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    Sinn Féin Think-in

    The Shinners are having their think-in in Termonfekin, Co Louth in the Headquarters of the Irish Countrywomen's Association, an organisation from which I, as a male, am barred.

    A number of years ago, all political parties were very vocal in objecting to Portmarnock Golf Club renewing its Liquor licence because it doesn't allow female membership.

    Obviously what's sauce for the Gander isn't necessarily sauce for the Goose.
    Last edited by Piquet; 12th-September-2014, 23:53.

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    Equality only works one way.
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      #3
      Did Mary Lou travel business class?
      The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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        #4
        Originally posted by Piquet View Post
        The Shinners are having their think-in in Termonfekin, Co Louth in the Headquarters of the Irish Countrywomen's Association, an organisation from which I, as a male, am barred.

        A number of years ago, all political parties were very vocal in objecting to Portmarnock Golf Club renewing its Liquor licence because it doesn't allow female membership.

        Obviously what's sauce for the Gander isn't necessarily sauce for the Goose.
        Actually, extensive reference is made in that judgement to the ICWA as being an organisation that would also have to be hammered if the Supreme Court were to find with the Equality Authority, and it was made pretty damned clear they had no intention of so doing.

        Hardiman also lavished considerable praise on the Emerald Warriors, btw, and made it reasonably apparent that he'd be damned in a ditch if he was going to endanger them.
        Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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          #5
          Originally posted by The Word Is Born View Post
          Did Mary Lou travel business class?
          Yes, but SF funded the ticket not Northern Rock.
          Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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            #6
            Originally posted by McCloud View Post
            Yes, but SF funded the ticket not Northern Rock.
            Did you hear the pathetic drivel trotted out by her yesterday? If someone from Labour (while on opposition) did that they'd be hounded to the ends of the earth.
            The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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              #7
              Originally posted by The Word Is Born View Post
              Did you hear the pathetic drivel trotted out by her yesterday? If someone from Labour (while on opposition) did that they'd be hounded to the ends of the earth.
              I did, big mistake for someone normally pretty astute politically.....
              Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                #8
                On top of Sleeveen O'Caolain claiming that it was paid for by the hosts, earlier in the week.
                The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                  #9
                  Great thread. Women just have it all their own way in this country. Well done for pointing that out piquet.
                  "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Jenta View Post
                    Great thread. Women just have it all their own way in this country. Well done for pointing that out piquet.
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                    Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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                      #11
                      Thanks for that. I'm familiar with the case.
                      "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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                        #12
                        To a certain extent, the case is irrelevant.

                        My point is this:

                        The Irish Open will not, it seems, return to Portmarnock, because of its policy of excluding females from membership. The adverse publicity arising from staging the Tournament there would not be worth the hassle.

                        Sinn Féin's gathering is suffering no adverse publicity even though the ICA excludes males from membership.

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                          #13
                          Maybe, just maybe, that's because the ICA is a community, education and support organisation for a group of people who traditionally have been treated as lesser citizens, a group who didn't even the right to vote when the ICA was formed. While portmarnock is a bunch of rich cockends playing boys' club.
                          "It’s not the team you support, it’s the club you should support. The team on the pitch will ebb and flow because that’s the nature of sport. No team has ever been successful decade on decade. The club has the history and that’s the passion you should have."

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                            #14
                            Portmarnock won't host the Irish Open because of the damage that would be done to the links from the crowds.
                            The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by The Word Is Born View Post
                              Portmarnock won't host the Irish Open because of the damage that would be done to the links from the crowds.
                              and the fact that the members wouldn't be allowed play the course for ages beforehand.

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