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Former officer to give insider’s view on Irish army

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Retired Irish army officer, Commandant Edward Horgan, will give an insiders view of the Irish Defence Forces, at a public talk next week.

Born radical - Margaretta D’Arcy at eighty

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“You’re not meant to be here! You’re meant to be at home with a cat on your knee, listening to the radio!”, so said inmates in Limerick Prison and Mountjoy upon seeing Margaretta D’Arcy join them behind bars.

Army chaplain should pay more heed to the pope says GAAW

The Irish Army chaplain should pay closer heed to the message of Pope Francis rather than criticising President Higgins for his lack of reference to Christianity in a recent speech.

Letter from Australia

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I was interested in the following letter from Leonard McDonnell, about his father and grandfather. His grandfather, Petie Joe McDonnell, born in Leenane, worked as a coach builder with Kilroys of Newport, before joining the Irish Volunteers in 1914. He had good military instincts, and was well regarded by the Dublin IRA. In March 1921 he was appointed OC Western Connemara Brigade. Pádraic Ó Máille served under him. While on the run he married Matilda (Tilly) Kilroy. They had eight children. He took the anti Treaty side during the Civil War. During World War II he served as a captain in the Irish Army. Afterwards he worked in the insurance business in Galway, and died in the city in 1967.

Connemara becomes battlefield in Tan war

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Week III

Connemara becomes battlefield in Tan war

Week III

Firing squads bring Civil War to a close

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The Civil War in Galway came to an end because there was little appetite for further bloodshed in the face of ruthless determination by the Free State, or the pro-treatyites, to stamp out the anti-treaty forces. The Free State government warned that anyone carrying weapons other than the National Army, would be shot. Eleven Galway anti-treatyites were shot by firing squad. On January 20 1923 Martin Bourke, Stephen Joyce, Herbert Collins, Michael Walsh, and Thomas Hughes, all attached to the North Galway IRA Brigade, were arrested and executed in Athlone. On February 19 eighteen volunteers were arrested in Annaghdown, and brought to Galway gaol. It was given out that all were ‘well armed’. Even though it was expected that all, or a number of them, would be shot, nothing happened.

He shoots - he breezes; the man who free falls for a living

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There can’t be many public servants who actively anticipate falling to their death some day, and even fewer who have the confidence of training not to worry about it, yet this is the office of outrageous that Lt Denis Gowran, a 1,000-jump veteran of the Black Knights - the Irish Army’s parachute display team - operates on a regular basis.

Tourism Minister warns industry to ‘pass cost savings to tourists – or else’

The Junior Minister for Tourism has issued a stern warning to all involved in the tourism trade to give the consumer the benefit of recent Government cost reductions, or those reductions could be reversed in next December’s budget.

Tourism Minister warns industry to ‘pass cost savings to tourists – or else’

The Junior Minister for Tourism has issued a stern warning to all involved in the tourism trade to give the consumer the benefit of recent Government cost reductions, or those reductions could be reversed in next December’s budget.

 

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