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Strong hybrid sales put Toyota in top position

Toyota Ireland has kicked off 2018 as the best-selling car brand in the country, thanks to significant demand for its hybrid range. The Japanese carmaker closed out January with a 11.83 per cent market share, garnered through the sale of 4,393 passenger vehicles, 48 per cent of which were hybrids.

Galway traffic can ease if we make two hard choices on housing and cars

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During my 33 years, Galway has changed from a large town to a small city. But we haven’t done a good job of managing that change. Housing estate after housing estate has sprung up with little additional services in the form of public transport, cycle lanes, community centres or local businesses. Jobs were located in business and industrial parks far away from where people lived.

Moran heading to Kenya for St Patrick’s Day

 

US Embassy urges students to apply for J-1 now

The US Embassy in Dublin is advising qualified students who are interested in applying for the J-1 Summer Work Travel (SWT) or Camp Counselor Programme in 2018 to be proactive and begin the application process as soon as possible.

First Irish space industry conference takes place in Athlone

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On Thursday, November 16 the Irish Space Industry Group (ISIG) held a conference event in collaboration with Space Industry Skillnet and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT).

Post-Brexit, Ireland faces many tough choices

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While domestic policy challenges continue to dominate Irish political discourse, the sense that negotiations are reaching a crunch phase is pushing Brexit higher up the agenda. Insider however senses that much of the population, and even some of the political class, are oblivious to the scale of the challenges facing the State on the global front, and the painful decisions and choices that may have to be taken.

Metlife opens world-class global technology campus in Galway

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Global insurance giant MetLife celebrated the official opening of its new global technology campus in Galway this week. With plans to employ approximately 200 skilled IT professionals when at full capacity, the new campus represents a major investment in the digital initiatives that will help the company transform its customers’ experience around the globe.

Moran discusses local issues with IBEC representatives

Minister of State for the OPW and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran met with local representatives of IBEC on Monday.

Galway to march in solidarity with the Rohingya people

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In the past two weeks, anything up to 370,000 Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar, crossing into Bangladesh, to escape the Burmese military, and what the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

Finding our way forward with the help of the past

I am going to talk with you all a bit this week about the whole Brexit business. Now, I am sure, like me, a lot of you have heard it going on all summer in bits and pieces, but it seems to be becoming serious now with Michel Barnier from the EU and David Davis from the UK having their serious talks together. But, as yet, no real outcome has emerged.

 

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