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­Through the glass darkly

I have always been fascinated by maps, especially old maps. One of the most famous is the Tube map - better known as the London Underground map - a schematic transport map of the lines, stations and services of the London Underground, known colloquially as "the Tube", hence the map's name.

Immigration is a reality of life, immigration is the reality of globalisation

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The discussion of Ireland's refugee population has been dominating on every social media platform for months now, culminating in protests against refugees and migrants to Ireland both online and person. With hashtags like #irelandisfull trending on Twitter every fortnight, it has evolved into a kind of detached parasocial dismissal of very real people, ones who are often not given option to discuss their lives, experiences and very real fears all which had driven their need to move to Ireland.

Rosemount’s Rachel Duffy launches search for 2023 International Rose of Tralee

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Rosemount native and 2022 International Rose of Tralee, Rachel Duffy, returned to the scene of her famous success as she attended the launch of the 2023 competition in the Kerry town this week.

Return of train food coming down the tracks, says Ollie Crowe

The much bemoaned absence of catering on trains between Galway and Dublin will soon be no more, following the confirmation that Iarnród Éireann are to phase the service back in from next month.

The Royal Opera Is Back In Eye Cinema With The Barber Of Seville

If you haven't had the pleasure yet of seeing the Royal Opera work their magic, now's the time - The Barber of Seville is streaming live on the big screen at Eye Cinema on Wednesday, February 15.

Top 10 reasons why learners are failing their driving test

Learner drivers have been told the top 10 most common reasons for failing the driving test as more than half slip up on simple mistakes.


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Current Car — Fans of the Inbetweeners TV series and movies might be mistaken for thinking Deputy Naughton’s latest job title as Government Chief Whip refers to her ministerial car, alas it doesn’t. The Oranmore native drives her own modest eco-friendly KIA Nero and admits she had very little interest in cars. Hildegarde’s first set of wheels was an Opel Corsa, purchased from her mother, later to be traded for an Opel Astra.

Night of the Big Wind, or The End of the World

There have been violent storms before and since the Big Wind of Sunday 6 to Monday 7 January 1839, but it was generally agreed at the time that nothing comparable could be remembered by the oldest inhabitants of this island.

The Real Scrooge

One of the hallmarks of the work of 19th-century author Charles Dickens is his oddball characters and their fanciful names: Uriah Heep, Martin Chuzzlewit, Lady Honorie Dedlock, Pip Pirrip, Abel Magwich, Miss LaCreevy, and Bardle the Beedle, to name a few. Perhaps Dickens’ best-known character is Ebenezer Scrooge, from A Christmas Carol -who, it turns out, was inspired by a real person and whose name has become a byword for miserly and mean.

Get along to Renmore Panto from tonight and support a key part of the city’s cultural history

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A tradition that goes back more than four decades continues today when the Renmore Pantomime Society take to the stage for their 42nd production, with the magical and timeless tale of Cinderella.


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