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With packages and attractive rates offering great value coupled with a range of interesting and exciting things to do, a break in Dublin makes more sense than ever.
In the centre of Oranmore, stands a statue to a local man who was shot in Dublin one hundred years ago this week. Joe Howley, Officer Commanding Number One Brigade IRA Galway was killed leaving what is now Heuston Station, Dublin on December 4 1920, and was pronounced dead at 12.30 a.m. December 5 in George V Hospital Dublin.
Michael Joseph Howley was born in Oranmore in 1895. His father died when Joe was just two years old. His mother was a sister of Peter Rabbitt, the proprietor of Rabbitt’s provision shop, licensed premises, and lodgings in Forster Street. She later married William Keane, the owner of Keane’s Bar in Oranmore. Joe, as he was popularly known, attended the local primary school and later went to the Bish in Galway. He obviously worked at farming as his mother once wrote, “He made a good lot with trading with cattle and sheep”.
THIS WEEK marks the centenary of one of the darkest episodes in the history of Galway as violence erupted on its streets resulting in a “night of terror” that left three young men dead.
Now I know we’ve had two major plans, one the July Stimulus Package, but the plan I want to focus on today in this column is the plan for Education and the Roadmap to get it.
RTÉ News haso announced the appointment of Galway-native Ailbhe Conneely as its new Social Affairs & Religion Correspondent. For the past 17-years Ailbhe has worked as a news reporter across all RTÉ platforms, including as a member of RTÉ’s political staff for seven years, reporting on events in the Houses of the Oireachtas and the European Parliament.
In light of the cancellation of the proposed RIC/DMP commemoration which was due to take place in the surrounds of Dublin Castle on January 17, local Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, re-affirmed his stance that he would have boycotted the event should it have proceeded.
Athlone Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has welcomed the decision to cancel the RIC/DMP commemoration which had been scheduled to take place on January 17 in Dublin Castle.
It makes no sense for the State and the Government to commemorate an organisation which sought to prevent an Irish state and Government from coming into existence, especially an organisation of which the notorious Black and Tans were a part.
The Chicago-based Hyatt Hotel Corporation has more than 800 properties in more than 55 countries across six continents. Its subsidiaries own 14 premier brands and enjoy a Loyalty Membership of over 18 Million. The opening of the Hyatt Centric Hotel in Dublin’s Liberties, not only unveils a new destination for Hyatt’s Loyalty Members Worldwide, it opens a door for 18 Million new visitors to Dublin’s Liberties.