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Did Naughton sacrifice principles for prestige?

Last week’s dramatic mayoral election summoned to mind the pithy observation of former US president Dwight D Eisenhower: “A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

Inappropriate travel spending by Digital Enterprise Research Institute exposed

The innappropriate spending by senior academics at NUI Galway’s Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) was exposed this week with revelations that more than €108,000 was spent on hiring private jets and €154,000 was used to send up to 50 staff to conferences at a luxury resort in Crete.

Hotel industry being hit by local authority rates and NAMA

As Chairman of the Irish Hotels Federation in Mayo and General Manager of the McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris, Fergal Ryan represents the county and its 40-plus hotels at a national level, attending monthly meetings with other representatives from around Ireland.

Westmeath man takes climate change challenge

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A Westmeath man has been chosen as one of five people who will compete during the next nine months to reduce their carbon number for a first prize of a €10,000 makeover for their home, garden, or lifestyle. 

Creating a splash in Mayo, the Midlands, and the Med

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Deciding where to chill out has become something of a national pastime in Ireland. Long days at work and even longer spells of rain have led us to seek our solace in the arms of the hospitality industry.

Carlow Special Olympics campaign kick-started

Making sure that the biannual Special Olympics campaign starts in a high gear, Flynn’s Carlow has sponsored a car to kick-start the Carlow campaign which officially begins in January.

Cooke calls for Mayor to give up allowance

Ballina Town Council’s annual budget meeting wound up earlier this week with Progressive Democrat Town Councillor Tommy Cooke calling on the Mayor of the town to give up the annual allowance allocated to her. This year’s budget for Ballina Town Council has a figure of €13,000 allocated for the Mayor’s expenses over the course of the year, but Cllr Cooke wondered would it be better for the town in the current economic climate if the Mayor didn’t take up this allowance. “On my own behalf when and if I become Mayor of the town, due to the current economic situation I would hand back the €13,000 that has been allocated for the Mayor’s expenses and I hope that all of you would consider this,” stated Cooke.

County councillors cash in on €100,000 in conference expenses

It’s estimated that Westmeath county councillors will receive in the region of €100,000 in conference fees and expenses this year.

County councillors cash in on €100,000 in conference expenses

It’s estimated that Westmeath county councillors will receive in the region of €100,000 in conference fees and expenses this year.

 

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