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Galway hoteliers welcome further growth in overseas visitors

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Galway hoteliers have welcomed the strong growth in visitors to Ireland announced last week The latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show an 11.7% increase in trips to the country by overseas visitors during the first six months of the year.

Strange Brew Summer Shindig 11

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THE STRANGE Brew Summer Shindig 11, the long running clubnight's annual summer get-together at the Róisín Dubh, celebrating the very best of Irish indie music, with gigs in the Dominick Street venue's live area and upstairs bar, takes place on Thursday July 30 from 8pm.

Rich harvest for Galway Seaweed company

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A Co Galway based seaweed business has raised €1.4m from private investors and is on the cusp of a deal that could potentially lead to a five fold production increase through this investment . Based in Milltown, Ocean Harvest Technology was founded in 2005 by Dr. Stefan Kraan and Patrick Martin, Ocean Harvest Technology (OHT) has grown from a single headquarters in Galway, to having a strong presence in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

Getting rid of the troublesome women

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One of the remedies in dealing with overcrowding, and rebellious behaviour from frustrated and angry women in the workhouses during the famine years, was assisted emigration. This was done on a massive scale. Between 1848 and 1850, 4,175 women were sent direct from the workhouse system to Australia. This was in addition to the thousands already sent away assisted by landlords and other schemes to clear the land of unproductive tenants. The only cost to the individual Poor Law unions was for new clothes, and travel expenses to Plymouth, from where the girls embarked to the colony. 

'Somebody is enjoying putting obstacles in my way'

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"Man plans, God laughs" is an old Yiddish proverb, the equivalent of "the best laid plans can come undone", but who undoes them? Does the fault lie with the person making the plans or does God, fate, or some predetermined outcome decide that sometimes, things just will not go your way.

Shannon Group makes positive start as first annual report shows all units of business achieving progress

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Shannon Group plc has delivered significant progress on key objectives set for 2014 and is now embarking on a programme to

Former head of Enterprise Ireland appointed chair of AIT governing body

Frank Ryan, the former CEO of Enterprise Ireland, has been appointed the new chairman of the governing body of Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). The appointment was made by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan.

Galway firm Harvest Technology wins out as agri-food winner at Innovation awards

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Galway based company Ocean Harvest Technology have won the Agri-food sector award at this year’s Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards held in Belfast City Hall on Friday night. The award marked the recognition that Ocean Harvest Technology is bringing the sea and science together to create a more sustainable farming culture.

Grace Wilde - debut EP and Monroe’s Live show

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GRACE WILDE, the Irish duo of Audrey Fay and Enda Duffy, praised by The Irish Times as delivering “delicious melodrama” and “a tightly disciplined mix of intimate rock and bluesy soul” play Monroe’s Live.

SBB Ina Shuí sa Town Hall

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EVENING TIME on Irish TV in the early 1980s. A psychedelic animation of red lips against a green background, all soundtracked by Horslips’ ‘Sword Of Light’. SBB Ina Shuí was starting.

 

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