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Tánaiste to address Galway public meeting on Brexit

Simon Coveney, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, will be in Galway next week to address a public meeting on Brexit and the upcoming trade talks between the UK and EU.

Aspirations remain for Brexit deal as prudent Budget unveiled to the public

It struck me very strongly when I was beginning this column that many of the events of these few days are of a national and international variety.

AIB hosts Brexit workshop with Westmeath businesses in mind

The Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, is the venue for an AIB hosted Brexit workshop for Westmeath businesses on Tuesday, October 1, and those who are trading directly or using the United Kingdom as a land-bridge are being encouraged to attend the event, which will commence at 7.30am.

Climate change and Brexit...what a time to be alive

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What a time to be alive. The window for action on climate change is rapidly closing; democratic politics are under threat from a resurgent far-right in many of the world's most influential countries; and there are few obvious reasons for hope or optimism.

More than two hundred children in the West live in emergency accommodation

More than 80 families are homeless in the western region, including Galway, Mayo ,and Roscommon, with 37 of these being single parent families, according to the figures released by the Department of Housing.

Major emergency exercise held at Mayo General Hospital

HSE staff from community, mental health and disability services and Mayo General Hospital got together recently to take part in a major emergency exercise based on the scenario of a fire at a night club in Castlebar.

Ration on salt stocks in the county

Salt stocks in the county are being rationed as the NRA is now reducing salt stocks nationwide in the run up to Christmas.

Irish Red Cross appeal for Pakistan flood victims

The Irish Red Cross has called on families, communities, workplaces, and sports clubs to organise fundraising efforts to provide essential services and equipment to flooded areas in the devastated country.

Council to prepare emergency weather plan

Westmeath County Council has been instructed to prepare emergency plans for flooding and severe cold weather, after a report this week found the overall response to the winter’s extreme weather conditions to be “inadequate”.

Visit your family safely this Christmas

Winter weather can be a hazard over the festive break, so the IAM (Irish Advanced Motorists) are urging drivers to be extra cautious as they take to the road to visit their loved ones across the country.

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