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Sunday 11 December 2016

'Heritage' restored after departmental rethink 

Conor Nelligan, County Heritage Officer Heritage has been going from strength to strength in recent years and there were clearly some founded concerns in the heritage world recently when it had appeared that 'heritage' had been omitted from the Department Title of the Minister's portfolio, where until recently the Department, formerly of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, had become the Department of Regional Affairs, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht.

Greyhounds should not be exported to China 

Pete Wedderburn's Animal Doctor I've written before how greyhounds can make excellent house pets. They are gentle, peace-loving, creatures, fitting in well to many Irish homes. They only need a short walk every day, despite their reputations as fast athletes. They're sprinters, not long-distance runners, so compared to energy-filled dogs like Dalmatians and Spaniels, they are couch potatoes. They love people, and some of them can even get on well with cats.

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