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Local Minister of State confirms Government scheme to provide maternity leave for councillors

Local Fine Gael Minister of State with responsibility for Local Government and Planning, Deputy Peter Burke, has welcomed Cabinet approval to draft a general scheme to grant an entitlement of maternity leave to councillors.

Quality of life focus for new Westport-Belmullet Cathaoirleach

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Westport Independent councillor Christy Hyland has been elected to serve as Cathaoirleach of the Westport-Belmullet Municipal District for the 2022/2023 term - taking over from outgoing Cathaoirleach, Westport Fianna Fail councillor Brendan Mulroy. The new Vice Cathaoirleach is Belmullet Fianna Fail councillor, Sean Carey.

New maternity scheme for local councillors is a positive development, says Dolan

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A new scheme which provides maternity leave for Galway councillors will be positive for all women wishing to pursue a career in politics, a Galway-based Fine Gael Senator has said.

Peter McVerry Trust formally welcomes recent Oireachtas statement on vacant homes tax

Peter McVerry Trust, the national housing and homeless charity, has welcomed the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Housing’s report recommending a tax on vacant homes.

Close to €5 million in health capital funding announced for Mayo

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Almost €5 million in capital funding for Mayo University Hospital and other healthcare facilities in Mayo was announced yesterday.

Ifac urges Midlands region farmers to prepare for onset of statutory sick pay

New legislation giving employees a statutory entitlement to sick pay is currently making its way through the Oireachtas.

Local Councillor implores Government to hold pertinent Article 41.2 referendum

Local Fianna Fáil Councillor, Frankie Keena, has called on the Government to hold a referendum on Article 41.2 to change the Constitution in line with the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on gender equality.

Remote and flexible working is ‘key to revitalisation of west of Ireland’, says McNelis

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Employees in Galway want the right to flexible work and a right to flexible work is “key to the revitalisation” of the city, the county, and the west of Ireland as a whole.

Harris designates first president of Atlantic Technological University

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Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, has designated Dr Orla Flynn as the first president of the new Atlantic Technological University, which will be established on April 1. Dr Flynn is the current president of Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology.

NUI Galway launches fully catalogued Conradh na Gaeilge archive

The archive of Conradh na Gaeilge, Ireland’s oldest Irish language organisation, has been launched by NUI Galway. The archive, which extends to 600,000 pages of documents, books, photos, and ephemera collected throughout the organisation’s nearly 130-year history, has been fully catalogued and is now available to researchers.


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