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Election 2016 will determine future of water charges

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Insider has been thinking lately about what are the limits to democratic expression, are there certain lines that just should not be crossed, and if so what are they?

Cheltenham tips aplenty at Galway preview night

A huge crowd turned out at The Salthill Hotel on Monday night for the annual Cheltenham preview in association with John Mulholland’s bookmakers and Barney Curley’s charity Direct Aid for Africa.

Final push kicks off this weekend

It has been four weeks since the Mayo sides were in action in the Connacht Junior Leagues, this weekend sees the final leg of the league season kick off as the season hits crunch time and enters its final rounds.

Tiger kidnapping tale set in Claremorris

A Claremorris-born author has published a crime novel about a tiger kidnapping and set the tale of intrigue in his native town.

Julian Gough’s new novella on Anglo-type greed to be published in two weeks

As the revelations from the Anglo tapes cause public revulsion at the financial culture of greed, megalomania, and callous disregard for the welfare of the State and its citizens, a new novella, which satirises such behaviour, is about to be published.

No rest for county men as they join the local party

Fresh off the back of their trouncing of Roscommon last Sunday, the best that Mayo have will be back in the colours of their clubs as round two of the Mayo senior and intermediate championships take centre stage this weekend.

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The Vincent de Paul Society, Galway’s oldest charity?

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Today’s photograph was taken about 100 years ago and shows part of St Augustine Street. In the foreground is Hynes’ retail shop. Hynes’ were major importers and had a yard and warehouse on the docks, so they could unload imported cargo directly from the ship across the street into the yard. The shop sold all kinds of hardware and builder’s materials. The shop has gone now and is replaced by what is known as the Hynes Building which houses the County Library and various offices.

“Cosy” deal in crime car raises judge’s suspicions

A judge has demanded the production of all documentation in the curious case of the unregistered luxury SUV, which was stolen days after being insured for €15,000 more than the owner paid cash for, and was then found in Kilbeggan with false plates and full of stolen goods.

Judge orders 624-year repayment schedule for man with “Wolfe” at door

A former chef pursued for nearly €38,000 in the District Court this week (July 1) was ordered to re-pay just €5 a month by a sympathetic judge, after he heard the original debt was just a €3,500 overdraft and a €10,000 personal loan at the time the business collapsed in 2002.

 

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