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Shoplifting tutor mum jailed for three months

A mother who brought her daughter and daughter-in-law on a shoplifting spree in Athlone for Christmas was jailed for three months by an exasperated judge after a Garda inspector confirmed there had been “a substantial increase in this type of offence recently”.

Get into the Bank Holiday spirit at Hotel Newport

Hotel Newport is getting into the festival spirit this Bank Holiday weekend as the Newport Grainne Uaile Festival gets under way on Thursday evening. With something for everyone, festival goers can see boat flotillas, vintage car parades, and dance and sport acts. There will also be children’s entertainment and activities throughout the weekend and live open air music every evening. The official launch of The Greenway also takes place on Friday July 29, by Taoiseach Enda Kelly who will be welcomed to Newport by Festival Queen Joanne O’Donnell.

Tributes paid to the late Cathal Duffy

The town of Castlebar was plunged into sadness at the news of the death of local businessman Cathal Duffy of Rathbawn Road who died at Mayo General Hospital following a short illness.

Saving old buildings with new ideas

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When it comes to planning applications in Galway, whether it is for a new building, or the renovation of an old building, modernisation or improvement, there are two strands of thought that can affect the decision from the local authority. I may not have all the technical jargon, but I understand that one side of the argument insists that pretty well every building that is a few generations old should be preserved. Any additional building must use the same or similar materials so that the addition appears to be a seamless add on.


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