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Momentous community occasion as astro turf and biodiversity park opens in Ballinahown village

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Saturday afternoon last was a momentous moment in the modern history of Ballinahown as community members united for the formal opening of the new astro turf facility and biodiversity park.

Earn the commute - To the moon and back

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For a company which facilitated remote working from the moon, Poly, which will move into its state of the art home in Crown Square in the coming months, believes that the return to work in offices can create efficient collaborative spaces if smart thinking is applied. It also recommends that employers do not bring back employees just for the sake of it.

Gaelic football and the press

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If recent press reporting tells us anything about the state of Gaelic Football, it is that in the 138 years since the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), none of the passion first witnessed and recorded all that time ago has receded. Games this summer exhibited all the magic, drama, and controversy first captured in reports of meetings between Mayo clubs such as Belcarra, Ballyglass, Cornfield, Carnacon, and Towerhill in the 1880s.

Defence Force spend a ‘significant commitment’ towards transformation of military’s national presence

The recent decision taken by the Government to enhance its Defence Forces budget spend, the largest increase since the foundation of the State is a “significant commitment” towards the transformation of the country’s military presence, Westmeath County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, stated this week.

‘Now is the time to deliver on promises for Army HQ and improved pay for our soldiers’ - Moran

Speaking to the Athlone Advertiser this week, former Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has stressed the implementation importance of recommendations forwarded to the Government from the findings of the Commission on the Defence Forces.

Elvis movie — well worth a watch

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Baz Luhram has a movie back on our screens this summer - it’s hard to believe this but in the last 30 years this is only his sixth film as director.

RACO react to Government request for Defence Forces airport security assistance

RACO, the Defence Forces representative organisation has responded to a request from Government to assist with aviation security duties at Dublin Airport should they need arise, expressing its concern that the measure is another example of army personnel being used as emergency cover to compensate for management decisions in other state bodies.

Elvis movie — well worth a watch

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Baz Luhram has a movie back on our screens this summer. It's hard to believe this but in the last 30 years this is only his sixth film as director. I have found his films quite hit and miss. I loved his debut feature, Strictly Ballroom, I think its still probably the best thing he’s done.

‘The peasantry are the foundation of the world - the upper classes get worn out’

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In the decades preceding the 1916 Rising, an extraordinary revolution had already taken place in rural Ireland. The British government had lost its patience with Irish landlords who owned 95 per cent of the land of Ireland (100 percent of county Galway was landlord owned), and had largely squandered their wealth leaving themselves vulnerable to poor harvests, successive seasons of bad weather, and an increasingly impoverished tenantry.


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