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Galway Advertiser: Blogging – Power to the People

From galwayadvertiser.ie/dws/story.tpl?inc=2005/05/12/news/59770.html by Una Sinnott:

It has been dubbed the journalism of the 21st century and has brought eye-witness accounts of wars and atrocities to an online audience of millions, but weblogging, or blogging as it is popularly known, is just as useful for keeping in touch with people in your neighbourhood and finding someone to car pool with.

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Eye Cinema to Open Today

I read in the Galway Advertiser (last week’s winner of the worst headline for the story “Galway to be world’s first official anti-racist city”) that the Eye Cinema in Wellpark is due to open today. I’m not sure is this a preview opening or an official opening, as their eyecinema.ie website seems a bit empty.

Edit: Scrap that, since I last typed the “Coming Soon” disappeared and there’s now a full timetable! Cool…

From http://www.galwayadvertiser.ie/dws/story.tpl?inc=2005/03/17/news/57685.html:

Galway gets its first new cinema for over a decade this weekend when the state of the art facility named The Eye opens at Wellpark, with a facility which allows drivers to get from their cars to their cinema seats without having to venture outdoors.

New Flights from Galway to Paris CDG, Malaga and London City

Galway people, tired of the dismal Irish weather, could be in the sun in less than four hours from April, when a new airline commences direct flights from Galway to Malaga in the South of Spain.

Isle of Man based airline, Euromanx announced this week that it is to commence direct flights out of Galway Airport to a number of European destinations on Monday 18 April. Initially the airline will operate up to two daily services to London City Airport, a direct service to Paris, Charles de Gaulle and direct flights to Malaga in Spain. The routes will be operated by an 82 seat Avro RJ 70, four engine jet aircraft.

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Free Airport Wireless Forever

Am in Shannon on the way to Web Based Communities 2005 conference, and was wondering if they had done away with their free wireless service here yet. Luckily, no! Good old Galway has it too; it really lowers my estimation of an airport when you have to pay for what should be an incentive to make use of their airport as opposed to somewhere else. Here’s hoping that the Irish airport authorities continue this attractive practice. Else, the Free Airport Wireless Forever (FAWF) campaign will begin…