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I heard it on the radio

Occasionally, I feel an immediate connection with someone who would not ordinarily cross my radar. This usually occurs whilst listening to an interview with a radio, TV or other personality.  

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Glitz and glamour at business launch

More than 300 people came out last week to watch as three new business ventures were launched in Ennis. Parking was at a premium on the Clonroad as cars began arriving from around 7.30pm for an evening of cocktails and canapés at the premises of Louise Brooks Photography, close to the Tesco Roundabout.Louise admits that the turnout was higher than expected.“I can’t get over it. We were in the marquee talking to people. Then we popped out the back where we waited for Marty Morrissey to arrive. He was MC on the night. It was like having a wedding and no priest. When we left the marquee, it was about half full. Then we came back 20 minutes later and there was no room for anyone. It was wedged,” she recalls. “Even though it was a Tuesday night, really the crowd wasn’t hampered.”Award-winning hair stylist Bridget Haren was launching her new hair salon, which shares a building with Louise. Bridget …

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The importance of having the right tools

You can have the best make-up in the world but without the right applicator, the finish won’t be perfect. Nicola Corless talks to make-up artist Orla Corry about choosing and maintaining make-up brushes Using the wrong make-up brush is like trying to paint a ceiling with a crayon. It doesn’t give a very professional finish and is much harder work than it should be. According to Orla Corry, make-up artist in McLoughlin’s Pharmacy in Ennis Shopping Centre, make-up brushes are an investment.

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Clare Mental Health Week to focus on connecting communities

Connecting communities in the midst of difficulties caused by the current economic recession is the theme for Clare Mental Health Week, which runs from October 5 to 10.Forums will be held throughout Clare to encourage communities and groups to come together to show solidarity and support to each other in times of unemployment and recession.

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

At some stage in their lives every parent is faced with the dilemma of dealing with what most children consider to be the central part of Christmas – the gentleman in the red suit and white beard.  

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Protecting Irish skies during the Emergency

Visitors to the National Museum at Collins ­Barracks in Dublin write about our military heritage On display in the Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland is a Bofors L60 light anti-aircraft gun, one of the few surviving weapons that opened fire on unauthorised aircraft during the Emergency.

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The Week in Pictures

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Priest starts cancer patient’s diary

Having spent years working as the chaplain in St Anne’s Cancer Hospital, Dublin in his younger days, well-known author and columnist, Fr Martin Tierney has himself been given just one year to live by cancer specialists in a Limerick hospital.

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