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McFadden welcomes Defence Forces payment adjudication

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Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has welcomed confirmation from the Department of Finance and Expenditure reform that they are willing to fund a number of outstanding Defence Force pay issues with effect from the October 1.

'We’ve been so focused on building our economy we have forgotten to build up the people'

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The procession of presidential hopefuls through Galway continued last Friday with the visit of Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House, the annual Darkness into Light walk and, since 2016, a member of Seanad Éireann.

Bright future for Connacht rugby as May wins the day in UK

So much to talk about, so little space.

Why Michael D deserves another term as Uachtarán na hÉireann

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Insider believes you should vote for Michael D Higgins on October 26 for a second term as president. Chances are you think that too: the polls have been nothing but encouraging; the President is regarded with affection by most; and his empathetic and ethical style lends itself to the challenges of the role.

Green light for Kilmurray group water scheme – Mulherin

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The Kilmurray group water scheme has been given the green light, a Fine Gael Senator has said. Senator Michelle Mulherin has confirmed that the scheme has been approved and funding has been granted to commence planning for the long awaited scheme that will benefit 80 homes.

'We’re a more modern society than even seven years ago at the last presidential election'

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Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada was in Galway last Friday as her campaign kicked off in earnest and she took time to sit down with me and chat about the race for the Áras and the issues that drive her political vision.

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.

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.

Knocknacarra Palestine Network calls for N Ireland v Israel friendly to be called off

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A Galway based Palestine solidarity group has written to the Irish Football Association in Belfast calling for the upcoming international friendly between Northern Ireland and Israel to be called off.

 

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