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Sport and education - the recipe for success

I am always going on and on about rugby and, this week, I am going to begin with a nice spot of good GAA news for County Westmeath.

Leo delivers first speech and our rugby stars soar

Well, so much happened in the last week, and most of it during the weekend.

Lessons from ‘an old schoolmaster’

Week III

A sheriff once roamed these here parts

The High Sheriff of Mayo was the British Crown’s representative in the county from the post’s creation in 1583 until the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. In a country where ownership of land carried huge prestige, the landed had to protect what they held by securing positions of power. So it was in County Mayo that the dominant families of Browne, Bingham and Gore isolated the role of High Sheriff largely for themselves up until the 19th century at least, from which time family names such as O’Donel, Knox, Blake and others appear in the records as holders of the office.

Addicted to politics? Just wait for the exit poll...

Well, I do not know where to begin this week with all the mayhem we have had in the UK, in the North, here at home, in France and, I am sure, elsewhere. Some of the mayhem was good, but some was bad.

Feeding children during the Great Famine

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Week III

Will the UK election be anything other than a Tory landslide?

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Last weekend, Insider enjoyed various documentaries and interviews commemorating the 20th anniversary of one of the most extraordinary nights in political history - Labour’s landslide win in the 1997 UK general election. Now, two decades on, as the UK electorate goes to the polls again Insider sees some interesting parallels with 1997.

Al Murray - Lets Go Backwards Together

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IN MAY 1940, three days after the Fall of France, with Nazi Germany looking unstoppable, Winston Churchill made a rousing speech to the House of Commons, concluding: "Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength."

In the midst of turmoil – spring returns

“What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?” - William Henry Davies

At home and abroad – so many issues

Well, there is so much to talk about this week both at home and abroad, so let’s begin with abroad.

 

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