Woman to go on trial for harassment and nuisance calls

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

A 32-year-old Galway woman, charged with harassing two people over an eight and four month period and with making nuisance phone calls, has been sent forward for trial.

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New community centre opens in Athenry

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

The Cullairbaun Community House in Athenry will be officially opened today (Thursday September 18) to help and support the community in a wide range of areas.

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Fox Tutorial Centre plans to make maths fun

Thu, Sep 18, 2008

Amidst the debate over poor Leaving Certificate mathematics results, Galway's new Fox Tutorial Centre vows to make maths fun for its students, and still get positive results.

"The problem with Leaving Certificate mathematics is that it requires understanding and practice, and average classroom conditions don't allow for this," states co-director and mathematics teacher, Valerie Fox.

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Jail for Salthill man who took upskirt photos with mobile phone

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

A total of seven months jail was imposed this week on a young Salthill man who used his mobile phone to take photos under the skirts of two women, indecently touched another woman on the prom, and viciously assaulted a security guard after fleeing a city centre chemist.

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Galway to Limerick trains by next May

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

It has been announced this week that the new Galway to Limerick direct train service will be up and running by May 2009.

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Claregalway to get switched on

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The new traffic lights in Claregalway village are to be switched on tomorrow, September 12, much to the relief of residents and long suffering motorists.

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Quest for honey mustard chicken sandwich saw Inverin student get hot at McDonalds

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

One drunken Leaving Cert student was ‘loving it’ at McDonald’s a little too much when he became verbally abusive to staff in demanding his honey mustard chicken sandwich.

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St Patrick's Brass Band seeks new members

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The St Patrick’s Brass Band is seeking new members for its junior and adult classes.

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Man found with knife during city pub dispute

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

A Galway man, who became embroiled in an altercation at a city centre pub, had no recollection of the incident or of concealing a stainless steel knife after consuming a cocktail of alcohol and valium, the Galway District Court heard this week.

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Fas applies for major changes to Mervue premises

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Under-fire training agency FAS have is showing no ill-effects of the government cutback with an application this week to carry out major development works at its premises in Mervue.

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Mulhollands to open betting office in Doughiska

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The chain of betting shops in the John Mulholland group is set to continue with another one planned to open on the outskirts of Galway city.

This week, the Galway city council received a planning application from John Mulholland to change the use of a unit at the Doughiska Centre in Doughiska.

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Holocaust survivor to address NUI Galway Law Society

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Nobel Peace prize winner and Holocaust survivor Professor Elie Wiesel will deliver an address via video link at NUI Galway next Wednesday at 7pm.

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Gormley guidelines will not stop flood plain development, warns Higgins

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

New planning guidelines from the Environment Minister John Gormley will not prevent councillors from zoning flood plains for development, Labour TD Michael D Higgins has warned.

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St Nicholas’ to hold candlelight vigil to remember lives lost to suicide

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church will hold a candlelight vigil on Thursday September 18 at 8pm as part of events around World Suicide Prevention Day.

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Galway Arts Festival ‘surprised’ at Crowe’s flap

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The Galway Arts Festival said it is “surprised at the outburst” of Fianna Fáil Cllr Michael J Crowe regarding the Festival Big Top and The Saw Doctors.

The festival committee has moved to clarify the situation and added that it is still waiting to hear back from Cllr Crowe about a meeting he requested with them during the summer.

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The Russian enigma that is the future of Noel Grealish and the PDs

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma: but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”

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Let’s jazz it up at the Clarenbridge Oyster Festival this Sunday

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Families are invited to enjoy an afternoon of jazz, dance and entertainment at the Oyster Festival marquee on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.

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Dangerous driver videotaped ‘drifting’ at roundabout, court hears

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

A dangerous driver, who was fined and disqualified from driving for 12 months this week, was not aware that a concerned citizen had videotaped him “drifting” around a roundabout, the Galway District Court heard.

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Windsor Motors applies to build new car salesroom

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The Ballybrit-based Windsor Motor Group has applied for permission to construct a new car salesroom at its premises on the Monivea Road.

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Council defers webcasting of city meetings

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Members of the Galway City Council this week deferred the idea of broadcasting their monthly council meetings for the public at large to view because they said the cost is too high and the time is not right.

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