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Present Jadotville medals without delay - McFadden

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has urged Minister Paul Kehoe and the Department of Defence to ensure that medals for those who were involved in the Siege of Jadotville are presented as soon as possible.

Local representatives welcome Jadotville medals for bravery

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Students' role in Jadotville campaign can be template for social change

When a teacher stands in front of their class, they know that they are like an arms dealer, passing on the most powerful weapon in the world — the weapons of knowledge and education. Education is what remains in your mind long after you have left behind your schooldays. Its role is to replace an empty mind with an open one. It is that process that continues throughout life in the race to become a better person. And when you see a class of young students enforcing change, it is most refreshing in this age of cynicism.

Galway Community College role in Jadotville campaign can be template for social change

When a teacher stands in front of their class, they know that they are like an arms dealer, passing on the most powerful weapon in the world — the weapons of knowledge and education. Education is what remains in your mind long after you have left behind your schooldays. Its role is to replace an empty mind with an open one. It is that process that continues throughout life in the race to become a better person. And when you see a class of young students enforcing change, it is most refreshing in this age of cynicism.

Dolan reflects on an eventful year as Mayor of Athlone

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At long last - heroes of Jadotville will receive medals for bravery

 

Jadotville soldiers deserve individual citation - McFadden

Athlone-based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has urged Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe, to recognise each of the Jadotville soldiers on an individual basis.

GCC students visit Dáil Éireann as part of campaign to recognise veterans of Jadotville

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A group of fifth year Galway Community College students visiting Dáil Éireann today plan to meet local TDs in a bid to garner support for their petition asking that medals be awarded to the the officers and NCOs of A Company, 35th Battalion, for their acts of bravery during the 1961 Siege of Jadotville.

Siege, sorrow, and endless speculation

We talked last week about the bravery of the Army men from Custume Barracks in Athlone at the Siege of Jadotville.

Veterans return to Athlone for annual convention

Fresh from receiving the long-awaited Jadotville citation, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel (ONE) will hold its annual convention and AGM in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone, from September 23 to 25. ONE held its first ever annual convention in Athlone in 1952.

 

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