Maree run and walk

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

The Maree 8k run and 5k fun walk will be held on Sunday (Feb 15) at 1pm in aid of improving sporting facilities in Maree.

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Travellers may mount legal challenge to council’s plan decision

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

The decision to omit halting sites from City Hall’s Traveller accommodation plan is an example of “extreme prejudice” and a “denial of Traveller’s cultural rights” which may also be open to legal challenge.

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Behave yourself, judge warns Races visitor

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

A Meath man who did not take kindly to being refused entry to a night club during the Galway Races was warned that he had better behave himself if he comes to the city again.

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Crêpes and swords in the museum for Valentine’s Day

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

An unusual mix of Breton and French food with medieval weaponry will dominate Valentine’s Day proceedings in Galway City Museum this Saturday.

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City manager set to oppose re-zoning motions

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

City manager Joe McGrath is set for a showdown with councillors next Monday over calls to rezone land at the Riverside Commercial Estate and the former Corrib Great Southern Hotel.

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Charity concert for Voices for Galway

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

The St Patrick’s Brass Band will hold a charity concert for Voices for Galway which provides speech therapy to children and adults with Down Syndrome in Galway city and county.

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No Valentine? Get Up To Date with new singles service

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

A new dating service just launched in Galway is offering singles the chance to improve their luck in love by examining their options and opportunities.

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Play at Galway Clinic highlights the importance of talking to patients about cancer pain

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

An innovative play which tackles issues surrounding cancer, such as pain and communication between doctors and patients, will be staged at the Galway Clinic on Wednesday at 7.15pm.

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Suspicious caller in Gort

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

Gardaí in Gort have warned householders in the area to beware of unsolicited callers following reports of a man calling to homes claiming to be a health worker.

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New publication offers advice on choosing child safe services

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

A new publication offering guidelines for parents and carers about choosing safe services and activities for children has been published.

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Man jailed for knife possession and resisting arrest in Eyre Square

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

A young Clare man was jailed for 11 months this week for brandishing a knife and “violently resisting” while out on temporary release.

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Galway to take part in global Twestival today

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

Galway is one of more than 175 cities around the world hosting a Twestival today (Thursday) to bring Twitter communities together for an evening of fun and raise money and awareness of global charity Charity: Water, which provides safe drinking water to communities around the world.

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Opinion divided on new home insulation scheme

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

The Government’s new home insulation scheme will either see homes throughout Galway made more energy efficient or be so under costed that fewer homes will be insulated than is hoped.

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Crypto report flawed but recommendations should still be followed says Connolly

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

The recommendations of the independent report into the cryptosporidium crisis must be followed despite it being “more concerned with protecting the institution rather than the public who suffered”.

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Camera-happy Hope challenges Mayor to ‘practice what he preaches’

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

If Mayor Padraig Conneely really believes in the idea of ‘open government’ then he should allow city council meetings be recorded for broadcast on YouTube.

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Loughrea man fined for road rage abuse and bully-boy tactic

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

A Loughrea man, accused of being abusive to a woman and using bully-boy tactics at a busy city centre roundabout, was fined a total of €500.

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Volvo Ocean Race stopover will stimulate our local economy

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

The countdown has begun in earnest for the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in May, and the organisers are calling on the city to “pull together” to showcase Galway for the long-term benefit of the local economy.

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Business Information Evening on Volvo Race to be held next week

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

Let's Do It Galway will host a Galway Volvo Ocean Race business information evening on Tuesday March 3 at 7pm at the McDonagh Building on Merchants Road

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Polish in ninety minutes

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

Polish is considered a difficult language to learn but the Granary Learning Centre is intent on proving that belief wrong with its new 90 minute short course in Polish.

The Granary Learning Centre, The Galway Irish Polish Association, and Prolog, the leading language school in Cracow have teamed up to sponsor this course.

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Galway Transportation Unit outlines its aims for 2009

Thu, Feb 12, 2009

By the end of 2009, the Galway City Council’s Galway Transportation Unit is determined that the city will see progress on the Galway City Outer Bypass, have quality bus corridors, pilot park and ride schemes, an urban traffic control system, and cycle facilities.

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