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Moate should benefit from Rural Renewal Fund - O’Brien

Local Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, has called on Athlone Municipal District to apply for funding for the rejuvenation of Moate’s main thoroughfare under the Rural Renewal Fund.

Credit Guarantee Scheme changes to help SMEs get loan finance

The Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD this week announced changes to the Credit Guarantee Scheme which will assist more small and medium sized enterprises (SME) to get loan finance.

‘Hopeless but not serious’

Eamon De Valera and Winston Churchill were never friends. Famously de Valera had brilliantly defended Ireland's neutrality during World War II following a verbal broadside from Churchill. One can imagine that matters between the two leaders were cool to freezing.

A wife politely tells her husband to calm down

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Winston Churchill was 66 years of age when he became prime minister of Great Britain on May 10 1940. It was a moment of extreme crisis in Europe. Belgium, Holland and France were collapsing under the fierce onslaught of the German invasion. A large British army was retreating in the direction of Dunkirk. There was opposition within the government to Churchill.

Screenings of Bernadette: Notes On A Political Journey

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BERNADETTE: NOTES On A Political Journey, Lelia Doolan’s documentary on Bernadette Devlin (McAliskey), will be screened in Indreabhán next week.

Christmas in the White House, December, 1941 - a meeting that saved Europe

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On December 7 1941 Japan launched a devastating surprise attack on the US naval base of Pearl Harbour. America declared war on Japan, and Germany declared war on the United States four days later. This was no longer just a war in Europe. It had leapt onto the worldwide stage

That was then — this is now

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Third book for Jim launched at the Ormonde

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Kilkennyman, historian and former primary school teacher Jim Maher is proud to be launching his third book this month.

McGuinness standing for president as ‘someone who has delivered’

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With campaigning in full swing for all the candidates on the ballot paper for the presidential election, Martin McGuinness’ campaign bus stopped off in Castlebar last week, where the Sinn Féin candidate was greeted by a large number of supporters outside the Welcome Inn Hotel. The Derry native worked his way through his supporters before sitting down to face the local media in preparation for a walkabout through the streets of the town, meeting the public.


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