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All-Island School Choir winners to sing at Samaritans Christmas Concert

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The winners of this year’s All-Island Schools Choir Competition, Moate Community School, will be taking part in the annual Samaritan Christmas Concert.

Army could help break-up petrol stretching operation — Mulherin

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The assets of the organised criminal gangs behind the petrol stretching scam need to be seized and put into a fund to compensate motorists whose engines have been wrecked by adulterated fuel.

Suspicious device removed from Castlebar

Gardai in Castlebar yesterday afternoon (Thursday) confirmed that explosive experts from the Army removed a suspicious device from a patch of waste ground near An Sportlann in Castlebar.

Suspicious device removed from Castlebar

Gardai in Castlebar have this afternoon (Thursday, November 13) confirmed that explosive experts from the army removed a suspicious device from a patch of waste ground near An Sportlann. Gardai had sealed off a large area of ground around An Sportlann in Castlebar after a suspicious device was found in the morning. The device was found on waste ground at the rear of the driving test centre which is located beside An Sportlann. A number of buildings in the area were evacuated as a precaution after 11am yesterday morning. The army explosives experts arrived around lunch time and by 2pm they had removed the device and brought it with them for further investigation and the cordon was lifted by the Gardai.

Three short plays about IRA internal security

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THE INTERNAL security procedures of the now defunct Provisional IRA (1969-2005 RIP) have lately been subjected to a certain amount of criticism. Even Gerry Adams has admitted “mistakes” were made.

Samaritans Christmas concert

The Samaritans 23rd annual Christmas festival concert will be held in the Franciscan Friary Church Athlone on Thursday December 11 at 8pm.

Craughwell athletes in top form at cross country championships

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There were notable performances by Craughwell AC athletes at the second day of the Galway cross country championships, which included the juvenile uneven age groups, at the Palace Grounds in Tuam.

‘The people are mightier than a lord’

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Week III

Operatic love potions and sublime arias

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WHEN A man loves a woman, but he has little hope of winning her heart and very little money in his pocket, he sometimes has to resort to desperate measures.

Scotland: A history not unlike our own

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On the morning of April 27 1746 the Duke of Cumberland calmly moved his army of 8,000 men into position before a colourful Scottish array of 7,000 highlanders, including about 150 Irishmen then serving in the Irish Brigade in France. The place was Culloden, south east of Inverness.


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