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Knocknacarra Palestine Network calls for N Ireland v Israel friendly to be called off

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A Galway based Palestine solidarity group has written to the Irish Football Association in Belfast calling for the upcoming international friendly between Northern Ireland and Israel to be called off.

Yes victory marks ‘a change for a better future’ says Galway Together For Yes

The Irish people’s decision to repeal the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution has been described by Galway Together for Yes as “incredibly welcome”, and the group has thanked “all our campaigners, supporters, and volunteers for their amazing work over the past few months”.

If we do not vote Yes the Abortion pill penalty of '14 years in jail' remains

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On Monday the Minister for Health Simon Harris reaffirmed that the penalty for taking abortion pills will remain at 14 years' imprisonment unless there is a Yes vote in tomorrow's referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

NUI Galway conference to focus on the rights of migrants and refugees

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NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, is hosting an international conference on ‘The Rights of Migrants and Refugees: the role of courts and tribunals’ starting today (Thursday) and continuing tomorrow.

Higgins welcomes Facebook suspension of foreign-purchased referendum ads

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins has welcomed Facebook’s announcement that they will end sales of online political ads to overseas actors in advance of the May 25 Referendum. She described it as a sign that the platform is listening to some of the concerns raised by herself and others, including civil society groups like Transparency Referendum.

Galway Together For Yes launches campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment

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Voting Yes will "remove the harmful Eighth Amendment from the Constitution" and allow the State "create a caring and compassionate environment for women in Ireland in crisis pregnancy situations".

Mayo PBP to hold public meeting on housing

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People Before Profit (PBP) Mayo will hold a public meeting on housing and homelessness at 8pm on Tuesday, March 20 in the Station House Hotel in Ballina.

Commission on Future of Policing to host Galway open evening

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The Commission on the Future of Policing will host an open evening for people in Galway next week, and has invited members of the public, local community groups and interested stakeholders with views on the future of policing to attend.

Schools reminded to enter Action Aid Writing Competition

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

'Galway 2020 is something we want to tap into and see how French artists can participate'

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Last Friday, as Storm Brian dragged its squalls of wind and rain across the city, I met Ireland’s new French Ambassador, Stepháne Crouzat in the snug environs of the Black Gate Centre on St Francis Street. It was an ‘entente tres cordiale’ as Stephane’s soft-spoken, warm, and personable manner is the very embodiment of diplomacy.

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