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Radio and its crackling valves and sounds coming over the hills and into our homes wowed many of us — it brought strange worlds into focus and painted the best pictures of all. One of those who was seduced by the wavelengths as a youngster has hung up his microphone this week. RTÉ RnaG broadcaster, musician and songwriter Seán Ó hÉanaigh retired from his work with the station yesterday (Wednesday) after 28 years. Seán was appointed Managing Editor of Programmes in 2000, and is particularly associated with music and music programming at the national Gaeltacht station.
“Sometimes that is the life of a goalkeeper - you always have to be ready, you never know what is going to happen,” Luke Dennison says moments after completing his first start for Galway United with a clean sheet against Treaty United in the SSE Aitricity League.
Between the years 1845 and 1855 more than 2.1 million people emigrated from Ireland. They streamed into Liverpool, Manchester, Boston and New York. Many were diseased, hungry, dirty, broken spirited, with barely any personal belongings. Some embarked actually naked.
Ireland may geographically be closer to Britain, but politically, with Brexit, and the UK becoming a ‘third country outside the EU, France is now the Republic’s closest neighbour - a relationship the French are keen to develop and deepen.
Ireland has a “moral responsibility” to take in far more than the “mere 195 refugees” from Afghanistan it has pledged to accept.
The Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme and Educational Passages are said to be delighted that the 1.5 metre unmanned mini sailboat called ‘Seoltóir Na Gaillimhe – the Galway Sailor’, that was deployed by a Galway school in June, was recently found stranded on the Bunes Beach above the Arctic Circle in the Lofoten Islands, in Norway.
Critically-ill Covid-19 patients are less likely to die or to require invasive ventilation if lying prone on their stomachs while receiving oxygen, a global research project sponsored by NUI Galway has found.
The recent United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report signed off by 195 governments is a truly terrifying read. It makes clear that Global Warming- characterised by more intense and frequent heatwaves, storms, rainfall, flooding and melting glaciers as well as rising sea levels, is due to human activity. It further stated that no part of the world is safe from its consequences and that these changes are accelerating.
Joy was unbridled and superlatives flowed as all in Mayo glowed in Sunday's glory. Not even rare old Dubliners could begrudge Mayo this long-awaited victory.
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