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My mother had an affair with Gay Byrne

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My mother, who religiously listened to the Gay Byrne Show, operated a kind of censorship. There were certain topics she did not want me to hear. For two hours, five days a week, she would shut the kitchen door, and listen to Gay with the volume turned down. On one occasion I came into the room. She asked: “What do you want?” Nobody needs an excuse to go into one’s kitchen, so I’d rather indignantly replied: “Nothin’.” “Well,” she said, “I’m busy.” And that meant scram.

Fianna Fail local election candidate calls for prompt action on climate change issues

Malachy Hand, a local candidate for the upcoming local elections in South Roscommon, numbered amongst a large crowd in attendance at an information evening on ‘Our Changing Climate’, at Athlone Institute of Technology, on Thursday evening last, organised by Fianna Fáil Deputies Eugene Murphy TD, Robert Troy TD and Barry Cowen TD.

Patrick O’Brien - volunteer

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Patrick O’Brien was born in Waterdale, Claregalway in 1895. He joined the volunteers in 1914 and did drilling and training in arms for active operations.

Kings of Connaught hold court at the Shearwater

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The bright young things of Irish folk and ballad, The Kings of Connaught, are set to continue their upward trajectory with a show at the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe on March 17, followed by the release of their new single, Right All Right, this summer.

 

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