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Top blogging talent descends on city for first birthday of Into the West Blogger network

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Galway will be the most trended city in the country this weekend when The g Hotel in Galway is the location for the first birthday celebration of the hugely successful Into the West Blogger network.

Teen tipplers topping up at home are putting themselves at risk says head of local alcohol task force

The head of a regional drug and alcohol task force has warned that young people are putting themselves at risk by consuming quantities of alcohol at home before going on nights out.

Winning matters more than the spectacle

After the horror show a few weeks ago in Croke Park between Dublin and Derry in the National League, opinion is again divided as regards the state of Gaelic football. That game finished 0-8 to 0-4 in Dublin’s favour with many describing it as the worst game of all time. It really upset Joe Brolly who apparently left the game early with his young son such was his disgust at what he was watching.

Lough Ree RNLI receives first callout for 2015

Lough Ree RNLI lifeboat crew received their first callout of 2015 last Saturday, April18 after a 37 foot hire cruiser ran aground on Wood Shoal, near Lecarrow.

Fast and Furious blamed for increase in illegal driving stunts

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The latest installment of the high speed blockbuster franchise, The Fast and the Furious, has been blamed for an increasing number of illegal driving stunts by ‘boy racers’ in industrial estates and on rural raods across the county.

Nuala Bourke cropped her long tresses for children’s charity

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Breaffy schoolteacher Nuala Bourke has attracted plenty of compliments over the years for her long locks of natural, richly coloured, red hair.

Senator calls on social media companies to show corporate responsibility in dealing with online abuse

Senator Lorraine Higgins has called on social media companies to “stop powder puff PR and show some corporate social responsibility to their users”.

Sharon Murphy - two Galway concerts

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HAVING WOWED the judges, Tom Jones in particular, and audiences with her performances on The Voice UK, Clifden singer-songwriter Sharon Murphy brings her soulful sound back to the west of Ireland with two gigs in Galway - one in Monroe’s Live and the other during Cúirt.

McKennas’ Guides crowns Galway “the finest city to eat in Ireland”

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The west of the country has been on something of a winning streak of late when it comes to food and hospitality. Kai Café and Restaurant was the big winner at the start of the year scooping the top prize, Restaurant of the Year for 2015, in Georgina Campbell’s Awards, the country’s longest-running hospitality awards. Run by New Zealander Jess Murphy and her Irish husband David, Kai had been converted from a tearoom to a rustic restaurant, and was praised for having seriously good food with a sense of fun. Best Asian Restaurant went to The Asian Tea House, with Mitchell’s in Clifden and Frankie Mallon of An Port Mór, Westport, awarded best seafood restaurant and best seafood chef respectively.

Former Apprentice star’s new book looks at policing and social media

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A new book, which takes an in-depth look at the emerging field of policing social media has been published by the Managing Director of Digital Training Institute, based in NUI Galway’s Business Innovation Centre. Authored by Joanne Sweeney-Burke, Social Media Under Investigation, Law Enforcement and the Social Web takes and in-depth view of An Garda Síochána’s adoption of social media and benchmarks this against international best-practice.

 

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