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The difficulties with the expansion of Annaghdown Cemetery will be examined at a meeting next week between the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Departmental officials, Galway West Oireachtas members and representatives of the Cemetery committee.
The Government formed in the wake of the 2011 General Election was the first in 30 years to be without a TD from Galway West amongst its ministerial or junior ministerial ranks. Indeed, since the demotion of Ciarán Cannon in the 2014 reshuffle, neither Galway constituency – which between them had elected six government deputies in 2011 – has been represented at the top table of Irish politics.
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta journalist Máirín Ní Ghadhra was named radio broadcaster of the year at the Oireachtas Media Awards in Galway last Friday. The great and the good of the Irish language media attended the awards in the RadissoN Blu Hotel, with Aengus Mac Grianna from RTÉ News hosting the event.
For John Hosty from Shantalla, the ‘physical force’ movement originated some time before 1910 with the publication of The United Irishman, a newspaper which kept a lot of young people from following ‘the constitutional movement’. When the 1913 Oireachtas was held in Galway, Seán McDermott used the occasion to swear in a number of young Galwegians to the IRB, and from then on they did all they could against the Irish Party, including distributing anti-enlisting literature at all hours of the night.
Insider is going to come straight out and say it - Vote Yes to Marriage Equality on May 22. Insider is taking an unequivocal stand on this issue as the referendum is very important to a small group of people in Ireland. That group not only includes this Insider, but also some of the most hopeful, optimistic, and open hearted people Insider has ever had the good fortune to meet.
Many of the 216 people, a third of whom are children, living in an asylum seeker accommodation centre in Ballyhaunis are at “breaking point”.
Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal Ó Conchúir is calling on the government, Fáilte Ireland and Galway City Council to rectify what he says is the “ludicrous situation” that has seen the Tourist Office in Salthill closed for the past few years.
“For every job created five people emigrate – a shocking statistic from the CSO’s National Household Survey”. This tweet by Sinn Féin’s Mairéad Farrell takes the shine off the recent Government fanfare about job creation.
Mayo Fine Gael TD, Michelle Mulherin, this week called for representatives of county registrars to be invited before the Oireachtas Finance Committee to discuss how meaningful engagement by the banks can help resolve the current situation on mortgage arrears.
Since coming to power the present Government has not been shy about going down the referendum route. To date it has sought to make six Constitutional amendments and next May will seek to make two more.