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Kenny expects to hold on to three seats in Mayo

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Speaking this week at a briefing with local newspapers in Castlebar, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he fully expects the four sitting Fine Gael TDs from Mayo to be re-elected to the Dáil at the next General Election.

Mayo go looking to skin the cats

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While they are far better known for their small ball game, the black and amber Cats from Kilkenny are standing in Mayo's way of reaching the All Ireland Junior Football Championship final tomorrow afternoon in Tullamore. Kilkenny who only field a football team at junior level have progressed to this stage of the competition after winning the British junior crown, travelling over and back to Great Britain for all their games this summer so far. In the final of that championship they saw off the challenge of Scotland to book their final four spot.

The Hare Krishnas are coming to town

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Galway’s festival scene is about to go all spiritual with a Hare Krishna festival.Well known all over the world for their shaven heads, bright saffron robes, for giving out free food and their famous mantra, the event is expected to see hundreds attend.

Family comedy/magic show @ The Loft

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THE MAGIC Beard, the zany comedy and magic show for all the family, performed by Seska, comes to The Loft at Seven, Bridge Street, this Sunday at 2pm and 4pm.

Leading academic to give interfaith lecture in Galway

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The challenges that both extremism and secular modernity pose to people of faith, and the challenges of living in a multi-faith society, will be explored in a public lecture, to be given by a leading British academic in Galway.

Galway actress mixing with hollywood stars in Italy

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GALWAY ACTRESS Emma Eliza Regan is currently mixing with Hollywood stars Orlando Bloom, Mark Ruffalo, and Martin Freeman at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy, where Darkness On The Edge Of Town, in which she plays the lead, is being screened.

Cinema review: Song Of The Sea

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THE OSCAR nominated Song Of The Sea, the much awaited follow up to 2009’s stunning The Secret of Kells, also Oscar nominated, from writer/director Tomm Moore, is finally on general release.

Tourmakeady scientist wins award for breast cancer research work

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A Tourmakeady scientist has won a €15,000 fellowship for her work to identify new treatments for chemo-resistant breast cancer.

Woman with rare connective tissues disorder feels let down by health service

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Barbra McDonagh describes how she lives in constant pain which affects every part of her body. Ms McDonagh, who is originally from Ballinfoyle but now lives in Cork, feels completely let down by our health service. She has been displaying symptoms of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome since she was six months old but, shockingly was only diagnosed by her GP last August, at the age of 38. Furthermore, she had to travel to London for an official diagnosis in April because there is no EDS specialist in Ireland.

Galway woman with rare disease feels let down by the health system

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Barbra McDonagh describes how she lives in constant pain which affects every part of her body. Ms McDonagh, who is originally from Ballinfoyle but now lives in Cork, feels completely let down by our health service. She has been displaying symptoms of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome since she was six months old but, shockingly was only diagnosed by her GP last August, at the age of 38. Furthermore, she had to travel to London for an official diagnosis in April because there is no EDS specialist in Ireland.

 

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