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NUI Galway welcomes elite university leaders to city

President Michael D Higgins will address the 2013 Coimbra Group Annual Conference taking place at NUI, Galway this week.

Fahey delighted with six figure settlement after taking libel action against publishers of Mail newspapers

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Former Galway West TD Frank Fahey has been granted a substantial six-figure sum in a settlement with the publishers of the Irish Daily Mail and the Mail On Sunday.

Fianna Fáil calls on Taoiseach to approve Sacred Heart Hospital survival plan

Mayo Fianna Fail representative, Lisa Chambers, has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to act immediately on this week's report setting out the future of the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar.

New biography of Enda Kenny to be launched tonight

RTE’s Sean O’Rourke will visit Mayo next Friday, November 2, to launch a new political biography of Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The presenter of the RTE radio and television programmes, News At One and The Week in Politics, will be in the TF Royal Hotel, Castlebar, at 6pm to launch the new book entitled Enda Kenny The Unlikely Taoiseach. The book is written by political journalist John Downing and published by Paperweight Publications. It tells the story of Enda Kenny’s 36-year-long political journey from Castlebar to Government Buildings, and his 10-year campaign to successfully overcome reverses, doubts, slights and an outright party mutiny, to become Taoiseach in March 2011.

Mulherin calls for reform of work permit system

Fine Gael TD, Michelle Mulherin this week has called for reform of the work permit system, which is hindering companies in Ireland to fill vacancies in a number of key areas. She said this week: “I welcome very much confirmation I have just received from Richard Bruton, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation that he will investigate the difficulties being experienced by ICT companies in recruiting highly skilled people from outside the European Economic Area on account of our current work permit system. I tabled a motion at a recent Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting which received unanimous support to pursue the introduction of a Technology Visa to fast track the provision of work permits to individuals with the requisite ICT skills and qualifications be pursued to address the significant shortage of design engineers in this country and the EU which is hampering the fulfilment of our economic growth in the digital and technological sectors and pursuant to this Minister Bruton has given me this commitment.

Raheens Wood is successful in NeighbourWood Scheme

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has welcomed confirmation that an application for Raheens Wood outside Castlebar was successful in being selected under the NeighbourWood Scheme. The recently re-opened NeighbourWood Scheme is a forestry-support initiative to assist communities to create their own 'close-to-home' woodland amenities. The Minister of State for Food Safety, Forestry and Horticulture, Shane McEntee, recently visited the woodland area to view the site with the Taoiseach following the recent opening of new Coillte offices in Castlebar.

Councillor Ruane calls for national diaspora centre in Castlebar

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane is calling for the establishment of a national diaspora centre and has identified the former military barracks, Castlebar, as an ideal location.

Medical cover to continue at Sacred Heart Hospital but future of facility still causing concern

Mayo Fine Gael TD, John O’Mahony, has moved to allay fears over the future of medical cover at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Castlebar but concerns are still being expressed regarding the future of the facility.

Taoiseach joins business community at meeting calling for Yes vote

Mayo business representatives joined with dozens of other business community representatives in Dublin on Wednesday morning last calling for an emphatic Yes in the upcoming fiscal treaty.

Shatter launches fresh attack on rural Garda stations—Calleary

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Justice, Dara Calleary has said that more Garda stations in Mayo could face closure in the next few months after the Justice Minister Alan Shatter launched a fresh attack on rural Garda stations. Minister Shatter has confirmed that the closure of Glenisland, Tourmakeady, Mulranny and Bellacorrick Garda Stations, along with dozens of others across the country, is just the beginning of a sustained attack on community policing.

 

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