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State examinations in full flow as quest for Tory leadership continues

The weather has turned particularly uncertain for high summer. I for one am very glad, and I’m sure many other people are, that it has turned cool and uncertain. It seems that always we have heatwave weather when students are doing their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert, and how difficult it must be for them as they swelter with their thoughts and their writings in the examination hall and the sun beams in the windows, leaving them with the feeling that they should be out enjoying it. But the cooler weather has meant it is easier for them to concentrate.

Who will be returned as MEPs for Midlands-North-West?

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Former tánaiste Michael McDowell recently described the European elections as a mad dash where household names strive to become household names. There is more than an element of truth to this; high profile politicians such as Gerry Collins, Jim Higgins, and Brian Hayes went largely off the radar after relocating to Brussels.

Under-funded roads in West see business opportunities drive by – Rabbitte

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Fianna Fáil MEP candidate in the Midlands-North-West, Anne Rabbitte TD, has said that major under funding of the roads network in the western region is impacting on investment in the area.

Dublin to Galway train journey should take just an hour, says Rabbitte

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East and European Parliament candidate for Midland-North-West Anne Rabbitte has said a radical overhaul of the country’s rail network, including high speed rail, could bolster prosperity in the West and North West.

Local community mourns tragic death of young girl

A community was in mourning this week following the tragic death of an 11-year-old girl in a road traffic accident on Easter Sunday.

'We need an answer to this question'

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A survivor group has called on Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone to launch an inquest into the deaths of children at the mass grave of the Tuam Baby and Mother Home.

Shortage of social workers leaving backlog of child protection cases, says Rabbitte

The Government must speed up efforts to hire social care workers, as new figures show more than 6,000 child protection cases awaiting social workers to be assigned.

Lack of consultation on new after school service regulations ‘shocking’, says Rabbitte

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The introduction of “stringent regulations” on after school services without any proper consultation with parents or service providers has been called “shocking” and “astounding” by a Galway East TD.

Rabbitte highlights ‘huge failures’ to progress or prosecute youth crimes

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A Galway TD is demanding the Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone to outline what measures have been put in place to ensure the “huge failures” to act on youth crimes, “will never occur again”.

Rabbitte calls for extension of meningitis B vaccine to all children

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The recent outbreak of meningitis cases, including three deaths from the illness, has led to a Galway TD demanding the Government consider providing the meningitis B vaccine free to all children.

 

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