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Keena calls for John Gorman to be recognised

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A ‘strange, wonderful bond’ between Ireland and Hungary

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It is perhaps an indication of how Ireland was cut off from the rest of the world that no one here knew about the painting of the Virgin and Child, and its miraculous ’tears of blood’, that Bishop Walter Lynch brought with him to Gyor* in Hungary, in the middle of the 17th century.

Ireland falling behind on environmental Sustainable Development Goals

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Ireland is falling behind on its environmental commitments under the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals a newly published report has found. Social Justice Ireland in its Sustainable Progress Index for 2018 warns the State risks huge European fines if we continue to ignore our commitments.

New rights for people with disabilities 'barely worth paper they are written on'

Despite the Government ratifying The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, the State is still "not willing to treat people with disabilities fairly in society", according to the Social Democrats Niall Ó Tuathail.

‘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.

Stories, suffrage and strong women — NUI Galway event tonight

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BY CAROLINE FORDE (POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER, CENTRE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S STUDIES) AND ELAINE MEARS (DIRECTOR, STORIES OF UNA)

Cameron demands Government recognises State of Palestine

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Recognising a Palestinian state is not just about rectifying historic injustice” but also provides “the best means of ensuring the long term peace and security of both Israel and Palestine”, a city councillor said this week.

Sporting passion gives way to a cold eastern chill

I am compiling my column this week late on Tuesday night and, so far, we have not had storm Emma or, indeed, storm anything except for very cold weather and some light snow.

Flooding, a more regular feature these days?

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Insider feels the pain of all those who have been affected by the recent flooding events in Galway city. Nor should we forget farmers in the county, who are still feeling the effects of the incessant rainfall.

Schools reminded to enter Action Aid Writing Competition

Students in Westmeath are being reminded to submit their entries into the ActionAid Speech Writing Competition.

 

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