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St Louis Kiltimagh students up for People’s Choice Award

Young people in St Louis Community School Kiltimagh were jubilant this week upon hearing that their waste eco-action projects is among the 75 submissions from across the Republic and Northern Ireland shortlisted for ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards Showcase and Ceremony in the Mansion House on May 20. While the group are now preparing for the final and hoping to impress the judges enough to scoop one of the 10 category prizes, they are also seeking the public’s support with their project. Until May 14, these young environmentalists are looking for the public’s vote to help them lay claim to the prestigious ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist People’s Choice Award. The People’s Choice Award is one category that is out of the judges’ hands, with the public having all the power! The 75 shortlisted projects range from creating biodiversity trails, delivering environmental workshops in schools and setting up a ‘city farm’ to harvest crops and cut down on food miles. The public can now vote for their favourite project on www.ecounesco.ie.

‘Outrageous’ - Galway Film Fleadh budget slashed by €2,000

Despite Galway’s bid to become an UNESCO City of Film, the Galway City Council has slashed almost €4,000 from grants to local film organisations, a move which has been described as “outrageous”.

‘It is unfortunately the case that it rains’

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Most people were unsure how to take the arrival at the Galway Races in 1828 of the handsome Prince Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Puckler- Muskau. Especially when they heard that he was looking for a wealthy wife.

President hails new friendship between Ireland and Britain

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The relationship between Ireland and Britain is “a friendly, co-operative partnership based on mutual respect, reciprocal benefit, and deep and indelible personal links”.

Cillian Murphy highlights importance of youth having a voice

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Actor Cillian Murphy appeared as a special guest of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway for a screening and discussion of the film Broken at the weekend.

Audio visual sector worth €72m a year to Galway

A conference held in the city this week has illustrated that the audio visual sector added €72m to the economy of County Galway alone in 2012, employing over 600 people

NUIG researchers seek the child’s perspective for new study

NUI Galway researchers are seeking volunteers to help answer questions on how children and young people in Ireland experience and cope with the process of their parents’ separation and divorce and the subsequent changes to family life.

Martin Dyar lands place on US international writing programme

NUI GALWAY graduate and award winner poet Martin Dyer has been awarded a place on the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.

Teenage children of women with breast cancer sought for research

A new study which will examine how best to help adolescents adjust to a mother’s illness is inviting teenagers of women with breast cancer to participate.

Councillors give approval for Galway’s bid for UNESCO City of Film

Galway’s bid to become an UNESCO City of Film is one step closer this week after councillors gave their full approval and support for the submission.

 

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