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Giving away those unwanted household goods for Lent

An Irish development charity has launched a novel Lenten appeal that can also help households with their spring cleaning.

Reprieve for Aran Island residents as ferry services to continue - for now

The Island Ferries company, which had been threatening to cease carrying passengers between Rossaveal and Kilronan in the Aran Islands, has agreed to extend its services until spring. The company had claimed it would stop its operation due to a protracted dispute over a levy of .80 cent which it is forced to collect from passengers on behalf of Galway County Council.

Athlone resident appointed Assistant Chief of Staff of Irish Army

Brigadier General Peter O’Halloran, a resident of Athlone, has been appointed Assistant Chief of Staff of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

New exhibition from Richard Hearns

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RICHARD HEARNS, described by the Sunday Independent as "one of contemporary Irish art's best kept secrets" whose "star is in the ascendant" will exhibit his paintings in Anton’s Cafe, Fr Griffin Road.

€2 million boost for Mary Robinson Centre

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny this week confirmed that the cabinet had approved €2 millon for the proposed Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina. The centre which will be built in Victoria House in Ballina, Mary Robinson’s birthplace on the banks of the River Moy, will be Ireland’s first Presidential Archive. Mayo County Council had provided an initial €1.5 million package to purchase the house and included the site next door and the construction of a new annex on the site

World’s largest electric-vehicle fleet for conference

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet  to an international conference.

Climate change awareness events in Mayo ahead of UN Climate Conference

The UN Climate Conference in being held in Paris this December where world leaders are gathering to finalise a global agreement on climate change. Millions of people around the world are joining together the weekend before the talks begin to call on world leaders to create a low carbon, just and sustainable, future for all. In Mayo, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and members of the public will join in and ask the Government to represent us in Paris by coming to an agreement to take definite action on climate change.

TULCA 2015’s inspirational flood of art and activism

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TOMORROW EVENING, at the former Connacht Printworks in Market Street, sees the opening of the 2015 TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, which ushers out the city’s year-long programme of cultural jamborees in high style. As well as exhibitions, TULCA also hosts talks, debates, film screenings, and numerous events primed to trigger debate and spark palaver.

World’s largest electric-vehicle fleet for conference

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide the world’s largest electric-vehicle fleet  to an international conference.

‘Something better could be found’

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The Great Famine of 1845-51 was, the Galway historian Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh tells us*, ‘a subsistence crisis, and a social calamity without parallel in the 19th century. It resulted in more than 1,000,000 dying of starvation and related diseases; and it ‘precipitated a virtual tidal wave of emigration that would see 4,000,000 flee the country during the following 20 years’. 

 

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