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Young people from Mayo speak on Climate Change in Seanad Chamber

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A number of young people and members of Foróige in Mayo spoke out on the climate crisis directly to policy-makers recently and engaged in discussion with TDs and Senators on a range of topics relating to environment and climate action - during a sitting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment and Climate Action chaired by Committee Chairperson, Brian Leddin TD.

Galway City Council unveils its Decade of Centenaries 2022 Programme

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The Decade of Centenaries Programme was initiated in 2012 and complements the on-going programme of annual State commemorations. For 2022, Galway City Council has secured funding of €50,000 for an exciting programme of Decade of Centenaries events. Following an open call in January the City Council has approved a range OF project proposals from community led groups, the Local Heritage Office, the City Museum and local Libraries.

County Council Cathaoirleach implores immediate need for reduction in fuel costs

The impact of escalating fuel costs on numerous sectors of society was a pertinent issue for discussion at the most recent sitting of Westmeath County Council on Monday afternoon.

Local Fine Gael Senator welcomes launch of Seanad 100 programme

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Local Fine Gael Senator, Aisling Dolan, has welcomed the recent launch of the Seanad 100 programme.

Chambers calls on Dáil to pass Stalking bill without delay

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As the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Stalking) Bill 2021 has passed through the Seanad, Fianna Fáil Senator Lisa Chambers is calling on members of the Dáil to pass the bill without delay. Senator Chambers brought forward the legislation in July 2021 that sought to introduce an offence of Stalking into Irish law.

Local Fine Gael Senator notes the importance of financial self-assessment

January offers a good opportunity for people to see where they can make savings and avail of the tax reliefs to which they are entitled on expenses including medical bills and working from home, a local Fine Gael Senator has said.

Significant funding allocation will create town centre for Monksland

Significant funding in excess of €1.5 million has been allocated to create a town centre focus for Monksland by Roscommon County Council in conjunction with the Department of Rural &and Community Development.

Cannon welcomes funding for leisure ways

Fine Gael Deputy Ciaran Cannon has welcomed an allocation of just under €1m in funding for outdoor recreation projects across Co. Galway. The funding announcement has been made this week by Rural Affairs Minister Heather Humphreys as part of the national Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme.

A passage from India — Studying in Galway in the time of Covid

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Last fall, I came to the Emerald Isle from India to set free a pipe dream of pursuing creative writing. I was going to begin at the beginning with a master’s programme at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Carrying the biggest bags, I’d ever travelled with and taking the longest flight I’d ever been on, I came with a light mind that had only two things on it: the focused practice of creative writing and immersion into the Irish culture.

Local Fine Gael Senator welcomes clearing works on prominent waterway

Local Fine Gael Senator, Aisling Dolan, has welcomed the news of imminent works to clear the overgrowth along the River Suck waterways.

 

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