Irish businesses back Ireland’s Volvo entry

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Just a week before the world’s greatest ocean race begins, Ireland’s entry, the Green Dragon, has been handed a major financial boost.

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Carpenter fined more than €1,000 for assault at party

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

A carpenter was fined more than €1,000 after assaulting another man at a house party.

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Learn more about breast and cervical cancers at Tuam information evening

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

A free informal health information evening focusing on breast and cervical cancers, two of the most prevalent affecting women, will take place on Tuesday night at 8pm upstairs at the West Wing restaurant, Galway Road, Tuam.

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Witnesses sought following Bushypark crash

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward following a road accident in Bushy Park last month.

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Inter-personal difficulties will not stop Mayor’s Awards

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The Mayor’s Awards will be going ahead as planned and nothing will be getting in the way of honouring the work of community groups and individuals in the city, according to Mayor of Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely.

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Concert in aid of Abbey roof fund

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

ST PATRICK’S Brass Band will perform a concert in the Abbey Church, Francis Street, this Saturday at 8.15pm in aid of the Franciscan Abbey Roof Restoration Fund.

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Woman wages holy war on gardai

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

A woman who started a holy war with gardai by throwing pictures at them including that of the Sacred Heart was granted bail at Galway District Court this week.

Ellen Moran (69) with an address at 152 An Sean Bhaile, Doughiska, was brought before Judge Mary Fahy last Monday charged with being intoxicated in a public place, threatening and abusive behaviour, and with the criminal damage of a Sacred Heart picture, on September 29, 2008, at the above address.

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Local author says overweight people eat too quickly

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Up to 99.9 per cent of people who are overweight eat too quickly. That is the opinion of local author, therapist and trainer Diarmuid Lavelle whose new book The Sensual Slimmer has just hit the bookshelves.

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Connolly condemns O’Ceidigh’s ‘sinister’ remarks on water crisis

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

“Biased, unhelpful”, “positively dangerous”, and “sinister” is how Independent Cllr Catherine Connolly has described recent remarks by Padraig O’Ceidigh, blaming city councillors for the lead water crisis.

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Only replacing lead pipes and water quality guarantee will ease minds, says Healy Eames

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The Environment Minister needs to firmly commit to the replacement of 3kms of lead pipes in Old Mervue and guarantee the quality of water in order to put the minds of Galway residents at ease and restore confidence, according to Fine Gael Senator Fidelma Healy Eames.

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Beware of bogus water testers warns Walsh

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Fine Gael Cllr Brian Walsh is warning the public to beware of potential bogus water testers claiming to be from the Galway City Council or the HSE and to always ask for ID before letting anyone into the house.

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New Dublin Road outbound bus lane should ‘significantly reduce journey times’

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Work has begun on a new outbound bus lane along the Dublin Road, extending from Moneenageisha to the Renmore Road junction. Works will take up to 16 weeks but when completed, the new lane should significantly reduce journey times along the route.

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Galway Rape Crisis Centre takes four helpline calls each day!

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The Galway Rape Crisis Centre responded to 1,322 helpline calls, dealt with 256 new clients and delivered prevention and awareness training to more than a 1,000 people last year.

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AIB Better Ireland Programme awards €90,000 to children’s groups in Galway

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Nine children’s groups in Galway have topped the local vote in AIB’s Better Ireland Programme. They have each received a donation of €10,000 from AIB branches in their area.

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Galway seeks new traffic lights system to ease traffic flow

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The Galway City Council is to apply to the Department of Transport for funding to establish and operate an urban traffic control system which will allow a freer flowing of traffic in the city.

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Gort to name its People of the Year

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The first Gort People of the Year Awards will take place later this month.

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Drum school at Brigit’s Garden

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

A DAY of tribal drumming and singing will take place at Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, this Sunday with Buladh Chroi community drum circle.

The worshop will be a journey into rhythm and song in a fun and relaxed environment, and no previous drumming experience is necessary. It starts at 10.30am and finishes at 6.30pm.

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Galway cycling loses a great friend

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The Galway cycling community is mourning the loss of one of the west’s most well known enthusiasts and charity fundraisers.

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Man ‘lunges’ at girlfriend after barricading sitting room

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

A local man, who threatened to stab anyone who came near him, violently “lunged” at his girlfriend after attempting to obstruct gardai by barricading his parents’ sitting room, the Galway District Court heard this week.

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Padraig Conneely to indulge his inner poet

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

While Labour TD Michael D Higgins is known as a very fine poet, the Mayor of Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely will be reciting verse and stanza for National Poetry Day.

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