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Tales of true heroism fill us all with pride

There are so many discussions we could have in this column this week regarding the theme of heroism and bravery. Napoleon Bonaparte once said - “Valour is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it until the test comes”.

Some Galway women in 1916

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‘The main cause of disloyalty in the county,’ wrote the RIC inspector for Galway East 1916, ‘were the priests and the women of Athenry!’

More taxpayers’ money to be used to support Irish Water, warns Charity

An extra €80 million of taxpayers’ money will go towards subvention of the highly controversial, and much mistrusted, body Irish Water from next year, a Freedom of Information request from a Galway county councillor has revealed.

Battery Heights scoops Pride of Place award

 

Win €1,000 with Arrabawn’s Legendary Acts of Kindness!

Arrabawn Dairies has had a makeover! To celebrate the launch of Arrabawn’s new look, they are rewarding customers who have shown Legendary Acts of Kindness. Nominate somebody who has carried out a selfless act - no matter how big or small - and they will be in with a chance of winning one of the fortnightly €1,000 prizes.

‘One of the most difficult and central of all virtues’

In The Sovereignty of Good, Iris Murdoch described humility as “one of the most difficult and central of all virtues”, but many people today would hardly consider humility a virtue at all, but rather a kind of character flaw, a meanness of spirit.

When closure is just the beginning...

And now it’s over. When they turn the key and step in, the house seems emptier. It was quiet before they left for Ireland, but now, if it was at all possible, it seems to have lost even more of its heartbeat. The clock ticks in the background — its tick hitting a false note of optimism, its tock emphasising the silence. They look at the door, and sob inside and wish that for just one more time, it would swing open and their bouncy happy daughter would come back in through it. Closure is sometimes seen as the end of a journey, but often it is just a mythical void. The pain in their chests that comes with every waking moment of the horrific realisation has not abated, as they thought it might. Now, alone together for the first time in weeks, they realise that often closure is the beginning of the journey and not an imagined end. Now, the hard work begins. The bit where the desire for justice has left them unfulfilled, the hole in their hearts just too large.

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