Fair Play to Cork - A Good Message

onlyasking

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Great to see the xmas lights being switched on in Cork by the Ben-Hafa family, whose children were in the news earlier this year because of their life-threatening condition after birth.

A good example of multiculturalism at work, and multiculturalism working.

Fair play to Cork. Didn't have to do it, but did it.
 


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Fair play.

Lets hope the main Christmas tree in Cork is nicer than the one they put up in Dublin.
 

Super8

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Their story was the highlight of the year. Best of luck to the little twins.
 

galleyslave

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I don't get it. So the Ben Arfas are now some kind of poster couple for multiculturalism? meh...

I'm glad their kids are ok, I'm happy for them, and for them to turn on the lights is fine with me - after all they've been through, but please, enough of the prosletysing for multiculturalism.
 

TradCat

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The lights they turned on are part of the Christmas festival which started last year and was a huge success. Every weekend from now until Christmas the Grand Parade in Cork is well worth a visit. It really is good.

So the Ben Arfas are now some kind of poster couple for multiculturalism?
I think the reaction would have been exactly the same no matter what the background of the twins was. They are from Cork. It's not multiculturalism. It's supporting our own like we always do.
 

Fenian Óg

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I don't get it. So the Ben Arfas are now some kind of poster couple for multiculturalism? meh...

I'm glad their kids are ok, I'm happy for them, and for them to turn on the lights is fine with me - after all they've been through, but please, enough of the prosletysing for multiculturalism.
Sounds to me like someone's jealous that they don't live in Cork.
 

asset test

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There is something about Cork.... it is a great place to socialise. I can attest.

Anyone living there comment about ordinary life though?

Still, M+S opened in Douglas this week, so good news I hear.

Ok there boyyyyyy

I love Cork (and I'm a Dub)
 

hurricane

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the twins was a good news story,i took part in a bike run for them with 20,000 raised by 1200 bikers, not one of us gave a flying feck what race...creed or colour they were..their mam was from cork, end of story.
 

galleyslave

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the twins was a good news story,i took part in a bike run for them with 20,000 raised by 1200 bikers, not one of us gave a flying feck what race...creed or colour they were..their mam was from cork, end of story.
thats my bleedin' point. Why can't we celebrate a good news story without politicising it
 


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