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  • #GE16 letter

    Michael A Moriarty's letter to the editor has been one of our more popular stories today so we have reproduced it here for your consideration.  Now that the General Election date has been set, and those elected will shortly pay tribute to those Irish men and women who took part in the rebellion of 1916, I suggest people should consider the words of James Connolly when he said: “If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organisation of the Socialist Republic your efforts would be in vain. “England would still rule you. She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords, through her financiers, through the whole

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  • The art of writing for cinema

    LIMERICK Writers’ Centre continues a busy series of educational courses, one dedicated to film scriptwriting to run on Saturdays from February 6 to March 19. It’s two hours per afternoon and will be facilitated by Eleanor McSherry, film producer and writer, and pillar to arts and film related festivals/ projects. We are told that many past LWC participants have gone on to success, notably Andrew O’Gorman, Brian Comerford and Maeve McGrath. McGrath’s first film after the course, ‘Vanner’, was selected by the Chicago Irish Film Festival 2013,  Galway Film Fleadh 2013, Underground Cinema Film Festival 2013, The Fingal Film Festival 2013 and the Dingle Film Festival 2014. The centre is located at

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  • Mary I and LIT earn home quarter-final spots in Fitzgibbon Cup - Sport

    IT was a good day for Limerick third-level colleges who all made it through to the quarter-finals of the 2016 Fitzgibbon cup. Mary Immaculate College reached the knock-out stages after an emphatic 1-20 to 0-5 victory over DIT. The win sets up a last eight meeting at home against GMIT after Mary I topped the group, overtaking UL, courtesy of Tuesday’s large margin of victory. The side managed by Eamonn Cregan and including Gavin O’Mahony in the back-room team, led 0-10 to 0-3 at half-time in this must-win contest. Darragh Corry’s 38th minute goal meant the teaching training college led by 1-12 to 0-3 and looked to have secured a quarter-final spot no matter what happened in the other match in

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  • Fitzgibbon Cup round-up: LIT eliminate UCC

    Fitzgibbon Cup round-up: LIT eliminate UCC09 February 2016 DIT's Thomas Doyle with Darragh O'Donovan of Mary I ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy Mary Immaculate College, NUIG, GMIT and LIT all prevailed in the Fitzgibbon Cup this afternoon. Eamonn Cregan's Mary Immaculate College assured themselves of a top-place finish in Group B with a facile 1-20 to 0-5 defeat of DIT at Parnells, with Limerick trio Declan Hannon, Cian Lynch and Darragh O’Donovan registering 16 points between them. Meanwhile, NUIG's battling 0-16 to 0-15 victory over UL was to no avail as the Limerick college still progress to the last eight as runners-up in that section. Clare's Bobby Duggan pointed nine times for the victors, who needed

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  • Former Mexico leader Calderon calls Trump idea for border wall tupid useless

    The former Mexican leader went on the record recently in an interview with CNBC, during which he touched on the Republican candidate and his views -- particularly regarding immigration. Trump has made several controversial statements on the matter -- including a call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States and a permanent wall at the Mexico border, which he said the Mexican government should also pay for. "Mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall," Calderon told CNBC Saturday. "It's going to be completely useless." But the former Mexican president didn't stop there. "The first loser of such a policy would be the United States," he continued.

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  • The Gold Price Secret Wall Street Doesnt Want to Talk About

    What happened underscored the fact that, recently, the entire universe of gold writers and commentators has broken into two distinct campsthose who accept gold price manipulation and those who won't touch that topic with a 10-foot pole.

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  • Obama seeks funds to fight Zika sees no cause for panic

    Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic Channel News Asia Tuesday 9th February

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  • Yash Raj Films to back game on SRK Fan

    Titled "FAN: The Game", the game revolves around the journey of an ardent fan and the challenges he encounters in trying to meet the superstar he idolises. In the game, fans can connect with Shah Rukh at his residence Mannat, in a film studio, in a cinema hall or at a mall and prove their love for the superstar. "We are very thrilled to launch our product "FAN: The Game" in partnership with 99Games. We believe that the gamers will really enjoy the gameplay that boasts of multiple levels and offers the opportunity to collect exciting gratifications," Manan Mehta, vice-president of marketing and merchandise at Yash Raj Films, said in a statement. Talking about the game and his association with

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  • Russia humiliated in Fed Cup Swiss into semifinals

    Russia humiliated in Fed Cup, Swiss into semifinals Manila Times Tuesday 9th February, 2016

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  • Smith replaces Finch as captain in Australia World T20 squad

    "The Australian men's T20 International squad will be led by current Test and One-Day International captain Steve Smith, replacing Aaron Finch who has held the role since October 2014," CA said in an announcement. National selector Rod Marsh said it was the right time for Smith to captain Australia in all three formats. "Aaron Finch has done a very good job captaining Australia in T20 cricket. He will have benefited enormously from the leadership opportunity and will remain a highly-respected leader within the Australian squad," Marsh said. "However, since he became T20 captain, there has been a broader leadership transition in Test and One-Day International cricket with Michael Clarke retiring

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  • Volkswagen joined MRF to synergise motorsport associations

