This Saturday is the grand opening of TJ O’Mahonys Gort Newly Designed Store

Wed, Mar 01, 2017

This Saturday is the grand opening of TJ O’Mahonys Gort Newly Designed Store. Formally Coen’s Hardware TJ O’MAHONYS is one of Ireland’s best known names in Builders Providers and Hardware stores.

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JCI Galway and the Portershed are excited to welcome Award-winning photographer Mark White with his initiative 'Faces of Ireland 2017'

Wed, Mar 01, 2017

Mark has been taking to the highways and byways of Ireland on a mission to photograph the ‘Faces of Ireland: 2017’ and is looking for 20 male or female models of any age to volunteer in Galway.

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NUIG students to vote on supporting a United Ireland

Tue, Feb 28, 2017

NUI Galway students will join with students from Trinity College Dublin and UCD in holding referenda on whether or not the three university's students' unions should support a United Ireland.

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How to deal with the refugee crisis in the age of Trump

Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Building a wall along the Mexican-American border; banning people from a number of Muslim majority countries from entering the US; 'Fortress Europe' against the needs of Syrian civilians fleeing war - the last two years have seen opinion turn against immigrants.

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Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson to perform iconic album at Galway International Arts Festival

Fri, Feb 24, 2017

He is revered by Beatles and rock royalty, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history and one of the most influential composers of the last century.

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City Hall staff harassed and abused following allegations made by senator

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

City Council staff have been subjected to abuse and harassment over the past week, as a result of serious allegations regarding alleged abuses of the Affordable Housing Scheme, made public by a senator last week.

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Community crèches could be forced to close due to changes in Community Employment Scheme

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Changes in a community employment scheme may have major implications for staffing levels in community crèches and could result in the closure of some facilities.

The new regulations, which were introduced in January, result in changes in the way adult:child ratios are calculated, and no longer include Community Employment Scheme workers.

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Connolly condemns Harris over 'silence' on need for new hospital for Galway

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

A new A&E for Galway is not enough, the city needs a new hospital, according to outspoken Left TD Catherine Connolly, who accused Health Minister Simon Harris of "failing to grasp" this issue "either deliberately or through inexperience".

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Ó Cuív tells Govt to reverse downgrade of Galway Port

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The classification of Galway Port as a port of regional significance and not a national port able to claim European funding, must be reversed immediately as it leaves the majority of the west coast without a port of national significance.

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Unemployment in the west falls to lowest rate since 2008

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Unemployment in Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon has fallen over the past year, according to the latest CSO jobs figures, which show 4,700 fewer people out of work across the three counties.

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Galway Food Festival 2017 to celebrate community and food

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The sixth annual Galway Food Festival will take place over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend from April 13-17. This year the festival’s theme will celebrate the relationship between ‘Food and Community’ through an innovative food programme of over 100 events, focusing on Galway’s 21st Century cultural identity through food.

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Galway initiative shortlisted for prestigious AONTAS STAR award

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

A Galway-based adult education initiative has been shortlisted for a prestigious AONTAS STAR Award 2017, organised by AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation. The awards are part of its annual Adult Learners’ Festival and recognise outstanding work in adult education.

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Galway Baroque Singers join forces with Dun Laoghaire Choral Society for Cathedral concert next week

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Galway Baroque Singers (GBS), under the direction of Audrey Corbett are delighted to be joining with Dun Laoghaire Choral Society (DLCS) and the renowned conductor, David Brophy for the seco nd concert in their exciting Choral Fusion concert series.

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Consultation to begin for fast solutions to Parkmore traffic congestion

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Consultation will begin this week on short-term and medium-term solutions to the ongoing problem of traffic congestion in the vicinity of Parkmore Business and Technology Park.

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Comedian Áine Gallagher launches NUI Galway’s 2017 Múscailt programme

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Comedian Áine Gallagher this week launched NUI Galway’s 17th annual Arts Festival programme, Múscailt. The festival, which runs from 6-10 March, will present a superb free programme comprising of art, music, performance, live art, comedy, spectacle, song, sculpture, film, dance and talks.

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Flexibility on Rural Social Scheme limits following Galway meeting with Minister

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Existing participants on the Rural Social Scheme will not be subject to the new six year term limit, the new limit only applies to new participants, the Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, confirmed this week.

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Compántas Lir’s The Birds takes flight in An Taibhdhearc tonight

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Local drama group Compántas Lir who are the reigning All-Ireland confined drama title holders begin their 2017 tour in Galway tonight when they commence a run with the Conor McPherson play The Birds.

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Get to know Clonbur this weekend

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Are you ready for Spring? The village of Clonbur is the place to be next Saturday morning Feb 25 when the first of the Spring festivals get off around the country.

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Starbucks and Diesel confirmed for ramp redevelopment in Eyre Square Shopping Centre

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Commercial Property Agents Lambert Smith Hampton have confirmed that the construction work on the extensive redevelopment of the main entrance of Eyre Square Shopping Centre is now complete.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

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