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Limerick objections to Galway Port redevelopment ‘spurious’ says Grealish

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The Shannon Foynes Port Company’s objections to the expansion of Galway Port are “spurious”, “without any sound basis”, and motivated by “self-interest”, according to Independent Galway West TD Noel Grealish.

The Sardinian who loves the Galway rain

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“I decided to be a proper writer because of Galway. It gave me the power and belief to do things. I hope to move here and spend more time in the city. There is nothing like Galway - I even love when it rains here.”

NUIG to take lead role in new project to support creative industries

A major new project which seeks to build the creative industries across Ireland and Northern Europe, will be launched today in NUI, Galway.

La belle musique de Nouvelle Vague

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IN FRENCH, ‘nouvelle vague’ refers to daring, iconoclastic, films made in the 1950s and 1960s by Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. In English, ‘new wave’ was music by bands like Blondie and Joy Division.

Technological healthcare at home is focus of new NUIG project’

Technologies to facilitate the remote delivery of healthcare to patients in their own home is the focus of a new EU-funded project underway at NUI Galway.

Neil Delamere - tales of a restructured Viking

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2012 IS just five days old and its remaining 361 stretch out before us. It is the time when we make New Year resolutions, plan ahead, and hope for the best. So what hopes and fears does comedian Neil Delamere have for this year?

All-new Ford Focus ST on track for next year

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Ahead of its launch here in 2012, Ford says the development of it’s sporty new Focus ST it is on track as their engineers in the US and Europe put prototypes through a punishing regime to hone performance and driving dynamics.

Port plan launched in a sea of positivity

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In every era in history, there is watershed in which what was acceptable before is no longer the norm, that what was expected is no longer expected, that what was tolerated was no longer allowed to be the dominant way of thinking.

Our monstrous weather and finances

In the midst of our miserable weather, and dire financial troubles the series of ‘unfortunate’, or at least most unusual, events continued last year. Stringing them all together, as Dr Kieran Hickey does in his interesting book* reminds us that little old Ireland, blessed and loved by the saints, a ‘nation cradled in the arms of St Patrick’ (as I was taught in national school), is, alas, not excluded from strange geophysical events such as extreme weather conditions, including volcanoes and earthquakes, as we may have once believed. Although it was extremely rare for all these events to happen in the same year, I am sorry to say that having spoken to Dr Hickey this week, we’d better batten down the hatches, and prepare for a worse walloping to come. Just over 200 years ago the weather gave Mary Shelley monstrous dreams...but more of that in a moment.

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.

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