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Food for thought from the recent by-elections

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It was all about by-elections last weekend - two Dáil by-elections being watched closely with a view to gauging the mood music of the electorate; a Seanad by-election generating an inordinate amount of interest as the Government inflicted an unnecessary wound on itself; and two parliamentary by-elections in England which may yet prove to be of some interest this side of the Irish Sea.

Mayo’s football hopes excite Maria more than gay debate

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Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh, from Shrule, has welcomed the positive feedback and commentary in the media after she revealed she has been openly gay for the past two years.

A prince arrives!

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There was a curious sequel to the story of poor Michael Kelly of Mirehall, Headford, whom I mentioned last week. Kelly, a substantial farmer and horse breeder, won the ‘gentleman’s race’ at Galway in 1884. However the stewards refused to give him the trophy claiming he was not a gentleman. Kelly sued, and won his case.

Ballyhaunis and Swinford courthouses remain open,

Court business went on as normal in Ballyhaunis on Tuesday despite the expectation that the July sitting of the court would be the last one in the east Mayo venue, following a decision by the Court Service to close that courthouse and the one in Swinford in July.

C-Link knife robber sought

Gardaí in Mullingar have appealed for witnesses to an armed robbery on the C-Link road yesterday morning (August 11) in which a shop manager was assaulted and hospitalised.

“Absolute bully” jailed for nine months

An Athlone man convicted of threatening to burn down two homes and who assaulted arresting gardaí with a toilet seat before being subdued with pepper spray, was jailed for a total of nine months in the District Court this week (April 13).

Jail still looms for arson threats and TV throwing

An Athlone man who threatened to burn down the home of a shopkeeper, and also that of a garda; and who threw a TV, table, and toilet seat at other gardaí, was remanded on continuing bail in Sligo Circuit Court on Tuesday (April 5) to re-appear before Judge Anthony Kennedy in Athlone Circuit Court on July 26.

Free battery recycling in County Mayo stores

Households in County Mayo can recycle their batteries for free in any local shops where batteries are sold. Shops selling batteries are now required to accept waste batteries - similar to those they stock - without charge or requiring a purchase. In 2008, the Battery Regulations were introduced to ensure that spent portable batteries are separated from normal waste so that they can be recycled.

Local shopkeepers unhappy with tobacco laws

Shopkeepers across Carlow and Kilkeny have spoken out about new laws governing the sale of tobacco in the country claiming that it is going to affect their business.

Joe Togher, a Galway volunteer

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Joe Togher was born in Headford on September 8, 1898. His father was a shopkeeper and his mother was from Carlow, and they had three more sons and a daughter. His father died when he was very young, so in 1910 his mother moved the family into Francis Street in Galway where she opened a small hotel (see photograph) to support them. She was very busy with the business so it was Joe’s sister Nell who looked after him. He went to ‘The Mon’ where a nationalistic Brother Leo was a major influence. Joe was a good oarsman, a champion sculler.


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