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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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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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Fears for future of Obair

FEARS over the future of Obair in Newmarket-on-Fergus were expressed as it opened a new extension to its family centre. Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Eamon Ó Cuív was in the village for the official opening last week and while he said he wasn’t overly worried about the An Bord Snip recommendation that his department close, Obair chairman Louis Creaven said it could have severe local repercussions.“It is not an exaggeration to say that services provided by Obair may have to shut down if the Government implements a recommendation of An Bord Snip Nua to abolish the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.“In our view, the department brings focus and co-ordination to community development. Obair’s key objective is to retain and expand frontline services but cannot comprehend how this can be done effectively if the department’s work is farmed out to various ministries.”He claimed that the State gets a very good return for its spending in the …

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