Who said volunteerism is dead?

Fri, Sep 12, 2008

Looking out at the deluge of rain that is hammering our office window at the moment, it’s hard to imagine how the thousands of Tidy Towns volunteers across the county kept the enthusiasm for the task in hand this year given the depressing and atrocious weather we’ve been experiencing.

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Next stop the foothills of Iraq

Fri, Aug 08, 2008

Us cute hoors of Irish people just love to talk about our “place” abroad. We don’t do it in an openly boastful way like our American friends might be accustomed to but we’re mighty at slipping it into conversation that we’ve taken the plunge. Sure why not, you couldn’t be dealing with the rain and the wind which is now part and parcel of our Irish summer as well as our winter. We seem to have only one season these days apart from the odd showing by the summer sun.

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While we grieve, let’s take stock

Fri, Aug 01, 2008

There is not a person in Mayo today who hasn’t felt the inescapable grief that has come with the recent tragedies in the county.

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Close our coast to drugs

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

The sentencing this week of three men who attempted to smuggle 62 bales of cocaine, worth €440 million, into west Cork last year has sounded the sirens of alarm.

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