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Galway’s newest secondary school officially launched

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An event took place this week to mark the launch of Our Lady’s College, which will officially open its doors in September 2016. This new school represents the union of two well-known Galway educational facilities; Presentation Secondary School and Mercy Newtownsmith.

Calls to SVP show no sign of decreasing despite signs of economic recovery

The reliance of thousands of Irish families on the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has remained consistently high over the past five years. And the numbers show no sign of decreasing in any significant way, says SVP Galway as it launched its annual appeal.

Galway Muslims condemn Paris terrorist attacks

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The Galway Ahmadiyya Muslim community has condemned last weekend's terrorist attacks in Paris, describing the shootings and bombings that left 129 dead, as "barbaric" and "unprecedented".

Minister Coveney reiterates commitment to Custume Barracks

Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, has this week reiterated his commitment to Custume Barracks.

Fine Gael statement on Brian Walsh's decision not to contest General Election

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The Fine Gael Constituency Executive of Galway West & South Mayo would like to pay tribute to Brian Walsh T.D and his family for the contribution he has made to Fine Gael and the people of Galway West.

Making use of the generosity of Galwegians

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If the Nobel Academy awarded an annual prize for generosity then the Irish people would surely have won it many times over. This thought came to mind as Insider perused the secluded Tara China site, with the historic Mervue House, standing on three acres of gated grounds, surrounded to the front by trees.

Bra roll in aid of Irish Cancer Society and Monsignor McCarthy Family Resource Centre

Monsignor McCarthy Family Resource Centre and Athlone Institute of Technology are holding a fundraising event as part of The Irish Times and Pfizer Healthy Town initiative on Thursday, November 5, at 12 noon.

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.

A bigger city council is not a more effective one

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Some years back, when the review of local government was carried out, it resulted in the Galway City Council seeing an increase from 15 to 18 councillors. All three wards in the city would have six representatives each was the conclusion. That is reform for you!

Sir William Orpen’s portrait of John McCormack on loan to town this Christmas

Luan Gallery will host an exhibition featuring the portrait of John Count McCormack by Sir William Orpen, on loan from the National Gallery of Ireland.

 

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