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Young people in Galway set to ‘raise their voice’ at EYE on the Edge

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Politics, arts, culture, climate change, and the future of the EU will fuse in a major online festival - EYE on the Edge - based in Galway, and taking place this weekend, which has been created by and for young people.

River safety awareness group continuing to play pivotal role in local community

The majestic River Shannon as it flows through the heart of Athlone is central to the town’s attraction as a tourism destination but sadly, through the years, has been the scene of tragedy with families impacted by lives lost in the often turbulent waterway.

River safety awareness group playing pivotal role in local community


Public trust in Government grows

The public's trust in the Government soared last year as a result of its policies to improve income protection during the Covid-19 crisis, research from NUI Galway has revealed.

Planning Permission granted for new Order of Malta facility

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Planning permission has been granted to the Order of Malta for a new operations base within the Liosbán industrial estate.

St Patrick's Day memories - what the parade and the day was like many years ago

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ST PATRICK'S Day will be an online celebration this year. So as we have to do without the parade, the pageantry, and the festivities, we have asked a number of Galwegians to share their memories of St Patrick's Day parades from years gone by.

The Galway sword and mace

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The Galway civic sword and mace are among the finest specimens of municipal corporation insignia in Ireland; the sword is particularly noteworthy and can be compared with the best of civic swords in these islands. Swords and maces were first carried by the king’s servants as symbols of the authority of the king himself. As time went on, the mayors and bailiffs of towns acquired swords and maces of their own, some following charter grants, others by mere assumption without specific authority. These were usually borne before the dignitaries concerned when they went in procession or were actively displayed when they acted otherwise in their official capacity. Maces, which were originally weapons, are staves of authority. Swords symbolise the legitimate use of force.

Town Mayor implores reopening of Covid-19 test centre in Athlone

The recent escalation in Covid-19 case numbers within Athlone and its environs is just cause for the reopening of a test centre in the town, the thoughts of Town Mayor, Cllr. Aengus O’Rourke, who spoke with the Athlone Advertiser this week with regard to the issue.

Friendship forged in France brings PPE from Hong Kong to Westport

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1,000 face masks were delivered to the Westport Order of Malta unit from the Order of Malta’s Hong Kong association this week.

Ring confirms 36 Mayo organisations to receive over €47,000 to support Covid-19 community response

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Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced that he has allocated €47,968 to 36 local community and voluntary groups involved in COVID-19 community response efforts in Mayo.


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