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The Midlands Gateway Chamber Best in Business Awards, now in its sixth year, are open to all businesses operating in Laois, Offaly, Longford, and Westmeath - whether they are a chamber member or not. This is your last chance to nominate as nominations are only open until this Friday May 8.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is making a significant broadband announcement in Castlebar later today.
The president of Castlebar Chamber of Commerce, Sylvester Jennings, says he expects the new greenway linking Castlebar to the Museum of Ireland’s Country Life site in Turlough will provide a welcome boost to the retail and hospitality sector in the county town.
I remember about a decade or more ago sticking my notebook under the nose of the then Health Minister Michael Noonan, when he was in Castlebar opening the hospital or something and asking him a question about something health related for the Galway area. And in the way he had about him back then, in the days before he was canonised, he cocked an eye and said to me “Right sonny, you're here from a Goll-way paper. This is not a day for Goll-way. Today is Mayo's day, not Goll-way's day.”
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.
An information evening on the proposed changes to the Junior Cert curriculum and assessment will be held in Galway next Wednesday, May 6 at 8pm. The event is being organised by the parents’ association of St Mary’s College, but is open to everyone concerned with the issue. The event will take place in St Mary’s main hall.
Annie Kelly was just 19 when all her dreams appeared to be coming true. Annie was one of 11 children living with her widowed mother at Newgrove, Mountbellew, Co Galway. Her boyfriend, William Murphy, and her brother Thomas had earlier emigrated to Boston. Annie and William were pledged to be married just as soon as Annie got the money to follow him there. Full of excitement the young woman later sailed from Liverpool on the Cunard liner the Lusitania arriving in New York on April 24 1915.
An online petition organised by students of NUI Galway, showcasing their opposition to proposed routes for the new Galway city bypass, has been presented to university president Dr Jim Browne.
Francis Brennan, well known hotelier, author and star of "At Your Service" TV programme on RTÉ will speak at this year’s BPW Galway Summer Lunch.
A super fuel-efficient car which is 20 times more economical than typical road cars was launched at NUI Galway this week. It has been designed and road-tested by NUI Galway engineering students. At the event, Connacht Rugby star Eoin McKeon officially unveiled the Geec and it was driven in public for the first time.