Chain gang — City mayors declare support for Galway 2020

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

The surviving mayors of Galway city have this week stated their committment to becoming ambassadors for the embattled Galway 2020 project. With less than 50 weeks until the city becomes the official European Capital of Culture, the group of mayors have promised to do all they can to ensure that the project is a resounding success.

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Galway City Council agrees loan for domestic violence refuge accommodation

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

The Galway City Council has agreed to raise a Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS) loan for the construction of nine units for housing for women and children as a domestic violence refuge run by COPE Galway.

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Funding for men’s sheds across Galway city and county

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

Government funding of more than €26,000 has been approved for equipment upgrades and minor works at men’s sheds across Galway city and county. The money has come through the Community Enhancement Programme.

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Carry on singing — busking byelaws have to go for consultation again

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

There were heated exchanges at City Hall on Monday evening as it was announced that busking bye-laws would sent out for public consultation, discussed, and debated again.

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Mayor expresses condolences to Polish community after Gdansk stabbing

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

Mayor of Galway, Niall McNeilis has sent his condolences to the family, friends, and constituents of Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdansk, who died this week after being stabbed at a concert.

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Holocaust memorial lecture by human rights professor

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

Professor William A. Schabas, Emeritus Professor at NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Right will deliver a Holocaust Memorial Lecture on the role that ideas of racial superiority played in the Holocaust. The lecture, entitled “Genocide, the Holocaust, and the Lie of Racial Superiority”, will take place on Wednesday, January 23 at 7pm in the Lecture Theatre, Ryan Institute Annexe, NUI Galway

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City councillor fed up with ‘talking about rubbish’ at meetings

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

A Galway city councillor has criticised the Galway City Council for wasting time at monthly meetings at City Hall

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Pro-life advocate feels surgery protests are counter-productive

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

I have been pro-life all my life. In fact, the very first time I voted was in 1983 in favour of bringing in the Eighth Amendment to the constitution, giving an equal right to life of the unborn with the mother carrying the child. To me it was a no brainer. The amendment was giving protection to the most vulnerable members of society.

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Grealish urges council to grant permission for Sportsground revamp

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

A Galway TD has called on the local authority to grant planning permission to the proposed expansion and redevelopment of the Sportsground, and to give the city "another stadium of which it can be proud".

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Monroe’s bin cigarette machines to help patrons keep New Year resolutions

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to stop smoking, Monroe’s in Galway’s West End is the venue for you this year.

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‘Voice of IRONMAN’ appointed president of BPW Galway

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

Joanne Murphy of Tri Talking Sport was officially appointed President of the Business and Professional Women’s Club Galway at their AGM in the Ardilaun Hotel on Monday, succeeding Valerie Murphy who held a two-year term of office at the helm of BPW Galway.

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Well done for remembering Nora

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

Can I compliment you and the Galway Advertiser for the beautiful and heartwarming tribute that you paid last week to Nora. For decades, she has been a mainstay of the streetscape of Galway city. Everybody encountered her.

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Oranmore family urges support for Jack & Jill car fundraiser

Thu, Jan 17, 2019

which has benefited greatly from the help and support provided by the Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation, is urging people to support a fundraising car raffle in aid of the organisation.

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Rabbitte calls for extension of meningitis B vaccine to all children

Mon, Jan 14, 2019

The recent outbreak of meningitis cases, including three deaths from the illness, has led to a Galway TD demanding the Government consider providing the meningitis B vaccine free to all children.

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Sinn Féin candidate calls for Government decisions to be 'rural proofed'

Mon, Jan 14, 2019

Before any decision is finalised by the Government it should be 'rural proofed', with its potential effects on rural communities analysed and considered before implementation.

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Gardai confirm €650,000 worth of drugs seized in city last year

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Drugs with an estimated street value of more than €650,000 were seized by gardaí in Galway city for the whole of 2018; while the number of rapes reported increased by 15 per cent.

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Pending review of rail line is ‘a major stumbling block’ to outdoor recreation, says Cannon

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

The pending review of the Western Rail Corridor north of Athenry is a “major stumbling block” to the development of outdoor recreation facilities in east Galway, and it is “high time” it was commenced, Minister Ciaran Cannon said this week.

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Criticism after objections to houses being allocated to Travellers in Castle Park

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

A public meeting in Castle Park has heard objections from local residents to new houses planned for the area being allocated to members of the Traveller community.

The meeting, which took place recently was attended by some 100 people. Some speakers expressed fears about any of the proposed three houses, planned to be built on green areas within the estate, being given to Travellers, based on, what Cllr Declan McDonnell called local people’s “experience with the activities of some Travellers already living there”.

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Works begins on digital hub focusing on creative sector in Spiddal

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Construction works on a new innovation and digital hub, [email protected] Spidéal, that is being developed in Spiddal have commenced.

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Kyne brands planning permission delay for new UHG emergency department 'unacceptable'

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

The delay in submitting a planning application for the new emergency department at UHG is "unacceptable", especially as the current department is "not fit for purpose".

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