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European Research Council grants for NUI Galway projects

Two researchers supported by NUI Galway have been awarded significant European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants for their research into bone fragility in type 2 diabetes and the roles and voices of youths in the study of minority and regional language preservation.

'I will talk to anyone; all of the parties, all of the independents'

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Sinn Féin’s new leader Mary Lou McDonald made a whistle-stop visit to Galway last Thursday and, despite that day’s chaotic traffic and torrential rain, she found time to sit with me and talk about issues like Brexit, Stormont, and entering government in the Republic.

Galway's annual Hiroshima peace event takes place on Sunday

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The annual Hiroshima Peace Event - marking the dropping of the atom bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima by the US military in 1945 - will take place in Eyre Square this Sunday at 1pm.

GMIT researchers win funding to explore use of drones for water quality testing

GMIT’s Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MRFC) has won funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the potential of drones to sample water and physico-chemical data from open lakes.

Mayor demands ban on non-compostable coffee cups

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The Mayor of Galway, Labour city councillor Niall McNelis, is demanding a ban on non-compostable coffee cups, following publication of a report by Recycling List Ireland, which found that 200 million coffee cups are thrown away in Ireland every year.

New hub for sustainable energy and fuel efficiency

The Research Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) has secured an additional €4.4 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry partners under the Sustainable Energy and Fuel Efficiency (SEFE) SFI Spokes Programme, to be based at NUI Galway.

Increase in number of fines for parking illegally in disabled spaces

The number of Garda fines for motorists who park illegally in disabled parking spaces has doubled in Galway in the past five years, according to a local disability campaigner.

'Ireland has become front and centre in Brexit debate and British politicians are having to get their heads around that'

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Brexit D-Day is coming ever closer and yet the British government continues to lurch shambolically through the issue, its approach a chaotic mix of delusion and ineptitude. A refreshingly clear-eyed and illuminating view of Brexit can be found this weekend at the Galway Film Fleadh, when David Wilkinson’s documentary Postcards From the 48% will be screened at the Pálás cinema on Sunday afternoon.

2018 - an action packed year...with more still to come

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As the Dáil heads off on its summer holidays there is much to contemplate after a busy and interesting first half to 2018, with the promise of more tumult to come in the autumn.

Business voice must be heard as Brexit deadlines come and go, says Chamber president

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As part of last week’s meeting of the EU Council and in light of the snail’s pace in negotiations between the UK and EU, Galway Chamber has called on the EU27 and the UK government to provide clarity to business on what the future trade relationship post March 2019 will be.

 

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