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Iarnród Éireann owe passengers at Ennis Train Station a duty of care

IT MUST be said that the staff do what they can and are obliging and professional in every way and have a duty of care about them when they go about their business. But then...

Leftfield

DOWN the years – it’s been fiche bliain ag fás now – being on the journalistic beat across this great Banner County, there’s a few standout moments you remember. That interview that really gives...

Leftfield with Joe O’Muircheartaigh

DON’T know whether it was the trench coat or the clapped out jalopy that wheeled me in. Maybe it was neither and instead it was the constant plumes of cigar smoke that seemed to...

Leftfield

JOSEPH O’Connor played his part in President Michael D Higgins’ ‘Glaoch’ initiative at the weekend when his specially commissioned radio essay about Ireland was aired. Yes, in keeping with the theme of the occasion, it...

Have our politicians lost touch with life beyond the Naas dual-carriageway?

OFF we traipsed, or in this case trained to Dublin to hear the big announcement about the futures of both Shannon Airport and Shannon Development and somehow it jarred. Bigtime, because somehow it smacked...

Leftfield with Joe O’Muircheartaigh

IN our politicians we trust – at least until the next election do we part, if we so wish. We put them in there; we elect them to their highly paid jobs of €90k-plus per...

Shannon Peace Camp – gone but not forgotten

HARD to believe it’s a decade ago, but the recent cold snap of weather certainly brought it all back home. Remember January 2003, when Dubya was desperately looking for a way to avenge 9/11, when...

Leftfield with Joe O’Muircheartaigh

MANY years ago I interviewed a man from Fanore with the surname of O’Driscoll about his life and times at war. His war was the Burma campaign during World War II and he spoke...

“I’LL show you my statistic if you show me yours.”

“I’LL show you my statistic if you show me yours.” Simon Coveney is in for a treat this year. The Minister for Agriculture has unwittingly been cast as the referee in the great battle of...

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