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In November 1990, Ireland elected its first female president in Mary Robinson. That same year - but six months earlier - the Church of Ireland approved the ordination of women as priests and bishops.
TOMORROW IS not only the day on which the presidential election takes place - or, as looks virtually certain, the presidential re-election - it is also the day a new EP comes out, named after a former Irish president.
Nine Galway girls were among the 130 Girl Guides who received the Irish Girl Guides’ highest award at a special ceremony in Croke Park on Saturday.
The procession of presidential hopefuls through Galway continued last Friday with the visit of Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House, the annual Darkness into Light walk and, since 2016, a member of Seanad Éireann.
Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week (MSIAW) will take place from Monday October 15 to Sunday October 21.
Connemara Green Festival 2018 puts the focus on food as part of Galway European Region of Gastronomy
The Connemara Green Festival, packed with family-friendly events with a foodie flavour and taking place this weekend, October 12 to 14, is sure to be an autumn highlight of Galway ERoG programme.
NISO Midland branch held their presentation of certificates for the ‘Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety’ course in the Prince of Wales hotel in Athlone. Hosted by Athlone Institute of Technology from February to June, 16 participants successfully completed the course.
The Irish Centre for Human Rights and the School of Law will host a panel discussion with Dr Mary Robinson on the ‘The Necessity of Advocacy’ at NUI Galway on Wednesday, 24 October.
'Young people’s choice of participation, rather than cynicism, is a powerful way of looking at the future'
Climate change is a reality, a crisis facing us all, yet in this period of turmoil - geo-politically via Trump, Brexit, and the rise of the far right, and environmentally with rising temperatures and extreme weather - there remains cause for hope.
Insider believes you should vote for Michael D Higgins on October 26 for a second term as president. Chances are you think that too: the polls have been nothing but encouraging; the President is regarded with affection by most; and his empathetic and ethical style lends itself to the challenges of the role.