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Ballinasloe couple separated by thousands of miles after Brazilian husband deported

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Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway, Deputy Eugene Murphy, is calling on the Minister for Justice to bring a Ballinasloe woman's husband home, after the Brazilian native was deported despite the fact that the marriage was recognised by the HSE as genuine.

‘Time to bring Kleber home,’ says Murphy in Dail address to Minister

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Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Deputy Eugene Murphy has called on the Minister for Justice to give a Ballinasloe woman back her husband after the Brazilian native was deported despite the fact that their marriage was recognised by the HSE as genuine. Deputy Murphy raised the case of Kleber Silva Medeiros and Ballinasloe woman Harriett Bruce under the Topical Issues section of Dáil business last week.

Repealing the Eighth and the right to autonomy over ones' own body

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This week Insider is going to address one of the most contentious issues in society. For 33 years, the Eighth amendment has been an issue which has split the people right down the middle - which is why most mainstream politicians have shied away from outlining their position on it.

Castlebar Educate Together will open — Munnelly

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Castlebar will have an Educate Together School open for the new school year, Jaralth Munnelly, the regional devlopment officer for Educate Together, said this week. Munnelly, who is also a Fine Gael member of Mayo County Council, told the Mayo Advertiser yesterday: "We will have the school open in Castlebar for the new school year, we are looking at a number of suitable venues for the school to open in and we have two that we are looking very hard and hope to have it sorted by the end of the week. We have been in touch with parents through the whole situation which has developed, and the school should be up and running when the school term comes back."

National Day of Commemoration to be marked at NUI Galway

Irishmen and Irishwomen who have died in past wars and on service with the United Nations on peacekeeping missions will be honoured at a ceremony at NUI Galway at 11am on Sunday July 10.

Newtownsmith

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There is a very interesting map of “St Stephen’s Island” in Mary Naughten’s excellent little history of the Parish of St Francis in Woodquay. It is dated 1785 and shows the beginnings of what would be now known as Newtownsmith. It consisted mostly of small houses, yards, malt houses, and a burial ground. This ‘new town’ was largely built by the governors of the Erasmus Smith estate. In this suburb, a county courthouse was erected between 1812 and 1815, and a town courthouse during 1824. In 1823 it was objected that there were several suitable sites for a new courthouse ‘immediately in the town’ and that it was ’quite idle’ to lay foundations in Newtownsmith, or in any part of the suburb.

‘There are two sides to every fish: the good, buttery part, and the bone’

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Writer Joshua Ferris, who reads at Cúirt this Saturday, has been variously described as "one of America’s sharpest observers of 21st century life" (Daily Express), a "Virgil of the disaffected" (LA Times) and "a gifted satirist very much in touch with the fear and paranoia that undercuts US society" (The Irish Times).

Event to examine the potential for female ministry in the Catholic church

An event entitled “Women — Potential for Ministry In The Church” will be held in Galway next week and will be addressed by Fr Tony Flannery and Maire Ni Dhuibhir.

D-Day has come – the Election is called!

This weekend saw the Labour Ard Fheis in Mullingar. It was a fine turnout with Joan Burton the star at the Leader’s Speech. Throughout the weekend there is no doubt the local hero was Willie Penrose – a long-time serving Labour TD for Longford-Westmeath.

Cinema review: Spotlight

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THE SURPRISE of the year so far is Spotlight. Much like Room it is an uncomfortable topic that will be avoided by people but you should not avoid it (or Room for that matter). The film concentrates on the investigation run by the Boston Globe in 1999/2000, on the systematic abuse and ensuing cover-up by the Catholic church throughout the last century.

 

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