The time to talk has come

Fri, Nov 14, 2008

Accuse me of being bought or brainwashed, but having spent a couple of days in Holland viewing onshore gas pipelines, gas refineries and meeting with experts who are employed by NAM, a leading Dutch gas company, I can’t help but feel reassured about the Corrib Gas Project.

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It was pure entertainment

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Never before has the world taken such an interest in a Presidential election as they did in the American race to the White House.

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Porsche driver called other motorists on road ‘rednecks’

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

A 39-year-old man from Westport who after being stopped by gardaí—after an alleged complaint that he was driving dangerously in his Porsche—reacted by telling the gardaí that the drivers in the area were a “bunch of f*****g rednecks” and that “it is no wonder your country is in the state that it is”, appeared at Castlebar District Court this week.

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Ó Cuív commended by McGuinness for his commitment to rural Ireland

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Rural Ireland is benefiting from the fact that Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív TD has been given his own budget, according to the Fine Gael whip on Mayo County Council.

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Civic amenity site for C’morris

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Claremorris is in line for a civic amenity centre where the public can bring recyclable goods but not domestic waste.

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Dismal public transport in Mayo slammed

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

A eagarthóir,

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We shall overcome

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

People power is back in vogue in Ireland. Last week’s marches on Dáil Éireann by first the elderly and then the youthful brought the nation’s capital to a standstill. These marches were followed up with a 5,000 strong protest outside Leinster House by teachers, students, parents and the concerned average Joe on Wednesday evening.

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Time to protect the old, the poor and the young

Fri, Oct 24, 2008

It’s typical of the media in this country - we pick an issue, focus on it, give it endless column inches and time on the airwaves, while other equally damning issues get swept under the carpet.

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Not even the most vulnerable escaped

Fri, Oct 17, 2008

So have you calculated yet how much worse off you are going to be as a result of Budget 2009? Nobody, least of all the most vulnerable in society, has been spared by Brian Lenihan’s first attempt. Lenihan’s levy will affect us all, but the most vulnerable, the lowest income earners in Ireland, will be hit hard.

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Positives in the face of a recession

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

It’s official, the recession is here. There’s been talk of nothing else over the past few months with the Government coming under fierce criticism from opposition parties this week for not holding an adequate debate on the issue when the Dáil resumed after its summer recess.

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Are you going to the final?

Fri, Sep 19, 2008

All Ireland final day looms again and we’ll make the long trip to Dublin in hope of seeing a Mayo team climb the steps of the Hogan Stand to lift the Tom Markham Cup this time. Hopefully it’ll be Sam next year. It’s been a long road for the Mayo minors to get to where they are and the Mayo faithful are hopeful that they will bring home the victory.

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