Martin McNamara built many houses around Kildare, employing  many local tradesmen.

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An image from a video posted on social media of an escaped cow in Ennis.

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British politician Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley (1896 - 1980) inspects members of his British Union of Fascists in Royal Mint Street, London. Their presence sparked a riot which became known as the Battle of Cable Street. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

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Tony Keady at Oranmore, Co. Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

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Tyrone celebrate their Ulster final win and a first provincial title in six years. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

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Fr Martin McNamara with the stolen paintings which were returned to Kiltullagh Church in east Galway on Wednesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When east Galway priest Fr Martin McNamara opened up his church almost three years ago to discover that six oil paintings by renowned artist Evie Hon(...)

Former Irish Farmers’ Association general secretary Pat Smith and former president Eddie Downey. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

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Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith and former president Eddie Downey (both to left): the two have stepped down in recent weeks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

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Shareholders at Clare Marts passed resolutions requiring all members to trade cattle, sheep or horses to the value of at least €5,000 over a four-year period to retain voting rights.

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Two of the six paintings that were  stolen from the St Peter and Paul’s Church, in Kiltullagh, Athenry, Co Galway last month.

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