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UHG uses private nursing home beds to ease pressure on overburdened ED

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Management at University Hospital Galway are accessing beds in private nursing homes on a daily basis in a bid to facilitate discharges and ease the pressure on its overburdened emergency department.

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City crime drops in first quarter, but assaults and drug possessions increase

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Preliminary figures for Galway city show reported crimes dropped by more than a third in the first quarter of this year, though there were increases in a number of categories, most notably drug offences, public order, assault causing harm, and incidents of domestic violence.

The latest crime figures for the city were outlined this week by Chief Superintendent Tom Curley at a meeting of the city's joint policing committee. Overall, the three months from January to March saw a total of 1,245 crimes reported in the city, a decrease of 35 per cent on the same period last year.

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Paper parking tickets may return to highlight illegal parking in the city

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Gardai are considering a return to placing physical tickets on illegally parked vehicles in the city in order to underline the problem of illegal parking, it emerged this week.

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Huge social media reaction as Moycullen woman shares frightening incident

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The Galway Advertiser Facebook page lit up once again this week after a Moycullen woman messaged the paper with a story about a frightening incident which occurred on Monday. The woman was driving home alone at 11pm when she noticed a car to her rear being driven erratically. Her experience was detailed on-line and the post was seen by nearly 200,000 people and shared thousands of times.

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Galway will know tomorrow if it can be European Youth Capital 2019

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Galway city will know tomorrow if it has succeeded in making the short-list for the European Youth Capital 2019 status. However, it faces competition from 12 other cities.

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Tuam woman tames the Dragons in the Den

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

A company founded by a Tuam woman has secured funding through Dragons Den to allow them to bring safe manageable solutions for parent with children who suffer from allergies, and anaphylaxis and asthma.

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Meningitis charity urges people to learn about the symptoms of the disease

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The head of a national meningitis charity says it is important that people realise that anyone of any age can get the condition.

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Colloquium on commercial sex to be held at NUI Galway

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

A colloquium on commercial sex will be hosted by the Commercial Sex Researchers Network of Ireland (CSNRI) in conjunction with the NUI Galway-UL Gender Arc on Tuesday, 3 May in Room 110, St. Anthony’s Building, NUI Galway.

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Learn about ME at free documentary screening

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

A screening of a documentary about ME/chronic fatigue syndrome next month will give the public a glimpse into the reality of life with this debilitating illness, according to the co-ordinator of the Galway ME Support Group.

Orla Ni Chomrai says this free event - entitled "ME/chronic fatigue syndrome, Forgotten Plague" - which takes place at the Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road on Thursday May 12 at 7.30pm, will also give people hope because it highlights the ongoing research into the cause of the condition.

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Supermac’s wins Franchise of the Year title at Irish Franchise Awards in capital

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Supermac’s won Retail Franchise of the Year at the Irish Franchise Awards 2016 last Friday night which took place in the Radisson St Helen’s Hotel in Dublin. The awards, held in association with AIB, recognise excellence in franchising and reward the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the franchise industry. The Irish Franchise Awards celebrate 21 years this year and it is one of the longest running business award ceremonies in Ireland. 230 guests attended the black-tie gala event hosted by Newstalk’s Jonathan Healy. Mr Tony Fitzpatrick was honoured with a Special Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony.

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Kyne welcomes further investment in broadband in Galway

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne TD has welcomed the roll out of new broadband services in Galway which will see tens of thousands of homes receive broadband of blistering speed over the next year.

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NUI Galway to host renowned Plum Village Monastics mindfulness event tonight

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

NUI Galway will tonight host an ‘An Evening of Mindfulness’ in association with Mindfulness Ireland, exploring the practice of Mindfulness.

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Local study reveals new approach to treat breast cancers resistant to endocrine

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Scientists at NUI Galway have completed a research study funded by Breast Cancer Now that has begun to unravel why women with estrogen receptor positive breast cancer develop a resistance to endocrine treatment, and have found a potential new approach to overcome the problem.

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Sports stars get on their bikes for Samaritans

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The race is on to find the fastest team in the west of Ireland as Galway Samaritans launches its 40th anniversary cyclathon challenge.

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Poetry on the menu at local hospitals

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

To celebrate Poetry Day today (Thursday) a menu of poems called "Soul Food" will be distributed throughout Irish hospital wards, waiting rooms and other healthcare settings for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.

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Take part in Bank Holiday 5k run/walk and help save Grace

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

St James’ Ladies Football Club, in partnership with The Saving Grace Trust are holding their inaugural 5km road race/fun run on bank holiday Monday next May 2 at 11am.

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PMS to hold cheese and wine night as work begins on its next musical comedy

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

The Patrician Musical Society is back on song and the group will present the hilarious musical comedy How the West Wasn’t Won in the Town Hall Theatre for four nights at 8pm from October 5 to 8.

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School choirs from all over Ireland to sing in SCCUL schools choral competition

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

School choirs from all over Ireland will perform in the SCCUL Schools Choral Competition on Friday May 6. The competition which is hosted by GMIT will see choirs from Dublin, Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Galway compete at Primary and Post- Primary level.

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Have a cuppa and help people with dementia

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Galway people are being asked to support a major annual fundraiser being run by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

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Ballinasloe Tennis Club family fun day this Saturday

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Ballinasloe Tennis Club have an action-packed day planned for this Saturday. As well as the chance to see two professional tennis players in a demonstration match, there will be plenty of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages and interests.

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