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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.
Brian O'Connor of Galway City Harriers won the county senior cross country title for the first time in Tuam on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology president Dr Fergal Barry has welcomed this week’s announcement by the Higher Education Authority that it will conduct a full review into the way it funds third level institutions.
Sinn Féin’s Gaeltacht spokesperson, Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, has said the Taoiseach should appoint an independent arbitrator to resolve the impasse on the use of Minna Airport for the purposes of supporting an air service to the Aran Islands.
Athlone’s Sentaor Gabrielle McFadden has made history by being appointed the first female Government Chief Whip in Seanad Éireann.
Galway city councillor Pearce Flannery has opened up discussions about having the decommissioned Navy ship, LE Aisling, donated to the people of Galway in order for it to be used as a floating maritime museum moored at either Salthill or Galway Dock.