Galway anti-water tax groups unite for major protest on Saturday

Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Anti-water tax groups from across Galway city and county have united into a new association, Galway Unites Against Water Charges, which will hold a major protest in the city this weekend.

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Councillors brand Irish Water price concessions as a ‘confidence trick'

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Sinn Féin councillor Mairéad Farrell.

Fixed rate water charges announced last nighty are only “‘a confidence trick” to “bribe hard-pressed families into paying, while Government pledges that Irish Water will not be privatised have met with scepticism from Galway councillors.

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Galway small and medium sized business at risk of being lost to Britain

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Sen Fidelma Healy-Eames.

Unless the Government starts offering more attractive incentives to small and medium-sized enterprises in Galway, and elsewhere throughout the State, such SMEs are at risk of leaving Ireland to set up in Britain.

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Justice Minister and Garda Commissioner have ‘no intention’ of closing Salthill Garda Station

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The future of Salthill Garda Station is secure as there is “no intention” on the part of either the Garda Commissioner or the Minister for Justice to close the station.

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Councillors ban horses from Kilcolgan weir

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Horses will be banned from Kilcolgan weir under new bye-laws which will be finally approved early in the New Year by the Galway County Council.

Under the new draft laws, it will be illegal to bring horses down to the weir or to walk horses in the water. According to Independent councillor Jim Cuddy, this had been a problem for a number of years.

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Pioneering Kate to kickstart Galway’s Christmas

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Katie O’Halloran, the only Irish person and first woman to receive two above-elbow prosthetic arms, will be the guest of honour at the official opening of the Galway Continental Christmas Market and will turn on the city’s festive lights tomorrow evening (Friday).

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A place to call home

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The services provided by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) in Galway cover a range of activities that fall into the realm of social justice. One such service that is very important but not well known, is the provision of accommodation – both in sheltered form (where full supports are in place) and independent living single units where additional services such as visitation ensure that loneliness and isolation does not become an issue for the vulnerable person residing there.

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Light up UHG’s Christmas tree and remember a loved one

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

A unique way of remembering a loved one who has emigrated or passed away was launched at University Hospital Galway earlier this week.

Members of the public are invited to sponsor a light on a Christmas tree - which is displayed at the entrance of the facility - and dedicate it to a loved one who is absent over Christmas.

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Second suicide crisis nurse apppointed — will meet clients at GP’s surgery within days of referral

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

A second suicide crisis assessment nurse has been appointed to the Galway and Roscommon Mental Health Services.

Lynn Monaghan, who took up the position last week, says it will reach out to people in crisis and help them resolve the issues which led to them feeling overwhelmed.

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Twenty thousand visitors expected at Galway Science and Technology Festival Exhibition

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

This weekend will see the 17th Galway Science and Technology Festival host its free final day exhibition at NUI Galway. The event, which features shows, workshops, and more than 80 interactive stands showcasing the work and research of Galway’s leading science and technology organisations, is expected to attract in the region of 20,000 visitors.

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Contracts signed for N59 improvements at Moycullen to begin

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The contract for the N59 improvement scheme at Moycullen was signed yesterday (Wednesday) in Galway County Council buildings in the presence of the Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council, Cllr Mary Hoade, and representatives from Wills Bros. Ltd, the company awarded the contract, and the National Roads Authority.

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Jes remembrance Mass to take place later this month

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The annual Mass in memory of deceased members of the Jes school community will take place on Sunday November 30.

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Expert to give public talk on coastal environments

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Prof Andrew Cooper

An expert on coastal environments will visit NUI Galway on Thursday, 27 November, to deliver a free public talk on coastal climate change. Andrew Cooper is Professor of Coastal Studies at the University of Ulster and co?founder of the Centre for Coastal and Marine Research and Centre for Maritime Archaeology. His latest book The Last Beach, which was published this month, is a call to action to prevent global beach destruction.

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Public meeting on Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The most famous Irish High King, and one of the most significant battles in Irish history will be examined at the next meeting of the Renmore History Society.

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Candlelit memorial service remembers those affected by AIDS and HIV

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

To mark World AIDS day a special candlelit memorial service will take place on Sunday November 30 at 8pm at St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church.

This will be the 14th anniversary of this annual event which is organised by AIDS West. It is funded by HSE and provides information, education and support in relation to HIV/AIDS and all aspects of sexual health in the region.

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Former officer to give insider’s view on Irish army

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Cmdt Edward Horgan.

Retired Irish army officer, Commandant Edward Horgan, will give an insiders view of the Irish Defence Forces, at a public talk next week.

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Claren-bridge 10k

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The sixth year of the AAI approved Clarenbridge 10k takes place Sunday at the Brothers of Charity Kilcornan grounds in the village.

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Ballygar set to lose its family resource centre

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The community of Ballygar has been left reeling by the news of the forthcoming closure of Aonad Family Resource Centre and its Community Services Programme.

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Fr Michael Griffin commemoration this Sunday

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

The annual commemoration in honour of Fr Michael Griffin, a Galway priest abducted and killed by British forces during the War of Independence, takes place in Barna this Sunday.

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Medical science graduates return to GMIT to share their career experiences

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

A number of graduates of the medical science course in GMIT returned to the Galway campus last week to share their career experiences with current students on the BSc (hons) degree programme.

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