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Everyday life goes on but now and then nature intrudes

Well, we had such a week of emotion last week - in the Dáil, in the Seanad, in the newspapers, and on radio and TV.

Athlone Extrusions up for sale

Plastics business Athlone Extrusions is now up for sale, according to a report last weekend in the Sunday Independent.

New book launched to honour NUI Galway professor

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STEPHEN G ELLIS, professor of history at NUI Galway, and an expert on Tudor Ireland, is to be honoured with the launch of a new book of essays covering the period from late medieval to early modern Ireland.

'It would be nice to see more poems about carpenters or blocklayers'

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He is originally from Youghal, and now resides in France, but it was while living in Galway that Adam White first discovered his poetic voice at The Crane Bar, and he discovered true romance on Inishbofin.

Galway volunteers arm refugees with coding skills for a better future

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The biggest humanitarian crisis since the aftermath of World War Two has led to an exodus of five million people from Syria since 2012. In an effort to help refugees living within the Middle East, a small number of individuals from Galway in February 2016 became part of an ambitious digital learning programme designed to bring computer coding skills to thousands of children, teenagers and teachers living in camps and districts across the region. Known as Refugee Code Week (RCW) the initiative, led by the German software corporation SAP in partnership with the United Nations Refugee Agency(UNHCR) and the Galway Education Centre, has developed course content and provided teams of IT volunteers from across three continents to upskill teachers from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries in delivering coding programmes to young refugees and the youth of host nations from eight years to twenty years of age. The Galway volunteers taking part in the programme are Bernard Kirk, director of the Galway Education Centre and co-founder of RCW, Nuala Allen (SAP in Parkmore), Niall McCormick (Colmac Robotics) and Brendan Smith (NUI Galway). BRENDAN SMITH, who has through his Outreach projects at the university since 2004 worked with asylum seekers in Ireland, was seconded from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway to become a master instructor in RCW as well as in a sister programme, namely the highly successful Africa Code Week that has been operating since June 2015. Here is his story.

Galway volunteers provide refugees with coding skills for a better future

The Middle East has experienced unimaginable devastation since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. As in all wars, civilians are the innocent victims. In what was once one of the most modern countries in the region, it is estimated that 470,000 inhabitants have died since 2011, over 7.6 millions are internally displaced within Syria and over five million were forced to leave.

Chris Haze releases new EP - We Are One

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GALWAY SINGER-songwriter Chris Haze's EP, We Are One, is about to be released. The five track EP will feature the singles 'Let Us Be Heroes' and 'I'll Run', along with three new songs.

Emma Heatherington to launch new novel this weekend

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NOVELIST EMMA Heatherington launches her new book, The Legacy of Lucy Harte, a bittersweet story dealing with organ donation, at two events in County Galway this weekend.

Hogan slams continued use of Lariam by Defence Forces

 

What we can expect from politics 2017

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The festive period is behind us and already people’s thoughts are turning to what the political year ahead will bring, and already we have drama in the North and the usual post-Christmas crisis in the hospitals.

 

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