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Childhood obesity — education is key

In recent years, Ireland has gone from famine to feast, we are now faced with the same problem of obesity as the rest of Europe and the developed world. How to stop the spread? Our lifestyle that had kept us slim is gone — replaced by the hallmarks of the global scourge of obesity. Levels are higher in rural areas, as people drive everywhere. Obesity is also a bigger problem among the less well off. We have been getting fatter for a long time and the Government has proposed, among other things, a colour coded labeling system, calorie labeling on menus, and on fatty, high sugar and salt foods.

Dinner and a show at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel with two nights of tale-telling theatre

Early 2019 at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel sees the remarkable lives of Richard “Humanity Dick” Martin and Lady Augusta Gregory brought to life in two nights of excellent theatre on January 27 and February 3 in the gorgeous surroundings of this Connemara hotel.

New Mercedes-Benz B-Class has been transformed

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One of the early New Year arrivals on the market here will be the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Fresh from a top-to-bottom makeover, it is in an altogether higher league in terms of its design, specifications and all-round attractiveness.

The call of St James was heard once more...

Seventy years after Margaret Athy’s generous patronage of the Augustine abbey and buildings on Fort Hill (originally St Augustine’s Hill), with its commanding view of the port and the town, the place was turned into a butcher’s block. Approximately 300 survivors of the ill-fated Armada were beheaded there.

‘Voice of IRONMAN’ appointed president of BPW Galway

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Joanne Murphy of Tri Talking Sport was officially appointed President of the Business and Professional Women’s Club Galway at their AGM in the Ardilaun Hotel on Monday, succeeding Valerie Murphy who held a two-year term of office at the helm of BPW Galway.

Pro-life advocate feels surgery protests are counter-productive

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I have been pro-life all my life. In fact, the very first time I voted was in 1983 in favour of bringing in the Eighth Amendment to the constitution, giving an equal right to life of the unborn with the mother carrying the child. To me it was a no brainer. The amendment was giving protection to the most vulnerable members of society.

Brexit, Europe, and the local elections - welcome to 2019

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Europe is likely to be a recurring theme in Irish politics during 2019. The fate of the Brexit process across the Irish Sea has been Issue No 1 for some time, and despite all that happened last week, including the thumping defeat for Theresa May's deal in the Commons, the only certainty is the promise of further drama to follow.

Galway to mark centenary of the First Dáil

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In the UK general election of December 1918, 73 out of 105 Irish seats were won by Sinn Féin, and in a move to assert Irish sovereignty and the right to self-determination, those 73 MPs refused to take their seats at Westminster.

Jon Kenny becomes the Crowman

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JON KENNY, of D’Unbelievables fame, is touring with a new play, Crowman, that comes to the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday January 24. Written and directed by north-Cork writer Katie Holly, the play received standing ovations every night during its inaugural run in Cork Midsummer festival last year.

Peach to DJ @ Electric

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PEACH, THE London based Canadian DJ, who shot to prominence last year, is coming to Galway, to spin the decks at Electric, Abbeygate Street, in a night organised with Gash Collective.

 

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