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Close matters of the heart as quandary reigns pertaining to issues Irish rugby

Well I’m only coming together now after a very packed weekend. On Saturday, I had been invited to speak at the 30th Colmcille Winter School. The man in charge of it, Martin Egan, had emailed me in early December asking would I speak, and I agreed long before I knew the date of the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which was also last Saturday. Anyway, I had given my confirmation that I would be there, so of course I couldn’t break that.

Athlone nationally recognised for its cleanliness standards as sad news of former colleagues emanates

We are truly fully back when the old problems continue to assert themselves. Brexit has assumed a central role again on the political stage, with the usual chaos and parliamentary pantomime evident at Westminster. And yet no one has come up with an alternative to Theresa May’s Brexit plan. There will be a vote next week in the UK parliament, and as the Prime Minister herself has said, who knows what will happen next? It’s really unsettling all round and very difficult for government departments, agencies and so on to make any plans as they are facing into the unknown.

Best New Year wishes as post Brexit news will continue to dominate the headlines

Now I know last week in the aftermath of Christmas I wished you all a Happy New Year. But I am compiling this on January 1, 2019, so I think it is only appropriate that I would repeat my New Year message to each and every one of my readers. I also have to say thanks to you all, because every day I go out I meet someone who has read my previous column and has a comment or two to make. So thank you for that.

Brexit a perennial topic as Irish rugby prepares for a future without mastermind Schmidt

Well it’s been a busy week again, but to begin this column this week I’m going to start on a gentler note.

Friend tries to lift burden of history from Connacht

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Historical baggage can be incentive or curse, or as Connacht coach Andy Friend now believes, it should be ignored.

The glorious weather brings caution for sea safety

I hope all the readers of the Advertiser newspapers are enjoying this amazing weather even though complaints are coming in from farmers and other people who stand to be disadvantaged because of no grass growth which is understandable.

Horrific Immigration policies in US need reparation

Well, Ireland won last Saturday in Melbourne so it’s full steam ahead for Sydney next week, now it really is a competition. Australia won one match and Ireland won another match and now, next Saturday, will be the decider.

Johnny Sexton collects new Lexus RX450h

Ireland rugby star Johnny Sexton has joined Lexus Ireland as an ambassador until 2019. Ahead of a busy summer period of international fixtures and this Autumn’s highly-anticipated Rugby World Cup, Johnny took time out of his training schedule and was this week presented with a Lexus RX450h.

Sports, drama and everything else in between!

Well, it is clear Leinster are the new kings of Europe. It emerged last weekend when they had a win in the European Championship final in Bilbao against Racing 92.

Spring has finally arrived to say hello

Let us begin with rugby news and results this last weekend, some good, some bad.

 

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