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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Connaughton warns of delay in REPS 4 payments

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Many Galway farmers who are now joining the REPS 4 scheme may not receive any payment until late 2009, and even then will be paid in two instalments, according to Deputy Paul Connaughton.

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Search on for site for new Athenry courthouse

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

There are no proposals to move the monthly court sittings out of Athenry, according to local Fianna Fail Deputy Noel Treacy, as plans are underway to construct a new courthouse in the town.

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Galway to host new urban adventure event

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Galway will play host to a new concept in adventure racing next month when the city hosts the first Galway City Rat Race.

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Lackagh eco-light is first of its type in Galway

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

A new light which makes it easier to see people and is more fuel efficient, has been put in place adjacent to the old forge in Lackaghbeg — the first of its type in the county, according to Cllr Jarlath McDonagh.

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Central Park offers new management training programme

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

The Central Park Group has launched an ambitious and progressive expansion programme among its bars and food outlets. Central Park has started a new trainee management programme which it will run as part of its ongoing employee development.

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Meet Galway’s heroes and support a worthy charity

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

As the September trip to Sarajevo edges closer the Galway & District League Ladies team continue their diligent preparations with a charity function to help enslaved chidlren in the Philippines.

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Leahy thinks electricity and gas increases are shocking

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

City Councillor Mary Leahy has slammed the decision of the Energy Regulator to allow electricity and gas price increases to go ahead in full, despite the recent drop in crude oil prices.

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Funding for public water supply scheme

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Rural areas of Galway County will receive €299,400 from the Government to extend the Charana Chill Chiaráin rural water supply to Tuam.

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Tóchar Phádraig pilgrim walk

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

The third Tóchar Phádraig walk takes place on Saturday August 30, leaving Ballintubber Abbey at 8.30am.

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Galway to get new alcohol-free social space

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Galway is follow the examples of Limerick, Cork and Dublin when the new Galway social space opens this weekend.

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Back to school nutrition with Evergreen

Thu, Aug 14, 2008

Keeping your children well when they go back to school is not always easy. Regardless of their age, they are going back into packed classrooms full of germs, and our changing Irish climate means immunity is often compromised. For parents, that means niggly colds, sore throats, tummy bugs, ear infections, and lots of other fun stuff!

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New state of the art courthouse in city centre from next year?

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Galway’s court sittings are set to be held in a new state of the art city centre building from next year.

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Eyrecourt-born publican dies on Colorado mountain

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A Galway-born publican has died while scaling a mountain in his adopted home of Colorado.

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Connemara farmers to mobilise against conservation tomorrow night

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A public meeting will take place in Maam Cross tomorrow (Friday August 8) to discuss the proposed conservation measures affecting farmers in Connemara.

The meeting, held by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, will outline how new plans will affect farmers in the 12 Bens/Garraun and Maumturk mountain complex special area of conservation (SAC).

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Prison for tent dweller found with set of nunchucks

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A Lithuanian man who was living in a tent near the Spanish Arch for a time was sentenced to three months in prison at Galway District Court this week for carrying a weapon known as a nunchuck.

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Leahy calls for GP service for Ballybane

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A Fianna Fail city councillor is calling for a GP service for Ballybane, an area which houses 13.7 per cent of the city’s population.

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Further custody remand for Clifden teen charged with Garda assaults

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A Clifden teenager, who is charged with biting a Garda inspector while a court was in session last May, has been further remanded in custody following his appearance before Galway District Court this week.

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Gardaí continue investigation into alleged sexual assault

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Gardaí are continuing their investigation into an alleged sexual assault that took place in a Galway town last week.

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