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    Catholic Church

    Fading in Ireland. The Church scandals,cover ups are pushing people away,along with archaic rules and regulations taking the Country left.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/w...se-church.html
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    Good news.

    Some of Ireland's religious stances are from another century.

    Now I wish they'd do something for the poor sleeping in the streets.

    Perhaps tax companies a bit more, especially US ones who can afford it.

    And use the revenues to build a welfare system worth its name.

    Make Ireland great again.
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    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/soci...ears-1.3284654

    Ireland’s rate of child homelessness, which has risen by 287 per cent in three years, is unmatched anywhere in Europe, the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has said.

    Grainia Long, the organisation’s chief executive, said Ireland occupied a “unique” position in not being obliged to provide accommodation to its children.

    Referring to a Housing Agency report from 2016, she said it was “astonishing” one-third of the country’s homeless population were minors.

    Ms Long was addressing a conference marking the fifth anniversary since the passing of the children’s rights referendum.

    “I would challenge anyone to find a number like [the 287 per cent increase] anywhere in Europe in the last three years,” she said, and spoke of children who spend considerable portions of their lives in bed and breakfast accommodation.

    “The State in Ireland is unique in not having an obligation to house homeless children. That is unique in Europe,” she said.
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    I thought Ireland had pensions for the poor.

    My relatives left during the potato famine. No Lords here,I do not think.
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    It is painfully obvious that the state is not doing enough.

    Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in poverty

    NEW FIGURES RELEASED by the Central Statistics Office have shown that just over one in six people in Ireland are at risk of poverty, and that 105,051 people living in poverty in Ireland are actually in employment.

    The Annual Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) was published today, and showed that over a million people in Ireland experienced some form of deprivation in 2015, which can range from not being able to afford a roast each week to not being able to afford to heat your home.
    At the same time in Ireland, the tech giant Apple has paid just 0.005% tax on its European profits in 2014. You read that right: 0.005%...

    Apple paid just €50 in tax for every million made in 2014, European Commission report finds - Irish Mirror Online

    That doesn't sound very Catholic to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    It is painfully obvious that the state is not doing enough.

    Over 100,000 people who work in Ireland are still living in poverty



    At the same time in Ireland, the tech giant Apple has paid just 0.005% tax on its European profits in 2014. You read that right: 0.005%...

    Apple paid just €50 in tax for every million made in 2014, European Commission report finds - Irish Mirror Online

    That doesn't sound very Catholic to me.
    https://www.siliconrepublic.com/care...panies-ireland

    The reason so many of our Pharma companies are going there, then gouging Americans.
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    American companies HQ in Ireland because of the tax laws.

    It comes down to money, as usual.

    M O N E Y
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    American companies HQ in Ireland because of the tax laws.

    It comes down to money, as usual.

    M O N E Y
    So,who do you suggest we need to stop it?

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    The Priests should have left the kids alone, as the New Testament suggests. Good thing if the tory believers in 'the family' did the same, but like Americans, they actually worship only money. Prize this Pope - he's the best you are going to get!
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