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The landslide victory for the ‘Yes’ campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment - which saw results of 65.9 per cent in Galway West, 60.2 per cent in Galway East; 57.2 per cent in Roscommon-Galway, has been welcomed as an "historic vote" and a "mark of compassion and respect".
Mayo's innovators are invited to enter their disruptive new services or products in the prestigious Innovation Awards 2018.
Tomorrow we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to vote to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution. At this point, we have all seen the posters and viral videos; we have received leaflets; and had conversations with friends and strangers. Tomorrow, it will be time to vote. If you have not yet decided how you will vote, I urge you to vote Yes. Let me explain why.
Two groups intended to be representative of Irish people - the Citizens’ Assembly and the Oireachtas Committee – went in with different views on abortion and were exposed to a calm and reasoned debate that got into the nuance, difficulties, and reality of the 8th amendment. Both groups came out with a strong majority in favour of a Yes vote.
Since 1993 the Constitution has guaranteed the right to travel for abortion, but many women cannot exercise this right due to an array of legal, social, and economic barriers. This includes women on low incomes, women with disabilities, lesbian and bisexual women, and women with travel restrictions, many of whom are entitled to no more than an allowance of €20 a week.
Dr Aaron Brennan, Dr Aileen Faherty, and Dr John Morris have announced the opening of their new surgery, Galway East Medical Practice, on the Doughiska Road. Continuing their work together, and combining their respective areas of expertise, these young doctors are committed to providing a compassionate and expert service to both new and existing patients from their new and well equipped premises.
Hildegarde Naughton is one of many Irish politicians who has been "on a journey" over the issue of abortion and the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, and at the core of what has persuaded her to campaign for a Yes vote on May 25 is the idea of compassion.
A research project led by NUI Galway has established that companion robots can have a positive impact on older people living with dementia. Such is the impact of this research, it has been featured in a new European Commission study analysing the impact on society of EU-funded research and innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing. The MARIO project is among 25 projects credited, and the only one in Ireland, with having had the most influence in Europe over the last 11 years. The project is also being featured across Europe this week on the EuroNews TV channel’s Futuris science programme.