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Making use of the generosity of Galwegians

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If the Nobel Academy awarded an annual prize for generosity then the Irish people would surely have won it many times over. This thought came to mind as Insider perused the secluded Tara China site, with the historic Mervue House, standing on three acres of gated grounds, surrounded to the front by trees.

Bra roll in aid of Irish Cancer Society and Monsignor McCarthy Family Resource Centre

Monsignor McCarthy Family Resource Centre and Athlone Institute of Technology are holding a fundraising event as part of The Irish Times and Pfizer Healthy Town initiative on Thursday, November 5, at 12 noon.

How America hated the Irish exodus

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When Charles Dickens first visited the United States in January 1842, the popularity of his books was such that he was mobbed by adoring crowds, feted and dined as the major celebrity that he undoubtedly was, and was guest of honour at a famous Valentine’s Ball in New York attended by 3,000 of the city’s great and good.

A bigger city council is not a more effective one

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Some years back, when the review of local government was carried out, it resulted in the Galway City Council seeing an increase from 15 to 18 councillors. All three wards in the city would have six representatives each was the conclusion. That is reform for you!

Sir William Orpen’s portrait of John McCormack on loan to town this Christmas

Luan Gallery will host an exhibition featuring the portrait of John Count McCormack by Sir William Orpen, on loan from the National Gallery of Ireland.

Greenway will be wonderful tourism asset for the Midlands - McFadden

Longford-Westmeath TD, Gabrielle McFadden, says that the new Athlone to Mullingar Greenway is a wonderful asset for the Midlands, opening up the region to more visitors and boosting local economies.

Council votes to dispose of Royal Tara lands

City councillors voted this week to sell the Royal Tara China site in Mervue.

Energy and emotion dominate Little Theatre’s production of An Enemy of the People

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Athlone Little Theatre 's production of Henrik Ibsen's classic,  An Enemy of the People, as adapted by Arthur Miller, opens this Thursday, October 8 at 8pm.

Hospitals’ finance department targets tardy consultants who delay signing off private health insurance claims

Hospital consultants who fail to sign off private health insurance claims promptly are being “actively followed” by Saolta University Health Care Group’s finance department to ensure the cash strapped health service is not missing out on millions of euros in vital income.

Korean broadcasting station visits Galway city to cover endangered languages

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A documentary on endangered languages is to be produced by South Korea’s largest broadcasting network, following a visit to Galway to investigate the situation regarding the Irish language.

 

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