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Get some Fresh Air with Donal Dineen

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TODAY FM DJ Donal Dineen has unveiled plans to broadcast an innovative month long festival of new Irish music in November and he’s coming to Galway to give us a taste of FreshAir.

Major childcare conference for Galway next week

Sue Palmer, one of the UK’s best known child development experts, will be a guest speaker at a conference hosted by Galway City and County Childcare Committee entitled Nurturing Bright, Balanced, Children in Modern Times. The GCCCC’s seventh annual childcare conference will take place on Saturday November 28 in the Salthill Hotel.

Galway Jazz Festival begins tonight

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THE CITY is in for a treat with a weekend of jazz from leading practitioners of the genre from Norway, Germany, Italy, and Ireland at the Galway Jazz Festival which runs from this evening up to Sunday night.

Ballina man claims gardaí used excessive force

A 34-year-old bakery worker from Ballina has claimed before the High Court that his arm was broken when gardaí used excessive force to arrest and handcuff him. The incident happened during a disturbance outside a nightclub in which, he alleges, he was not involved, the Irish Times reported this week.

Enrol now for your child’s free pre-school place

If your child was born between February 2 2005 and June 30 2006 he/she is eligible for a free pre-school place in January 2010.

Christmas cheer and seasonal tapas at Cava

Cava Spanish restaurant and tapas bar is celebrating the festive season in style this year. During the Christmas period, customers can enjoy a variety of seasonal menus and treats. The chefs at Cava have designed two set menus, which are available until January 6.

Stop the press, I’ve heard it all now

First let me say I was all ready to write a lovely little editorial about Mullingar Chamber turning the town into a Christmas village on Sunday, and how it all sounds really cheery and festive. Then I was going to say a bit about the floods in Athlone, and the heart-warming solidarity that seems to have embraced the town, and the county to be fair. But then, ah but then, our beloved Taoiseach came out to defend the Catholic Church this week. His actions were something so redundant, so old school, so embarrassing that even his peers across the country scratched their heads in confusion.

Stop the press, I’ve heard it all now

First let me say I was all ready to write a lovely little editorial about Mullingar Chamber turning the town into a Christmas village on Sunday, and how it all sounds really cheery and festive. Then I was going to say a bit about the floods in Athlone, and the heart-warming solidarity that seems to have embraced the town, and the county to be fair. But then, ah but then, our beloved Taoiseach came out to defend the Catholic Church this week. His actions were something so redundant, so old school, so embarrassing that even his peers across the country scratched their heads in confusion.

Second home tax raises over €1,000,000 for Mayo County Council

Tax on second homes which was introduced in the April Budget has raised more than €51 million nationally with €1,581,560 raised for Mayo County Council, as reported in this week’s Irish Times.

Mayo success in Tuam, Ballinrobe event for your diary

The annual Tuam 8k road race which took place on Sunday was eagerly awaited by many athletes. Training has been frustrated and many races cancelled due to the weather. However, there was a good turn-out by Mayo AC among the 273 rusty and rested runners for the two lap race in Tuam. Gerry Ryan (GCH) retained the title with a clear victory in 25.02. a few seconds outside his 2009 winning time of 25.10. Paul Buckley (Ferbane AC) was second in 25.39 and Mayo AC’s John Byrne came home in third in 26.02. This was an excellent performance by the Straide man in his first race back after dislocating a shoulder in November.

 

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