Penny in line to be named top pussy in Ireland

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

In preparation for World Animal Week, hundreds of proud owners have entered their pets into Pedigree and Whiskas search for Ireland’s best loved dog and cat.

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Galway Surfers to paddle the prom to support the lifeboats

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The Galway Surfers group will take to the water in Salthill this Sunday at 3pm for Paddle on the Prom, an event to raise much-needed funds for the Galway Lifeboats.

Participants will be paddling on their surfboards parallel for one mile, starting from the Prom car park to Blackrock and back. Funds have been collected through sponsorship cards prior to the event but the public can make donations at the Galway Surfers’ stall on the day.

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Two men released following explosives seizure

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Two men who were brought in for questioning by gardai in relation to the seizure of nearly 18kg of industrial explosives in Oranmore last weekend have been released without charge and a file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Ó Brolcháin welcomes guidelines to protect the ‘Heart of Galway’

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Business and shopping in Galway’s city centre is set to receive a boost and a new lease of life, according to Green Cllr Niall Ó Brolcháin, under the proposed new planning guidelines.

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Drink driver who smashed into three cars is banned for six years

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

A Rahoon woman, who was nearly three times over the legal limit, received a six-year disqualification after smashing into three parked vehicles in Spiddal village while drunk behind the wheel of her hired car.

Maura Thornton (27) with an address at 182 Gleann Dara, Rahoon, Galway, was summoned to appear at Galway District Court this week for drink driving, driving without insurance and a driving licence and failure to produce both documents on March 23, 2007, at Spiddal.

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Gangsters, cowboys, and coyotes - new American themed bar opens tomorrow

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Hanging out with gangsters and cowboys in Galway is par for the course if you are at a Fianna Fáil meeting, but put some coyotes into the mix, and give it an American theme, and suddenly you are into something completely different.

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New recruitment company focuses on hospitality recruitment in the west

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

FnB Solutions is a recruitment agency catering exclusively for the hospitality industry in the west of Ireland. Nigel Murray, FnB’s founder, believes that the west of Ireland has needed this service for a long time.

“Hospitality is a huge business in Ireland and with restaurants, bars, and hotels constantly trying to maintain profits in an increasingly competitive market. They’re finding it harder than ever to find the right staff that will stay and add something to their business.”

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Gluas talk costs... millions

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The long-awaited feasibility study into a light rail system for Galway will begin this day next week it was announced on Monday.

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Put back road safety signs, says McDonnell

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The road safety signs which were along busy main roads in the city must be re-erected as they play an important role in getting drivers to take care, according to PD Cllr Declan McDonnell.

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No crucifixion for restaurants who sold drink on Good Friday

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

No alcohol means no alcohol, especially on Good Friday as nine Galway city centre restaurants found out after they were summoned to appear at Galway District Court this week.

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Labour moves to protect Corrib Park green area

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The popular Green area in Corrib Park looks set to be protected from any development as Labour councillors will seek to have the land rezoned following legal advice.

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Galway Social Space is up, running, and waiting

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The Galway Social Space, the city’s new and independently run community and cultural centre, recently opened on 24 Middle Street, and has a packed programme of activities for September.

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Galway Filipino community to hold annual family day and sportsfest

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The Galway Filipino Irish Community will hold its annual family day and Sportsfest event on Sunday September 21 at Áras Bothar na Trá, Dr Mannix Road, Salthill.

Community officers are calling all the kababayans, friends, and affiliates in Galway city and county to join the event.

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Galway fairtrade company helps special needs children in Gaza

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

A Galway-based company set up to sell Palestinian Fairtrade olive oil in Ireland is supporting a special needs school in Gaza with funds to purchase speech lab equipment.

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Get in shape with Fitness 2000 and Shapes for Women

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Fitness 2000 and Shapes for Women in Loughrea believes that exercise is not only essential for a healthy body but a healthy mind too. Doctors and healthcare practitioners are prescribing exercise more and more as only 30 minutes activity per day can effectively improve the quality of your life. It can lower the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, obesity, and many other serious illnesses.

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Monster Organic Ball ticket could send you to the sun

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The wettest summer on record has left us all a bit miserable and the hope for a hot September seems to be slipping further away.

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Salthill Devon nipper training begins this weekend

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

Salthill Devon will begin practice for its nipper training academy this weekend.

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Granary Learning Centre to host regular cultural exchange events

Thu, Sep 11, 2008

The Granary Learning Centre has become one of the city’s most popular language schools but now it is branching out to host exhibitions, readings, and film screenings with its new events series called The Meeting Point.

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Man remains stable after Claremont stabbing

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

A man remains in a stable condition at University Hospital Galway following a stabbing incident in the Westside area of the city in the early hours of yesterday morning.

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Tenders for Oranmore to Tuam motorway in January

Thu, Sep 04, 2008

The new road from Oranmore to Tuam will be a reality by 2010, it was announced this week. The tender process will start in early 2009 and construction will start within two years.

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