Concerns mount over lack of bike parking facilities in city

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Removing bike racks from the city centre to make way for the Coke Zero Bike Share scheme has led to concerns from cyclists that they will be left with nowhere to park their bicycles.

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Irish Water ‘application packs’ to be burned at Galway protest

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Irish Water ‘application packs’ will be burned as part of an anti-water charges protest in Galway this weekend, which could see thousands of people take to streets as momentum against the unpopular tax grows.

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Teacher hopes poignant song will help stem the tide of suicide

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

A teacher at a city secondary school has released a CD in response to what he terms the “awful tragedy that is suicide”.

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Nolan to host marriage equality event in city’

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Galway West TD Derek Nolan is to host a marriage equality event in the Harbour Hotel next Monday,(Nov 3) ahead of a planned referendum on the issue next spring.

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GMIT to host themed meal and concert as part of Musical Moments series

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

GMIT has announced the second classical concert in its Musical Moments series, which will take place at the institute’s College of Tourism & Arts on Monday November 3.

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Visiting restrictions at UHG due to winter vomiting bug

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Visiting restrictions are in place at University Hospital Galway due to a number of winter vomiting bug cases at the facility.

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Extension of breast cancer screening to improve survival outcomes

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

The extension of the BreastCheck screening programme - to include women aged 65 to 69 years - will improve survival rates from this the second most common cancer in the country, a local politician said this week.

Welcoming the Minister for Health’s decision, Fine Gael senator for Galway West - South Mayo Hildegarde Naughton stated the incidence of breast cancer is second highest among this age group.

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World’s top stem cell science experts gather at NUI Galway

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

World-leading experts from the field of stem cell science have convened at NUI Galway last night and again todayfor the Galway International Stem Cell Conference which will focus on the latest developments in basic science and translational aspects of Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) research in Ireland, the UK and worldwide.

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New funding secures future of Connemara Community Radio

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

The future of one of Ireland’s oldest community radio stations is secure following the identification of a new funding programme.

Connemara Community Radio’s future was raised in the Dáil by Galway West TD, Seán Kyne arising from concerns brought to him by volunteers and listeners of the service.

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Winnie’s show to open in Headford next week

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Eilish O'Carroll, sister of Brendan O'Carroll and star of Mrs Brown’s Boys, has written a one-woman play based on her own life, and it opens in Headford next week.

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Antarctic explorer named as visiting professor at NUI Galway

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Antarctic explorer, Professor Bill Baker of the University of South Florida, has been appointed as Visiting Professor of Marine Biodiscovery at NUI Galway through funding from the Beaufort Research Awards for one year.

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Doing business with the public sector — learn at MeetWest

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

One of the challenges for smaller companies is understanding and navigating public procurement processes.

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Galway model off to Fiji next month for World Supermodel Pageant

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Galway based model Katherine Gannon has just been awarded the National Title as World Supermodel Ireland to represent Ireland in the International Modelling competition - World Supermodel Pageant this November.

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Fundraising table quiz for six-year-old boy with neuroblastoma

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

A table quiz will take place in Salthill next week to raise funds for a six-year-old boy with stage four neuroblastoma.

Donal Parsons (six) is suffering from the rare childhood cancer, and next week’s event aims to raise money for a charitable trust established in his name.

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Shorten the winter by volunteering

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

darker and colder evenings, members of the public are being called upon to look at the option of volunteering as an antidote to that wintry feeling.

This is the a time of year when people try new things to help shorten the winter and Galway Volunteer Centre Development manager, Donncha Foley, believes there is a feel-good factor to getting involved in the local community ‘’Galway has had a fantastic summer that has stretched on longer than anyone expected, and we are appealing to people to keep that positive feeling going by doing some voluntary work. There is an amazing range of volunteering activities out there and we can help people find something that suits them.’’

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Clarenbridge Nursing Home launches new facilities

Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Kathleen Lynch, Minister of State with Responsibility for Older People, launching the new adapted kitchen and wheelchair accessible bus at Clarenbridge Nursing Home.

Clarenbridge Nursing Home, Ballygarriff, Craughwell, Co Galway is a purpose built private nursing home. The proprietors of Clarenbridge Nursing Home are Denis McElligott and Pat Kennedy; they have three other nursing homes in the group. These are Abbott Close in Askeaton, Killeline in Newcastlewest, and Windmill in Churchtown.

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Demands for 30km speed limits to be introduced in residential areas

Tue, Oct 28, 2014

A 30km speed limit should be enforced in all residential areas throughout Galway city, a motion set to come before the next meeting of the Galway City Council will demand.

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Senator doubts A&E could cope with major emergency crisis

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

A local senator has expressed concern about how University Hospital Galway’s A&E department would cope with any major medical emergency due to the increasing pressure on its services.

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames wonders if a case of Ebola occurred here how would patients be isolated.

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University to play a key role in three of five new research centres announced this week

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Professor Abhay Pandit, NUI Galway, pictured showing the latest aerosol technology for drug delivery to Professor Mark Ferguson, director general of SFI. The aerosol allows drugs to be nebulised into a fine particle mist that can be absorbed through the lungs while maintaining drug integrity.

A new world-class medical device research centre is to be established at NUI Galway as part of a €245 million national investment in science and technology announced this week. The funding will see five new Science Foundation Ireland research centres established around the country, with NUI Galway playing a key role in three of these.

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Crowe calling for exception to moratorium as council housing staff at ‘crisis level’

Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The current number of housing staff in the Galway City Council is at “crisis level which is having a serious domino effect on the lives of thousands of people across Galway city”.

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