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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.

Green tsunami is a media-led, Dublin myth, says Fitzmaurice after weekend elections

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Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has raised some concerns regarding the media response to the performance of the Green Party in the Local and European elections.

Mayo homes to benefit from €20 million funding for pyrite and mica remediation schemes

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Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development has announced plans for a special scheme to repair homes affected by Mica and Pyrite to be introduced in Mayo and in Donegal.

Report will recommend elective hospital for Merlin Park within weeks, says Naughton

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An independent report on the need for a new elective hospital in Galway will be completed and provided to the Minister for Health by the end of next month, it emerged this week.

Cheevers accuses Government of neglecting Defence Forces personnel in Galway

Many soldiers stationed in Renmore Barracks are natives of Munster and have a “legitimate ambition to return and serve in or close to their native place”, but the high cost of renting in Galway is also a major factor in this.

'Coming through with the realness'

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Among the highlights of this year’s Galway Theatre Festival is Steven Sharpe’s new one-man musical, The Realness of Miss Representation, which he will present, for two performances only, at the Town Hall Theatre studio.

Budget overrun of National Children’s Hospital requires accountability

Athlone Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has expressed immense dissatisfaction with the manner in which the Government and in particular, public representative, Minister Simon Harris, is proceeding with his health brief.

May visits Farmleigh in latest Brexit discussions as Irish rugby receives a fillip with weekend win

We might call last weekend’s rugby a success, but I call it a qualified success, and I’ll explain that as I go on. Firstly, the women played a magnificent game and triumphed over Scotland. Likewise, the under 20 team had a significant win in their joust with Scotland. So now we come to the big one last Saturday, Ireland versus Scotland. I settled myself down to look at it, turned off my telephone and my email and decided I would wallow in what I hoped would be a victory.

Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh seeks FG nomination for European elections

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Shrule businesswoman and former Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh has confirmed she is seeking the Fine Gael nomination to contest the European elections in the Midlands/North-West Constituency.

Six Nations rugby pulsates with promise as cold weather snap looks imminent

I hope you are wrapped up well and fit for the rigours of the late January cold spell which we are having. As I write this column, it appears that this Thursday and Friday will be the crunch days when there could well be accumulated snow. All we can do is prepare ourselves, expect the worst and be glad if it doesn’t turn out as severe as has been forecast.

 

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