City and county council funding cut by more than fifty per cent since 2011

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

New figures on the funding of Local Authorities released by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirm that the Galway city and county councils have taken an overall funding cut of 52 per cent since 2011.

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Grealish urges City Hall to give priority to housing regeneration projects

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The Galway City Council is being urged totreat as “urgent” projects which involve the provision of housing that was allocated funding under a Government regeneration scheme this week.

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Soc Dem candidate accuses council of 'apathy' over illegal dumping

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The Galway City Council has been accused of "apathy" and a "lack of action" over the issue of illegal dumping, with a local election candidate claiming that such dumping is "spiralling out of hand".

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Even the rodents love Galway as county named second most infested

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

It’s not only humans who like living in Galway — rodents are also attracted by the lifestyle.

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€6.31 million allocated for Galway city projects

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The Martin Roundabout on the old Dublin Road, and cycling and pedestrian infrastructure on the east side of the city, are set to benefit from funding of €6.31 million, which was announced this week.

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New City Regions Ireland group outlines eight

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

A new group entitled City Regions Ireland was launched yesterday with the aim of bringing together the Chambers of Commerce of Galway, Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Waterford — Ireland’s five cities as identified by the National Planning Framework, Ireland 2040.

The grouping was formalised and met with the Minister for Housing, Planning and Urban Development Eoghan Murphy TD last evening to outline what is needed to safeguard an ambitious urban future for Ireland’s city regions.

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Galway Lions seek Christmas spirit in support of radio auction

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Mayor Niall McNelis and Bishop of Galway Brendan Kelly helped Galway Lions Club launch its annual Radio Auction at the Galway Bay FM Studios this week.

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NUI Galway Medical Orchestra perform concert in aid of Cancer Care West

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

NUI Galway’s Medical Orchestra will present a varied and rich programme of work to include the premiere of a five-minute original piece of music entitled Vena Vitae, as part of the Arts in Action 2018-2019 programme. The concert is in aid of Cancer Care West and takes place on Wednesday, 5 December at 6pm in the O’Donoghue Centre at NUI Galway.

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Family and leisure pursuits top quality of life indicators

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

by mary O’Connor

Family and leisure pursuits topped the list of quality of life indicators in a recent study carried out among heart patients.

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Learn more about connective tissue disorder at NUI Galway awareness day this morning

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

A 20-year-old Co Galway woman, who was diagnosed with a complex connective tissue disorder earlier this year, will hold an awareness day at NUI Galway today (Thursday) from 10am to 4pm.

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Ballybane Christmas Fayre to be held next week

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The Ballybane Taskforce, a group of stakeholders working together to promote and support the area of Ballybane, will hold a Christmas Fayre on Saturday December 8 from 11am to 3pm in the Ballybane Community Resource Centre.

The Fayre will be an exciting community day where local people, alongside others from town and country, will provide an interesting array of food and crafts.

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Harvey Norman creates over 50 new jobs in Galway!

Tue, Nov 27, 2018

Harvey Norman creates over 50 new jobs in Galway and finds a home in the West. Thursday, 15th November 2018. Harvey Norman Ireland announces the creation of over 50 new jobs in their new Galway store next year. The retailer has been searching for the perfect location in Galway for a number of years, with their online sales in that region indicating that the demand is there for the appliances, technology and interiors retailer. The Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra, Galway is the perfect location for the retailer; the park is thriving and has a catchment population of 153,828.

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€6.31 million allocated for Galway city projects

Mon, Nov 26, 2018

The Martin Roundabout on the old Dublin Road, and cycling and pedestrian infrastructure on the east side of the city, are set to benefit from funding of €6.31 million, which was announced this morning.

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Work on 200 new homes for Barna to start within weeks

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Work is due to start within weeks on a major new housing development for Barna, after it received the green light this week. Planning permission was granted for the 197-unit residential development by Burkeway Homes on an 18-acre site just 500m from the village.

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Galway 2020 signs agreement with Government to ensure State money is ‘spent effectively and responsibly’

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

A performance delivery agreement has been signed between the Department of Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, and Galway 2020, setting out the roles and responsibilities of the Department and Galway 2020 company, while also facilitating State funding for Galway 2020.

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TD critical of city hospital’s handling of TB outbreak

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

At least 12 employees at University Hospital Galway, including nurses and care staff, have contracted latent tuberculosis from a patient who was diagnosed with the active form of the condition at the facility earlier this year.

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Spanish Arch to be lit red to show racism the red card

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

The Spanish Arch will be lit in red tomorrow evening [Friday November 23] as part of a nation-wide series of events to ‘Show Racism the Red Card’, and the Galway Anti Racism Network is calling on the public to attend the event.

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Public meeting on ‘Keep the National Maternity Hospital religion-free’

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Abortion Access Campaign West will host a public meeting, entitled Keep the National Maternity Hospital Religion-Free, on Monday November 26 at 7.30pm in Richardson’s, Eyre Square.

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Galway artist creates unique sculpture for GOAL arts project

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

A unique piece of art created by a Galway sculptor will be exhibited at Galway’s Portershed Gallery next week as part of a public arts fundraising campaign for the charity GOAL.

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Newly-found sharks to feature at Galway Science and Tech Exhibition

Thu, Nov 22, 2018

The Marine Institute, based in Oranmore, hit the media headlines internationally, featuring in The Guardian, The Times, SKY News, BBC and Fox News, after about the incredible discovery of Ireland’s very own rare deep-water shark nursery in Irish waters, 200 miles off the west coast of Ireland. The find is being hailed as a “eureka” moment — the biggest shark nursery ever found in Irish waters.

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