O’Rourke invites Athlone to book launch “party”

ATHLONE ADVERTISER, October 19, 2012

Former Minister and TD, Mary O’Rourke is hoping to use the launch of her memoir on Sunday to provide “a bit of a party for Athlone”.

The doughty veteran of nine general elections, and almost 30 years in the Dáil, will finally reveal some of the nation’s closely guarded secrets in the Shamrock Lodge on Sunday with the launch of her highly anticipated memoir Just Mary.

Education - Back to School


NUI Galway first year student hotline opens

Due to demand, the NUI Galway dedicated first year student hotline will be open for calls from Tuesday August 16. The hotline will be open to students, their parents and their advisers and will run until 23 September 2011.

The initiative, which was launched in summer 2010 and was the first of its kind across the sector, has been specially designed to help incoming first year students make the transition to third-level education. In its first year, the NUI Galway first year student hotline received in the region of 3,000 calls.

Training opportunities at MOHH


Laurie Headd from Ballinasloe recently graduated from MOHH International Hairdressing Academy. During Laurie’s 14 months studying all aspects of hairdressing, Steiner recruitment for cruise ships came to interview students and Laurie, along with four others, secured a nine-month contract working as a stylist on one of their ships. She is currently in Monte Carlo.

Hairdressing is an exciting, glamorous, rewarding, fast moving, and satisfying career, with new trends emerging each season. Once you learn hairdressing skills they are with you forever to use anywhere in the world. It is a demanding career, both physically and mentally, with endless possibilities for specialisation which can take you in many directions.