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'Somebody is enjoying putting obstacles in my way'

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"Man plans, God laughs" is an old Yiddish proverb, the equivalent of "the best laid plans can come undone", but who undoes them? Does the fault lie with the person making the plans or does God, fate, or some predetermined outcome decide that sometimes, things just will not go your way.

Cinema review: The Imitation Game

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THE INCREDIBLE story of Alan Turing is almost impossible to believe. This man invented the computer and, with a small team, ended WWII two years earlier than was thought possible, and in doing so saved the lives of 14,000,000 people.

Two accounts given of Fireworks Night incident

Judge Mary Devins is to consider a case in which she heard two conflicting versions of events surrounding an incident on fireworks night during the Ballina Salmon Festival.

World and European title fights scheduled at kickboxing bonanza

The biggest kickboxing event in the 17-years history of the Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club takes place on Saturday.

Salthill man jailed after threatening to kill 97-year-old woman and abusing garda

A man has been sentenced to nine years for assaulting and threatening to kill a 97-year-old woman in her home.

Teenage dealer on a bike gets a year

A youth sentenced to eight months detention for dealing heroin from a bicycle was given an additional four months for possession of stolen goods when the judge learnt this offence was committed whilst on bail.

Slumdog Millionaire

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When it comes to rags to riches stories you either love them or hate them; some are just verging on nauseatingly sweet while others just strike the right balance between real-life grit and the hopelessly optimistic, Slumdog Millionaire falls into the latter category, thanks to the directorial expertise of Danny Boyle (Transpotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine) and Loveleen Tandan.

‘Keep your mouth and your legs closed. Keep your ears open, and send a ticket for Anne’

Every time I see the long angular shape of Ken Bruen loping through the back streets of Galway, I say to myself: ‘Bet he’s on a new case.’ Ken Bruen is acknowledged as one of the world’s best crime writers. He has written an amazing 27 novels, compiled numerous collections, and won heaps of awards and nominations, especially for his first Jack Taylor series beginning with The Guards (published 2001).

Wetlands man found guilty of violent disorder

The Kilkenny man charged following his involvement in a street brawl that saw a man kicked on the ground by three men and another man lose an eye, was found guilty at Kilkenny Circuit Court last week.

Go green for St Patrick’s Day and stop giving out!

Kilkenny is to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a parade that has been organised by a small group of interested people - who do not want a string of criticisms after the event this year.

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