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City councillors ‘come out’ in support of gay marriage

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The Mayor of Galway, Donal Lyons, along with fellow councillors in City Hall, gathered to show their support for the Yes Equality Campaign in the gay marriage referendum.

Onus is on Yes side to convince voters about gay marriage

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Since coming to power the present Government has not been shy about going down the referendum route. To date it has sought to make six Constitutional amendments and next May will seek to make two more.

Centre for Human Right wins major EU contract for Irish law and social data research

The Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), NUI Galway, in close collaboration with project partner the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), has won a major EU contract for Irish Law and Social Data Research and will become Ireland’s new national focal point for the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA). This is the first time that the prestigious FRANET-Ireland contract for data collection and research services on fundamental rights issues in Ireland has been awarded to an Irish University-led bid.

Judge offers impassioned support for rural gardaí

A judge made an impassioned plea for the retention of rural Garda stations, after it was revealed a country garda foiled a burglary in a 93-year-old woman’s home by noticing a badly parked car.

Troika exit must lead to people focused economy

During the last General Election, I will never forget calling to a door, where a woman twice my age broke down, not just in tears but in sheer despair. Her entire retirement savings in bank shares were wiped out and she knew she wasn’t far from leaving the workforce.

MEP calls for immediate Seanad reform group

If the government refuses to bring forward proposals to reform the Seanad Fianna Fail which led opposition to its abolition should make reform a central plank to its manifesto for the next General Election.

Belvedere to host remembrance service for road traffic victims

A World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims will be celebrated with a remembrance service in Belvedere House and Gardens, Mullingar on Sunday November 18.

Constitutional Convention — a missed opportunity for radical appraisal by citizens

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At a critical stage in the evolution of the State, we failed to use our education system to address the question of constitutional illiteracy when it might have developed the capacity of citizens to engage critically with their State. We opted for different versions of unthinking nationalism when we might at least have opted for thinking nationalisms.

Seven months jail for dangerous stag party bottle thrower

A seven month jail sentence was imposed on a man who while celebrating a stag party put passers by in danger by thowing a bottle from a window in the busy city centre street below.

Higgins welcomes €229 million EU awareness programme

North West MEP Jim Higgins has welcomed a new €229 million ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme designed to increase awareness and citizens' understanding of the EU, its values and history, but is urging the European Commission to prioritise rural regions of Ireland when rolling out the project.

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