Jail for man caught robbing Annaghdown house

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

A Polish man who was caught red-handed with another man stealing €3,000 worth of jewellery from a house in Annaghdown last June, has been jailed for seven months following his appearance before Galway District Court this week.

Marcin Jawor (25), with a former address at 3 Waggots Lane, off Dominick Street, pleaded guilty to entering a premises at Barranny, Annaghdown, as a trespasser on June 25 last to commit a theft.

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Council launches Christmas Park and Ride campaign

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Shoppers from throughout Co Galway are being encouraged to avail of the Galway City Council’s Christmas Park and Ride campaign which takes in bus and rail services this year.

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Childcare conference highlights importance of play

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Child psychology expert Dr Tessa Livingstone - who is the executive producer of the BBC television series Child of Our Time - will address the sixth annual childcare conference on Saturday at the Salthill Hotel. It opens at 9.30am and will be officially launched by Mr Barry Andrews, Minister for Children and Youth affairs.

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Where does all the ‘stuff’ we buy come from?

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Although the run up to Christmas is the busiest shopping time of the year, this week shoppers are being asked to take some time out from consumerism for Buy Nothing Day 2008.

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Chamber urges shoppers to ‘Sp€nd Christmas in Galway’

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Doing your Christmas shopping in Galway will support Galway businesses, create new jobs, and save some that are at risk. This is the message behind the Sp€nd Christmas in Galway campaign.

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Christmas jail term for homeless man

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

A homeless man with a chronic alcohol problem who has been found lying inebriated on the streets of the city on many occasions over the years by Gardai, and who now suffers from unexplained blackouts, will be spending Christmas in Castlerea Prison this year.

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Does Galway really need another off-licence? asks judge

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Does Galway city need another off-licence? That was the question posed by Judge Mary Fahy at Galway District Court this week following an application by a specialist wine company to open a new off-licence in the Westside of the city.

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Fine Gael set to oppose any attempt to abolish waiver system

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Fine Gael councillors are set to “resist at every opportunity” any attempts to abolish or “water down” the waiver system for refuse collection, if any such proposal comes before the council’s budget meeting.

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FF hopefuls sweat it out waiting for interview date

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

The major question among those hoping to become Fianna Fáil candidates in the next Local Election is when are the interviews taking place. To date they have received no answer.

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Connolly slams ‘unacceptable’ delay in opening sexual assault treatment unit

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

The delay in opening a sexual assault treatment unit in the city has been described as “unacceptable” by a city councillor.

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Colaiste na Corribe ‘shafted’ by Department of Education, says Mayor

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

“A major setback to education in Galway” is how Mayor Padraig Conneely has described a decision by the Department of Education which will prevent Colaiste na Corribe building a much needed new school premises in Knocknacarra.

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Budget may include car parking charges hike

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Not only are ratepayers facing a likely increase from what could be Galway city’s toughest budget in more than 20 years, but motorists could end soon feel the pinch as well.

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St Nicholas’ Annual Christmas Fair this weekend

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church will hold its Annual Christmas Fair this Saturday from 10am to 2pm in St Patrick’s School Hall.

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Remembering a violent incident at Coole Park

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

IN MAY 1921, Margaret Gregory, widow of Lady Gregory’s son Robert, was the sole survivor of an IRA ambush at Ballyturn House, near Coole Park.

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Everton academy coach for Power Soccer

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Power Soccer has confirmed the visit of an Everton academy coach to Power Soccer School of Excellence in Galway over the weekend of January 2-4, 2009.

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Drama and literature at Coole

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Visitors to Coole Park this week can enjoy history, drama, and literature for all ages as part of the ongoing Coole Winter Programme.

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A feast of festive music for AIDS West

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Since its beginning, the AIDS West candlelit memorial service has become a firm favourite with the people of Galway and this year, the 21st anniversary of AIDS West, they will be treated to a double helping of festive music when the award-winning choir Cois Cladaigh will perform two concerts to commemorate World AIDS Day.

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Newcastle woman to face trial on cocaine charges

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

A 19-years-old woman who has been charged with dealing cocaine in the city, has been sent forward for trial to the next criminal sessions of Galway Circuit Court in January.

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Christmas with a conscience at Martine’s

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

To celebrate its Christmas with a Conscience campaign Martine’s Wine Bar is donating 100 per cent of its service charge for the month of December to Galway Simon Community, which provides accommodation and services to people in Galway who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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Good Shepherd invites the flock for a good night out

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

The Good Shepherd Parish is holding its second annual social tomorrow night (Friday 28 November), at the Castlegar Sports Complex.

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