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Going to ask the obvious question & there's an obvious answer.
Why aren't majority of public #LongCovid clinics in #Ireland prescribing medications to manage patient's symptoms & improve quality of life? Uncontroversial meds eg low dose amytryptyline for pain, melatonin etc 🤔🤫
These meds have been used for a long time to manage these symptoms.GPs prescribe them every dy for these symptoms.Yet in a specialised clinic FOR LC, majority of ppl getting nothing
..could it be because some of those who'd be writing these scripts aren't convinced LCs physical?
Please RT.
There should be no tolerance for allowing ppl who have outdated biased views on post viral illnesses like ME to be treating very ill & often already medically traumatised #LongCovid patients. The evidence is there. LC is a physical condition. ME also. Not tolerance!
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During the #busy #holiday #season it is important we not overlook our #Christian #minority in their celebration of Yom Saint Patrick Ha’Kadosh.

Although it coincided with Purim last year, Yom Saint Patrick Ha’Kadosh is not the Christian Purim.

Yom Saint Patrick Ha’Kadosh is the yahrzeit of Saint Patrick Ha’Kadosh, a Christian tzaddik who died on 20 Adar II, 4221.

His yahrzeit is celebrated according to the Pope Gregory #calendar on 17 March, which this year falls today, on Adar 24th.

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🧵1/20: On Russia: “The Roots of Russia”, written by Dr. Lev Dobriansky (1918- 2008), a renowned Professor of Economics at Georgetown University, and former US Ambassador to the Bahamas, published, courtesy by (US) Naval Institute Proceedings-April 1963, tells us:
🧵 Dobriansky was US-born son of Ukrainian immigrants, staunch anti-Communist. Amongst nuggets that his article brings out, over a half-century ago, when Russia already dominated USSR, which in turn dominated much of world: Russians did not constitute a majority of the USSR.
🧵3/20: Even back in 1897, 60% of subjects of Russian Empire were not Russian. Lenin himself said “Czarist Russia & Russians constitute 43 per cent of total population, i.e. a minority, while non-Russian nationalities constituted 57 per cent”.
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Hello from #PRIMSinDublin! 👋

We're listening to Prof. Ciarán Mac Murchaidh from @DCU at the 'Hiberno English' workshop organised together with @itia_ireland @aiic_uk at @tcddublin

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Did you know? The Normans first brought #English to Ireland in the 12th century

They were native French speakers but their entourage - mainly consisting of people belonging to the lower strata of society - actually spoke English

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By the 1800s, #Irish was starting to decline. We lack reliable data to fully grasp what was happening, however.

In 1851, the national census canvassed language for the very first time. And to respondents, #English was associated to literacy and progress in life

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Trying desperately not to think about it but having been inadvertently given access to all of my GP notes on system one including psychiatric notes when I was only trying to access a copy of my summary care record is very unsettling. I had deliberately intended never to read 1/
any of my notes. Having worked for the #NHS in some capacity intermittently since 2005 (including time as an admin assistant to a #MHA office) and as a doctor since 2011 I am acutely aware that medical notes can sometimes be brutally dehumanising. I understand it is @rcpsych 2/
guidance now that clinic letters are sent to patients but I previously opted out of receiving them. It always felt so strange to read about myself in such a clinical way. I began to dread the brown envelopes with the off white NHS paper that came through the letterbox. 3/
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#RussianGuilt; after mass murder in #Dnipro it’s not Putin who is making this trend. It’s Russians doing it implicating other countries by using their flags. It’s obscene. #RussiaIsANaziState and all are #RussiaGuilt
And worse still, they use #antisemitic propaganda to attack Jewish president. So are we to believe all of these countries are antisemitic genocide apologists who support r@pe of children as tool of war? If you don’t from each country defend your nation from this smear,
It will make you look guilty. Are you? Each of you from these stolen flag nations, are you not outraged they use you?
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#Celtic #FolkloreSunday: „#Irish mythology is liberally sprinkled with tales of the deeds of female druids: Biróg is a druidess who, in one version of the myth, was involved in saving the baby #Lugh from being drowned by his grandfather, Balor; #Tlachtga was the daughter of
Mog Ruith, a powerful blind sorcerer, associated with the Hill of Ward and the November 1st fire festival of Samhain; Bé Chuille was a Danann Druidess who was involved in the defeat of Carman, the #Celtic witch; Queen Medb was warned by the Danann druidess and seer, Fedelma,
of the defeat of her army.“
Credit @aliisaac_
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Between January and November 2022 the #Irish State issued 286,168 PPS (Tax Numbers)

