Protect the trees on Salmon Weir Bridge, says Ó Brolcháin

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

While Cllr Michael J Crowe may be ‘sick of trees’, one man who certainly isn’t is Green Cllr Niall Ó Brolcháin, who is concerned about the future of trees near the Salmon Weir Bridge.

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Cuddy raises concerns about new Oranmore roundabout

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

Oranmore Councillor Jim Cuddy has expressed serious concerns regarding the proposed location of a roundabout by Galway County Council at the Beal an Bradán bridge on the Oranmore-Maree Road, which he claims will encroach on the land and gardens of local residents.

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Sadness at death of Poor Clare sister

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

Sr Agnes Horgan of the Poor Clares Nun’s Island, died on August 21, having undergone heart surgery on the August 13.

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Renmore History Society to examine The Da Vinci Code

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

Dan Browne’s The Da Vinci Code enraged the Roman Catholic Church with claims that Christ was a married man, while historians warned that the book is not based on factual, reliable evidence.

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Perlico’s success based on customers saving money

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

From its humble beginnings in 2002, Perlico has really accelerated competition in the telecommunications industry — It is now the confirmed number one alternative to Eircom and has in the process saved its customers millions of euro every year.

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Government accused of snubbing one in six second level students

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

The needs of the most disadvantaged students in local second-level schools are not being taken seriously by the Government, Galway West’s Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson for Education has claimed.

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Couple die as blaze rips through mobile home

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

The community in Ballinasloe was in shock yesterday when they awoke to the news that a married couple had lost their lives in a fire which tore though their mobile home in the middle of the night.

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Don’t serve cheap booze during rag week - presidents’ call

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

The presidents of the GMIT and NUIG have come together to hit out at special offers on alcohol as well as extended drinking hours during rag week.

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Galway Leaving Certs among the highest achievers in the country

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Galway Leaving Cert students celebrated yesterday with most of the local secondary schools emerging with “outstanding results”.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal Connemara crash

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Gardaí have appealed to a driver, who may have witnessed the accident in which two French tourists lost their lives on Monday, to come forward.

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Ladies have to wait for another day at Ballinrobe

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Ladies’ Day, planned at Ballinrobe Racecourse this week (Monday August 11) , has been transferred to Sunday August 24, due to forecast inclement weather. While racing did go ahead on Monday, the ladies were forced to keep their stunning Ladies’ Day outfits under lock and key for another couple of weeks.

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Pearl selection to be a glittering affair

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

The face of this year’s Galway International Oyster Festival will be selected on September 11 at a glittering gala banquet to be held in tTe Ardilaun Hotel.

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Spunout.ie relaunches website

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

SpunOut.ie, a leading national youth organisation based in Galway, has undergone a major redevelopment.

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Go batty in Coole Park

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Bat enthusiasts will be pleased to know that on Saturday August 16, there will be an illustrated talk on bats held in Coole Park and Wildlife reserve, Co Galway. The talk commences at 8.30pm and will be followed shortly afterwards by a bat detecting walk throughout the grounds of Coole.

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Council should make contractors pay

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Cllr Jim Cuddy has called on the Galway County Council to recoup the full amount of funding involved in the reinstatement of roads which are damaged as a result of heavy traffic relating to the construction of the new N6.

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ELI parents launch new early language service

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Parents and former staff from the Early Language Intervention service in Oranmore have come together to launch a new community-based pre-school service to replace the company, which ceased trading recently.

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Young people of Galway asked to take control

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

A leading national youth organisation is calling on the young people of Ireland to 'take control and become active citizens'. The charity SpunOut.ie has undergone a major redevelopment and is relaunching its website to the nation.

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Oranmore gym offers new concept in weight loss

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

A new fitness facility in Oranmore is offering people the opportunity to lose weight permanently using a new system which aims to change clients’ attitudes to lifestyle, diet, and exercise.

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Biodiversity Family Day at Coole Park

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Coole Park will host an afternoon of nature-themed events for children and families later this month as part of the Galway programme of events to mark Heritage Week.

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N59 works to begin next month

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Work will begin next month on resurfacing and realigning the N59 at Roscahill. The Galway County Council has received tenders for the project and contracts are expected to be finalised in the coming weeks.

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