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Post Covid-19 —working with and not against nature

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Has the planet declared war on humanity over the last year? It certainly seems so as we witness one destructive storm after another in Ireland, heatwaves across Europe and southern Africa, hurricanes leaving trails of destruction from the Bahamas to Mexico, wildfires from Greenland and Siberia to Australia, melting ice from Antarctica to the Arctic, droughts in India, locust swarms in east Africa, increasing acidification of the oceans leading to the loss of a third of the largest structure on earth (Great Barrier Reef), city dwellers dying from poisonous air, flooding at crisis levels on every continent, soils becoming less fertile, and birds disappearing from the skies, insects from the fields and fish from the oceans.

The challenge of Covid-19 demands a new Government is formed

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These past few weeks have been a surreal experience for the people of this country. At times it almost feels like the stuff of fiction with, at one stage, Taoiseach Leo Varadkaar’s return to medical duties drawing comparisons with President Whitmore in that 1996 blockbuster Independence Day.

Financial Safeguards essential for fishing families – Conway-Walsh

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Sinn Féin TD for Mayo, Rose Conway-Walsh, this week said that in the midst of the current unprecedented economic crisis, where fishing restrictions are in place and markets have collapsed, fishing families must not be forgotten. She added she has very serious concerns that without financial support, the future of fishing is in peril.

Galway woman appointed as funding manager at SFI Research Centre for Software

Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software, has appointed Renmore’s Dr Martina Prendergast as International Funding Manager. The strategic appointment is key to achieving the centre’s goals of securing international investment in its leading-edge research.

Maintaining reuse ethos while staying safe at home

On both local and national platforms, the general public are coming to terms with the new reality of social distancing and getting to grips with how best to avoid contamination of ourselves and those around us.

'Forgotten’ stranded Irish in Australia need Government’s help

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Thousands of young Irish people are stranded and "forgotten" in Australia because of the Covid-19 pandemic and are "begging" for the Government’s help to come home.

Election candidates urged to put specialist services for people with eating disorders top of their priority lists

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A Co Galway mother whose teenage daughter is battlng life-threatening anorexia is appealing to election candidates to put specialist treatment facilities for eating disorders at the top of their priority lists.

Irish Government failing Midlands as Enterprise Ireland supported jobs lost

Labour candidate for the Longford-Westmeath constituency, Alan Mangan, has criticised the Fine Gael Government, for its ongoing failure to deliver jobs and investment in the Midlands, with the latest report from Enterprise Ireland showing a loss of jobs in the region during 2019, adding to the losses from Bord na Móna.

Peace protest on Saturday against current US-Iran tensions

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As fears rise that another "forever war" could erupt in the Middle East in the aftermath of the USA's assassination of Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, Galwegians are being asked to show their opposition to this dangerous drift.

Conservative Christmas while thoughts turn towards Northern Assembly talks

Well, we have the UK result, and indeed Boris carried it off. Such a huge result for him, and for the Conservative Party. When you saw the maps on the screen, and what were once red Labour strongholds completely overrun by the blue of the Tories who took over most of those seats, it was quite amazing. Of course, I stayed up till after four in the morning looking at it on TV. No matter what you say about Boris Johnson, he put his heart and soul into the campaign, and he won.

 

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