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Minister Humphreys meets with members of Westmeath County Council

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, met with personnel from Westmeath County Council ahead of her visit to Moate last Thursday to launch the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

Westmeath County Council festival and event grant scheme 2017

Westmeath County Council has announced a grant scheme to encourage and promote local festivals and events that involve significant voluntary input and generate increased economic activity for the local area.

Fianna Fáil Bill will provide statutory basis for registration of wills – O’Rourke

Local Fianna Fáil councillor Aengus O’Rourke says a Bill soon to be introduced to the Seanad by his party will finally provide a statutory basis for the registration of wills.

NUI Galway first university in Europe to offer unique BA in Children’s Studies

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Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has launched the new BA in Children’s Studies at NUI Galway, the first university in Europe to offer such a unique undergraduate degree. The programme, which is innovative in the field of children research, builds on the research and expertise of the programme team, leading the development and growth of the area of children’s study.

Alice-Mary Higgins to run for Seanad

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Galwaywoman Alice-Mary Higgins is to run as an Independent candidate in the Seanad elections.Ms Higgins, daughter of President Michael D and his wife Sabina, has taken an unpaid leave of absence from the National Women’s Council of Ireland, where she works as a policy co-ordinator, to run as a civil society candidate on the NUI panel.

Decrease of 81pc in unfinished housing developments in Westmeath – McFadden

Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, Gabrielle McFadden, has said that the number of unfinished housing development or ghost estates in Westmeath has decreased by more than 81 per cent since 2010.

James Charity joins Renua

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James Charity, the formerly Independent Galway county councillor has today announced he is joining Lucinda Creighton's Renua and will seek to stand for the new political party in Galway West in next year's General Election.

Galway divided over Seanad abolition with only a day to go to the vote

Galway is split on whether or not to abolish Seanad Éireann, with campaigners encountering mixed views on the issue only 24 hours ahead of polling.

Government accepts FF legislation on shared maternity leave

Fianna Fáil has welcomed the Government’s decision to accept the Parental Leave Bill 2013, presented in the Seanad by Senator Mary White.

Feargal Quinn to advise people on how to get a job

A Fine Gael senator is urging jobseekers and people interested in starting their own business in Galway to register for a talk being given by entrepreneur, Senator Feargal Quinn.

 

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