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Mayo man to take up top post in Defence Forces

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Castlebar native Rear Admiral Mark Mellett was announced this week as the new Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.

First Independent Mayo reveals election candidate shortlist

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First Independent Mayo, the coalition of community groups that is planning to run an Independent candidate in Mayo in the next General Election, has unveiled its short list of seven potential candidates.

US Ambassador to face protests in city today

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The United States Ambassador to Ireland will face a peace protest, in opposition to American wars across the world, when he arrives in the city today to address a Galway Chamber business lunch.

Margaretta D’Arcy calls on public to support Shannon protests

Galwegians are being called on to  join the peace demonstration at Shannon Airport on Sunday October 12 to mark the 13th anniversary of the US military presence there.

Peace vigil to protest against NATO

A protest against Irish representation at the forthcoming NATO conference and against the ethos of NATO, takes place in Galway tomorrow.

Peace activist to ‘surrender himself’ in Eyre Square

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Controversial Galway peace activist Niall Farrell will “surrender himself” to gardaí at the Liam Mellows statue in Eyre Square, at 1.30pm on Friday.

Breaffy man elected chairman of Aurivo

Aurivo, the globally focused agri-business based in the West of Ireland, has this week elected its chairman and vice chairman for 2014/15. Tom Cunniffe from Barney in Breaffy, Castlebar was elected as the chairman of the co-operative and Michael Brennan was elected vice chairman.

Mountjoy-bound but Margaretta D’Arcy vows to keep up fight against US use of Shannon

Margaretta D’Arcy is due to be transferred to Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison in the coming week, having refused to sign the bond which would grant her release. She remains determined to carry on her protest as long as Shannon Airport continues to be used as a hub for the US military.

Army chaplain should pay more heed to the pope says GAAW

The Irish Army chaplain should pay closer heed to the message of Pope Francis rather than criticising President Higgins for his lack of reference to Christianity in a recent speech.

Galway peace activists sentenced to three months suspended

Galway peace activists Margaretta D’Arcy and Niall Farrell have been sentenced to three months in gaol, suspended for two years, for a protest on the Shannon Airport runway last year.

 

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