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100 homes flooded as 2ft surge in a week sees Shannon at all-time high

Nearly 60 houses in Athlone town have been rendered uninhabitable by floodwaters as the Shannon rose by over two feet (64cm) in the last seven days and has now surpassed the previous highest ever water mark set in 1954 by more than 30cms (1ft).

Cinema Review - The men who stare at goats

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Psychic ‘Jedi’ new Earth soldiers passing through walls, controlling minds, and even killing goats by staring at them, sounds ridiculous but it’s just the type of nonsense that makes a great war comedy caper. Wonderful, wacky, and weird, this film is a must-see with brilliant performances from George Clooney and Jeff Bridges.

Preparing for the worst…

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In the summer of 1940, following the fall of France to the Germans, thousands of young men enlisted in the Irish Army to defend their land against aggression, training at the Curragh and then being deployed to military barracks around the country.

Defence Forces’ budget must be defended – McFadden

Speaking on the second stage of the Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2009 in the Seanad this week, Fine Gael Longford/ Westmeath Senator, Nicky McFadden, said any cut to the Defence Forces’ budget, which allows troops to be adequately trained and facilitates them with the most up-to-date equipment, must be avoided at all costs.

I’m throwing away the key, says distraught Ballinasloe flood victim

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The waters came quickly, and for some all too often. According to one local resident this may be the last time that some will rebuild their saturated, and uninsured, homes.

Joseph Phillips, Connaught Ranger

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Bernard Phillips, who was born c1835, was a widower who worked with Thomas McDonogh and Co in Merchants Road. He had been married to Mary Bowen from Galway, and they had five children. She unfortunately died, and some time afterwards Bernard was loaned by McDonogh’s to Craig and Gardiner, 41 Dame Street, Dublin, where he worked as a mercantile clerk. While he was there he met and married Teresa Hayes from Dublin. They came back to Galway and Bernard continued working for McDonogh’s.

Mixed response to City Hall’s handling of cold snap

Galway city is due to get a consignment of salt to grit the roads despite the fact the thaw is over, a situation which has led to councillor Pádraig Conneely calling City Hall “a joke”.

Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink

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With the emergency response room finally closed today following round the clock operations at County Hall, services are somewhat returning to normal for most.

Thousands attend Poor Clare weekend celebration

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Thousands of people attended a public celebration and blessing to mark the completion of the newly refurbished reception area of the Poor Clare convent at the weekend.


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