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Puppy power

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Traditionally in Ireland, the working farm dog has always been the border collie and this is still the case today. The black and white pooches with their low, loping, stride are still a familiar sight on the backroads and laneways of the countryside moving their woolly charges from one pasture to the next. Other herding breeds are occasionally used, such as the New Zealand huntaway and the Australian kelpie. A well trained dog with the right temperament is worth its weight in gold to a farmer.

Rich harvest for Galway Seaweed company

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A Co Galway based seaweed business has raised €1.4m from private investors and is on the cusp of a deal that could potentially lead to a five fold production increase through this investment . Based in Milltown, Ocean Harvest Technology was founded in 2005 by Dr. Stefan Kraan and Patrick Martin, Ocean Harvest Technology (OHT) has grown from a single headquarters in Galway, to having a strong presence in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

Trad Lunchtime gigs @ Monroe's Live

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THE TRAD lunchtime concerts have been a feature of the Galway International Arts Festival for more than 20 years, and this year boasts a superb line-up playing Monroe's Live - especially appealing for those who love trad fiddle - and it all kicks off on Thursday.

The life affirming power of music

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CLASSICAL MUSIC concerts have always formed part of the Galway International Arts Festival, but this year, classical music has a notably larger, more prominent, placing. Indeed it is almost a mini-festival within the GIAF itself. "The festival is really pushing out the classic side of things this year," notes the distinguished Irish pianist Finghin Collins approvingly. "It's a wonderful thing."

Galway firm Harvest Technology wins out as agri-food winner at Innovation awards

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Galway based company Ocean Harvest Technology have won the Agri-food sector award at this year’s Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards held in Belfast City Hall on Friday night. The award marked the recognition that Ocean Harvest Technology is bringing the sea and science together to create a more sustainable farming culture.

Cathedral priest sees the shameful reality of Ethiopian poverty

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Hunger and malnutrition in a world of plenty is an unacceptable and shameful reality of the 21st century. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to have seen first-hand Trócaire’s work on our behalf in Ethiopia. It is important to be able to report back not only on the problems facing people there but the difference donations from people here at home are making.”

Baile an Salsa launch debut album @ Monroe’s Live

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BAILE AN Salsa, the Irish trad/Latin music fusion band led by singer Andres Martorell, launch their new album Tribu at Monroe’s Live on Saturday December 6.

Budget 2015

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Following Ireland’s exit from the EU/IMF recovery programme and in the context of projected GDP growth of 4.7 per cent for 2014 and 3.9 per cent for 2015, Ministers Noonan and Howlin announced their budgetary measures for 2015 which have been set out below. More detail will be included in the Finance Bill to be published later this month.

Spirit Of Smokie visits Galway next month

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Dean Barton, son of late Smokie frontman Alan Barton, and the band Spirit Of Smokie will perform the greatest hits of Smokie and tracks from Room with a View, the posthumous album from Alan Barton, this month at Monroe's Live.

Baile an Salsa - Latin vibe with an Irish twist

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BAILE AN Salsa, the exciting Irish trad/Latin music fusion band, return to Galway to play Monroe’s Live this Saturday, with doors opening at 9pm.

 

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