Two tents see relations between Arts fest and Sawdocs get too tense

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A war of words and claims and counterclaims have broken out between the Galway Arts Festival, Saw Doctors manager Ollie Jennings, and Fianna Fáil Cllr Michael J Crowe over the Saw Doctors’ summer concerts in Galway city.

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Nurses protest outside UHG over failure to implement shorter hours agreement

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

More than 100 nurses staged a lunchtime demonstration outside University Hospital Galway on Monday in protest over the fact that a shorter working week - due to be put in place in June - has not been implemented at UHG and Merlin Park hospitals.

The nurses, all members of the Irish Nurses’ Organisation, are “angry” and “frustrated” that they are still working 39 hours instead of the new 37.5 working week which came about after the national nurses’ dispute of 2007.

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Dust off your old bike for Chernobyl

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

The fourth annual cycle and climb to Croagh Patrick for Chernobyl Aid Ireland will take place on September 21 - after poor weather caused its postponement two months ago.

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Athenry Musical Society auditions for Seussical

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

THE ATHENRY Musical Society will hold an information night and audition for its next show Seussical - a musical adaptation of the books of Dr Seuss.

The information night takes place on Wednesday September 24 at 8pm upstairs in Keanes Bar, Athenry. Auditions for Seussical take place on Saturday 27 from 2pm also in Keanes Bar. All are welcome to attend.

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Fahey says new childhood immunisation schedule will benefit babies

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

New babies are set to benefit from a new childhood immunisation schedule recommended by the Royal College of Physicians, according to local Fianna Fail TD Frank Fahey.

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Two months for jumping over Galway Races turnstiles and abusing gardai

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A Kerry man will have to spend an extra two months in jail for jumping over turnstiles at the Galway Races and verbally abusing pursuing gardai.

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Two baby seals to be sent home on Sunday

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Two harbour seal pups will be released from Tracht beach near Kinvara this Sunday September 21.

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Man rams into taxi and Garda car in high speed chase through city

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A non-national who rammed into the back of taxi before leading gardai on a dangerous high speed chase through the city has been jailed for 18 months and disqualified from driving for 10 years.

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Parents and teenagers urged to learn more dangers of drugs

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Tuam Joint Policing Committee will host a drugs awareness information night at the Mercy Secondary School from 8pm to 9.30pm on Tuesday.

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Table quiz to aid local heart charity

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A table quiz in aid of the local heart charity Croi will take place at the Huntsman on Tuesday at 8pm.

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Award winning missionary priest to visit city

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A benefit evening to raise funds for the PREDA Foundation will take place at the Western Hotel, Prospect Hill tonight (Thursday) at 9pm.

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‘Angry’ man fined for racial abuse of UHG cleaning staff

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A Galway man with a history of anger issues was fined €700 at Galway District Court this week for hurling abuse and “racial comments” at cleaning staff at University Hospital Galway.

David Murphy (44) with an address at Apartment 1, 31 Griffin Road, Galway, was charged with threatening and abusive behaviour and failure to obey the orders of Garda Maria Freelay at UHG on April 27, 2008.

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Man breaks jaw of ex-partner’s new boyfriend

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A man received a broken jaw after being violently assaulted by his girlfriend’s ex-partner who was ordered to pay €4,000 in compensation and narrowly escaped jail when he appeared at Galway District Court this week.

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St Nicholas’ coffee morning for Galway Hospice

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

St Nicholas Collegiate Church will be one of the many venues in Galway city this Saturday holding a coffee morning in aid of the Galway Hospice.

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Galway to host theatre festival next month

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Just when you thought Galway could not possibly come up with any more festivals, a new one is launched, and for theatre lovers it is sure to be a welcome one.

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Fashion show supporting the blind of Ireland

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A stylish autumn fashion show in aid of The National Council for the Blind of Ireland will be held in The Ardilaun hotel on September 23. Tickets for the night include a wine reception, entrance to the show, and inclusion in the draw for spot prizes at the end of the show. Tickets cost €35 each and all money raised from the show will go to NCBI.

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Go for a walk and raise funds for Age Action

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

The first memory walk for older people will take place between 11am and 2pm in Terryland Forest Park on Sunday September 28.

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Candlelight vigil and concert tonight to remember lives lost to suicide

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Galwegians who have lost their lives through suicide will be remembered at a special candlelight vigil and concert in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church tonight at 8pm.

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Galway’s first Culture Night takes place tomorrow

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Galway is well known as one of Ireland’s leading cultural centres but tomorrow from 6pm, it’s going to go all out to encourage everyone to sample the arts in the city with the Galway Culture Night.

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Don’t call 999, they’ll be dancing

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Galway people have been urged to be very very careful on October 3, because all of the city and county's emergency services will be out dancing.

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