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Loughrea boasts biggest drop in county-wide unemployment figures

The latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office have revealed that Loughrea has recorded the biggest year-on-year drop in unemployment in County Galway.

Karl Spain - comedy as a vocation and way to survive Christmas

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KARL SPAIN can afford to wear that trademark mischievous smile. The last two years have seen the Limerick comedian enjoying the form of his life and truly hit his stride as anyone who has seen him at either this, or last year’s, Galway comedy festivals will testify.

New national waste management plans to be launched in Galway tomorrow

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A NEW waste management plan for Galway and the entire Connacht/Ulster region, as well as for other regions throughout the State, are to be launched tomorrow at 11.30am in City Hall.

Westmeath bitte! Germans targeted at holiday fair in Stuttgart

Fourteen tourism enterprises from Ireland - including Waveline Cruises which is based in Athlone - travelled to Stuttgart recently, to join Tourism Ireland for this year’s CMT (Caravan, Motor, and Tourism) Fair. At the fair, the busy Tourism Ireland stand took first prize for best stand, beating off stiff competition from 2,000 other exhibitors.

The stroke and wink are still alive

I remember years ago covering Western Health Board meetings in far flung corners of the province where the matron of the hosting hospital would provide fine fillets of salmon and local sean nos singers to entertain the councillor-filled Board so that they wouldn’t starve on the return leg of their expenses-paid journeys.

Mayo hoteliers attend launch of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans

A number of Mayo hoteliers and tourism enterprises attended the launch of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2014 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar. The event took place in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin and was attended by Mayo tourism enterprises – including the Westport Woods Hotel, Ashford Castle and the Downhill House Hotel. Tourism Ireland aims to build on this year’s growth in overseas tourism and to welcome 25.6 million visitors to the island over the coming three years – contributing some €12.6 billion to the economies, north and south.

Citylink announces express coach service between Galway and Cork

Galway-based Irish Citylink, one of Ireland's largest independent coach operators,has announced the creation of the first ever express coach service between Cork and Galway.

Peugeot supports Special Olympics challenge

Peugeot supported ‘Challenge 126’, a charity event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland, which saw two athletes run 126 miles, the equivalent of 5 marathons in one day.

Briathlon 2012 - local man in epic marathon/cycle quest for Croí

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Over the next six months one Galwegian will undertake an epic sporting and physical endurance adventure in order to raise funds for western heart charity Croí.

Ballina and Castlebar included in Phase II of eircom’s Fibre Rollout

Ballina and Castlebar are two of thirteen communities included in the Eircom Group fibre rollout, it was announced this week, following last year’s commitment by Eircom to spend €100 million on Phase 1 of a plan that aims to reach one million premises over the next four years.

 

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