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Our Lady’s Boys’ Club camp

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When President Michael D Higgins, officially opened the new Our Lady’s Boys’ Club clubhouse in 2015, he said: “Like so many successful community initiatives, OLBC was founded and built on vision, a spirit of participation and a will to make a genuine and positive difference to the community. When Fr Leonard Shiel SJ established a club in 1940, I doubt that he realised just how enduring his vision would be. Today, OLBC is the longest running youth club in the country and has woven its way into the fabric of community life in Galway, welcoming members from many neighbourhoods including Shantalla, Westside, Ballinfoyle, Rahoon, Corrib Park, and Newcastle.

The EU demands 'more Europe' as continent drifts more to the right

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It is two years almost to the day since the people of the UK dramatically voted to leave the EU. Since then Brexit has been a constant backdrop to political discourse in these islands, and a dominant one when it comes to the discussion of international affairs.

Horrific Immigration policies in US need reparation

Well, Ireland won last Saturday in Melbourne so it’s full steam ahead for Sydney next week, now it really is a competition. Australia won one match and Ireland won another match and now, next Saturday, will be the decider.

Job done and on to the next one

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It was fun in the sun for the Mayo footballers as they blitzed their way past a hapless Limerick in the Gaelic grounds last Saturday evening.

School design reaps awards for SJK Architects

Galway-and Mayo-based SJK Architects were celebrating last weekend when their design of Westport’s new school Scoil Phádraig was recognized by two prestigious awards at the 2018 Irish Architecture Awards gala event held at Dublin’s Mansion House.

What will we do now on April Fool’s Day if the Arabs buy United?

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One of the hoary auld reliables of the newspaper game is when your publication date coincides with April Fools Day. It is the one day of the year when the normal stuff that passes for local news is embellished into extraordinary auld stuff designed to catch the eye, but to be not too good to actually convince people that it is true. I remember about a decade ago, on one April 2, fielding calls from some concerned parishioners of the Cathedral who were shocked to hear our story of the previous day that a Monsignor Faproilio from The Vatican was introducing ATM-style confessionals in the Cathedral, from which you would receive your penance on a small receipt.

Duty on imported Chinese truck tyres increasing costs

Large numbers of new truck tyres manufactured in China are going up in price, with resulting increased costs for many truck owners, as well for tyre importers and retailers.

McGuinness welcomes decision to hold referendum on blasphemy

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Mairead McGuinness, MEP for the Galway area and first Vice-President responsible for the European Parliament’s relations with churches, religions and non-confessional organisations, has welcomed the decision by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to bring to Government today plans to hold a referendum on the blasphemy clause in the Irish Constitution.

‘Yesterday we were in America’ — Alcock and Brown 100 Festival launched to mark historic feat

The ‘Alcock and Brown 100’ Festival to celebrate the centenary next year of one of the greatest feats of early aviation — the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history, completed by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown in 1919, was launched this week in Dublin.

Will Magdalene redemption hasten the day this country delivers for all its citizens?

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There has been a lot of talk about journeys in Ireland over the past few months.

 

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