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Islandeady Properties and Lansdowne Francs are to acquire The Royal Theatre, hotels, and The Royal Quarter retail area from Andrew O’Leary and Kieran Wallace, KPMG in a move announced today.
There needs to be a complete re-think on how the new National Driving Licence Service (NDLS) centre at Ballybrit works as it is not fit for purpose, that is according to MEP for Midlands-North West Jim Higgins.
“Ireland took the bullet for the EU” over the collapse of the continent’s economic and banking institutions, and now “it’s pay back time”, as younger generations should not have to face a future of “austerity in perpetuity”.
Independent MEP Marian Harkin will be launching her Galway campaign for re-election to the European Parliament in the Clayton Hotel on Monday, April 7.
The future of maternity services at Mayo General Hospital has been put firmly on the agenda around the county this week, following revelations from Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne that a draft report proposed the closure of a number of maternity units in the region, including at Mayo General.
The announcement this week of the redrafting of the EU constituencies for next year’s European Parliament elections has seen Mayo included in the new Midlands, North and West four seat constituency which stretches all the way from the Atlantic coast to the Irish Sea. Ireland has lost one seat in the parliament thanks to the accession of Croatia to the European Union, which has led to the redrawing of the boundaries and a reduction in a number of constituencies from four to three.
Galway voters may not have the chance to vote for former Galway GAA football manager, Dep John O’Mahony, as a Dáil candidate in the 2016 General Election. Instead he may become a European candidate for the North-West.
The referendums scheduled for next month will bring to an end a little bit of local history, as it will be the last time a vote is to be held in Westmeath under the old electoral divisions.
The recent enlistment of Johnny Walsh, who served as an Independent councillor on Ballinasloe Town Council for the past 13 years, into The Labour Party, might seem like a ‘small fry’ incident in local parish politics, but it is in fact, far from that.
Speaking ahead of the plenary vote on the Citizens Initiative Jim Higgins MEP welcomed the excellent initiative stating that it had received cross party support.