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Cunny Funt

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« Reply #6420 on: July 11, 2019, 12:30:40 PM »
Sad news on Brendan Grace. His drunk act was classic stuff, from the lad with a feed of drink going to the Chinese restaurant or the father of the bride at the wedding. A really talented comedian,story teller and a decent singer also. RIP

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« Reply #6421 on: July 11, 2019, 02:47:24 PM »
Was it Sinatra or Elvis or someone he knew personally? I remember him saying something about it a while back on TLLS.

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« Reply #6422 on: July 11, 2019, 02:51:30 PM »

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« Reply #6423 on: July 11, 2019, 09:26:18 PM »
Brendan Grace apparently.
Sad to hear that. He was only 68. Ceol n naingil go gcloisfidh sé
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« Reply #6424 on: July 11, 2019, 09:31:35 PM »
Is it confirmed? I saw a retraction from someone on twitter today about this as they weren’t sure if true or not.

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I see it is now. I think someone had put this out there before he was dead.
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« Reply #6425 on: July 11, 2019, 09:54:07 PM »
Noel Whelan who I think I seen most often of the Vinnie Brown show there. Only 50 after a short illness.

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« Reply #6426 on: July 12, 2019, 10:57:26 AM »
Noel Whelan article in Irish Times from 2015 crushes any argument against same sex marriage - essential reading for right wing Catholics and their bedfellows in the DUP.
 
Writer and barrister Noel Whelan, who died on July 10th, 2019,  after a short illness, played an important role as an adviser to the 'Together for Yes' campaign which was central to the introduction of same-sex marriage in 2015.
Here is his most-read column on the subject during that campaign.


Last week I wrote about two of the posters being used by the No campaign in the marriage referendum. This week I want to talk about their third poster which, although less impactful, is also disingenuous and divisive in its messaging.
This poster states: “We already have civil partnership: don’t redefine marriage.”
There is a lie at the heart of this poster. The collective “we” do not already have civil partnership. Only people of the same sex can be civil partners. Only people of the opposite sex can marry. Lesbian and gay couples are locked out of marriage.

The message on this poster would be more honest if it said “they” have civil partnership but that would reveal the inequality and sense of “other” that hides beneath the No argument.

Since its introduction civil partnership has provided lesbian and gay couples with a degree of legal recognition and urgently needed protections in taxation, inheritance and other areas but it falls short of full constitutional equality.
Civil partnership lacks the clarity, certainty and constitutional protection that goes with marriage. The distinctions between the two operate at practical, legal and symbolic levels.
Civil partnership is a legal agreement whereas marriage is how our community recognises committed, loving relationships.

As a heterosexual man I have the legal right to marry the person I love. Marrying her is the most important and most rewarding thing I have ever done. There is no way I would trade my marriage for a civil partnership; no one would.
If I introduce my wife to someone, they know what that designation means. It describes precisely her relationship to me and our interconnection in society. It tells our community that we enjoy a long relationship to which we both have committed, intending it to be for life. It communicates what associated rights and connections flow from this.

Insurance companies know what it means if I put the word “wife” on a form. If either of us took a job abroad, the permission to immigrate governing one of us would apply by automatic extension to the other.

If I am ever rushed to hospital and my wife arrives after me nobody will hesitate to grant her appropriate access. If I die before her no one will have to consult local council or church bylaws before deciding whether we can share a grave. After I’m gone there will be no doubt about the appropriate term for her status – she will be a widow, not a former civil partner.

The legal family and constitutional protections that flow from being part of a marriage are also important. The Constitution protects the rights of married people, but not the rights of people in civil partnerships. Gay or lesbian couples (with or without children) are not viewed as families in our laws.

My wife and I, like many couples, lived together for a couple of years before we married. We then chose to move our relationship on from being partners to being married. For half of the time since there was just the two of us, for the second half we have been parents. We have, however, been a family from the moment we were married.

It is precisely because marriage is different from civil partnership that No campaigners are so strongly opposed to sharing it with lesbian and gay couples. The leading No spokespersons are actually the most eloquent exponents of the difference between civil partnership and marriage. The more they speak of how marriage is special as a foundation of our society and of the importance of the constitutional recognition the more they emphasise the distinction.

The marriage bar is one of the few remaining ways in which gay and lesbian couples are discriminated against in our laws. Ending this discrimination matters to them. It matters to them more than we in the heterosexual community have ever realised.

Like all inequalities it is more acutely felt by those who have had the door slammed in their face than it is appreciated by those comfortable on the inside.

At the Fianna Fáil ardfheis last weekend one delegate told of a proud moment when she was canvassing with her father. He was asked at one doorstep whether he had children and, if so, how he could campaign for a Yes vote. He introduced his daughter, told the householder she was gay and said: “I reared six children but I reared no second-class citizens.” It illustrates the passionate determination of all parents to see each of their children treated equally.

Having a separate and lesser institution sends a clear message that lesbian and gay people are not equally valued. The exclusion of gays and lesbians from marriage marks them out. It tells them that they are less.
It is a searing, unnecessary, tireless discrimination. It’s time “we” joined “them” in voting to end it.

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« Reply #6427 on: July 15, 2019, 08:32:18 PM »
Boxer Pernell “sweet pea” Whitaker.
That was never a square ball!!

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« Reply #6428 on: July 15, 2019, 08:50:41 PM »
Was it Sinatra or Elvis or someone he knew personally? I remember him saying something about it a while back on TLLS.

