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Kill PHILL

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BETWEEN STAND-UP and improv performances, dishing up exotic treats in Massimo, presenting a Flirt FM radio show, doing poetry readings on a bus, hosting art workshops and performing science-based comedy, the multitalented Phill Jupitis has an extremely busy Vodafone Comedy Carnival ahead of him.

New Jaguar E-Pace rolls into the record books

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The new Jaguar E-Pace has set an official Guinness World Record title during its world premiere. The compact performance SUV leapt into the record books with a 15.3 metre-long jump complete with a 270-degree corkscrew-like ‘barrel roll’.

Team M&S velvety houmous with summery salads

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If you still feel that houmous is a bit exotic for our cool summers, then think again!

'A mountainscape of pianos'

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PERHAPS THE hottest ticket in GIAF 2017 is Woyzeck In Winter, in which some of Ireland’s foremost theatre-makers combine to present a thrilling fusion of two timeless German classics; Georg Büchner’s play Woyzeck and Franz Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle.

'I fought back, I shouted back. If I think something is wrong I call it out'

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If there is a protest, a march, a meeting, or some kind of political event going on in Galway city, you can be sure to see him there. Wherever there is a progressive or protest body, group, or organisation, he has probably helped found it, is an active member, or at the very least plays a role in supporting it.

GAAW - Manchester bombing a ‘vile atrocity’

The Manchester bombing has been condemned as “a vile atrocity” by the Galway Alliance Against War, but it added that the terrorist incident will generate more coverage than similar attacks in the Middle East, by virtue of it happening in the West.

Rawky - enjoy the perfect blend of nature’s goodness

Laurence Bolger is a husband, new dad, sports enthusiast, and food lover.

Stop blaming Brussels for our own failures

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The rise of the alt.right across Europe, the election of Donald J Trump as US president, Britain triggering Article 50 and Brexit really getting under way - all of which must be particularly exciting from Vladimir Putin’s perspective - has led Insider to ask, what really is the case with the European Union and Ireland?

Rawky — the perfect blend of nature’s goodness

Laurence Bolger is a husband, new dad, sports enthusiast, and food lover. After years of working in the food industry in Ireland and the Middle East, he was increasingly conscious of what was going into his own body. Yet with work and other commitments taking over every waking hour, he still found himself choosing quick and unhealthy options.

Galway volunteers arm refugees with coding skills for a better future

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The biggest humanitarian crisis since the aftermath of World War Two has led to an exodus of five million people from Syria since 2012. In an effort to help refugees living within the Middle East, a small number of individuals from Galway in February 2016 became part of an ambitious digital learning programme designed to bring computer coding skills to thousands of children, teenagers and teachers living in camps and districts across the region. Known as Refugee Code Week (RCW) the initiative, led by the German software corporation SAP in partnership with the United Nations Refugee Agency(UNHCR) and the Galway Education Centre, has developed course content and provided teams of IT volunteers from across three continents to upskill teachers from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries in delivering coding programmes to young refugees and the youth of host nations from eight years to twenty years of age. The Galway volunteers taking part in the programme are Bernard Kirk, director of the Galway Education Centre and co-founder of RCW, Nuala Allen (SAP in Parkmore), Niall McCormick (Colmac Robotics) and Brendan Smith (NUI Galway). BRENDAN SMITH, who has through his Outreach projects at the university since 2004 worked with asylum seekers in Ireland, was seconded from the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway to become a master instructor in RCW as well as in a sister programme, namely the highly successful Africa Code Week that has been operating since June 2015. Here is his story.

 

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