Daniel Callanan responds to charges of disrupting city council meetings

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Disrupting city council meetings is the only option left to get “straight answers to straightforward questions” following the “wall of silence” that has greeted allegations that clamps were removed for some councillors without a fine being paid.

This is the view of Independent Cllr Daniel Callanan, who has been accused this week of disrupting Monday’s city council meeting and causing it to be abandoned. However he said this is the only option left open to him as both councillors and City Hall officials have refused to answer his questions concerning the allegations.

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Let us send you to the races

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

It is hard to believe that there are just ten days to go until the excitement of Ballybrit is upon us again. Just looking at the picture here of Sir Frederick with Kevin Coleman onboard winning the William Hill Galway Plate last year is enough to whet the appetite. And there is so much more to be experienced this time around.

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Crowe vows to go ‘back to the future'

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

After the next local elections, the Galway City Council must go “back to the future” in combining the questioning of officials of this council with the smoother running of previous years.

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Man made rude gestures to Brown Thomas staff

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

A 25 years old man who admitted making rude gestures to staff at Brown Thomas and to threatening to put their photos on the internet, has been remanded on bail for the preparation of a probation report.

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Cameron calls for recommendations on property management companies to be made law

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Proposals to make property management companies more accountable to residents with clear rules on AGMs and requirements for detailed financial accounts to be made available, must be made into law as soon as possible.

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More patients face review following suspension of former UHG pathologist

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The HSE was last evening attempting to contact all patients affected by potential misdiagnoses at UHG following reports of discrepancies in the work of a third pathologist who worked as a locum at the hospital in February and March 2004.

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Coole Park to host family walks

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Coole Park will play host to a series of walks for families in the coming weeks.

The walks will take place on Sundays at 3pm and a variety of different themes are planned. All walks are free of charge.

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Basque organist for Galway Cathedral

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Basque musician Aitor Olea Juaristi is the next performer in the Galway Cathedral recital series.

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Conversations with a classic beauty - Jessica Lange

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

I am given a very gentle warning just moments before I walk into my interview with screen legend Jessica Lange. Having only arrived from the US the day before, she had been teaching acting masterclasses for the Galway Film Fleadh all day, and she was very, very, tired.

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Sentence reduced for selling cannabis but another imposed for drunk driving

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

A circuit court judge reduced a five-month sentence, imposed on a man for selling a small quantity of cannabis, but he directed that another sentence imposed on the same man for drunken driving, run consecutively to the drugs related sentence.

Francis Barrett (36), 2 Saint Nicholas Park, Doughiska, Galway, pleaded guilty at Galway District Court in April, to having a small quantity of cannabis in his possession and to having the drug for sale or supply to another when searched by Garda Brian Mulderrig on March 23 last at No 1 St Nicholas Park, Doughiska.

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Stop rat running in Renmore before school starts says McDonnell

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Having community wardens or gardaí out each day at peak traffic hours trying to stop rat running is impractical. Instead a permanent barrier at the Renmore Park junction is what is needed.

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Galway Arts Festival ticket winners

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The following are the winners to last week’s Galway Advertiser Galway Arts Festival competition. The winners each receive a pair of tickets to select arts festival shows.

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Public to have say in Headford traffic plan

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

A new traffic management plan for Headford will give the residents a chance to highlight road safety concerns, ease congestion, and make footpaths more accessible to pedestrians and the disabled.

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I’ll stay until midnight if that's what it takes to get Macnas the licence, says Mayor

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The Mayor of Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely has warned that he will “stay in the chamber” of City Hall “until midnight” tomorrow, if that’s what it takes to get the event licence for the Macnas parade passed.

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Get ready for Apocolopolis on Sunday

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The city of Apocolopolis is a non-stop capital that spins, flashes, beeps, and thrives under the benign rule of King Du Washawanna and his wife Queen Free. Yet this happy existence will come under threat in a manner most unexpected.

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Galway Bay Swim renamed in memory of Frances Thornton

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West has been renamed the Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim 2008 and takes place on Saturday August 9.

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Meditation evening in The Bridge Mills

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The Vedas are among the most ancient of Indian writings but offer profound insights into the human condition, psychology, ethics, and spirituality.

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Tell Sarkozy to respect our No vote, says Galway group

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

The suggestion by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that the Irish would have to vote on again on Lisbon has met with an angry response in Ireland and left many questioning the EU’s commitment to democracy.

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Fines on the double for uninsured paver

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Driving on two occasions without insurance cost a Ballybane man €1,000 in fines at Galway District Court this week.

Jimmy Cleary, of Fana Glas, Ballybane, Galway, was lucky though that Judge Eamon O’Brien decided not to disqualify him from driving as well, after hearing he had taken out insurance since these offences were detected.

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Arts festival’s ‘colourful and mesmerising’ impact on Galway celebrated at launch

Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Galway’s arts community turned out in force on Monday evening for the official launch of this year’s Galway Arts Festival. Augmenting the large assembly of local festival devotees were visiting artists such as musicians Philip Glass and Richard Hawley, playwright Enda Walsh, and artist Ruth McHugh, all of whom feature in this year’s exciting programme.

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