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Confusion reigns over the selling of bin bags

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

There is a state of confusion among Galway city’s retailers who sell refuse and recycling bags and the City Council over new waste management regulations due to commence on July 1.

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Public meeting next week to finalise plans for opening of Ballinfoyle Neighbourhood Centre

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

A public meeting taking place next week will hear details of an action plan for the long-awaited new community centre for Ballinfoyle and Castlegar.

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Almost one in five Galway people think it is acceptable to give fifteen-year-olds alcohol at home

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

A significant percentage of people interviewed as part of a survey on alcohol use believe it is acceptable to give teenagers alcohol at home.

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Proposal to use LE Aisling as a floating museum in Galway

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Galway city councillor Pearce Flannery has opened up discussions about having the decommissioned Navy ship, LE Aisling, donated to the people of Galway in order for it to be used as a floating maritime museum moored at either Salthill or Galway Dock.

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NUI Galway aims to be one of top eco-friendly campuses in world

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

NUI Galway has launched a new sustainability initiative which aims to make the university one of the most eco-friendly campuses in the world.

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Funding secured for NUI Galway STI clinic

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

NUI Galway has secured funding to open a sexually transmitted infections clinic on its campus.

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More than 4,000 patients awaiting bone scans at Merlin Park

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

More than 4,600 patients are on a waiting list for a DXA bone density scan at Merlin Park Hospital, it was revealed this week. Some 3,473 of these are GP patients, 1,158 are outpatients while four are inpatients.

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County councillor temporarily withdraws support for Console

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Cllr Peter Roche says he is “disgusted” and “betrayed” and will be putting his support on hold for suicide prevention charity Console after the charity’s payment scandal was revealed in a Prime Time special last Thursday.

Console, which provides counselling to those who have been bereaved by suicide or those in crisis, is currently under investigation by gardaí and the HSE for financial mismanagement.

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Ken Bruen wins major US cultural award

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Ken Bruen, the award winning and critically acclaimed Galway crime writer has won the IBAM! Award to Literature, an award whose previous recipients include Maeve Binchy and Frank McCourt.

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War and revolution in the west of Ireland

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

The tumultuous events of 1913 to 1918, which set Ireland on the path to independence, and how the west was affected by and influenced those events, will be discussed at a public conference at NUIG.

The conference, Place, Identity, Conflict: War and Revolution in the West of Ireland, 1913-18, takes place in NUI Galway tomorrow and Saturday, in the Aula Maxima, starting at 9.45am each day.

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Man to sail across Galway Bay in paper boat in Galway 2020’s contribution to Seafest

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Galway 2020 invites Galwegians to embark ‘On a Voyage’ and witness the epic, heroic and extraordinary journey of a life-size paper boat setting sail across Galway Bay this weekend. This astonishing spectacle coincides with Sea Fest 2016, Ireland’s national maritime festival, taking place this year at Galway Harbour from today Thursday June 30 to Sunday July 3.

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It’s Sadhbh’s Wish No 4 at Renville this Sunday — Get along and support

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

The living memory of a young Oranmore woman who died after contracting meningitis seven years ago will be enhanced this weekend when the fourth of five wishes pledged in her honour will be furthered by a fundraising walk at Rinville Park.

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Raise the Roof at The Dogs’ Dinner for MADRA

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

The picturesque surroundings of Corrib Yachting and Rowing Club in Galway city will provide the venue for MADRA’s ‘The Dogs’ Dinner’ fundraising event which will take place on Saturday, July 9, from 7 pm.

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Fundraising Concert for Thoor Ballylee

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

As part of its drive to fund the continued opening of Thoor Ballylee, the Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society hosts “Yeats’ Women “ an evening of music, poetry and drama in Thoor Ballylee on Friday July 8 at 8pm.

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World’s best chef to speak at Food on the Edge this October

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana, voted the World’s Best Restaurant 2016, is among the impressive line-up of chefs from around the world speaking at this year’s Food on the Edge.

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Foraging for Dinner event celebrates wild, local food

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

A special event taking place in Artisan restaurant this evening (Thursday) will explore the wild and foraged food available in Galway.

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Smaller apartments on the way for Galway

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

City councillors have this week voted to include national guidelines on new apartment developments in the draft Galway City Development Plan 2017 - 2023, despite concerns that the rules will see a reduction in the size and quality of new apartments built in the city.

The guidelines, published by the Department of the Environment, Community, and Local Government last year, include provisions for studio style apartments, which divided opinion among councillors. However as the guidelines are national policy they must be included in the development plan.

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Rain couldn’t spoil the fun at Fulacht Fia Chairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Cairde and Stiúrthóirí of Gaillimh le Gaeilge enjoyed a wonderful evening of music and song at their annual Fulacht Fia which took place last Thursday at Ardilaun Hotel, An Bóthar Ard, Gaillimh. The Fulacht Fia is kindly sponsored by Cairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge; Joyce’s Supermarket, Stewart and Top Oil. Míle buíochas dóibh ar fad.

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Pro Security; ensuring peace of mind

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Providing reliable, 24 hour, security systems and support service, Pro Security assures a client’s, peace of mind, day and night. Located at Carnmore West, Oranmore, Pro Security has been catering for a variety of premises’ security needs, from restaurants, coffee shops, bars, forecourts, farms, retail, and private residences, throughout Galway, Mayo and Westmeath, since the company began trading in June 2015.

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Celebrate SeaFest with Mary’s fish and chips

Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Mary Kilcommons, owner of Mary’s Fish, Ballybane, formerly Mary Carrick from the Claddagh, prides herself on sourcing produce from local providers. Mary’s Fish, in conjunction with Tribeton, would like to invite you to try some fish and chips during the Galway SeaFest this Saturday and Sunday.

Needless to say, the fish will be excellent, and will be accompanied by a selection of homemade condiments. Padraig Casserly, head chef at Tribeton, will prepare homemade tomato ketchup, homemade Edinburgh vinegar (the original malt vinegar that goes best with chips), and some homemade Tartare sauce. Mary will also have a stand selling fresh fish for the two days of the festival, just look for the blue and yellow banners with the happy looking fish.

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