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Has Jack Taylor met his match?

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JACK TAYLOR was always a man with few close friends. These days he has none. Stewart is dead and Ban Garda Ridge has had enough of him, but the whiff of sulphur around this former guard turned vigilante for hire, is always enough to lure people to him.

Teen gets extra year for protecting key-fishing joyrider gang

A youth described in court as “a little Fagin”, who acted as lookout for a Dublin gang that stole four cars in a night in Athlone by fishing through letterboxes for keys, was jailed this week (March 27) for an additional year.

Sinn Féin to hold Easter 1916 commemorations

Commemorations of Galway’s part in the 1916 Easter Rising and of IRA volunteers who fought in the War of Independence and the Border Campaign, will take place this weekend.

Cuts in grants to hurt Mayo sporting organisations

Mayo clubs and sporting groups will be feeling the pinch of the economic downturn this year with the news that that Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism will not be providing any funding through the sports capital grant programme in 2009. In 2008 at total of 28 groups in Mayo shared in a pot of €1,380,500 in funding for projects which spanned from €2,000 to All Stars Boxing Club in Ballinrobe to €250,000 which was given to the Connacht Branch of the Golfing Union of Ireland. In 2007 more than €2.5 million in grants was handed out around County Mayo.

Westmeath drug addict fails to co-operate with probation service

A Westmeath drug addict who carried out a string of robberies in 2004 has had his part-suspended sentence reactivated after he failed to co-operate with the probation service upon his release from prison.


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