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‘Making Dairy Farming More Sustainable’ was the theme of this year’s Teagasc National Dairy Conference which took place at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, recently.
I FIRST heard Neil McCarthy read his poems in 1998 at the open-mic in the now long defunct Apostasy Café, Dominick Street, back when Neil was a university student, Bertie Ahern was popular, and history had temporarily ended.
TONGA'S road to the World Cup starts at Thomond Park where head coach Toutai Kefu will revive one of the fondest memories of his playing career.
Apart from overcrowding and disease, the biggest problem in many of the workhouses was the behaviour of young women. The women, who perhaps had been brought there as children, were now adolescent, many of them unruly and wild. They tended to be the most troublesome, involved in fighting and, on occasions, rioting. Their behaviour resulted from boredom. While males could be employed breaking stones, or farm work, there were not enough jobs for females, and no effort made to educate them or train them in any skill. By June 1850 in the Mountbellew workhouse, Co Galway, females made up 60 per cent of the inmate population. Three hundred and eighty two were adult; while 199 were aged between nine and 15 years.
NEXT THURSDAY, March 9 at 6pm, the Galway City Library will host the launch of what is sure to be one of the best Irish novels of this year - Ithaca by Galway writer Alan McMonagle, and published by Picador.
Just a month after questions relating to the CO2 figures measured on some of the Volkswagen Group’s models arose, the German carmaker says that it has largely concluded the clarification of the matter.
This has been the week that saw McDonald’s announce the launch of an ‘artisan’ burger to be called the MacMór, which aims to use Ballymaloe Relish, Charleville Cheddar, Dawn Meats beef, and Dew Valley bacon. The idea of McDonald’s selling anything ‘artisan’ came as a surprise to many in the food world, and it seems now that the company will have to change the description to something a little less aspirational.