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Kitt calls for a Yes vote on the Fiscal Treaty referendum

Galway East Fianna Fail TD Micheal Kitt has called on the people of Galway to vote yes on the upcoming fiscal treaty referendum.

To inspire schoolchildren, councillors will have to stop acting like them

It is perhaps quite appropriate that Mayor Hildegarde Naughton, herself a schoolteacher by profession, brought some of the city’s young people into the Council chambers this week to launch her novel initiative Know Your Council, which is aimed at getting young people interested in and giving them a knowledge of the workings of local government. At such an age, the happenings at City Hall on alternative Monday evenings are perhaps the furthest things from the minds of these youngsters, but it is a novel way of introducing the city’s youngsters into the processes that, for better or worse, determine how public services are overseen in the city.

Security tightened as Labour gets set for stormy reception at conference

Labour will not be allowed enjoy celebrating its centenary when the party holds its 65th convention in Galway this weekend, as the event is set to attract protests from far left groups, rural communities, peace groups, the unemployed, and health campaigners.

Council thanks those paying Household Charge

Westmeath County Council has thanked all those householders in the county who have paid the Household Charge, saying they are “encouraged by the number of citizens who have paid to date”.

Council thanks those paying Household Charge

Westmeath County Council has thanked all those householders in the county who have paid the Household Charge, saying they are “encouraged by the number of citizens who have paid to date”.

Galway Sinn Féin calls for no vote to EU Treaty

The EU’s Fiscal Compact Treaty, or Austerity Treaty, will be “of severe detriment to the Irish people” and the public must oppose it and vote no.

County Manager appeals for household charge payment to retain public services

Mayo county manager, Peter Hynes, has called on people to pay the €100 household charge for the maintenance of essential public services.

Audience in Athlone hears that EU has moved back from the abyss

At a public seminar organised by the European Commission in Athlone this week, Economics Editor of the Irish Independent, Brendan Keenan, argued that, despite the fact that major political and institutional changes were still needed, the EU and the Eurozone countries have “moved back from the abyss of potential break-up”.

Hogan demands Fine Gael clarity on Custume Barracks

Athlone Town Councillor Paul Hogan has demanded clarity from the Fine Gael Minister for Defence regarding the future of Custume Barracks. The request comes in light of the confirmation that the Fine Gael-led administration will cut the brigade structure from three to two.

New Year is an opportunity to get back to the land

A new year begins and with it comes a series of mixed messages that serve to confuse rather than fortify resolve. Appeals by charities abroad for funding against famine and war reveal that while austerity may now be hitting home, these current dark times fail to compare against emergency situations where basic human needs such as food and shelter are not being met.

 

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