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World has changed a lot since I became bishop, says Kirby in welcome to successor

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At the time of my appointment as bishop in April 1988, Ronald Reagan was President of the U.S.A. Mikael Gorbachev was in charge of the U.S.S.R. and the Berlin Wall looked impregnable. As all these have changed, it is inevitable that there is a change in Clonfert as well! After a little over 31 years since my appointment as Bishop of Clonfert, I am happy that Pope Francis has today accepted my resignation. The good news is that, despite the prognostications of some, the diocese will continue to have its own identity and its own bishop. Moladh go deo le Dia.

So who is the new Bishop of Clonfert?

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On Tuesday morning, Pope Francis announced that Fr Michael Duignan would be the new Bishop of Clonfert, to succeed the long-serving incumbent Bishop John Kirby who has filled the role for more than three decades. But who is the new Bishop?

Flying high — 770,000 passengers used Ireland West Airport in 2018

2018 has proven to be the busiest year on record at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers climbing to over 770,000 for the first time in the airport’s history, surpassing the previous record of 750,000 passengers achieved in 2017. The passenger figures represent the third consecutive year of record passenger growth at the airport.

Ireland West Airport records highest ever passenger numbers

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2018 has proven to be the busiest year on record at Ireland West Airport with passenger numbers climbing to over 770,000 for the first time in the airports history, surpassing the previous record of 750,000 passengers achieved in 2017.

Time the so called Republican Movement apologised and compensated

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Insider has been a keen observer of the political scene for well over 40 years, and, up until recently, thought he had seen and heard it all. There were many contenders for the ‘Brass Neck’ award over the years - from Charlie Haughey’s ‘doing the State some service’ to Ray Burke’s ‘line in the sand’ to Bertie Aherne's ‘won it on the horses’.

Mitchels still the men to beat

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The quarter final spots of the Mayo senior championship have been filled. Five teams had already qualified for the last eight before a ball was thrown in in the final group games, with a little bit of house-keeping to be done to see which teams finished top and which teams finished runners up.

'I am determined, as Taoiseach, to break this country out of this boom and bust cycle'

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Last week Fine Gael held its annual party think-in at the Galway Bay Hotel and, on Thursday morning, I had a sit-down with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to hear his thoughts on a range of local and national issues.

Mayo Concert Orchestra to tour with Sean Keane

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Acclaimed Irish singer Sean Keane is to be joined by Mayo Concert Orchestra on his upcoming concert tour due to commence in early December.

Schoolbags back in fashion as the closure of rural post offices gives cause for political thought

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Grealish calls Defence Forces treatment during Pope’s visit 'despicable'

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The treatment of thousands of members of the Defence Forces deployed on duties surrounding Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland has been condemned as "despicable" by a Galway TD.

 

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