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Mayo fiddle player scoops top prize at Oireachtas Festival

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Éadaoin Ní Mhaiciín, from Claremorris, won the fiddle competition at the recent Oireachtas Festival in Kilarney. The annual Oireachtas Festival is a mecca for lovers and performers of the traditional arts, and this year’s competitions again received a huge number of entrants aged from six years to 68. The range of competitions included storytelling, sean-nós dancing and singing, and the famous lúibíní competition in which two people perform a rhyming story through song.

Campaign to bring Kleber home goes to gates of Leinster House

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Sinn Féin Senator, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh is calling on both the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice to reunite a Galway couple after a wrongful deportation was carried out by her department.

Oireachtas committee hears of need for new acute hospital

The need for a new acute hospital in Galway can no longer be ignored given comments by the Saolta Hospital Group at this week’s Special Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare, Dep Hildegarde Naughton has said.

Government has to immediately examine the need for a new hospital for Galway, says senator

Sinn Féin senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has asked the Minister for Health Simon Harris to commission a new report on the need for a new hospital in Galway.

Anger on Inis Mór over plans to suspend ferry for winter

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Residents on Inis Mór are calling on the Government and county council to intervene in an impasse over landing levies which will see the passenger ferry service from Ros a Mhíl to the island suspended for several months this winter.

O'Connor prevails in cross country battle

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Brian O'Connor of Galway City Harriers won the county senior cross country title for the first time in Tuam on Sunday.

Spats Colombo set to release new EP Caught In A Bind

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SKA, RETRO-rock, songs in Irish and English, all recorded in a former pub by a group whose members hail from several Irish counties and one of the English home counties, who take their name from the gangster played by George Raft in Some Like It Hot - it can only be Spats Colombo.

Children's Ombudsman welcomes fitness-to-teach provision

The Ombudsman for Children’s Office has this week welcomed the commencement of Part 5 of the Teaching Council Act, also known as the fitness-to-teach provision, which will allow the Teaching Council to investigate teachers in relation to professional misconduct.

Whelan co-opted to the council

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The number of elected members of Mayo County Council went back up to 30 this week after the co-option of Sinn Fein's Teresa Whelan to the council to replace Senator Rose Conway Walsh. This was the second co-option to the council after this year Oireachtas elections, following the co-option of Cllr Martin McLoughlin to replace Fianna Fáil's Dep Lisa Chambers in the Spring.

Galway councils ‘out of pocket’ by more than €1 million after rates revaluation

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The Galway city and county councils will be €1,116,323 out of pocket due to a national agreement on rates recalculation which sees rates payments made nationally, and not to the local authorities.


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