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What have the Scots ever done for us?

Next week when the Scots go to the polls to vote whether to stay or nay, there'll be mixed feelings on this side of the country. We might have watched with pride the exploits of Mel Gibson as William Wallace, roaring on his compatriots (all of whom looked like Brendan Gleeson) in the battle against the Sassanach in Braveheart; we might have found ourselves running down that street with Ewan McGregor in the opening of Trainspotting; we might have found ourselves singing in the street at 4am to the lyrics of The Proclaimers; we probably roared on Archie Gemmill when he scored that wonder goal against the Dutch in the '78 World Cup, but here in Galway, there is only one thing that we have not yet forgiven the Scots for — and that's the stealing of Digital.

Calls for Mayo to 'wake up' on fracking issue

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Mayo needs to wake up to the reality that the controversial method of extracting natural gas from rock — known as fracking — could soon become a major issue in the county.

Mayo needs to wake up on controversial fracking issue

Mayo needs to wake up to the reality that the controversial method of extracting natural gas from rock — known as fracking — could soon become a major issue in the county.

Mysterious Galway producer making waves from the shadows

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Revin Goff is the moniker of a Galway-born 23-year-old producer, soundtrack composer, and songwriter, whose real identity is as of yet unknown.

Mulroy’s Gastropub and Dalton Inn Hotel up for carvery awards

Two Mayo businesses are in the running for the Great Carvery of the Year awards, following the announcement of the shortlist for Great Carvery Hotel of the Year and Great Carvery Public House of the Year. Mulroy’s Gastropub located on Main Street, Castlebar, has been nominated in the Public House section as one of three finalists from Connacht and 12 nationally, while The Dalton Hotel on Dalton Street, Claremorris, has been nominated in the hotel section.

The Mayo International Cup is back for third instalment

The Mayo International Cup 2014 is an elite U16 soccer tournament which will take place from Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24. The competition will be hosted at Milebush Park and will see a top class field of six teams taking part over the weekend. The sides taking part in this year’s competition are Millwall FC, Chesterfield FC, Republic of Ireland u16 (Development Squad), Northern Ireland u16 (Development Squad), Glentoran FC and the host team the Castlebar FAI Regional Centre u16 squad. This year Milebush Park will host all of the matches and it is hoped it will help create a festival atmosphere in the Castlebar venue over the weekend.

The enigma of Bulmer Hobson

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ONE OF the more positive aspects of the wave of new books being published on the 1912-1923 period in Irish history is that it will fully explore the events leading up to, during, and after the 1916 Rising. Not only this, but for the first time, the lives of many enigmatic men and women who a played vital - and often dangerous - part in the fight for Irish Independence, but who have been airbrushed out of history, will be recorded in full.

Judge criticises PSA over employment of unlicensed doorman

Judge Seamus Hughes has criticised the Private Security Authority (PSA) and the lack of spent convictions provision in Ireland.

 

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