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Good start but more needed to breathe life into rural market towns

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Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Deputy Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed the €30 million Village and Town Renewal Scheme announced this morning by Minister for Rural Affairs, Anne Phelan which includes funding totalling €225,000 for three projects in Mayo.

Korean broadcasting station visits Galway city to cover endangered languages

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A documentary on endangered languages is to be produced by South Korea’s largest broadcasting network, following a visit to Galway to investigate the situation regarding the Irish language.

Belmullet are ready to make their own luck

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Things could hardly have been tighter when all was said and done in group one of the intermediate football championship back at the tail end of June. Three of the four teams in the group were locked together on four points each with only two places in the last eight up for grabs. When the scoring differences were counted up, Moy Davitts topped the group with plus-16 points, while just a solitary point separated Belmullet and Kilmaine, with the north Mayo mens socring difference of plus-3 just edging out the south Mayo side with their plus-2.

End of the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry

I am aware that earlier when I started to write for the Advertiser that we spoke about the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry but it has now concluded its work. I thought it would be helpful to review how it conducted itself and how it ended.

The young priest who cried for two days in Carna

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I hope the recent scandals in the Catholic Church will not discourage the noble tradition of the cleric as the social champion of the people. It is time that we had their like to nail their colours to the mast once again. Growing up in the last century, I was familiar with such names as Fr James McDyer and his tireless campaign against the official neglect of Gleann Cholm Cile; and Canon George Quinn and his fight for better social housing. There were several others, who have spilled over into recent years, including Fr Peter McVerry and his fight for homeless people in Dublin, and Fr Harry Bohan and his belief in the staying power of families in rural Ireland. But the champion of them all, the priest with the soft voice and a twinkle in both eyes, was the indefatigable Monsignor James Horan. Not only did he re-design the village of Knock to make it more people friendly, he built schools, clinics, and a convent, and a vast basilica. He organised community water schemes, and forestry plantations, and built an impressive international airport in the bogs of Mayo. 

Sun shines on Derryglad for heritage day

Large crowds gathered in the beautiful gardens of Derryglad last week for a special heritage day.

Fitting that Banville will open the 21st Autumn Gathering at Coole

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Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering.  Taking place at Coole Park, Gort and Thoor Ballylee, from 25-27 September, the Gathering recognises Lady Gregory’s unique influence on Irish arts and literature.  

Fregoli chosen as first recipients of Michael Diskin Arts Bursary

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Galway theatre company Fregoli will perform a new original production on August 21 and 22, as a result of being awarded the Michael Diskin Arts bursary last year. 

GMIT’s new president has strong record in securing research funding

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The new president of GMIT, 41-year-old Dr Fergal Barry will start a five-year term in the role in October, bringing with him a wealth of experience in securing funding for international research projects.

IWAK welcomes European Commission approval for Regional Airports Programme

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The Chairman and Board of Ireland West Airport Knock has welcomed the decision by the European Commission in approving Ireland’s 2015-2019 Regional Airports Programme. The Programme, officially announced last week, will allow for the State to provide financial supports (State aid) to the four regional airports, including Ireland West Airport Knock, over the period 2015-2019.

 

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