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Undergrounding power lines proposal not backed

A proposal to have all 400kv power lines undergrounded included in the new Mayo County Council development plan fell at a vote (12-10, with nine councillors absent for the vote ) at this week’s special meeting of the council to approve the new county development plan.

Supreme court judge to deliver School of Law annual lecture at NUIG

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Mr Justice Nial Fennelly of the Supreme Court and formerly Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, will deliver the School of Law annual distinguished lecture on Friday April 4 at 8pm in the Aula Maxima (ground floor), at NUI Galway. The title of his lecture will be: The National Judge and the European Union.

Pylon panel meeting “as early as possible”

Former Supreme Court Justice Catherine McGuinness, chair of the expert panel which will report on underground route options for Grid West, says she will be convening a meeting of the panel as early as possible.

No turning back for Weir despite the announcement of Grid West commission

Councillor Seamus Weir will not be reversing his decision not to run for Fine Gael in this May’s Local Elections, even with the announcement this week by the Minister for Environment, Pat Rabbitte, of a commission headed up by retired judge Catherine McGuinness to investigate the potential of undergrounding the Grid West Project.

Judge McGuinness appointed chair of NUI Galway governing authority

Retired supreme court judge, former senator and lifelong activist, Judge Catherine McGuinness was appointed this week as chair of NUI Galway's Údarás na hOllscoile (governing authority).

Athlone Literary Festival announces 2011 line-up

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Athlone’s Literary Festival has announced its 2011 line-up. It features diverse events such as a creative writing workshop with Big Smoke Writing Factory, discussions with poet Gabriel Rosenstock and writer Nuala Ni Conchuir, and an interview with Ruth Dudley Edwards.

Mayo born human rights lawyer seeks Seanad seat

Donncha O’Connell, lecturer in law at NUI Galway and human rights campaigner, has announced his candidacy in the forthcoming Seanad election on the NUI panel. Mr O’Connell, who comes from a well-known family in Swinford and whose mother, Bríd, is one of the Hughes of Westport, is one of 27 candidates seeking election to one of the three seats on the panel for which voting commences by postal ballot between March 21 and April 27.

Collaborative law - keeping families out of courtrooms

Collaborative law, a non-confrontational means of solving family law problems without the threat of the courtroom, is to be officially launched next Tuesday, April 28, at the Radisson SAS Hotel at 5.30pm.

Saving old buildings with new ideas

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When it comes to planning applications in Galway, whether it is for a new building, or the renovation of an old building, modernisation or improvement, there are two strands of thought that can affect the decision from the local authority. I may not have all the technical jargon, but I understand that one side of the argument insists that pretty well every building that is a few generations old should be preserved. Any additional building must use the same or similar materials so that the addition appears to be a seamless add on.


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