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Ireland needs to keep an eye on what is happening in Europe

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While domestic issues are likely to continue to dominate the political agenda – this past week seeing the re-emergence with a vengeance of the housing crisis as some light begins to emerge at the end of the pandemic tunnel – the coming months will also feature some tumultuous developments in European politics that may have significant implications for Ireland.

Is Galway’s Extinction Rebellion extinct?

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Is Galway’s Extinction Rebellion extinct? Has it fallen victim to Covid-19 or is its silence political due to the Greens going into Government?

The power merchants who ruled Galway

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Under Norman rule Galway rapidly developed from an obscure village into an important seaport with trade contacts all over Europe. This transformation was entirely due to the merchant community who made themselves into an oligarchy who not only owned and directed the town’s trade, but completely controlled the municipal government, the election of mayors, and, uniquely, the appointment of priests and wardens to St Nicholas’ Collegiate church. They enjoyed total power. They lived in opulent houses, many of which had elaborately carved doorways, secure within the walls of the town, indifferent to the Gaelic natives who were kept firmly outside the gates.*

Tánaiste to address Galway public meeting on Brexit

Simon Coveney, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, will be in Galway next week to address a public meeting on Brexit and the upcoming trade talks between the UK and EU.

CÚRAM signs agreement with Rutgers University to share expertise in medical device research

A formal collaboration is to take place between CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices at NUI Galway, and Rutgers University, New Jersey, regarding complementary medical device programmes.

Lord Patten to open Maurice Hayes Archive at NUIG

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Chris Patten, the final British Governor of Hong Kong, and who chaired the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland, will officially open the archive of Maurice Hayes at NUI Galway, at an official event next month.

Anyone who thinks the Tories are mindful of Irish interests is guilty of grand delusion

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The abortion referendum at the end of the month may be dominating political discourse at the moment, but behind the scenes the issue really vexing, and increasingly troubling, the Government is the ongoing saga of Brexit.

The terrible weather brought out the best in us

I know, readers, that you are probably fed up with talk of the weather, but we simply have to talk more about it!

Brexit row rumbles on as Sexton sends Irish pulses racing

Well, what a weekend of rugby we have just had. I do not think anyone who watched it will ever forget Johnny Sexton and, in the dying minutes of the game, the wonderful drop goal he executed.

Gerry talks retirement, and our World Cup hopes are dashed

Well, Sinn Féin had a very successful and satisfactory Ard Fheis last weekend.

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