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Westmeath County Council announce essay competition for local senior cycle students

Westmeath County Council, as part of its Decade of Centenaries programme, invites entries to a new essay competition open to all senior cycle students. The competition is focused on Westmeath during the War of Independence (1919-1921) and/or Civil War (1922-1923). Contributors are asked to write about any aspect of that period in Westmeath’s history. Contributors may concentrate on a particular person, group, organisation, place or event. Apart from political and military topics, contributions on cultural, social and sporting topics are welcome.

Threshold predicts catastrophic winter due to lack of measures for tenants in Budget 2023

The national housing charity Threshold has stated that tax reliefs for tenants announced in today’s Budget are “disheartening” and that the measures set to alleviate pressures presents a bleak reality for many households this winter.

Chambers to officially open new Irish Language Centre at Knocknacarra tomorrow

The Board of Management of Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh has confirmed that Jack Chambers, Government Chief-Whip and Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Irish Language, Sport and Media will officially open the new Irish language centre at the site of Gaelscoil Mhic Amhlaigh in Knocknacarra tomorrow Friday September 30.

Cost of Living Coalition protest in Castlebar

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The Cost of Living Coalition group in Mayo are calling on people to join the local protest at 1pm, Saturday, September 17 at Market Square, Castlebar. The coalition is demanding real action from the Government on the inflationary crisis.

Seas Suas welcomes core funding but urges childcare sector caution

Seas Suas, the organisation representing independent and early learning and full day care providers, has welcomed the introduction of Core Funding and the Employment Regulation Order (ERO) by the Government - however, the organisation is also calling on the Government to increase capitation for all services delivering the ECCE scheme.

Mayo County Prison after the Battle of Castlebar 1798

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The sound of artillery and musket fire has died away. Dead combatants and military ordinance are scattered on the Green in Castlebar. Outside the County Prison on the Green, the blood-soaked body of a lone Fraser Fencible lay dead on the steps – bludgeoned to death by French infantrymen.

Minister must urgently deliver solutions to School Transport Crisis

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Mayo Sinn Féin TD, Rose Conway-Walsh, has said that the Minister for Education and representatives of Bus Éireann must come before the Oireachtas urgently to address the scandal of shortages on school transport in Mayo.

Calleary back in big time after he replaces Troy

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Mayo Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary has returned to the top level of Government having been appointed Minister of State in the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, to replace Robert Troy.

Troy issues statement as he departs Government Minister of State role

Departing his Government role as Minister of State at the Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment with special responsibility for Trade Promotion, Deputy Robert Troy, issued a press statement in which he apologised and accepted responsibility for declaration errors pertaining to his property interests, assuring his constituents that he will continue to work diligently for their cause in his role as a public representative.

From Barna to Westminster

‘Definitely, I am a Galway girl, very much so, I’m from Barna’, Claire Hanna MP replies when asked where exactly she is from. Claire was on one of her regular visits from her home in Belfast to her birthplace in Barna, Co. Galway, when we sat down last week to discuss her journey from rural county Galway to the House of Commons in Westminster.


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