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The benefits of recycling our wasted community wisdom

I often wonder about the amount of wisdom that filters through our lives unused. The stories untold, the knowledge unshared, the information that is left under-utilised. All of our communities feature hundreds of people who have a major contribution to make to the betterment of life, yet there is often no facilitation of this expertise.

O'Mahony rules himself out of European and future elections

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Fine Gael Senator and former TD John O'Mahony has ruled himself out of the upcoming European elections taking place in May and in any future election.

Connacht Rugby boosts capacity for Christmas crackers

Additional temporary terracing is to be installed in the Sportsground to meet the high level of ticket demand for the traditional festive interprovincial clashes against Ulster and Munster.

Connacht Rugby submit planning application for Sportsground development

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Connacht Rugby have formally submitted a planning application to Galway City Council for the redevelopment of the Sportsground Stadium. The planning application comes after a detailed design process and extensive public consultation carried out in conjunction with technical advisers, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Chapman Architects.

A challenging 2018 - and 2019 will be no easier

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With the Christmas festivities getting under way and 2018 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review an eventful political year. While the anticipated general election did not materialise, 2018 did see trips to the ballot box with a keenly contested referendum on abortion as well as a presidential election that, while low-key, threw up a number of interesting questions.

EPA water pollution ruling impacting rural planning permissions

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has said the EPA rules on water pollution were having a negative impact on planning permissions resulting in wide scale rural depopulation.

Dara Calleary TD named Retail Advocate of the Year

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A Mayo TD has been recognised for his work advocating on behalf of the retail industry, at the recent Retail Excellence Awards Night held in Dublin.

Former British ambassador to Syria to speak in Galway next week

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An expert assessment of the origins of the Syrian civil war, the role of foreign interests in prolonging the conflict, and why it is vital that sanctions against Syria be lifted, will be given in Galway next week.

Galway Labour calls for Yes vote in blasphemy referendum

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While the referendum on blasphemy has been overshadowed by the presidential election, the Galway West Labour Party is calling for a Yes vote, saying it would “remove a problematic anachronism from the Constitution”.

Oireachtas Lifetime Achievement Award for pioneering Pádhraic Ó Ciardha

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An tOireachtas announced this week that the Oireachtas Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to one of the leading figures in the Irish language broadcasting sector in the last twenty five years, Pádhraic Ó Ciardha.

 

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