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MGQ - many believed she would have been an ideal Taoiseach

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I am probably the worst kind of voter that the enthusiastic canvassers could meet. I do not vote for a party, but for a personality, or for a candidate whom I feel will do a good job. I admire politicians. I know that ninety-nine per cent of them are motivated by public service, and genuinely believe that they can effect change. Some of them actually succeed in bringing about change; but it is a long, hard slog.

The Irish ‘Dockwallopers’ win famous victory for the Confederates

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By the late summer of 1861, the city of Houston had become a hive of activity, and excitement. Texas and a further 11 southern states had withdrawn, or seceded, from the United States. Now groups of volunteers crowded into Houston to answer the call to arms. As well as recruitment queues and military bands, there were concerts and parties. Ballrooms were packed. Apparently, southern girls never looked prettier, nor young men handsomer in their new uniforms. There was an air of intense animation, and pride. An officer class quickly emerged, many of them adding personal flourishes to their uniform. The new Confederate ‘Bonnie Blue’ flag was unfurled to cheers and impassioned speeches.

O’Donnellan & Joyce brings two gilt edged commercial and residential investment properties to the market

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According to Colm O’Donnellan of O Donnellan & Joyce purchasers who are looking to buy quality property investments will be interested in these two gilt edged commercial and residential properties, which have been just brought to the market by O Donnellan & Joyce.

DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard leads the way with summer auction season

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Tomorrow (Friday) will see auctioneer James Heaslip take to the auction floor for the first of DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard’s summer auctions. Following the announcement of ots partnership with DNG, Ireland’s leading property services providers, DNG Maxwell Heaslip & Leonard is bringing a total of 10 lots throughout the city and county to the auction floor in its May auctions.

Courthouse Square c.1890

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This interesting aspect of Courthouse Square shows the Town Hall on the left and The Convent of Mercy National School in the distance. The Mercy Sisters arrived in Galway in 1840 to a house in Lombard Street. The following year they bought JoycesDistillery and Mill house and stores on St. Stephen’s Island together with the excellent dwelling house and offices in which Mrs. Joyce resided. They converted these and opened a school there and called it St. Vincent’s Academy. They were very busy during the Famine and ran three soup kitchens, one in St. Vincent’s, one in Bohermore and one in Bushypark.

Courthouse Square, c1890

This interesting aspect of Courthouse Square shows the Town Hall on the left and the Convent of Mercy National School in the distance. The Mercy Sisters arrived in Galway in 1840 to a house in Lombard Street. The following year they bought Joyce’s Distillery and Mill house and stores on St Stephen’s Island together with the excellent dwelling house and offices in which Mrs Joyce resided. They converted these and opened a school there and called it St Vincent’s Academy. They were very busy during the Famine and ran three soup kitchens, one in St Vincent’s, one in Bohermore, and one in Bushypark.

Walsh calls for funding to expand Galway women’s refuge

Funding of €100,000 is essential if COPE is to realise its plans to increase the capacity of the Waterside House women’s refuge and expand the range of services it offers.

Books of condolences opened for Japanese victims

The Galway City Council has opened Books of Condolences for the victims of the Japanese Tsunami.

New state of the art courthouse in city centre from next year?

Galway’s court sittings are set to be held in a new state of the art city centre building from next year.

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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