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Fahey’s attendance not great, but better than Cowen’s

Voters elect TDs to legislate on behalf of the State and to advocate for the needs of their constituency, but are we, the taxpayers, getting any value for our vote?

Treacy remains only Galway TD still taking pension perk

Noel Treacy remains the only Galway TD who has so far refused to give up his ministerial pension, despite public anger over TDs receiving such paymone of ents while still serving in the Dáil.

Motorists face hefty hike in petrol prices

The price of petrol and diesel at the pumps has reached record levels this week with prices quoted up to €1.35 a litre for petrol and €1.25 a litre for diesel.

Chance exists to reduce speed limits in rural Galway says Connaughton

New speed limits on the outskirts of many villages and small towns and a reduction in the 80kph speed limits on county roads must form part of the new Road Traffic Bill.

France, Belgium, USA, Dubai — register shows full extent of Fahey’s international property holdings

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Most Galway TDs own some property or land in Galway city or county, but unlike Fianna Fáil TD Frank Fahey, none of them owns property in France, Belgium, the USA, or Dubai.

New look emergency and special baby care units open in Portiuncula tomorrow

The refurbished emergency department and special care baby unit at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe will be officially re-opened tomorrow (Friday) at 12 noon by the Minister for Health and Children, Mary Harney.

Local Fine Gael ‘shocked’ by curious George’s departure

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TS Eliot’s memorable conclusion to his great poem The Hollow Men predicts the world will end “not with a bang but a whimper” but it is also a line which sums up the political career of George Lee.

Dublin Transport Office chief executive to address Galway Transport Forum

The director of the Dublin Transportation Office John Henry, will make a presentation to the major transport stakeholders in Galway next week.

Connaughton warns of delay in REPS 4 payments

Many Galway farmers who are now joining the REPS 4 scheme may not receive any payment until late 2009, and even then will be paid in two instalments, according to Deputy Paul Connaughton.

Changing colours and cups of coffee

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are aflame this week. Trees of fiery orange and red entwined in a mix of russet and chocolate brown. The year is changing colours as the fall envelops the north east of America. “America is about to change colours politically as well,” says Theodore (Ted) S Sares, who now lives in the ‘Granite State’. He is a business consultant and also describes himself as a private investor. He would admit in a colourful burst of laughter that he is a millionaire, but he was a bigger millionaire before the financial crisis struck. Ted Sares could strike once too — and he could put together a one/two combination in the ring. He was a useful amateur light heavyweight with 130 contests under his belt. And he once closed the Digital Corporation business in Galway.


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