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The flurry of the Ard Fheis season has come

Well, it has been a very busy few days. For me the highlight was the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis last Saturday.

Major award for Tuam occupational therapist

A County Galway based occupational therapist has walked away with a Young Volunteer of the Year Award.

What Irish political parties can learn from the UK election

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While last week's historic referendum on same sex marriage was undoubtedly the political event of the year in Ireland, earlier this month the eyes in Leinster House were very firmly fixed on events across the Irish Sea and the British general election.

Could Ó Cuív use the free bus pass for the next election?

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If Dáil Éireann goes to full term, and the General Election comes, not this year, but in April/May 2016, three sitting Oireachtas members in Connacht would be able to travel around their respective constituencies for free using their bus passes.

A trip through the decades with The Six Marys

The Six Marys, written and performed by Athlone native Jean Farrell, is a comical yet poignant look at life, from childhood in the 1950s, to the present day.

Mulherin proposes Constitutional Convention debate on Dáil representation

Fine Gael TD for Mayo and member of the Constitutional Convention, Michelle Mulherin, has proposed that the Constitutional Convention should examine Article 16 of the Constitution which states that the number of TDs in each constituency should be directly related to the number of people living in the constituency. Deputy Mulherin has argued that other considerations such as geography and access to services should be considered when deciding on how many TDs each constituency should have.

Kenny and Ring represent Ireland abroad this weekend

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister of State Michael Ring will be among the 19 Government emissaries representing the country abroad during the upcoming St Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Taoiseach will be travelling to the United States where he will have the traditional St Patrick’s Day meeting with President Barack Obama, he will also be meeting Vice President Joe Biden while in Washington DC, where he will also make a keynote address at George Washington University where he will receive the university’s Making Democracy Work Award.

Volunteer Appreciation Day taking place in Athlone

Youth work and volunteering will come under the spotlight when the No Name Club honours its adult volunteers at a special celebration tomorrow, Saturday June 30.

Mayo councillor elected to Sinn Fein Ard Chomhairle

Mayo Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh was elected to the Party’s Ard Chomhairle, National Executive at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis over last weekend.

Sinn Féin Ard Fheis this weekend

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The economy, Irish unity, and the fiscal treaty will top the agenda at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Killarney this weekend.

 

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