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While Europe prepares for war, Galway dances the Lindy Hop!

Charles Lindberg made his famous non-stop flight from the US to Europe in May 1927. A young pilot of 25 years, he flew from New York to Paris, on a plane christened The Spirit of St Louis, and his achievement was celebrated across the world. Even on the dance floor!

GMIT welcomes €200m announcement of investment in Institutes of Technology

The President of GMIT, Dr Fergal Barry, and the Chief Executive of the Technological Higher Education Association (THEA), Dr Joseph Ryan, have welcome the announcement of a major capital investment in higher education.

Westmeath schools to benefit from low pupil teacher ratio - Burke

Westmeath schools are set to benefit from the lowest pupil teacher ratio ever, Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke, has said.

The art of success at Merlin College

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Merlin College’s motto “Achieve, create, become,” was certainly reflected in its recent Junior Cert results with 10 students receiving an ‘A’ grade in Higher Level art alone. This is only the second cohort of students to take their Junior Cert exams since the Doughiska school opened in 2013, with 100 per cent of students passing their Junior Cert exams last year also.

The figures don't lie - Galway needs an Educate Together secondary school

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The notion of Galway as a growing city, a young city, a diverse city, is embedded in our psyche. Maybe it's that period we spent as the fastest-growing city in Europe. Maybe it's 18,000 students at NUIG, and thousands more at GMIT. Maybe it's in the stories we tell ourselves as we declare ourselves a cultural hub, a party town, a place to settle down.

Mayo escapes the worst of Storm Ophelia

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Our rolling coverage of Storm Ophelia throughout the event

Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather

· All unnecessary travel should be avoided on Monday, while the storm is passing..

Wellbeing and emotional literacy

The area of wellbeing and emotional literacy has come to the fore in recent years as mental health issues among our youth continue to rise. This was highlighted in a study carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in 2013 as one in five young Irish adults aged 19-24 and one in 6 young people aged 11-13 who took part in the study were experiencing mental health problems at the time.

New school for Coláiste Chiaráin progressing – Naughten

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, has been informed that the development of a new school on the campus of Coláiste Chiaráin Summerhill Athlone is progressing through the planning and design phase within the Department of Education.

Opportunity for Galway businesses to avail of Skillnets funded management development and skills development courses

Galway Executive Skillnet provides subsidised training opportunities to local businesses which range from computer skills, including Solidworks 3D modelling, to management development. Course fees are greatly reduced with Skillnets funding. Upcoming courses include management development; training delivery and evaluation (formerly Train the Trainer); professional coaching skills; health and safety representative; warehouse/logistics skills; manual handling instructor; and CompTIA network and Solidworks essentials.

 

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