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The gravy train can’t continue…

Since I left the Dáil in 2002 I have been loathe to condemn the pay and perks of politicians. This reluctance was based on inside knowledge of life as a public representative.

Theatre reviews: Galway Arts Festival

WEEK ONE of the Galway Arts Festival delivered some memorable productions from both home-based and visiting companies in plays that dealt with such diverse themes as familial neuroses, under-age sex, the Iraq war, murderous teenagers, and a property tycoon who wants to sing like Beniamino Gigli.

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Sometimes we are just not good enough on the day

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I received a text immediately after the final whistle that simply asked ‘What happened Mayo?’ It was from a friend of mine who was convinced that Mayo would beat Meath last Sunday. It was not the first time I was asked that same question down through the years, but this time I wondered at its appropriateness. We may just have to accept the hurtful reality that we just were not good enough on the day. We could apportion blame on a sub-standard performance from the referee and his officials, but that would not in any way explain why we did not finish off an average Meath team, particularly when leading by four points midway through the second half. The reality is we just did not play well enough to win the match.

Car clamping dispute to be resolved with flowers

A dispute among neighbours about car clamping, which saw a pair of dead ducks placed at the doorway of the secretary of a residents’ committee, is to be resolved with flowers.

Former Social Services employees took unfair dismissal cases

Allegations of unfair dismissal against the social services centre in Castlebar have emerged following RTÉ’s Prime Time programme which aired on Tuesday night and which investigated complaints against FÁS made by the chairman of Castlebar Social Services.

Ballinrobe CDC chairperson

The new chairperson of Ballinrobe Community Development Council has called on the people of the town to pull together to ensure that it continues to thrive into the future and remains a good place for children to grow up in and a place in which people can grow old happily and with dignity.

Tidy Towns to create three jobs as 2009 campaign kicks off

The creation of three new jobs and use of a brand new van with a logo are just two of the exciting projects under way by Athlone Tidy Towns Committee, which held its AGM on Tuesday this week.

Castlebar Chamber outlines its direction for 2009

The Annual General Meeting of Castlebar Chamber was held on Monday March 2 in the Welcome Inn. The meeting was well attended with representatives present from across all sectors of business in the town.

Circus stars for Castlebar parade

The annual St Patrick’s Day parade in Castlebar promises to be one of the most colourful and spectacular in the history of the county town.


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