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Centurion All Black Muliaina ready and excited for first Connacht cap

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Mils Muliaina might have 100 All Black caps, but the 34-year-old still has something to prove as he prepares for his Connacht debut.

Lahardane youngsters share life on Our Farm

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A family from Lahardane are sharing their experiences of life on a small farm as part of a quaint new 15-part television series on RTÉ.

Bunscoil students in the Jes, 1963

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In 1962, the Jesuit community in Sea Road celebrated the centenary of their school, and the following year they celebrated the centenary of the Church of St Ignatius. Eamon de Valera, who was president of Ireland at the time, attended the church celebrations, and our photograph today shows some of the students of the bunscoil applauding his arrival.

Calling all Claddagh School past pupils

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The historian James Hardiman, in describing the Claddagh, said: “It is said that they considered it a kind of reproach either to speak English or to send their children to school, and that a schoolmaster among them would be considered a phenomenon; but of late there are some exceptions to this rule. How far education would make these people happier in themselves, or more useful members of society, is a matter of doubt, but it is certain that the trial has never been made, although a most respectable convent lies at the head of their village, to which they are liberal benefactors.”

Kevin Brophy’s Berlin Crossing

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TODAY, THURSDAY June 21, sees the publication of the trade paperback edition of Galway writer Kevin Brophy’s much-praised novel of love and espionage, The Berlin Crossing.

Romeo and Juliet

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BALLET IRELAND, The National Ballet of Ireland, comes to the Town Hall next week with its hugely successful production of Romeo & Juliet, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s thrilling score.

Brian Holton; climbing the Jade Ladder

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BRIAN HOLTON is something of a one-man Tower of Babel. Among the languages he grew up with or learned are English, Scots, French, Greek, Latin, Swahili, Hausa, Yoruba, Spanish, Italian, Catalan, and Chinese.

Fee-charging schools: Subsidy or saving for the State?

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Last week’s Budget for 2012 set out new measures that will raise the pupil-teacher ratio in Ireland’s fee-paying schools to 1:21. But is the funding allocation shift a justified austerity measure against archaic institutions, or is it a knee-jerk response that merely restricts the right of access of protestant families to schools of their own faith?

Good results capped by great night for Junior Cert celebrants

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Students in Kilkenny were in celebration-mode this week, as thousands of the county’s teenagers received their Junior Cert results on Wednesday morning.

From Tinseltown to children’s theatre and Baboró

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Saturday Night Live and theatre shows for children might seem to be at the opposite ends of the performance spectrum - can you picture what Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi might have come up with in front of youngsters? - yet they spring from the same performance philosophies and ideas developed in Illinois in the 1920s.

 

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