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Awe-inspiring sights at Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark

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The Marble Arch Caves UNESCO GlobalGeopark is located in the rugged mountainous uplands and the gentle rolling lowlands of counties Fermanagh and Cavan. It is one of 127 UNESCO Global Geoparks across 35 countries worldwide, and only the second UNESCO designated site in Northern Ireland.

Tá siad ag teacht — RV Celtic Explorer leaves Newfoundland and heads for Galway

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An international team of scientists from six countries set sail last week on Ireland’s national research vessel, RV Celtic Explorer on a major trans-Atlantic voyage to study the impact of climate change on the ocean. Departing from St. John’s Newfoundland, and due to arrive in Galway on 23 May, the Galway-based Marine Institute-led team of experts are surveying a transect of the Atlantic Ocean last surveyed 20 years ago to investigate carbon dioxide levels in the ocean. The survey is essential to understand and project how carbon dioxide emissions are accumulated in the oceans and the atmosphere, as well as its effects on the acidification of the ocean.

The cost of a global voice on social media

Not that many years ago the media was the preserve of informed journalists and editors who were able to disseminate information for public consumption, and represent the public interest. All that has changed with the advent of social media where people can share their thoughts, their beliefs, their stories, their past at will. But they can also share ignorant and offensive behaviour. Worse, this week people witnessed a recording of an American announcing to the public his plan to kill, before posting another of him shooting a victim dead, via Facebook.

Haven Heroes travelling to Haiti for volunteer programme

Haven, a prominent Irish NGO working on the ground in Haiti, is undertaking its 11th annual volunteer trip to Haiti from April 21 to 29.

Grealish demands release of funds for Claregalway-Carnmore flood relief

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A decision on releasing the balance of the money for the €7.1 million Clare River flood relief scheme is to be made in the coming weeks by the Minister for Public Expenditure, Brendan Howlin.

Tubberclair students win national award at the 10th annual Our World Irish Aid Awards

The sixth class students of Tubberclair National School, Glasson, received national recognition for their project, which explored the issues facing children in the developing world. 

Galway African Film Festival returns next week

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THE GALWAY African Film Festival, the city's annual celerbration of movies and film-making from across the African continent, returns from Friday May 22 to Sunday 24, with a host of free screenings taking place in NUI Galway's Huston School of Film & Digital Media.

Excellent Mayo bathing waters

All 15 of the beaches in Mayo that are monitored by the Environmental Protection Agency have successfully met the new, stricter, European water quality standards.

Big spring clean Athlone campaign kicks off

Athlone Tidy Towns Committee is calling on the local community to help spring clean Athlone in the last week of April.

NUI Galway signs co-operation agreement with Addis Ababa Science and Technology University

NUI Galway has signed a co-operation agreement with Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU), in which the Irish university will support its Ethiopian counterpart in establishing itself as an international hub of science, innovation, and education in East Africa.

 

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