A river runs through it

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

The campus of Galway University is fortunately situated.

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Monster Organic Ball raises €100,000 for APA charity

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

More than €100,000 was raised last weekend at the fourth annual Monster Organic Ball in Oranmore, after a spectacular 10-hour celebration of fabulous organic food, full free bar, live music and lots of dancing.

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Budget ‘09

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Brian Thornton and Terri Treacy of KPMG, chartered accountants, highlight below some of the key points which emerged from the Minister’s speech in the Dáil.

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Child left to freeze during mother’s ‘act of desperation’, court hears

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

A mother who, during an “act of desperation”, left her four-month old child on the father’s doorstep during a dispute received the Probation Act this week. However, the father was fined for leaving that child to freeze for over an half an hour in a car on a cold February night.

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Claregalway couple fined for dumping in Mayo

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

A Claregalway couple were convicted and fined at Ballinrobe District Court this week after a number of rubbish bags which they disposed off in Mayo were detected by the litter warden.

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File to DPP after taxidriver assault

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Gardaí have confirmed that a file has been sent to the DPP in relation to the alleged attack on a female taxi driver by another taxi driver at the city bus station last month.

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Nine months knocked off sentence of drug dealer

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

A small-time drug dealer who had been arrested during Operation Scarf, a surveillance operation carried out last year by members of the National Drugs Unit, had the last nine months of a 21 month sentence suspended at Galway Circuit Appeals Court last Tuesday.

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Galway writer will be jailed for teen sex assault if he doesn’t get help

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

A Ballinasloe-native writer faces jail next month unless he seeks help and accepts that sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy was wrong.

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Over €9m in uncollected development levies a ‘great concern’, says Mayor

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Galway city Mayor Padraig Conneely has slammed senior city hall management for their failure to collect over €9m in outstanding development levies, just days after city council members were chastised for rejecting a controversial levy increase.

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Nurses’ union slams Third World conditions at UHG’s emergency department

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

A local nursing official has slammed the overcrowding “chaos” at University Hospital Galway’s emergency department earlier this week, likening it to “Third World conditions”.

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O’Flaherty calls for water filter ration system for Old Mervue

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

A top of the range water filtration system that is capable of removing lead and other forms of harmful bacteria from the water must be installed for Old Mervue.

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Foul play not suspected in Merlin Park death

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Gardaí have ruled out foul play in the death of a man whose body was discovered in the grounds of Merlin Park Hospital on Tuesday.

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Sponsored walk to raise funds for injured Alex

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

A sponsored walk in aid of Alex Smith, who was seriously paralysed after a swimming accident, takes place this Saturday on the Salthill Promenade at 2pm.

Alex’s mother is Sandra Smith, one of the Quinn family of College Road. Alex’s family and friends will be taking part in the walk and are calling on Galwegians to join in and donate towards the goal of getting Alex to walk again.

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101 good ideas from Des

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!” said the author Jane Austen. “When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

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Remembering deceased UHG workers

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

University Hospital Galway’s Children’s Remembrance Day Committee remember deceased friends, family and colleagues who worked at UHG during November.

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Trusted employee steals from hearing aid company

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

An employee of Hidden Hearing, who had been a trusted member of staff, stole €1,240 from the hearing aid business and falsified bank lodgements, the Galway District Court heard last Monday.

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Anyone for chess?

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

The Galway Junior Chess club will begin its weekend sessions this weekend.

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Sixteen jobs for Loughrea at new food outlet

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Award winning craft butcher Declan Corry this week opened his new venture at Corry’s food hall and cafe at Station Road in Loughrea. The new outlet will provide 16 jobs in the town.

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Case dismissed over balls of wool and knitting needles

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

A case of casual trading without a permit was dismissed and charges dropped against two non-national women after arresting gardai could not produce balls of wool and knitting needles in court as evidence.

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Give yourself a chance of a better relationship with Successful Singles

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

A unique programme of events that is designed to help people attract the right relationship or partner into their lives is to commence in Galway this month.

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