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Saturday 24 March 2018

Munster floods make it into Red Cross annual report on disasters to hit globe

Last year's flooding in the south of the country featured in the Red Cross's annual World Disasters Report, released last week. The report by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) reviewed the effects of the floods in Munster in November 2009.

Tango troupe to appear in Dublin

Argentina's internationally acclaimed Tango Passion, is coming to the Grand Canal Theatre from October 18 to 23.

Tango Passion, which has been described in Best of Broadway as "a totally flawless masterpiece of theatre", features the Latin Grammy Award-winning Sexteto Mayor Orchestra. This will be the first major international tango dance show to visit Dublin for many years.

Thousand-mile run for cancer charity

Brendan McCarthy is running 1,000 miles in 50 days to raise money for National Breast Cancer Research Institute, in memory of his sister Tricia.

In 2007, 27-year-old Tricia was diagnosed with breast cancer. For three years, she fought a courageous battle against the cancer. Despite all the hardships she endured, including long chemo treatments and a mastectomy, she always managed to remain upbeat. Sadly, on February 8 of this year, she passed away.

"Although it is too late for Tricia, I feel that I have to do something to prevent this happening to other families," Brendan says. He hopes to run the last leg into Galway on Oct 1. Details:

Riverdance creator backs charity gig

Riverdance's former director John McColgan and RTE broadcaster Joe Duffy are among those putting their weight behind a fundraising variety concert in the Burlington Hotel on Sunday, October 3, for the Caring And Sharing association (CASA).

Performers will include Tony Kenny, Joe Cuddy, Paul Harrington, Johnny Carroll, Sil Fox. There will also be room for a few numbers from Riverdance. Doors open at 6.30pm and the concert starts at 7.30pm sharp.

Heavy hitters address top conference

Former Taoiseach John Bruton will address the 2010 Institute of Public Administration (IPA) one-day National Conference at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday. Mr Bruton will be joined by President Mary McAleese at the conference. Kevin Cardiff of the Dept of Finance will be the first speaker of the day, and will discuss the 'Role of the Public Service in Building Confidence in the Economy'.

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