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Visit the Aran Islands on Galway’s Wild Atlantic

The Aran Islands has a lot to offer: The three Aran Islands, Inis Mór Island (Big Island), Inis Meáin Island (Middle island) and Inis Oírr Island (East island) are situated…

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How green is Greta Thunberg’s transatlantic trip?

Greta Thunberg has set sail for New York, avoiding a plane journey for environmental reasons, but will her transatlantic trip really be 100% zero carbon? The Swedish climate activist, 16,…

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A broken engagement and murderous revenge on Eyre Square

Thomas Parry had one thing on his mind when he visited Galway on July 29th, 1884. On a Monday evening in late July, Thomas Parry boarded a train to Galway….

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August 14th – On This Day in History

Important Events 1281 During Kublai Khan’s second Mongol invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan 1842 Second Seminole War declared over…

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Dublin gets first ‘phone box’ defibrillator in Stoneybatter

About 50 local people gathered in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, on Saturday for the unveiling of the capital’s first “phone box” public defibrillator. The defibrillator is fitted in a traditional Irish…

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The 1979 Fastnet Yacht Race Revisited

The 1979 Fastnet Race was the 28th Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Fastnet Race, a yachting race held generally every two years since 1925 on a 605-mile course from Cowes direct…

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Mind games begin as Kerry and Dublin face into final build-up

Let the mind larks begin. Now that fate and destiny and the stars have aligned, and Kerry get the chance to stop Dublin from setting the one football record that…

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22 Books That Expand Your Mind and Change The Way You Live

1. Man’s Search For Meaning by Victor Frankl I still think about this book almost daily, years after I first read it. What happened to millions of Jews 70 years ago,…

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16 foods that are good for you and the planet

1. Orange tomatoes Red tomatoes are one of the most consumed vegetables globally but their orange counterparts are often sweeter and less acidic as well as containing up to twice…

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Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2019

Welcome from Cathaoirleach Comhairle Chontae Lú & Mayor of Borough District of Drogheda We are delighted to once again welcome to Drogheda and County Louth, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. The…

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Dublin to go head-to head with Mayo again

Old rivalries are set to be renewed next weekend after the All-Ireland football semi-final line-up was confirmed this afternoon. Dublin’s win in Omagh means that they top their Super 8s…

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Japanese Government Approves Controversial Plans To Study Human-Animal Hybrids

The Japanese government has approved research into human-animal embryos for the very first time. This does not mean we can expect to see real-life centaurs, mermaids, and satyrs in the…

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Road Safety Review at Store Street Garda Station

Ahead of the August Bank Holiday weekend, An Garda Síochána and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) will publish a road safety progress review, covering the period January 1 – July…

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Center Parcs Ireland: 10 ways to save money at Longford Forest

It’s expensive. But exactly how expensive? That’s the question exercising the minds of mums and dads all over Ireland, now that the Subtropical Swimming Paradise has powered up, guests are…

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Galway Races Tuesday preview, tips

Yesterday saw over 20,000 people flock to the Galway Races for the opening day of action, and Jody Townend was the star of the show. The 21 year old Cork…

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Results for Garda Public Attitudes Survey 2018 Show Concern About Crime has Decreased while Trust in Garda Increased

Today, 16th June 2019, An Garda Síochána released the finalised results for the Garda Public Attitudes Survey 2018. The survey is conducted by Amarach Research and asks a nationally representative…

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60 Years of Service: How Women Have Changed An Garda Síochána

In July 1959, An Garda Síochána welcomed twelve female members to its rankings. These women were the first female officers to ever join the organisation, and their bravery paved the…

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Revolutionising the Industry: Women in Film and Television and its Fight for Gender Equality

Despite the remarkable advancements that have been made for women’s rights, one substantial pocket of society still lags behind the rest: film and television. It is no secret that there…

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An Garda Síochána to Take Part in European Focus Day to Help Prevent Domestic Burglary

Yesterday was the first day of European Focus Day, a movement made up of European Crime Prevention Network (ECUPN) members, to help stop domestic burglary by informing citizens on what…

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GSRMA Conference 2019 begins today in Athlone

The Annual Delegate conference for the Garda Retired Members Association begins later today in the Sheraton Hotel Athlone. Conference was opened by President Matt Givens. Assistant Commissioner Fintan Fanning represented…

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Two Gardaí receive awards from Spain’s Guardia Civil

Two members of An Garda Síochána were awarded the ‘Merit Order Cross of the Guardia Civil’ in Mallorca, Spain for their work concerning organised crime. Among the honoured were  Detective…

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The Sentinel: A History Of Cork’s Collins Barracks

Defence Forces historian and author, Lieutenant Colonel Dan Harvey, provides a panoramic history of one of the Defence Forces most iconic installations, Collins Barracks in Cork, a bastion which has…

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Secret Holiday Destinations You Need to Visit

You can never plan your next holiday too early, since booking a vacation in popular tourist destinations can be quite difficult. The best hotels have no more vacancies, flights are…

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Garda Memories: Donegal in the 60’s, JFK’s visit & the foot and mouth outbreak of 67

Liam Kitson was stationed in Clonmany, Co. Donegal in the early sixties, and later in the small village of Pettigo on the border of Donegal and County Fermanagh. During his…

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