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Time the so called Republican Movement apologised and compensated

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Insider has been a keen observer of the political scene for well over 40 years, and, up until recently, thought he had seen and heard it all. There were many contenders for the ‘Brass Neck’ award over the years - from Charlie Haughey’s ‘doing the State some service’ to Ray Burke’s ‘line in the sand’ to Bertie Aherne's ‘won it on the horses’.

Liam O'Flaherty and The Radical Club

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IN 1925, Aran Island born writer, Liam O'Flaherty, published his breakthrough novel, The Informer. In that year, he also joined the Radical Club in Dublin, a forum for progressive artists and writers.

Troy calls for publication of regional and local roads planning framework

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Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Robert Troy TD has called on Minister Shane Ross to publish his Department’s plan to address the shocking state of Ireland’s regional and local road network.

Local Senator expresses support for the Gardai

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has strongly condemned criticism of An Garda Siochána, her comments arise in the wake of recent verbal attacks on the Gardaí on television and abuse and threats on social media.

Athlone Senator raises her Defence Forces concerns at Government level

Ongoing concern with regard to better pay and conditions for Defence Force personnel has been raised at Government level by Athlone Senator, Gabrielle McFadden.

Scrap the presidency or sell it to the highest bidder

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On August 28, the St Vincent de Paul reported a 20 per cent increase in calls for “back to school help”. The same day, the man presiding over the housing crisis, Minister Eoghan Murphy, announced the election date for the most lucrative Irish political post - the presidency - with a salary of €325,507 plus untold expenses.

'I am an optimist by nature'

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Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin made a whistle-stop visit to Galway last week, during which he sat with the Galway Advertiser and candidly reflected on Labour’s recent electoral travails while looking forward to restoring the party’s fortunes.

€2 million investment represents statement of intent for GMIT Castlebar campus - Ring

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Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has said that the €2 million Government investment announced on Friday September 14 to upgrade the roof in GMIT represents a major statement of intent by the Government in the Castlebar campus.

The housing crisis is also a crisis of student accommodation

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Galway mayor, Labour city councillor, and the party's Galway West General Election candidate, Níall McNelis, grabbed national headlines early this week, intervening to prevent an assault in the city centre. Yet Galwegians will not have been surprised by his instinct to 'step up' when witnessing someone in need.

Gallagher gets nomination from council

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On a day when seven potential nominees for the presidential election were due to address a special meeting of Mayo County Council just one of those potentials, Sarah Lousie Mulligan showed up to address the members.

 

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