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Let’s have a live debate in Galway

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The live TV leadership debates in Britain have captured the public imagination, catapulted Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg into the spotlight, and are influencing the course of the general election.

Churchill school aim for bigger play area

A choral evening will take place as part of a fundraiser for Churchill National School on Friday February 5, next at Cuffesgrange Church.

The Maamtrasna Murders, August 17 1882

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Early on Friday August 18 1882, John Collins, a tenant farmer, having heard disturbances during the night coming from his neighbours’ house, the Joyces, went to check if all was well. He must have feared the worst because he brought with him two neighbours, Mary and Margaret O’Brien. They discovered an appalling sight. Even today, when our senses have been hardened by so many atrocities, it was a scene of savage murder that cried to heaven. No mercy was shown to this unfortunate family.

Mandelson, yesterday’s man

With the recent failure of the WTO talks, farmers in Carlow and Kilkenny, and indeed across the country, can now say cheerio to Peter Mandelson, who seems certain to be replaced as EU Commissioner after the European elections next year.

Farmers delighted with Mandelson gone

Farmers in Carlow and Kilkenny are no doubt delighted with the news that Peter Mandelson the EU Trade Commissioner has switched his job.

The last stand of ‘spirited’ Caroline Blake

Week II

Williamstown man is named on BNP membership list

The recently leaked list of members of the far right British National Party includes one member located in north Galway, it emerged last night.

Volunteers needed to set up the Drum

Foroige is seeking volunteers to work with young people based at the new Drum youth cafe located at Macdonagh Junction Shopping Centre in the city.

Big Brother Big Sister in call for volunteers

The Big Brother Big Sister Programme is seeking volunteers to mentor children and young adults in Galway city and county.

Help find Westmeath’s ‘Granny of the Year’

Business leaders from the Westmeath area are being invited to attend the International Local Government Convention to be held in Killarney in March.  

 

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