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'People talk about rape when it hits the headlines but we should talk about it on an ongoing basis'

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For more than 30 years, the Galway Rape Crisis Centre has been offering vital support to victims of sexual violence and abuse. Founded in 1984, the centre is the second largest in the country, after Dublin, and facilitates nearly as many client appointments as its capital counterpart while operating on half the budget.

'We’ve been so focused on building our economy we have forgotten to build up the people'

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The procession of presidential hopefuls through Galway continued last Friday with the visit of Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House, the annual Darkness into Light walk and, since 2016, a member of Seanad Éireann.

January consideration for CAO applicants

This Saturday January 20 marks the first of the CAO deadlines this year. Applicants are offered a discounted rate of €30 to register until then. After that, the application fee increases to €45 until February 1. It is advisable to register immediately if you have not done so already.

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Specialist training for counsellors and psychotherapists

The Galway Rape Crisis Centre is running an intensive 14 day training for counsellors and psychotherapists who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills for working in this complex area. GRCC maintains a very high standard of counselling expertise in its work – all its counsellors are fully qualified and/or accredited with IAHIP/IACP and have additional expertise in the area of sexual violence.

“The Big Decision” - NUI Galway to host Live CAO Facebook Event for students and parents

Ahead of the Leaving Certificate Change of Mind deadline on 1 July, NUI Galway will gather experts from across campus to help prospective students and their parents with their final CAO decision. NUI Galway is one of the first universities to provide this interactive platform of support to students and parents in making their final CAO choices.

Caring for the carers

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Angela Geoghegan arrived at her daughter Carmel's house in Oughterard one winter's day carrying a little suitcase. The former confectioner was 84 years of age and suffering from vascular dementia. She never went home.

How to survive a bad day

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Psychics back by popular demand

Galway’s own School of Natural & Spiritual Science is Ireland’s premier new centre for personal/business development. “We are here to change perceptions and myths about from where our difficulties in life originate,” says Fergal Cusack, the school’s founder/director. “More than that, how we can actually solve them and make living a happy life less effort and more fun. We Irish are notorious for leaving our physical and mental health on the long finger. We help people to foster health in all aspects of life, and transform their minds and bodies while they can still make the most of their lives.”

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