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It is official, the most popular name for the Ballina pedestrian footbridge is to name the structure after former president Mary Robinson. This comes after the Fianna Fáil members of Ballina Town Council were accused of snubbing Mrs Robinson by Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherin, an accusation which was denied vehemently by the Fianna Fáil contingent on the council.
Controversial Fine Gael city councillor Pádraig Conneely has his eye on a Seanad Éireann seat and is likely to be elected to the Upper House of the Oireachtas after the next election.
Mayo Fianna Fáil senator John Carty has confirmed that Government funding has been allocated for the provision of 36 housing units for people with special needs in Claremorris.
The decision of Bank of Ireland to move its premises to Oliver Plunkett Street shows that Mullingar is ideally placed to be a hub for financial services, says Senator Donie Cassidy.
THE SECOND annual Oliver St John Gogarty Literary Festival will be held in Renvyle House - the former house of the writer - in Renvyle, Connemara, and will run from Thursday November 6 to Sunday 9.
Poets, writers, discussions, music and workshops feature in the second Gogarty literary festival to be held in Renvyle House Hotel this weekend. Poets Michael O’Loughlin, Gerald Dawe, John O’Donnell and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill will give readings, Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe will give a talk on the famous stained glass artist Harry Clarke, there will be a guided tour to Tullycross church to see the Harry Clarke windows there; a talk by Jim Carney on Louis Mac Neice and Omey Island, and lots more.
Fine Gael spokesperson on Enterprise in the Seanad, Senator John Paul Phelan has said that he has not ruled out running in the up-coming European elections following a request from sitting MEP Avril Doyle.
Some 80 Fine Gael supporters gathered recently to celebrate the party’s historic win of five seats by women candidates in the recent local elections for the Kilkenny County Council.
Former President Mary Robinson has revealed in a documentary about her to be broadcast on Midwest Radio over Christmas that she wasn’t angry over a personal attack made on her by the then Fianna Fáil Minister Padraig Flynn during the 1990 presidential campaign.
Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral Mass of Jesuit priest and former Colaiste Iognaid teacher John Dunne in Dublin recently.