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Tim Pat Coogan Refused US Visa


Bea C

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What!?!?!
 

Analyzer

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strange decision.
 

Dame_Enda

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The Americans started to go paranoid on visa applications after 911.
 

shutuplaura

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Seems like a pretty bizarre decision - a 77 year old man is more harm to himself travelling long haul.
 

statsman

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Apparently it is one of a number Dublin Embassy visa decisions which 'have caused concern' among the Irish government. I wonder is there a policy behind it?
Do you have a link for that? I have a personal interest.
 

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Bill

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what's the book about, maybe it's crap
 

Eoin Coir

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surely his adulation of Michael Collins and Adams is not being held against him ?
 

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ManOfReason

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The is nothing in the article that suggest it was for security reasons. It could have been related to the commercial nature of the trip (which is why he would have had to apply for a visa in the first place), or maybe he just made a balls of the vias application.
 

Mountaintop

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I have it on good authority that CIA put him on a no fly-list because his name's an anagram of "Go to an impact"....
 

Eoin Coir

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His old girlfriend,beautiful ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith would never have allowed that !

Or maybe with new weight restrictions, he was unwilling to pay the price of 2 or 3 people ?
 
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