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Brave Bridie lays blame for flooding mess squarely at State’s door

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Fresh from a rousing appearance on RTE’s Prime Time, which nearly had Miriam O’Callaghan in tears, Bridie Willers is determined that this flood will not take away her spirit. And spirited the former Fine Gael councillor certainly is. Her home in Ardrahan has taken in water on numerous occasions in recent years, the latest flood cruelly arriving on Christmas morning, and frankly she has had enough.

Cost of flooding clean-up will exceed €12 million

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The devastating aftermath of Storm Desmond was outlined in stark terms by Galway County Council executives at its monthly meeting in County Buildings yesterday (Wednesday). And director of services Liam Gavin warned that the damage in many areas was yet to be fully assessed as they were still flooded but the initial tally was thought to be €12.2 million.

Call to postpone IFA leadership election gains traction locally

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With the controversy in the IFA showing no sign of abating, the Galway county chairman has called for cool heads to get the organisation out of its current choppy waters.

Gift and inheritance tax update

It was encouraging to hear the Minister for Finance announce in his recent Budget speech an increase in the tax free threshold on gifts or inheritances from parents to children. The threshold now stands at €280,000 (increase of €55,000) with effect from 14 October 2015.

Youtube's Farmer Michael - live

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STEVO TIMOTHY, the star of the Farmer Michael Youtube sketches, headlines Ireland's Smallest Comedy Club in the Dew Drop Inn, tonight at 9pm. The club runs every Thursday and is hosted by local comics Johnny Graham and Bob Hennigan. Admission is €4 and includes free pizza.

Still time to enter the SCCUL Student Enterprise awards

You still have until December 1 to enter the Student Enterprise Award in the annual SCCUL awards. In its third year, this award is sponsored by Winters Property – Ireland’s largest private student accommodation operator. Past entrants have shown incredible innovation and winners have included a range of apps and devices to improve business productivity and save lives. 

“It is just by randomness of birth that we are Irish — so we have to help others”

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I am just back from my recent travels from Galway to Uganda. It takes two days to travel from Galway to travel to the poor homes of Kayunga and Ndeeba in Uganda but, in a very real sense, the journey is one of thousand upon thousands of miles. After two days of travel, your eyes are heavy and your legs are stiff but, in Kayunga, your mind is racing. Your first thought is to wonder how people could live in such poverty; your second is to wonder how you can help them out of it.

Crime In The Country

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Tom Turley believes that rural crime is the single biggest topic that will dominate the agenda in the forthcoming election. The Eyrecourt farmer attended a meeting in Thurles a fortnight ago, which was organised by the Save our Communities organisation, to discuss the issue. The event, which was chaired by crime journalist Paul Williams and attended by 1,500 people, giving a snapshot of the depth of feeling, the anger, and the frustration that is out there among the terrorised population of rural Ireland.

Entrepreneurs – Time for a vote of confidence

arguably that prior Budgets have focused on tax measures to attract Foreign Direct Investment and that supportive tax measures for small businesses and entrepreneurs have received less attention. With the advent of improved technology, the option for Irish entrepreneurs to move their base outside of our shores is now a live one as many of them can easily conduct their business across borders. Therefore the need to encourage new entrepreneurs and support existing entrepreneurs is vital in ensuring the medium to long term health of the Irish economy.

 

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