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Jinx Lennon’s trauma themes and idiot times

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WHEN DUNDALK agit-folk singer David ‘Jinx’ Lennon arrived on the Irish music scene in the 1990s his spoken word diatribes poked at the back of what he called the Septic Tiger.

Life on the hill

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Located at the top of Oranhill only minutes from the village of Oranmore is No 23 Oranglen, a three bedroom semi-detached owner occupied residence. The property has been maintained in excellent order throughout and has been owner occupied since construction two years ago.

Westport councillors incensed with vandalism of posters

Two candidates in the forthcoming County Council election have roundly condemned the vandalism and destruction of public property occasioned by persons involved in defacing election posters and road signs outside Westport over the weekend. The graffiti, which appeared to have been designed to pit two of Westport’s popular town councillors against each other, has had the opposite effect with both Peter Flynn and Keith Martin coming together to remove the posters early Sunday morning and condemn the cowardly act which they believe to have been politically motivated.

Developing communication skills in young children

Speech is just one facet of communication. Other equally important facets of communication are listening skills, comprehension, attention, gestures, and facial expression. Communication is quite a complex business and communication skills are being learnt from baby’s first moments of life.

‘A jewel in the crown’ just off Taylor’s Hill

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‘A jewel in the crown’ is how the agents of O’Donnellan & Joyce described the property at No 1 St Mary’s Park, Taylor’s Hill. The property has just been brought to the market and is being offered for sale by public auction on July 24 (unless previously sold). Located off Galway city’s premier address of Taylor’s Hill, the property is situated in a quiet leafy cul-de-sac. It is within walking distance of the city centre and offers easy access to Salthill and all major facilities.

Government’s silence to Mayo unemployment figures is deafening

The near muted reaction to the latest publication of the Live Register figures is indicative of a Government that appears not to have any idea how to deal with the unemployment crisis, said Mayo Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony this week.

It’s not too late to stop our local communities crumbling

Up until the latter months of 2008, I think I could safely say I knew very few people who were unemployed or had been made redundant. That is how things were for many of us who left college in the noughties, who grew up seeing jobs as disposable as daily contact lenses. If it was irritating you, you just flung it away and tried another. Or you packed it in if you fancied a trip to Thailand. But a harsh reality has set in for us all which has seen us all know a lot of people without jobs. Or be without jobs ourselves.

It’s not too late to stop our local communities crumbling

Up until the latter months of 2008, I think I could safely say I knew very few people who were unemployed or had been made redundant. That is how things were for many of us who left college in the noughties, who grew up seeing jobs as disposable as daily contact lenses. If it was irritating you, you just flung it away and tried another. Or you packed it in if you fancied a trip to Thailand. But a harsh reality has set in for us all which has seen us all know a lot of people without jobs. Or be without jobs ourselves.

The ‘Safe Cross Code’ song makes a comeback

As parents and children across the country prepare for the beginning of the school year, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has re-introduced the ‘Safe Cross Code’ song as part of a package of road safety measures aimed at primary school children. The song, written by Chris Darby, has been re-recorded for the new generation of road-users and features showbiz legend Brendan Grace, who recorded the original song, and the pupils of Derrywash National School in Castlebar.

Compo or jail, ‘accordion’ to judge

An Athlone mother was sentenced to 11 months in prison in the District Court this week (November 4) for stealing an accordion in Mullingar last year, but had the sentence deferred for three months to see is she can come up with compensation.

 

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