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Apprenticeship programmes funding formally announced for Athlone IT

 

Katie lands an historic sporting blow as Trump touches down on these shores

I’m going to begin this column with the great news about Katie Taylor. As we all know by now, on Saturday night she defeated Belgian woman, Delfine Persoon, in Madison Square Garden in New York. I didn’t see the fight because it was at 1.30 in the morning, but I saw bits of it on the news, and it appears that she won it fair and square. But already the grumblings are beginning and Delfine Persoon has challenged her to a re-match as soon as possible. If I was Katie Taylor, I would not agree to a re-match. Katie won it, and she is now the undisputed lightweight champion of the world. Why should she casually decide on a re-match, just because the loser wants to engage with her immediately? So leave her alone; you are now, Katie, the world champion, so rest on your laurels. Despite that fact, she is always regarded, both when written about and in interviews, as a modest, unassuming young woman, and she appears to be that in every sense of the word. Well done Katie, and I hope you enjoy the sense of accomplishment.

36 extra special needs assistants supporting pupils in Galway, says Kyne

Seán Kyne, Government Chief Whip, Aire don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin has confirmed that 864 Special Needs Assistants will be supporting pupils in schools across Galway for the coming school year. The total reflects an increased allocation of 36 extra Special Needs Assistants for Galway.

Notable energy efficiency upgrade pilot programme for three local schools

Three Athlone schools will benefit from a seven million euro fund targeting energy use reduction by 33 percent, test retrofit solutions and improve efficiency.

Galway schools help to pioneer national programme in computer coding

A pilot programme to help schools introduce coding at junior cycle is to be extended to a second phase from September 2019, Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has announced this week.

Walsh gets FG nod for European tilt

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Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh has been nominated by Fine Gael to contest the Midlands North-West constituency for the European Elections alongside the party's sitting MEP Mairead McGuinness.

Walsh gets FG nod for European tilt

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Former Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh has been nominated by Fine Gael to contest the Midlands North-West constituency for the European Elections alongside the parties sitting MEP Mariead McGuinness.

Athlone primary schools to benefit from Government building upgrade funding

Two Athlone primary schools will receive funding as part of the ‘summer works’ project, it has been announced by Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD.

No bye-laws on election posters can be implemented

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There can be no bye-law implemented to ban the erection of election posters in towns before any upcoming election, it was explained this week at the Castlebar Muncipal District. Sinn Féin Cllr Joe McHale raised the issue at the December meeting of the Castlebar Muncipal District this week and he was told by the Cathaoirleach of the district Cllr Michael Kilcoyne, that he had received a letter from a council official, that a bye-law could not be implemented because national laws allowed for the erection of posters for a time period before any election and the removal of them seven days afterwards. Director of Services for Mayo County Council, John Condon told the meeting that while a bye-law could not be implemented, the candidates could agree between them not to put up posters and such agreements are in place in other towns and areas, but it is a voluntary decision to be made by individual candidates.

How we stop doing things the stupid way

When all is said and done, there is great wisdom to be got from Puss in Boots in Shrek. A master of the art of life, a great survivor, a curator of the nine lives that he was born with, he was often known to impart the words of a creature who had lived life to the full and knew all its twists and turns.

 

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