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    Don't they have a monument to yon revolutionary mass murderer Collins down in Cork somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffybiscuits View Post
    While yer waiting on yer hospital trolley here you might want to read this...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healthcare_in_Cuba

    Lower infant mortality rates that the US of A...hi ho diddly ho neighbour...
    Yeah those figures are always being thrown around, so would you change the life you have in the US of A, for a couple of extra months when yer 77?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    Don't they have a monument to yon revolutionary mass murderer Collins down in Cork somewhere?
    Doesn't count. Not leftie enough

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    Could be worse, some fool could be trying to put up a statue of Elvis...

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    We're a bit adverse to statues of monarchs tbh

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    Ganley claims in the IT today that it will deter US investment.

    I can just imagine a CEO going through a report on the pros and cons of investing in Ireland and coming across this:

    The extremely favourable tax rate and our ability to take utmost advantage of this through transfer pricing will result in windfall profits. This of course needs to be balanced against a statue of Che Guevara in the main square in Galway City.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    We're a bit adverse to statues of monarchs tbh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    Ganley claims in the IT today that it will deter US investment.

    I can just imagine a CEO going through a report on the pros and cons of investing in Ireland and coming across this:
    loool



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    loool


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    I didn't know that Kilkee has a Che festtival:
    "'Che do Bheatha' Latin-American Cultural Festival celebrates not only Che Guevara's visit to Kilkee in 1961 but also all things cultural from Latin-America including music, poetry, dance, film, food and a shared history not forgetting the fact that Che Guevara's great grandfather was Irish (Lynch)!
    The iconic poster and tee-shirt image of Che Guevara was born as a result of a chance meeting between the artist Jim Fitzpatrick and Che Guevara in Kilkee's Marine Hotel in 1961. Che Guevara and his entourage of 35 were on their way from Prague to Havana and were fog-bound en-route through Shannon Airport.
    http://www.discoverireland.ie/Whats-...estival/504574

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    I didn't know that Kilkee has a Che festtival:
    Impossible. There are loads of US transnationals here. They never would have come with that sort of carry on taking place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruimh View Post
    Leaving aside the politics

    He is a great great great great grandson of a galway immigrant to Rio de la Plata(Argentina) in 1740 according to this..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick...28Argentina%29

    So thats a rather tenuous link to the motherland are there any other precedents
    i.e. someone of great international stature so far removed getting a statue.

    I see Admrial Browne(father of the Argentine Navy) has one down in the docklands on the quay but he was born in Mayo
    I've seen loads of statues of that Jesus bloke around Ireland.
    Where does he fit in?
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    If I'm not mistaken, there was great party support for a statue of Francis Drake which was unveiled in Carrigaline Co.Cork a few years back. It sparked a good row on machine nation. Mícheal Martin may even have unveiled it. I recall we were counselled to stop living in the past.

    Drake was involved in the wholesale murder of native Americans not to mention the massacre of MacDonald men, women and children on Rathlin Island. If only Ernesto had hacked to death a couple of hundred civillians on Inisboffin, his statue would be a shoe-in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griska View Post
    I've seen loads of statues of that Jesus bloke around Ireland.
    Where does he fit in?

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    U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has released a Statement urging Galway City Council to reject the proposal to erect a Che Guevara Monument

    Ganners has been busy tweeting of course

    http://foreignaffairs.house.gov/pres...ay.asp?id=2229

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