Reeling in the Year - 2017

ruserious

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A biased moderator could give this thread the 'heave-ho' and place it in Chat. You are standing on quicksand here
True but I've been painstakingly making this thread each year since 2011 and have always placed it in History. I would like to think it has earned its right to stay in the main board as part of tradition.
 


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Twenty years we will look back at the Halawa case and the entire country might realise the fools they were taken for by this family of Egyptian Islamic extremists.
 

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Bob Geldof
 
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True but I've been painstakingly making this thread each year since 2011 and have always placed it in History. I would like to think it has earned its right to stay in the main board as part of tradition.
I think that the threads should be stickied.
 

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*I am posting this in the History forum because in the future, when cyber archaeologists are researching 2017 it will be the most relevant*

I hope you all enjoyed reading this thread. Have a Happy Christmas and may 2018 be good to you all.


Rus.
Great post. But surely our greatest ever national crisis - lack of housing - should be carefully documented?
 

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Great post. But surely our greatest ever national crisis - lack of housing - should be carefully documented?
These OPs are not the definitive list of what happened during any given year. That is why I open it
up to the main board to discuss other events that may have been left out or people
missing from the RIP list. This is only my take on the year. I try to cover the main issues. Obviously some get left out such as Grenfell, London and Westminster Bridge attacks and even the Stormont crisis. A lot of things happen in a given year.
 

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*I am posting this in the History forum because in the future, when cyber archaeologists are researching 2017 it will be the most relevant*


This is the Seventh Year I have made this thread.

For 2016:
http://www.politics.ie/forum/history/253376-reeling-year-2016-a.html
For 2015: Reeling in the Year - 2015
For 2014: Reeling in the Year - 2014
For 2013: Reeling in the Year - 2013
For 2012: Reeling in the Year - 2012.
For 2011: Reeling in the year - 2011. What a year!

Again, I ask you all to share your most memorable moments from both home and abroad.

At Home:
3 January – the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation notes that there had been a record 612 patients admitted for care on trolleys in hospitals around the country on this morning.
19 January – Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness announces his retirement from politics, citing health reasons.
23 January – Three men are arrested as part of an investigation into an international illegal immigrant smuggling network through Dublin Airport. Two of those arrested are Aer Lingus employees at the airport.
2 February – British Brexit Secretary David Davis tells the House of Commons that the UK's relationship with Ireland is one of the most important aspects of Brexit preparations.
23 February – Speaking in Brussels the Taoiseach has said he wants the final Brexit agreement between the European Union and Britain to allow for Irish reunification in line with the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.
1 March – the Taoiseach announces in the Dáil that the State will formally recognise Irish Travellers as an indigenous ethnic minority.
3 March – "Significant quantities" of human remains are discovered at the site of the former Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, County Galway. It comes after the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation began test excavations at the site of the children's burial ground following allegations about the deaths of 800 babies in Tuam over a number of decades and the manner in which they were buried.
[SUP]14 March – two crew members of the Coast Guard are killed and two more are missing after a search and rescue helicopter crashes off the coast of County Mayo.
16 March - Enda Kenny meets Donald Trump in the Whitehouse. Speculation mounts over Kenny's departure date.
[/SUP]21 March – Former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness dies in Derry aged 66.
9 April – The government announces that it will not oppose a bill put forward by a group of Independent Senators that proposes an end to the 90-year-old restriction on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday.
20 April – Enda Kenny becomes Fine Gael's longest serving Taoiseach, having surpassed the record of John A. Costello by completing his 2,234th day in office.
29 April – At a special EU Brexit conference, there is a formal acknowledgement by EU leaders of the possibility for Northern Ireland rejoining the EU as part of united Ireland post-Brexit.
23 May – The former chairman and chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank, Seán FitzPatrick, was acquitted of 27 charges against him for misleading the bank's auditors and furnishing false information about multi-million euro loans to him and to people connected to him between 2002 and 2007.
2 June – Leo Varadkar is elected Leader of Fine Gael, becoming the youngest leader of the party ever. He is the first openly gay leader of Fine Gael. Elected Taoiseach on 14 June.
29 June – Six men, including Socialist Party TD Paul Murphy, who were on trial for the false imprisonment of former Tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser are found not guilty by a jury at the Circuit Criminal Court.
4 August – An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar makes his 'bridges not borders' speech in Belfast.
22-23 August – Massive storm hits Donegal causing major damage.
7 September – The government announces it will repay early, and in full, the outstanding €5.5 billion owed to the International Monetary Fund, Sweden and Denmark.
10 September – Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan announces that she is standing down as Commissioner after 3 years of service.
4 October – Former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave dies aged 97 at Tallaght Hospital.
16 October – As the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia sweep across the island of Ireland, Four people are killed, one injured, the Department of Education and Skills closes all schools, all bus and train services are cancelled, most supermarkets close early, flights are cancelled and colleges close nationwide.
24 October – Ibrahima Halawa arrives back in Ireland after four years of prison in Egypt.
18 November – Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams announces that he will stand down as leader in 2018.
28 November – Frances Fitzgeraldresigns as Taniste over her handling of emails regarding the Garda whistleblower scandal.
30 November – Simon Coveney is named as the new Tánaiste.
8 December – The UK government and the Irish government agree on a Brexit deal which rules out a Hard Border.

