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At a public seminar organised by the European Commission in Athlone this week, Economics Editor of the Irish Independent, Brendan Keenan, argued that, despite the fact that major political and institutional changes were still needed, the EU and the Eurozone countries have “moved back from the abyss of potential break-up”.
Castlebar has played host to the launch and first leg of a series of nationwide personal finance meetings organised by the Irish League of Credit Unions. The event entitled ‘Managing your Money in 2011’ opened to a capacity crowd at the Harlequin Hotel last Thursday.
In the context of the deep recession and the current challenging economic times, the Irish League of Credit Unions has announced that it is organising a series of nationwide public meetings to provide expert personal finance advice and guidance to members of the public. The first meeting will be held in the Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar on Thursday February 10 at 6.30pm.
An audience with novelist and playwright Dermot Bolger, a reading by human rights activist Colm O’Gorman, a workshop on how to write your memoir and a debate on the burning questions of the day are just a few of the key attractions of this year’s Athlone Literary Festival which takes place from Friday September 25 to Sunday September 27. Organisers of the festival have compiled an intriguing and diverse schedule of events for the annual event, which is now becoming a fixture on the cultural calendar of the region. For those excited by the cut and thrust of debate and discussion on some of the vital questions in this turbulent time, The Big Question on Friday evening is tailor-made.