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Speed monitor on the Monivea Road

Independent councillor Terry O’Flaherty has welcomed the speed monitor recently installed on the Monivea road, Mervue.

The installation is due both to representations she made to the Galway City Council and also the funding she allocated towards the costs from her Local Improvement Scheme (LIS ) allocation.

Cllr O’Flaherty said that excess speeding has been a cause of great concern for the residents in this area for a considerable period.

But while she is happy that a monitor has been put in place, she has asked the city council to have it relocated to make it more visible to approaching motorists.

Cllr O’Flaherty said; “It is too close to the trees where it is now. I have witnessed motorists jamming on their brakes when they come close to the monitor and this could be the cause of a collision if it is not rectified.”

Rugby hero to go under hammer for charity

A specially commissioned bronze sculpture of Connacht Rugby captain John Muldoon lifting the Guinness Pro 12 Trophy, created by internationally acclaimed Galway sculptor John Behan RHA, will go under the hammer to raise funds for local heart and stroke charity Croi at their upcoming Charity Fundraising Gala Ball on Friday.

This unique piece of sculpture, which captures an iconic moment in Connacht Rugby history, is likely to set hearts racing when it goes to the highest bidder at the 32nd annual Croi Gala Ball.

“This is a fantastic piece which will obviously have huge appeal to Connacht fans as it captures a moment in Connacht history which will never be forgotten and the lucky buyer will also be making a very real difference to the fight against heart disease and stroke in Connacht,” says Croi’s Neil Johnson.

Darkness into Light launches tonight

Darkness into Light regional launches will take place on tonight at 7.30pm in O’Reilly’s Bar Salthill.

The walks will take place on Saturday Morning May 6 at 4am.

Cllr Niall McNeillis said; “Last year we had over 5,000 participants in Salthill raising over €130,000 at that one event, all proceeds going to Pieta House.

“Anthony O’Reilly will provide teas and coffees on the night of DIL free of charge and has doen so for the last four years and all participants get a cup after the event. As a sign of our gratitude, we would like to thank Anthony for his continued support.”

Quiz fundraiser in aid of Greek solidarity centre for refugee women

Galway Feminist Collective and Galway Anti-Racism Network will be holding a table quiz fundraiser (€20 for a table of four ) for The Melissa Network in Massimo’s bar at 8pm on Monday.

The Melissa Network is a non-profit network based in Athens and is run by and for migrant and refugee women.

Though the forced migration of people into Europe has been happening for many years, it reached crisis levels in 2015. Greece is the gateway to Europe and has seen both an economic downturn and an increase in right-wing attitudes. For more information or to make a donation to the Melissa Network, visit http://refuaid.org/melissa-network/.

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