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Shannon flying high

Shannon Airport has received more recognition for the strides made in the 18 months since it achieved independence, claiming one of the top honours at the inaugural Irish Aviation Industry Awards.

Major boost for Shannon Airport as Ryanair adds five routes to schedule

Shannon Airport has welcomed today’s announcement by Ryanair that it is to add five routes on to its winter schedule this year as another significant boost for the airport.

Call for Galway to remain pro-business

As the primary source of local government funding, the business community’s priorities must become the drivers to ensure that Galway remains a pro-business environment where enterprise flourishes, that is according to president of Galway Chamber Frank Greene.

A mad time of year in Galway

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I do not think that it is a coincidence that the famous Galway Races coincide with the ancient festival of Lughnasa, celebrated on Garlic (Garland?) Sunday or, in the west, on the last Sunday in July. Máire Mac Neill, in her epic and scholarly study*, tells us that the date marked the most important farming benchmark of the year, the harvest, and it was robustly honoured. There were many Lughnasa gatherings throughout Ireland. Perhaps the most famous one in Connemara was at Mám Éan in the Maamturk mountains. People would camp out for days, musicians and hawkers would entertain the crowds; but the main event was a massive faction fight often resulting in serious injury or death.

‘Ireland took the bullet for Europe when the banks collapsed’

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“Ireland took the bullet for the EU” over the collapse of the continent’s economic and banking institutions, and now “it’s pay back time”, as younger generations should not have to face a future of “austerity in perpetuity”.

Executive decision sees dramatic change to new cycleway route

Councillors were shocked to hear that the preferred cycle route through Athlone which was put to the public in December has come back to them dramatically changed.

Luan Gallery wins a second award

Athlone’s art gallery - the Luan - has won a coveted Civic Trust award at a ceremony at the iconic Winter Garden in Blackpool, England.

Flood fears recede in Athlone as south takes brunt of latest storms

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Fears for a repeat of the devastating floods of late 2009 receded this week after the south of the country took the brunt of the bad weather thus taking the pressure off Athlone.

‘Don’t forget us,’ pleads battered ‘Bofin

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With its pier virtually destroyed, roads left impassable, and the threat of even further flooding, the inhabitants of storm battered Inisbofin fearful of “being forgotten about” are pleading with the Galway County Council, local representatives, and Government to provide the funding and manpower to carry out urgent repair work.

Gardai left without contractor to deal with dangerous stray horses

Galway gardai attending scenes of accidents involving stray horses are currently being left to deal with the potentially dangerous animals without the services of specialised contractors, a meeting of the County Galway Joint Policing Committee was told this week.

 

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