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Padraic McCormack - 'a writer in the John B Keane mode'

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PETER MANDLESON'S autobiography includes a photograph of him relaxing at Mick Jagger’s house. It is hard to imagine former Galway West Fine Gael TD Padraic McCormack ever wanting to hang around with rock stars. Instead McCormack has a genuine interest in the eccentricities that make otherwise unremarkable people, in unremarkable places, far more interesting than anyone photographed with the late Princess Margaret.

Taoiseach welcomes €50,000 for Castlebar Social Services

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, has welcomed the grand of €50,000 to Castlebar Social services. The money is part of the National Lottery funding from the Department of Health.

Emigration figures reveal increase in ‘brain drain’ from Ireland — Calleary

The latest emigration figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal a jump in the numbers of highly qualified graduates choosing to emigrate this year. The Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Jobs Dara Calleary has raised concerns about the increase in young Irish people with third level degrees who are opting to leave Ireland. 

Potential changes to local government is'hugely important' to the people of Galway

A county councillor has called on the Galway Local Government Review Committee to "put people first instead of always thinking about money.''

University for the Midlands?

Fine Gael Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, James Bannon, says that consideration should be given to the establishment of a university in the Midlands, which he said would complement Athlone Institute of Technology.

Two young Mayo farmers up for Young Farmer of the Year

The 2015 FBD Young Farmer of the Year competition will come to a close on September 1 when the winner will be announced at a banquet in the Twin Trees Hotel in Ballina. This year, for the first time, a representative from each enterprise sector could go through from every county. Thirty-nine young farmers got through to the semi-finals and from these, six finalists will compete for the top titles. The 17th annual FBD Young Farmer of the Year competition is run by Macra na Feirme in partnership with the IFA.

Chambers hits out at latest Irish Water plans

Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Mayo Cllr Lisa Chambers has described the planned creation of another new database for the flawed water conservation grant as another chapter in the never ending mess that is Irish Water. Data released under Freedom of Information has revealed that Department of the Environment has suggested the Local Government Management Agency could establish a new database of Irish Water customers and non-customers to be used by the Department of Social Protection to administer the grant from next year. The Department of Social Protection is now writing to households telling them they can now apply for the grant.

NUI Galway conference on Irish Parliamentary Party to commemorate the Decade of Centenaries

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What was Home Rule? How did John Redmond’s Irish Parliamentary Party operate and how was it viewed throughout the country prior to 1916? How popular was Redmond’s decision to call on Irishmen to fight in World War I? 

Outstanding home at Sceilg Ard 

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No 50 Sceilg Ard is an exceptional three bedroom residence in very good condition throughout and has the advantage of a private south facing rear garden which is enclosed and not overlooked. 

 

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