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Seán Kyne - the most powerful TD in Galway West?

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Galway is back at the Cabinet table for the first time since the early noughties, following the weekend's appointment of Galway West TD Seán Kyne as Minister for the Gaeltacht and Government Chief Whip.

MacNally wins IMRO award for Frank Stagg documentary

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Westport native and journalist Liamy MacNally and producer Ronan Kelly took home a gold award at the 2018 IMRO Radio Awards in Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny last Friday night for their Documentary on One: Frank Stagg's Three Funerals.

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.

Town Mayor praises Defence Forces response capabilities

Athlone Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has thanked the Custume Barracks based Defence Forces for conducting a capability display which highlighted to local elected representatives how they could best assist local communities in major weather events or emergencies.

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.

Wealthy sisters fallen on hard times

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CHELA AND Chiquita are a formerly wealthy couple now forced to sell some of their inherited possessions. When Chiquita is imprisoned for fraud, Chela must embark on a journey of self-discovery.

Novelist commits crime of knowing what he’s talking about

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THE PROBLEM some people have with Danny Morrison’s novels is that, throughout them, he commits the heinous crime of knowing what he’s talking about. Had he been a US soldier returned from Vietnam, Iraq, or Afghanistan, it would be perfectly acceptable for him to write about his war.

Rural bus services must not suffer under new NTA proposal – Chambers

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Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Lisa Chambers, has expressed concern about new proposals from the National Transport Authority to privatise another ten per cent of Bus Éireann routes from 2021.

Patrick O’Brien - volunteer

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Patrick O’Brien was born in Waterdale, Claregalway in 1895. He joined the volunteers in 1914 and did drilling and training in arms for active operations.

Higgins campaign gathers pace as Mayor urges Galway to support president

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Ahead of a public meeting on the campaign to re-elect Michael D Higgins as Uachtarán na hÉireann, the Mayor of Galway, Labour city councillor Niall McNelis, is urging Galwegians to support the campaign and to vote for Uachtarán Higgins on October 26.

 

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