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Retired supreme court judge, former senator and lifelong activist, Judge Catherine McGuinness was appointed this week as chair of NUI Galway's Údarás na hOllscoile (governing authority).
The members of the Ballina Electoral Area committee will meet each month from now on. The electoral area committee, which comprises the elected county councillors from the Ballina area and the Méara of Ballina Town Council, along with a number of officials from Mayo County Council, had previously met once every two months.
The only outgoing Mayo candidate in the Seanad elections, Senator Paddy Burke, was re-elected to the 24th Seanad — and the potentially last in its current form — this week on the agricultural panel. Sen Burke was one of the 11 candidates from 28 to pick up a seat.
Kilkenny Fine Gael Councillor Pat O’ Neill has been elected to the Seanad.
Just 1,300 people living in Westmeath are registered to vote for the upcoming Seanad elections on the National University of Ireland (NUI) panel, one of just three panels which allows members of the public to vote.
Donncha O’Connell, lecturer in law at NUI Galway and human rights campaigner, has announced his candidacy in the forthcoming Seanad election on the NUI panel. Mr O’Connell, who comes from a well-known family in Swinford and whose mother, Bríd, is one of the Hughes of Westport, is one of 27 candidates seeking election to one of the three seats on the panel for which voting commences by postal ballot between March 21 and April 27.
Fine Gael MEP for the North West Jim Higgins has called on the Irish Government to draw up a national strategy to create and regulate internship positions for young workers. Mr Higgins believes that it is vital for the future of our economy that young workers are well trained and experienced.