Professor Abhay Pandit, NUI Galway, pictured showing the latest aerosol technology for drug delivery to Professor Mark Ferguson, director general of SFI. The aerosol allows drugs to be nebulised into a fine particle mist that can be absorbed through the lungs while maintaining drug integrity.

Local News

University to play a key role in three of five new research centres announced this week

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

A new world-class medical device research centre is to be established at NUI Galway as part of a €245 million national investment in science and technology announced this week. The funding will see five new Science Foundation Ireland research centres established around the country, with NUI Galway playing a key role in three of these.

Old Galway

Remembering Foggy Spelman

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Paschal Spelman may have been given that name at birth, but to the many thousands of people (especially old Galwegians) he entertained down the years, he was simply known as ‘Foggy’.

Irish Land League poster from the 1880s

Galway Diary

The gathering storm

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The threat of another famine in 1879, within living memory of the horror and catastrophe of the Great Famine some 29 years earlier, brought renewed terror to the vulnerable tenant farmers in the west of Ireland. This time it was not just the humble potato, but severe weather conditions which devastated crops and feed stuffs over a three year period. Farm incomes dropped dramatically, landlords fussed that rents would not be paid. Whereas some landlords were patient, others warned that evictions would follow if rents were not paid on time.

Dep Fitzmaurice after his victory.

Politics

Food for thought from the recent by-elections

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

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.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott.

Shooting The Breeze

Paul Heaton - ‘My audience is used to me being a grumbleweed’

Thu, Oct 16, 2014

AFTER 19 highly successful years, The Beautiful South called it a day in 2007 humorously citing “musical similarities” as the reason for the split. It marked the close of the second chapter of band leader Paul Heaton’s career - his first having been as leader/singer of The Housemartins - opening the way for his ‘third act’, that of solo artist.

Education

Meet the people on the radio at the GEMC live open day

Thu, Sep 04, 2014

Ever wondered about who the people on the radio are? Well, there is a chance to meet them on Friday September 5 for the Soundout Radio Day at Gort Education and Media Centre.

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