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Major media award for Ballagh’ man

Ballaghaderreen native John Cooke has won a major international award for his coverage of the tragic case of a homeless man who died on the streets of Ennis last year.

Glam Girl’s Night Out For Lily Mae

Large crowds are expected in the Claregalway Hotel next Thursday Nov 28 for a Glam Girl’s Night Out For Lily Mae with all proceeds going towards the Sunni Mae Trust.

Nominate your ‘leading light’ in road safety

----With just a few weeks to go before the closing date, the Road Safety Authority (RSA) is reminding people nationwide to get their entries in for the 2011 Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards. The awards recognise the extraordinary and often un-sung contributions of people across Ireland to make roads safer. The closing date for entries is Friday September 16 and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Farmleigh House on Wednesday October 12. Information on the categories and how to nominate a ‘Leading Light’, as well as entry forms, are available at

New Bright Spark awards for best young business minds in Connacht

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Secondary school students are being given a chance to shine with the launch of the first Supermac’s Bright Spark Awards which is seeking to identify the best business minds in Connacht. The entrepreneurial competition is a bid to find some of the best budding business minds and ideas in local schools and the competition is open to all senior cycle students including transition year, fourth year, and Leaving Certificate students.

Fashionable fillies set to descend upon the Midlands

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Building on the success of last year, the Gigginstown Midlands National Day at Kilbeggan Races today, Friday July 16, is set to be the biggest meeting at the racecourse to date. Khan Boutique in Mullingar is sponsoring the Best Dressed at the event and will present the winner with a prize worth in excess of €2,500. This year the Khan Best Dressed will be judged by Xposé regular, Image magazine fashion contributor, and Sunday Independent beauty editor Triona McCarthy; top Irish designer Rachel Mackay; and head of news from Midlands 103, Clara Walsh.

Mayo Business Award finalists announced

The Mayo Chambers are pleased to announce that the adjudicators have confirmed the finalists in each category of the Mayo Business Awards 2008 in association with Bord Gáis Networks. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday November 21 in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, where the winners and runners up will be announced. The finalists are as follows:

Civic and religious leaders to deliver Christmas messages on Galway Bay FM

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Galway’s civic and religious leaders will deliver their Christmas messages on Galway Bay FM on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The 20th annual Christmas messages programme will be broadcast at 6.04pm on Christmas Eve and 1.04pm on Christmas Day, and will feature music from a seven-track CD recorded recently by a group of Galway musicians to raise money for the Western Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Ballyvary woman on quest to meet Barack Obama

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Ballyvary native and head of news and sport with the new regional radio station i105107, Sinead O'Donnell is on a mission to meet president elect Barack Obama.

Collinstown man for Mr Personality 2009

Raymond Halpin will represent Westmeath at the 4th annual Mr Personality Festival which is being organised by Kilkenny Macra na Feirme. The festival will take place this weekend April 24 and 25  The festival is again sponsored by Kilkenny Carlow and District Farm Relief Services.

Midwest news team shortlisted for national award

The 2009 PPI awards, the radio industry’s most prestigious award ceremony, will take place in the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny, today, Friday October 2. Journalists Paula Donnellan, Angelina Nugent, Teresa O’Malley, and Liamy McNally are the only local radio crew to have been shortlisted in the News Programme of the Year category.

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