Jail for Salthill man who took upskirt photos with mobile phone

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

A total of seven months jail was imposed this week on a young Salthill man who used his mobile phone to take photos under the skirts of two women, indecently touched another woman on the prom, and viciously assaulted a security guard after fleeing a city centre chemist.

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Galway to Limerick trains by next May

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

It has been announced this week that the new Galway to Limerick direct train service will be up and running by May 2009.

This is upon completion of the €106.5 million redevelopment of the Ennis-Athenry line, phase one of the wider Western Rail Corridor project under Transport 21.

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Claregalway to get switched on

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The new traffic lights in Claregalway village are to be switched on tomorrow, September 12, much to the relief of residents and long suffering motorists.

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Quest for honey mustard chicken sandwich saw Inverin student get hot at McDonalds

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

One drunken Leaving Cert student was ‘loving it’ at McDonald’s a little too much when he became verbally abusive to staff in demanding his honey mustard chicken sandwich.

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St Patrick's Brass Band seeks new members

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The St Patrick’s Brass Band is seeking new members for its junior and adult classes.

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Man found with knife during city pub dispute

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

A Galway man, who became embroiled in an altercation at a city centre pub, had no recollection of the incident or of concealing a stainless steel knife after consuming a cocktail of alcohol and valium, the Galway District Court heard this week.

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Fas applies for major changes to Mervue premises

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Under-fire training agency FAS have is showing no ill-effects of the government cutback with an application this week to carry out major development works at its premises in Mervue.

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Mulhollands to open betting office in Doughiska

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The chain of betting shops in the John Mulholland group is set to continue with another one planned to open on the outskirts of Galway city.

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Holocaust survivor to address NUI Galway Law Society

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Nobel Peace prize winner and Holocaust survivor Professor Elie Wiesel will deliver an address via video link at NUI Galway next Wednesday at 7pm.

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Gormley guidelines will not stop flood plain development, warns Higgins

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

New planning guidelines from the Environment Minister John Gormley will not prevent councillors from zoning flood plains for development, Labour TD Michael D Higgins has warned.

Dep Higgins said the guidelines will give better guidance to local authority officials but when it comes to councillors, the guidelines will not be binding.

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St Nicholas’ to hold candlelight vigil to remember lives lost to suicide

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church will hold a candlelight vigil on Thursday September 18 at 8pm as part of events around World Suicide Prevention Day.

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Galway Arts Festival ‘surprised’ at Crowe’s flap

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The Galway Arts Festival said it is “surprised at the outburst” of Fianna Fáil Cllr Michael J Crowe regarding the Festival Big Top and The Saw Doctors.

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The Russian enigma that is the future of Noel Grealish and the PDs

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”

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Let’s jazz it up at the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival this Sunday

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of jazz, dance and entertainment at the Oyster Festival marquee on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

Savour the atmosphere as jazz melodies fill the air and you enjoy a complimentary bowl of delicious seafood chowder and a heart-warming Irish coffee. If your “home chef” is on a well deserved day off, why not avail of the sumptuous carvery lunch available for purchase in the seated dining area.

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Dangerous driver videotaped ‘drifting’ at roundabout, court hears

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

A dangerous driver, who was fined and disqualified from driving for 12 months this week, was not aware that a concerned citizen had videotaped him “drifting” around a roundabout, the Galway District Court heard.

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Windsor Motors applies to build new car salesroom

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The Ballybrit-based Windsor Motor Group has applied for permission to construct a new car salesroom at its premises on the Monivea Road.

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Council defers webcasting of city meetings

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Members of the Galway City Council this week deferred the idea of broadcasting their monthly council meetings for the public at large to view because they said the cost is too high and the time is not right.

The €30,000 project that would see the monthly city council meetings broadcast live on the internet was put on hold this week after council members voiced their concerns over whether the cost of such a venture could be afforded at this time.

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Penny in line to be named top pussy in Ireland

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

In preparation for World Animal Week, hundreds of proud owners have entered their pets into Pedigree and Whiskas search for Ireland’s best loved dog and cat.

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Galway Surfers to paddle the prom to support the lifeboats

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The Galway Surfers group will take to the water in Salthill this Sunday at 3pm for Paddle on the Prom, an event to raise much-needed funds for the Galway Lifeboats.

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Two men released following explosives seizure

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Two men who were brought in for questioning by gardai in relation to the seizure of nearly 18kg of industrial explosives in Oranmore last weekend have been released without charge and a file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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