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Young music has a new home

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Think you have what it takes to make it in the music business? If you are a young musician aged between 12 and 18, now is your chance to enter the 2009 Irish Youth Music Awards (IYMAs).

Calling all farm women who want to go to South America

For any women in agriculture wishing to head to South America this autumn, a tour is being organised from October 9 to 22. This exciting trip to Argentina and Brazil follows the success of previous Irish Women in Agriculture tours to Australia and the USA.

Irish bank staff are world's most worried, survey finds

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Irish finance professionals are the most concerned about the current economic crisis and the future of their own jobs in a survey of 14 countries, a new report shows.

Home thoughts from abroad

It was a twofold mission — to do the best you could for yourself and to do the best you could for the folks at home. Margaret Craven was talking about emigration from Ireland the way it used to be in the 1960s. She knows. She left her native Letterard in Connemara as a teenager. She was then Margaret Connolly and, like thousands of others of her generation, the bells of emigration were tolling for her early in her life. She was speaking in Portland in the state of Maine in America last week. She is now a state representative for the Democrats in the state parliament in Maine; next week she will almost certainly be a state senator. She has an election next Tuesday and the bells are tolling for her Republican opponent. But last Monday it was the bells in the Church of St Dominick in Portland that tolled and told the story of the Irish in the state of Maine. And it brought together many elements of the Irish diaspora.

Fitness Fusion returns to Áras na nGael

Fitness Fusion adult Irish dance classes are back by popular demand with classes resuming in Áras na nGael this week.

Doomsday, not Bloomsday for James Joyce and Class of ‘91

In the election count of 1991, three new bright councillors were elected onto Galway County Council. They beamed with pride as they marched into their first council meeting at the old Council chamber in the former County Buildings.

The Easter Rising and Europe

DESPITE THE general perception that the massive advances in technology threaten the future of the printed book, the parallel growth in the number of new publications would suggest the contrary.

Big Brother Big Sister set to launch new integration programme

In light of growing demand for the programme from migrant families now living in Mayo, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ireland is looking for adult volunteers to help young people make the successful transition into Irish society.

 

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