Only 64,721 of these were issued to Irish People with #Ukrainians making up the largest group receiving 65,380 granting access the full gambit of welfare , healthcare and housing supports.
As the Irish healthcare system falls apart, the Housing and rental sector collapses, our streets become less and less safe for our young and old people, how can any elected politician seriously suggest that this State can receive and care for any more Refugees at this time?
When the Irish political aristocracy finally decides to create a viable state, capable of protecting and caring for its Citizens then and only then should we begin to offer care to others, when capable of caring for our own. The fear of speaking out on this issue will lead us to
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Italy approved an aid package worth some $14 billion to shield firms and families from surging energy costs;
#Europe's fertilizer production shutdowns as an outcome of high natural gas prices;

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Finland announced the opening of two back-up power plants - in order to prevent power outages;
European Central Bank announces 75 basis point interest rate hike to tackle soaring inflation;
France could reduce the number of trains this winter to save energy; Image
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in 2015 the so called, dark money funded, think tank, the Tax Payers Alliance published their far right wish list for reducing the state and minimising taxes for the wealthy, this is a thread of *just* the contents!!
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Conversations between #Turtle & #MP
Few days before heading to Ireland, MP is coming home late after working all day on presentations he is invited to give @ECMP2022 in #Dublin, surprised to see his buddy slowing coming up his driveway.

MP: Hey buddy, what are you doing?

MP: It might have taken U some time to come all the way from park

Turtle: Yes doc, I heard U were heading to @TourismIreland island & wanted to join U. Since it would take me more time & I didn’t want to rush, I thought I will come over & rest behind your house till we leave
MP: What do U mean & how did U know?

TL: Well, my 3rd cousin from my mom side who lives in #WicklowMountains close to Dublin told me that you were coming there soon

MP: What, how did she know?

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Happy #WorldSnakeDay. #Snakes have an unfair reputation as being poisonous/ aggressive. Our fear of snakes may come from Christianity. Satan took the form of a snake tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden. Yet snakes aren't bad at all! They're critical to ecosystems around the world
#Snakes evolved 130 million years ago in the Cretaceous period from a common ancestor that they share with #birds and other #reptiles. They have cloacal spurs or vestigal limbs, which shows their shared ancestry with limbed reptiles. #WorldSnakeDay 🐍🐍🐍
#Snakes see on the infrared spectrum using heat receptors called pit organs making them epic predators with natural night vision goggles to see prey. Snakes have a detachable jaw which can swallow food whole that is much larger than its own body weight. #WorldSnakeDay 🐍💚
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Today @StateDept formally announced that violence perpetrated by Myanmar’s military against the #Rohingya constitutes genocide and crimes against humanity. This should bring renewed attention to the role of Facebook @meta in fuelling the #Rohingya genocide. 1/6
It has been 5 years of promises from @meta to “do more” and “do better.” So, are they? No. @Global_Witness had 8 ads with explicit hate speech about #Rohingya approved for publication. 👎👎👎AP News: 2/6
This negligence is unacceptable. I saw this behavior over and over from Facebook - it ultimately led me to become a #whistleblower. @meta chronically underfunds and understaffs the teams responsible for keeping us safe — especially in the most vulnerable places in the world. 3/6
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#Russia/#Ukraine Thread 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 [1]
#Russian news agencies are reporting that #Luhansk separatist region prevented a terrorist attack on a soldiers rally. #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #Ukraine #Crimea #Donbass #Donetsk #EU #Europe #NATO #US #Russia #Belarus [2]
Elements of #Russian forces in #Crimea are reported by #Russian media to be returning to North #Ossetia and #Dagestan, following the end of special exercise in the region. #Russia #Ukraine #UkraineCrisis #UkraineConflict #EU #NATO #US #Europe [3]
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1. We need expand the definition of Irishness - one million people living on this island were not born here but call it home, says @IRLPatricia in a discussion chaired in #Derry today by @SusanMcKay15 @IrelandsFuture
2. We need to have an approach to dialogue which allows every voice to be heard. But those who say it's divisive to have the #unity debate need to be gently but firmly reminded that closing down this debate is attempt silence legitimate political aspirations, says @IRLPatricia
@IRLPatricia 3. Many people are engaging in this constitutional conversation because they take the possibility of a "new Ireland" very seriously indeed - it has transformative potential says @cjhumanrights
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What does it mean to be an equal citizen with the rest of your country?

An important part of the fight for civil rights in the North was equal voting rights. To this day, not every person who is #Irish can vote for our president.

Why is this?

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The centenary event in Armagh last year sparked much debate.
@PresidentIRL said that he was 'incorrectly referred to as president of the Republic of Ireland, not president of Ireland.'
Isn't it only fair that everyone in Ireland gets the chance to vote for who is President?
On the #SharedIreland podcast in 2019 @NiallSF described how ‘the president isn’t the president of a landmass…they’re representative of the Irish people and the Irish people are broader than the 26-county state.'

