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McGuinness welcomes decision to hold referendum on blasphemy

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Mairead McGuinness, MEP for the Galway area and first Vice-President responsible for the European Parliament’s relations with churches, religions and non-confessional organisations, has welcomed the decision by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to bring to Government today plans to hold a referendum on the blasphemy clause in the Irish Constitution.

Moran’s Housing Bill meets cabinet approval

A bill to provide more security to home owners in mortgage difficulties, the idea for which was originally mooted by local Minister Kevin 'Boxer' Moran, has received cabinet approval.

Drop in community Garda numbers ‘appalling’ says Farrell

The number of community gardaí in Galway has fallen from 21 in 2011 to 12 in 2017, a decrease of some 33 per cent, an statistic one local politician has called “appalling” and “shocking”.

Cannon says church vandalism highlights need for CCTV scheme

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Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, has said that the vandalism of a church near Clifden highlights the need for rural communities to avail of Government funding for CCTV.

Community alert groups encouraged to apply for funding - Burke

Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael deputy, Peter Burke, is urging Community Text Alert groups to apply for Government funding.

Clarification needed on cost of centres for refugees and asylum seekers

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, has highlighted the fact that a total of €64.3 million was spent on centres for refugees and asylum seekers in 2016, which is a rise of 11 per cent on the previous year.

Moran’s Bill on serial sex offenders to be taken on by Government

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Longford-Westmeath Deputy, Kevin “Boxer” Moran, says the adoption by Government of his Private Members Bill seeking longer jail terms for serial sex offenders is a triumph of new politics and a significant step towards the greater protection of women and children.

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Conway Walsh deeply concerned about burning of her posters on Loyalist bonfires

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Mayo Sinn Féin Senator Rose Conway-Walsh says she is deeply concerned about the burning of her poster on a Loyalist bonfire in Belfast on the eve of July 12 after photographs appeared on social media earlier this week of her election poster being burned along with the tricolour.

Keep up to date with the latest travel advice on zika virus

Irish people are being advised to take appropriate precautions if visiting Central and South America and the Caribbean. The advice comes in the wake of the World Health Organisation’s declaration of the zika virus as a public health emergency of international concern.

 

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