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Time to stop pussyfooting around the doggie dilemma

Roll back about a month when we were in the throes of preparing for the hurling final and when our heads were full of thoughts of history and success and homecomings and of the McCarthy Cup being hauled around every primary school in the county.

Hospitals’ finance department targets tardy consultants who delay signing off private health insurance claims

Hospital consultants who fail to sign off private health insurance claims promptly are being “actively followed” by Saolta University Health Care Group’s finance department to ensure the cash strapped health service is not missing out on millions of euros in vital income.

Aran survey of spoken Irish to be launched in city tomorrow

Former NUI Galway Registrar and Deputy President, Professor Nollaig Mac Congáil will launch Dr SéamAs Ó Direáin’s A Survey of Spoken Irish in the Aran Islands, Co. Galway on Friday, 9 October at 1.30pm in Áras na Gaeilge, NUI Galway.

Athlone celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week

As part of National Mental Health Awareness Week, Athlone Mental Health Association is to host a wide-ranging series of events in the town.

Club grant scheme details announced

Westmeath Sports Partnership has announced details of the Club Grant Scheme for 2015. 

Week Five of Healthy Town to focus on mental health in teens

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Teenagers in Athlone list bullying, family, and stressful times as key concerns for them in their daily life, while one in six young people between 11 and 13 experience mental health issues.

“Th’ whole worl’s in a terrible state o’ chassis”

The above famous line, from Sean O’Casey’s Juno and the Paycock, comes to my mind when I look at the world today, which is certainly in a state of chassis. The refugee/migrant situation is dominating the media and so rightly it should. Huge numbers of refugees from war-torn Syria and Eritrea are pouring into Europe.

Government provides €19,000 for community centre - McFadden

St Kieran’s Community Centre has been awarded €19,000 in funding by the Government as part of a national initiative to support community centres and non-profit companies.

Westside residents to protest against water meter installation

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A protest against Irish Water, water charges, water meters, and privatisation, organised by Right2Water Galway, takes place in the Westside area of the city this Saturday, and comes less than a week after a similar protest in Mervue.

Mayo pension contributions are nineteen per cent behind the Irish Life national average

According to an analysis of Irish Life’s personal pension customers, people in Mayo are saving 19 per cent less into their pensions than Irish Life’s national average. The average monthly pension contribution by those living in County Mayo is €279 compared to Irish Life’s national monthly average of €343. On average women in Mayo pay €278 a month, and men pay €280 a month. Only 31 per cent of Irish Life’s pension customers from Mayo are female, compared to 69 per cent male customers.

 

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