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Mayo native and NUI Galway doctorate holder named new Chief of Staff

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A Mayoman who completed a PhD in Political Science in NUI Galway six years ago was this week named as the new Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces.

Mayo man to take up top post in Defence Forces

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Castlebar native Rear Admiral Mark Mellett was announced this week as the new Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces.

Admiral Brown Promenade opened in Foxford

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny opened the Admiral Brown Promenade in Foxford on Saturday.

Son of Ernie O’Malley to give a talk on O’Malley’s life in Castlebar

Mayo County Library is starting the year with a once-off opportunity to hear about the life of Castlebar born revolutionary hero Ernie O’Malley by his son. The talk entitled Ernie O'Malley, A Life Spent Beyond the Pale will be delivered by Cormac O’Malley in Castlebar Library on Friday January 16 at 7.30pm and is free to the public.

FOI fees to be abolished

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NUI Galway has conferred three honorary degrees on Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Lt General Sean McCann, and Finian O’Sullivan.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn to receive honorary degree from NUI Galway

EU Commissioner, Carna native Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, is to be honoured by NUI Galway.

Naval vessel LÉ Eithne to feature in In Humbert’s Footsteps

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The committee of In Humbert’s Footsteps, Mayo’s flagship Gathering event, have welcomed the announcement that the Irish navy’s flagship vessel, the LÉ Eithne, has been made available by Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter to take part in the August festival.

‘No cheering crowds, no military parades, no public holidays’

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On December 7 1922, less than eight months after the Kilmilkin battle, Pádraic Ó Máille TD and his friend Sean Hales TD of Cork, walked out of a hotel on Ormonde Quay, by Dublin’s river Liffy. They just had lunch, and were on their way back to the Dáil in Leinster House, a short drive away. Ó Máille, Galway city and Connemara’s first TD, had been appointed Leas Ceann Comhairle (deputy speaker). As they reached their car a gunman stepped forward and opened fire. Both men were hit, but Hales was bleeding profusely. Although seriously injured Ó Máille managed to get Hales into the car and drove to the nearest hospital, where he collapsed. Hales was dead..

Connemara becomes battlefield in Tan war

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Connemara becomes battlefield in Tan war

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