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CCTV footage examined following death of Galway man in New Zealand

Police in New Zealand are treating the death of a Galway man who drowned in Wellington Harbour at the weekend as an accident.

‘The people are mightier than a lord’

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Week III

Lam’s new squad boasts new Kiwi connections and local youngsters

Eight new players, including the province’s biggest addition Mils Muliaina, signals Pat Lam’s first full squad selection since taking over the reins from Eric Elwood.

The Book Shelf...


The Book Shelf...

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With the BBC’s Masterchef now a couple of weeks into its ninth series, it is not surprising that the cookery book with the similar name is not far behind in reaching the shelves. Filled to more than 400 pages it has everything for the starter cook who cannot wait to get stuck into making everything from simple sauces or basic side dishes to more adventurous creations such as drink party canapés or an elaborate pear and blackberry cake. While the book is more of an in-house production with a team or writers (rather than a recognised author), there are a number of chefy tips from regular Masterchef presenters John Torode and Gregg Wallace.

Keith Barry brings his deadly sins to Athlone

Since the start of 2012 Keith has been constantly touring with his new show Eight Deadly Sins and next month it comes to Athlone.

All points west — Galway on the map for Welsh town

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The town of Aberystwyth in Wales has chosen Galway as one of 12 points around the globe to be included on a new compass on its promenade.

Mental wellbeing is linked to our environment

A cloud enveloped our nation at the weekend with Ireland's exit from the rugby World Cup. In New Zealand the nation continues to hold its breath. Medical professionals are already predicting a national depression if the All Blacks are knocked out of the tournament. According to an associate professor at Wellington's Victoria University, there is evidence to suggest that a loss of someone's favoured team does result in sadness "for at least a day".

The French connection: Sir Jonah Barrington

Dipping into the French/ffrench family archives recently, I came across the will of Henry French of Drumharsna, a ruined castle about halfway between Kiltartan and Ballindereeen, on the way to Gort. His father, also Patrick, inherited the Drumharsna estate from his father, whose main estate was nearby Cloghballymore (now a nursing home).

Less than one in 10 obey 30km city speed limit

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Fewer than 10 per cent of motorists obey the 30km/h speed limit introduced by Dublin City Council last year, according to a new survey by Continental Tyres.


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