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More than €4.5 million in funding for Headford Road

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More than €4.5 million in funding has been allocated for surface works and strengthening of the N84 Headford Road, an investment a local councillor has called both "significant" and "long overdue".

Parents who suspect flu should keep children home from school says McNelis

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With children up to 15 considered at risk from the so-called ‘Aussie flu’ this winter, a local councillor has said it is "vital" the warnings of doctors and medical experts "are heeded", and that "children showing symptoms of flu are kept home from school".

Defibrillators may need maintenance

A high number of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the Athlone area may be neglected and non-functioning, an experienced paramedic told the Athlone Advertiser.

Mairéad Farrell selected to run as Sinn Féin's Galway West candidate

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Mairéad Farrell, the Galway City East councillor has been selected as Sinn Féin's candidate for Galway West in the next General Election, which is expected to take place in the early months of 2018.

Ring Road planning application will not be ready until mid-2018

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The planning application for the Galway City Outer Ring Road will not be ready to be sent to An Bord Pleanala until the middle of 2018, a situation a local councillor has described as “utterly unacceptable”.

Local councillor aiming to top the charts with charity single

An independent councillor in the midlands is hoping to beat the X-Factor to the Christmas No 1 in the music charts with his cover of the old Flying Pickets hit song, “Only You.”

O’Rourke opts out of Westmeath selection convention

Local Fianna Fáil councillor and Mayor of Athlone, Aengus O’Rourke has announced that he will not be contesting the forthcoming Westmeath Convention.

Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework an 'attempt to depopulate rural Ireland'

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The Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework will have a devastating effect on much of County Galway, according to one local councillor, who has gone as far as to call the framework "a direct attempt to depopulate rural Ireland".

Pádraic Ó Conaire: man and monument

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On October 6 1928, writer, journalist, teacher, and raconteur Pádraic Ó Conaire died in tragic poverty in Richmond Hospital, Dublin, at the age of 46. Since the turn of the century he had established himself as one of the leading lights of the Gaelic Revival, an innovative writer who pioneered the short story in Irish.

Bawnmore Cross — Are we waiting for schoolchildren to die?

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Last week another truck overturned at Bawnmore Cross in Claregalway, spilling its load of huge logs across the road, onto the walls and into a field. This was the thirtieth time that an accident has happened here in the past few years, but the more remarkable fact is that nobody has yet been killed, given its proximity to a local national school. Last week, Cllr Malachy Noone said that it is only a matter of time before we see a school uniform trapped under those logs and now locals have said they have had enough.

 

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