Post An unnatural disaster: our dying wildlife

    News that a pair of golden eagles had successfully mated and laid an egg in the wilds of County Donegal was greeted with great joy by the conservationists who spearheaded the move to reintroduce the species which had been extinct in Ireland. The golden eagle was last seen here in 1910, but a...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 05-24-2005 06:12 AM
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    05-24-2005 08:47 AM Go to last post
  15. Talking M15 Bug for sale

    An M15 bugging device, allegedly found hidden under the floorboards of the Sinn Fein office in Belfast last September, is fetching bids of over $1000 on the ebay auction website.

    Started by capt_buzzard, 05-25-2005 06:35 AM
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  16. Post Euro falls as markets react to French vote

    The EURO fell against the dollar,yen and sterling, and long-term interests rates rose, as markets responded to the uncertainty created by the French rejection of the EU constitution. The falls were small, with markets already having bet correctly on the result. The euro has fallen 3pc this month...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 05-31-2005 03:29 PM
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    05-31-2005 05:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Post Two men arrested for McCartney murder

    The Police Service of Northern Ireland have arrested two men in correction with the death of Robert McCartney. One was arrested in Belfast, and the other in Birningham in England. The family of Robert McCartney has campaigned widely for justice for their brother in Europe and the United States....

    Started by capt_buzzard, 06-01-2005 01:29 AM
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  18. Post Fire and Brinstone, the Rev Ian Paisley to meet Roman Catholic prelate

    Democratic Unionist party leader, the Rev Ian Paisley is to meet Catholic Primate of Ireland, Archbishop Sean Brady, for the first time ever, it has been announced. The historic meeting will also be the first ever to formally take place between Mr Ian Paisley and any Roman Catholic priest. A...

    Started by capt_buzzard, 06-02-2005 08:42 AM
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    06-02-2005 03:27 PM Go to last post
  19. Notices for tourists in Ireland

    :D Travel Ireland & take care:D

    Started by capt_buzzard, 06-03-2005 03:54 PM
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    06-03-2005 05:17 PM Go to last post
  20. RNLI (Ireland)

    All praise for the volunteers who keep watch on the sea. (

    Started by capt_buzzard, 06-04-2005 04:24 AM
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    06-04-2005 03:20 PM Go to last post

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