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Battle of the chefs on November 16

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This is an event which promises to be great fun and a great culinary experience while helping four worthy charities. The charities to benefit are Console, Down Syndrome Ireland, Cancer Care West and The Galway Lions Club. The event will take place in The Salthill Hotel on Wednesday November 16. Tickets cost €50 and are available from The Salthill Hotel on 091 548808, and also from the designated charities above.

What sort of president do we need?

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We rarely have presidential elections in the State. If you are under 55, you will only have had the opportunity to vote in two such elections. Make the most of the rare opportunity next week, and have your say in voting for our next Head of State.

Shooting the Breeze with Gay Mitchell

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The nomination process for the upcoming presidential election has got as much coverage in the papers and the airwaves as most of the candidates over the past few months. One of the first to set his stall out and get into the race is the Fine Gael nominee Gay Mitchell. The former minister of state and current MEP for Dublin threw his hat in the ring early in the summer and has been on the campaign trail since. It has been a different kind of campaign for the Dubliner who has been more used to the metropolitan hustings than the more rural agricultural type of campaigning that the national contest had in store for him.

Shooting the Breeze with Michael D Higgins

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He may have been immortalised as being ‘rocking in the Dáil for us’ by The Saw Doctors, but come the near future the Tuam troubadours may have to do a new version to have him ‘rocking in the Áras for us’ if Michael D Higgins achieves his goal and becomes the ninth resident of Ireland. The 70-year-old former TD and minister for arts, culture and Gaeltacht is currently out on the campaign trail pushing his vision for the presidency of the State and the future of the country.

Kyne, Cannon, and Higgins - Are they Galway’s rising political stars

The dust has settled; the new Government has come through its first 100 days; Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and US president Barack Obama have been and gone; Garrett the Good, Declan Costello, and Brian Lenihan - three icons of Irish politics - have passed to their eternal reward. What a first six months of 2011 this has been.

Arás decision in the autumn, says Michael D

Galway West TD and Labour spokesman for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht Michael D Higgins has reaffirmed his desire to consider a bid for the presidency.

Councillor apologises to residents

Cllr Sheila Buckley-Byrne offered her apologies to the residents of St Patrick’s Terrace in Irishtown after acknowledging a mistake of hers with regards to local geography at a prevous meeting.

The Sigerson is a great training ground for our footballers

It was Sigerson Cup last weekend so senior inter-county football teams had an opportunity to regroup and conduct a ‘where are we now’ review of their opening two games of the National Football League. In Mayo’s case the review might have involved the use of a ‘head doctor’ in order to establish how the team can mix the brilliance of the extraordinary second half comeback against Donegal, with the ordinariness of their performance in the first half.

Kilkenny at a huge loss as Minister is demoted

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An interesting week it has been. Kilkenny politics has taken a turn as Biffo waved his recession wand over the Marble City by casting to the back benches one of the only men capable of directing the Government out of the crisis they have gotten us in.

Westport councillors incensed with vandalism of posters

Two candidates in the forthcoming County Council election have roundly condemned the vandalism and destruction of public property occasioned by persons involved in defacing election posters and road signs outside Westport over the weekend. The graffiti, which appeared to have been designed to pit two of Westport’s popular town councillors against each other, has had the opposite effect with both Peter Flynn and Keith Martin coming together to remove the posters early Sunday morning and condemn the cowardly act which they believe to have been politically motivated.

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