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Ireland's role in America's middle-east military adventures

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Irish Special Forces (the Army Ranger Wing) operated in Western-occupied Afghanistan under NATO command, it was revealed last month, thanks to TD Clare Daly’s parliamentary question. The story received no media coverage. The operational purpose of these troops was not revealed. However, like Special Forces the world over, it was not pencils they were sharpening.

Gregory grandson reads ‘An Irish Airman’ at RAF centenary celebration

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A great grandson of Galway's World War I fighter ace Major Robert Gregory, Robin Murray Brown, read WB Yeats' famous poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death in Belfast last Sunday. St Anne's Cathedral was filled to capacity for a service to commemorate the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF), which succeeded the Royal Flying Corps in which Major Gregory flew. Major Gregory joined the war effort in 1916 and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. He was also awarded the Legion d’Honneur — France’s highest honour.

‘I’d like to open the barracks more to the local community’

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In January of this year, Lieutenant Colonel Caimin Keogh assumed command of An Chéad Cath battalion in Renmore’s Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa Barracks. As a Galway-man Lt Colonel Keogh is immensely proud to lead his home-town battalion, as he told me when I sat down with him in his office on Monday afternoon.

People who have children through surrogacy should be eligible for maternity leave, says HSE forum member

A member of the HSE West’s regional health forum says it is wrong that HSE employees who have a child through surrogacy are not eligible for statutory maternity leave.

Eamonn Deacy Park

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The townland in which this park is situated is known as Terryland or Tirellan, derived from the Irish Tír Oileáin (the Land of the Islands) which was so named because the river divided into many streams, thus creating islands in the area. It is in the civil parish of St Nicholas in the Barony of Galway.

Galway to host top GP conference next month

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The Discipline of General Practice at NUI Galway will host Ireland’s leading academic General Practice Conference from March 8-9. The event marks the 21st anniversary of the foundation of the discipline of General Practice at the University.

Parking pains for Mayo towns as charges on the way

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Mayo County Council hopes to raise an additional €503,000 from the implementation of parking charges in eight Mayo towns.

A journey in Syria, among its resilient people

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The Prophet Mohammad, when asked why he had never visited Damascus, replied that you "only enter paradise once". Thus advised, I joined a group of international peace activists on a tour of Syria.

International war crimes lawyer Peter McCluskey to give talk in city tonight

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The Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway will host a free public lecture on the prosecution of the Bosnian genocide tonight Thursday, 19 October at 7:30pm.

NUI Galway provides first definitive identification guide on false widow spider bites

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Researchers from the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway have developed the world’s first verified identification guide and symptoms checklist for General Practitioners and the public on how to treat bites from the False Widow spider.

 

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