! I see Fr Brian did Brendan Grace’s  requiem mass this morning

Seems to do a lot of Irish celebrity funerals!!!
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« Reply #6429 on: July 15, 2019, 10:20:43 PM »
Was it Sinatra or Elvis or someone he knew personally? I remember him saying something about it a while back on TLLS.

! I see Fr Brian did Brendan Grace’s  requiem mass this morning

Seems to do a lot of Irish celebrity funerals!!!

He did the funeral mass for a friend of mines daughter a number of years back, there would be strong showbiz connections in the family. I thought he completely overdid the whole thing it almost felt like it was him that was bereaved. Never had time for him since

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« Reply #6430 on: July 16, 2019, 05:28:05 AM »
Boxer Pernell “sweet pea” Whitaker.

One of the best ever. Don't know how long I've wasted on YouTube watching clips of him.
"Never mind your why. Why ain't in your repetoire no more n***a"

Jim Bob

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« Reply #6431 on: July 16, 2019, 11:12:36 PM »
Was it Sinatra or Elvis or someone he knew personally? I remember him saying something about it a while back on TLLS.

! I see Fr Brian did Brendan Grace’s  requiem mass this morning

Seems to do a lot of Irish celebrity funerals!!!

He did the funeral mass for a friend of mines daughter a number of years back, there would be strong showbiz connections in the family. I thought he completely overdid the whole thing it almost felt like it was him that was bereaved. Never had time for him since

And he did Penny’s founder Arthur Ryan’s funeral mass too .......

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« Reply #6432 on: July 17, 2019, 12:12:12 PM »
Was it Sinatra or Elvis or someone he knew personally? I remember him saying something about it a while back on TLLS.

! I see Fr Brian did Brendan Grace’s  requiem mass this morning

Seems to do a lot of Irish celebrity funerals!!!

He did the funeral mass for a friend of mines daughter a number of years back, there would be strong showbiz connections in the family. I thought he completely overdid the whole thing it almost felt like it was him that was bereaved. Never had time for him since

And he did Penny’s founder Arthur Ryan’s funeral mass too .......
He does a great Mass....

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« Reply #6433 on: July 18, 2019, 04:43:54 PM »
Mary Campbell died yesterday. She was originally from Fermanagh and a student at QUB in early 1980s and worked as a journalist and producer in print, BBC and RTE.

 The following is a note from Managing Director of RTÉ News & Current Affairs, Jon Williams to staff:

I write with the saddest of news. As many of you know, this afternoon we learned that our friend, Mary Campbell, passed away this morning. Mary had been poorly for a short time, but typically, hadn't wanted any fuss as she underwent treatment. Mary was a real lady. Charming, with a smile for everyone. She died in the same, understated way she lived her life. 

It's no exaggeration to say Mary was beloved in the newsroom. Originally from Fermanagh, Mary started working as a reporter in the mid 80's  for the Irish News in Belfast and BBC Radio Ulster. She joined RTE as a producer on Radio 1's Pat Kenny show - and was the Producer in Charge of Pat's show and 5/7 Live. She moved to the BBC's Dublin Bureau in 1999 before rejoining RTE as a News Editor in 2005. In 2015 she became a Deputy Programme Editor, editing all the main TV programmes. It was always a reassuring sight to see Mary in the editor's chair: calm, organised and clear.  A producer to the last, in recent weeks she'd begun to tell her friends and family about the extent of her illness and plan for the future. However, the end came faster than anyone thought.
 
In 2016, Mary recalled being part of RTE's coverage of the Good Friday Agreement for the "We were there. You were there" marketing campaign. She was incredibly proud of being a witness to history. We are incredibly proud she was one of our own.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYgaQXVlqoE

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« Reply #6434 on: July 18, 2019, 07:30:27 PM »
Mary Campbell died yesterday. She was originally from Fermanagh and a student at QUB in early 1980s and worked as a journalist and producer in print, BBC and RTE.

 The following is a note from Managing Director of RTÉ News & Current Affairs, Jon Williams to staff:

I write with the saddest of news. As many of you know, this afternoon we learned that our friend, Mary Campbell, passed away this morning. Mary had been poorly for a short time, but typically, hadn't wanted any fuss as she underwent treatment. Mary was a real lady. Charming, with a smile for everyone. She died in the same, understated way she lived her life. 

It's no exaggeration to say Mary was beloved in the newsroom. Originally from Fermanagh, Mary started working as a reporter in the mid 80's  for the Irish News in Belfast and BBC Radio Ulster. She joined RTE as a producer on Radio 1's Pat Kenny show - and was the Producer in Charge of Pat's show and 5/7 Live. She moved to the BBC's Dublin Bureau in 1999 before rejoining RTE as a News Editor in 2005. In 2015 she became a Deputy Programme Editor, editing all the main TV programmes. It was always a reassuring sight to see Mary in the editor's chair: calm, organised and clear.  A producer to the last, in recent weeks she'd begun to tell her friends and family about the extent of her illness and plan for the future. However, the end came faster than anyone thought.
 
In 2016, Mary recalled being part of RTE's coverage of the Good Friday Agreement for the "We were there. You were there" marketing campaign. She was incredibly proud of being a witness to history. We are incredibly proud she was one of our own.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYgaQXVlqoE


A truly wonderful person, humble, understated, great craic. Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a hanam