Reel time at last - Pálás Cinema opens this weekend

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

A decade after it was first announced, and after many delays and setbacks along the way, Galway's three-screen arthouse cinema, Pálás, finally opens its doors tomorrow evening, Friday February 23.

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Thousands still wait for operations despite Merlin Park theatre repairs

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Operating theatres in Merlin Park Hospital, which have been closed for six months, are still not open, despite having undergone repairs, resulting in some 1,500 patients still awaiting operations.

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City St Patricks Day Parade to celebrate European Region of Gastronomy 2018

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

This year’s Galway City St Patrick’s Day Parade is set to showcase Galway and the West of Ireland’s rich gastronomic culture and history in celebration of the regions designation as European Region of Gastronomy 2018.

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Galway Rose and Rose of Tralee touched by moving trip

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

None of them were even born when the accident took place in Chernobyl 32 years ago this April.

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Gluas chair hits back at light rail 'inefficient solution' comments

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

The solution to Galway's traffic problems does not have to be cast as an either/or between having only the Galway outer ring road bypass or only light rail. Both systems should be implemented.

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Galway Resource Centre celebrates The Story Of Us

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

To celebrate its 10th year in Galway Croi na Gaillimhe A Resource Centre of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, will host a celebration morning tomorrow Friday 23 February 2018 entitled the The Story of Us’

Mayor of Galway Pearce Flannery will launch the celebration at 10.15am in the Resource Centre, in Maureen O’Connell House.1 Mill Street, Galway. and a number of local politicians and councillors will be in attendance.

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Introduction of pike main factor in Owenriff decline of brown trout and salmon, survey shows

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Inland Fisheries Ireland this week announced the publication of its Owenriff Fish Stock Survey 2017 and also its Owenriff Fish Population Rehabilitation Plan 2018 in which declining fish stocks have been identified and a project outlined to promote the recovery of the brown trout and salmon populations in both lakes and rivers and to prevent further decline in the catchment.

Critically, the Fish Stock Survey - which was conducted in the summer of 2017 and forms the basis for the Rehabilitation Plan – deduces that the introduction of pike into the catchment has been the significant factor in the declining fish stocks.

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Galway to host top GP conference next month

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

The Discipline of General Practice at NUI Galway will host Ireland’s leading academic General Practice Conference from March 8-9. The event marks the 21st anniversary of the foundation of the discipline of General Practice at the University.

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Machine Gun Preacher coming to Galway

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Sam Childers (the Real Machine Gun Preacher) is coming to Galway on Monday March 12.

Childers, whose life was portrayed on the big screen by Gerard Butler in the biographical adventure film Machine Gun Preacher, will share his story at the Discovery Church Galway, Tuam Road.

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Galway Toastmasters celebrates a quarter century next week

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Galway Toastmasters will mark its 25th anniversary next week and to mark the occasion an anniversary meeting and celebration will be held on February 28 at 8:30pm in the Menlo Park Hotel. There will also be presentation of Toastmasters’ highest achievement to a local member.

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New international MoJo conference to debut in Galway

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Galway is set to host a major international conference on mobile journalism again this year following confirmation that Glen Mulcahy, the former RTE reporter behind MojoCon, is bringing a new event to the city this year.

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Galway politicians condemn bank plans to sell large loan portfolios to vulture funds

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Homeowners and SMEs throughout the State are “living in fear” that their loans will be sold to vulture funds, which has raised fears of “mortgage holders being thrown to the wolves if such a sale was allowed to proceed”.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

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Let Natasha Rocca Devine inspire your dream home at Renovate 360 event

Thu, Feb 22, 2018

In a week in which half the country tuned in to see what Dermot Bannon would do for Daniel and Majella, it is appropriate that two of Galway’s largest credit unions announce details of an event that gives us all a chance to create the house of our dreams.

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NUI Galway to Host Ireland’s First Energy Summit - 8th of March.

Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Students from the College of Engineering and Informatics will host Ireland’s first student-run energy summit, ‘Galway Energy Summit 2018’ on 8 March in the Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway.

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Atherny, the next stop for Galway Crafts & Collectables!!

Tue, Feb 20, 2018

One of Galway's best-loved shops, Galway Crafts & Collectables, is packing up and moving to Athenry.

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Naughton confident new Merlin Park Hospital will be announced tomorrow

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Funding for a new state-of-the-art elective hospital for Galway and the west based in Merlin Park is expected to be included in the Government’s Capital Plan, due to be announced in Dublin tomorrow.

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Rent hikes show Rent Pressure Zones in Galway are not working says Farrell

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Average rents in Galway city are now in excess of €1,096 a month or 30 per cent above rental rates at the end of the Celtic Tiger era in 2008, a situation that is leading to Galway politicians calling on the Government to admit the introduction of Rent Pressure Zones in the city has failed.

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Petition for Galway light rail system is 'gathering momentum' claims Connolly

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Close to 10,000 signatures have been collected in the petition demanding Transport Minister Shane Ross support the provision of light rail in Galway, with organisers confident they can secure another c20,000 signatures within the next four weeks.

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City council hits back at claims Eglinton Canal works are destroying area's biodiversity

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Claims that works being carried out on the Eglinton Canal are destroying the biodiversity of the region, are being carried out without consultation, and are in effect, a redevelopment of the canal, have been dismissed as incorrect by the Galway City Council.

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