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Only Our Own at An Taibhdhearc

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FRESH FROM a critically-acclaimed run in London, Ann Henning Jocelyn’s new play, Only Our Own comes to An Taibhdhearc next week, for two performances only.

Women’s rugby star is new Dacia ambassador

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Fiona Coghlan, the woman that led the Irish Women’s Rugby team to an historic Women’s Grand Slam in 2013 has been unveiled as the first brand ambassador for Dacia, Ireland’s fastest growing car brand.

Land Rover partners with Irish Red Cross

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Land Rover is partnering with the Irish Red Cross for three years, helping to bring safe drinking water to regions of Niger affected by drought and failed harvests.

Women's rugby star is new Dacia ambassador

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Fiona Coghlan, the woman that led the Irish Women’s Rugby team to an historic Women’s Grand Slam in 2013 has been unveiled as the first brand ambassador for Dacia, Ireland’s fastest growing car brand.

Players must listen to their bodies and I should know

After hearing Joe Brolly on the Saturday Night Show a few weeks ago on about player burn out and injuries because of over training it made for a fascinating listen and really struck a chord. I’m having my fourth surgery in six years today in the Beacon hospital in Dublin. I put my body through the mill for club and county and played games that I really shouldn’t have, most notably in 1999, when my injury nightmare started.

A ‘selfish, perverse and turbulent’ people

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As the Great Famine strengthened its fearsome grip on Ireland in the late 1840s and early 1850s, the people were doubly unfortunate that Charles Trevelyan, the Assistant Secretary to the British Treasury, had responsibility for Irish Famine relief.

Cathedral priest sees the shameful reality of Ethiopian poverty

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Hunger and malnutrition in a world of plenty is an unacceptable and shameful reality of the 21st century. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to have seen first-hand Trócaire’s work on our behalf in Ethiopia. It is important to be able to report back not only on the problems facing people there but the difference donations from people here at home are making.”

How artists changed Britain’s perception of the Great Hunger

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Although the Great Irish Famine, which devastated Ireland in the 1840s and early 1850s, happened at a time when photography was only in its experimental stage, we still have vivid images of the appalling suffering that the vast majority of the people endured. A suffering that was heightened by systematic neglect by government, the total absence of a comprehensive humanitarian plan of relief, and the law of the land which only supported the rights of landlords.*

Mayo Stages brought the best to Ballina

Monaghan’s Niall Maguire and Enda Sherry stormed to an emphatic victory on Sunday’s Hotel Ballina and Kennedy Motors Mayo Stages Rally, finishing just over a minute ahead of their nearest rivals Frank Wray and Kieran McGrath. Wray, finishing in a career best second place, was closely followed by Mayo and District Motorsport Club crew Aaron McHale and Paul McGee.

The Head of the River

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In 1976 a group of likeminded people got together to work out a way to make the sport of rowing in Galway more competitive. They decided the best way to achieve this was to set up a new club, and so Tribesmen Rowing Club was formed. Starting a new rowing club is an expensive business so they began a number of fundraising activities, running raffles, organising dances, etc. They managed to get their first crew on the water in 1977.

 

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