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Major award for Tuam occupational therapist

A County Galway based occupational therapist has walked away with a Young Volunteer of the Year Award.

What Irish political parties can learn from the UK election

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While last week's historic referendum on same sex marriage was undoubtedly the political event of the year in Ireland, earlier this month the eyes in Leinster House were very firmly fixed on events across the Irish Sea and the British general election.

Public lecture on the Irish Volunteers

Paramilitarism was introduced to Ireland when Edward Carson and James Craig formed the UVF in 1912. This act would inspire Irish nationalists to create a similar force year later.

Volunteer Appreciation Day taking place in Athlone

Youth work and volunteering will come under the spotlight when the No Name Club honours its adult volunteers at a special celebration tomorrow, Saturday June 30.

Volunteer guidebook for sports clubs launched.

A new volunteer management booklet for sports clubs in Galway city and county has been launched by Galway Volunteer Centre and Galway Sports Partnership.

The ‘savage’ Irish peasant unfit for Home Rule

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During the 1880s and ‘90s a series of Land Acts gradually diffused the sometimes bitter animosity that had grown between landlord and tenant. Over the years new and imaginative legislation dramatically improved the status of the tenant. Improvements for the tenant, however, were gained at the disadvantage of the landlord class. In many cases the Unionist landlord vigorously resisted change. During this bitter time landlords and their agents were murdered, animals were maimed and let loose to wander; there was ‘boycotting’, and heartless evictions. Practically every town and village had its RIC station. These were the eyes and ears of Dublin Castle. Any suspect person, or any unusual activity, was reported. On April 6 1895 RIC district inspector in Kilkenny, Pierris B Pattison, sent a report to Dublin Castle, with photographs, on a case ‘that is remarkable’ and which has caused ‘much public interest and local excitement.’

Ironman organisers on the lookout for volunteers

There is now just under a month to go until the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Ireland Triathlon race takes place in Salthill, and the organisers are looking for members of the public to get involved as volunteers.

We can be proud of our military heritage

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On June 12 1922 a very special ceremony took place at Windsor Castle, near London. Following the establishment of the Irish Free State the previous December, five Irish regiments, including the Connaught Rangers, the Royal Irish, the Leinsters, the Munsters, and the Dublin Fusiliers, which had served the British army with exceptional valour at times, were disbanded. It was a day of special significance for both the participants and onlookers. It was reported in the London Times.

Can we get thirty male volunteers in thirty days?

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The Big Brother Big Sister programme is a youth mentoring programme that forms friendships between an adult volunteer and a young person who will benefit from extra support. Male volunteers are matched with young males and female volunteers are matched with young females.

Calling all volunteers

Westmeath Volunteer Centre would like to invite all not-for-profit groups to its Volunteer Expo in the Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar on Wednesday September 22.

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