Abroad:
20 January -
Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.
10 March - The UN warns that the world is facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with up to 20 million people at risk of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria.
29 March - The United Kingdom triggers article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, starting the Brexit Negotiations, the talks for the United Kingdom to Leave the European Union.
13 April - In the 2017 Nangarhar airstrike the U.S. drops the GBU-43/B MOAB, the world's largest non-nuclear weapon, at an ISIL base in Afghanistan.
12 May - Computers around the world are hit by a large-scale ransomware cyberattack, which goes on to affect at least 150 countries.
22 May - A terrorist bombing attackat an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England kills 22 people and injures over 100.
1 June - Amidst wide criticism, the U.S. announces its decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement in due time.
12 June - American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and dies a week later.
4 July - Russia and China urge North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programs after it successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.
10 July - Mosul is declared fully liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
17 August - A series of terror attacks in the Barcelona area kill 16 and result in the deaths of 8 Islamic State terrorists.
25 August - A military operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
1 September - Russian President Vladimir Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions.
6 September - Hurricane Irma batters the Caribbean weeks after the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey.
19 September - 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes central Mexico killing over 350.
25 September - Iraqi Kurdistan votesin a referendum to become an independent state, in defiance of Iraq;by October 15, the crisis escalates into a short-lived armed conflict over disputed territories.
1 October - Fifty-eight people are killed and 546 injured when Stephen Paddock opens fire on a crowd in Las Vegas, surpassing the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the deadliest mass shooting perpetrated by a lone gunman in U.S. history.
14 October - A massive blast caused by a truck bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia kills at least 512 people and injures 316 others.
27 October - Catalonia declares independence from Spain, but the Catalan Republic is not recognised by the Spanish government or any other sovereign nation.
15 November - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is placed under house arrest, as the military take control of the country. He resigns six days later, after 37 years of rule.
6 December - The United States officially recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, resulting in widespread protests in the Arab world and amongst other Western nations.

Deaths:
Kim Jong Nam, Bill Paxton, Vitaly Churkin, Desmond Connell, Derek Walcott, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Magee, Roger Moore, Martin McGuinness, Don Rickles, Emma Morano, Nicky Hayden, Helmut Kohl, Adam West, Sam Shephard, Bruce Forsyth, Glen Campbell, Hugh Hefner, Fats Domino, Liam Cosgrave, Charles Manson, Ali Abdullah Saleh, T.K Whitaker, Dermot Gallagher, Peter Mathews, Eamon Casey, Maureen Haughey, Dan Rooney, Eamonn Campbell, Tony Keady.

Rus's take on the year:
Brexit and Trump dominated the headlines globally this year. I'm surprised that the Donald has made it to the end of 2017. With the Mueller investigation heating up, it remains to be seen if he will survive impeachment next year. Brexit has been an omnishambles for the British government and next year will reveal if it will actually go ahead. At home, the Maurice McCabe scandal is far from over and has claimed another Garda Commissioner and a Tánaiste. 2018 will probably bring more twists in this story.

Rus's Photo of the year:

Catalan Firefighters protect Catalans from Spanish police.


I hope you all enjoyed reading this thread. Have a Happy Christmas and may 2018 be good to you all.


Rus.
What choice of picture is that? :roll:

I'm torn between these two:



 

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What choice of picture is that? :roll:



you'd have to think that one of these songs was playing on the car CD player

[video=youtube;9D-QD_HIfjA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D-QD_HIfjA[/video]

[video=youtube;SPFCHuEegsk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPFCHuEegsk[/video]
 

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No
Shane McGowan turned 60 .... :shock:


[video=youtube;j9jbdgZidu8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8[/video]
 

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That toughbutfair username though! Anyone who gives themselves a self regarding username like that must have never been given a blowjob.
It would affect his dole.
 


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