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Local student represents Ireland at European Parliament

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Cathal Galvin from Athlone Community College was one of 24 students representing Ireland at the European Parliament in Strasbourg recently.

‘Politicians are all the same’

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“Politicians are all the same“ is a very common refrain these days, and although it may disturb the more idealistic candidates and their canvassers, it has more than a grain of truth. The two governments that have reigned throughout the Irish economic meltdown have pursued the same policies, making the people pay for a crisis that was none of their doing.

With almost ninety trafficked women selling sex in Galway, local politicians are asked to support new law

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The Immigrant Council of Ireland is urging Galway TDs and senators to show their support for the publication of the heads of the Criminal Law [Sexual Offences] Bill 2014 which proposes wide ranging reforms of the current law.

Mayo companies pick up All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards

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A number of Mayo companies picked up awards at the All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards in Mullingar recently. Mairead McGuinness, Fine Gael MEP and vice president of the European Parliament, presented the awards. She said the awards mark the achievement of people who day-to-day carry out what are in many ways mundane tasks in detecting risks, training personnel, enforcing and monitoring good practices, and inculcating rather than dictating a safety ethos in the workplace.

Ten candidates as Roscommon goes to poll in by-election


Disadvantaged areas payments worth over €3.66 million for Westmeath

The 2014 Disadvantaged Areas Scheme, worth over €3.66m for County Westmeath and some €149 million nationally, has started issuing this month.

Kyne accuses Dublin MEP of ‘threatening progress’ on Connemara road

A Dublin MEP has been accused of “threatening progress” on a road she “does not travel regularly”, by raising questions about it in the European Parliament.

Castlebar's Royal Theatre and Royal Quarter under new ownership

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Islandeady Properties and Lansdowne Francs are to acquire The Royal Theatre, hotels, and The Royal Quarter retail area from Andrew O’Leary and Kieran Wallace, KPMG in a move announced today.

Why bother voting in the European Election?

“Sure they’re all the same,” is a common refrain among the plain people of Ireland in the run-up to election time. Understandably, we are disgruntled with the state of the nation. Disappointed in our leaders. Let down by the very politicians we elected last time in a spirit of buoyant optimism. Ground down by redundancy, wage cuts, salary freezes, relentless new taxes, and charges. Disheartened by scandals of greed and corruption exposed within charities, policing and other trusted agents of the State. We are nursing our wounds, and how dare politicians come seeking our blessing for more of the same?

The people go to the polls

Mayo people go to the polls today to elect the 30 members of the new county council as well as having their say on who will take the seats in the new Midlands, North and West constituency in the European Parliament. More than 100,000 people in Mayo are eligible to cast their votes today across four new electoral areas of Castlebar, Ballina, Claremorris, and West Mayo.


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