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Businessman Arthur French has been appointed the new chairman of Ireland West Airport.
This year marks 100 years since women were first allowed to cast a vote at the ballot box in Ireland, after a long campaign by women including Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington.
Tomorrow is St Patrick's Day and throughout the county, community groups and organisations are busy putting the final preparations to a busy weekend of fun and activities. We have put together the details of some of the parades and events taking place around the county this weekend.
In January of this year, Lieutenant Colonel Caimin Keogh assumed command of An Chéad Cath battalion in Renmore’s Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa Barracks. As a Galway-man Lt Colonel Keogh is immensely proud to lead his home-town battalion, as he told me when I sat down with him in his office on Monday afternoon.
In 1871, Thomas Lipton from Glasgow used his savings to open his first shop. By the 1880s he had more than 200 shops. He was an entrepreneur, and when he realised that there was potential for growth in the market for tea, and that the product was too expensive, he went to Ceylon and bought his own tea plantation. He sold his tea at low prices in one pound, half pound, and quarter pound packets, and he advertised it very cleverly: “Direct from the Tea Gardens to the Teapot,” or, “Treat your Lips to a Cup Of Lipton’s Peko Tips Tea, two shillings and eight pence per pound.”
Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars except the Land Cruiser (+ HiLux and Proace) in 2018, and will focus on what it describes as more environmentally sustainable vehicles, led by self-charging hybrid electric cars.
Eye-catching outdoor ads are highlighting the Wild Atlantic Way in key roadside and city centre locations across Britain this month.
In Ireland, we are fortunate to have access to a public health system that treats children if they get sick.