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Ballinasloe cycleway routes can transform town into eco-tourism hub – Dolan

The Ballinasloe routes identified for the new Galway- Athlone cycleway have the potential to transform the town into a dynamic eco-tourism hub, a Fine Gael Senator has said.

A chance to walk through history

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By the 16th century Galway was a compact, well laid out town, with handsome buildings, protected by a strong wall. The wealth of the so called Tribal families, originally Anglo/Normans, built up over decades of canny, and adventurous trade, bought them total control of the municipal authorities. Loyalty to the English crown rubber-stamped their laws to keep the native Irish out of the town. They built large houses in a style that reflected their power, while meeting the aesthetic standards of their European contemporaries. Galway was a place apart from the rest of the island.

FF candidate Ollie Crowe calls for an overhaul of disability funding

Cllr Ollie Crowe, Fianna Fáil General Election Candidate, is calling for a better infrastructure, better finance and an increase on the disability allowance so that 642,131 Irish people can feel fully included and treated equally in our society.

Moore calling for specific Ceide Coast roads funding

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Fianna Fáil Local Election Candidate for the Ballina Municipal District, Eamon Moore, is calling for Mayo County Council to apply to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for specific roads funding for the Ceide Coast, incorporating Killala, Lacken and Ballycastle.

Boxer’s brush with royalty

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Farewell to a rock'n'roll bishop

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I can well remember the last time I met Bishop Eamon Casey. I was late for a reporting gig at some event in the Crescent and we both ran on the footpath around the corner and crashed into each other, each of us as apologetic as the other. In hindsight, I should have been able to avoid him because as he walked, he sang and so his arrival was flagged well before he appeared.

Farewell to a rock’n’roll bishop

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I can well remember the last time I met Bishop Eamon Casey. I was late for a reporting gig at some event in the Crescent and we both ran on the footpath around the corner and crashed into each other, each of us as apologetic as the other. In hindsight, I should have been able to avoid him because as he walked, he sang and so his arrival was flagged well before he appeared.

Trade union president co-opted to Galway City Council

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Mark Lohan, the president of the Galway Council of Trade Unions, and chair of the Galway People's Resource Centre, has been co-opted for Sinn Féin on to Galway City Council, replacing Cllr Anna Marley, who recently announced she was standing down.

Kinder gentler politics and media needed in our democracies

Ms Jo Cox – what a simple name; what a dreadful deed.

Staunton wants to shake up the Seanad

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Louisburgh native Ciaran Staunton is looking to win a seat in the Seanad on the Industrial and Commerical Panel in the upcoming upper house elections. Staunton says that he will be a forceful, experienced, voice in the Seanad for the voiceless hundreds of thousands of economic emigrants, forced to leave Ireland involuntarily. Along with representing the rights of returning immigrants from countries worldwide and work tirelessly towards highlighting and addressing difficulties experienced by so many upon their return. He also added that he will be a strong advocate in the Seanad for securing an end to the nightmare of undocumented Irish in America and Australia, and for Irish emigrants worldwide.

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