Allegations of ‘delay tactics’ and a lack of finance preventing social housing being built in Galway

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Allegations have been made that a mixture of “delay tactics”, no emergency planning, and a lack of finance in the Department of Housing are preventing 69 local authority houses from being built in Galway, as the city’s housing waiting list rises to almost 5,000 families.

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Me2UFitness celebrates two years in business

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

To celebrate the second birthday of Me2UFitness, owner Christina Dillon is offering you the chance to be a winner as part of a great giveaway every day next week.

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Glenlo Abbey Golf Course — a true lakeside gem

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

This lake side golf course, although fair to the beginners, can be a great test to the low handicapper. With the many lakes, trees, contoured greens, and the wind whipping up from Lough Corrib, it plays differently every day. A championship blue course, members white course and ladies red course. The gentle rolling hills meet the river Corrib in a tranquil, unspoilt location, amazing to think this gem is only a five minutes’ drive from Galway City Centre.

This stunning course is overseen by Gary Madden, a Galway native, PGA professional and Golf Director at Glenlo Abbey Golf. Gary has more than 17 years’ experience in golf coaching previously serving as ILGU Regional and provincial Coach for Connacht GUI.

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New Year kicks off with AIB Start-up Academy Summit this evening

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

The first AIB Start-up Academy Summit of 2017 will take place in The PorterShed, Galway on Thursday January 19 at 6pm.

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Talk on school transition for children with DCD/dsypraxia

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Transitioning from primary school to secondary school can be daunting for many children, but for children with additional/special needs it can be even more so. The Galway Dyspraxia Support Group that was set up by a group of local parents of children with DCD/dsypraxia are hosting a talk on Wednesday January 25 on the topic of ‘ Transitioning from Primary School to Secondary School for Children with DCD/Dyspraxia’.

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Fulful your dream — Galway Triathlon Club to hold beginners morning

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Galway Triathlon Club announces the return of the Beginners Morning to its calendar for 2017, taking place in the Salthill Hotel and Ocean Fitness on Saturday January 28 from 9am – 1pm.

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‘Man with world’s best job’ to address Galway Walking Club event

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

A man who spends his life wandering among the most beautiful peaks and mountains in the world will next week address a special event to be held in the city by Galway Walking Club.

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Public meeting on childcare costs

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Childcare costs are often the second biggest financial burden after mortgage or rent repayments, and a public meeting, organised by the Labour Party, takes place next month.

Labour city councillors Niall McNelis and Billy Cameron will host a public meeting on childcare on Friday Feburary 3 at 8pm in the Clybaun Hotel, Knocknacarra. The meeting will discuss the needs of parents, and those working in the sector, and what can be done to support them.

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The Clybaun Hotel Galway can be your dream wedding destination

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Galway’s newest four star hotel The Clybaun Hotel is the perfect venue for a wedding. Situated between a vibrant city centre and the relaxing seaside resort of Salthill, the Clybaun Hotel can be your dream wedding destination.

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If you can explain a scientific concept in three minutes, FameLab Galway 2017

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

For the second year running NUI Galway will host a regional heat for FameLab 2017, one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world.

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Curtain call — KATS marks two decades with search for new members onstage and off

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

KATS (Knocknacarra Amateur Theatre Society) will be celebrating 20 years in existence in 2017. This local theatre company supported by local business, had a very successful Theatre Supper in the Galway Bay Hotel last November.

This Monday, January 23, KATS will hold its annual general meeting in the meeting rooms at Joyce’s supermarket, Knocknacarra at 8.00pm.

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Home Instead chief calls for Fair Deal scheme to be extended to cover home care cost

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

The owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Galway has called on the Government to extend the Fair Deal nursing home scheme to be extended to allow it to cover the costs of home care.

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Galwegian first openly gay man to give blood after Minister lifts lifetime ban on donations

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Galway man Tomás Heneghan this week became the first openly gay man to donate blood in the Republic of Ireland after Minister for Health, Simon Harris lifted the lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM).

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Plenty to celebrate for Galway students at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

A fifth year student from Coláiste an Eachréidh who picked up three awards and a Coláiste Mhuirlinne student from the city who marked his second prize-winning appearance were among the Galway winners at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which took place in Dublin last weekend.

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Galway floorballer Ray McClearn gets ready for Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

The countdown is now on, as Team Ireland prepares to travel to the Special Olympics World Winter Games in just under two months and one local athlete is gearing up for the chance of a lifetime.

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Local researcher helps develop soft robot to help heart to pump

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

An innovative soft robotic sleeve which can help a heart to beat has been developed by researchers including Dr Ellen Roche of National University of Ireland Galway. The soft robotic sleeve wraps around the organ, twisting and compressing in synch with the beating heart, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure.

The research has been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine today (Thursday) and Dr Roche is the paper’s first author and former PhD student at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and The Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. The research took place at Harvard and at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Workshop on healthy eating for babies to be held next week

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

A free weaning workshop and cooking session for parents and guardians of babies up to one year will take place at the Ballybane Resource Centre on Wednesday January 25.

The event is being run by the HSE’s community nutrition and dietetic service in conjunction with Tusla, the child and family agency and the Galway city Early Years Committee. It follows on from a successful pilot programme held last year for families living in the east of the city and aims to help them get their baby’s healthy eating off to a good start.

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Galway City Volunteer Recruitment Fair returns this month

Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Galwegians interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend the annual Galway City Volunteer Recruitment Fair, which is being described as an "opportunity for the public to find out what is happening in their community and see how they can get involved".

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The Siege of Jadotville - the Irish Army against the odds

Mon, Jan 16, 2017

THE CONGO 1961, and 155 Irish soldiers are surrounded by more than 3,000 soldiers of the Katanga insurgency, heavily armed with artillery, heavy machine guns, and a fighter bomber.

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Steeltech Sheds announce €5 Million investment and new jobs for Tuam

Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Tuam-based steel shed manufacturing company, Steeltech Sheds Ltd., today announced a major investment of €5million over the next three years and 43 new jobs in the next 12 months. The expansion is due to the major growth of the company domestically in the last year, following the creation of 50 Jobs in 2016 and the decision to further expand and export into the UK market.

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