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Well I’m only coming together now after a very packed weekend. On Saturday, I had been invited to speak at the 30th Colmcille Winter School. The man in charge of it, Martin Egan, had emailed me in early December asking would I speak, and I agreed long before I knew the date of the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis which was also last Saturday. Anyway, I had given my confirmation that I would be there, so of course I couldn’t break that.
“Oh! What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive” - Sir Walter Scott
The owner of the Castletroy Park Hotel Limerick, Pat McDonagh, has announced a significant expansion plan for the Limerick Hotel. The plan includes increasing the size of the hotel by almost 50 cent above its existing 107 bedrooms and executive suites, a new state of the art fitness and leisure facility and a corporate business hub. The plans were launched this week by Mr McDonagh at an investment and jobs announcement attended by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, TD.
Well, we have had a great week to 10 days of entertainment and discussion thanks to Fine Gael.
I am sure so many of you are heartbroken at the dreadful news of the carnage in Manchester. Twenty-two, mostly young people, at the Manchester Arena, killed and 59 injured, many of them seriously.
The months of speculation finally came to an end on Wednesday evening when Enda Kenny announced his decision to step down as leader of Fine Gael — the party he has led for just short of 15 years. Mr Kenny will be stepping down as Taoiseach, once a new Fine Gael party leader is elected by the party and a new Taoiseach is elected by the Dáil.
The French election has come and gone and Monsieur Macron has handsomely defeated Marine Le Pen.
In 2014, Galway saw the opening of its first mosque - the Mosque of Mary on the Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit. It was erected by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community which is headed by Imam Ibrahim Noonan, a man with strong faith and a fascinating life story as I discovered when meeting him for an afternoon chat in the House Hotel.
Back in February, when the Dáil debated the hospital waiting list scandal, Fine Gael Galway West TD Hildegard Naughton fired out a press release detailing another outrageous statistic about UHG’s A&E Department - as if it had nothing to do with her party.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is facing a crucial few days that will decide when he will announce the date when he will step down a leader of Fine Gael.