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The Galway City Council has rejected the request from Galway 2020 for an additional €2.5 million in public funding for the European Capital of Culture programme.
Last June Michael Ring celebrated a quarter of a century in Dáil Eireann - looking back to winning the 1994 Mayo West bye-election win where he saw off Beverly Flynn to win the seat that had been held by her father before he was appointed as EU Commissioner, he still finds it hard to believe how far he has come since then, he told the Mayo Advertiser.
Galway is set for one of its most remarkable weekends in living memory as the countdown continues to Saturday’s spectacular opening ceremony to Galway 2020. Thousands are expected to flock to the city to attend the event on Saturday afternoon — among them President Michael D Higgins and European Commissioner Phil Hogan who will officially pass the honour to the city.
Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, will officially inaugurate Galway 2020 at the European Capital of Culture's opening ceremony on Saturday, February 8, in South Park, the Claddagh.
With the phoney war finally over, and the General Election upon us, the election and its aftermath is now the only thing occupying the minds of politicians and political anoraks. However it is by no means the only thing that should interest us.
A specially crafted golden Trefoil badge was passed on from outgoing Irish Girl Guides (IGG) Chief Commissioner Helen Concannon to incoming Chief Commissioner Amanda O’Sullivan at the organisation’s board meeting at its national office in Dublin.
It is "madness" that a new major Garda HQ for Galway has opened on the east side of the city, but there are "deep anti-social problems" causing distress to people in areas "within a few minutes drive of it".
Fianna Fáil TD for Mayo, Dara Calleary, has said that Garda resources in Mayo aimed at tackling drug use have been neglected - as the drug unit in the division has the same number of personnel today as it did in 2011.
We will begin this column with our take on the rugby match last Saturday between Ireland and Japan. Firstly, in my opinion, Ireland did not play badly, but yet Japan played a terrific game.
On Wednesday it was announced that Castlebar would be the headquarters of the new Mayo/Roscommon/Longford garda division. The division will come under the newly restructured North West Region which will have its headquarters in Murrough in Galway.