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Daoine dea-shamplacha

Naomhainmníodh an Mháthair Treasa ag tús na míosa seo.

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Derry-based journalist Paul Gosling.

Children need to be listened to

The abuse of children is one of the most awful cruelties imaginable. Yet it is commonplace.

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Crann seasta na Gaeilge

Bíonn a lán fáthanna ag daoine le tosú ag foghlaim Gaeilge.

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Derry City's Ronan Curtis with Conor Melody of Galway United at the Brandywell on Friday night. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin.

DOC: Dominant Derry deserved more

I told several fans before our game against Galway United on Friday night that it would be very difficult and we would have to score first and possibly early to win it.

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Identity

Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?

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Ionannas

Cé mise? Cá has ar tháinig mé? Cá bhfuil mé ag dul?

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John  Wesley.

Na Modhaigh

Téann an ceangal idir an Eaglais Mhodhach agus Iarthuaisceart Éireann i bhfad siar.

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John  Wesley.

The Methodists

The connection of the Methodists with the north-west of Ireland goes back a long way.

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Bishop Daly was a ‘father figure’ to us all

The last week has certainly been a period tinged with sadness as we celebrated the life of Bishop Daly and mourned his passing.

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Na Polaiteoirí agus an Ghaeilge

Tá daoine ann a bheadh an-sásta rud ar bith a dhéanamh ar son na Gaeilge ach í a labhairt.

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Politicians and Irish

There are some people who would do anything for Irish except speak it.

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Skirting the issue - Mister Bishop do you know my granda?

Skirting the issue - Mister Bishop do you know my granda?

In 1987, my primary five class were ushered into the assembly hall at Nazareth House PS by our teacher Patsy Casey to see the important man dressed in black who had come to visit our school.

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We should trust in God’s presence

My sister and her husband are expecting their second baby any time now,

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Derry's Rory Patterson celebrates his goal in the first half.

Photo by: Lorcan Doherty/ Presseye.com

DERRY CITY: Derry denied win by Tracey strike

Derry City 1, St Patrick’s Athletic 1

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Uafáis Sa Fhrainc

De réir cosúlachta, níl deireadh leis an sceimhlitheoireacht sa Fhrainc. Maraíodh 20 duine agus gortaíodh 22 in oifig na hirise Charlie Hebdo i bPáras i mí Eanáir 2015; maraíodh ceathrar in ollmhargadh Iúdach sa chathair dhá lá ina dhiaidh sin.

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Life is fragile and the future uncertain

Every week we seem to find ourselves shocked and appalled by the events which headline the news and social media. As Pope Francis suggests, the world seems to be at war or certainly we live in constant fear and suspicion.

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Horrific events in France

Apparently there is no end in sight to terrorism in France. Twenty people were killed and 22 were injured at the office of the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January 2015; four people were killed in a Jewish supermarket in the city two days later. One hundred and thirty people were killed and 352 were injured during an attack in a Parisian theatre in November 2015. A fortnight ago 84 people were killed and 308 were injured when they were hit by a terrorist’s lorry in Nice. And on Tuesday of last week the murder of Father Jacques Hamel in a church in Rouen filled every civilised person with disgust. He was a gentle old man, aged 85. This was an act of sacrilege as well as a murder.

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Pádraig Ó Fiannachta

Fuair an Monsignor Pádraig Ó Fiannachta bás Dé hAoine seo caite. Fathach i saol na Gaeilge a bhí ann.

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Tony Connelly - should have got a selfie with him

SKIRTING THE ISSUE - A sunny day out and Tony Connelly still owes me a pint!

Many moons ago when I started working at the Derry Journal I was asked if I wanted to interview local man Tony Connelly.

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We have a calling to be good neighbours

It is well and truly wedding season at the moment and the summer weather has certainly lived up to expectations, rain and more rain. The build up to a wedding and the ceremony itself reveal and mirror all aspects of human life.

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