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Cancer Care West receives €100k grant for new Mayo cancer bus service

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Cancer Care West, the West of Ireland cancer charity, is to launch a new bus service for Mayo Cancer patients who travel to University Hospital Galway to receive treatment for cancer.

Mayo hoteliers slam VAT rate hike

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The Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has expressed deep disappointment at the increase in the tourism VAT rate to 13.5%, announced by Minister Paschal Donohoe as part of Budget 2019.

Galway braces for flooding as Storm Callum clashes with high tides

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As Galway City Council prepares to deploy flood control measures at the Spanish Arch in advance of storm force winds and high spring tides tonight and tomorrow, the local authority is advising people to keep a close eye on weather updates over the coming days.

Falling numbers in Army has ‘reached crisis point’ says Grealish

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The problem of retaining personnel in the Defence Forces has “reached crisis point”, according to Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish, who also alleged the root of the problem lay in the Department of Defence, and not within the army itself.

Inaugural National Community Day

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The Minister Rural and Community Development, Mr Michael Ring, TD, has announced the launch of a National Community Day, to be held for the first time on May Bank Holiday weekend 2019, urging local communities to come up with ideas for events in their areas.

Upgrade of Custume Barracks facility a vote of confidence

The €4.1m refurbishment and upgrading of the dining hall and cookhouse in Custume Barracks, Athlone, is a major vote of confidence in the barracks, Longford/Westmeath TD and Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has said this week.

NUIG to host Government’s ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ event

Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources, and Digital Development, Sean Kyne, has encouraged people, business-owners, and representatives from community organisations to attend the ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ event in NUIG tomorrow.

Budget 2019 — The highlights

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The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe presented his third Budget on Tuesday against the backdrop of continuing improved economic performance. Budget 2019 sees the distribution of the benefits of the improving economic conditions, mostly in the form of increased Government spending. Some of the key expenditure areas highlighted by the Minister included social and affordable housing, health and childcare, education, Brexit and climate change. On the tax front, there was a mixture of tax increases and modest tax reductions.

Grant aid scheme approved for pyrite affected homes in Mayo

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The Government has signed off in principle on a grant aid scheme to assess and repair pyrite affected homes in Mayo.

Why Michael D deserves another term as Uachtarán na hÉireann

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Insider believes you should vote for Michael D Higgins on October 26 for a second term as president. Chances are you think that too: the polls have been nothing but encouraging; the President is regarded with affection by most; and his empathetic and ethical style lends itself to the challenges of the role.

 

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