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Little miracles in Rwanda

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In August 1994, as soon as it was considered safe, Dr Dom Colbert, and a medical team of four sister-nurses, Brenda, Fionnuala, Dorothea and Eileen, drove across the Ugandian border into Rwanda. They had no mandate from anyone or any organisation to be there.They were motivated by a deep sense of shame and anger that such an appalling holocaust could have happened.* They had their medical skills, a little money, and an old clapped out pick-up truck.

Ballina students bring the story of Billie to the stage

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Sit back and enjoy the magical story of Billie from Thursday, March 22 to Saturday, March 24 next, as told by the students of St Mary’s Secondary School. Curtain goes up in the convent hall at 8pm each night

A Russian take on Martin McDonagh's west of Ireland

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LAST WEEKEND, An Taibhdhearc hosted one of Russia’s premier theatre companies, U Mosta, from Perm, which presented two plays - Nikolai Gogol’s Marriage and Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Brendan all set to Grace the Radisson

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The greatest family comedian of our generation - Brendan Grace - is performing at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone on Saturday, January 27.

TB epidemic - getting the message across

It is no coincidence that the Regional (now the University College) Hospital and Merlin Park opened almost simultaneously in the mid 1950s. The Old Central Hospital, which had opened in 1922, became unfit for purpose, mainly due to overcrowding, and the difficulty accommodating long stay tuberculosis patients. Tuberculosis, or TB, was, in the early decades of the 20th century, at epidemic proporations. The same year that the Central Hospital opened, the same year as the foundation of our State, there were 4,614 deaths from TB; 611 were children under 15 years.

County council proposal that a road or bridge should be named after late Liam Gavin

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The Galway County Council stood for a minute’s applause for the late director of services transportation, marine, and general services, Liam Gavin at County Hall on Monday.

Turloughmore teenager Galway’s youngest competitor at Ploughing Championships

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A 17-year-old from Turloughmore will proudly represent Galway in the under 21 conventional ploughing class at the National Ploughing Championships. The Ploughing Championships take place in Tullamore, County Offaly, on September 20, 21, and 22.

A week without Mary

It had been a funny sort of a week, all told, thought Michael as he took his place among the mourners.  He slid a look at the shiny brown coffin at the front of St Joseph’s Church, but couldn't quite bring himself to think about what – who – it contained.

Brendan Grace celebrates forty-three years of comedy

The greatest family comedian of our generation has spent 43 years in the comedy business and most of this time at the very top of his profession.

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