Fallen tree and roads update from Galway County Council

Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Galway County Council advises that people should avoid any unnecessary travel, due to the high winds, stormy conditions and flying debris.

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Gusts of 130kmh expected throughout tomorrow and GMIT to close four campuses

Sun, Oct 15, 2017

A Met Eireann Status Red Wind Warning which includes Galway is in place from 9.00am Monday morning. Gusts in excess of 130km/h are expected throughout Monday and into Monday night. There is a high risk of flying debris and householders and businesses are advised to secure material in gardens and other sites.

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Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group on Severe Weather

Sun, Oct 15, 2017

· All unnecessary travel should be avoided on Monday, while the storm is passing..

· Don’t travel in Red level warning areas during the height of the storm unless absolutely necessary, and take due care if travelling in all other areas. Listen to local radio and national media broadcasts regarding the current weather situation.

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Celebrity Chef Malcolm Harradine at Anthony Ryans Homestore this Friday.

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Celebrity Kitchenware Expert and former QVC Chef Malcolm Harradine will be cooking up some mouth watering winter warmer recipes in front of a live audience at Anthony Ryans Homestore this Friday October 13th from 10am -4pm

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Ninety jobs to be created in creative industry by €2m fund

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The creative industry in the West is to get a massive boost today when a new €2million fund, to be announced in the city by Minister Sean Kyne, will outline details of how up to 90 new jobs are to be created.

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Naughton demands 'more action' over Parkmore traffic

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Despite a major road-widening project, junction improvements, and bus priority measures being introduced to ease the chronic traffic problems in Parkmore, a Galway TD is demanding "much more efficient action" to be taken.

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O’Flaherty seeks support for ‘ambitious’ city waterway restoration plan

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The Galway Waterways Association has submitted what one local councillor has called “an ambitious plan”, to restore and enhance the city’s network of rivers and canals, to the Galway 2020 team, as part of the preparations for its 2020 Capital of Culture designation.

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The Salthill Village zombies are back

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

On Saturday October 28, a crowd of terrifying zombies will once again be released onto the Salthill Prom.

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Galway Chamber meets with Irish Water

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Galway Chamber recently met with Irish Water on a number of issues including water infrastructure development.

Irish Water representatives, both national and local, met with the Chamber to outline the work they have achieved in the area.

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Galway 2020 appoints former COPE director to head up communications role

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Galway 2020 has announced the appointment of Galway man Fintan Maher to the position of Communications Director of the company tasked with delivering Galway’s European Capital of Culture in 2020.

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Budget 2018 – a summary

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe presented the second Budget of the Minority Government Fine Gael-Independent Coalition. Minister Donohoe announced that the total Budget package of €1.2bn favours expenditure increases over revenue reductions reflecting the Government’s commitment to invest in key areas such as education, health, childcare and housing. The Minister also announced additional capital expenditure of €4.3bn over the next 4 years.

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Alcohol bill will save lives and reduce harm, says regional health forum member

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Regional Health Forum

Member of Galway Healthy Cities - Galway Alcohol Committee

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Galway City Council and NUI Galway agree new initiatives for regional development

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Galway City Council and NUI Galway have signed an agreement to formalise joint plans for collaboration and development in Galway city. The signing of the “Poitiers Declaration” means NUI Galway is the latest of the Coimbra Group of long-established, multidisciplinary research European universities to agree cooperation initiatives within their local socio-economic environment. Galway joins cities from Barcelona to Vilnius in setting a programme of collaboration in areas as diverse as economic development, public transport and sport.

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Naughton demands ‘more action’ over Parkmore traffic

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Despite a major road-widening project, junction improvements, and bus priority measures being introduced to ease the chronic traffic problems in Parkmore, a Galway TD is demanding “much more efficient action” to be taken.

Work is to begin on providing a second, left turning lane for vehicles exiting Parkmore West towards the Tuam Road, the Galway City Council has given a commitment to deliver this new left turning lane, which will include a bus and cycle lane, by Christmas. The development has been welcomed by Fine Gael Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughton. However she said, “the solution to Galway’s traffic problems cannot be solely about moving cars from point A to point B”.

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Ballinderreen Goes Strictly in Clayton tomorrow night

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

It’s glamour and Glitz as Ballinderreen goes Strictly tomorrow Friday October 13 when it sees the culmination of many months of hard work by twenty brave dancers in the first ever Strictly Ballinderreen Gala Event.

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Bafta winner among experts to talk at Connemara Sea Week

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Connemara Sea Week which runs from October 22 to 30, is a multi-disciplinary festival, celebrating the wonderful marine heritage of Connemara. The festival will celebrate its 33rd birthday later this month, and has grown to be a wonderful and unique event with something to interest all age groups. Highlights include art exhibitions, concerts, talks, walks, children’s activities, and sports events, combined with lots of great music and buckets of fun for all the family. A special highlight for the last few years has been the wonderful ‘After the Light’ parade, a spectacular night full of myth, magic, madness and mayhem.

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Research needed into how ADHD manifests itself in girls

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

for more research into how Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder manifests itself in girls.

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Ó Cuív brands tenant purchase scheme a total failure

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Fianna Fáil for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív says the tenant purchase scheme introduced in 2016 by the last Fine Gael led Government has been a total failure.

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Everything reduced this weekend at EZ Living Furniture’s annual Octoberfest sale

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

The annual Octoberfest sale kicks off at Ez Living Furniture, Galway this weekend, with massive reductions of up to 60 peer cent off everything in-store. This much- anticipated annual sale will give customers the opportunity to spruce up their homes for a fraction of the cost, without compromising on quality. Now that Autumn has arrived, it’s time to cuddle up with a cosy new armchair, invest in a high-quality mattress for a better night’s sleep or add a soft glow to your home with stunning gold candle holders and lanterns.

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Criminal damage in city centre on night of hurling celebration

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Gardai are appealing for information in relation to the criminal damage of a black Audi that was parked on Cross Street, outside Busker Brownes in Galway city centre.

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