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Galway city gardens shine in spite of summer drought

The annual Galway City Tidy Towns Garden Competition results were announced this week. The competition is organised by Galway City Council on annual basis to recognise the efforts of residents, commercial organisations and public buildings to maintain and enhance the appearance of their gardens, estates, and public areas. The overall winner of the Front Garden Competition was Patrick O’Connell, St James Crescent, Mervue. The Best First Time entrant was Bernie Molloy, Castle Park, Ballybane, with Betty O’Flaherty, Forster Court taking the prize for the Best Floral Display category. Brendan Moran, Blackthorn Park won the Best Front Lawn category.

Cost of third level education for parents and students revealed

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The reality of the cost of third level education becomes all too real for parents and students at this time of year. New research by the Irish League of Credit Unions has found that nine in ten parents help to fund their child’s college education. On average, they contribute €584 per month during the college year. Almost half of these parents say they are forced to cut spending on clothing and goods for other children in the family in an effort to cope with costs.

Are you getting the best deal on car finance?

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Thinking of buying a new car in the coming months? Then you’ve no doubt heard about Personal Contract Plans or PCPs. These car finance agreements have been getting a lot of attention – and not always for the right reasons. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) recently released the first public analysis of PCPs in Ireland. The report found that a third of new car purchases in Ireland are now financed by PCP agreements.

Westport in shock and mourning following untimely death of Mayo News managing editor Neill O'Neill

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A pall was cast over the town of Westport and around the county this week with the news that the managing editor of The Mayo News Neill O'Neill passed away suddenly at the age of 36. Mr O'Neill took ill at his home at Rosbeg, The Quay, Westport early on Tuesday morning.

St Columba’s Credit Union launches ‘Home Renovation’ loan campaign

St Columba’s Credit Union is launching a new Home Renovation loan campaign for 2017 to cater for the increasing popularity in home upgrades and renovations. As property prices continue to rise, many households are opting to revamp their existing homes to avail of tax breaks under the Home Renovation Incentive Scheme (HRI). Since the introduction of the scheme in 2013, almost 77,000 renovations worth €1.2 million have been carried out. 52,000 homes are signed up to the scheme and have claimed some €46.2 million in tax credits.

Soccer season kicks into life

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This weekend sees the 2017 Mayo League soccer season kick off, with 34 different sides lined up for competition this season. In the top division all eyes will be fixed on seeing whether anyone can finally step up and stop Westport United's domination of the league. Last season Ballina Town gave it a right good go, but came up short down the home stretch with John Brennan's men edging them out down the home stretch.

Maigh Cuilinn will have to be at their best to beat Hollymount

The Maigh Cuilinn Intermediate footballers will have to bring their “A” game to Pearse Stadium this Sunday (2pm) to beat a highly rated Hollymount side in the Connacht Intermediate football final. 

 

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