    The German vehicle manufacturer said the switch was to synergise all their existing motor sport associations with the Chennai-based MRF. "We, as a group, already have an association with MRF that is now going on for several years with the Skoda Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) programme, which is huge. In addition to that, MRF is also a racing tyre supplier for Volkswagen Racing UK," Volkswagen Motorsport India head Sirish Vissa told IANS. Volkswagen Group and MRF have a working relationship outside India with factory-supported Skoda Fabias running on MRF rubber in the APRC. Czech automobile maker Skoda is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen. "When we were looking at where we are going

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  • 98FM's Morning Sport Shorts

    Finally there was some good news on the injury front for the Irish Six Nations squad with both Mike Ross and Cian Healy back training with Leinster and one possibly in contention for the...

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  • Lidl sponsorship a big deal, says O'Keeffe

    Lidl sponsorship a big deal, says O'Keeffe09 February 2016 Cavan ladies forward Roisin O’Keeffe feels the recent sponsorship deal between Lidl and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association speaks volumes about the sport’s unwavering development. Last month saw Lidl become the Official Retail Partner to the LGFA and title sponsors of the Lidl Ladies National Football League, with the global brand investing €1.5m in the first year of a three-year deal with the association. Now in her 11th season with the Breffni women (an impressive feat at just 26 years old), dual star O’Keeffe says that the commitment demonstrated by Lidl to ladies football is unparalleled in comparison to past advertising campaigns

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  • Exclusive US athletes should consider skipping Rio if fear Zika

    The message was delivered in a conference call involving USOC officials and leaders of U.S. sport federations in late January, according to two people who participated in the call. Federations were told that no one should go to Brazil "if they don't feel comfortable going. Bottom line," said Donald Anthony, president and board chairman of USA Fencing. The USOCs briefing to sport federations is the latest sign that Olympics officials are taking the Zika threat to the games in Rio de Janeiro seriously, and acknowledging that at least some athletes and support staff could face a tough decision over whether to attend. The United States won most medals at the last Olympics in London in 2012, so any

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  • Man United on the right track Mata

    "We are improving our game lately and I'm sure this is the way to get a series of good results in the next few weeks. The team is playing with more determination and confidence and we want to keep it this way," Mata wrote on his weekly blog on Monday, reports Efe. On Sunday, Manchester United continued hopes to end the season in a Champions League qualifying position after a 1-1 tie against Chelsea. Mata, 27, highlighted the performances of both teams and said it was delightful for supporters, confirming that both teams played for the three points, but neither could snatch a decisive win. The Spaniard, who wore the 'Blues' jersey for two-and-a half seasons before his Red Devils move, thanked

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  • Limerick colleges in search of Fitzgibbon Cup quarter final spots - Sport

    ALL three Limerick Third Level Colleges are chasing quarter final places in the Fitzgibbon Cup this Tuesday afternoon. Champions UL, LIT and Mary Immaculate are all in action at 2.00 with a variety of permutations for the trio, albeit victory will advance all three to the last eight of the championship. Brian Lohan’s UL will be without injured duo Tony Kelly and Sean Finn for the remainder of their title defence. Today they play NUI Galway in St Patricks GAA grounds in Rhebogue. With two wins from two, UL know that a win or draw will see they progress. TJ Ryan and his Limerick management will be hoping Tom Morrissey, Pat Ryan, Kevin O’Brien and Gearoid Hegarty avoid injury ahead of the start

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  • WorldGovSummit Saif Bin Zayed The Integration Doctrine Serves As a Bridge between the Past and the Future 1st add

    Sheikh Saif discussed the Integration Doctrine in politics. He said, "Based on the Integration Doctrine adopted by the founding forefathers, the union grew to become the strong entity it is today. Our country has become the first country in terms of giving and generosity compared to its national income. With your faith and the Integrated Doctrine of our brothers, the Gulf Cooperation Council was established to answer the call that emanated from Abu Dhabi. With the Integration Doctrine, the United Arab Emirates continues its support for the legitimate government in Yemen. We are proud of our leadership who made the decision, our brave armed forces who executed it, and our heroes, members of the

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  • Paul O'Connell- A Career In Pictures

    Paul O’Connell has retired from rugby. After 175 appearances in the Red of Munster and 108 caps for Ireland, the legendary former captain has called it a day. He won three Six Nations...

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  • Equal participation in solar projects can empower women

    Karina Standal and Tanja Winther from the Centre of Development and Environment, University of Oslo, examined in a recent study how introduction of electricity in new contexts (solar power) affected gender relations in rural communities in Uttar Pradesh in India and in Bamiyan in Afghanistan. "In terms of empowerment, the women feel that access to solar electricity gave them an easier everyday life and sense of accomplishments in pursuing their roles as mothers and wives/daughters-in-law and the like. This is, of course, very important in raising their life quality," Standal told IANS in an email interaction from Norway. Centred on community solar power plants (micro-grids) for generating livelihoods

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  • Trump New Hampshire win not necessary

    Trump: New Hampshire win not necessary IOL Tuesday 9th February, 2016 Republican presidential

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