U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response

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U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« on: April 08, 2020, 05:24:49 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/news/coronavirus/2020/0408/1129416-ppe-supplies/

Cue Conversation about their taxes, etc. Not making a judgement, just passing a link
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laoghaire

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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 05:36:55 PM »
Okay.

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mariamontreal

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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 05:55:19 PM »
Very kind of them well needed.
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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 05:57:59 PM »
Fair do's.

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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 05:59:58 PM »
Nice of them


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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 06:09:56 PM »
It's not a lack of money that's behind the shortage of PPE, it's a global lack of supply.  Every country is trying to get as much as they can.

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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 06:18:28 PM »
The demand is there for sure all countries are scrambling to get supplies and  shipped .Maybe someone in U2 has a contact in Asia...
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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 07:37:01 PM »
It's not a lack of money that's behind the shortage of PPE, it's a global lack of supply.  Every country is trying to get as much as they can.
I think it's a lack of foresight, will and planning. PPE is straightforward stuff
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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2020, 07:44:49 PM »
I have issues with that, sorry. It’s not the responsibility of artists to purchase public healthcare supplies. Very kind and generous of them, though.
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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2020, 07:50:43 PM »
It's not a lack of money that's behind the shortage of PPE, it's a global lack of supply.  Every country is trying to get as much as they can.
I think it's a lack of foresight, will and planning. PPE is straightforward stuff

It's a lack of giving a shite and a result of cost cutting/underfunding.


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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 07:56:41 PM »
That's $10million the Irish government can spend on wage assistance for people out of work instead of medical gear. You'd hope.
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2020, 08:05:39 PM »
That's $10million the Irish government can spend on wage assistance for people out of work instead of medical gear. You'd hope.

They probably stipulated where the money should go.  Now it's up to the Irish government to try to get their hands on the equipment.

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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2020, 08:08:15 PM »
That's $10million the Irish government can spend on wage assistance for people out of work instead of medical gear. You'd hope.

They probably stipulated where the money should go.  Now it's up to the Irish government to try to get their hands on the equipment.

Oh yeah absolutely. I just meant the gov doesn't have to worry about medical equipment, they can spend their sheckles on other essentials. You'd hope.
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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2020, 08:25:09 PM »
That's $10million the Irish government can spend on wage assistance for people out of work instead of medical gear. You'd hope.

They probably stipulated where the money should go.  Now it's up to the Irish government to try to get their hands on the equipment.

Oh yeah absolutely. I just meant the gov doesn't have to worry about medical equipment, they can spend their sheckles on other essentials. You'd hope.

They've probably got a shortage of PPE like most countries.


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Re: U2 makes 10M donation to Irish COVID19 response
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2020, 08:42:53 PM »
I have issues with that, sorry. It’s not the responsibility of artists to purchase public healthcare supplies. Very kind and generous of them, though.

Yeah. That's what taxes are for.

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