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Eddie a cut above the rest

WORKING as a butcher for 50 years, recently retired Eddie O’Loughlin has many great memories. But none better than hearing the sound of his newborn daughter’s first cries down through the telephone line. Eddie, who has just retired from Ryan’s Centra, starting off when it was Pat Hanrahan’s back in 1966, recalls, “Like everything else, you have sad and happy memories. I think one of the happiest was in 1978, when the telephone was in the old shop and people would come in and ring and get phonecalls. “I remember I was using it one time – my late wife, Marie, was expecting our first child, Sarah, and she was after breaking her ankle so she was in hospital with her feet up. I was just ringing to see how she was and the nurse at the other end said this is the maternity. I heard this bawl at the back and she said, ‘would you believe it, your timing …

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Racism watchdog welcomes Sinn Féin resignation

Dan  Danaher A national racism watchdog has praised the “decisive action” taken by Sinn Féin arising from anti-Traveller comments made by its former Ennis Local Election Candidate, Cathal O Reilly. The Ennis butcher resigned from the party on Wednesday afternoon after anti-Traveller comments he made on Facebook three years ago resurfaced earlier in the week. While Mr O’Reilly’s name will appear on the ballot sheet on the ballot sheet today as a SF candidate, he is no longer a party candidate. In his resignation statement, Mr O’Reilly admitted making racist comments, which he is deeply ashamed of now. “While I no longer hold such views, the fact that I previously held them has been publicised now and this has caused embarrassment to me, my family and to Sinn Féin,” he said. ENAR Ireland welcomed the “decisive action” taken by Sinn Fein arising from anti-Traveller comments made by Cathal O Reilly. While Enar Ireland acknowledged Mr O’Reilly had confirmed in his …

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