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Connacht men at the coalface on great day for Irish rugby

CONNACHT men played prominent roles on an historic day for Irish rugby last Saturday. Ireland coach Nigel Carolan masterminded a victory over New Zealand in the U20 World Championship in Manchester on Saturday. Two Connacht...

Bouncer is convicted of Galway emigrant’s manslaughter in Perth

A man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a Galway man in Perth, Western Australia. Thomas Keaney (23), originally from Ballyconneely Co. Galway, was the victim of a one-punch assault outside a kebab...

Galwayman behind 1916 commemorations heads new strategy group

The Galwayman who spearheaded the 1916 centenary programme has been appointed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to head up the country’s new five-year cultural strategy. John Concannon was Failte Ireland’s Director of Marketing and Development when...

Bird flu case confirmed in Galway

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed a case of bird flu detected in a wild duck in Galway – the second case recorded in Ireland in the past two-and-a-half weeks. The H5N8 strain of avian...

More than 500 submissions on Marine Institute’s plans

The Marine Institute’s planned test site off the coast of An Spidéal has attracted a wave of opposition from concerned individuals and organisations. A total of 557 submissions were lodged as part of the public...


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