Budget largesse a necessary in present times as search for Fungie continues

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Well readers, so much happening, so much going right, so much going wrong, where to begin?

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US Presidential election countdown continues as positive shoots emanating regarding matters Brexit

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

I expect that many people were able to look at the debate between Senator Kamala Harris for the Democratic Party and Mike Pence, the vice-president, for the Republican Party. It was on TV the morning after the debate, when RTÉ ran it for an hour and a half.

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Fondly remembering the community impact of Sr Bernard as Covid-19 concerns escalate

Thu, Oct 08, 2020

Trouble, turmoil, toil – I make no excuse for using alliteration to describe all the week’s events since we last spoke together.

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US Presidential debates commence as interest in the written word continues to consume

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

The campaign between Joe Biden and Donald Trump gets into full swing this week. By the time this column is printed, there will have been the first debate, which is on Tuesday night or should I say Wednesday morning at 2am, between the two candidates: Biden for the Democrats and Trump for the Republican Party. I would love to see the debate as it happens, but I know I would fall asleep.

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Memories of sporting yore evoked as leaving cert students seek calculated grades check

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Looking at all the fuss on the radio and TV and written media on the AC Milan match against Shamrock Rovers during the week in Tallaght Stadium, I was immediately very interested.

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Machinations of Brexit persist as former President of Ireland to publish a memoir

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

The things we want to talk about this week are mostly the same as those of last week, because they keep re-occurring and they keep being interesting and demanding attention and discussion.

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Aspiring students receive Leaving Cert results as outcome of Brexit talks imminent

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

There is no doubting what is the main issue in Ireland this week, and it is that of the Leaving Cert results on Monday, and then on Friday the first callout from the CAO.

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Back to school, and back to business for Government

Thu, Sep 03, 2020

Hello to all the Advertiser readers.

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Storms remain most prevalent as contentious Oireachtas Golf Society outing evokes much anger

Thu, Aug 27, 2020

So, there was Storm Ellen five days ago. As I am writing this, we are living through Storm Francis.

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Formidable Democratic Party duo bid to replace Trump as COVID-19 fears continue to linger

Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Well, we are where we were last week, with regard to the spread of coronavirus in Ireland. We now await with bated breath each evening to get the figures, and the clear realisation has dawned that we are full-on in the middle of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Remembering the positive political impact of John Hume as COVID-19 concerns remain

Thu, Aug 06, 2020

I know that last week I struck a positive note, thinking that maybe we were out of the worst of the coronavirus.

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Roadmap to education return unveiled as thoughts turn towards autumn reopening of schools

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Now I know we’ve had two major plans, one the July Stimulus Package, but the plan I want to focus on today in this column is the plan for Education and the Roadmap to get it.

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