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One hundred and thirty years of Connacht Rugby

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The Connacht branch of the Irish Rugby Football Union was formed on December 8, 1885 in Corless’ Burlington Dining Rooms, Andrew Street, and Church Lane, Dublin. The meeting took place after the first time Connacht played as a province in a match against Leinster. The clubs represented at the meeting were Ballinasloe, Castlebar, Galway Grammar School, Galway Town, Queen’s College Galway, and Ranelagh School, Athlone.

Why I will and won’t vote for each party

As a year of potentially enormous political significance begins, Insider has decided to look at the prospects for each party, both on a national and local level. Insider will look at Galway West today, and return to Galway East in the coming weeks. Insider cannot recall a time of more political uncertainty, and he firmly believes that the result of the election could also differ considerably depending on the date it is held. Is the 'Gilmore Gale' still blowing? Will Brian Cowen even lead FF into battle? Has Enda Kenny put the questions over his capacity for the job of Taoiseach to bed? Will the disaffected members of the public support SF in unprecedented numbers? How many more sitting TD's will opt out? Are the Greens already a spent force? So much uncertainty, and so much anger. So much to lose, and so much to win. Insider has decided to sum up the reasons he would vote 'for' or 'against' each party.

The much heralded Budget 2011

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Income Tax

Athlone company Moonswing makes iPhone apps free this weekend

Athlone-based iPhone app development company Moonswing is making its Bet Settler and Wedding Speechstake apps available for free for a very limited time. Both can be downloaded for no charge from the iTunes App Store this weekend December 4 and 5.

We’ve saddled our grandchildren with debt - Phelan

The Fianna Fail-led government has effectively doubled the national debt at the stroke of a pen and its tunnel vision of pursuing the line that NAMA is the only show in town has had a similar financial impact on the economy to adding €50k to the mortgage of every single family in this country, Fine Gael Senator, John Paul Phelan, has said.

Postbank management in talks with unions over job cuts

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) is calling on the Government to help maintain Postbank services, following a meeting with Postbank management yesterday (Thursday) to discuss the future of staff at the company, including 170 workers in its Athlone call centre.

Galway gears up for tough Budget

Tomorrow is likely to see the most draconian budget in the past 25 years and Galway expects to be hit hard by Minister Lenihan’s plans.

Infrastructure of knowledge based economy sorely lacking — Roche

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Speaking at a gathering of his election activists in Graiguenamanagh, Sinn Féin local election candidate Jamie Roche claimed that the very infrastructure vital to developing a knowledge based economy is sorely lacking. Mr Roche attacked the Government’s inaction on many grounds including education, broadband, and rising costs for indigenous businesses.

Labour councillors seek reversal of ‘dirty thirty’

Local Labour councillors have wasted no time in chastising the government over what they describe as disastrous proposals made in last week’s Budget.

Defending the public service and walking on both sides of the road

What a week in international politics?

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