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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 07, 2022, 12:15:36 PM »
Ireland's Future needs less grey haired cranky old men. Some of those lads are about as effective selling unity as Arlene will be selling the Union. Freshen it up with younger, diverse voices.

Doesn't look like a collection of "grey haired cranky old men" to me  ???



I did not mean lineup, and thereís been excellent speakers. I mean those running the show, who are essentially the face of Irelandís future. I donít see any 20/30 somethingís. Thatís the generation that will bring a United Ireland. I donít think thereís anyone under 40. Most are over 50. They should be there, too, of course. But it should be freshened up with younger voices running the show. Fortunately the Union side is doing the same thing with Arlene taking it upon herself to compete with Irelandís future. This happens in all walks of life when something is being advertised to younger people -  a bunch of boomers gather in a room to decide the strategy.

Fair enough point that it would be nice to see a few under 40 years of age organising the thing, but I don't think it's fair or accurate to characterise those running Ireland's Future as "grey haired cranky old men" either:

https://irelandsfuture.com/who-we-are/

Always easy to criticise, but it's far more useful to be supportive. To me, that's far from a group of cranky old men. Brian Feeney is possibly the only one that comes close to meeting that description and any civic group's attempts to argue the merits of ending partition would be weaker by his omission. He's incredibly articulate.

I subscribe to Irish News just to read Brian Feeney. It was a general comment to point out the movement is too old from a leadership perspective. Not just the men. The women skew older too. Do those voices resonate with someone late teens/early 20s? United Ireland should be sold on the issues that are important to young people and young people should be the ones setting that agenda on what those issues are, not what the fifty and sixty somethingís think those issues are. It should as I say have the older voices in the room too. Itís just missing the most important from the top down. Thatís not their fault of course. And good to see the movement of young GAA players getting involved  that I read about in the Irish News today.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 07, 2022, 11:28:42 AM »
Ireland's Future needs less grey haired cranky old men. Some of those lads are about as effective selling unity as Arlene will be selling the Union. Freshen it up with younger, diverse voices.

Doesn't look like a collection of "grey haired cranky old men" to me  ???



I did not mean lineup, and thereís been excellent speakers. I mean those running the show, who are essentially the face of Irelandís future. I donít see any 20/30 somethingís. Thatís the generation that will bring a United Ireland. I donít think thereís anyone under 40. Most are over 50. They should be there, too, of course. But it should be freshened up with younger voices running the show. Fortunately the Union side is doing the same thing with Arlene taking it upon herself to compete with Irelandís future. This happens in all walks of life when something is being advertised to younger people -  a bunch of boomers gather in a room to decide the strategy.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 05, 2022, 01:59:23 PM »
If the poll was accurate, it would mean that unity was losing 19% points from Sinn Fein and SDLP voters. I am basing that on Sinn Fein at 30% (13% of the 30 not voting UI) and SDLP at 9% (6% of the 9% not voting UI). Hard to believe that is accurate. If it is, then Michele and Colum have a job on their hands to sell unity. However Ireland's Future needs less grey haired cranky old men. Some of those lads are about as effective selling unity as Arlene will be selling the Union. Freshen it up with younger, diverse voices.

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: December 04, 2022, 03:52:34 PM »
France looking slick up front and nervy at the back. Poland putting up more of a fight than the 1986 team who when drawling Brazil in the round of 16 already booked their flight home the next day, leading Dunphy to remark at half time they should have flown home before the match.

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: December 03, 2022, 08:56:56 PM »
La Albiceleste made hard work of that. Lucky there at the end.

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: December 03, 2022, 08:18:01 PM »
I was wondering which goalie would get caught out. The sod is slow.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 03, 2022, 08:03:28 PM »
Looking deeper into the Irish Times/IPSOS poll itís says only 57% of Sinn Fein voters in North and 34% of SDLP voters support Irish Unity. That seems shockingly low for nationalist parties. It could be a really bad sample by ipsos or have they bought into narrative that Ireland is a failed state with record homeless and health waiting list crisis, and economically they are better off in UK.

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: December 03, 2022, 06:45:02 PM »
I was about to post that Collins and RTE panel are grinding bores, but that was a good segment on Mac Allisters Irish relatives.

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: December 03, 2022, 04:35:08 PM »
Chances go leor in this second half. A Jimmy Burke type goal there by US.

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: December 03, 2022, 03:47:39 PM »
Naive by US. Streetwise Dutch.

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General discussion / Re: A United Ireland. Opening up the discussion.
« on: December 03, 2022, 02:35:37 PM »
At 26% for Unity, that poll is surprisingly low compared to recent Lucid and University of Liverpool polls. Especially considering the shitshow that is lack of Assembly, Brexit and the Tories mismanagement of the economy, and north not even getting energy payments yet. ipsos is a credible polling company but very disappointing numbers.

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Good stuff. Interesting that while a lot of players are impacted by Germany out, thereís no one to take advantage, with no one choosing Croatia, and Denmark and Mexico gone too.

Bowl 3: Denmark 10, Germany 29, Croatia 0, Mexico 3

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: November 30, 2022, 08:59:43 PM »
That must be the poorest ever performance by a team - Poland - that secured passage to 2nd round.

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: November 30, 2022, 07:39:09 PM »
Polish goalkeeper is good.

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General discussion / Re: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
« on: November 30, 2022, 04:55:56 PM »
That was tense for the Aussies, but great to see.

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