Trump’s dealings with Europe and beyond belief rescue missions

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

This has been a tremendously interesting week. Before we begin on our usual chat and conversation, there is one item which is outstanding and which we simply should reflect upon, and that is the rescue of the 12-member boys soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand.

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Sports, drama and everything else in between!

Thu, May 17, 2018

Well, it is clear Leinster are the new kings of Europe. It emerged last weekend when they had a win in the European Championship final in Bilbao against Racing 92.

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Keeping it Beating launches 24-hour CPR Relay event

Thu, May 17, 2018

The Keep it Beating committee have launched a 24 hour CPR Relay, which will take place this June 9 in Athlone.

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A sunny bank holiday - and not a moment too soon!

Thu, May 10, 2018

Well, what a wonderful few days of intense May summer weather we have had!

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‘The whole world is in a terrible state of chassis’

Thu, Mar 29, 2018

This week, I feel very much like a character in Juno and the Paycock, the famous play by Sean O’Casey.

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Farewell to 2017 - and welcome 2018

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Hello and a Happy New Year to all the readers of the Athlone Advertiser.

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Epic sports clashes and more political jostling - it is all in a week’s work

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Now, I know that Mayo people are just about fed up with the constant rehashing of all that happened last Sunday, and if I go on and on about it I will only add to their woe. But just a few random thoughts that I thought I would share with you.

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Roars from the field and from the floor

Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Well, last week I began the column by talking about Roscommon and Mayo, so I had better be true to myself and begin this column by talking about the replay at the weekend.

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Four score years - for better and for worse

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

The impact on us here in Ireland of the carnage on London Bridge and the adjoining areas was almost overwhelming.

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Waiting for answers, waiting for direction...

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

What a deep sadness lies over Co Mayo. One can only imagine the devastation felt by the families of the two missing men from the aircraft at Black Sod and Blackrock.

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In the midst of turmoil – spring returns

Thu, Feb 02, 2017

“What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?” - William Henry Davies

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Farewell to 2016 – and welcome 2017

Thu, Dec 29, 2016

I hope you have survived Christmas. As I write this, it is December 28, so life is beginning to come back to normal, trains and buses are running, shops are open, people are reading newspapers, and the madness is over. Except, of course, for children, who are having an absolutely wonderful time.

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