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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Healthy walk for World Heart Day on ‘Bofin

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The Inishbofin island committee are organising a World Heart Day loop walk for the Irish Heart Foundation on Sunday next Oct 5.

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Chance for Galway businesses to interact with digital media minds

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The Mathematics and Computing department at GMIT is inviting interested local businesses and the general public to a Digital Media (web based design) Open day to be held in the Digital Media Computer Centre at Cluann Mhuire.

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When did council first know about lead in the water asks Ó Brolcháin?

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Claim and counterclaim has raged between City Hall and Green Cllr Niall Ó Brolcháin over when the Galway City Council first knew about lead exceedences in the water and when figures for those exceedences were released.

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Pub noise keeps language students awake, court hears

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

The owner of a language school has been losing business because excessive noise emanating from a late night bar next door has been disrupting students’ sleep, the Galway District Court heard this week after an objection was made to the renewal of a publican’s licence.

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The form of the city

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

I live in a village outside Moycullen, overlooking the lake. This is the best kind of place, far from perfect, as the best places are.

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Will the Lane pictures be the Queen’s gift to Ireland?

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Ireland has every possibility of getting back the 39 controversial paintings, willed to the Irish people by art collector Sir Hugh Lane at the beginning of the 20th century, but which remain in London because the codicil to his will was not witnessed. “Hugh Lane’s intentions were absolutely clear”, the dynamic director of the Hugh Lane (formerly Dublin City) Gallery, Ms Barbara Dawson said in Coole last weekend, “there is no reason on earth why the paintings are not on Irish soil permanently.”

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Get the lead out

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

The Galway City Council knew about the presence of lead in the Galway water supply as far back as July, it was confirmed last night by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Man jailed for for pee-ing in a bus

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Bus Eireann has been praised by a Galway district judge for no longer tolerating the damage of its property and for prosecuting those who urinate in its buses.

A chronic alcoholic, with 84 previous convictions for public order offences, was yesterday sentenced to three months in prison for causing damage to a bus at Ceannt Station by urinating in it.

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Old Mervue residents must be provided with bottled water says Walsh

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Elderly residents in Old Mervue must be provided with free bottled water instead of having to haul buckets of water from the street to their homes according to Fine Gael Cllr Brian Walsh.

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Public confidence in water supply has ‘gone totally’

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Public confidence in the cleanliness and safety of the Galway drinking water supply has “gone totally” as the city faces into its second major water crisis in less than 18 months.

The discovery of “very high levels of lead” in 12 houses around the city, particularly in Old Mervue, has led to City Hall and the HSE issuing a warning to residents of the area not to drink the water until further notice.

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Council and HSE advise public on precautionary measures to deal with water crisis

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

The Galway City Council and the HSE have advised residents of Old Mervue not to drink tap water and informed the rest of the city on the precautionary measures which must be taken to deal with the latest with water crisis.

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Public urged to support fundraiser for six-year-old boy

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

A fundraiser in aid of a six-year-old boy who was paralysed following a car crash will take place on Saturday at An Púcán, Forster Street, from 10pm until late.

Cullen Kennedy was left in a critical condition after both he and his mother Margaret were involved in a car crash in Co Clare in June. He is now being treated in Temple Street Children’s Hospital and is paralysed from the neck down.

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Man sent forward for trial charged with sexual assault

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

A 43-year-old, charged with the alleged sexual assault of a woman last year, has been sent forward for trial.

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Stargazers to flock to Galway to see Uranus and other marvels

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Stargazers from across the country are set to descend on Galway next year as the city is to become the astronomy capital of Ireland.

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