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Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath, Robert Troy, has expressed his anger that commuters in Westmeath, who travel to Dublin on a daily basis on oversubscribed train carriages, will have to wait until the end of 2021 at the earliest before they see any additional capacity.
Moate TidyTowns committee member, Jimmy Redmond, was highly commended as a ‘Community Hero’ during the national finals of the SuperValu TidyTowns Awards which took place recently in The Helix venue in Dublin.
Not a good weekend for Galway basketball teams.
As part of their nationwide tour 2019/2020, the perennially popular Aslan, with the enigmatic presence of Christy Dignam on lead vocals, will play a live date at the Radisson Blu Athlone Hotel on Saturday, November 23.
The man who grew the Marine Institute from just one person to now, a staff of more than 200, retired last Saturday after 26 years of service — and when I called out to chat with Dr Peter Heffernan for one last time before he stepped down, I met him at the front door, being helped to load boxes into his car. Twenty six years in one office amasses a lot of material.
Some 10,000 people are set to converge on Galway next week to attend the Vodafone Comedy Carnival, which is expected to generate at least €5 million for the local economy.
The HSE is to proceed with the disposal of the St Brigid’s Hospital site in Ballinasloe and lands that are surplus to requirements, Senator Maura Hopkins has confirmed.
Danse Macabre, this year's Macnas Parade, takes place on Sunday October 27, and will feature the signature Macnas giant creations and sculptural images, pyrotechnics, bespoke costumes, and epic performances to live and original music.
Many Irish people have been wowed by the stylish designs of Portuguese fashion brand Lanidor on holidays and have been stunned by the quality and colours — but are you aware that in Ireland, the brand is available exclusively in Galway.
The Simon Community takes its name from Simon of Cyrene who helped Jesus carry the cross. It was founded in London in 1963 by Anton Wallich-Clifford and a branch was set up in Dublin in 1969. Early in 1979, Frank O’Leary OFM spoke at a meeting in Galway entitled Poverty in Ireland about the work of Simon in providing shelter, friendship, and acceptance to homeless people. Two psychology students, Margaret Brehony and Kathy O’Grady, drew attention to the fact that there were rough sleepers in Galway too.