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Matters Longford to the fore as centenary celebrations acknowledge the right of women to vote

Well, Longford has really emerged with a bang in this pre-Christmas season. We had two notable events in Longford over last weekend.

Take care of your eyes this winter with these nutritional tips from Oranmore Optometrists

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Nutrition is one of the only areas where someone can take action to help avoid eye health problems. If you take control of this area of your life you can significantly reduce the risk of having poor eyesight or even going blind.

Forecast is positive for Athlone based app development company

Athlone based development company Moonswing has enhanced its 'Aimsir' weather forecast iPhone and iPad app with the addition of the voice of Westmeath native and local primary school teacher Clíodhna Ní Chonaill.

Brexit a perennial topic as Irish rugby prepares for a future without mastermind Schmidt

Well it’s been a busy week again, but to begin this column this week I’m going to start on a gentler note.

Testing times for US and Brexit, but we have some excellent rugby to enjoy

As I am compiling this weekly column for the Advertiser, people in the US are voting in the mid-term elections for both the House of Representatives and the Senate. So by the time my column appears the results will be fully out. I hope that the polls which are forecasting Democratic wins in the House of Representatives are correct, but of course our belief in polls has run low. President Trump has put a huge effort into shoring up the Republican seats in both the Congress and the Senate, and he has campaigned tirelessly for the last 10 days hoping to consolidate the Republican vote. It seems that the US is viewing these mid-term elections as a referendum on President Trump and his handling of the US. So it will be very intriguing to see the results and to see whether the Democrats will come back in charge of the House of Representatives.

Major boost for Ireland West Airport with new German service announced

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Ireland West Airport announced a major boost for the West of Ireland this week with the news that Ryanair will commence a new direct service from Cologne in Germany, starting in June next year.

Brexit issues remain unresolved as Clann na Gael attain county final objective

Now I know that all of us are becoming absolutely bored and worn out with all of the Brexit talk, and yet it is so important to each and every citizen in this country. If satisfactorily concluded, it will enable us all to continue on a decent economic path. If it is not satisfactorily concluded, well then everything goes awry in the business world and with that then goes the living standards of this country, north and south. It is extremely important.

Bright future for Connacht rugby as May wins the day in UK

So much to talk about, so little space.

'We’re a more modern society than even seven years ago at the last presidential election'

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Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada was in Galway last Friday as her campaign kicked off in earnest and she took time to sit down with me and chat about the race for the Áras and the issues that drive her political vision.

Brexit continues to prove a topical issue as new Garda Commissioner takes on key role

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