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Brexit issues remain unresolved as Clann na Gael attain county final objective

Now I know that all of us are becoming absolutely bored and worn out with all of the Brexit talk, and yet it is so important to each and every citizen in this country. If satisfactorily concluded, it will enable us all to continue on a decent economic path. If it is not satisfactorily concluded, well then everything goes awry in the business world and with that then goes the living standards of this country, north and south. It is extremely important.

'We’re a more modern society than even seven years ago at the last presidential election'

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Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada was in Galway last Friday as her campaign kicked off in earnest and she took time to sit down with me and chat about the race for the Áras and the issues that drive her political vision.

Scrap the presidency or sell it to the highest bidder

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On August 28, the St Vincent de Paul reported a 20 per cent increase in calls for “back to school help”. The same day, the man presiding over the housing crisis, Minister Eoghan Murphy, announced the election date for the most lucrative Irish political post - the presidency - with a salary of €325,507 plus untold expenses.

Senator offers condolences as Elan Corporation founder dies

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden has expressed her sadness on hearing of the death of Don Panoz, the founder of Élan Corporation.

Tributes paid to visionary Dr Chris Coughlan

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Tributes were being paid last evening to industrial and cultural visionary Dr Chris Coughlan, who died suddenly this week. Through his involvement with a variety of commercial and cultural organisations in the city, Dr Coughlan made an immense contribution to the development of Galway, spearheading most of the current plans for future-proofing the city.

Casting an eye on an eventful week - at home and abroad

Well, what a varied week of events we have had locally, nationally and indeed internationally!

Expect plenty political ‘seat of the pants’ moments in 2018

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Insider is still recovering from what was a dramatic end to 2017 - the State narrowly avoiding a Christmas election; Ireland being at the centre of the standoff at the end of Phase 1 of the Brexit negotiations; and locally a SF implosion in Galway West. It was a whirlwind few weeks, and a period that offered wildly contrasting fortunes for the main political players. The Christmas break was badly needed by all.

Back West - debut album and Róisín Dubh gig

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BACK WEST - Galway brother and sister duo Maureen and Brendan Browne, Tyrone's virtuoso PJ McDonald, and Lord of the Dance's Peter Vickers - launch their debut album in the Róisín Dubh this weekend.

Samaritan Christmas Concert tonight

The walls of the Franciscan Friary church, Athlone will reverberate tonight (Thursday, December 8) when the Samaritans hold their 25th anniversary concert.

Annual Samaritans Christmas concert returns to the Friary

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The 25th annual Samaritans Christmas Festival Concert will be held in the Franciscan Friary Church, Athlone on Thursday, December 8 at 8pm.

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