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Galway Educate Together secondary school announces appointment of principal

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Educate Together has announced that Offaly-native Sarah Molloy will be the Principal of the Galway Educate Together Secondary School, opening in September 2019.

Moate man donates a kidney to his ailing brother

Eight years ago, Fintan Clooney, a 46-year-old bachelor who lives in Birr, Co Offaly, made an appointment to see his doctor when his legs became very swollen.

O’Donnellan & Joyce records €5m in autumn auction sales

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O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers recorded €5 million in auction sales on Tuesday in its Wild Atlantic Way autumn auction. The auction took place in the Harbour Hotel to a full house of keen buyers. There was standing room only for the prospective owner occupiers and investors, who were given a tremendous selection of property to choose from, especially in Galway city.

‘The Galway Resolution’ - An attempted coup by some county councillors

On December 3 1920, at the height of the War of Independence, quite an extraordinary event happened in Galway County Council. It passed a resolution, known as ‘The Galway Resolution’, repudiating the authority of the newly established Dáil; it rescinded the resolution for the collection of rates, (which were collected locally, and passed on to Dáil Éireann, and not to the British authorities), and incredibly, Galway County Council now offered its offices to negotiate peace, directly with the British prime minister, David Lloyd George.

 

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