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In 2013, Fine Gael said removing illegals was necessary to uphold the integrity of the immigration system. By giving 17,000 illegals residency permits, they are now admitting it and they have no integrity. I'd also like to ask why haven't the employers of these illegals been prosecuted? https://www.politicalirish.com/threads/minister-for-justice-helen-mcentee-set-to-regularise-17-000-illegals-thus-admitting-the-immigration-system-has-no-integrity.38963/page-5#post-769700
 
A man who refused to wear a face covering on a Bus Éireann coach last July, has been sentenced to two months in prison. Castlebar District Court heard that Andrew Heasman, from Carrowmore, Knock, Co Mayo, had been asked by a bus driver to wear a mask properly, when travelling from Dublin to Knock, on 14 July.
 
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/covid-19-nphet-recommends-state-moves-to-level-5-restrictions-for-four-weeks-1.4371810 In a panic move, NPHET recommends moving from level 2/3 to level 5. Nationwide. NPHET has become increasingly erratic and unpredictable, their recommendations obviously ineffective, their predictions wide of the mark. However, this is just unhinged. A demented, power-crazed move by an out-of-control and out-of-touch medical establishment. It is up to our political system to protect society from these technocratic excesses. Lockdowns are an evil that must be resisted at all costs.
More than two-thirds of the 15 million coronavirus vaccines shipped within the United States have gone unused, US health officials said. It comes as the governors of New York and Florida vowed to penalise hospitals that do not dispense shots quickly. Medical authorities have confronted widespread distrust of immunisation safety, even among some healthcare workers, owing in part to the record speed with which Covid-19 vaccines were developed and approved. https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2021/0105/1187705-global-virus-latest/
The BBC is reporting that Spain's Health Minister has said that the Government intends to set up a register of all those who refuse to take the vaccine and will share it with other European Union States. Senor "Salvador Illa said the list would not be made accessible to the public or to employers." The report states that the Minister "It is not a document which will be made public and it will be done with the utmost respect for data protection." He added: "People who are offered a therapy that they refuse for any reason, it will be noted in the register... that there is no error in the system, not to have given this person the possibility of being vaccinated." According to a recent poll, the number of Spanish citizens who have said they will not take the vaccine has fallen to 28% from 47% in November." https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55471282 How the Spanish authorities will reconcile such a further move towards an Orwellian future with the right to privacy and data protection will be interesting to see and likely prove controversial. But if they get their way, how long before other European Union administrations adopt a similar practice. Will this then be an international badge placed on any person who travels? It was mentioned briefly on Newstalk this morning by Mark Cagney when talking with Professor Sam McConkey. The Professor didn't directly answer the issue when Cagney expressed concern about it saying it would give fuel to the anti-vaxxers but McConkey stated that in Ireland we are very conscious of people's rights but there is an issue when individual rights need to be considered in the context of the public good and he also observed that presumably the authorities would have records of those who get the vaccine.
Northern Ireland to Enter 6 week lockdown from December 26th 2020
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