Councillors urged to condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza

Mon, Jul 21, 2014

With the death toll in Gaza rising to more than 450 civilians, a motion before today’s meeting of the Galway City Council will demand an “immediate end” to Israeli attacks on the besieged region.

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Sinn Féin demand council slash property tax rate

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Mairead Farrell

Householders across Galway city could see their property tax charge drop by as much as €40 to €50 if a motion coming before the Galway City Council on Monday is passed. However unanimous support for such a move is not guaranteed.

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Inis fear — swimmers warned to beware of dolphin

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Swimmers at an Inis Oírr beach have been warned to tread carefully around a bottlenose dolphin which has been showing off the diva within, having taken exception to her personal space being invaded, with some aggressive encounters, including ramming, resulting in injuries.

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HSE calls on psychiatric nurses to ‘engage cooperatively’ in vision for change

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Galway Roscommon Mental Health Services say at no stage has UHG been required to cater for an occupancy of more than the allocated bed capacity of 45.

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No women, no Galwegians, no good

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Fidelma Healy-Eames

No Galway representation at the Cabinet table “will have negative consequences” for the city and county and “smacks of very poor regional planning by An Taoiseach”.

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Fun run and walk in Maree this weekend in aid of cystic fibrosis

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

A 5k fun run and walk will take place in Renville and Maree this Saturday as part of an ongoing fundraising campaign being undertaken by a young man who plans to climb Kilimanjaro to raise funds for cystic fibrosis.

Eoghan Conneely plans to climb Africa’s highest mountain next month to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research and services.

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Education Minister urged to prioritise small schools

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan

Newly appointed Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan is being called on to prioritise small schools and reverse the punitive cuts to teacher numbers which are having a destabilising effect on rural communities, particularly in areas of South Galway and the Gaeltacht.

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Grealish demands ‘united effort’ to solve Oranmore traffic issues

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

A “united effort from all parties” is the only means by which the traffic problems plaguing Oranmore will be solved before the schools re-open in September.

This is the view of Independent Galway West TD Noel Grealish, who said the members of the Athenry Oranmore Municipal Area District “have a key role to play in resolving the outstanding issues”.

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Norman the trotter to take a walk on the city side on Saturday

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Norman the micro pig.

Heard of trotters? The Burren Nature Sanctuary has its own hot little black micro pig who really enjoys been taken for a walk by children. And on Saturday he is making a special trip from Kinvara to Galway’s Shop Street for a city walk during the Galway International Arts Festival.

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Learn how to deal with conflict at city workshop

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

People can learn how to deal with conflict, become leaders, and facilitate learning environments at a series of four workshops being held in the city in the autumn.

Entitled “Transformational leadership”, the courses will begin in September and will take place at weekends at Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Fridays and from 9.30am to 4pm on Saturdays.

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Bionic suit allows paralysed people to walk

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

David Kennedy with the EKSO at the Croi Building in Newcastle

Local people experienced at first hand this week radical new technology which enables survivors of stroke and spinal injury to take regular walking exercise.

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Race week fashion show at Galway Shopping centre

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Catwalk model Simona Va with Niall Madden and Tracy Melia, Penny’s, at the Galway Shopping `ventre Race Week fashion show held in the centre to show off the fashion available for the summer racing festival. Photo: Andrew Downes.

All the latest style trends were on show at the Galway Shopping Centre which hosted its Race Week Fashion Show on Saturday.

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Three Galway girls to contest this year’s Miss Ireland title in Dublin

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Pictured alongside Connacht Rugby outhalf Miah Nikora and Robert Monroe of Monroe’s Live is Miss Sunday World, Laura Fox. Photo: Darius Ivan.

Three Galway girls will battle it out for the coveted title of Miss Ireland at the finals of the competition this Saturday July 19 at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin.

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Racing greats to be honoured in NUIG during Race Week

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

NUI Galway will honour two renowned performers from the world of horse racing on Wednesday July 30.

Jockeys Dermot Weld and Jim Bolger will both be conferred with degrees of Doctor of Arts on the day when the famous Galway Plate takes place.

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Chair of Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes appointed

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly, has announced the appointment of Judge Yvonne Murphy as chair of the Commission of Investigation into mother and baby homes.

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Free talk on walking the Camino

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

The Great Outdoors on Eglinton Street will hold a free talk on everything one needs to know ahead of walking the Camino de Santiago.

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Fight to save Thoor Ballylee continues

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Thoor Ballylee, Yeat's Tower near Gort

The Galway County Council, Failte Ireland, and a committee set up to safeguard the future of Thoor Ballylee near Gort have been continuing their efforts to find a way to reopen the ancient tower, once the retreat of WB Yeats.

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Bank of Ireland announces major redevelopment to Mainguard Street branch

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Bank of Ireland has announced major renovations to its branch on Mainguard Street.

The development will deliver a new ‘open-front’ plan for the ground floor of the premises, which will feature, among other things, new digital zones that will allow customers to interact with the full range of Bank of Ireland services without the need for tellers.

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The search is on for Galway’s ‘Hidden Hearing Heroes’

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Galway entries are being sought for the ‘Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards 2014’ which honour those who make a significant, and often unheralded, contribution to society.

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Learn expert barbecue tips from a Weber master in McGaugh’s

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Join Weber’s top barbecue chef as he travels to McGaugh’s Gardening Complex, Curraghline, Headford Road, on Tuesday July 22 to host a two hour cookery demonstration as part of the Weber Barbecue Roadshow 2014. Suitable for beginners right through to experienced barbecue chefs, the Weber Barbecue Roadshow has everything you need to expand your knowledge and revolutionise your barbecue repertoire.

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