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McGuinness standing for president as ‘someone who has delivered’

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With campaigning in full swing for all the candidates on the ballot paper for the presidential election, Martin McGuinness’ campaign bus stopped off in Castlebar last week, where the Sinn Féin candidate was greeted by a large number of supporters outside the Welcome Inn Hotel. The Derry native worked his way through his supporters before sitting down to face the local media in preparation for a walkabout through the streets of the town, meeting the public.

Ironman organisers on the lookout for volunteers

There is now just under a month to go until the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ireland Triathlon race takes place in Salthill, and the organisers are looking for members of the public to get involved as volunteers.

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey’s extraordinary political journey

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SHE WAS the firebrand young MP from County Tyrone whose electrifying presence on the stage of Northern Irish politics in the late 1960s catapulted her to the forefront of the Civil Rights movement.

We can be proud of our military heritage

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On June 12 1922 a very special ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, near London. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State the previous December, five Irish regiments, including the Connaught Rangers, the Royal Irish, the Leinsters, the Munsters, and the Dublin Fusiliers, which had served the British army with exceptional valour at times, were disbanded. It was a day of special significance for both the participants and onlookers. It was reported in the London Times.

Can we get thirty male volunteers in thirty days?

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The Big Brother Big Sister programme is a youth mentoring programme that forms friendships between an adult volunteer and a young person who will benefit from extra support. Male volunteers are matched with young males and female volunteers are matched with young females.

Cllr Shaw welcomes debate on commercial rates

Commercial rates are set to be debated next Monday at the October meeting of Athlone Town Council following a motion put forward by Cllr Alan Shaw in September.

Calling all volunteers

Westmeath Volunteer Centre would like to invite all not-for-profit groups to its Volunteer Expo in the Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar on Wednesday September 22.

Blair Switch Project — GAAW encourage people to move Blair’s book in shops

When Bertie Ahern published his autobiography many felt it would be better suited to the fantasy section of bookshops rather than to non-fiction.

The Galwayman who founded the Tory Party

The Tory Party is often seen as the bastion of British conservatism, unionism, and jingoism, but it actually owe its name, and possibly event its existence, to a Galwegian.

Is Cam/Clegg relationship manna for political idealists?

The election campaign across the water which has hogged our TV news bulletins for the past seven days turned out to be far more intriguing than any of us could have imagined. And of course, it has started to whet appetites on this side of the pond for the day when we too get the opportunity to vent our feelings and express our opinions electorally on how we think this country has been and should be governed. Britain, like ourselves is currently experiencing an economic crisis, but it has the greater population base and natural resources from which regeneration is more possible. The Irish have always had a keen interest on the personality of the occupant of 10 Downing Street, more so in the past when there was an inclination that a Labour incumbent complete with working class backing would take a greater interest in the “Ireland question.” Now that peace has broken out in Northern Ireland that factor is less pressing and so for the first time in generations, we are able to look at the British election through fresh eyes and not through the narrow prism of our own terrible issues.

 

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