BY NED EGAN In Irish legend Leprechauns bury pots of gold at the end of the rainbow, but since a rainbow can only be seen at a distance, the gold is forever illusive – and elusive. In Greek and Roman mythology, Iris – the Goddess of the Rainbow – was one of the messengers of …

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By John Fitzgerald The Beer Festival dancer whose performance I described last week told admirers that he only did his Cossack act when he had passed a certain threshold in the course of a given night’s drinking. His exact words, rightly deemed inapt for publication in a local newspaper, were “I dance like f…when I’m …

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FURTHERMORE  By Gerry Moran I am in Wales visiting family. I am in Wales on Friday, November 25 in my son’s sitting-room watching the World Cup, Wales versus Iran with my grandson and granddaughter, ages three months and three years respectively, along with my daughter-in-law, a tad older! I am waving a Welsh flag. I’m …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR The most recent tax statistics for the year 2021 have been released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). According to the report COVID-19 restrictions impacted some tax revenues in 2020 but in 2021 we see a return to more normal tax receipts. A total of €93 billion in tax was collected …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY I think most of you know that I love Trilogy skin care products, they work for my skin and I keep going back to them. Every year Trilogy bring out some lovely gift sets for Christmas and they are always fantastic value. This year is no different, they have several limited-edition gift …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON Sinn Fein are the most popular party with the prize of forming part of the next Government. However, last weekend a poll  revealed that the party’s support had dropped four percentage points. Could it be that voters are having second thoughts? The drop coincides with the playing of taped …

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