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In the early decades of the 19th century fortunes were made in giving hundreds of thousands of emigrants safe passage to America. As the decades slipped by the numbers grew into millions. Liverpool had the main transatlantic business for these two islands, but Galway, situated some 300 miles closer to America, and with the onset of powerful steam-driven ships, believed that a better and quicker service could be provided.
The Lausanne Conference of July 1932, attended by the former allied powers of World War I (Britain, France, Belgium and Italy), and Germany, accepted that the world economic crisis made continued reparations by Germany virtually impossible. Various long-term arrangements were made, but in effect it allowed Germany off the hook for the monetary compensation it had agreed to pay for its responsibility in starting the war. Germany was now free to rebuild its own economy. This was a very importance conference attended by the world press, among whom was Clare Sheridan.
To mark the reopening of the Luan Gallery on Tuesday, May 11, the riverside location will host 'Percept', an exhibition featuring a new body of work by contemporary Irish artist, Colm Mac Athlaoich.
Buccaneers club player, Robbie Henshaw, won his 50th Ireland Senior cap in their 48-10 Guinness Six Nations championship win away to Italy.
Leading European e-scooter company Dott today officially announced their interest in entering the Galway market, following confirmation from Minister Eamon Ryan that e-scooters will be regulated for use on Irish roads.
With a positive playing impact from Buccaneers eminent club footballer, Robbie Henshaw, Ireland almost achieved a much needed morale boosting victory against Six Nations favourites France on Sunday afternoon in the Aviva Stadium.
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‘The bus comes at last with a great blaze of headlights, and figures emerge from the darkness and climb aboard….’
These days are very important in all our lives, as we count down the days to a return to normality.
Such is the weakness of man, it seems, that even the mighty Daniel O’ Connell may have succumbed to the allures of the fair sex, committing an indiscretion in his youth, which came back to haunt him in later years when he and his wife Mary shared ‘abiding affection’.