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President Higgins sends Christmas greetings

May I, as President of Ireland, mar Uachtarán na hÉireann, send you my warmest wishes for a peaceful and a Happy Christmas and New Year. Christmas is a time when we can pause for reflection, as we look back on the year gone by. It is a time when it is surely appropriate to recall the story that lies at the heart of this festive season. That story is of a long and difficult journey, and the birth of a child, in a temporary home, in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. Let us think too of how far from a state of peace that region is today, and how the absence of peace reflects our failure at a human and diplomatic level, and how, sadly, we hear words that provoke rather than heal. Across the many years and miles that separate us from the original Christmas story, we can unfortunately see too many parallels in our own society today. As …

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Anti-war protester remains in prison

ANTI-war protesters, Margaretta D’Arcy and Niall Farrell are due to appear in Ennis District Court on Wednesday to set a date for their second trial for protesting on the runway at Shannon Airport in September 2013. Ms  D’Arcy remains in Limerick prison on foot of her refusal to sign a bond to undertake not to go any unauthorised parts of Shannon. Among her visitors, has been Sabina Higgins, wife of the President For as long as Margaretta is in prison, it is intended that there will be weekly protests outside the Dáil  each Wednesday from 1pm to 1.45 pm, and outside Limerick prison on each Friday evening from 5pm to 6pm. According to a statement  issued by Shannon Watch after a visit on Monday,  she is in good form and very determined to continue her “conversation with the State” from within the prison. “With regard to signing any documents or bonds that could lead to her release from prison she …

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