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Psychiatric nurses set to take industrial action next week

Thu, May 21, 2015

Psychiatric nurses at University Hospital Galway will begin industrial action next week in a bid to ensure a safer environment for staff and patients at the hospital's acute psychiatric unit.

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History made during NUIG stopover

Thu, May 21, 2015

HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with Niall Gibbons Chief Executive, Tourism Ireland and Dr Jim Brown , President of NUIG at a welcome reception which included traditional music and Irish dancing performances and craft demonstrations at the National University of Ireland Galway .Photo Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography 2015

From early Tuesday morning 140 members of the international, national, and local press gathered at the media centre at NUI Galway in anticipation of the first stopover of the royal visit.

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A day like no other at Claddagh National School

Thu, May 21, 2015

Her Royal Highness, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, speaking to pupils during her visit to a clay modelling demonstration at the Claddagh National School.

It is surely a day that will live long in the memory of the young students of Claddagh National School. After all it is not every day that a duchess comes to visit. As the patron of the UK National Literacy Trust, Camilla travelled to the school to meet children who have taken part in the SUAS literacy programme.

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Prince Charles shows his interest in all things marine

Thu, May 21, 2015

HRH The Prince of Wales on his visit to the Marine Institute where he met An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and talked to the Marine Institute staff about their work in areas including analysing the impact of Climate change on the ocean , sustainable fisheries , marine bio discovery and international collaboration on Ocean reseach. Photo:- Andrews Downes XPOSURE

Following the royal visit to NUIG on Tuesday, The Duchess of Cornwall remained in the city for a number of engagements while Prince Charles travelled further afield. The prince, who established the International Sustainability Unit in 2010, had expressed a particular interest in visiting the State’s marine research headquarters in Rinville, en route to the Burren.

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Farmers have high risk of heart disease and stroke

Thu, May 21, 2015

A study which reveals that 80 per cent of farmers have four or more risk factors for heart disease and stroke - the leading cause of death in Ireland - has been described as "very worrying" by a local farmers' representative.

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Connaughton calls for abolition of parking charges in small towns

Thu, May 21, 2015

Fine Gael Galway East TD Paul Connaughton.

Online shopping, an "inflexible attitude to rate payments", and parking charges are combining to threaten the viability of businesses in small towns - but measures can be taken by the Galway County Council to change this.

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Connaughton demands broadband scheme for rural post offices

Thu, May 21, 2015

Post offices across County Galway should receive high speed broadband in a scheme similar to that used to bring high-speed broadband to secondary schools, Fine Gael East Galway TD Paul Connaughton has demanded.

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Prince Charles, Sinn Féin meeting is about 'reconciliation and healing' says Ó Clochartaigh

Tue, May 19, 2015

Prince Charles.

This morning's planned meeting in Galway between Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness with Britain's Prince Charles is a great moment of "national reconciliation", a Galway senator has said.

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Galway2020 video seeks to inspire the people for European Capital of Culture bid

Mon, May 18, 2015

As the battle heats up among the various Irish cities to become the European Capital of Culture 2020, Galway has become the first to launch an inspiring bid video in a rallying call to its citizens.

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King's the new queen of hats

Sat, May 16, 2015

Caroline Whelan meets Caithriona King who is making major waves on the national millinery scene

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Galway ready to give a 'royal' welcome to Charles and Camilla

Thu, May 14, 2015

Tourism bosses are confident next week's royal visit to Galway will lead to a surge in the number of visitors from the UK. Views of the city and county will be beamed across the world due to the presence of Prince Charles and Camilla The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The world's media, which avidly follows members of the royal family to every destination, will undoubtedly ensure the city and county gets a well deserved share of the spotlight.

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Druid Theatre looking forward to welcoming The Duchess of Cornwall

Thu, May 14, 2015

The artistic director of Druid says she is 'thrilled and excited' that the Dutchess of Cornwall has chosen to pay a visit to the world famous theatre company during her trip to Galway.

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Major upheaval ahead for home-owners affected by bypass route

Thu, May 14, 2015

Now that the exact route of the proposed Galway bypass has been identified, affected property owners at various locations across the city are still coming to terms with the fact their homes will have to be knocked to facilitate the road. Other property owners who will not be subject to demolition face the reality of living in extremely close proximity to a busy national artery.

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Councillors supportive of helping MADRA reduce the number of dogs being put down in the city

Thu, May 14, 2015

An appeal by Galway based dog rescue and adoption group MADRA for €10,000 in funding from Galway City Council has got a positive reaction from councillors. The local authority is also to investigate the possibility of giving further financial aid to the organisation in the years ahead.

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Pádraic Ó' Conaire statue to finally return to Eyre Square

Thu, May 14, 2015

After a prolonged saga, a replica of the original statue of Pádraic Ó' Conaire is to return to Eyre Square following an eleven year absence. The original statue of the famed Irish literary giant dominated the top of the Square since it was unveiled by Eamon de Valera in 1935. The sculpture was a top attraction for visitors to Galway, many of whom had their photograph taken alongside the writer.

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Councillors very supportive of Christmas Market - despite critical executive report

Thu, May 14, 2015

A number of city councillors defended the Christmas Market during a heated debate about the event at this week's local authority meeting. The debate followed the release of a report about the market by director of services for recreation and amenity, Tom Connell.

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Keaveney condemns Government inaction on housing

Thu, May 14, 2015

Galway East TD Colm Keaveney

Four PR launches for the Government's housing strategy over the past 12 months has resulted in "not one new social housing unit in Galway" and some 4,570 families still on the social housing waiting lists.

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Ó Conchúir condemns Noonan's 'allergic to work' comment

Thu, May 14, 2015

SF Cathal Ó Conchúir Galway City West. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Skilled workers who cannot find employment, those who have emigrated to find work, lone parents who had to give up their jobs as they can no longer afford childcare following cuts to benefits, have been insulted by the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan.

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Galway Indian Community to hold fundraiser for Nepal

Thu, May 14, 2015

The Nepal earthquakes have left more than 7,000 people dead, while tens of thousands have been left severely injured, homeless, or both, prompting Galway's Indian community to orgaise a charity fundraising event this Sunday.

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Galway Mosque to hold major interfaith event

Thu, May 14, 2015

The Maryam Mosque in Ballybrit.

Representatives of the major religions will gather in the Maryam Mosque in Ballybrit this Sunday, for an interfaith conference on the theme of Religion, Freedom and Peace.

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