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Sports Partnership launches new action plan

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Mayo Sports Partnership this week launched its new Strategy and Action Plan 2017-2021, the launch took place in Ballinrobe Golf Club and was carried out by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, and Caitheoirleach of Mayo County Council Cllr Richard Finn. Following the successful delivery of its previous two plans 2006 – 2010 and 2010 – 2014 the partnership plans to further deliver on its commitment to the people of Mayo, greater participation in recreational sport by all.

Ballina councillors reject budget proposals

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Councillors in the Ballina Municipal District unanimously decided against accepting the draft budgetary plan presented to them at this week’s monthly meeting of the Municipal District.

Galwayman who brought shotgun to daughter’s bedroom when he abused her is jailed for ten years

A Galwayman who brought a shotgun to his nine year old daughter’s bedroom when he sexually abused her has been given a eleven and a half year sentence.

The death penalty and The Exonerated

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THE EXONERATED, hailed as “an artful and moving evening of documentary theatre” by Variety, in its examination of the lives and experiences of six people exonerated from death row, has its first staging in Galway this month.

Galway is now the most multilingual city in Ireland

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Galway is now the most multilingual city in Ireland with 20 per cent of the city's population speaking a language other than Irish or English at home, according to a new report by two NUI Galway academics.

Charities benefit as hurling stars attend AIB community event.

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AIB Galway hosted a community event for COPE Galway and Galway Hospice last week in the Clayton Hotel in Ballybrit. In attendance was GAA Hurler of the Year Joe Canning and his fellow All-star teammate Gearoid Mc Inerney. More than 300 people attended the event to help raise funds for the two charities. Over €1,500 was raised which will be split evenly amongst the two charities.

AIDS West marks thirty years with international conference on HIV and Ageing

To mark 30 years of supporting people living with HIV in Galway and the West of Ireland, AIDS West are to host an international conference focusing on ‘HIV & Ageing’ on World AIDS Day, Friday December 1 at The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.

Join the team at Galway Rape Crisis Centre as a SATU psychological support worker

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is a dynamic organisation with passionate staff who have been supporting survivors of sexual abuse and rape since 1984.

Hundreds of children waiting more than a year for orthodontic care

More than 1,700 children in the west are waiting longer than 12 months for orthodontic care, despite the Government having reintroduced certain subsidised dental procedures under a PRSI scheme.

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Disability seminar to champion supporting choice and independence

 

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