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Cost of third level education for parents and students revealed

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The reality of the cost of third level education becomes all too real for parents and students at this time of year. New research by the Irish League of Credit Unions has found that nine in ten parents help to fund their child’s college education. On average, they contribute €584 per month during the college year. Almost half of these parents say they are forced to cut spending on clothing and goods for other children in the family in an effort to cope with costs.

Titans face wheelchair basketball champs

Galway's wheelchair basketball team will host Antrim's NI Knights in St Mary’s College on Saturday (11am).

Aaron O’Callaghan named Athlone Town manager

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There was a surprise announcement from Athlone Town last weekend as Aaron Callaghan was confirmed as first team manager with immediate effect.

Remembering Connemara journalist Nollaig Ó Gadhra

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A collection of essays celebrating the life and work of Nollaig Ó Gadhra, journalist, lecturer, historian and activist, will be launched tomorrow Friday September 29 in the Connemara Coast Hotel in Furbo by Junior Minister Seán Kyne TD.

Galway city credit union commits to €300,000 investment in community partnerships over next five years

Improving the quality of life for patients with chronic illness, supporting artists in their career development, providing access to finance in developing countries, and reducing social isolation are some of the initiatives that form part of St Anthony’s and Claddagh Credit Union’s new Community Engagement Programme.

New credit union loan scheme likely to be made available in Galway

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The "most vulnerable" members of Galway society may be able to take out small affordable loans of up to €2,000 to "meet genuine needs", if credit unions in the city and county sign up to the new It Makes Sense loan scheme.

Growing numbers of families struggle to pay school costs

A local representative is calling on the Government to do more to help parents struggling with the rising cost of children going back to school. City councillor Mairead Farrell says in the last few weeks she has spoken to a number of parents who are under increasing pressure.

Burke urges Mayo credit unions to sign up to Personal Micro Credit Scheme to help people avoid moneylenders

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Fine Gael Mayo senator, Paddy Burke, has welcomed the nationwide extension of the Personal Micro Credit Scheme by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar, and urged all credit unions in Mayo to sign up, saying it will help local people to avoid moneylenders.

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.

The stranger standing at Maam Cross Station

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There was a humorous mix-up when Pádraig Pearse first visited Ros Muc in 1903. He was 24 years of age, and already imbued by a passion, and a vision for the Ireland of the new century. *

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