Facing down the rocky road of 2009

Fri, Jan 09, 2009

As we embark on our journey through 2009 it seems there will be a rocky road ahead.

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A quick look back

Tue, Dec 23, 2008

2008 hasn’t been the happiest year on record.

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'Tis the season to be jolly

Fri, Dec 19, 2008

As a person who normally jumps on the seasonal bandwagon in the lead up to Christmas, my festive spirit seems to have waned this year — a sort of Chrimbo limbo. Perhaps I’m not alone, it's a feeling of guilt that has swept into our subconscious that in this current economic meltdown that our usual Christmas madness in this chastised economy will be a bit more subdued, and surprisingly I discovered the reason I was feeling this nonchalance was that consumerism had taken such a hold over the past few years, that I had unbeknown to myself equated consumerism with Christmas. Indeed, President Mary McAleese during a speech made in Arizona this week commented that “hands on our hearts that we were all consumed by that same element of consumerism”.

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Cowen’s reputation tarnished over FÁS corruption

Fri, Nov 28, 2008

Thweek We’ve seen a massive public outcry following the publication of just some of the expenses incurred by the top brass in FÁS, the national training and employment authority.

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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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