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James Hack Tuke and his plan to assist emigration from west of Ireland

The agricultural crisis of 1879, and growing civic unrest, prompted the Society of Friends in England to send James Hack Tuke to the west to inquire into conditions and to distribute relief. Tuke, the son of a well-to-do tea and coffee merchant family in York, England, published his observations in Irish Distress and its Remedies: A visit to Donegal and Connaught in the spring of 1880. In clear-cut language he highlighted the widespread distress and destitution at a time when the British government questioned the extent of the crisis.

Athenry model having ‘time of her life’ at Playboy mansion

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A County Galway model who was invited to visit Playboy boss Hugh Hefner’s mansion in Los Angeles says she is having the time of her life there.

Oscar Wilde believed that Balfour did WS Blunt a favour

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Hospital consultants seek urgent meeting with Government politicians after resignation

A number of consultants at University Hospital Galway have sought an urgent meeting with Government politicians in the wake of the resignation of colorectal surgeon Mr Myles Joyce last week over the hospital’s failure to provide him with adequate theatre time.

Mayo General to implement Ombudsman’s recommendations after woman’s death

Mayo General Hospital has agreed to implement the recommendations of Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly following her investigation into the death of a 53-year-old woman. The woman’s family brought their complaint to the Ombudsman after they were unsatisfied with the way the hospital had carried out an investigation into a complaint they made following her death.


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