200 jobs to be created as global giant Genesys sets up Woodquay base

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Galway received a massive jobs boost yesterday (Wednesday) when Genesys the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, announced it is creating 200 new technology jobs in the city over the next three years.

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Former British ambassador to Syria to speak in Galway next week

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

An expert assessment of the origins of the Syrian civil war, the role of foreign interests in prolonging the conflict, and why it is vital that sanctions against Syria be lifted, will be given in Galway next week.

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A festival of light and colour kicks off tomorrow night

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Galway will light up tomorrow night for the festive season when the city gets lit like never before. As the Christmas Market opens in Eyre Square, the city lights will be turned on at various points through the heart of the city, bringing an unique experience.

The magnificent lighting features through the city will act as beacons and attraction points. They will navigate visitors throughout the city while providing interactive photo opportunities in some of the most photographed city centre landmark locations. These are spectacular Christmas decorations that are all LED lit, making them very energy efficient.

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Galway Simon blasts 'inhumane' hiking of rents

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Galway Simon Community has responded to the latest Daft report released earlier this week which stated that the private rental market in Galway cannot sustain the delivery of social housing that is needed, and that rent increases are resulting in people living in fear.

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Galway 2020 to host information days on progress

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Galway 2020 is taking over the historic Printworks building on Galway’s Market Street for two days tomorrow Friday Nov 16 and Saturday November 17 for a two-day exhibition open to the public.

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Cancer Care West supports record number of people from the west and northwest of Ireland in 2017

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

The West of Ireland’s largest cancer care support organisation, Cancer Care West, has reported that demands for the services it provides across a seven county region stretching from Donegal to Clare reached “an all-time high”, last year.

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Tuam professor pushing the boundaries of neuroscience

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

A Galway woman is leading a team of scientists from Trinity College Dublin to help push the boundaries of neuroscience forward and increase understanding of how human beings experience the world.

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Report on vulture funds’ engagement with borrowers described as 'bull’ by Fitzmaurice

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

The findings of a Central Bank report revealed this week which stated that there is no evidence that vulture funds are failing to engage with defaulting customers have been rubbished by independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice.

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Galway engineering talent honoured at prestigious awards

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Galway engineering talent has been honoured at the annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, with a number of projects and professionals from the county recognised for their exceptional contributions.

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No more dodo — Galway to rise up against extinction and climate change

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Pauline O’Reilly, Green Party candidate for Galway West South Mayo, has announced that an Extinction and Climate Rebellion rally will be held on Saturday 17 November at 2pm in Salthill.

Speaking this week, Ms O'Reilly said that recently scientists announced that humans had wiped out 60 per cent of all mammals, fish, birds and reptiles since 1970 and that this is devastating news for anyone who loves our beautiful wild western coast.

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Coaching the coaches — new book highlights how good coaching produces good citizens

Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Paul Kilgannon lives and breathes coaching. The Claregalway native has been donning the whistle, and running the drills all his adult life. He has been the man to inspire teams from kids to adults. As an active member of Carnmore hurling club for decades, he is driven by the desire to impart knowledge to people of all ages playing sport, so that they appreciate it, enjoy it, and learn invaluable lifeskills along the way.

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COPE Galway refuge Modh Eile to open next winter

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

The transformation of the former Magdalene Laundry at Forster Street is to commence inside the next four weeks, and be transformed into a comfortable refuge set to open for use by COPE Galway before Christmas 2019.

Details of the new centre to be called Modh Eile (Another Way) were revealed this week when COPE Galway launched a booklet honouring the memory and testimony of the women who had worked there over the past 150 years.

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McDonogh company lodges plans for €120million office campus at Ballybrit

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

McDonogh Capital Investments, a subsidiary of Galway-based Thomas McDonogh & Sons Limited, has lodged a planning application for the first phase of a new market defining office campus, Eastgate, to the east of Galway City.

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GIAF announce line-up for new Winter First Thought Talks programme

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) has announced the programme for its new Winter First Thought Talks discussion series, which will take place at NUI Galway later this month.

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Almost 18,000 visitors this year to Portumna Workhouse very encouraging for 2019, says Cannon

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

An East Galway TD has welcomed the fact that almost 18,000 people visited the Irish Workhouse Centre in 2018.

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COPE Galway tribute to Magdalen women marks start of new era for laundry building

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

COPE Galway this week launched a booklet to Remember, Respect and Record stories of the women who lived and worked in the Magdalen Laundry in Galway. The local charity sees the booklet as a way of acknowledging this painful history while also looking to a new use for the convent building associated with the laundry – a state-of-the-art centre for women and children who experience domestic abuse in Galway.

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Merlin Woods guides sell more cookies than any other Irish Girl Guides unit

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Members of Merlin Woods Girl Guides won a trip to East Coast Bakehouse – Ireland’s biggest biscuit factory – by selling more packets of Irish Girl Guides (IGG) cookies during the organisation’s inaugural National Cookie Month than any other unit in the country - 1,560 packets in total.

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McDonald’s McDelivery comes to Galway

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

McDelivery is launching in Galway today and is available from three locations across the city to bring you breakfast in bed, lunch al desko, or dinner a deux.

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Corrib Water safety initiative will safe lives

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

Funding for a new water safety initiative will save lives in Galway according to Minister for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht, and the Islands, Sean Kyne.

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The Enigma Project brings spies and codebreaking to Galway

Thu, Nov 08, 2018

The highly-acclaimed Enigma Project brings mathematics to life through the fascinating history of codes and code breaking. This exciting project is coming to Galway as part of the 2018 Galway Science Technology Festival, which runs from 11-25 November. The Enigma Project brings you on a journey from ancient times to World War Two and on to today’s world of hacking and internet encryption.

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