Pupils from St Brigid’s Primary School and St Mary’s Boys School helped to launch Tech Week 2018.

Education & Training

Thousands of pupils to take part in Tech Week

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

National and secondary schools throughout Galway will take part in Tech Week, Ireland’s national festival of technology, next month between April 22 and 28. Ireland’s national festival of technology is aimed at sparking an interest in technology and related study and careers among students, parents and the public. This exciting week of events will see more than 100,000 students take part in a range of fun activities, including the finals of several national Tech Week events. School students will be challenged on their computational thinking skills at the National Bebras final in NUI Maynooth on Saturday, April 21, and coding projects will be showcased by school children in the Scratch Programming Final in UL on Wednesday, April 25. Speaking at the launch of Tech Week 2018, Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan said: “The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is delighted to support Tech Week through Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme. All young people love science and finding out how things work. Tech Week is aimed at stimulating children’s natural curiosity and encouraging them to explore, discover and develop their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. "It provides hands-on opportunities for young people to learn about how computing and related technologies are shaping every area of life. With the European Commission estimating that 90 per cent of tomorrow's jobs will require digital skills; we need to ensure that Ireland is at the forefront of this transformation. We must be a leader in developing and nurturing STEM talent.”

Travel

Luxury escorted tours with Insight Vacations and Fahy Travel Worldchoice

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Fahy Travel has teamed up with Insight Vacations, which provides premium escorted journeys that embody ‘the art of touring in style’.

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Rachel Barry

Editorial

Will anyone be held accountable for Dunmore foster care lapse?

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Images of child abuse come to us through grey-tinted windows. In our mind’s eye, they happen in a black and white world, with a smell of cold and talc and warm breath in an Ireland where the rain is incessant, washing down the gutters and the windows, gathering up shreds of hope, carrying them along to a drain where they disappear. And through the glass, just before the net curtains swing back to obscure the view in this miserable world, there is just enough time left for those without voice to witness that washing away.

Health & Beauty

Simple hearing solutions from Blackberry Hearing

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

In 2015 John Ryan and Dave Gleeson established Blackberry Hearing in Two Mile House, a small village outside Naas in Kildare. The two were curious about the high cost of hearing aids and hearing solutions.

Apply organic matter now for healthy blooms this summer

Gardenwise

In Praise of Muck

Tue, Apr 24, 2018

“Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around, encouraging young things to grow”. – Jerry Herman, “Hello Dolly”

Courtney, Kathrine, Hannah, and Ruby.

Food & Wine

The rise and rise of Papa Rich Street Food Kitchen

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

It has been a whirlwind two and a half years for owners Rebecca and Kevin Tan of Papa Rich Street Food Kitchen.

Home & Garden

Top tips for plumbing in spring

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

The weather has been pretty dreadful since 2018 began with snow, rain, floods, and of course, the freezing temperatures.

People of the Tribes

People of the Tribes : Meet Senan.

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

''I'm Senan O Connor, raised in Rhode Island, the smallest US state located on the coast a few hours north of New York. Son of a Galwegian father and an American mother. At 18 I began travelling around the states and parts of Europe selling my art as pen and ink postcards on the streets of various cities before settling in New Orleans in 2009. Last June I moved to Galway which held great memories for my parents. I wanted to see what it might be able to offer me and what I might be able to offer it. You can find me on Saturdays at the tiny trader's village, a new market at Aras na nGael on Dominick street''.

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