Angry councillors demands answers over felling of Salthill Park trees

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The felling of mature trees in Salthill Park is "an outrageous act of vandalism”, which has led to a Garda investigation, and a demand from councillors for answers from City Hall.

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Galway event to support injured jockeys

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Champion jockey Ruby Walsh has broken more bones than it is worth detailing.

Along with dislocated hips and shoulders, he has broken both wrists, both legs, both ankles, ruptured his spleen, and crushed two vertebrae, in a career spanning almost two decades, and filled with racing accolades.

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Permission for flood relief works in east Galway

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Three projects to alleviate flooding in Kinvara, Monivea, and Tuam, will be granted approval this week by the Office of Public Works, allowing the Galway County Council to proceed with the measures.

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Public meeting tonight on offshore electricity generating station

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

A further public meeting will be held in Furbo tonight regarding plans to construct an offshore electricity generating station at An Spidéal/Na Forbacha.

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Galway councils ‘out of pocket’ by more than €1 million after rates revaluation

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The Galway city and county councils will be €1,116,323 out of pocket due to a national agreement on rates recalculation which sees rates payments made nationally, and not to the local authorities.

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Calls for city outer bypass to be fast-tracked

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Calls have been made to fast track the city outer by-pass in order for Galway to properly benefit from the European Capital of Culture success.

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Boat damaged at Barna after concrete slab thrown onto deck

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Gardai in Salthill are investigating how a boat was damaged while it was berthed at Barna Pier last week.

Between the hours of 8pm on Tuesday, the 12th of July and 5am on Wednesday the 13th of July, 2016, the boat was damaged when a large slab of concrete was thrown onto the deck, causing damage to the emergency position-indicating radiobeacon, roller and jigger, causing more than €1500 worth of damage.

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Bike thieves strike again in city

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Guard in the city are investigating a number of bicycle thefts over the last ten days.

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Galway 2020 will attract skiled workforce to the region, says project manager

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Galway was officially crowned the European Capital of Culture in a ceremony last Friday, which resulted in a festive fever breaking out across the county, as thousands of spectators flocked to Shop Street to watch the final decision being made.

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NUI Galway looking for landlords as plans to build 1,000 bed spaces are unveiled

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Almost one in every five Galway houses is empty and NUI Galway

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Grealish demands 17,500 vacant homes in Galway be used to solve accomodation crisis

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

A "root and branch" examination of the "scandalous" situation of why more than 17,500 homes in the county are vacant at a time of soaring demand for rental accommodation is being demanded by a Galway TD.

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Informal learning in a fun setting

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The mothers of two young adults affected by a rare genetic disorder met the Minister for Health Simon Harris recently at the launch of Ireland’s first European Exchange Summer camp for young people with Williams Syndrome.

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New research into improving hand hygiene in intensive care units

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Although hand hygiene is known to be the key to preventing hospital acquired infections such as MRSA, compliance with good hygiene practices remains low. With healthcare-associated infections affecting, on average, five per cent of hospitalised patients in Ireland, NUI Galway is to lead a Health Research Board funded project to improve hand hygiene practice.

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Woman had luggage stolen after returning from holiday

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

A woman who was unloading her car after returning from a holiday had her luggage stolen in the city last week.

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Homelessness rises again in Galway and 'shows no signs of abating' says Farrell

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The number of homeless adults in Galway has jumped by 37 per cent over the last six months - almost twice the national increase in homelessness - according to Government figures.

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Holiday firm collapse cost a local family a long awaited holiday

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

My 11 year old son has had two holidays in his lifetime. Neither holiday was one any parent would like to go on or any sibling would really comprehend. One was a Make-A-Wish trip for his bigger brother, Ethan and the other was a Share A Dream holiday, also for his brother. These ‘holidays’ were magical and everything you could possibly imagine but they were emotional, more emotional than anyone could prepare for.

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Galway duo find novel way to overcome amplifier bans on continental Europe

Tue, Jul 19, 2016

IF YOU are in a band and keen to promote yourself in a city that does not know you, a good way is to get out onto the street and perform, but if you are an indie-electro band you need amplifiers, which are increasingly banned for busking.

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Potential boost for Galway tourism with new €65 million grant pool

Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Galway groups and individuals in the tourism sector are being urged to apply for the new Fáilte Ireland Grants Scheme for Large Tourism Projects which is providing a €65 million pool of funds for the industry to draw from.

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Six seconds that changed everything

Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Six seconds.

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We've done it — Gamechanger for Galway as 2020 vision wows judges

Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Today, Friday 15th July 2016, at the National Concert Hall, an international selection committee announced that Galway will be the European Capital of Culture in 2020, after a selection process that included competitive bids from Limerick and the Three Sisters region.

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