FG senator says he is victim of discrimination as he didn't get preferential treatment from GAA re tickets

The Field Marshal

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The TDs can apply for tickets when there is a game on involving their constituency.

Since when did "The Labour Panel" get into an all Ireland?
I think the thread exposes the money grabbing culture that drives the GAA.

Tickets only for those who can decide to allocate public money.
 


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It's a terrible insult to his constituents...

...Oh wait, he doesn't actually have any.
 
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I think the thread exposes the money grabbing culture that drives the GAA.

Tickets only for those who can decide to allocate public money.
Ah now hang on. Its not like they cream millions in public money, rewarding the elite in the organisation and building vanity projects while the players who make it the attraction it is get nothi..

Oh .. Right.
 

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What reform did they vote for?
Don't be such a paid shrill all your life. Much of the debate on the retain side was geared towards reform. Nobody was calling for retaining it in the current guise. Even your own party senators were calling for reform.

This bullshît line now you are dispersing referring to the wording of the referendum is just aimed at shooting down discontent towards your paymasters for inaction.
 

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Wait a minute.

The Senator is merely expressing a simple truth.

The GAA clearly are discriminating between the two house,s of the Seanad.


I suppose though the aforesaid Senator should just suck it up.

Or should he?

Would it not be fairer of the GAA to allocate some tickets to the Seanad?


Of course being a power hungry bunch of bastards the GAA know which side their bread is buttered so tickets only for those in the Dail who make the laws and approve the massive taxpayers funding for the GAA.

simple solution. give NO preference to any politician - if they want All Ireland tickets let them get them like every other citizen, and it would be entirely equitable.
The days of favors for Tds and their cronies should be over even for the dinosaurs of the GAA. all citizens same entitlement.
 

Eoin Coir

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What a sense of entitlement , it seems to be the only thing they have got animated about since they started to sit this term.

Do you even hear themselves and how how badly they come across when they spout this nonsense.

I hope the people who voted to keep these people in employment at great expense to the state are really proud of themselves.
People had a chance to scrap this useless house, but funked it-to give a kick to Kenny. Cant have it both ways now.
 

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Using a term like "discrimination" is a disgrace, and a denigration of the word.

The last place somebody can throw around a word like that, without it being related to society, and attempts to combat racism, sexism, homophobia etc, is Seanad Eireann, and in relation to match tickets.

Its a scandal that such a word is being used, presumably by Senators who fought to abolish the damn thing three years ago.
 

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People had a chance to scrap this useless house, but funked it-to give a kick to Kenny. Cant have it both ways now.
The people have spoken on that issue.

Many FG councillors and activists did not compaign for nor support the abolition of the Senate,

Also the fact that at the time all decisions were being made by a four-man Economic Council and their Sir Humphries, to be rubber stamped by the Cabinet and Oireachtas was considered anti-democratic
 

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Don't be such a paid shrill all your life. Much of the debate on the retain side was geared towards reform. Nobody was calling for retaining it in the current guise. Even your own party senators were calling for reform.

This bullshît line now you are dispersing referring to the wording of the referendum is just aimed at shooting down discontent towards your paymasters for inaction.
I will ask the question again - and it might be useful if instead of abusing people you answered it.

When was there ever a referendum on reform?
 

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This bullshît line now you are dispersing referring to the wording of the referendum is just aimed at shooting down discontent towards your paymasters for inaction.
FG don't have a Dail majority, nothing preventing FF & SF reforming the Seanad.
 

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What reform did the people vote for? We were asked if we wanted to abolish the Seanad and we said no. There was no reform on the ballot.
The reason the people voted no was to give Inda a kick up the hole,In other words whatever he says we will do the opposite.
 

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The reason the people voted no was to give Inda a kick up the hole,In other words whatever he says we will do the opposite.
And so we live with the consequence of petulance.
 

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In further defence, the translation is misleading. The word translated to "cake", actually meant bread cast-ffs, ends and crusts.
So, HBAP, you have been in France all these months while absent from p.ie.?

Glad to see you have been brushing up your French,

btw FG need you badly here. Hammer's one liners are not cutting it.
 

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The reason the people voted no was to give Inda a kick up the hole,In other words whatever he says we will do the opposite.
I think the majority of No voters believed they were voting for reform but that was a very naive thing to do. It was blindingly obvious that a No vote would bullet proof the existing set-up. It is often the innocent civic society types who provide cover for the gurriers and they were taken for a ride yet again.
 

Eoin Coir

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The people have spoken on that issue.

Many FG councillors and activists did not compaign for nor support the abolition of the Senate,

Also the fact that at the time all decisions were being made by a four-man Economic Council and their Sir Humphries, to be rubber stamped by the Cabinet and Oireachtas was considered anti-democratic
FF were for scrapping it in 2011,but like water,changed in opposition
 

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FF were for scrapping it in 2011,but like water,changed in opposition
How far did FF go towards scrapping the Senate - I cannot remember any legislation, much less a referendum?.

When push comes to shove most practising politicians are or were lukewarm about abolishing it.
 
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I find it hard to believe that any politician would complain about the policies of the GAA on any matter - and especially on a topic so sensitive as the distribution of tickets for an All-Ireland final. Did Senator Burke say what he has been reported to have said?
 


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