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GIY Weekly Column, April 14th 2018 It is fair to say that it has been a long and thoroughly miserable winter, with almost 6 months of grim weather at this stage.  The impact has been minimal enough for the home-grower but we should of course spare a thought for the people who make a living… Read more »

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Good Friday no more by thereluctantemigrant When you live abroad, it’s impossible to make it back home to Ireland for every, birthday, anniversary, wedding and celebration, if they’re on outside of summer, you have possibly one chance, so you must choose your battles carefully. I’ve one priority for mid-year visits and that is that there is something… Read more »

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 Mar 09,2018 Head coach of NUIG Mystics, Mike Murray, has this week been appointed to the backroom team of Pete Strickland’s Ireland Senior men’s team. Murray has been appointed as team manager for the squad, who are currently preparing for the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries, which will take place in San Marino this… Read more »

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Expat Bubble Burst by thereluctantemigrant It’s the phrase that’s bandied about, ‘the expat bubble’. It suggests the notion that us expats live in a bubble, somewhat removed from ‘real’ life. We tune in to the news from home and of course, we relate, but it’s not on our doorstep, we’re not looking at the fallout every… Read more »

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Nothing compares to the taste of a homegrown tomato and now is the time to sow those seeds… And so the great tomato adventure starts all over again. A 10-month odyssey begins with the sowing of seeds in a cold potting shed with Child Number 2 chatting incessantly in my ear. Growing tomatoes is a… Read more »

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The Irish government have commissioned a Eu. 75,000 economic report on the improvements needed to facilitate returning emigrants, the report which will take ‘a couple of weeks’ (not a bad fortnights wages), will outline where returning emigrants have difficulty when coming back to Ireland and where improvements need to be made. Save the 75K welcome home bunting,… Read more »

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Green Earth Organics added 2 new photos. 4 February at 13:26 ·  We did it, with your help we have made the impossible possible. In a little over a week we will be moving into our new packing facility. A significant step that demonstrates there are people, people like YOU, that care deeply for the planet we live… Read more »

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Jam on Neither by thereluctantemigrant The internet is not a safe place for kids, as was made abundantly clear on the Late Late Show when a 13-year-old girl was approached for rude pictures by a presumed predator in under 9 minutes. The time was the alarming part, the intent, well that’s a sad fact of life… Read more »

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