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A behind the scenes look at Galway’s science industry

Two students participating in Ureka research projects at the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES) explain their work. Ureka is a Science Foundation Ireland funded programme which provides undergraduate students to conduct research over the summer months in leading institutes.

Ó Brolcháin pushes for world’s first mobile phone health warning system

A warning label of the possible health effects of using mobile phones could be placed on all handsets and packaging if legislation from Galway senator Niall Ó Brolcháin is successful.

Protect your eyes this summer with Staunton’s exciting sunglasses range

Spring is definitely in the air and it is that time of year to consider buying sunglasses if you have not already done so.

Spa Sula offers pampering treatments for those with cancer

The four star Spa Sula, of the Westport Plaza and Castlecourt Hotel Resort, has just unveiled its new selection of very special, personalised, cancer care treatments, which are now available from the spa.

High levels of radon gas in Kilkenny homes

Thirteen per cent of homes measured in Kilkenny have high levels of cancer-causing radon gas, according to the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII).

Families fight Belarus travel ban

The Chernobyl Children’s Project has announced, that despite a ban on Belarusian children travelling internationally, they are expecting the ban to be lifted and are seeking host families for 2009.

The effect a new manager can have

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Have you ever wondered about the effect a manager can have on a group of footballers? Let me highlight just one example of how a single individual has transformed the fortunes and the mood of a club in the space of a week. We are witnessing an astonishing turnaround in the fortunes of Spurs in a matter of days, since the arrival of new manager, Harry Redknapp. I take a casual interest in the fortunes of this particular team as my wife Audrey is a lifelong supporter of the Spurs. In the last few months we witnessed one of the biggest clubs in England with big star players struggling in the relegation zone of the Premier League and facing relegation if the fortunes of the club didn’t improve immediately. Harry arrives on the scene and within days these underperforming stars are like men inspired. They grabbed their second thrilling comeback in five days last weekend, this time against table toppers Liverpool. I am perplexed and slightly intrigued as to how Harry has got them into a team of believers, with the mood of the club changed considerably in the space of a few days. People within the club have suggested that the fun has returned to the training ground and now everyone feels part of the team. Another suggested that they are now treated with respect. Harry apparently told them they were good players! This would suggest that previous management didn’t tell them that! Under previous manager Ramos a number of first team regulars were banished to the reserves without explanation, in the process undermining the morale and camaraderie within the whole group. There is a lesson here for all managers. If you lose the dressing room, in other words the very people you are expected to inspire and develop into a winning team, they will lose confidence in your ability to lead them. This should be the signal for you to walk.

High radon levels in 9pc of Westmeath homes

Westmeath homeowners are being urged to measure their homes for the cancer causing gas, radon, by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland (RPII). Measurements made by the RPII to date highlight that 9 per cent of homes in Westmeath exceed the acceptable level. Radon is the second biggest cause of lung cancer in Ireland and causes up to 200 deaths per year, an issue highlighted at yesterday’s National Radon Forum in Dublin.

Mop up free radicals with super juice at Evergreen

CherryActive, a tasty new drink which is super-rich in antioxidants, is now available at Evergreen branches in Galway.

Night work linked to increased rates of cancer

The Danish government has recently begun paying compensation to women who have developed breast cancer after long spells working nights following a ruling by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the UN's World Health Organisation.


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