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Liam Mellows, enigmatic republican and notorious irreconcilable

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William Mellows was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, where his father, Staff Sergeant William Mellows, was then stationed. His father had ambitions for the son to become the fourth generation of the family to serve in the armed forces, but after they moved back to Ireland, Liam became steadily disillusioned with the British Government. He lived in Dublin for a time and spent a lot of time living in his grandparents' house in Co Wexford, where his mother came from.

Short Talks series on Galway’s civil war story

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Galway City Museum, on Saturday 3 December 2022, will run a series of talks on the subject, ‘War of Friends, 1922–23: the civil war story of Pádraic Ó Máille and Liam Mellows’, in collaboration with Galway historians, John Cunningham; Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh and Cormac Ó Comhraí.

War of Friends, Liam Mellows and Pádraic Ó Máille

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Today we are highlighting the careers of two men, both of whom were elected as TDs for Galway in 1918, both of whom fought on the same side in the Rising and the War of Independence and then, sadly, took different sides after the Treaty.

Persistent Lough Funshinagh issue will force families from their homes - Naughten

Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has told the Dáil that unless a State taskforce is established to address the barriers blocking the completion of flood relief works at Lough Funshinagh, on the western shores of Lough Ree, in the heart of Ireland, then many more communities across the country will face a similar crisis in the coming years.

Young people from Mayo speak on Climate Change in Seanad Chamber

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A number of young people and members of Foróige in Mayo spoke out on the climate crisis directly to policy-makers recently and engaged in discussion with TDs and Senators on a range of topics relating to environment and climate action - during a sitting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment and Climate Action chaired by Committee Chairperson, Brian Leddin TD.

Davitt calls for debate on Ireland’s corporate tax rate

Fianna Fáil Senator Aidan Davitt has called for a debate on Ireland corporate tax rate.

Mayo students meet Fine Gael MEPS in Brussels

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The five Fine Gael MEPs, including Mayo's Maria Walsh, welcomed a group of 28 students and accompanying teachers from across Ireland, including four students and two teachers from County Mayo, to the European Parliament, Brussels recently.

County Council Cathaoirleach implores immediate need for reduction in fuel costs

The impact of escalating fuel costs on numerous sectors of society was a pertinent issue for discussion at the most recent sitting of Westmeath County Council on Monday afternoon.

Local Fine Gael Senator welcomes launch of Seanad 100 programme

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Local Fine Gael Senator, Aisling Dolan, has welcomed the recent launch of the Seanad 100 programme.

Time to rebuild relationships between councillors and city council officials

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Relationships matter. They impact on all our lives - daily. Some we do not notice, maybe take for granted. Others we work at, consciously. Whether we realise it or not, the former matter, the latter not as much.

 

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