BY NED EGAN Hello folks, I wrote this several years ago, for a newspaper. The golden nights, as described, Are gone forever. The Clancy Brothers, and Tullahought – a small village in the south of Co Kilkenny. It was about Halloween time, over thirty years ago, and we were all gathered in Tullahought of a …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR I was six months old when Sean started work in a local retail company, since gone, and 13 when he left. During some of that period he paid into the company’s pension scheme.  Over the next 50 odd years, on and off, he wondered what had become of his contributions …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY I think that most of you will know that I love Bach Rescue Remedy. This is the little Bach Flower remedy in the yellow bottle that I have talked about and used now for over 25 years. It contains five of the Bach Flowers combined to provide comfort and reassurance, and support …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON This is high season for garden lovers. A time to go garden visiting, enjoy garden shows or just sit back and smell the roses. But change is underway for enthusiasts, with the move to rewilding and a more nature-friendly approach to gardening. Converts argue that we should let nature …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST A while ago I suggested you acted on what you can control and didn’t fret about what you can’t. When it comes to family budgeting, that’s a more difficult idea to get our heads around, but it is no less actionable. You can’t influence inflation. Not realistically, anyway. Technically, if everyone …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS On social media and elsewhere there was a lot of disquiet when the bodies of English couple Nicholas Smith (81) and his wife Hilary (79) were found at their home in Tipperary where they had been living for about eight years or so. Disquiet and dismay that their …

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