Travel to Ballybrit with Bus Eireann

Mon, Jul 30, 2018

The 2018 Galway Racing Festival will kicks off today Monday, July 30 until Sunday August 5 at Ballybrit Racecourse. Bus Éireann will be providing direct Special Shuttle Services for race-goers for the seven days of this hugely popular event.

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150,000 punters flock to Ballybrit as city gets €60m boost

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

150,000 punters are expected to flock to Ballybrit from Monday when the country’s most popular racing festival gets underway. With more than €2 million in prize money, the meeting will attract the cream of Irish horses and trainers, and will generate in excess of €60m for the local economy over the seven day period.

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Grealish claims 'discrimination against Galway' explains lack of minor injuries unit

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

"Effective discrimination against the people of Galway" is the explanation being put forward by TD Noel Grealish for Galway being the only city in the State without a dedicated minor injuries unit.

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Mayor calls for speedy rollout of HPV vaccine to teenage boys

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Extending the HPV vaccine, to protect against cervical cancer, to teenage boys, is a "common-sense, evidence based measure", and must be "rolled out" as soon as possible.

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Greens urge parents to vote for new secondary school to be run by Educate Together

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

This week marks the "last chance" to bring "diversity to education for teenagers" in the city and Oranmore area, with the deadline looming for the Department of Education's online survey regarding Galway's new secondary school.

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NUI Galway students' energy efficient car wins major award at Shell Eco-marathon Europe

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Engineering students from NUI Galway have won first place for technical innovation at Shell Eco-marathon Europe, the continent’s premier competition for ultra-efficient vehicles.

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Galway Labour accuses FG of 'buying off sections of the electorate' over housing

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

There is "no good public policy rationale" for promising Government spending on homes for teachers and nurses, to the exclusion of other low and moderate-income groups who would otherwise qualify for homes.

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Lydon House Catering introduces sustainable materials for the Galway Races

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Galway based company Lydon House Catering is set to introduce several initiatives during the Galway Races to divert single-use items such as coffee cups, straws, plastic cups, and plastic cutlery from landfill.

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Greens call for cost rental scheme to tackle Galway housing crisis

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Introducing a cost rental scheme for Galway would "protect renters and deliver a below market rate housing in the city", especially as the private market is "not fulfilling the needs of renters".

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‘Reimagining St. Brigid’s’ report shows consensus on site’s future, says Naughten

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The report on potential uses for the future of the St. Brigid’s campus in Ballinasloe highlights “a very clear consensus around the vision for St Brigid’s and the next step”, Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed.

The report follows Minister Naughten’s discussion based workshop as part of his project ‘Reimagining St Brigid’s’ and highlights that those who attended – State agencies as well as businesses and community representatives from throughout the area – all shared a common vision for the site and how this should be progressed.

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Poetic documentary mirroring the rich cultural heritage of South Galway wins Fleadh award

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

A poetic documentary filmed in and around Gort and mirroring the rich storytelling culture of the area, won the Best Cinematography in an Irish Feature award at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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Financial support on bin charges long overdue, says Murphy

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy is seeking clarification from the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, in relation to his announcement in 2017 for a €75 annual support on bin charges for persons with lifelong/long-term medical incontinence.

Dep Murphy said that in June 2017 an annual support of €75 on bin charges was to be introduced for persons with lifelong/long-term medical incontinence.

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Canney calls for changes to Farm Inspection regime

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Galway East deputy Seán Canney has written to the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed requesting a change to the Departmen’ts inspection regime for single farm payments.

Currently, once an inspection takes place penalties are automatically imposed on the farmer and there is no time allocated to allow the farmer address the problem.

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207 children in the West live in emergency accommodation new figures reveal

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

More than 80 families are homeless in the western region, including Galway, Mayo, and Roscommon, with 37 of these being single parent families, according to the figures released by the Department of Housing.

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Cities should be sculpted to reflect their people

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Cities should be about their people. They should have a structure that shows off their personality to those who use them. They can be welcoming, forbidding, oppressive, unhelpful, joyous, warm. They should be constructed and structured without any hindrance to ability, age, gender, ethnicity. Above all, they should say what the people of the city wants them to say. And the pursuit of this goal is what should be the objective of all who are given responsibility for creating our cities.

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After the fall — Four tonnes of boxes recycled after People’s Build

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Walsh Waste & Recycling again joined forces with Galway International Arts Festival to remove and recycle more than four tonnes of boxes used in major 2018 installations.

While thousands of people descended on Eyre Square and Waterside at the weekend to take part and witness the construction of two giant cardboard installations as part of Galway International Arts Festival 2018, one of Galway’s leading waste and recycling companies was waiting in the wings to take it all away and recycle it.

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Water restrictions hit all three Aran Islands

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Inis Meáin became the last of the Aran Islands to have water restrictions imposed this week. All three islands now have restrictions in place from 8pm to 8am daily in a bid to conserve water during drought conditions.

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MADRA working to save surviving abandoned pups

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

MADRA has asked people not to support the puppy industry following the discovery of 16 dehydrated and malnourished pups near Athenry last week.

Nine of the pups — a mixture of harrier hounds, boxers and spaniel cross puppies, aged between eight and 12 weeks — have died since they were found in an abandoned horsebox in Ballydavid, Athenry, on Tuesday July 17.

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Record numbers attend GIAF18 and there is still more to see

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Record numbers have been attending the Galway International Arts Festival over the past 10 days and there is still lots more to see before the curtain comes down on GIAF18 this Sunday evening.

The Festival Garden in Eyre Square has proven a very popular development with the public, as locals, visitors, young, and old enjoy its relaxed atmosphere, food, and pop-up performances. Entrance to the Festival Garden is free and it is open from 10am to 10pm until Sunday. Also in the square is the Miracoco Luminarium, which finishes this Saturday. The replica of the moon is on view at the Human Biology building at NUI Galway and it will re-appear on the streets this weekend.

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Galway Bay Swim sees swimmers cross the bay for Cancer Care West

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim took place on Saturday July 21 raising close on €120,000 for Cancer Care West.

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