19th century Lunacy Act prevents my daughter from buying a house, says mother

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The mother of a 24-year-old woman with Down syndrome claims young people with disabilities “are out in the cold” and “on their own” when they turn 18.

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Shortage of youth mental health staff in west is shocking says Ó Clochartaigh

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Sinn Féin senator, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, says that it is shocking that the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) teams under the auspices of the HSE in Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon have only just over half of the staff they need to fulfil their duties

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Sean Kelly to lead cycle from Galway to Dublin for COPD Support Ireland

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Locals are being urged to come out in force tomorrow Friday June 23 to support a 50-strong group of cycling enthusiasts who are gearing up to take off from Galway as part of a cycling challenge in aid of COPD Support Ireland. The “Get Breathless for COPD” charity cycle from Galway to Dublin, which is supported by A. Menarini and led by legendary cycling champion Seán Kelly, will see the riders get up close and personal with the people and the places of Galway city and county like never before.

COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is perhaps better known as bronchitis or emphysema, and is where the airways of the lungs are narrower than normal, leading to airflow obstruction and difficulty breathing. It is the fourth most common cause of death in Ireland after heart disease, lung cancer and stroke.

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Number of patients treated on trolleys at UHG almost doubles over last year

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

More than 600 patients were treated on trolleys in the UHG’s emergency department in May this year - an increase of 92 per cent from 349 in May 2016 - a statistic a Galway TD has described as “scandalous”.

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KD Autoparts celebrate 18 years on the road — keeping your car on the road

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

When you’ve practised hard for your driving test, the last thing you want is to be let down by your car on the day. So to make sure it is ship-shape, you need to call in the experts. And the undisputed experts in this field are KD Autoparts who this week celebrate their 18th birthday.

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Specsavers Headford Road, the place to go for all your eyecare needs

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Having a health-related examination can be an unsettling prospect for some. At an eye test for example, people will often have worries that their sight is deteriorating and young children can sometimes be nervous about the whole examination process itself.

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The west’s women in STEM to take research to the streets for Soapbox Science

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

n Galway next month will see a dozen female scientists from around the west of Ireland give presentations on their research on the streets of the city.

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Galway politicians invited to attend seminar on crisis in Early Years childcare sector

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Elected representatives in Galway have been invited to attend a seminar on the crisis in the Early Years childcare sector hosted by the SIPTU Big Start Campaign in the SIPTU Offices, Forster Court, Galway, on Thursday, June 29 at 7.00 p.m.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

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What a fantastic event the Galway Garden Festival at Claregalway Castle has become

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

What a thoroughly enjoyable eclectic event this has become — The 2017 Galway Garden Festival will take place on Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2, at Claregalway Castle. This will be the eighth year of an unique and charming garden event which has developed a national profile. It will showcase a wonderful gathering of the very best of rare and special plant traders from all over Ireland, present a programme of expert talks, a fine artisan food and crafts arena including the best of ‘Made in Galway’, as well as a host of musical entertainment and open-air performance.

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Remembering the people’s poet

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Patrick Kavanagh never spoke about poetry or literature to his friends. The Monaghan born poet and novelist, who grew up on a small farm, was more inclined to talk about everyday news, politics, Marilyn Monroe, horse racing, and goodlooking, rich women or medical students who caught his eye. And there were quite a few of these!

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Public’s views sought on new speed limits for county roads

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Proposals for new speed limits on national primary and secondary roads, and regional and local roads, in County Galway, are available for public consultation. Cllr Jim Cuddy is calling on people to make their views known.

Following a long campaign, the Galway County Council has begun a review of speed limits on county roads. The proposals are going out for public consultation and the Garda and Transport Infrastructure Ireland will also be consulted.

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Jes legal eagles to spread wings at world mock trials

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Following their impressive performance at the National Mock trials at the Criminal Courts of Justice, The Jes legal eaglets are hoping to fly to New York to compete in the Empire World Mock Trial competition. The team is now preparing for the competition which takes place in November.

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Number of patients treated on trolleys at UHG almost doubles over last year

Tue, Jun 20, 2017

More than 600 patients were treated on trolleys in UHG's emergency department in May this year - an increase of 92 per cent from 349 in May 2016 - a statistic a Galway TD has described as "scandalous".

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Ó Cuív accuses Government of 'refusing to allocate funds' for small rural roads in Galway

Mon, Jun 19, 2017

A Galway TD has accused the new Minister for Rural and Community Affairs, Michael Ring, of "refusing to allocate money" under the CLÁR programme for the repair of small rural access roads leading to "hundreds of homes across Galway and Mayo".

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Galway to mark World Refugee Day

Mon, Jun 19, 2017

World Refugee Day takes place tomorrow, Tuesday June 20, and will be marked in Galway on with a series of events including talks, an information stand, and a music and food afternoon.

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Don't fence me in — Blackrock swimmers alarmed by proposed handrails for bathing site

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

All year round swimmers and users of Blackrock beach are alarmed by proposals for an extensive network of handrails to be constructed around the site and its changing facilities, and they are appealing to the public to support their opposition to such measures.

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Underfunding of UHG maternity services inflating waiting lists says Farrell

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The numbers of women on long-term waiting lists for gynaecology services at University Hospital Galway, has jumped by almost a third in the past two years, with more than 1,100 currently on in-patient and out-patient waiting lists for varying periods.

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More than €460,000 allocated by Minister Kyne to improve road network on Galway's islands

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources, Seán Kyne has allocated more than €460,000 for the improvement works on Galway’s islands.

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Making a difference — Galway doctor at the forefront of war, disasters and epidemics

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

EAMON FALLER is a Galway doctor working with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Homa Bay, Kenya. Eamon has been based in the country for the past six weeks and will stay on until December.

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