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President of Ireland Michael D Higgins was the special guest at an event in NUI Galway on Monday celebrating the prodigious career of Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Professor Emeritus in History.
“For every job created five people emigrate – a shocking statistic from the CSO’s National Household Survey”. This tweet by Sinn Féin’s Mairéad Farrell takes the shine off the recent Government fanfare about job creation.
There is an outdated assumption that formulating a party’s ticket for an election is a straightforward process. The incumbent TDs will spearhead the attack, flanked, meanwhile by a couple of no-hope sweepers from the remote reaches of the constituency.
Following his narrow escape from Republican forces, who were intent on killing him by the banks of the Liffey that cold night in January 1923, Oliver St John Gogarty wisely took himself off to London. He immediately became the toast of polite society there who delighted in his stories and witty conversation.
A local councillor has criticised the Government’s policy of continued recentralisation and called it an “absolute joke”.
The referendums scheduled for next month will bring to an end a little bit of local history, as it will be the last time a vote is to be held in Westmeath under the old electoral divisions.
Voting No on October 4 to abolishing Seanad Éireann is a way to protect scrutiny of Dáil legislation and to ensure the upper house is reformed.
The Méara of Ballina Town Council has called for a referendum to be held on the same day as the proposed referendum on the abolition of the Seanad, to see do people want to retain town councils rather than abolish them as is proposed at the moment.
“ We are no petty people. We are of the great stocks of Europe. We are the people of Burke; we are the people of Swift, the people of Emmet, the people of Parnell. We have created most of the modern literature of this country. We have created the best of its political intelligence...." so spoke out WB Yeats proudly, during a passionate debate in the senate in June 1925.
The HSE’s handling of the inquiry into the tragic death of the 31-year-old dentist Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galway last month has been slammed as “shambolic” by the chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum.