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N5 Westport to Turlough road to go to tender

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Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring, has welcomed the news that the N5 Westport to Turlough road project will go toe-Tender for the procurement of a main contractor.

Galway to mark a century of women’s right to vote

One hundred years ago this month, women in Britain and Ireland were allowed the right to vote, and in the UK general election of December 1918, the first woman was elected to the House of Commons - the Irish Republican revolutionary, Countess Markievicz.

Galway to mark a century of women’s right to vote

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One hundred years ago this month, women in Britain and Ireland were allowed the right to vote, and in the UK general election of December 1918, the first woman was elected to the House of Commons - the Irish Republican revolutionary, Countess Markievicz.

The best hurlers are not always on the ditch!

I am going to begin with a really, good, lively story. I hope many of you watched the televised Munster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final on Sunday between Kilkenny and Waterford. I am not at all a hurling fan. I follow all football whether GAA, soccer, or rugby, but I actually never sat down to watch a hurling match. But I started watching this one and I was riveted by it.

Galwegians in with strong chance to feature as ministers in next Government

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With the formation of a new Government seemingly imminent, following Fianna Fáil’s agreement with Fine Gael to support a minority, FG-led administration, speculation now turns to how many, if any, Galway TDs may be in contention for ministries.

Disability Federation of Ireland campaign aims to ‘Disable Inequality’ in Election 2016

Disable Inequality, a major election campaign for the disability movement, was launched recently. The campaign is calling on the next government to establish a cabinet minister for disability inclusion. It is also calling for an end to the anomaly that means that people with disabilities cannot access many Government job activation schemes and the reinstatement of the €150m which has been taken out of disability health services since 2008. This is a grassroots movement election campaign that will engage the public and candidates across all 43 constituencies.

 

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