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Soldiers of 1916 - ‘generally understood in the masculine sense’

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Despite the crucial role many women played in the 1916 Rising, very few were given the credit they deserved. In fact some were refused a pension for many years because they were not ‘men’. In at least one case, the valiant role played by Nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was simply airbrushed out of history.

Floods, floods, and fear of more floods

Well there is really only one topic in Athlone at the moment, and that is the floods.

Floods, floods, and fear of more floods

Well there is really only one topic in Athlone at the moment, and that is the floods.

Cost of flooding clean-up will exceed €12 million

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The devastating aftermath of Storm Desmond was outlined in stark terms by Galway County Council executives at its monthly meeting in County Buildings yesterday (Wednesday). And director of services Liam Gavin warned that the damage in many areas was yet to be fully assessed as they were still flooded but the initial tally was thought to be €12.2 million.

Army on standby to assist in south Mayo

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After making a passionate plea on Wednesday afternoon that the army be dispatched to help in areas of south Mayo which he described as "an absloute disaster zone" and where he said "people are living in fear." Cllr Damien Ryan confirmed to the Mayo Advertiser yesterday that he had been told by management in Mayo County Council "the army have been contacted and are mobilised and are ready to go and will be here in an hour if we need them."

Keena calls for Custume Barracks Museum to be made open to public

 

Crime In The Country

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Tom Turley believes that rural crime is the single biggest topic that will dominate the agenda in the forthcoming election. The Eyrecourt farmer attended a meeting in Thurles a fortnight ago, which was organised by the Save our Communities organisation, to discuss the issue. The event, which was chaired by crime journalist Paul Williams and attended by 1,500 people, giving a snapshot of the depth of feeling, the anger, and the frustration that is out there among the terrorised population of rural Ireland.

Crime in the Country

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The victim

Councillors to meet Defence Minister over Custume Barracks scaremongering

Longford-Westmeath TD Gabrielle McFadden has said she is facilitating a delegation of Westmeath and Roscommon councillors to meet with Defence Minister Simon Coveney in order to put to bed the constant scaremongering over the future of Custume Barracks.

 

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