Elderly woman had to wait hours for ambulance to arrive

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

A ‘traumatised’ 76-year-old man had to wait two-and-a-half hours for an ambulance to arrive to tend to his wife who had collapsed on the floor of their home just half a mile from University Hospital Galway.

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Naughton calls for park-and-ride at Galway Racecourse to ease Parkmore traffic woes

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Galway Racecourse should be used as a park-and-ride facility serving major employers in Parkmore Industrial Estate in order to alleviate current traffic gridlock, Dep Hildegarde Naughton said this week, even though IDA Ireland has indicated that this is not feasible as a short term solution.

The Fine Gael deputy called on Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government Simon Coveney to implement a park-and-ride at the racecourse to offset to the ongoing gridlock when the Minister visited the city at the weekend.

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McNelis raises concerns over discarded syringes and needles in city

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Discarded syringes and hypodermic needles is a problem around certain areas of Galway and City Hall must “immediately tackle” any reports of such discarded items.

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Galway seeks dedicated conference and convention bureau

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

The Meet In Galway marketing group is calling for support from local tourism stakeholders to form a much-needed Convention Bureau that will match the professional standing of Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Kerry and the Shannon region.

Invited by Failte Ireland to speak at the “Co-Opetition for Success Conference” in Sligo, Meet in Galway secretary Evanna Ryan presented the organisation’s journey so far and spoke on the critical need for a dedicated Convention Bureau for Galway .

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Social housing delays branded 'a disgrace' by McDonnell

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

More than 50 social housing units planned for Knocknacarra will not now be built until 2019 owing to demands from Department of Housing officials "placing blockages in the way" of what are "badly needed houses".

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East Galway ‘left behind’ as Government let Ireland’s lakelands strategy ‘fall by the wayside’

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

As tourism strategies like the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East take off, east Galway is being “left behind” with Ireland’s lakelands strategy being let “fall by the wayside”.

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Contract for Aran Island air services extended

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Air services to the Aran Islands are set to continue following approval for the extension of the current contract by the Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Kyne.

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Cancer Care West welcome Dr Rob Rutledge to Galway for cancer awareness events

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Cancer Care West have announced a series of cancer awareness events which will feature international radiation oncologist Dr Rob Rutledge. (See ads on this page)

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Gerry Halloran signs off from Motorpark with hopes of a Mayo victory

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

An era will end this week at Higgins Motorpark when General Manager Gerry Halloran retires after many years at the helm — and the Mayoman is hoping that it coincides with the ending of Mayo’s All-Ireland drought.

The company has said that it wishes him the best as he retires from Motorpark after over 16 years as General Manager at Higgins Motorpark, and this week, Mr Halloran spoke of his sadness at leaving after many exciting years.

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Brigit’s Garden wins national award

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Brigit’s Garden in Roscahill has been honoured with the ‘Family-Friendly Destination of the Year’ award for 2017 from Georgina Campbell’s Ireland.

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Baboró crash course — everything you wanted to know but felt too old to ask

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Get ready for a great buzz around Galway this October 17 – 23 when the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children sees children and their families enjoying shows and events throughout the city. We asked AISLINN Ó HEOCHA, Baboró’s Executive Artistic Director, how to get the most out of this year’s festival.

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MADRA hosts first ever ‘ doggy dash’ 5k race

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Get ready for the Doggy Dash 5k in aid of MADRA — Next Sunday week, on October 9, the first ever MADRA 5k will take place at Cappagh Park, Knocknacarra. The event is open to everyone with the aim of encouraging social running in a fun, friendly setting, welcoming both seasoned runners as well as beginners and walkers. The 5k route which takes you around the Cappagh Park playing fields and through parts of scenic Barna Woods is flat and fast so is perfect for first timers and is also a great PB opportunity for the more seasoned runner.

The event was launched earlier this summer and has since received a lot of support from the public. Spokesperson for MADRA Katie-May North said that they are delighted with the response they have had so far and are especially grateful to Siobhan and Paul Lawless from The Foods of Athenry who are so kindly sponsoring the event.

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Canney demands “sea change in attitude’ on Farm Assist scheme

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

“Nothing short of a sea change in attitude” to Farm Assist is needed within the Department of Social Protection as thousands of farmers are losing out through red tape or getting payments lower than they are entitled to.

This is the view of Minister for the OPW and flood relief and Galway East Independent Alliance TD, Seán Canney, who called on the Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar to make changes to the Farm Assist scheme, during Minister Varadkar’s recent visit to Tuam.

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Kick off the Christmas Season with the “ACT Winter Ball” 2016

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

The “ACT Winter Ball 2016” in aid of ACT for Meningitis will take place on Saturday November 5 at the Salthill Hotel in Galway. Beginning with a prosecco and craft beer reception sponsored by Independent Brewing Company of Ireland, and to the sound of the award winning choir “Notorious” at 7pm, the evening will include a sumptuous four-course meal with wine, followed by an exciting line up of entertainment including Galway’s premier and super fun live band Lewd Tunes and much more.

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Come away oh performance poets...

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

A slam poetry competition will take place in Thoor Ballylee, the former home of WB Yeats on Saturday October 15, and performance poets are being invited to apply for one of 10 places at the event. This is the first competition of its kind to be held at the tower house.

This event will be MCd by Galway poets and former Cuirt Grand Slam winners Elaine Feeney and Sarah Clancy who, jealous of the attention being given to the other poets, may decide to perform some of their own poems in the interval.

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Fancy an exciting mentorship with Baboró?

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

For those with an interest in working creatively with early years children (0 – 6 years), look no further than this exciting opportunity with Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

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Races for all ages and abilities at Moylough next month

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Runners of all ages will be heading to Moylough on Sunday October 16 for the North East Galway 10k/5k which this year also includes a 1.5k run for children.

The North East Galway 10/5k, has been organised over the last five years by the Moylough Community Council, but this year it is being run by Moylough 79 FC soccer club.

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Help me make it through the knight — fully armoured medieval combat event for Claregalway Castle

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

The Medieval Tournament is making an unique comeback in Ireland this Saturday and Sunday.The first full-contact medieval tournament in Ireland for over 400 years took place at Claregalway Castle last year. This year it returns with a bigger international flavour this weekend from 12 noon -6 pm each day.

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Venture capital firm Atlantic Bridge to visit the PorterShed

Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Dublin Venture Capital Firm Atlantic Bridge will visit Galway tomorrow Friday (Sept 30) when Investment Director at Atlantic Bridge Helen Mc Breen will be in conversation with John Breslin of NUI at the PorterShed on Friday.

John Breslin who is a founding member of the Galway City Innovation District will chat with Helen about the different funds available from Atlantic Bridge and key attributes assessed in determining investment. Helen manages the newly launched University Bridge Fund which is specifically at early stage companies with global potential.

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Soup for Simon at The Skeff

Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Soup for Simon at The Skeff runs from September 26 to October 2nd and we are delighted to be part of a very worthy Galway cause.

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