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Online bullies should face full rigours of the law - Moran

Online bullies who target innocent and vulnerable people – directly or indirectly – should face the full rigours of the law, according to Independent Alliance TD for Longford-Westmeath, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

Ballyhaunis gears up to remember one of its own next year

The story of Patrick Gallagher is something that is truly heroic and is more likely to be seen on a silver screen, rather than coming from a west of Ireland town.

Last of the Ballina GMA funding assigned

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The General Municipal Allocation (GMA) assigned to each of the four municipal districts in the county has been one of the biggest bones of contention for councillors all across the county since the rejigging of the local government system in 2014, with councillors continuously calling for an increase in the allocations across the county. However the Ballina Municipal District still had €4,000 unallocated from the 2016 fund of €525,000 this week, which had to be approved by a resolution of the district or the funding would be lost to the area.

Waiting time to see your local GP is getting longer, survey shows

The length of time it takes a patient to see a GP in the west is rapidly increasing year on year, according to a survey of Connacht GPs carried out by the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP).

Galwegian who got award from Franco not giving up the ghost on WorldSkills championship

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Ireland’s first WorldSkills champion, who received his medal from General Franco almost 60 years ago, has declared that he had no intention of retiring at the age of 77.

Rates rise in Ballina and Westport

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Just under six and half hours into the second day of deliberations over the Mayo County Council's budget for next year, the whip of the controlling Fianna Fáil and Independent axis, Cllr Damien Ryan, got to his feet to get the real business under way. After around 15 hours of presentations and questions, over the previous Monday and then again last Friday, Cllr Ryan was ready to propose a budget for adoption with a few amendments to what had been proposed by the council executive.

The end of the Galway Line?

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General Robert E Lee’s surrender to the the Union army at Appomattox court house on the morning of April 9 1865, brought the four year Civil War to a close.

Blueshirts march on Cooneal

At the January 1933 general election Éamon de Valera’s Fianna Fáil retained power by increasing its seat count to 77. Since its first general election in 1927, the party had increased its Dáil representation at every subsequent contest. In order to halt Fianna Fáil’s march, opponents of de Valera formed a new party in September 1933 by merging the bulk of the membership of the pro-Treaty Cumann na nGaedheal with two smaller conservative groupings, the National Centre Party and the National Guard (a fascist group known as the Blueshirts). Fine Gael — The United Ireland Party was formed and immediately began the process of holding Cumann na nGaedheal’s core support and growing its membership base.

Flood-related measures in new Housing Bill a positive development - Moran

The inclusion of flood-related measures in the new legislation that the Government has agreed to prioritise for enactment before year end has been welcomed by Longford-Westmeath Independent TD, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran.

Rua loves France

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The Battle of Castlebar occurred on August 27 1798 during the Irish Rebellion of that year when the combined force of 2,000 French and Irish routed a force of 6,000 British militia in what would later became known as the ‘Races of Castlebar.’ Rua Café and delicatessen are marking the date by running their third annual French food festival on the last weekend of August.

 

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