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Celebrate the Galwegian who crossed the outback

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The first man to cross the Australian outback was a Galwegian who lived in Dominick Street - Robert O’Hara Burke - and he will be remembered in his native city this weekend.

Irish driver behaviour has improved - but not much

The AA has conducted a survey of nearly 7000 Irish motorists and the results show that most people feel that Irish driving standards have improved in the last 10 years – but not by much.

Galway to honour 150th anniversary of Burke and Wills expedition

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A brave Galway explorer who dared to venture into the harsh terrain of the Australian bush 150 years ago is to be honoured this weekend at City Hall and at the Galway City Museum.

Race Night at Best Western Flannery’s Hotel in aid of cancer research

Best Western Flannery’s Hotel will hold a race night tomorrow (Friday) to help raise funds for general manager Siobhan Farragher, who is taking part in the Grand Canyon Walking Challenge for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

Proust Questionnaire:

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Mick Flannery

Business success is not genetic, new book reveals

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The key to economic and commercial success is not merely genetic, according to a new book of business profiles and analysis by a well-known Galway entrepreneur.

Men must make second newspaper apology for burning garda’s hedge

Two men who were directed by Judge Mary Devins to publicly apologise to a garda for an arson attack on the perimeter hedge at his private home had their apology, which was published in a local newspaper, described by Judge Devins at Ballina District Court last week as “mealy-mouthed, self-serving, cowardly and weasel words”.

The Galwayman who crossed the outback

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In 1861 Robert O’Hara Burke from Craughwell, Co Galway, made history by becoming the first white man to cross Australia. In a major new series, TG4 will re-tell and retrace Burke’s epic journey.

Meteor Award winner for The Stables

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In the last year, Mick Flannery has gone from part time stone mason to one of Irelands most sought after musicians. Since the release of his critically acclaimed album White Lies he has played a string of sold out shows all over Ireland, been nominated for the Choice album awards and won ‘Best Male’ at the Meteor awards.

Probation Act for man ‘scorned’ by woman

Judge David Anderson, sitting in Ballina District Court this week, dealt with a man under the Probation Act in a case he described as “a woman scorned because she did not get alcohol and a man scorned because he did not get the woman”.

 

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