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Connolly raises destruction of Mother and Baby home evidence in the Dáil

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The destruction of audio recordings of testimony given by people to the investigation committee into Mother and Baby Homes, was raised in the Dáil by Independent Galway West TD Catherine Connolly.

Seas Suas implores key worker status for early years professionals

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Seas Suas, the representative organisation for independent early education and childcare providers, has called for early years professionals to be classified as ‘key workers’ in the Government’s vaccine rollout programme.

Fashion creativity of students an imaginative vision as valiant Ireland suffer loss in Wales

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Where next for the arts in Galway in 2021?

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For The Insider, engagement with the arts in 2020 often meant watching them from my sitting room with a cup of tea - or a G&T - in front of me, and, sadly, given the continuing uncertainties surrounding the rollout of the nation’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, that situation might remain unchanged for months to come.

Council apologises for role in Mother and Baby Homes

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Mayo County Council has apologised this week for its role in the operation of mother and baby homes and the suffering endured by those who were placed in the homes.

City Hall officials need to work more closely with councillors

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Insider has been a keen observer of activities in City Hall for two decades and, regardless of what the public think, it is always best for Galway when there is a good working relationship between the elected members and senior management.

Rising infection and 800 staff on sick leave puts Galway hospitals under pressure

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The escalating number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units (ICUs), combined with high levels of staff absenteeism due to the virus, is putting severe pressure on local hospitals.

Council issues statement of apology upon Mother and Baby Homes Report publication

The publication of the Final Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes has been acknowledged as an important milestone with deep and personal impact for all those with a connection to the Mother and Baby Homes.

US inauguration affords sense of hope as Connacht succumb in PRO14 encounter

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The Galway sword and mace

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The Galway civic sword and mace are among the finest specimens of municipal corporation insignia in Ireland; the sword is particularly noteworthy and can be compared with the best of civic swords in these islands. Swords and maces were first carried by the king’s servants as symbols of the authority of the king himself. As time went on, the mayors and bailiffs of towns acquired swords and maces of their own, some following charter grants, others by mere assumption without specific authority. These were usually borne before the dignitaries concerned when they went in procession or were actively displayed when they acted otherwise in their official capacity. Maces, which were originally weapons, are staves of authority. Swords symbolise the legitimate use of force.


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