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Heuston, we’ve got a problem — woman gives birth to daughter on stalled Galway to Dublin train

A doctor and several nurses were the heroes of the hour when he helped deliver a baby girl on board a train travelling from Galway to Dublin on Tuesday evening.

A man who makes things happen

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In one sense, John Concannon was ahead of his time. If he was starting off now and doing the same thing, he’d be known as a brand influencer using techniques deployed by the best bloggers. Think of the tens of thousands of guests who appeared on the Late Late Show since its inception in 1961, and in the top twenty clips, up there with the Boyzone segment, the Bishop and the Nightie, is John and his multi-bucket for feeding three calves at a time.

Galway fires

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The Connaught Buildings on Mainguard Street originally housed Connolly’s, one of the largest hardware and fancy goods shops in Galway. It had an impressive four storey facade on the front and five storeys on the Church Street side. In 1934 the ground floor was leased by four tenants. A fire started on the first floor, the flames spread rapidly, and smoke could be seen rolling from the building. Half clad figures fought their way bravely down the stairs which threatened to give away any minute. The damage was extensive and estimated at £1,000, but much of the sum was made up of the stock of the ground floor tenants which included a lock-up fruit and vegetable shop rented by Mr P Hennigan. A Mr McDonnell and his brother had a tailoring business on the first floor.

Charity hits out at Irish Rail after 'upsetting' experience

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The chairperson of a Mayo based charity that had organised a day trip to Dublin Zoo has hit out Irish Rail after their groups had to split up and stand in aisles on their return journey from Dublin because the seats they had pre-booked were not reserved from them, she claimed. Áirc Mayo, a charity that supports children with disabilities, had a group of 47 on the trip on Monday including 16 special needs children on the outing to Dublin Zoo.

The Journey

The loudspeaker crackled and spluttered for a good 10 seconds or more until finally a voice announced the train from Ballina to Dublin would be running 30 minutes late. The news was greeted with cheers and whistles by us Mayo supporters packed together on the platform. We had come from all around the area, men, women and children all wearing the county colours and all determined that nothing was going to spoil our trip to ‘Headquarters’ to see Mayo play Kerry in the All Ireland final.

 

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