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Willie Anderson (born 3 April 1955 in Sixmilecross, Northern Ireland) is a rugby union coach and former Ireland international. A lock, Anderson was capped 27 times for the national side between 1984 and 1990, some of which as captain. In one notable appearance as captain against the All Blacks, Anderson led his side into a confrontation with their opponents whilst they were performing the haka. While on a 1980 tour in Buenos Aires, Anderson was imprisoned for three months by the Argentinian authorities after attempting to smuggle a flag from a government building. He was later cleared of “demeaning a…

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Are children entitled to an inheritance? Should you feel obligated to leave an inheritance to your children? Or should those in retirement use their hard-earned money and assets to secure their own wellbeing and enjoy the latter years of life to the fullest? In a recent IReach market research study for Spry Finance 1,000 adults throughout the country were asked their views on this somewhat emotive topic. Tellingly, it turns out that we do not expect parents to have to struggle financially or forego a more comfortable life, in order to set aside enough money or assets for an inheritance.…

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Elizabeth Bishop knew loss and experienced it from an early age. Her father died when she was an infant, and her mother institutionalised when she was five. Later in her life, Elizabeth lost her spouse to suicide. If there was one thing she was familiar with, it was definitely the feeling of loss. In her poem ‘One Art’, she shares with us how she struggles with loss. The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of…

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Senior Times would like to invite our friends and followers to consider one of these two escorted Entertainment trips to Cadiz Spain   First trip 7nights 21 -28 Sept 2021  – Second Trip 7nights 28 Sept – 5 Oct 2021 The Line Up: Rebecca Storm– Red Hurley – Kathy Nugent – Aonghus McAnally – Mick Cummins The Hotel: Iberostar Royal Andalus This property is set in an idyllic location by the beach. Iberostar Royal Andalus offers amazing sea views from its setting on La Barrosa Beach. It has rooms with balconies, 3 outdoor swimming pools, golf courses, and extensive…

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The Automobile Association is warning of the dangers of buying a used car, especially privately, without doing an adequate Car History Check to see if there is outstanding finance on the vehicle. The AA provides a Car History Check Service, powered by Cartell, and urges anyone buying a used car to avail of the service “According to Cartell, 1 in 3 used cars could have outstanding finance on it and in the case of a private purchase, you are very vulnerable as a buyer if you don’t do your due diligence,” said AA Ireland Head of Communications, Paddy Comyn. “Never…

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Croí, the Irish heart and stroke charity, is calling on all adults over the age of 65 years to ask their doctor for an annual stethoscope check to ensure early detection and timely treatment of heart valve disease Heart valve disease – where valves in the heart are damaged or not working properly – is common, serious, but treatable. Regular checks for a heart murmur using a stethoscope are a vital tool in diagnosing the disease. The call comes ahead of International Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week (September 13-19), an initiative of the Global Heart Hub, an international alliance of…

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To celebrate the forthcoming 4th Series of the SeniorTimes Podcast Series, Doro have announced 5 winners of a Smartphone for August   The simply easy smartphone featuring an intuitive interface Always dependable – always there. The Doro 8050 is the smartphone you can rely on to make staying in touch with family and friends simple and enjoyable. The result of years of experience working closely with seniors to ensure our products and services meet your specific wants and needs, the Doro 8050 truly is the simply easy Android smartphone. Not only does it offer loud and clear sound, as well…

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Lough Boora Visitor Centre, Boora, Leabeg, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Friday 17th September  – 7pm Free Admission Treasure (Produced by Hello Camera, Birr) features poems by  our own Eileen Casey, photography by Tina Claffey and art work by Caroline Conway. The film forms part of an exhibition, ‘The Strange Case of The Irish Elk’, a collaboration between Poet Eileen Casey and Visual Artist/Anthropologist, Curator and Poet, Jeanne Cannizzo. Treasure showcases bog themed poems set against a backdrop of Irish Peat Lands. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and commissioned by Offaly County Council Arts Office. Bookings: arts@offalycoco.ie No Walk-ins as…

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