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Healy Eames demands regular daily bus service for Carnmore

Mon, Feb 08, 2016

Bus services from Galway city to Carnmore, Maree, and Annaghdown are "almost non-existent" and leaving people in these areas "cut-off and isolated", according to a Galway senator.

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Simon study shows almost all properties priced beyond those on State support

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

96% of properties available to rent in Galway City are priced beyond the reach of people depending on state rent supports for their housing, a snapshot study by the Simon Communities in Ireland has found.

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Back for more — Gemma’ marks decade at helm of Seo Spoirt

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

It is certainly a great achievement for any television show to be still on air after a 10 year run, and that is the milestone being marked by Seo Spoirt on TG4 this season. Galway based presenter Gemma Ní Chionnaith has been at the helm of the weekly sports programme since its inception, and along with co-presenter, Kerry footballing legend Dara Ó Cinnéide, is thrilled to have returned to our screens for the live Friday night show.

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NUIG students to raise funds for Simon

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

ROPES, THE annual literary journal produced by NUI Galway’s MA in literature and publishing students, returns this year exploring themes of gaining, losing, rejecting and sustaining independence.

The ROPES team is seeking poetry, prose and artwork submissions on the theme. They are also seeking financial support to help cover the production costs. The students are seeking to raise €1,500 through Fund It. Donations over €15 are eligible for prizes, including crowdfunder exclusive bookmarks and a personalized thank-you in the journal itself. Donations will help showcase up-and-coming literary and artistic talent from around the globe and also support the Galway Simon Community, as all of the proceeds from ROPES will benefit this charity.

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Compántas Lir back in the city with awardwinning play

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Claregalway/Carnmore drama group, Compántas Lir, returns to Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe next week with their latest production, Proof by David Auburn.

Directed by Dermot Hession, the group will perform in Galway for three nights before embarking on the festival circuit. The experienced cast of four; Vincent Moran, Ruth O’Driscoll, Fionnuala Glynn and Eoin Mc Carthy, and an extensive backstage crew look forward to treading the boards in An Taibhdhearc from February 11-13, with tickets available from the box office:091 563600 or at www.antaibhdhearc.com

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NUI Galway announces innovative new programme to recruit research stars

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

NUI Galway has begun an international recruitment campaign to recruit 15 of the brightest emerging research stars to support the delivery of an ambitious strategy to become a top-200 research-led university by 2020.

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Mental Health Commission urged to investigate psychiatric admissions

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

A man who presented at the emergency department of UHG for psychiatric admission left the department without supervision and was missing for 36 hours.

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TitanHQ brings ‘friendly wifi’ to Mocha Beans

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Galway-based coffee chain Mocha Beans have become the first coffee shop chain in the Republic of Ireland to be accredited with the Friendly WiFi symbol and will soon be displaying the ‘Friendly WiFi’ symbol across their stores. This means that their public WiFi service has been checked and verified to meet a minimum level of content filtering making their service safe for children and young people when browsing the internet.

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Oughterard fundraiser to help people with Alzheimer’s disease

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

A fundraiser spearheaded by a Co Galway woman who lost her mother to dementia has raised €4,000 for a local Alzheimer charity.

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Simon study shows that almost all properties are priced beyond reach

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

96% of properties available to rent in Galway City are priced beyond the reach of people depending on state rent supports for their housing, a snapshot study by the Simon Communities in Ireland has found.

There was just one property available to rent in Galway City for a couple or parent with one child within Rent Supplement/Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) limits over the three day study period.

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Kids have chance to be a scientist for a day

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

NUI Galway will hold a ‘Scientist for a Day’ workshop for children aged 7 to 13 years old on Tuesday, February 16 from 10am-3pm. Organised by three science outreach initiatives based in NUI Galway, Cell EXPLORERS, Eco EXPLORERS and Kitchen Chemistry, the workshop will include a full day of science-related activities such as preparing DNA, observing colourful chemical reactions and working with live exotic animals.

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City talk on how to cope with the loss of a child

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

A national organisation, set up by a Galway couple which provides support services for bereaved parents and families, will hold a bereavement information evening in the city next week.

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‘An organisation that needs to restore the faith of its grassroots membership’

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The west has not been home to an IFA president since the 1990s when Abbey Duniry based John Donnolly was at the helm of the organisation, but the region has a big chance of producing a farm leader once again in Athenry man Joe Healy.

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Healy Eames raises 'hidden discrimination' against women for pensions

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

A homemaker PRSI credit for stay at home women and farming women, similar to a PAYE allowance, must be introduced by the next Government to end the hidden discrimination against women when it comes to qualification for the regular old age pension.

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Alzheimer information days in Galway City Library

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is holding a series of information days in the Galway City Library. They will be held on the first Friday of every month, beginning tomorrow, February 5, from 12 noon to 3pm. Advice and information for people with dementia and their families will be available on a one to one basis.

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Keep up to date with the latest travel advice on zika virus

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Irish people are being advised to take appropriate precautions if visiting Central and South America and the Caribbean. The advice comes in the wake of the World Health Organisation’s declaration of the zika virus as a public health emergency of international concern.

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Fahy Travel Worldchoice win ITAA Travel Agent of the Year 2016

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

Fahy Travel Worldchoice hs scooped a prestigious travel award after being named as the ITAA Travel Agent of the Year at the Irish Travel Industry Awards.

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Have a heavenly honeymoon with Corrib Travel

Thu, Feb 04, 2016

So you're planning your honeymoon? Congratulations! The honeymoon is an important part of the wedding experience, and a much-needed escape after months of exciting, yet exhausting wedding planning

To unlock the secrets of honeymoon bliss that will make all your friends envious, check out these tips from Corrib Travel, Abbeygate Street, Galway.

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St Nicholas' among historic Galway buildings to benefit from new investment

Tue, Feb 02, 2016

St Nicholas Collegiate Church is one of a number of historic buildings, across Galway city and county, set to benefit from Government funding of €117,000 under the built heritage investment scheme.

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Use community employment schemes to keep people in work demands Grealish

Tue, Feb 02, 2016

It costs only "a couple of hundred euro more a year" to keep people in work on a community employment scheme then to have them on Dole, and yet under current rules, people on such schemes are being forced back into unemployment once their time is up.

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