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Two years on, how are our city councillors performing?

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The current membership of the Galway City Council started their term almost two years ago in a welter of controversy surrounding the forming of a political alliance to hold the balance of power (and positions) for the following five years.

Shaping the world through travel

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Representatives of the pub, restaurant, and hotel trades will come before the Oireachtas Tourism Committee this week to outline the effects of the pandemic on their industries.

First Euro NCAP crash safety ratings of 2021

Euro NCAP has published its first safety ratings of 2021. And two new cars that would not be familiar at this time to Irish motorists – the Polestar 2 (not sold here) and the Cupra Formentor (just arriving here), achieved the maximum five-star rating against the latest protocol regime.

Looking forward to a future of travel

The top international hotelier, Irishman Brendan Dwyer, was on holidays last February in the Maldives when the pandemic began in China. "We noticed they were taking temperatures at Mali airport on the way home, so it was about to kick off. A week later the big news was coming in from China. And two weeks later the EU were saying we have a problem and a week later it was game over and we had to shut up shop.”

NUI Galway appoints new vice president for research and innovation

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NUI Galway has announced the appointment of Professor Jim Livesey as Vice-President for Research and Innovation. Professor Livesey joins from the University of Dundee, where he served as Dean of Humanities since 2014.

Lack of social distancing aided second phase of ‘Spanish Flu’

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[Week II. Read Part I.] The 1918 General Election on December 14 was the most significant election in modern Irish history. Following the events of World War I, the Easter Rising, and the Conscription Crisis, the whole island was caught up in fierce debate as to its future. The result was a sweeping victory for a radical Sinn Féin, which promised to establish an independent Irish Republic. The moderate Irish Parliamentary Party, which had dominated the Irish political landscape since the 1880s, was wiped out; while in Ulster the Unionist Party took power.

‘Bed and quinine appear to be the two great safeguards.’

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The Galway Expess was one of the first local newspapers to notice that the increasing numbers of people succumbing, some very suddenly, to the so called Spanish ‘Flu that swept across the world in the early summer of 1918, was ‘virulently infectious’. It speculated that it first reached Ireland through Belfast, and in many cases ‘entire households have been seized,’ industries have been closed, and schools ‘although children suffer less than adults, they spread infection’, have also been closed. ‘Sudden collapses are the most striking feature, the victim being struck down almost immediately.’

Women Writers of the West - a new online book club

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AWARD WINNING Galway writers Elaine Feeney, Mary Costello, and Nuala O’Connor will be the focus of the opening weeks of a new online book club - Women Writers of the West.

Progressive therapies for pain relief at the Crane Clinic

Acupuncture, which originated in China, has been scientifically proven to be very effective to relieve most types of pain and is now used in hospitals and specialised pain clinics in Europe, the USA, and Australia.

UHG should become Ireland’s base for Covid 19 hyperbaric oxygenation, says Galway solicitor

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A Galway-based solicitor is calling on the Government to intervene and make provision so that Galway University Hospital immediately becomes Ireland’s centre for Covid using hyperbaric oxygenation.

 

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