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An autumn of political challenges and discontent awaits

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The sight of the politicians gathering for their annual ‘think-ins’ is one of the signs the summer is over. As with the country as a whole, the Government has had a generally good summer with a post-referendum boost and generally strong economic performance to buoy it. However, the autumn will bring its challenges and it may not all be plain sailing.

Brexit's coming and the pub landlord has something to say about it

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WHEN COMEDIAN Al Murray launched his political bid against Nigel Farage at the 2015 British general election, he declared: “It seem to me that the UK is ready for a bloke waving a pint around, offering common sense solutions.”

Expand your horizons with the Retail Excellence eCommerce Trustmark

Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail representative body, is celebrating all online retailers who are putting customer online safety and trust first, with the use of the Retail Excellence eCommerce Trustmark on their websites.

NUI Galway scientists identify strategies to develop better beet

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Plant biotechnologists from the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway have identified genetic breeding strategies to develop bigger and better sugar beet. Sustainable intensification of agriculture to meet rapidly growing global demand for food and non-food products produced by crops will require higher yielding crop varieties that can produce more food using less resources and land area. For crops such as sugar beet, this means the development of varieties that produce more per hectare, while reducing inputs. The findings from their research has been published in the international journal, BMC Plant Biology.

More action needed on impending fodder crisis, MEP warns

The Government is not doing enough to address the impending fodder crisis, MEP Matt Carthy has warned.

Galway worst affected as Carthy hits out at rural post office closures

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Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy, has described An Post plans to close 159 post office branches across rural Ireland as an absolute scandal that must be resisted.

Vital funds allocated to support fodder crisis

Over four million euro has been allocated to a new fodder import support measure, it has been announced by Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Deputy Peter Burke. This measure is being introduced to reduce the cost to farmers of imported forage (hay, silage, haylage, alfalfa) from outside the island of Ireland.

ConTempo's European lunchtime concerts

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BREXIT HAS made Britain very unpopular. The EU's adherence to neo-liberal centrism has seen its reputation take a battering. The populist right is on the rise. Best take a break from our continent's awful politics, and concentrate on what it does best - culture.

Mountbellew bog comes to life with photo exhibition

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The secret life of Ireland's bogs will be revealed in a new exhibition in Mountbellew next month.

Targeting the diaspora in Milwaukee for Galway

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The 38th annual Milwaukee Irish Fest – the largest celebration of Irish culture and heritage in the United States – had a large Galway representation in Wisconsin last week.

 

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