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Insider has been a keen observer of the political scene for well over 40 years, and, up until recently, thought he had seen and heard it all. There were many contenders for the ‘Brass Neck’ award over the years - from Charlie Haughey’s ‘doing the State some service’ to Ray Burke’s ‘line in the sand’ to Bertie Aherne's ‘won it on the horses’.
The quarter final spots of the Mayo senior championship have been filled. Five teams had already qualified for the last eight before a ball was thrown in in the final group games, with a little bit of house-keeping to be done to see which teams finished top and which teams finished runners up.
Last week Fine Gael held its annual party think-in at the Galway Bay Hotel and, on Thursday morning, I had a sit-down with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to hear his thoughts on a range of local and national issues.
Acclaimed Irish singer Sean Keane is to be joined by Mayo Concert Orchestra on his upcoming concert tour due to commence in early December.
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The treatment of thousands of members of the Defence Forces deployed on duties surrounding Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland has been condemned as "despicable" by a Galway TD.
Ahead of the weekend visit to these shores by Pope Francis, Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, TD, Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, visited the Phoenix Park to view the ongoing preparations.
Over the weekend of the Papal visit, the country saw a number of counter movements come to the fore. Possibly the two most prominent of these was the Tuam Vigil led by Catherine Corless, and the Stand 4 Truth event help in the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin city centre.
The only topic to begin this week is the Pope. There are so many emotions swirling around that it is difficult to focus exactly on what happened and how it will affect Ireland.
The rain fell at a steady drizzle from the early hours of the morning, but that did not put off the thousands of pilgrims who made their way to Knock Shrine to greet Pope Francis.