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New University of Cambridge English language teacher training centre at International House Galway

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), Teaching English as a foreign language, or TEFL, is a popular choice among graduates who want to go travelling or people wishing to change career. “There are many courses and it’s all a bit bewildering,” said Mary Grennan, director of International House Galway. “You need a course which is accepted by quality schools, such as the CELTA — it’s the most recognised ELT qualification in the world.”

NUI Galway researchers publish book on fungal diagnostics

Two NUI Galway researchers have published a book on fungal diagnostics, detailing innovative methods for rapid, accurate detection of these potentially life threatening infections.

Mayo’s young people asked to protect Ireland’s environment

ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation, is making a final call to young people across Ireland to take environmental issues into their own hands. Due to popular demand, the registration deadline for the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2013 been extended until Friday December 21. The programme recognises and rewards young people who create environmental action projects that directly affect and influence their local communities.

City Mayor praises ‘courageous’ women who set up support group for people with AIDS

The Mayor of Galway city has praised two young women who showed “bravery” and “foresight” by setting up an organisation to support people with AIDS and HIV in 1987.

Magical make-up

It has been hailed as a magic wand in the beauty industry with one sold every 10 seconds somewhere in the world.

City marks World AIDS Day with memorial service

A voluntary organisation which offers support and care to people affected by HIV/AIDS is organising a candelit memorial service in the city to mark World AIDS Day on December 1.

Europe probably has a Plan B, but does Ireland?

While it may not admit it, it is hard to imagine the EU not having a Plan B if the unthinkable - or rather not as unthinkable as it was six months ago - happens and the euro ceases to be.

Seminar to highlight needs of older LGBT community

In preparation for 2012’s “European Year of Active Aging”, an innovative new seminar has been organised to explore ways to ensure that older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people have the best possible opportunities for living a positive and active life.

South-east regional LGBT seminar

A seminar will be held in Kilkenny next month entitled ‘Looking to the Future: Older and LGBT’ for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Kill the quangos

A recent study says that there are more than 800 quasi autonomous non governmental agencies, or Quangos to you and me in existence spending in excess of €13 billion a year. That nobody can be sure of the exact number is an indictment of their management.

 

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