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White Christmas for our troops in Kosovo

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Many west of Ireland members of the army will spend Christmas overseas and were delighted to get a visit from An Taoiseach Brian Cowen yesterday (Monday).

A forgotten night at Galway Docks

When Christy Moore sings his well known song, “Viva la Quinta Brigada”, in honour of those who fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War one of his sardonic verses includes the lines:

Westport native appointed Garda inspector in Castlerea

The cop in the shop — Sergeant Gary to be incarcerated for Special Olympics reasons

Normally in the business of incarcerating others, Sergeant Gary Gordon is to incarcerate himself for a change by spending 30 hours in a display window in MacDonagh Junction today.

Thirty six people in pub after hours

The licensee of the Beaten Path, Brize, Claremorris, was before Castlebar District Court on Wednesday after 36 people were detected on the premises at 1.55am in February this year.

Sergeant posts promised for Johnstown and Callan

Members of the new Kilkenny Joint Policing Committee were delighted to hear that the post of garda sergeant is to be filled at Callan and Johnstown.

The bigger they come, the harder they fall

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DESPITE IT’S somewhat dramatic opening, “On 18 August 1588 a barque of Southampton was fishing about 36 miles southeast of Sumburgh Head, Shetland, when the crew sighted the Spanish Armada approaching from over the horizon to the south,” The Downfall of the Spanish Armada in Ireland by Ken Douglas, published by Gill & Macmillan, begins where the romance and the glory of that most colourful of invasions ended and the inevitably tragic and sordid debacle began.

Warming up for Mullingar gala concert

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Pictured in advance of the upcoming gala concert on Thursday November 5 in aid of the North Westmeath Hospice, Society of Saint Vincent De Paul and the Defence Forces Benevolent Fund, are (L-R): Sgt Lorraine Bracken, Cristy Neary, Arts Centre; Comdt John Prendergast 2 I/C 4 FAR; Enda Breslin, regional president Society of St Vincent de Paul; Capt Declan Witson, Band of 4 Western Brigade; BS Noel Gibney; RQMS Liam Rushe 54 Regt Res; BQMS Willy Reilly; Simon Tormey, Mullingar Choral Society; and BS Eugene O’Reilly.

 

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