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Oral hearing told Apple data centre could require more power than Dublin

Thu, May 26, 2016

The €850 million Apple data centre planned for Athenry would consume more electricity than Dublin, an oral hearing on the project heard this week.

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Government infighting over broadband ‘sounds alarm bells’ says Ó Cuív

Thu, May 26, 2016

With two Government departments claiming responsibility for the National Broadband Plan, broadband roll-out across the State will be further delayed and threatened.

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Galway voluntary organisations to hold major meeting

Thu, May 26, 2016

Galway’s non-profit organisations will meet for the third Community Excellence Gathering, co-ordinated by Volunteer Galway, in CROI House, Newcastle on Thursday June 2 at 7pm.

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GUH to hire more nurses, says Saolta

Thu, May 26, 2016

Management representatives for Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) have attended recruitment exhibitions in Dublin and the UK in a bid to recruit nursing staff for the west’s biggest hospital.

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Support and scepticism from county councillors for Galway 2020 bid

Thu, May 26, 2016

Galway county councillors have backed the city’s bid for the European Capital of Culture at a meeting on Monday following an update on the project from the bid team.

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People ‘trapped’ in homeless services due to housing crisis, says Galway Simon

Thu, May 26, 2016

People are being “trapped” in homeless service because of the lack of affordable housing, according to Galway Simon Community.

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Kyne dismayed as bogland and plant life defeat N59 upgrade

Thu, May 26, 2016

Bogland and plant life have again conspired to defeat a major road upgrade in Connemara, with An Bord Pleanála refusing to grant permission for works on the N59 between Maam Cross and Clifden.

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New ED top priority for University Hospital

Thu, May 26, 2016

The provision of a new emergency department at UHG is the number one priority of the Saolta University Health Care Group.

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County council remembers ‘Galway’s greatest son’

Thu, May 26, 2016

Galway county councillors were united in grief at the county council meeting in Abbeyknockmoy on Monday as they paid their respects to Joe McDonagh by holding a minute’s silence.

The former Galway hurler, GAA president and distinguished linguist passed away last weekend after a short illness, aged 62.

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World’s biggest performance of Galway Girl to be filmed in Galway

Thu, May 26, 2016

Kamil is at it again. The talented filmmaker whose previous efforts have shot Galway across the globe is about to embark on his latest project. And he wants you all to take part in it.

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Launch of Galway International Arts Festival programme

Thu, May 26, 2016

Lately we have been enjoying the first few sunny days of the year but another real marker of impending summer is the programme launch of the Galway International Arts Festival.

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Killanin fundraiser to raise money for bereavement charity

Thu, May 26, 2016

A fundraising event taking place in Killanin at the weekend will raise money for the charity Féileacáin, which provides support to people affected by the death of a baby during or after pregnancy.

The Health, Wellness, Style and Beauty Expo will be held in Killanin Community Centre on Sunday from 11.30am to 5pm in memory of Baby Isabelle Carr and Baby Philip Lydon.

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Upcoming free guided walks at Coole

Thu, May 26, 2016

The next free guided walk at Coole will be on Sunday May 29. The walk, titled ‘The Story of Coole’, is a general introduction to the history of the estate and Lady Gregory’s life at Coole.

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Galway coffee brand named official coffee supplier to Norwich City

Thu, May 26, 2016

Norwich City FC may feel mugged off this year after being relegated from the English Premiership, and they probably have “a latte” on their mind at the minute.

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RTÉ’s Cian McCormack biking to Galway

Thu, May 26, 2016

RTÉ Radio 1’s flagship news programme Morning Ireland will be stopping in Galway next week to hear the interesting stories and voices of Galwegians.

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An Mheitheal Rothar to host meeting this evening

Thu, May 26, 2016

This Thursday May 26 at 7pm An Mheitheal Rothar (Galway’s Community Bike Workshop) will be hosting an open meeting for anyone who might like to get involved in volunteering, or other groups who might like to collaborate for the Galway City launch of Bike Week 2016 on Saturday June 11. If you have never been to the workshop before it is the perfect opportunity to visit, have tea and see what An Mheitheal Rothar is all about. Feel free to bring a friend too.

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Local heroes take to the ring to ‘Knock Out Meningitis’

Thu, May 26, 2016

Twenty-two of Galway’s most determined and hard-working first time boxers are being put through their paces with Corrib KickBoxing Club to take to the ring at 8pm on Friday June 3 at the Clayton Hotel, for an exciting white collar boxing event, raising vital funds for the national meningitis support and awareness charity ACT for Meningitis.

Now in their sixth week of an intense and extremely tough eight-week training programme, these everyday heroes have thrown themselves into the challenge, some in memory of a loved one lost to meningitis, some whom have witnessed first-hand the devastation this disease can have on individuals, families and whole communities, but each one of them, to raise the funds necessary to help ACT.

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GENBAND to open pop-up shop for one day tomorrow to help Jigsaw Galway

Thu, May 26, 2016

A fundraising pop-up shop selling new clothes, electrical goods, gift ideas and toys, is opening to the public in Galway for one day tomorrow Friday May 27.

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Edinburgh’s getting ready to welcome Connacht rugby fans

Thu, May 26, 2016

You might be leaving Galway and the west by ferry, by bicycle, by bus or on shank’s mare, but if you’re heading for Edinburgh, then you’re in for one hell of a treat come the weekend, because the city is preparing to welcome all the Connacht Rugby fans in their tens of thousands as they travel to the city to cheer on the boys in green.

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Seán Kyne declares keeping Irish the 'living language' of the Gaelthact his priority as a junior minister

Tue, May 24, 2016

Fine Gael Galway West TD Seán Kyne has declared "ensuring the continuation of Irish as the living language of the communities in the Gaeltacht" as his priority as Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources.

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