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Celebrating Easter with a difference as Biden’s tax thoughts may prove problematic for Ireland

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Celebrating Easter with a difference as Biden’s tax thoughts may prove problematic for Ireland

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Blatant disregard for democracy in the US as alternate Leaving Cert plans must be forged

Before I begin to talk and write about anything else, I simply have to refer to that dark Wednesday last week when, in Washington, Congress was stormed by rebels shouting that Donald Trump had won the election, waving flags, and being egged on by Trump himself, who said “Well done, I’ll be with you shortly.” And of course, he never was.

US Presidential debates commence as interest in the written word continues to consume

The campaign between Joe Biden and Donald Trump gets into full swing this week. By the time this column is printed, there will have been the first debate, which is on Tuesday night or should I say Wednesday morning at 2am, between the two candidates: Biden for the Democrats and Trump for the Republican Party. I would love to see the debate as it happens, but I know I would fall asleep.

Memories of sporting yore evoked as leaving cert students seek calculated grades check

Looking at all the fuss on the radio and TV and written media on the AC Milan match against Shamrock Rovers during the week in Tallaght Stadium, I was immediately very interested.

Machinations of Brexit persist as former President of Ireland to publish a memoir

The things we want to talk about this week are mostly the same as those of last week, because they keep re-occurring and they keep being interesting and demanding attention and discussion.

Trials of Government formation as bright Spring evenings begin to emanate

Well, as I am writing this, the election logjam trundles on. As we all know, the Dáil will meet on Thursday of this week, and their first task will be the election of a Ceann Comhairle. After that then, the games will begin. It is envisaged that each of the party leaders will be proposed and seconded to be Taoiseach, and each one will fail the numbers game.

General Election campaign in full flow as former President takes the walk of life

Election 2020 is in full throttle daily. Fair dues to the radio stations, they are giving it great coverage. Each day we have the different debates, the different manifestos, where the leaders will be, what they will be discussing, and of course there is the ongoing drama of what could be the latest row between the leaders, Leo and Micheál.

One hundred and fifty years racing at Ballybrit

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We know that horse races were organised in different parts of County Galway from the middle of the 18th century, in places like Kilconnell, Eyrecourt, Rahasane, Ballinasloe, Ballymoe, Carraroe, and Bermingham House near Tuam. They were known as ‘racing matches’. In 1764, there was a five day meeting held at Knockbarron near Loughrea, and between 1829 and 1857, 15 meetings were held in Kiltulla near Ballybrit. In 1867, a series of races was organised at Bushfield near Oranmore.

Mayo Cancer Support celebrates 20 years

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Rock Rose House - Mayo Cancer Support - is celebrating 20 years of providing care and cancer services, free of charge, to the community of Mayo and will launch a series of events next Thursday, May 16, in Bridge St., Castlebar, at 6pm, to mark the occasion.

 

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