Shop windows dress to impress during Oyster Festival

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Entries are now being accepted for the ‘Galway Shop Window of the Festival 2008’ as part of the 54th Galway International Oyster Festival.

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Protect pedestrians on ‘treacherous’ Coolough road, says O’Flaherty

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Until improvements are made to the “treacherous” Coolough road, the Galway City Council must put road safety signs in place as the safety of pedestrians using this road is “of paramount importance”.

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Charity begins in the workplace as companies opt to sample the monster feast

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Christmas has always been a time for giving, and now so is October! This year a number of innovative Galway employers have decided to give their employees a party to remember, and help save the lives of hundreds of orphans in the process.

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Family day to raise awareness about maternity care issues in Galway

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

The Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMS) Ireland West will hold its first annual family day at the Galway City Museum on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm.

It will include storytelling with Eddie Lenihan, music, a colouring contest, Indian head massages for adults, prizes and more.

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Gort basketball club may fold unless adults come forward to help

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Gort’s long established basketball club is considering closing its courts to youngsters.

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Bush drinkers get slap on wrist

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Two men were given a slap on the wrist and a fine for noisily bush drinking near a residential area, while people were getting up for work, and for being old enough to know better.

Michael Burke (21) with an address at 16 Claremont Park, Rahoon, appeared at Galway District Court last Monday charged with being intoxicated in a public place on August 20, 2008. His co-accused, Colm McDonagh (22) with an address at 60 The Baily, Circular Road, Galway, and who was charged with the same offence, did not appear in court.

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Two tents see relations between Arts fest and Sawdocs get too tense

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A war of words and claims and counterclaims have broken out between the Galway Arts Festival, Saw Doctors manager Ollie Jennings, and Fianna Fáil Cllr Michael J Crowe over the Saw Doctors’ summer concerts in Galway city.

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Nurses protest outside UHG over failure to implement shorter hours agreement

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

More than 100 nurses staged a lunchtime demonstration outside University Hospital Galway on Monday in protest over the fact that a shorter working week - due to be put in place in June - has not been implemented at UHG and Merlin Park hospitals.

The nurses, all members of the Irish Nurses’ Organisation, are “angry” and “frustrated” that they are still working 39 hours instead of the new 37.5 working week which came about after the national nurses’ dispute of 2007.

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Dust off your old bike for Chernobyl

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

The fourth annual cycle and climb to Croagh Patrick for Chernobyl Aid Ireland will take place on September 21 - after poor weather caused its postponement two months ago.

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Athenry Musical Society auditions for Seussical

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

THE ATHENRY Musical Society will hold an information night and audition for its next show Seussical - a musical adaptation of the books of Dr Seuss.

The information night takes place on Wednesday September 24 at 8pm upstairs in Keanes Bar, Athenry. Auditions for Seussical take place on Saturday 27 from 2pm also in Keanes Bar. All are welcome to attend.

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Fahey says new childhood immunisation schedule will benefit babies

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

New babies are set to benefit from a new childhood immunisation schedule recommended by the Royal College of Physicians, according to local Fianna Fail TD Frank Fahey.

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Two months for jumping over Galway Races turnstiles and abusing gardai

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A Kerry man will have to spend an extra two months in jail for jumping over turnstiles at the Galway Races and verbally abusing pursuing gardai.

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Two baby seals to be sent home on Sunday

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Two harbour seal pups will be released from Tracht beach near Kinvara this Sunday September 21.

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Man rams into taxi and Garda car in high speed chase through city

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A non-national who rammed into the back of taxi before leading gardai on a dangerous high speed chase through the city has been jailed for 18 months and disqualified from driving for 10 years.

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Parents and teenagers urged to learn more dangers of drugs

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Tuam Joint Policing Committee will host a drugs awareness information night at the Mercy Secondary School from 8pm to 9.30pm on Tuesday.

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Table quiz to aid local heart charity

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A table quiz in aid of the local heart charity Croi will take place at the Huntsman on Tuesday at 8pm.

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Award winning missionary priest to visit city

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A benefit evening to raise funds for the PREDA Foundation will take place at the Western Hotel, Prospect Hill tonight (Thursday) at 9pm.

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‘Angry’ man fined for racial abuse of UHG cleaning staff

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A Galway man with a history of anger issues was fined €700 at Galway District Court this week for hurling abuse and “racial comments” at cleaning staff at University Hospital Galway.

David Murphy (44) with an address at Apartment 1, 31 Griffin Road, Galway, was charged with threatening and abusive behaviour and failure to obey the orders of Garda Maria Freelay at UHG on April 27, 2008.

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Man breaks jaw of ex-partner’s new boyfriend

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A man received a broken jaw after being violently assaulted by his girlfriend’s ex-partner who was ordered to pay €4,000 in compensation and narrowly escaped jail when he appeared at Galway District Court this week.

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St Nicholas’ coffee morning for Galway Hospice

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

St Nicholas Collegiate Church will be one of the many venues in Galway city this Saturday holding a coffee morning in aid of the Galway Hospice.

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