Pope to Visit Ireland

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Pope to Visit Ireland

Post by Dev » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:33 pm

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Re: Pope to Visit Ireland

Post by Rogan » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:35 pm

How much will this cost the state? It's ridiculous, I'll look forward to the protests.
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Re: Pope to Visit Ireland

Post by Dev » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:47 pm

The estimated cost for the Queen and Obama is €8 Million each.

I expect a similar price for the Pope.
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Re: Pope to Visit Ireland

Post by dugges » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:59 pm

my pockets are suddenly empty :x
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Re: Pope to Visit Ireland

Post by chemicals » Sun May 15, 2011 1:13 pm

Looks Like Fish on Friday making a come back here then like it did in England after he called in :lol:
Practising Catholics will no longer be permitted to eat meat on Fridays after the Church in England and Wales announced it was reintroducing a rule dating back, hundreds of years.
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Re: Pope to Visit Ireland

Post by aiseiri47 » Sun May 15, 2011 8:06 pm

Looks Like Fish on Friday making a come back here then like it did in England after he called in :lol:
What utter rubbish! I wonder if they're doing it for the same reasoning it was done originally, to keep extra money in the pockets of churchgoers for Sunday tithing! I doubt that will catch back on, at any rate. (At least I hope it doesn't; I hate people asking me why I'm eating meat on Ash Wed/Good Fri).

(Also, I had to read this line several times: Practising Catholics will no longer be permitted to eat meat on Fridays after the Church in England ... I couldn't figure out what business the Church of England had telling Catholics to fast! :lol: )

Anyway; I'd sooner welcome the Queen than the Pope, certainly. What I want to know is why WE are spending so much money on these visits. If they want to go around visiting other countries, shouldn't they be funding some of it themselves? It's not as if they have small pockets. I could understand providing accommodation, meals and transport for them and a certain amount of their security/entourage, but that's hardly eight million euro worth.
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Re: Pope to Visit Ireland

Post by Tulip1 » Mon May 16, 2011 8:24 am

Stateheads are normaly invited to come to visit, that is why the country they visit picks up the bill. Sadly the pope is a head of state too. Also the state is responsible for their safety.
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Re: Pope to Visit Ireland

Post by aiseiri47 » Mon May 16, 2011 10:23 am

I say put him up in a three-star hotel, get him a nice safe rental-car, bring him out to a good old Irish pub or Supermacs for his dinner (but make sure he gets fish on Friday!) and give him an escort of Gardai that probably wouldn't be doing anything productive anyway ;) This is Ireland's problem, we need to learn how to work on a budget!
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Re: Pope to Visit Ireland

Post by DaithiDublin » Mon May 16, 2011 12:13 pm

Ah, let him come. The security budget will be way smaller than for HRH or BHO. The Pope is protected by God in his miraculous bulletproof bubble-Hummer with the run flat tyres.

The only real security risk would be to any journalists that might have the temerity to ask him about his involvement in covering up clerical sex scandals. And at best that would require us to have a packet of plasters on standby. :D

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Re: Pope to Visit Ireland

Post by Tulip1 » Mon May 16, 2011 12:49 pm

aiseiri47 wrote:I say put him up in a three-star hotel, get him a nice safe rental-car, bring him out to a good old Irish pub or Supermacs for his dinner (but make sure he gets fish on Friday!) and give him an escort of Gardai that probably wouldn't be doing anything productive anyway ;) This is Ireland's problem, we need to learn how to work on a budget!
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