Lyons raises 'serious concerns' that Rusheen Bay amenity could be lost to private development

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Amenity lands stretching from Blackrock to Rusheen Bay are in danger of being lost to the public, as they are gradually bought up by a development consortium, according to a local councillor who said he would "vehemently oppose any future change in the zoning of these lands".

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Arts festival promises plenty of family fun this weekend

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Half-way through the first week of the 41st Galway International Arts Festival and the organisers are predicting that attendances are expected to break the 200,000 mark, with events running to July 29.

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Upsurge in able bodied motorists parking in city disabled parking spots

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

There has been an upsurge in the number of able bodied motorists parking in disabled parking bays in the city.

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Cannon backs Bruton in religious opt-out directive

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Minister Ciaran Cannon has voiced his support for Minister Richard Bruton`s directive for students who opt out of religious instruction in State-run secondary schools to be timetabled for other subjects.

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Ó Cuív demands date for signing of National Broadband Plan

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

A date must be announced for the signing of the National Broadband Plan contract so the scheme can be rolled out to “the areas which need it most”, especially as the delays are “having a serious impact” on homes and businesses still awaiting network connection.

This is the view of Fianna Fáil Galway West TD and spokesperson on Regional, Rural, Gaeltacht, and Island Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív, who is calling on the Minister for Communications, Denis Naughten, to outline a timeline for the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan. He said the Minister must “move to provide certainty for home and business owners”, especially as only one company, Enet, is left in the running after Eir pulled out of the process earlier this year.

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Educate Together to hold public meeting on Galway's new secondary school

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

A public meeting to encourage parents to support Educate Together being the patron of the new second level school for the city, will take place in Ballybane Community Resource Centre next week.

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NUI Galway students develop website to tackle child obesity

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

A group of NUI Galway students has developed a website to tackle child obesity among primary school children.

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New hub for sustainable energy and fuel efficiency

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The Research Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) has secured an additional €4.4 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry partners under the Sustainable Energy and Fuel Efficiency (SEFE) SFI Spokes Programme, to be based at NUI Galway.

Speaking at the launch Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Seán Kyne TD, said: “Climate Action has never been more important to the continued growth and prosperity of our nation as it is now.

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Choirs wanted for Tommy Fleming Voice of Hope II concert

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Local choirs interested in performing at the Voice of Hope II concert with Tommy Fleming to be recorded in Galway Cathedral this autumn are invited to auditions in the city this weekend.

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All Galway citizens deserve respect and equal treatment in housing

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

As of our most recent City Council Housing Report there are 210 persons in emergency accommodation in the city. This number includes 41 families and 152 children. This number increases from year to year and the City Housing Department, in reply to my question about the projected cost of next years homeless budget, have confirmed they are seeking more funding due to increasing numbers presenting as homeless. The crisis in Housing is getting worse not better and it is a failure of government to put the resources in place and a failure of our local authority to fully implement plans.

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Galway Racecourse gallops ahead with redevelopment

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The famous Galway Races are just around the corner, and already another ambitious plan is in place to extend facilities for punters at Ballybrit.

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Upgraded Rinville walkway could become official part of Wild Atlantic Way

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

An application is to be lodged by Galway County Council to the Department of Rural and Community Development for funding which would allow the substantial upgrading of the Rinville Walkway in Oranmore, preparing the way for it to become part of the Wild Atlantic Way experience.

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Ó Cuív condemns An Bord Pleanála delays as ‘totally unacceptable’

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Only one third of cases appealed to An Bord Pleanála are being determined within the 18 week time frame laid down in legislation, a situation a leading Galway TD has called unjustifiable and “totally unacceptable”.

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Educate Together to hold public meeting on Galway’s new secondary school

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

A public meeting to encourage parents to support Educate Together being the patron of the new second level school for the city, will take place in Ballybane Community Resource Centre next week.

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Islanders could vote on same day as rest of the State in next year’s elections

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Voters on Galway’s inhabited islands could vote on the same day as voters on the mainland during the various elections in 2019, instead of a day ahead, as has been the traditional practice.

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The ‘cultural force’ of Galway International Arts Festival celebrated at launch

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The Galway International Arts Festival was officially launched at the Galmont Hotel on Tuesday evening amid a wave of great music and good vibes. This is the festival’s 41st year and, if that makes it middle-aged, it still exudes enviable levels of energy and imagination.

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Local Traveller sites show ten breaches of human rights

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Ten internationally recognised human rights are being breached on a daily basis on the Traveller sites and group housing schemes in the city and county, a major new survey will reveal tomorrow when it is unveiled in Galway.

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Carraroe residents revive their campaign against proposed sewage treatment plant

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The local community living near Sruthán Pier in An Cheathrú Rua have revived their campaign to stop a sewage and wastewater treatment plant being located beside the scenic pier.

In a statement issued this week the group says that there has been no change in the strong stance first taken on this issue almost 10 years ago.

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Uachtarán Michael D Higgins - 'The right man for the job'

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, has "represented Ireland brilliantly abroad", and in his values, ideals, and vision, is what is needed now at home and abroad, during this era of political turmoil and the rise of far-right populism on the continent.

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Save Rusheen Bay water sports school from developers, local group urges

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Rusheen Bay, one of Galway city's main water sports amenities, is being auctioned on Friday July 20 and risks being “lost forever unless people act fast”, according to a group of water sports enthusiasts, now seeking to buy the school.

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