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Galway LGBT group Amach! is striving to build a society of inclusiveness

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Galway has changed considerably since the eighties and early nineties when Nuala Ward, the chair of new Galway lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group Amach! says she and her colleagues were met with indifference, fear and a lack of understanding.

Medtronic scoops 02 ability award

A local medical technology company walked away with an O2 Ability Award in the “Retention and Wellbeing” category at a ceremony in Dublin recently.

Don’t ask their opinion and then ignore it

Let the people decide. But when the people had their say it obviously wasn’t the right say, and so their wishes were rejected.

Councillors reject public’s wishes on Ballina bridge naming

The new €1.65 million footbridge in Ballina which was officially opened last October has finally been given a name. Ballina Town Council adopted The Salmon Weir bridge as the name for the bridge by a vote of five to two, which was against the will of the majority of the people who made submissions on the naming. Cllr Michelle Mulherin along with her party colleague Cllr Mark Winters to name the bridge after Mary Robinson, with Fianna Fáil councillors Willie Nolan and Frances McAndrew, and Independent councillors Mary Kelly, Peter Clarke, and Gerry Ginty voting against it. Both Cllr Johnny O’Malley and Cllr Barry McLoughlin were not present at the vote as they had to leave the meeting early to be part of a guard of honour for the late John Forde, whose funeral was taking place that evening.

Vote for Mayo natives in RTÉ Ireland’s Greatest series

Mayo natives Mary Robinson and Louis Walsh are up for nomination for Ireland’s Greatest series on RTÉ.

Mary Robinson the people’s choice for name of Ballina footbridge

It is official, the most popular name for the Ballina pedestrian footbridge is to name the structure after former president Mary Robinson. This comes after the Fianna Fáil members of Ballina Town Council were accused of snubbing Mrs Robinson by Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherin, an accusation which was denied vehemently by the Fianna Fáil contingent on the council.

Garry Hynes to be honoured at home and abroad

US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have invited Druid’s artistic director Garry Hynes to a special St Patrick’s Day Reception at the White House.

Mary Robinson didn’t take Padraig Flynn’s controversial ‘family’ remarks to heart

Former President Mary Robinson has revealed in a documentary about her to be broadcast on Midwest Radio over Christmas that she wasn’t angry over a personal attack made on her by the then Fianna Fáil Minister Padraig Flynn during the 1990 presidential campaign.

Midwest documentary on Louisburgh-born humanitarian priest

The remarkable story of Fr Padraig Ó Máille, a humanitarian priest from Louisburgh, who was deported from Malawi during the reign of the brutal Banda regime and has since become Honorary Consul for that country in Ireland, is told in a documentary which will be broadcast on Midwest Radio over Christmas.

MIA thank volunteers

Mayo Intercultural Action commended the many volunteers who commit their time to assisting with the organisation during MIA’S Christmas party.

 

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