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Re: News from the 'Border'

April 9th, 2021, 10:10 am

As predicted, and as voted for democratically. Old fashioned, I know...!
"Democracy" is not the first word that comes to mind when it comes to the Six Counties.
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Re: News from the 'Border'

April 11th, 2021, 10:31 am

So, just some post-Brexit rumblings in Belfast. Almost like the old days...
Yes, no one in UK and >= 20 km south of Dundalk cares.
When will the penny drop with the loyal Union supporters?

Thy have forgotten the working class. The educational system is 1950s and is broke. They even have grammar schools.

And as Walter Konkite would say "and that's that's the way it is".
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Re: News from the 'Border'

May 27th, 2021, 8:36 am

First Irish-speaking preschool to open in east Belfast unionist area

https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2021/0 ... preschool/
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Re: News from the 'Border'

June 9th, 2021, 8:43 am

Sausage War looming

Sausages take centre stage in latest NI Protocol row
https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2021/0 ... ges-eu-uk/

Very awkward ... it's the Orange marching season coming up; you don't want Southern sausages! Must be jolly English sausages.
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Re: News from the 'Border'

June 9th, 2021, 10:46 am

I think the UK spokesperson was a bit long winded. He should simply have said “The protocol was an agreement entered into by Mr Johnson. He obviously did not intend for England to live up to it.”
 
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Re: News from the 'Border'

September 22nd, 2022, 9:47 am

More Catholics than Protestants for first time in Northern Ireland Census

https://www.rte.ie/news/2022/0922/13247 ... nd-census/

The proportion of the population who defined themselves as 'British only' is 31.9%.

It's even more complicated.
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Re: News from the 'Border'

September 22nd, 2022, 10:16 am

Forbidding contraception will do that.
 
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Re: News from the 'Border'

September 22nd, 2022, 10:48 am

More Catholics than Protestants for first time in Northern Ireland Census
Is it good or bad? Whom do you hate more?
 
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Re: News from the 'Border'

September 23rd, 2022, 9:29 am

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Re: News from the 'Border'

September 23rd, 2022, 2:09 pm

Forbidding contraception will do that.
Every seed is sacred
Every seed is great
If a seed is wasted,
God gets quite irate
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Re: News from the 'Border'

September 23rd, 2022, 2:49 pm

Forbidding contraception will do that.
Every seed is sacred
Every seed is great
If a seed is wasted,
God gets quite irate
Bouncing off the walls.
 
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Re: News from the 'Border'

September 23rd, 2022, 3:20 pm

In the old days you couldn't get a well-paid job or any job at H&W if you were  a Catholic (unless you worked as a painter and you were lynched just before retirement, was standard protocol). So they went to university (big UK grants), teaching, nursing etc. 

We always wondered where the Northeners at TCD got all that dough.

RIP H&W.
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Re: News from the 'Border'

September 23rd, 2022, 6:41 pm

In the old days you couldn't get a well-paid job or any job at H&W if you were  a Catholic
Why do you worry? You're an atheist.

BTW. Is H&W Hull and White?
 
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Re: News from the 'Border'

September 23rd, 2022, 9:12 pm

It seems to be a Belfast ship builder. And, as I’m sure the very funny late Dave Allen would have endorsed, do you mean a Catholic atheist or a Protestant atheist?
 
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Re: News from the 'Border'

September 24th, 2022, 7:45 am

Cuch is certainly a Catholic atheist but the question remains: whom does he hate more? What is stronger: tribal identity of belief?