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Parteen photographer receives volunteer award

  A PARTEEN-based photographer, who was given only months to live last March, has scooped an Ireland Involved Award for his volunteer work on behalf of Concern for the last 20 years.Liam Burke, who set up the Limerick-based Press 22 photo agency with his business partner Noel Gavin in 1984, was presented with the International Development Award by President Mary McAleese at a ceremony in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham last Thursday night.His work has propelled the name of Concern to a global audience over the past two decades, whether it was the stark images from the crisis in Somalia in the early ’90s or a picture of a local debate team in a regional paper.His iconic photograph of a malnourished young boy on the shoulders of his brother was the key image used in a major fundraising campaign for the Ethiopia crisis in 1989, helping to raise over €1.8 million for its emergency appeal at that time.He travelled to Somalia …

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Clare women strengthen Irish-Argentinian links

MAGGIE Howard from Ballyvaughan and Teresa Daly from Ennis were among a group of Irish women who took part in a two-week study tour of Argentina last month. The trip to Argentina, followed by some time for relaxation in Brazil, was part of the successful Irish Women in Agriculture tours organised by Mary Carroll and Mary Flynn.

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