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McCormack’s Opel a cut above the rest

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Feasta Bia food ambassador of the year

This award was presented to Cait Curran earlier this month in recognition of her work in producing, training, and supporting local organic foods. Cait Curran has her own stall at the Saturday Galway market and she has been the project manager for Garrai na Oileain, an association promoting organic market gardening in offshore islands. She is also involved in the slow food movement and is editor of Organic Matters, a magazine dedicated to all things organic. The award was presented by Minister for Agriculture Food and Marine Simon Coveney. Feasta Bia is all about local food production and consumption, and through various initiatives it hopes to help increase these areas by 20 per cent over the next few years.

Farewell 2011, happy Christmas - and cheers to a great New Year 2012

As we bid farewell this week to 2011 and welcome in the New Year of 2012, no doubt many of us wonder – as we always do around this time – where on earth did the last year go?

New Year’s resolutions for foodies

New Year’s resolutions are a bit like cooking a perfect soufflé, lots of thought and preparation go in to the making but the result is often less than hoped for. However, on the assumption that some good might come from said resolutions, then it is perhaps worth putting pen to paper. I am listing here some which might be worth consideration and also my fantasy resolutions for 2011.

Was 2010 good or bad for food and restaurants in Galway?

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The answer to this question is like many other questions, it depends; it depends on which side of the counter you are. For consumers, I think it has been a good year, prices for most items are better than before and I don’t believe quality has suffered. For business owners, it has been tough; however most have survived and hopefully most will survive through 2011.

The return of Beverly Martyn

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SHE WAS a friend of Nick Drake, made two albums with her former husband, the late John Martyn, and has worked with Paul Simon - she is Beverly Martyn.

Take away worker assaulted

A case involving a man who assaulted a take-away employee on New Year’s Eve in Castlebar was heard at this week’s sitting of Castlebar District Court.

Christmas Entertainment at The Half Cut Bar

The Half Cut Bar will be providing the best in Christmas fun and festivities this Christmas season. With live music and DJs playing throughout the holiday period the Half Cut Bar is the only place you need to be. Live music will be provided by Paddy Thomas, Psycho Sue with the Blues Brothers and Rory spinning the discs and keeping the festivities moving until late. It all kicks off tonight Friday December 19 with the Blues Brothers playing the best in festive favourites and your favourite music. Psycho Sue will be taking to the stage live on Sunday December 20, while at 7.30pm on Sunday December 20 Paddy Thomas will kick things off live in the Half Cut Bar followed up by the Blues Brothers.

Home Ground

Now the Christmas tree and decorations will soon be taken down and put away and the New Year’s celebrations are almost behind you, you are no doubt ready to start gardening again. Are you feeling motivated? I do hope so because there is much to be done.

Enda Kenny looks forward to entering government in 2010

I’m looking forward to 2010, my strongest objective will be to ensure that Fine Gael enters government under my leadership. Ireland is facing a crucial period that will determine the society we live in for years to come depending on the decisions that are made at this important time. We are all facing greater difficulties in recent times, whether these are financial strain, employment issues, or other personal difficulties. Many of these problems are associated with the lack of leadership from this current Fianna Fáil/Green Government and their inability to protect the most vulnerable within society. I am aware of the problems that many people are facing and most importantly, we in Fine Gael have the solutions as well as the ambition to make them a reality. These plans include NewEra, an €18 billion economic stimulus package that would create 105,000 new jobs in the green energy sector. Other plans aim to protect small and medium enterprises in order to save jobs, promote fairness in healthcare through our FairCare policy, excellence in education through our Third Way document, and a better alternative to NAMA.

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