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Celebratory weekend to take place in September to mark 40 year twinning between Galway and Lorient

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The President Michael D Higgins will travel to Galway in September to launch a weekend of celebratory events to mark the 40th anniversary of Galway's twinning with Lorient. The French Ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault will also be in attendance on Friday September 18.

Groupama sails home in closest ever victory in Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama crossed the finish line near Mutton Island in the early hours of Tuesday to secure a remarkable overall victory in their debut Volvo Ocean Race campaign and finally settle the closest contest in the event’s 39-year history.

Oranmore gets funds to twin with French town of Clohars Fouesnant

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A County Galway community group has received a €5,000 EU grant to help with its town twinning project.

Volvo Race stopover can transform Ireland

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A “global village” will be at heart of next year’s Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Galway with business opportunities a new priority for the organisers.

Abu Dhabi tourists to preview Galway ahead of Volvo finish

Middle Eastern visitors to next year’s Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Galway will be treated to a sneak preview of what’s on offer in the city.

High Court told Aer Arann has ‘reasonable prospect of survival’

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Aer Arann has a “reasonable prospect of survival” and could return to profitability by next year, the High Court was told at a hearing held yesterday (Wednesday) to determine the airline’s examinership status.

Galway flights safe for now while Aer Arann fights for survival

It will be business as usual, for the time being, at Galway Airport while embattled regional airline Aer Arann, which recently applied for voluntary examinership, attempts to implement a survival plan, according to airport management.

Galway set for five-day Volvo finale

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The newly published course calendar for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 will see Galway host up to five days of in-port racing and festivities at the end of the next event.

Galway set to win lucrative last leg in 2012 Volvo Ocean Race

There is growing confidence in Galway this weekend that not alone will the city will be named as a stopover port for the 2012 Volvo Ocean Race, but that it is in with a great chance of hosting the finish of the race — an award that would multiply the massive coverage it received last year.

Sail on — let’s continue the Riverdance effect

At the 11th hour the Government saw sense and agreed to provide the funding that will allow Galway to compete on a slightly more level playing pitch with its rivals in Lisbon and in our sister city of Lorient for the right to stage a second stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race. The commitment of the €4 million by sports minister Martin Cullen is a real boon to the region, as we know just how good an investment that amount of money is.

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