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Brexit - How? Why? and what happens next?

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Even the most sceptical observer cannot accuse those who describe last week’s Brexit referendum result as 'seismic' or 'a political earthquake' of engaging in hyperbole. From an Irish perspective, it is potentially the most significant thing to happen in peace-time British politics since the abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936.

Tánaiste indicates Environment may be restored to Departmental title

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has indicated the Government is reviewing the name of Denis Naughten’s new Department in response to campaigners opposing the proposed abolition of the Department of Environment.

New Government urged to support proposal for national ME clinic in Galway

A Galway man, who was diagnosed with ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome when he was in his twenties, is campaigning for an ME clinic to be set up in Ireland.

IWAK celebrates 30th anniversary with a gala concert

Ireland West Airport has announced a very special live gala concert that will take place in the airport's terminal building on Friday May 27 to mark the 30th anniversary of its official opening. The concert is a celebration not to be missed and looks back over 30 years of memories and nostalgia for the airport that critics said ‘should never have been built’.

Staunton wants to shake up the Seanad

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Louisburgh native Ciaran Staunton is looking to win a seat in the Seanad on the Industrial and Commerical Panel in the upcoming upper house elections. Staunton says that he will be a forceful, experienced, voice in the Seanad for the voiceless hundreds of thousands of economic emigrants, forced to leave Ireland involuntarily. Along with representing the rights of returning immigrants from countries worldwide and work tirelessly towards highlighting and addressing difficulties experienced by so many upon their return. He also added that he will be a strong advocate in the Seanad for securing an end to the nightmare of undocumented Irish in America and Australia, and for Irish emigrants worldwide.

‘The Galway Resolution’ - An attempted coup by some county councillors

On December 3 1920, at the height of the War of Independence, quite an extraordinary event happened in Galway County Council. It passed a resolution, known as ‘The Galway Resolution’, repudiating the authority of the newly established Dáil; it rescinded the resolution for the collection of rates, (which were collected locally, and passed on to Dáil Éireann, and not to the British authorities), and incredibly, Galway County Council now offered its offices to negotiate peace, directly with the British prime minister, David Lloyd George.

How America hated the Irish exodus

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When Charles Dickens first visited the United States in January 1842, the popularity of his books was such that he was mobbed by adoring crowds, feted and dined as the major celebrity that he undoubtedly was, and was guest of honour at a famous Valentine’s Ball in New York attended by 3,000 of the city’s great and good.

State could halve dementia care costs by supporting people to live at home

The Irish Government could halve the costs associated with dementia care and improve sufferers’ lives by supporting them to live at home, according to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland [ASI].

€225,000 funding for three Mayo projects under capital investment plan for rural towns and villages

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An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, announced this week €225,000 worth of funding for three projects in Mayo under the capital investment plan for rural towns and villages. The €225,000 from a €30 million pot nationally will see projects developed in Castlebar, Swinford, and in Geesala.

 

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