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Local student represents Ireland at European Parliament

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Cathal Galvin from Athlone Community College was one of 24 students representing Ireland at the European Parliament in Strasbourg recently.

MGQ - many believed she would have been an ideal Taoiseach

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I am probably the worst kind of voter that the enthusiastic canvassers could meet. I do not vote for a party, but for a personality, or for a candidate whom I feel will do a good job. I admire politicians. I know that ninety-nine per cent of them are motivated by public service, and genuinely believe that they can effect change. Some of them actually succeed in bringing about change; but it is a long, hard slog.

Goverment slammed for ‘shameful’ exclusion of west from major EU infrastructure funding

MEP for Ireland North West - Midlands, Pat the Cope Gallagher, has slammed the Irish Government’s decision to “totally ignore the entire western region” from the Trans European Transport Network as “shameful”.

Westport councillors attend European congress to keep up their fight for retention of town councils

A cross-party delegation from Westport Town Council were in Strasbourg this week to attend the 25th Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. Fine Gael’s Cllr Myles Staunton, Fianna Fáil Cllr Margaret Adams, and Labour Cllr Keith Martin attended the congress to continue the council’s lobbying for the retention of town councils which are due to be abolished when their current term ends next summer. While the councillors were in Strasbourg the monitoring committee of the Council of Europe published a report on local democracy in Ireland from its monitoring committee, which called on the Irish Government to ensure the subsidiarity principle is better enshrined and protected.

Mayo MEP backs new tobacco directive

Jim Higgins MEP for the Midlands-North-West (MNW) this week welcomed the European Parliament's decision to vote in favour of the new Tobacco Products Directive. The new Directive, once final negotiations are completed with Member States, will mean a raft of new measures aimed at stubbing the habit out, especially amongst young people.

Conway-Walsh loses out to Carty for EU nomination

Mayo Sinn Féin Cllr Rose Conway-Walsh lost out in the race for the party’s nomination for the EU elections next year at their selection convention last Sunday night in Sligo. Delegates on the evening selected Matt Carty as the Sinn Féin candidate in the EU elections in the north-western constituency.

Ban on MRI scanners averted

New legislation will ensure that patients can continue to benefit from MRI scans, according to MEP Marian Harkin.

Ban on MRI scanners averted

New legislation will ensure that patients can continue to benefit from MRI scans, according to MEP Marian Harkin.

Gortskehy NS enjoy cultural trip to France

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The sixth class pupils from Gortskehy NS had a once in a lifetime trip over Easter when they visited France as part of their EU Comenius programme. The children visited the Eiffel Tower and magnificent Palace of Versailles. They were welcomed by the Irish ambassador to France Mr Paul Kavanagh and his wife Rosaleen before being given a tour of the Irish embassy by Ms Megan Laffan, Cultural Attache. They also walked the famous Champs Elysees and saw Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, before leaving for Strasbourg by TGV.

Youth employment prioritised by Irish EU Presidency - Jim Higgins MEP

Providing young Europeans with employment opportunities is a key priority under the Irish EU Presidency which was officially launched in the Parliament in Strasbourg by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny this week according Jim Higgins MEP said.


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