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We must do more for the children of our country and our world

My heart goes out to the parents and families of the children who are dying in Gaza, Israel, Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Somalia, and many other war-torn countries. Listening and watching the various news programmes of what happened to the young children in these war situations makes me wonder what life is really all about.

Over €13k of ethical gifts purchased in Westmeath

Ethical gifts to the value of €13,615 were purchased by people in Westmeath from Trocaire last Christmas.

What is life about if we can’t care for our children?

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My heart goes out to the parents and families of the children who featured in the RTE Primetime programme about the treatment of children in some of our creches. Listening and watching the various news programmes of what happened the young children in these creches makes me wonder'what life is really all about?'

US army colonel to speak in Galway next week

The highest ranking member of US military to resign over the Iraq war, Col Ann Wright, will speak at a public meeting in Galway next week.

Westmeath spends €16,730 on gifts to support families overseas

People from Westmeath spent €16,730 on gifts for the world’s poorest people last Christmas, that is according to overseas development agency, Trócaire. The charity thanked the people of Co Westmeath for remembering families in need overseas when planning their Christmas shopping, as it launched its 2012 Christmas gift range.

Theatre reviews: Galway Arts Festival

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JULIAN GOUGH’S The Great Goat Bubble first saw the light of day as an article for The Financial Times in 2003.

Reasons for hope in Ethiopia because of people’s resilience

For those of us old enough, the images from Africa that haunted our television screens for a large part of 2011 will have taken us back more than a quarter of a century.

Food is still the focus for Ronan Scully, but this time it’s about getting it, not eating it

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Galway’s ‘Operation Transformation’ contestant Ronan Scully and Galway publican Fergus McGinn along with six other runners from Galway and another 10 from around the country are to take part in the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa on Sunday November 27 to raise funds for the Irish charity Self Help Africa for their work in Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa.

De Dannan to play Kinvara

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DE DANNAN and singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke will play the Share The Harvest charity concert in Kinvara this Saturday at 8pm.

Castlebar Rotary Club

Two Castlebar consultants will be travelling to Somalia in November to run specialist clinics to help and support local medical staff. Dr Meabh Ní Bhuinneain is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist. She has a lot of experience in Kenya and has been involved in building up existing health care structures in the Londiani region. Mr Paul O’Grady is a consultant in trauma and orthopaedic surgery. He has previously worked in Vietnam, Middle East, and Kenya. Their key objective is to help provide sustainable relief through resourcing and training existing medical staff. The Rotary Club of Castlebar, of which Mr O'Grady is a member, will run a church gate collection on Saturday/Sunday September 17 and 18 supporting this worthwhile project.


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