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The most Irish of games

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Hurling is said to be older than the recorded history of Ireland and to predate Christianity. In Seamus King’s remarkable book The History of Hurling, there is a reference from Irish verbal history of hurling being played as far back as 1,200BC in Tara, County Meath. The earliest written references to the sport in Brehon law are from the fifth century.

‘Utter conman’ fined and sentenced for handling stolen UK vehicle

A Galway native who had been buying and selling vehicles between the UK and Ireland for more than four decades was branded in court this week as an “utter conman” after he failed to contest the charge of being in possession of a stolen vehicle and was fined €1,000 and given a 12 month suspended sentence.

Reshuffle reverberations

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As you sow, so shall you reap. My FF sources tell me of a significant souring mood towards Cowen’s leadership. While many loyal FF insiders could tolerate economic ruin and desperate opinion polls, the treatment of some key figures in the parliamentary party has ensured they will be bitter opponents of Cowen in future.

Reshuffle reverberations

As you sow, so shall you reap. My FF sources tell me of a significant souring mood towards Cowen’s leadership. While many loyal FF insiders could tolerate economic ruin and desperate opinion polls, the treatment of some key figures in the parliamentary party has ensured they will be bitter opponents of Cowen in future.

 

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