Councillors urged to condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza

With the death toll in Gaza rising to more than 450 civilians, a motion before today’s meeting of the Galway City Council will demand an “immediate end” to Israeli attacks on the besieged region.

The motion will also demand that the Government expel the Israeli ambassador; for an arms embargo against the Israel, and for the EU to suspend Israel from the Euro-Med preferential trade agreement.

There will also be a demonstration outside City Hall at 3.30pm to show “solidarity with Gaza” and to urge councillors to back the proposal for the motion.


News

Councillors urged to condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza

With the death toll in Gaza rising to more than 450 civilians, a motion before today’s meeting of the Galway City Council will demand an “immediate end” to Israeli attacks on the besieged region.


What's On

New play gets public reading today

A BOY Called Nedd, a new play by Emily Gillmor Murphy, will be given a public reading by NUI Galway drama students in the Druid theatre this afternoon.

Author Emily Gillmor Murphy.

Property

Tax incentive attracts investors to O’Donnellan & Joyce forthcoming auction

O’Donnellan & Joyce reported this week that it has been overwhelmed by the number of investors who entered the market in recent weeks, particularly those looking for Galway city properties close to NUIG and UHG. The Government’s capital gains incentive introduced in 2013 comes to an end at the end of this year and provides for investors who purchase a property prior to the end of the year and holds it for seven years; they can then sell the property without having to pay capital gains tax. This is an incredible incentive for investors as there is no other asset that you can acquire and hold for a seven year period tax-free.

No 12 Commerce Court.

Sport

Record rowing titles for NUI Galway at nationals championships

NUI Galway shared the honours as top club at this year’s Irish Rowing Championships, enjoying their most successful year in the club’s history.

NUIG/Gráinne Mhaol Senior Eight Champions: left to right Seán Carolan (coach), James Wall, Cormac Folan, Alan Martin, Fionnan Tolan, Rob O' Callaghan, Richie Bennett, Kevin Neville, Dave Mannion and Ruadhan Cooke (cox).

Motors

VW Commercial Vehicles extends zero per cent offer

Due to unprecedented demand, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland is extending its market leading zero per cent APR finance rate for orders placed during July 2014.


Business

New service launched to help workers return to work after absence

A new free service targeted at helping employers and employees, who may have suffered a serious illness or injury, return to work is now available across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.


Lifestyle

Summertime in Salthill

Approached from the Seafront Promenade side with uninterrupted views over Galway Bay, Arabica is a busy hub, now an established part of Salthill's buzzing cafe culture. The day starts early and there’s a great choice for breakfast from a traditional fry to a more healthy granola or fluffy Belgian waffles. Lunch brings all kinds of sandwiches and panini, soups, and various colourful salads to eat.


Opinion

Make every effort to open Thoor Ballylee for Yeats’ 150th anniversary

The efforts by a group of local people to have the famous Yeats' Tower (Thoor Ballylee), near Gort, south Galway, reopened is to be welcomed and supported.

Thoor Ballylee, Yeat's Tower near Gort

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