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Galway’s ‘splendid human spirit’

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The people of Galway were shocked and excited by the arrival of 430 survivors who were brought ashore from the Athenia which was sunk by torpedo off the Donegal coast only hours after war was declared on September 3 1939. The town was galvanised into action. An impressive and practical plan was put into place to receive the survivors, to ensure they were comfortably accommodated, and to care for the wounded. There were 10 stretcher cases, numerous minor injuries, and distressed children. The passengers, who included Americans and Canadians, and refugees fleeing a deteriorating political situation in Europe, were bound for Montreal.

Boost for Tuam with expansion of Valeo facility

The full support of the Government will be given to Valeo to further grow operations in Ireland, vowed Minister of State at the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, John Perry, who was in Tuam this week for the official opening of Valeo Vision System’s expanded facility.

The day war came to Galway

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On Monday morning September 4 1939, the Galway harbour master Capt T Tierney was listening to a radio message from the Norwegian freighter Knute Nelson to say that it was steaming to Galway with 430 survivors from the Athenia, which was sunk by torpedo 250 miles north-west of Inishtrahull Island, off the Donegal coast. There were injuries among the survivors. Many were distressed and suffering from hypothermia. It requested urgent assistance.

EU progress on youth unemployment strategy

MEP for the North West, Jim Higgins, has welcomed continuing progress by the EU in addressing youth unemployment under its Europe 2020 strategy commitments, but says citizens want to see real results.

US chemotherapy giant to make Galway its European HQ

ONE of the top pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the US is to set up its European headquarters in Galway, it was announced last evening in New York.

Wave energy project off west coast been selected for funding

ESB’s WestWave Project has been selected by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) as one of the projects to go forward for evaluation by the European Investment Bank (EIB) under the EU New Entrant Reserve (NER300) funding mechanism.

The Soap Box – A regular column in which readers tell us about what matters to them....

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The ISPCC website features the heartbreaking story of Holly (15). After months of suffering at the hands of bullies at school and on a social networking site she plucked up the courage to contact the Childline One to One instant messaging service and admit that she was finding it hard to cope. Holly had her hair pulled and her lunch taken. She was being threatened and called names. Worst of all she was feeling isolated, scared and lonely as her former friends no longer talked to her.

Kilkenny company wins contract to install electric car home charge points

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Gaeltec Utilities Ltd, a Kilkenny-based company that specialises in design, installation, and commissioning in the energy, renewable and telecommunications sectors, has been successful in winning a contract from ESB e-cars to install home charge points for electric cars nationwide.

Killala firm wins contract to install electric car home charge points

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Gaeltec Utilities Ltd, a Mayo company that specialises in design, installation, and commissioning in the energy, renewable and telecommunications sectors, has been successful in winning a contract from ESB ecars to install home charge points for electric cars nationwide. The company has also integrated the first electric vehicle into its own commercial fleet of some 80 vehicles. Gaeltec Utilities is headed by Killala native, Sean Hannick.

Kilkenny company wins contract to install electric car home charge points

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Gaeltec Utilities Ltd, a Kilkenny-based company that specialises in design, installation, and commissioning in the energy, renewable and telecommunications sectors, has been successful in winning a contract from ESB e-cars to install home charge points for electric cars nationwide.

 

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