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Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, that 18 Mayo schools will to receive funding for Additional Accommodation and Emergency Works. "Fourteen schools have been approved for funding under the Emergency Works Scheme, which will allow them to carry out works on roof repairs, accessibility of the school and structural repairs," the Taoiseach said.
As we approach exam season the Asthma Society of Ireland is urging parents and students to take steps to ensure their asthma or allergies do not hinder their exam success.
Management representatives for Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) have attended recruitment exhibitions in Dublin and the UK in a bid to recruit nursing staff for the west’s biggest hospital.
Tom Dillon, originally from Co Sligo, married Geraldine Plunkett, on Easter Sunday 1916. The Plunkett family were practically all committed to the Rising, and the subsequent War of Independence. Tom qualified from UCD as a chemist, worked with the Volunteers, and supplied them with a steady stream of hand grenades and bombs. In May 17 1918 he was arrested and interned with other Irish Rebels, in Gloucester prison, England.
JAMES CONNOLLY was executed for his leading role in the 1916 Rising on May 12 1916. On Thursday May 12 his life and ideals will be celebrated at a charity event to raise funds for Médecins Sans Frontières.
DUBLIN THEATRE ensemble WillFredd have only been around for five years but in that time have earned a reputation as one of Ireland’s most imaginative and exciting young companies. Now it brings its acclaimed show, Care, to the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday May 6 at 8pm as part of the Galway Theatre Festival.
Were the Irish women who fought for freedom in 1916 “airbrushed out of Irish history”, just as nurse Elizabeth O’Farrell was airbrushed out of the famous photograph of Patrick Pearse’s surrender on Moore Street?
A fascinating exhibition on the women who fought for Irish independence has just been launched in Castlebar Library. The exhibition, highlights as it says “What did the women do?” through the stories of Cumann na mBan and the role of women in the cultural, literary, and ultimately political revival of the decade from 1912 to 1922.
ONE OF the most striking personalities in the 1916 Rising was Constance Markievicz, the Anglo-Irish aristocrat who became a militant nationalist and was among the rebels who fought in the vicinity of St Stephen’s Green.