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International Triple P Practice Excellence Award 2015

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Karen Heavey, Triple P co-ordinator for Midland Area Parenting Partnership (MAPP) is the 2015 recipient of the Triple P Practice Award which was judged by an international panel

Festive bazaar for Rachel’s Wish to Walk chairty

Next Thursday December 5 will see Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone host a festive charity bazaar in aid of local charity Rachel’s Wish to Walk.

Film fleadh opening and closing films

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A SPANISH film starring Fionnuala Flanagan and Stephen Rea, and an adaptation of a John Banville novel open and close this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.

Fond farewells as Elwood leaves Connacht in a better place

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Eric Elwood's era of 24 years continuous service for the province came to an end against Glasgow in the final round of this season’s RaboDirect Pro 12.

Win tickets to Paranormal Activity 3 @ Omniplex

SISTERS KATIE and Kristi encounter an invisible entity haunting their home. Although it appears friendly, it turns hostile, tormenting the young girls and their family

Christmas shopping without the tears

Christmas has crept up again. A time for joy to the world, and peace among men or, conversely, of panicked late night shopping, and the anxiety that accompanies the realisation that you have exactly seven minutes before shops close. It's Christmas Eve, and you are empty-handed (aside from, if you are like me, a few little presents that you accidentally got for yourself). That perfect gift has eluded you once more, and all the time you thought you had, as you browsed nonchalantly, has vanished into the ether. Aimless wandering is one thing, but the real challenge comes when setting out with a specific, particularly hard to please person in mind. This can lead to blind panic, often resulting in decidedly bad choices. I aim to, at best, give something of practical use to the recipient, preferably something that they wouldn't buy for themselves, or, at the least (and this is perhaps the last refuge of the desperate), to knock a laugh out of them. Some notable failures include impulsively bought jewellery, assorted DVDs (which now lurk, mockingly, on the shelf, still clad in their original cellophane), and a festive geansaí, which, upon opening, was immediately earmarked for return. One year out of frustration and laziness I bought a friend a book that I suspected she would never open, but that I wanted to read. After an appropriate waiting period I 're-gifted' it to myself, and everyone was happy – I got the brownie points and the goods. This year I hope to avoid the blunders of the past, and furnish my nearest and dearest with things that will, without hyperbole, change their lives for the better.

Glasson raider gets 10 years

A 10 year sentence was handed down to a “very articulate and clever criminal” whose local knowledge was “central” to a raid on the home of a well known Westmeath businessman.

Westport Marine touched so many lives

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The 32-year-old Westport man Robert McKibben who was killed last week in Afghanistan has been described by his family as someone who had “very definite plans of how he wanted to live his life”.

Treat yourself to a little luxury that’s good for you

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of facials around here. There’s nothing more relaxing than treating your skin to a bit of pampering after all those nights of leaving make-up on and using cheap moisturisers.


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