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On August 28, the St Vincent de Paul reported a 20 per cent increase in calls for “back to school help”. The same day, the man presiding over the housing crisis, Minister Eoghan Murphy, announced the election date for the most lucrative Irish political post - the presidency - with a salary of €325,507 plus untold expenses.
Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development
Age Action is calling on community groups in Athlone to organise events around the county for Positive Ageing Week which takes place from Monday, October 1 - UN International Day of Older People, to Sunday, October 7.
On UN International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has called on the State to ensure that family members of children who were forcibly disappeared, either through forced adoption or unidentified burials while in institutional care, are given information about the children’s fate and whereabouts.
Plans are already in full motion for Athlone's 2019 St Patrick’s Day parade. To kick off the event there will be a half way to Paddy’s Day American style BBQ on Friday August 10 at 6pm in the Bounty Rugby Club. Tickets are €10.
On Saturday last in Dublin, Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena laid a wreath at the National Memorial in Merrion Square, during the annual changing of the guard ceremony.
‘Fishing for Business Opportunities: Catch onto new strategies at Our Ocean Wealth Summit’
On Sunday, May 27, Post 9, Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA), honoured the 94 Irishmen from the Defence Forces, An Garda Siochana and civilians who died while serving on UN peacekeeping missions across the world.
Following the killing of more than 60 Palestinians, and 2,700 more wounded, during the 'March of Return' protests in Gaza, along the Israeli border, a Galway councillor has called on the Galway City Council to re-commit to and endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Irish Special Forces (the Army Ranger Wing) operated in Western-occupied Afghanistan under NATO command, it was revealed last month, thanks to TD Clare Daly’s parliamentary question. The story received no media coverage. The operational purpose of these troops was not revealed. However, like Special Forces the world over, it was not pencils they were sharpening.