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When life gives you lemons

The highlight of many a tourist's visit to the west of Ireland is often a trip to the Aran Islands. As such, you may guess that the primary income of the residents of Inis Mor is from visitors to their little paradise. The only way to access the island is by boat or plane. During the summer season waves of people come with every ferry, and with each arrival tourists swarm to view the island, hiring bikes and taking bus tours. They all need to be fed and watered and costs can be high, as everything not produced on the islands must be brought by ferry.

NUIG to host Government’s ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ event

Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources, and Digital Development, Sean Kyne, has encouraged people, business-owners, and representatives from community organisations to attend the ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ event in NUIG tomorrow.

City ring road not 'silver bullet' to solve traffic crisis, but still 'significant step forward' says Kyne

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The Galway City Ring road is not the "silver bullet" that will solve the transport challenges facing Galway, but it will "take traffic out of the city", enable public transport improvements, and "reduce the time" workers and visitors spend getting around the city.

Little miracles in Rwanda

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In August 1994, as soon as it was considered safe, Dr Dom Colbert, and a medical team of four sister-nurses, Brenda, Fionnuala, Dorothea and Eileen, drove across the Ugandian border into Rwanda. They had no mandate from anyone or any organisation to be there.They were motivated by a deep sense of shame and anger that such an appalling holocaust could have happened.* They had their medical skills, a little money, and an old clapped out pick-up truck.

Public meeting to ask ‘Is Brexit is an opportunity for Ireland?’

For many, Brexit is a right-wing project because the principal authors are an extreme element of the British Tory Party. However an Australian academic will be putting forward a very different view at a public meeting in Galway.

Public meeting to ask 'Is Brexit is an opportunity for Ireland?'

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For many, Brexit is a right-wing project because the principal authors are an extreme element of the British Tory Party. However an Australian academic will be putting forward a very different view at a public meeting in Galway.

Scrap the presidency or sell it to the highest bidder

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On August 28, the St Vincent de Paul reported a 20 per cent increase in calls for “back to school help”. The same day, the man presiding over the housing crisis, Minister Eoghan Murphy, announced the election date for the most lucrative Irish political post - the presidency - with a salary of €325,507 plus untold expenses.

Brexit masterclass from Tony Connelly in Loughrea next week

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The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa will host a Brexit Masterclass Breakfast with RTÉ’s Europe Editor, Tony Connelly on Wednesday 26 September at 7:30am. The broadcaster and historian, John Bowman, will moderate the event.

'I am determined, as Taoiseach, to break this country out of this boom and bust cycle'

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Last week Fine Gael held its annual party think-in at the Galway Bay Hotel and, on Thursday morning, I had a sit-down with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to hear his thoughts on a range of local and national issues.

Marine expedition off Mayo coast collects samples for pharmaceutical research

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Marine scientists from NUI Galway returned home from an expedition recently with some stunning footage of Irish deep-sea waters, as well as samples set to be part of pharmaceutical research.

 

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