Probe into Dunmore rape cases nearly complete, Taoiseach confirms

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said last evening (Wednesday) that an independent investigation into the case of three young rape victims who were in foster care in north Galway, is nearing completion.

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Galway Muslim Community to hoist 'Neighbourhood Week'

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Galway's Muslim community will host its annual GICC Neighbourhood Week 2018 in the Westside Library, Seamus Quirke Road, with this year's theme being 'To know each other'.

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Parents For Yes coffee morning cancelled after venue receives ‘threatening’ calls

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

A parents’ coffee morning, to be held in a children’s play centre in Galway, was cancelled last Sunday morning after the owner received contacts of a threatening nature.

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‘Act before someone is killed’ — Grealish seeks funding for crumbling roads

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Serious deterioration in County Galway's "crumbling" national and local roads are creating "serious safety risks", leading a Galway TD to demand emergency funding be allocated for their repair and maintenance.

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Senator calls on business to block political adverts ahead of referendum

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Businesses might need to consider blocking all political adverts from their websites ahead of the Eighth Referendum, as they face being liable for any inappropriate content. However there are tools they can use to delete or block such items.

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Rabbitte urges ‘greater supports’ for orphans and guardians

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Orphans and their guardians must be adequately supported by the State, “be it financially, emotionally or otherwise”, according to Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Anne Rabbitte.

Dep Rabbitte, who is Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East is calling on the Fine Gael led administration to “step up and do more and develop a whole of Government approach to supporting orphans and their guardians”.

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ACT for Meningitis accredited with All-Star charity status

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Galway-based charity ACT for Meningitis were accredited with All-Star charity status at a leading business summit in Croke Park last week.

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McNelis calls for digital age of consent to be raised to sixteen

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

The commercialisation of personal data by social media companies, and the harvesting of such data by companies like Cambridge Analytica, show the need for stronger online protections for children and young people.

This is the view of Labour Galway City West councillor and the party’s Galway West general election candidate Niall McNelis. Labour is currently seeking to bring forward amendments to the General Data Protection Regulation Bill which will set the digital age of consent to 16.

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Councillor calls for action to tackle horses roaming in Ballybane

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

The lives of people living in a Galway City Council estate on the east side of the city are being turned to misery as a result of problems caused by horses freely roaming the area, posing a danger to children who cannot be let out to play according to a Galway city councillor.

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€10 million investment to repair and replace Galway’s ‘crumbling’ water mains

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Nineteen kilometres of damaged water mains across Galway city are to undergo repairs and replacement following the announcement of a €10 million investment by Irish Water and the Galway City Council.

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28 Galway roads to be improved with €942,000 Local Improvement Scheme funding

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Minister Seán Kyne confirmed this week that 28 roads across Galway will be improved through the 2018 Local Improvement Scheme.

Funding of €942,000 has been allocated to Galway by the Department of Rural and Community Development and the 28 roads to be improved have been selected by Galway County Council.

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Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Galway Muslim Community open day

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Gearrliosta Ghradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2018 announced

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

The 2018 finalists of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh were officially announced this week by the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Pearce Flannery at a press event in Téatar Uí Chearbhalláin, Áras na Gaeilge, NUI Galway. Fifteen Galway-based businesses and organisations from a variety of sectors were named on this year’s Gearrliosta, all who have made the Irish language an integral part of their story.

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Good Food Ireland honours international guests at Galway event

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Ballymaloe’s Myrtle Allen, CNN’s Culinary Journeys, Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio, AFAR Media USA, and Tourism Australia and partner Restaurant Australia have been announced as distinguished touRRoir 2018 Hall of Fame inductees at an event in Galway.

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Pint of Science Galway brings scientists out of the lab and into your local pub

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Tickets have gone on sale for the world’s largest festival of public science talks which will see seven scientists take to the stage in pubs across Galway on May 14 to 16.

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Make sure you are registered to vote

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

The referendum on the Eighth Amendment is a “once in a lifetime opportunity to vote for a more compassionate and caring society”, according to Galway Together For Yes, which has launched a major ‘Register To Vote’ drive.

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GMIT welcomes planning approval for extension to Galway campus iHUB

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

GMIT president Dr Fergal Barry has welcomed the decision by the Galway City Council to grant planning permission for a substantial extension to the institute’s Innovation Hub building at its Galway (Dublin Road) campus. Construction on the new c1,400sq m three-storey building is expected to commence in the autumn.

“GMIT colleagues in research and innovation, and the Buildings and Estates Department, have worked in close collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and GMIT’s appointed design team, led by Van Dijk architects, to produce an exciting and dynamic design on a very prominent site on the Galway campus, with south facing aspect over Galway Bay, on one of the busiest arterial routes in and out of the city,” Dr Barry said this week.

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Get a kick out of supporting two great causes

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Will you get a kick out of supporting local charities Rosabel’s Rooms & ACT for Meningitis?

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Carnmore NS open evening tonight

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Carnmore National School Oranmore is hosting an open evening for parents and children this evening Thursday April 26.

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Gardai appeal for help after spate of burglaries

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Gardai are appealing for information following a number of burglaries in the Ballinasloe area last week.

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