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Orange Order receives £900,000.

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www.belfasttelegraph.c...

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Nearly as good as Willie Frazer getting some cash for the EU.

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Whiskey!
Tango!
Foxtrot!

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i still dont understand what this is for

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The Stepping Towards Reconciliation in Positive Engagement (Stripe) project will be based in Lurgan, Co Armagh.

How fucking desperate where they to fit that into some shite acronym

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The oul flegs must be a shocking price now.

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Madness. for reconciliation and promotion of equality.

Hopefully they will be held to account and the money actually does some good. can't see how an institution that refuses to sit down with the parades commission or allow its members to integrate with the catholic religion or even admit catholics within their ranks might promote equality or any such ideal.

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How mmuch monitoring is there when it come sto how this is spent?

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Awful post ^^^

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"or allow its members to integrate with the catholic religion "

Do you honestly believe that? I know plenty of Orange Men who live perfectly well side by side in mixed areas of ppl of many religions and backgrounds. The parades commission issues are hardly as black and white as you seem to think and why would Catholic members care to join their ranks when its an institution that celebrates Protestant heritage? I never understand why ppl piss their pants over this... its a moot point.

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Fido's right - fuck Prods.

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it's like the klu klux klan not letting in black people, what's that about?

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The Orange Order as an organisation is an antiquated bastion of hatred, responsible for stoking up continued sectarianism, violence and division. Some individual members might be of fine character, in a modern society - it should have no place.

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Freely integrate might have been better terminology. The protest at allowing catholic succession to the crown last year says it all.

Actually I regret posting in the first place here. this is not the platform for political guff. Just ignore my posts please.

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i tuned out at "i know plenty of orange men"

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I know one Orange Order guy and tbh he's sound as fuck.

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so what has 'UDR soldier Joe Gaston' got to do with the price of fish?

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Just had two kids round the door asking me to sponsor the Royal Irish Regiment... times must be tough.

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the problem with the orange order is that they are an unelected organisation who have so much say in how this country is run.

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D R U M C R E E

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Right enough, what's with the bit on the UDR soldier in the middle of that article?

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UPPA PRODS. Rest of you pipe down.

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"the problem with the orange order is that they are an unelected organisation who have so much say in how this country is run."

I think the problem lies not so much that they are an unelected organisation, but that many of the UU and DUP politicians are in the Orange Order. That's how they get more of a say in how things go down.

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Does my post even make sense? It does in my head.

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It does make sense. There's a possible conflict of interest and no real way to know whether they are working in the interests of the electorate or the order.

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I just don't see the craic in it to be honest, and I think that should be paramount in consideration of joining any club

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They play shite music in shite uniforms, maybe the cash could buy them some taste

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New drums!!

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EU Funding monitoring is to quote a guy I know 'a fucking nightmare'.

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In what way Paolo

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Amazing music tbf!! Bang it reet oot!!
Started collecting for the bonfires in numerous places, noticed the first one at the end of march lolers

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i wonder what the Artane Boys will spend their 900k on. Probably set up a women's refuge centre or a bird sanctuary in Drumcondra. I don't know what it is about flute players but they're always such naturals at these sorts of things. It's great to see the EU give them the recognition they deserve at last.

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I know two people in the Orange Order and they're both atheists. Technically shouldn't be allowed in. Its just a big fucking boys' club full of bigotry if you ask me.

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Apparently the paperwork is incredibly thorough or the monitoring and all spending is done retrospectively, which is harder for small funded organizations/groups. Would be easier for the Orange Order as they no doubt have the cash, but EU's monitoring tightened after some fraud through Peace I funding. They are reknowned now for paperwork heavy monitoring.

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Bonfires were summed up for me when I saw signage on the Lower Ravenhill saying 'Leave Would Here'. Between that and putting the bonfires too close to council houses that they then spent thousands on replacing the plastic fascias and soffits that melted from the heat it's totally beyond me.

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farm1.staticflickr.com...

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Haha they think 900k will help them sort out lurgan and Armagh

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Whats the fingering policy?

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Obviously not related but doesn't deserve a thread.

www.hopenothate.org.uk...

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why there is this culture of throwing cash at hurt and suffering from the troubles is beyond me. the people who have suffered during the unrest in this country deserve a decent government not run by terrorists and fundamentalist Christians and sectarian scum from both sides. 900 grand will not "help" people who have suffered... especially if it's given to the orange order ffs - governing the country for its future will!

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Did you hear the joke about the 2 men from the orange order who bought a talking parrot from the pet shop ?

They were both benders and they mistreated the bird and it flew away.

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lol dusted

I just don't get why the money is being given to the Orange order. Who nominated them to represent the protestant community? Also what is there to suggest that they are are capable of spending this money effectively or fairly? I'd say a lot of prods living in these interface areas want fuck all to do with the Orange Order.

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see some of the comments on that page? people with opinions make me sick.

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I don't advocate ad hominem attacks as an effective debating skill, but;

someone obviously doesn't do enough marching - www.newsletter.co.uk/w...

Also, might anyone care to mention to him before next appearing on the telly that he might consider a little nose-makeup?

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I cant be bothered with all that marching. So many people absolutely live for it though.

Apparently faulty calendars from the orange order have been returned to shops after it was discovered the months were listed janauary, february, march, march, march...

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quick someone photoshap Stripe the Gremlin wearing a sash and bowler hat

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What in the name of good fuck are theEU/ brit government at. Buying them off? Seen it all, now.

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They are getting paid to sit down with residents groups.

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Fucking ridiculous.

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Good christian organisation, full of integrity. They can get fucked. To think i used to love watching the bands. Puts a real sour note on that, for me, even if it does get results.

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