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Schoolbags back in fashion as the closure of rural post offices gives cause for political thought

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Little appetite for increasing N58 speed limit to 100kmh in Ballina MD

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Councillors in the Ballina Municipal District have expressed split views on the idea of asking Transport Infrastructure Ireland to return the speed limit on the N58 Ballyvary to Foxford road to 100kmh.

Patsy O'Brien throws his cap in the ring for FG nomination

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South Mayo councillor, Patsy O'Brien, has announced that he intents putting his name forward at the Mayo Fine Gael Selection Convention for the next General Election.

From tragedy to triumph... and repeat

Well, so many awful things have happened since we last spoke together, and yet so many hopeful, optimistic things have also happened. So, let us put them all in context.

The long road from the Bloody Code

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‘No person shall suffer death for any offence’ - no, it is not a medieval monarchical decree, it is in fact the first order of the Criminal Justice Act 1990. The Act prohibited capital punishment under all circumstances within the Republic for the first time. The death penalty had remained on the Irish statute books exclusively for the offences of treason and murder, but from 1990 onward those crimes would carry a sentence of life imprisonment. To say the 1990 Act ended centuries of capital punishment in Ireland would be telling only half the story.

Tragedy in Manchester shatters all before it

I am sure so many of you are heartbroken at the dreadful news of the carnage in Manchester. Twenty-two, mostly young people, at the Manchester Arena, killed and 59 injured, many of them seriously.

The 'Enda' of an era for Kenny

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The months of speculation finally came to an end on Wednesday evening when Enda Kenny announced his decision to step down as leader of Fine Gael — the party he has led for just short of 15 years. Mr Kenny will be stepping down as Taoiseach, once a new Fine Gael party leader is elected by the party and a new Taoiseach is elected by the Dáil.

Smooth transition in France contrasts with upheaval at home

Well, the French do not waste time, do they?

Kenny to remain on as Taoiseach for now

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After one of the most testing weeks in his tenure as Taoiseach and indeed leader of the Fine Gael party, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that he will outline his plans for his departure from the leadership of his party once he completes his trip to the United States over the St Patrick's Day holidays. Mr Kenny will be in Washington DC on Wednesday March 15 and Thursday March 16, with his meeting with US President Donald Trump scheduled for Thursday March 16.

Will he stay or will he go?

Well, here we are in another week and everything in the political world in Ireland is still in turmoil.

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