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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Threat of COVID-19 second wave remains as Government prepares to announce stimulus package

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Listening to Dr Ronan Glynn, who is the acting Chief Medical Officer, last week, he said “We are living in precarious times.” And indeed we are.

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Remembering a sporting icon who left an indelible mark as COVID-19 concerns remain

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

There is great mourning this week over the death of Jack Charlton. But it is mourning mixed with reminiscences, all of them happy ones, of when Jack was in charge of the Irish soccer team and the wonderful spirit it engendered in the Irish people of all ages.

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Family reunion gives just cause for joy as school return of vital importance

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

I hope you all, women and men, are feeling better after the opening of the hairdressing salons and the barber shops.

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Coalition Government tasked with numerous challenges as public advised not to holiday abroad

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Well, Alleluia Alleluia, Hurrah Hurrah – we have a Government!

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Death of Detective Garda unites nation in grief as schools restart date still unknown

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

What a sad story we’ve all had to think about in the last few days, following the terrible murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan of Charlestown whilst on duty in Castlerea.

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