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Circuses, streets, and gardens - all part of GIAF magic

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FROM ITS earliest days, Galway International Arts Festival has wowed audiences by transforming city streets into sites of magic and bringing the visual verve of circus to indoor venues. This year’s festival again delivers a feast of spectacle and who better to give the lowdown on the hoedown than GIAF artistic director, Paul Fahy.

The EU demands 'more Europe' as continent drifts more to the right

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It is two years almost to the day since the people of the UK dramatically voted to leave the EU. Since then Brexit has been a constant backdrop to political discourse in these islands, and a dominant one when it comes to the discussion of international affairs.

Dealing with whatever the ocean sends

It is not surprising that any child with imagination, and an interest in the sea, would spend time at the city’s harbour watching the ships come and go, and the men who worked there as they talked and unloaded fish or cargo. As a child Kathleen Curran, once the home chores were done, would run down the back paths from her home on College Road and along Lough Atalia to the docks. ‘There she would stand and gaze in wonder at the ships, boats and trawlers, hookers and gleoteóigs tied up or coming and going about their business.’

Oliver Healthcare packaging opens new technology centre in Oranmore

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Oliver Healthcare Packaging, a leading provider of sterile barrier flexible packaging for the global healthcare industry, will today hold the opening celebration of its first Technology Centre at Westlink Commercial Park, Oranmore. The choice of location is an indication of the global reputation that Galway has developed as a centre of excellence for the medical device sector.

What is this Referendum really about?

As we prepare to vote tomorrow, I think it’s important to reflect on what this referendum is and is not about.

Successful trip for Young Lions

Young Lions Soccer School, Moate, undertook its most successful trip yet when it visited Holland recently, according to their director of coaching, Leigh Feery.

The only way to protect all human life is to vote No

The issue at the heart of this referendum is whether we are going to introduce abortion-on-demand.

Viva la Diva!

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As I write the tulips are making a wonderful show in the garden and every time I look out the window they lift the spirits. They have to be one of my favourite flowers, both for growing and cutting and I could never have too many. Which is just as well, as in our climate they are the least reliable of spring bulbs – hence the diva reputation. For every dozen you plant, eleven or twelve will perform beautifully the following spring, but in the year after that you would be lucky if two or three bother to show up.

McNelis calls for digital age of consent to be raised to sixteen

The commercialisation of personal data by social media companies, and the harvesting of such data by companies like Cambridge Analytica, show the need for stronger online protections for children and young people.

New Valley Wolves - new EP and Monroe's gig

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NEW VALLEY Wolves latest single 'Cut-Throat', the first from their new Gospel EP, went straight to #1 in the Irish Rock charts, and the band are coming to Galway as part of their latest tour.

 

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