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The Bull of Sheriff Street

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Artists can be very awkward at times. They don’t always conform to decisions made on their behalf. They rarely behave nicely if they disagree with authority.

An Taoiseach braves the weather in Friends of Nicky Charity Cycle

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Ring hits out at critics of new Castlebar pool

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Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring, was back on his old stomping ground on Monday when he was back in the chamber of Mayo County Council to give a presentation on his work, with a particular emphasis on tourism in the county. The Minister, who was a member of the council until the dual mandate was got rid of in 2004, took his seat at the top bench of the chamber alongside the council officials rather than in the on the right flank of the chamber where he sat as a councillor.

‘Something better could be found’

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The Great Famine of 1845-51 was, the Galway historian Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh tells us*, ‘a subsistence crisis, and a social calamity without parallel in the 19th century. It resulted in more than 1,000,000 dying of starvation and related diseases; and it ‘precipitated a virtual tidal wave of emigration that would see 4,000,000 flee the country during the following 20 years’. 

Jobs boost for Athlone as Affidea announces major investment 

Athlone is to receive a jobs boost over the next 18 months after an announcement last Thursday (November 5) by diagnostic healthcare firm Affidea.

Brian Walsh not standing in General Election — Full statement

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Full Brian Walsh statement — “It is with deep regret that I have decided to withdraw my candidacy in the forthcoming general election in accordance with medical advice.

Councillors disagree on code of ethics for social media use

 

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Last Saturday I was in Salthill for a few hours. It has been about two years since I was in Salthill last. I was amazed again at the grandeur of it; the wide Atlantic breaking in; the long and lovely promenade. 

Lasting impressions with Oliver Callan

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HAVING KICKED off his latest Irish tour off with a packed Olympia Theatre gig recently, award-winning impressionist Oliver Callan is currently bringing his live music, satire, and comedy across the country sending up the top names in politics, sport, and entertainment. The Callan bus pulls into the Black Box Theatre on Friday November 27 at 8pm for what promises to be a laughter-packed evening.

Paddy likes to know the story

Last Saturday I was in Salthill for a few hours. It has been about two years since I was in Salthill last. I was amazed again at the grandeur of it; the wide Atlantic breaking in; the long and lovely promenade. 

 

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