Water charges protest to be held in city centre

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Galway city councillors will receive ‘messages in a bottle’ over the controversial water charges, as part of a major demonstration in the city against the unpopular new tax.

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Legal uncertainty delays River Clare drainage scheme

Mon, Sep 22, 2014

Progress on the River Clare drainage scheme in the Claregalway area is being delayed due to the uncertainty surrounding new legislation passed to comply with EU Directives.

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Hundreds claim cars destroyed by contaminated fuel

Fri, Sep 19, 2014

A major Garda investigation is now under way in Mayo into a suspected contaminated fuel crisis and the matter has been raised in the Dáil.

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Forty Galway shops sought to collect court fines at the tills

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Along with milk and bread, some people will be adding ‘pay court fine’ to their shopping list from early next year as the Court Service is looking for 40 local shops in Galway to take part in a national penalty payment initiative.

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Hospitals group admits not all patients given privacy and dignity

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The West/North West Hospitals Group has admitted that despite ongoing efforts by staff and management at University Hospital Galway “not all emergency department patients are afforded privacy and dignity”.

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Ó Conchúir calls for national database to ease housing crisis

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

A city councillor has called for the establishment of a national database to help alleviate the housing crisis by making suitable properties available to each local authority area.

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Householders encouraged to resist water charges

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Galway householders are being asked not to fill in the forms from Irish Water or to give the controversial company any information.

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Prefabricated homes are not the answer to housing crisis says Kitt

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

It is “incomprehensible” that “prefab buildings are being considered” as a response to the housing crisis, and “illustrative of the utter failure of Government to take the problem seriously”.

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New health care centre in Tuam must not ‘sacrifice’ services elsewhere

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The new primary health care centre in Tuam must not come at the expense of health and psychiatric services elsewhere in County Galway, a Tuam based TD has warned.

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School children’s lives in danger on Oranmore’s ‘Respond Road’ says Healy-Eames

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Children are taking their lives in their hands when crossing the “dangerous” ‘Respond Road’ in Oranmore to attend the town’s various schools.

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President Higgins to visit Circle Of Life garden

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Uachtaráin na hÉireann Michael D Higgins will be returning to Galway on Saturday September 27 to visit the Circle of Life garden in Salthill.

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Information night on mental health for young people

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

An information event takes place this evening at 7pm about CAATCH, a new regional, voluntary, initiative to promote physical and mental wellbeing.

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Bribing the citizens with their own taxes will not work

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

In the ten year period, commencing in 2001, the Social Protection budget increased by 266 per cent. The cumulative rate of inflation in that period was a mere 30 per cent.

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Free seminar on regulation of medical devices

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Next month, the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) at NUI Galway will host a free seminar on the regulatory elements that need to be considered when developing medical devices involving a combination of advanced materials and biomolecules. The European Regulation of Medical Devices (EROMed) Seminar will take place on on October 13 in the Seminar Room of the Biosciences Building from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

This free event is organised as part of the EU-funded NeuroGraft project and will be of interest to local medical device industries and researchers. The seminar is coordinated by Obelis, a regulatory company, and the NFB, a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded research group.

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NUI Galway and Met Éireann are Europe’s eyes for ozone recovery

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

This week marks the 25th UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol which brought about a global initiative to ban Ozone Depleting Substances. Two Irish scientific atmospheric monitoring stations have played a significant role assessing the planet’s success in saving the ozone layer.

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Charity dinner in aid of Gorta Self Help Africa

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The Gorta Self Help Africa charity dinner will take place on Friday November 14 in the Hotel Meyrick, with all funds going to the charity’s development programmes in 12 countries in Africa

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Croi talk will be ‘wake-up call’ for women

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Local heart specialist, Dr Yvonne Smyth will give a free public talk in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre on Thursday October 1 at 7.30pm specifically aimed at local women. The talk entitled Women and Heart Disease is being organised by local heart and stroke charity Croí to raise awareness among women of the fact that heart disease is not just a man’s disease.

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Oyster Festival celebrates sixtieth birthday

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

The Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival celebrates its 60th birthday this month with an extended four-day programme that includes seveal new events.

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Table quiz in aid of ISPCC Childline

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

A table quiz to raise funds for the ISPCC Childline takes place in The Stock Exchange Bar, Shop Street, on Wednesday at 7pm.

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NUI Galway is only Irish institution to move up in world rankings

Thu, Sep 18, 2014

NUI Galway is the only Irish institution to improve its standing in the QS World University Rankings 2014-2015, rising four places to 280th place in this year’s league table.

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