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The slaughter of The Great War

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THE 100TH anniversary of the start of World War I is being commemorated across Europe, but the talk of sacrifice and heroism obscures the obliteration of nine million, mostly young, soldiers, and seven million civilians - one of the deadliest conflicts in history.

Aran Islands airflights - a lifeline, not a luxury

It is strangely easy to forget that Ireland is an island. Part of that comes from the fact that, unlike Britain, Spain, or Japan, we have no real naval tradition.

Closing Aran Island air service could lead to island depopulation

The PSO for the air services amounts to an annual subvention of €1,880,913 to run the flights as well as the three aerodromes on the Aran Islands and the Connemara Regional Airport in Indreabhán. Aer Arann Islands currently employs 38 full-time and two part-time staff, to run these services.

Druid touches down — a sort of homecoming

The company started in Boston last February when five feet of snow prevented some of the audience from even reaching the theatre. Since then they’ve had temperatures soar to 45 degrees, clocked up 20,000 miles and next week they’re looking forward to returning home with Druid’s production of The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh.


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