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I’ve nothing to apologise for, says ex-Mayo star Mortimer



In an exclusive interview, Mayo’s record-breaking scorer Conor Mortimer talks about his summer on the sidelines and says that he would love to see his native county beat Donegal.

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KAREN O’FLAHERTY on what we need to do create jobs

“The country needs to continue to be seen as a hub for IT talent for the ongoing attraction of inward investment. However, with difficulties in securing visas and the perception of Ireland’s weak economic situation, Ireland doesn’t hold the same attraction for skilled international workers that it once did. We need to retain confidence that talent is available and that Ireland has a strategic plan to ensure that future skills are available and being pipelined.”

CLAIRE O’MAHONY on stars who branch out into another career

“Wanting to be famous is viewed as a valid career choice by children, in the same way that being a vet or a teacher once was, and it’s worth looking into the reasons why.”


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