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From the sports field to the ballot box and everything in between

Yes, Dublin won out over Mayo in the women’s GAA final last Sunday, but there were positives to this contest, which makes it different.

'I prefer to get things across in a few lines'

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Cartoonist Richard Chapman has been a familiar and valued presence on the local and national cultural landscape for more than 30 years during which his sharp wit has enlivened the pages of the Galway Advertiser, The City Tribune, The Phoenix, The Irish Times, and many other publications.

Brexit and The White Paper on the Future of Europe

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You will, I’m sure, remember that during the negotiation process between then UK Prime Minister David Cameron and the EU, it couldn't have been any more clearly stated that restricting the freedom of movement of people was non-negotiable.

Rural Galway declines - and no one is shouting stop

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It only seems like yesterday that rural Ireland was standing up to the Dublin 4 diktat. Luke 'Ming' Flanagan was in the Dáil and the Turf Cutters and Contractors Association was waging a crusade which took rural areas by storm. Ming and Michael Fitzmaurice, backed by an able backroom team, were uniting people against the over-centralised Irish State and its masters in Brussels and Berlin.

Harkin highlights discrimination against Irish credit unions

The continued anti credit union policy of the Irish government which required voluntary directors to be subjected to greater regulation than the Directors of the commercial banks was unacceptable and needed to change.

Athlone school celebrates local history with Mairéad McGuinness MEP

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Pupils at Drumraney National School presented '1916: A Local Perspective', a talk focussing on the involvement of local man, Michael McCormack, in the Irish rebellion.

Galway Erasmus student caught up in Brussels Airport bombing

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A Galway student was caught up in the horror that ensued when two bombs detonated in Brussels on Tuesday. Following on from the atrocity in Paris last November when 130 people were killed, 31 innocent citizens lost their lives after attacks at Brussels International Airport and a city metro station on Tuesday morning. The death toll continues to rise as 200 people were injured, many critically.

Looking for your number one to make an impression

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Gender pension gap in Ireland at 40pc is unacceptable says Harkin

Independent MEP Marian Harkin has hit out at Ireland's gender gap in the area of pensions, pay, and overall earning potential.

MEP speaks on future challenges to agriculture at surveying seminar

The Rural Agency Surveying Professional Group (part of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland - SCSI -) held its annual seminar at the Radisson Blu Hotel Athlone on Friday, November 13. MEP Mairead McGuinness was an invited speaker at the event, where solar farms, land prices, and land mobility were among the many issues discussed.

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