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Ireland should not fear Brexit, it should embrace it

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Despite the constant Brexit talk on radio and television, and the miles of column inches in the press, one thing is never mentioned – it seems virtually impossible to leave the EU.

IRHA President calls for calm heads and clear focus as Ireland gets ready for No Deal BREXIT

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President of the Irish Road Haulage Association, Verona Murphy has called on industry bodies and political commentators to exercise high levels of sensitivity in their public comments on Brexit in the coming weeks. In particular the IRHA President said that any alarmist or incendiary remarks will be seized upon by those driving for a hard Brexit in the UK.

Heathrow’s Alcock and Brown statue flies into Clifden

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The statue of Alcock and Brown at London's Heathrow airport was this week moved from its home at Heathrow over to Clifden to mark the centenary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight from North America to Europe.

Two Galway breweries among the line-up at Ireland’s largest craft brew gathering

Bridewell Brewery from Clifden and Galway Hooker from Oranmore are among the exhibitors for The Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair 2019, Ireland’s largest craft drinks gathering, which will take place in the Convention Centre Dublin next month.

An autumn of political challenges and discontent awaits

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The sight of the politicians gathering for their annual ‘think-ins’ is one of the signs the summer is over. As with the country as a whole, the Government has had a generally good summer with a post-referendum boost and generally strong economic performance to buoy it. However, the autumn will bring its challenges and it may not all be plain sailing.

'I will talk to anyone; all of the parties, all of the independents'

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Sinn Féin’s new leader Mary Lou McDonald made a whistle-stop visit to Galway last Thursday and, despite that day’s chaotic traffic and torrential rain, she found time to sit with me and talk about issues like Brexit, Stormont, and entering government in the Republic.

‘Rather than die, the people submitted’

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The Great Famine of 1845 - 49 hit Achill Island particularly hard. Given the poor quality of its soil there was little or no alternative to the potato crop which failed throughout those years. Once the severity of the calamity became apparent, and that help from the government was begrudging and insufficient, there was a sensible coming together of Protestant and Catholic clergy to try to calm and feed the people.

Trump’s dealings with Europe and beyond belief rescue missions

This has been a tremendously interesting week. Before we begin on our usual chat and conversation, there is one item which is outstanding and which we simply should reflect upon, and that is the rescue of the 12-member boys soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand.

'Ireland has become front and centre in Brexit debate and British politicians are having to get their heads around that'

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Brexit D-Day is coming ever closer and yet the British government continues to lurch shambolically through the issue, its approach a chaotic mix of delusion and ineptitude. A refreshingly clear-eyed and illuminating view of Brexit can be found this weekend at the Galway Film Fleadh, when David Wilkinson’s documentary Postcards From the 48% will be screened at the Pálás cinema on Sunday afternoon.

The EU demands 'more Europe' as continent drifts more to the right

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It is two years almost to the day since the people of the UK dramatically voted to leave the EU. Since then Brexit has been a constant backdrop to political discourse in these islands, and a dominant one when it comes to the discussion of international affairs.

 

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