Closing Aran Island air service could lead to island depopulation

GALWAY ADVERTISER, April 17, 2014

The PSO for the air services amounts to an annual subvention of €1,880,913 to run the flights as well as the three aerodromes on the Aran Islands and the Connemara Regional Airport in Indreabhán. Aer Arann Islands currently employs 38 full-time and two part-time staff, to run these services.

The report says the Aer Arann PSO “compares very favourably to PSOs for other regional airports” such as Kerry (an average of €5,236,999 a year).

Galway mourns the tragic loss of two local men

GALWAY ADVERTISER, April 17, 2014

The funeral takes place today of Patrick O’Connor, the man who was tragically killed in a fire in his home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Mr O’Connor died when a blaze engulfed the house, which he shared with his brother in Liss in Headford, while the two men were asleep. Despite the efforts of family members and two units of the Tuam fire brigade, they were unable to remove him from his bedroom.

Food glorious food - Galway Food Festival begins today

GALWAY ADVERTISER, April 17, 2014

Galway Food Festival, the annual event celebrating the city as a good food destination, highlighting food provenance, sustainability, and healthy eating, opens today and runs throughout the Easter Weekend.

The festival, now in its third year, will be officially opened by Oliver Dunne, the Michelin Star chef and owner of the Bon Appeit and Cleaver East restaurants, in The Kitchen, Galway City Museum, this evening at 6pm.

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