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Louisa Westropp (born 1858), following a marriage characterised by constant domestic violence, sued her husband for divorce on the grounds of cruelty. Before Irish independence, cruelty was, in theory, legal grounds for divorce.....
#IrishWomenInHistory #NollaigNamBan
..... but men were considered to have the right to physically 'chastise' their wives, as women at that time had few rights (including the right to custody of their own children) cruelty was almost never cited in #divorce proceedings.
#IrishWomenInHistory #NollaigNamBan
It was the first time an #Irish #woman sued her husband for divorce on grounds of cruelty, and it set a legal precedent. Terrible as things were for Louisa, they were much worse for women from less wealthy backgrounds.
#IrishWomenInHistory #NollaigNamBan #LegalTwitter
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Françoise Henry was born in Paris in 1902 & grew up in #France, where she studied art & archaeology. She came to Ireland in 1926 to research her thesis on Irish medieval carving, & became deeply fascinated with early Christian #Irish stonework and art.
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From 1932 - 1974, Françoise worked for @ucddublin, during which time she published a number of major works on Irish art from the prehistoric period to mediaeval times.
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Her work helped to raise awareness of the richness of this artistic tradition and laid the ground for future researchers in the field. Françoise went on to become the Director of Studies in #archaeology and the #history of #European #painting.
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Alright #CFBPlayoff viewers. Lets go through this week's poll. Once again, it was, as it always has been, predictable. The model was off an average of 1 spot per team for the entire Top 25 poll this week. So let's take a look at some resumes shall we? #CFB 🧵
If you took a peak at this projection yesterday, you were prepared for alot of what you saw last night. The resumes are all laid out very similarly to the way the Playoff Committee views them. #ThereIsNoEyeTest
25 #HailState 6-4
SOS: 29, QW: 4, T25W: 2, GC: 3.3

Despite the horrible game control at 3.3, MSU snuck its way into the poll. They modeled at 26 so this isn't all that surprising. They are riding their good SOS, 4 QWs, and 2 T25Ws at this point. No surprise.
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Grand Chamber hearing in C-562/21 PPU at @EUCourtPress commences. The case concerns extradition under the #EAW from NL to Poland in light of the Polish muzzle law. -> Is due process still guaranteed? This case could put an end to the two-step test derived from the #LM judgement.
This was a lively hearing at the @EUCourtPress this morning with the #Dutch, #Irish & #Polish Government intervening in a case with vast significance for the continuance of the system of judicial cooperation within the European Union. (1/n)
The question was whether the two-step test for extradition established in the LM judgement can hold in light of the changes to the judiciary in Poland, and specifically amid the fact that many judges in Poland are appointed by the KRS which is not in accordance with EU law. (2/n)
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The #Zapatista tour of #Ireland, a long aul’ thread (but pix and vids!) to wrap up

In 1994 indigenous peasants in the mountains of SE Mexico rose up against #neoliberal capitalism, their latest struggle in 500 years of resisting colonialism…

#LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN Zapatista women at La Realidad
If you need a backgrounder, here's Mick McCaughan, ex-Latin American correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian introducing why the #Zapatistas matter:

27 years later, they hold liberated territory the size of Munster –

governing themselves from below

with a powerful #womxn’s movement

practicing #AgroEcology

and with their own culture, education system, community media...

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Did the #Irish Central Bank provide sovereign guarantees to buyers of Irish Bank Bonds and other contractual debt liabilities classified as fixed income securities, before the #GFC struck?
I asked this question after watching Professor Kelly on YouTube.
He was describing how the #Irish Central Bank allowed banks to import capital in large sums, and later lend it out to housing finance borrowers.
That created a severe #ALM Mismatch, as homes are not liquid assets.
Only after the #GFC, did the Irish and other banks realize that a run on the #deposits could lead to financial #insolvency.
#Ruin #Risk by definition is the gap between Unexpected #Loss and Expected Loss.
As the gap increases, the chances of financial ruin and #default rises too!
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So far everything Ive commented on in the realm of conference expansion has been make believe. Just day dreams. I did a little reading tho & wanted to go thru what is reality & most importantly, why? Ill be going thru all remaining P5 confs to shed light on their situation. #CFB
First, lets take a look at the #ACC. You can ignore anything you read regarding #NotreDame or any of the the #ACC schools leaving. Just keep right on scrolling, bc it isn’t happening. Why not? The #ACC has a grant of rights agreement which extends until 2036. (continued)
No school is going to be putting their TV revenue on the line for the next 15 yrs. Just wont happen. By the end of this grant of rights agreement tho, the #ACC will be making nearly half of what the #BigTen & #SEC will be in TV revenue (only $34 Million per team in ’19). (cont)
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