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Galway TDs must vote against sealing Mother and Baby Homes records for 30 years

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Galway East TDs must vote against the controversial Mother and Baby Homes Bill which comes before the Dáil this week, as it would seal the records relating to such homes for up to 30 years.

Increased support for borrowers in Covid-19 mortgage difficulty

Borrowers in Athlone who have seen their incomes impacted by the Covid-19 crisis will have greater access to insolvency supports and services under new government measures, Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael Minister of State, Deputy Peter Burke, has confirmed.

Ring road project is out of sync with our legal obligations on carbon reduction, says Connolly

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Building the N6 road is one of the most "blatant examples of a human activity which will certainly increase our emissions and our dependence on cars", Dep Catherine Connolly told the An Bord Pleanala oral hearing into the project on Monday.

Galway TDs must 'stand up for renters' against Rent Increases Bill, says Farrell

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Galway West TDs are being asked to "do the right thing" when Sinn Féin's Ban On Rent Increases Bill comes before the Dáil today, Thursday September 17.

‘It is rather the want of the middle class…’

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For any visitor to Dublin in the early 19th century, to miss seeing the great Daniel O’Connell would have made their visit almost worthless. William Makepeace Thackeray, on the threshold of becoming one of the greatest writers of the English language, spent three months touring Ireland in 1842 collecting his impressions of the ‘manners and the scenery’ of the country and its people, for his successful Irish Sketch Book published some years later. Back in Dublin at the conclusion of his tour he lost no time heading to the Mansion House to see the Liberator in person.*

There was a story told of a mermaid seen at Killala Bay

Continuing his wry and sardonic observations on the personalities, and the heaving populated life that he encounters on the roads, towns and villages along the way, the young William Makepeace Thackeray continued his journey through Connemara. In 1842 he spent four months on an extensive tour of this island, and later published his observations in the well received Irish Sketch Book to which he added numerous drawings mainly of the people he met. Yet for all his sceptical comments he is genuinely moved by the landscape of Connemara, and writes eloquently on intimate moments.

There was a story told of a mermaid seen at Killala Bay

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Continuing his wry and sardonic observations on the personalities, and the heaving populated life that he encounters on the roads, towns and villages along the way, the young William Makepeace Thackeray continued his journey through Connemara. In 1842 he spent four months on an extensive tour of this island, and later published his observations in the well received Irish Sketch Book to which he added numerous drawings mainly of the people he met. Yet for all his sceptical comments he is genuinely moved by the landscape of Connemara, and writes eloquently on intimate moments.

Government's renter Bill will 'lead to more homelessness' says former Mayor

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"Flawed", "full of holes", and "fails to address the main excuses used for evicting tenants", is how one city councillor has described the Government's new Residential Tenancies Bill.

Building protections against insurance greed – Conway Walsh

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According to Mayo Senator Rose Conway-Walsh, Sinn Féin will continue in the next Dáil to build protections for consumers and businesses 'against the insurance companies that are driven by greed to fleece us'.

IPAV calls for monthly index of building input costs

Responding to the most recent CSO Residential Property Price Index, IPAV, the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, said it strongly supports the view of the ESRI that the cost of building homes must be driven down and called for the setting up of an official monthly index of input costs.

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