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Was James Hack Tuke the Oskar Shindler of his day?

A surprising rescuer of the Tuke assisted emigration scheme from the west of Ireland came from the London government. After the first group of 1,315 people had sailed from Galway for America on April 28 1882, the Tukes’ emigration fund was practically exhausted. Yet the demand for places grew each day. Now more than 6,000 applications, mainly from the Clifden area, but also from Belmullet, Newport and Oughterard, poured into the Clifden union where James Hack Tuke had his office. While poverty and famine remained endemic in the west of Ireland, people with spirit must have felt that the day-to-day grind was never ending. The threat of another Great Famine was very real. They wanted a new life.

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I have not bought a winter coat yet and I have been on the lookout for a timeless piece, in a classic shape to work with my entire wardrobe. Meeting these requirements is not exactly easy — it needs to be the right length for my height, be cut in a way that flatters my shape and in a colour that is versatile. Thankfully, there are plenty to choose from this year, and I really do like this military trend which brands such as Marks and Spencer are focusing on this season with a stellar range of coats for all shapes and sizes. Whether it is a long coat, a pea coat, or a three quarter length coat you need, I have picked out some of the best making their way to the shop floors over the next month or two.

Knightley proves that she can act

Keira Knightley's latest big screen role as the 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, the Duchess of Devoshire proves that the actress' superb performance in last year's Atonement wasn't just a flash in the pan.

 

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