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Sunday 18 November 2018

Cancer charity expands service

A LEADING cancer charity has announced an expansion of its services to help breast cancer sufferers who are struggling to cope financially.

The Marie Keating Foundation has also introduced a grant scheme for locally-based cancer support groups to help them provide services in their local communities.

'Fair City' theme composer dies

DUBLIN composer Columb Farrelly, who penned the theme music for RTE soap 'Fair City', has died after a short illness.

Mr Farrelly was the first to discover the talents of Sinead O'Connor when, in 1984, he answered an ad she had placed in 'Hotpress' magazine and together they formed the band Ton Ton Macoute.

Homeowners told to protect their oil

HOMEOWNERS in the West have been told to take extra precautions to protect one of their most valuable assets -- their home heating oil.

Thieves have again been targeting homes in the Galway area, siphoning off thousands of litres of the costly fuel from domestic tanks. The thieves are thought to be a co-ordinated gang who have targeted the outdoor home heating tanks over the last six months following huge rises in world oil prices.

Students urged to report racial abuse

STUDENTS who are the victims of racist abuse are being encouraged to report attacks as part of the inaugural Diversity Week.

The campaign, which is organised by the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) in conjunction with the European Commission, kicks off next Monday and will run in 19 universities and institutes of technology around the country.

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