Tue, Mar 31, 2015
The public are being asked to take their Irish Water bills and deposit them in a coffin as a mark of protest, to take place in Galway next week, against both the highly mistrusted body and the Government’s water charges.
The protests come after a bad week for Irish Water and its already poor reputation in Galway, with allegations that the company only informed Moyola Park residents there was kerosene in their water supply five days after the combustable liquid was first detected.
Right2Water Galway will hold ‘Bury Your Bills At The Funeral Of Irish Water’ on Saturday April 11, to coincide with the commencement of Irish Water bills arriving at people’s homes. Assembling at the Spanish Arch at 1pm that day, attendees are asked to bring water charge bills, or any envelope to symbolically represent a water bill, to be deposited in the coffin. There will also be an opportunity to sign a book of condolences to pledge not to pay the water tax. This will be followed by a march from the Spanish Arch, up Shop Street, to Eyre Square for a grand finale.
Vandalism, under age drinking, fires, and the constant risk of serious accident has made Merlin Castle a dangerous place, and an issue that urgently needs to be addressed by the Galway City Council.
KENNETH BRANAGH’S career continues to mystify me. In the early 1990s he was the poster boy for the RADA’s new wave, his peers included Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, and Jonathan Pryce, but it was Branagh who catapulted to fame first through adapting, directing, and acting in big budget adaptations of Shakespeare.
The success of O’Donnellan and Joyce’s 2014 auctions looks set to continue as it gears up for its next auction on Friday April 17 in the Harbour Hotel (3pm).
Connacht return to Pro 12 League action after the two-week break for the Six Nations and face title-chasing Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday (5.15pm).
After nine years, and 1.3 million units of the L200 as we know it, Mitsubishi introduced the long awaited new fifth generation L200 at the recent Geneva Motor Show.
McCambridge’s of Galway are teaming up with the Executive Directors of Sauvage Restaurant, Berlin for a Hunter Gatherer Feast this Good Friday as part of the Food Festival.
Ok, so you’re losing an hour in bed this weekend, but sure if you didn’t know about it, you’d probably stay up late anyway wasting an hour doing things and eating things you shouldn’t. But how about challenging yourself to give up an hour or so and get back something much greater in return.