Ex-Christian Brother acquitted of 35 sex assaults in Galway school

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

An ex-Christian Brother has been acquitted by direction of Judge Tony Hunt of sexually assaulting boys some 40 years ago in a Galway industrial school.

Judge Hunt withdrew all 35 charges from the jury on day-11 of the trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

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Scholars to conduct research on chronic pain at NUIG

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Leading researchers in pain medicine and health economics at the Centre for Pain Research, NUI Galway, are to supervise two Health Research Board-funded summer scholars in projects on chronic pain.

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Traffic lights for Headford

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Galway County Council will erect traffic lights at the top of the Headford town area before the end of this year.

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Man to be sent for trial charged with city burglaries

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

A 25-year-old city man is to be sent forward for trial charged with burglary offences, following his appearance before Galway District Court this week.

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Cameron claims a victory for Newcastle community

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

An Bord Pleanála’s refusal to grant planning permission to Meteor to retain mobile phone masts on a house in Newcastle has been hailed as a “major victory for the Newcastle community” by Labour Cllr Billy Cameron.

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Arts festival enjoys a bumper year

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Galway Arts Festival enjoyed its most successful year with this weeks festival breaking box office records and attendance figures significantly up from last year.

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Inverin man faces trial charged with harassing his neighbours

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

A 26-years-old Inverin man has been remanded in custody following his appearance before Galway District Court this week charged with harassing his neighbours.

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Kilconnell landfill liaison committee approve funding for community projects

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The development of 12 local community projects, in line with the requirements of the Greenstar Landfill Projects Fund, has been awarded a total of €132,725.

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CD and record fair

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

THE GALWAY CD and record fair takes place this Saturday in the Victoria Hotel, off Eyre Square.

The fair will run from 11am to 5pm and admission is €2. Those with records to sell should contact Steve on 087 - 0697856.

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NUI Galway teachers win national awards

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Two NUI Galway academics - Peter Cantillon and Ray Murphy - are to be honoured by the National Academy for the Integration of Research & Teaching and Learning.

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O’Flaherty calls for CPO on Coolough Road

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Too much time has passed and too many accidents have occurred on the Coolough Road so the Galway City Council must proceed immediately with a Compulsory Purchase Order according to PD Cllr Terry O’Flaherty.

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Éamon Ó Cuív’s Department funds new scholarships for NUIG

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

There is a demand for professionals with recognised qualifications in Irish language interpreting and translation, following Irish becoming an official language of the EU.

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After the deluge...

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Niño is slumped on the floor of the bamboo hut. Legs crossed and arms folded. Every once in a while he dips his hand into the pocket of his stained, smelly t-shirt and brandishes a bird feather. He waves it about half heartedly and glances out the half open door to the world outside.

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Get to know Galway’s county towns to visit

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Athenry, one of Ireland’s hidden jewels, is medieval heritage town surrounded by five towers of the town’s ancient walls and full of picturesque ruins. One place worth having a look at is Athenry Arts and Heritage Centre which has plenty of hands-on activities to illustrate life in the old days. Children can dress up in period costume, take out a long bow and arrows, and act out a scene from medieval battle. A selection of displays and puppets help to explain the history and significance of the walled town and the buildings that will survive. The restored Norman castle, the only one of its kind in Ireland, should be your next stop. Nearby is also a beautifully preserved Dominican priory dating from 1241, and the original market cross.

Renowned for its historic October horse fair, a wild week of haggling, merry-making, and competition, Ballinasloe is the second largest town in Galway, and a popular coarse fishing centre. The River Suck is famous for its pike, bream, and perch and is celebrated each year at An tSuca Fiain, the River Arts Festival, in July.

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There’s lots to do in County Galway

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

There certainly is a lot going on in terms of entertainment in Galway city. We already enjoyed April’s Cúirt Literature Festival, June’s Galway Film Fleadh, and the Galway Arts Festival. All of those attracted great crowds and made those attending experience unforgettable moments. We can now enjoy lasting a full week Galway Races in Ballybrit. There is no need to introduce anyone to this splendid event.

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Atlantic Hotel and restaurant

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

With the weather finally warming up there are few more delightful places to dine than on the sun deck of the Atlantic Hotel in Clifden.

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Big spenders and ‘Frugal Four’ noticeable in county councillor’s expenses

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The earnings, allowances, and expenses of the 30 councillors in Galway County Council rose by €118,429 between 2006 and 2007, with three councillors earning more than €50,000 for the 12 month period.

While the total payment for 2006 was €933,581 that went up to €1,052,010 last year. The average payment to councillors for 2007 rose to €35,067, an increase of €3,948 from €31,119 in 2006. By and large, payment to councillors ranged from c€20,000 to c€39,000, with most seeing an increase.

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Crowe ‘disappointed’ Saw Doctors did not play Festival Big Top

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Fianna Fáil Cllr Michael J Crowe is demanding answers as to why The Saw Doctors did not hold their 20th anniversary concerts in the Galway Arts Festival Big Top last weekend.

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Enter the dragon

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Galway received its first glimpse of its entry into this year’s Volvo Ocean Race when it sailed into the city on Sunday amid of flotilla of supporting yachts.

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Family of coma woman settles case against Galway Clinic

Thu, Jul 24, 2008

The family of a Claregalway woman — who collapsed into a semi-vegetative state for three years before dying, after undergoing a routine gynaecological procedure — last evening settled an action against the Galway Clinic for €580,000.

Forty-two-year-old Sandra O'Connor, a mother of two, died in February this year in a case that brought great sadness to the Claregalway area.

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