Forget the bypass and look at less costly transport solutions says Ó Brolcháin

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

Planning for Galway city’s future transport needs must move away from the “negative pro and anti bypass debate” and towards a more productive, solutions based, approach.

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Start the New Year by learning Irish

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

If one of your goals for 2009 is to learn Irish from scratch, improve the Irish you have, or to gain an internationally recognised qualification in the language, than Conradh na Gaeilge has the courses for you.

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Galway Arts Centre’s 2009 exhibitions

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

THE GALWAY Arts Centre will continue to bring Galwegians challenging artworks and exhibitions throughout 2009 and its spring programme will focus on solo exhibitions by Irish and other northern European artists.

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FAI’s John Delaney to turn the first sod on new Oughterard AFC

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

Football is to get a major boost in the Oughterard area as Oughterard AFC will officially launch its new sports pitches and facilities on Thursday January 15 at 2.30pm.

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Galway road crash survivor honoured

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

Brain damaged after a serious road collision Galway man Micilin Feeney has worked tirelessly to promote road safety awareness across the country and now those efforts have been officially recognised by the Road Safety Authority (RSA).

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Young offender warned of criminal future

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

A young man, charged with public order offences, was warned to sort himself out or else he would be travelling in a prison van the next time he turns up in court.

Dara Lynch (18) with an address at 39 Gleann Na Ri, Galway, appeared before Judge Mary Fahy at Galway District Court last Monday and pleaded guilty to being intoxicated in a public place and failing to obey Garda orders at Eglinton Street on November 30, 2008, as well as being intoxicated in a public place at Eyre Square on December 5, 2008.

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League-leaders — Galway on top as it becomes Ireland’s cleanest city

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

The Galway City Council started 2009 on a high note with the announcement this week that Galway has been voted Ireland’s cleanest city in the latest Irish Business Against Litter League results.

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Claddagh man jailed after savage pit bull attack

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

A Claddagh man was sentenced to one month in jail at Galway District Court this week after a pit bull terrier he had been walking savagely attacked another dog, causing “horrific” injuries.

Jason Shaughnessy with an address at 5 Claddagh Place was summoned to appear before Judge Mary Fahy last Monday where he pleaded guilty to being a person in charge of dog and permitting it to be in the Claddagh area while unaccompanied and while not under effectual control, contrary to Section 9 and 27 of the Control of Dogs Act 1986.

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Get the year off to a fit start at the Ardilaun Leisure Club

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

The Ardilaun Leisure Club is the perfect choice for getting fit for 2009, and should be top of everyone’s list to join, as a New Years Resolution. Now in its tenth year, The Ardilaun Leisure Club goes from strength to strength and offers its members and guests even more facilities and activities from whihc to choose.

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Extend Newcastle bus route says Cameron

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

Extending the Newcastle bus route will not only encourage people to not alone use public transport but it will be make life easier for the elderly, disabled, and women with buggies.

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AirSpeed Telecom wins contract to provide back-up network for BreastCheck

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

AirSpeed Telecom, the telecommunications company which operates a nationwide licensed wireless radio transmission network, has been awarded a three-year contract to provide a back-up network for BreastCheck, the national breast cancer screening service.

BreastCheck provides free breast x-rays (mammograms) to women aged 50 to 64 years on a two yearly cycle. The National Cancer Screening Service, which runs BreastCheck, has contracted AirSpeed Telecom to provide a resilient back-up network to support its screening service.

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Anne of Coole Park

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

I brought her a bag of apples on our first ‘date’. Not very romantic, I hear you say. True. And not very generous. Also true (Tesco special offer – one pound for a ‘family bag’). I was merely continuing a tradition. She was Anne Gregory and during her childhood at Coole Park, “every year John Quinn, Grandma’s great friend in New York, used to send a great case of apples to us.” So it is recorded in Anne’s beautiful book Me and Nu, Childhood at Coole. ‘Nu’ was Anne’s sister, Catherine. If you haven’t read Me and Nu, treat yourself to a copy for the New Year. It is still in print after nearly 40 years.

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Rahan and Lackagh the big winners

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

Rahan Mummers from Co Offaly retained their title as champions in the senior event at New Inn Mummers’ Festival last weekend, while Lackagh Junior Mummers were the big winners in the junior event.

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Oranmore/Maree to honour its best with community awards

Thu, Jan 08, 2009

The Maree/Oranmore Juvenile Soccer Club is seeking nominations for the Oranmore/Maree Community Awards.

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What’s another year?

Tue, Dec 30, 2008

The Pope’s children are 30. As 2009 dawns it will be 30 years since the Pope went around the Racecourse in Ballybrit and told the young people of Ireland that he loved them. But the young people at Ballybrit were not the Pope’s children. The young people of Ballybrit in 1979 are anything from 45 to 55 now. They were well able to cheer and clap and sing loudly in 1979. The Pope’s children are a different generation.

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Mother fined for fight at christening

Tue, Dec 30, 2008

A 26-year-old mother who hit the drink at her baby’s christening and then hit another woman during a “fracas” in Salthill was fined €500 at Galway District Court last Monday.

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Connolly slams lack of tree preservation policy at city council

Tue, Dec 30, 2008

The absence of a tree preservation and replacement policy at the Galway City Council is of great concern and is detrimental to the city’s green enviroment.

That is the opinion of city councillor Catherine Connolly who said the recent decision by the council to cut down four mature beech and chestnut trees at the entrance to Wellpark Grove on the Monivea Road highlighted in a very acute way the absence of a tree preservation and/or replacement policy in the city.

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Local student awarded Bank of Ireland scholarship

Tue, Dec 30, 2008

Galway student Conor Keane, who is studying Civil Law at NUI Galway has been awarded a prestigious Bank of Ireland scholarship. It is one of 80 new scholarships for third level education valued at over €1m.

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Want to win a copy of the Irish Racing Yearbook?

Tue, Dec 30, 2008

Ruby Walsh adorns the cover of the Irish Racing Yearbook 2009, published this week — and the Galway Advertiser is giving away copies to racing fans in an end of year competition.

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Man fined for abuse of gardai

Tue, Dec 30, 2008

A man who abused gardai when they arrived at his house to sort out a domestic row was fined €500 at Galway District Court recently.

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