Ireland's youngest MEP making waves in Brussels

Thu, Nov 24, 2022

I have been on many of these trips over the decades, but maybe it's age, or maybe it's the lack of proximity since the last one, but this visit of work seems the most interesting. Most trips over the years have been dominated by agriculture or fishing, and while both are still firmly on the agenda, the menu of topics for the European project has greatly expanded in the past few years, the past few months and the past few days.

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Bill Whelan dances down memory lane with new memoir

Fri, Nov 04, 2022

The Road to Riverdance spans from Whelan's childhood through to the 1994 Eurovision, an event which completely changed the course of Irish dancing on an international stage.

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Getting to know: Sinead Cassidy

Thu, Oct 27, 2022

Sinead Cassidy, Galway Races
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY?

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It's game on for the Galway entrepreneur behind GamerFest

Thu, Oct 20, 2022

GamerFest, the country's biggest event dedicated to all things gaming, takes place in the RDS in Dublin this weekend. The festival, which began in Galway in 2017, has become a major event in the gaming calendar with plans to expand even further in the next few years.

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Overcome those barriers to contentment through life coaching

Thu, Oct 13, 2022

If you want good cake, it is probably advisable to seek out someone who has baked a lot of cakes.

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‘There is a need for ordinary people to say what The Troubles were like’

Thu, Feb 24, 2022

From the cages of Long Kesh in the 1970s, to the lecture halls and classrooms of NUI Galway this century, a love of writing and a passionate belief in the importance of education has been central in the life of Paddy McMenamin.

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‘A photograph will tell you a thousand things’

Thu, Feb 17, 2022

Tommy Holohan is a living history of Galway city, and more particularly, a living history of one of its most unique areas - The Claddagh - and his passion for both has led him to discover and collect an extraordinary array of photographs, postcards, and documents charting the evolution of the city.

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‘For social housing, the real cost is in not building it’

Thu, Feb 10, 2022

“Would it be ambitious to try and deliver 20,000 public homes in a year? Yes, but we need that scale of ambition. We have to deliver affordable and social homes for purchase and rent, because this crisis will continue to get worse.”

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Scully still making a difference

Fri, Oct 01, 2021

“Our work is giving a leg up rather than a hand out,” Ronan Scully says about Self Help Africa’s willingness to make a difference.

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‘The housing crisis is dire. It’s demoralising for students‘

Thu, Aug 26, 2021

University should be a time of discovery and expanding horizons, a time to broaden your mind and education, and to plan for the future. It is also a social experience, a chance to meet people from all walks of life, and where you will form some of the most enduring friendships of your life.

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‘Pride is a chance to celebrate, but it is always twinned with protest’

Thu, Aug 05, 2021

“Pride has become that special time when we get to affirm our dignity and our equality, and increase our visibility. It’s in opposition to the shame and social stigma many of us grew up with.”

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‘I’ve had a good experience in Galway, but there are still times I feel unsafe’

Thu, May 06, 2021

From being one of the last countries in Western Europe to decriminalise homosexuality in 1993, to becoming the first State in the world to legalise same-sex marraige through a public viote in 2015, the change in Ireland’s attitudes towards its LGBT+ citizens has been one of the most positive and rapid of recent social developments.

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Emer Flatley relishing new role with FAI and the Galway City Council

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Many valuable lessons have been learned during a demanding spell across the world. The value of sport simply goes beyond the action between the white chalk lines: it is about communities, friendships, making connections, and social interaction.

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St Patrick's Day memories - Galwegians share their memories of St Patrick's from years gone by

Thu, Mar 11, 2021

ST PATRICK'S Day will be an online celebration this year. So as we have to do without the parade, the pageantry, and the festivities, we have asked a number of Galwegians to share their memories of St Patrick's Day parades from years gone by.

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Women in Science – Meet Debbi Pedreschi

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11th February 2021, the Marine Institute is highlighting the many brilliant women who play transformative and ambitious roles in understanding, exploring, protecting and sustainably managing our oceans wealth.

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Women in Science – Rosemarie Butler

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11th February 2021, the Marine Institute is highlighting the many brilliant women who play transformative and ambitious roles in understanding, exploring, protecting and sustainably managing our oceans wealth.

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Women in Science – Vera Quinlan

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11th February 2021, the Marine Institute is highlighting the many brilliant women who play transformative and ambitious roles in understanding, exploring, protecting and sustainably managing our oceans wealth.

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'Juggling props are my tongue and brain'

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

For the past three years, São Paulo's Davi Hora has been artist in residence with Galway Community Circus. In this interview, he tells of how he made the move from the samba and sunshine of Brazil to cloudy and rainy Galway, and his no-less remarkable shift from studying philosophy to the world of circus.

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‘I feel a huge amount of excitement to be appointed as the director of Cúirt

Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Last week, Sasha de Buyl-Pisco made her first visit to Galway following her appointment as both the new director of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature and head of literature at Galway Arts Centre.

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'Bats won’t fly into your hair'

Thu, Oct 31, 2019

The Halloween weekend is sure to feature images of bats among its seasonal gallery of ghouls and spooks, yet the reality of these remarkable animals is greatly at odds with their depiction as sinister creatures of the night.

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