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PAIN :: Ballincar native Deirdre O Beirne (left) was one of the Medtronic sales unit staff who attended the 9th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain which was held in the National Convention Centre in Dublin on Wednesday, May 9th. She is pictured with colleague Niamh McLoughlin and her former Maths teacher at Mercy College Sligo, Marian Harkin MEP who was a speaker at the conference.

BORDER :: US Senator George Mitchel attending an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement at Cavan Fermanagh border. Pictured at the event were; (l-r) Cllr Paddy Mc Donald, Cllr Damien Brady, Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Senator Joe O Reilly, US Senator George Mitchel, and Sligo/Leitrim TD Martin Kenny.

ART: In the 16-18 years age category of the Texaco Art Competition 2018, third prize (€750) went to Jack McGrath (16), a pupil at Coláiste Muire, Ballymote, for his work entitled Wisdom. The picture was taken at a function to announce the top winners held in the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin.

CONGRESS :: 1,700 delegates from 40 countries attended the four day 9th World Congress of the World Institute of Pain (WIP) which opened in Dublin on Wednesday, May 9th. Pictured at the Congress were speakers (L to R) John F Peppin, Connecticut, USA; Norbert Van Rooij, Senior Director and Head of Governmental Affairs and Health Policy, Grunenthal, Aachen, Germany; Marian Harkin MEP; Giustino Varrassi, Italy, President Elect WIP and Donna Walsh, Executive Director, European Federation of Neurological Associations.

AWARDS :: Pictured at the annual TechnoTeachers Awards in GMIT recently was Sam Beverly from St Attractas Community School who won first prize in Leaving Cert Technology, ordinary level. Also pictured is tutor Ronan McGovern TechnoTeacher Chairman Tony Harris and Dr Michael Hannon From GMIT . Photo: Reg Gordon

SPEAKER :: Marian Harkin MEP was a speaker at the International Women’s Day event organised by the Friends of Sligo University Hospital in the Glasshouse Hotel on Friday, March 9th. She is pictured at the event with Gabriel Van Der Hyde, Patricia O Hara and Frances Ferry of Sligo town.

NUMBER ONE :: AbbVie employees from the companys Sligo, Cork and Dublin locations are pictured celebrating the AbbVie 1st place ranking at the Great Place to Work Awards recently. The recognition is based on employee development, hiring practices, recognition and communication. It then benchmarks these against other organisations.

TECHNO :: Pictured receiving the Annual Martin Hayes Trophy from Martins daughter Eimear Hayes at the annual TechnoTeachers Awards in GMIT recently was (R) Pauraic Hanbury from Summerhill College who won first place in Leaving Cert Construction Studies, higher level. Also pictured is tutor Joseph Neary and (L) TechnoTeacher Chairman Tony Harris Photo: Reg Gordon

CONFERENCE :: (l-r) Tom Griffin and Charlie Bracken will host the Hiddenmind conference in Kings House Boyle on Wednesday 21st March (7:30pm – 9:30pm). The event deals with the benefits of bio-energy. All are welcome to attend with free admittance.