Bail refused for weight-lifter charged with city shooting

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A champion weight-lifter, who is charged in connection with a shooting in the city last April which resulted in another man losing part of his hand, was refused bail and was remanded in continuing custody at the holiday sittings of Galway District Court this week.

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UHG consultant slams racist bullying in Irish hospitals

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A consultant urologist at University Hospital Galway has alleged that a significant minority of junior hospital staff are being subjected to low level racist bullying in some of Ireland’s hospitals.

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Heartless thugs destroy a quarter century of circus entertainment

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Heartless joyriders destroyed Ireland’s first youth circus this week, when the car they were driving crashed into a circus van which was set a blaze.

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Man secures court order for second post-mortem in Connemara murder

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

The 22-year-old man charged in connection with the murder of a woman in Connemara last month has secured a High Court order allowing a UK pathologist to carry out a second post-mortem on the body of the victim.

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After the cowboys, tourism chiefs target the Indians

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

As the boom of the races fades for another year, a group of leading journalists from India were in Galway this week, invited by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, to come and sample the delights of the west.

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Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to meet in Galway next month

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Fianna Fáil’s TDs and senators will descend on Galway next month when the party holds it annual parliamentary party meeting in the city.

The meeting will see Fianna Fáil’s 106 Dáil deputies and senators get together in the city’s Clayton Hotel on September 15 and 16 for their yearly brainstorming session.

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Memorial tree to be planted in honour of slain Galway-based photographer

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A memorial tree will be planted on the Salthill Promenade next week to honour the life of Galway-based photographer Trent Keegan just days after what would have been his 34th birthday.

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Help Debenhams to keep Galway’s beaches tidy

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

An annual beach litter survey and clean-up will take place this Saturday August 9, at Ballyloughane Beach, Renmore.

Mantaray clothing range at Debenhams, supporting the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is calling people of Galway to join the MCS army of volunteers in turning the tide on litter. The meeting place for the clean up is the lifeguard hut at 2.30pm.

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Prison for man caught red-handed with stolen camera

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A 20 years old man was sentenced to four months in prison at Galway District Court after Gardaí caught him red-handed with a camera which had been stolen hours earlier in a house break-in.

Sean McKevitt, no fixed abode, Cork city, pleaded guilty to handling a digital camera, knowing it was stolen, at Eyre Square, Galway, on August 15 last year. He is currently serving a sentence in Cork for burglaries and theft in that jurisdiction.

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Photographic awards exhibition in Eyre Square

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

The Irish National Photographic Awards exhibition returned to Galway city last month and will be there until next Monday August 11.

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Treacy welcomes cervical cancer vaccine rollout

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Women’s risk of being diagnosed with cervical cancer will be greatly reduced thanks to plans to introduce a vaccination programme for 12-year-old girls next year and to roll out a cervical screening programme nationally.

That is according to local Fianna Fail TD Noel Treacy who says 180 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in Ireland each year. Some 70 of these result in death.

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‘A man and his wife are a team’

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Around five years ago Denis Andre was working as a nurse in Angola. His employers discovered he had helped some wounded Cabindan independence fighters with medicine and treatment. Cabinda is an enclave in Angola and is a disputed territory.

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Prison for man who tried to rob parking meter

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A Romanian man, who was caught drilling holes in the back of a parking meter to siphon money from its collection box, was sentenced to six months in prison at the holiday sittings of Galway District Court yesterday.

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Funding for An Spidéal childcare centre

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A new community childcare centre in An Spidéal is to benefit from a grant of more than €70,000 towards equipment.

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Bogus doctor makes house calls in east Galway

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Gardaí are warning householders in east Galway to be wary of unsolicited callers after a man called to a number of homes claiming to be a health professional.

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Major fundraiser for Sunflower Chernobyl appeal this weekend

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A fundraiser in aid of a multi-sensory facility for the Sunflower Chernobyl Appeal will take place this Saturday August 9. The fundraiser will take place in the Western Hotel, Prospect Hill, at 6.30pm and will have performances from Shane Warner, Cafe Minor, and Jackhammer Purr. There will also be live performance puppetry, juggling, and poetry.

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Judge advises rose seller to ask city council for trading licence

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A District Court judge is hopeful that Galway City Council will consider granting a casual trading licence to a Romanian rose seller so that he can “go straight” from now on and ply his trade lawfully on the city’s streets.

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Coole to host family events this month

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Coole Park is hosting a number of family activities in the woods and visitors’ centre throughout this month.

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Support the Frances Thornton Swimmers this weekend

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

The Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West takes place this Saturday August 9. Andrew Flanagan, Ronan Collins, Kevin Thornton, Michael Heffernan, Simon Flatley and Colin Duffy, seen here presenting the proceeds of last year’s swim to David O'Donnell from Cancer Care West, along with twelve others will set out from Augnish, Co Clare, at 11am.

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Galway Clinic awarded €8.2 million under National Treatment Fund

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

The Galway Clinic was awarded €8.2 million this year under the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF).

The NTPF arranges for public patients to be treated in private hospitals, and this year four private hospital operators received over half the payments made by the fund.

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