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I am a mother because two mothers chose life

On Tuesday evening the Dail voted at second stage on the Protection of Life in Pregnancy Bill (2013). As expected four of our Fine Gael TDs (Peter Matthews, Brian Walsh, Billy Timmins and Terence Flanagan) very courageously voted against the Bill. Next week, I, too will vote against the abortion bill. More FG colleagues are expected to follow in the coming days.

Abuse is the new discourse

When Enda Kenny stood up in the Dail yesterday and outlined the amount of bile and hate that is coming his way courtesy of his stance on the abortion legislation, he was reflecting a reality that ensures abuse is now a new form of discourse, being seen instead as a quicker way of getting your point across than searching and struggling manfully for a burst of eloquence that may never arrive.

Don't take away our discretion

In the crazy world that exists after Shattergate and Minggate, we are in danger of losing something very precious. You can take away the house, the job, the fancy cars, our dignity, but please don't take away the one thing we Irish love in great big shovels full — our discretion. What would life be like if we all had to live by the rules? If we had to pay the exact penalty for every misdemeanour we do, if we had to do things exactly as they should be done. If that was to happen, we’d turn into Germans aware that anything we do wrong would be punished exactly as the rule says it should. Or we’d spend our lives making sure others did things the way they should. A regimental regime like that would not be Ireland.

Garda vetting duplication is intensifying delays — OMahony

Fine Gael Mayo TD John OMahony has highlighted the problems being caused by the delays in the Garda vetting system. Speaking in the Dail O’Mahony attributed some of the delay to duplication whereby individuals are being assessed on two or more occasions.

Fahey delighted with six figure settlement after taking libel action against publishers of Mail newspapers

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Former Galway West TD Frank Fahey has been granted a substantial six-figure sum in a settlement with the publishers of the Irish Daily Mail and the Mail On Sunday.

Reeling back the years....

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I get both embarrassed and amused, in an hysterical sort of a way, reading back over the recent social history of poor Cathleen Ní Houlihan. Particularly when it touches on anything sexual. It is surprising that any of us were born at all, such was the misery caused at the mention that anyone might be enjoying a healthy sexual relationship with a partner. The impression was given that everyone who had sexual contact outside marriage was not only in a state of serious sin, but that they were some kind of social pariah, to be scorned and driven away from normal society. Even sex within marriage could be shaky. It really was a subject that could not be discussed in public at all without inviting legions of self-righteous men and women out on the streets proclaiming well-meaning but ill-informed opinion.

Fianna Fáil leader's Westport walkabout

During his whistlestop tour of Mayo last week, Fianna Fáil leader Micheal Martin paid a visit to Westport on Thursday where he enjoyed a meet and greet with people in the town.

Tuam community unites in grief to mourn loss of two sisters

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A tight-knit community was plunged into mourning this week following a fatal road traffic accident at the weekend which claimed the lives of two-year-old girl and her three-month-old sister.

The Dail Bar getting behind the best of the west

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The Dail Bar in the heart of the Latin Quarter is showing its support for some of the best of the west. Not only is it continuing its sponsorship and support of Connacht Rugby with the sponsorship of Brett Wilkinson for the third year in a row, they are also flying the flag for Galway hurling as a business sponsor in a bid to show support to our home grown talent, urging the city to show our support for the fantastic talent we have in Galway and Connacht.

City bar leads drive to help dethroned Miss Ireland aims to take on the universe

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The Dail Bar is getting behind former Miss Ireland Maire Hughes as she enters the prestigious Miss Universe Ireland competition this November 2 in Dublin. Ms Hughes of Catwalk Models will be representing The Dail Bar and Galway in the Miss Universe Ireland competition run by well-known Irish agent and top model Andrea Roche.

 

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