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RMS Titanic outcome was bigger than we think

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In 1912, the county of Mayo had been through seven challenging decades of continuous population decline. The reasons for such a plummet in numbers were multiple. High infant mortality, disease brought on by poor diet, a demanding lifestyle, and high emigration tested the people of Mayo’s strength to the limit.

Saturday Forum debates the other side of Christmas on CRC FM

This week’s edition of the CRC 102.9fm current affairs programme Saturday Forum, which will be broadcast tomorrow December 12, will feature a debate on a side of Christmas which most of us, fortunately, never experience. For many people Christmas is a time of plenty, a time of joy and happiness, a time to celebrate and share gifts and glad tidings with our loved ones. But there are others for whom Christmas is a time of great worry and stress, a time when concerns about money and the basic necessities of life come to the fore.

 

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