Get ready for Apocolopolis on Sunday

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The city of Apocolopolis is a non-stop capital that spins, flashes, beeps, and thrives under the benign rule of King Du Washawanna and his wife Queen Free. Yet this happy existence will come under threat in a manner most unexpected.

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Galway Bay Swim renamed in memory of Frances Thornton

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West has been renamed the Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim 2008 and takes place on Saturday August 9.

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Meditation evening in The Bridge Mills

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The Vedas are among the most ancient of Indian writings but offer profound insights into the human condition, psychology, ethics, and spirituality.

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Tell Sarkozy to respect our No vote, says Galway group

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The suggestion by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that the Irish would have to vote on again on Lisbon has met with an angry response in Ireland and left many questioning the EU’s commitment to democracy.

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Fines on the double for uninsured paver

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Driving on two occasions without insurance cost a Ballybane man €1,000 in fines at Galway District Court this week.

Jimmy Cleary, of Fana Glas, Ballybane, Galway, was lucky though that Judge Eamon O’Brien decided not to disqualify him from driving as well, after hearing he had taken out insurance since these offences were detected.

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Arts festival’s ‘colourful and mesmerising’ impact on Galway celebrated at launch

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Galway’s arts community turned out in force on Monday evening for the official launch of this year’s Galway Arts Festival. Augmenting the large assembly of local festival devotees were visiting artists such as musicians Philip Glass and Richard Hawley, playwright Enda Walsh, and artist Ruth McHugh, all of whom feature in this year’s exciting programme.

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White flag raised for the races...

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

It’s all systems go for the Galway Races which get under way on Monday week July 28 and run until the following Sunday August 3.

Groundstaff and officials have been beavering away all week to ensure that the course looks in fine form for the showpiece of the racing calendar in Ireland.

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Clamp down on neglectful landlords , says O’Flaherty

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The days of landlords being allowed to neglect their properties and let them to fall into disrepair are coming to an end as new standards to regulate the private rented sector are due to come into force.

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When Irish monks led the way in maths and science

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Ireland was the intellectual powerhouse of the Mediaeval era, excelling not only in the field of art and philosophy but also in mathematics - a fact which will be examined at a conference in NUI, Galway this weekend.

From the sixth to the 11th centuries, Ireland was a dynamic and expanding society. Irish clans established colonies in Wales and south west England, while in Scotland they expand into the Highlands and gave birth to Scottish Gaelic culture.

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Galway Zimbabweans remain fearful for their country’s future

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Zimbabwe is in turmoil. Robert Mugabe has won another presidential election amid allegations of vote rigging, intimidation, and violence against opposition politicians. African nations will not act. Western governments are divided on what to do.

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Driver didn’t know holding mobile was an offence

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

A motorist didn’t realise that simply holding his mobile phone in his hand while driving was an offence, when he appeared before Galway District Court this week charged with the offence.

Alan Connolly, Feaghbeg, Eyrecourt, Ballinasloe was not in court when Garda Liam Kelly gave evidence of seeing him holding the phone in his right hand while driving at Tuam Road, Galway, on February 9 last.

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Just hand over the bras, girls

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Cancer Care West in conjunction with Mayo Cancer Support Association has set about the task of collecting 120,000 bras and forming an unbroken chain which will be in excess of 70 miles long.

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TV thief has year to prove he won’t ‘step out of line’

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

A man who stole a television from Dunnes Stores and sold it on to have money for Christmas was remanded on bail for a year to see how he behaves himself in the meantime, following his appearance before Galway District Court this week.

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Dublin Transport Office chief executive to address Galway Transport Forum

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The director of the Dublin Transportation Office John Henry, will make a presentation to the major transport stakeholders in Galway next week.

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Samaritans to highlight depression with shop window display

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Boots will play host to a live performance highlighting depressing and suicidal thoughts as part of the Samaritans’ national fundraising event next week.

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Arden and D’Arcy to read at Westside Library

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The multi-award winning playwright, novelist, and short story writer John Arden, and the film maker, activist, and playwright Margarette D’Arcy will read from their work at the Westside Library next week.

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Former Tuam drug dealer must reduce his intake of methadone

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

A former Tuam drug dealer and heroin addict, who was caught with almost €25,000 worth of drugs in his car and at his apartment last year, has been given until November by a circuit court judge to reduce his intake of methadone before a prison sentence is imposed.

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