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First Independent Mayo reveals election candidate shortlist

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First Independent Mayo, the coalition of community groups that is planning to run an Independent candidate in Mayo in the next General Election, has unveiled its short list of seven potential candidates.

Former head of Enterprise Ireland appointed chair of AIT governing body

Frank Ryan, the former CEO of Enterprise Ireland, has been appointed the new chairman of the governing body of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). The appointment was made by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan.

Athlone IT student receives merit award from CPA Ireland

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Maureen Kinnarney a student from AIT, was the proud recipient of a CPA Ireland merit award for her academic achievements. Maureen from Tullamore obtained a 100 per cent result in the financial management module from the BA (Hons) accounting class.

The strange exile of a disillusioned ‘Buck Mulligan’

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Following his narrow escape from Republican forces, who were intent on killing him by the banks of the Liffey that cold night in January 1923, Oliver St John Gogarty wisely took himself off to London. He immediately became the toast of polite society there who delighted in his stories and witty conversation.

Councillors urged to show respect to the chair and get business done

While an amendment to a standing order to punish unruly councillors financially has been abandoned, as it was found to be legally unsound, many councillors agreed that a committment must be taken to ensure that business is done efficiently in a way that showed dignity and respect to the chair.

Legal advice sinks motion on ‘unruly councillors’

Attempts to silence or punish councillors guilty of disrupting meetings and causing them to be abandoned has been dealt a “severe blow”, following legal advice.

Memorial on the way for Kilkenny’s fallen soldiers

In addition to a monument to the county’s hurlers, Kilkenny will soon also have a memorial for local people who lost their lives serving in the wars and on peacekeeping missions abroad.

UCD honours Glanbia agribusiness leader

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Two of Ireland’s most prominent agribusiness leaders were awarded honorary degrees by UCD at a ceremony held on Monday 29th August. At the Agricultural Science conferring ceremony, UCD Agricultural Science graduates Dan Browne of Dawn Meats and John Moloney of Glanbia were awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees.

Five seek co-option for Nolan’s council seat

Five Labour members are seeking co-option onto councillor Derek Nolan’s Galway City Council seat following his successful election to Dáil Éireann last week.

Clarity in Arts Centre row due in a fortnight

The storm surrounding the Mullingar Arts Centre will begin to clear on September 21 when the members of Westmeath County Council finally discuss the recently commissioned report, and “fairly quickly after” present it to the Centre’s board of directors.

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