GMIT researchers win funding to explore use of drones for water quality testing

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

GMIT’s Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MRFC) has won funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the potential of drones to sample water and physico-chemical data from open lakes.

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More than two hundred children in the West live in emergency accommodation

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

More than 80 families are homeless in the western region, including Galway, Mayo ,and Roscommon, with 37 of these being single parent families, according to the figures released by the Department of Housing.

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Fuel up, and fuel Galway’s hunt for glory

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Every time you fuel yourself or your vehicle at the Galway Plaza and Supermac’s this summer, you will be helping Galway’s teams on their chase for silverware.

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The Yard — chic new social hub at The House Hotel

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Monday July 30 will mark the opening of Galway’s newest social hub, The Yard Kitchen/Bar @ The House Hotel, guaranteed to be a hit with both guests and Galway locals. Located in Galway’s well known Latin Quarter, The House Hotel is excited to bring this new concept to Galway just in time for the Galway Races.

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Robot sub and seabed maps help Marine Institute discover strange new reefs off west coast

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Scientists from the Marine Institute have discovered cold water coral reefs at previously unexplored depths off the west coast. The findings came about as part of the latest expedition at the furthest reaches of Irish waters.

The team of marine scientists have returned to Galway after spending three weeks at sea investigating Ireland’s deep ocean territory 300 miles off the west coast. The deep sea expedition led to new discoveries using the Marine Institute’s remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Holland 1 onboard the ILV Granuaile.

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World-renowned engineer pays tribute to parents who valued education

Thu, Jul 26, 2018

World-renowned Galway engineer Aine Brazil has said that increased access to education is key to reducing global poverty levels after receiving a leadership award from Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide.

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Mayor demands ban on non-compostable coffee cups

Tue, Jul 24, 2018

The Mayor of Galway, Labour city councillor Niall McNelis, is demanding a ban on non-compostable coffee cups, following publication of a report by Recycling List Ireland, which found that 200 million coffee cups are thrown away in Ireland every year.

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Local Traveller sites show 10 breaches of human rights

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Ten internationally recognised human rights are being breached on a daily basis on the Traveller sites and group housing schemes in the city and county, a major new survey will reveal tomorrow when it is unveiled in Galway.

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Lyons raises 'serious concerns' that Rusheen Bay amenity could be lost to private development

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Amenity lands stretching from Blackrock to Rusheen Bay are in danger of being lost to the public, as they are gradually bought up by a development consortium, according to a local councillor who said he would "vehemently oppose any future change in the zoning of these lands".

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Ó Cuív condemns An Bord Pleanála delays as ‘totally unacceptable’

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Only one third of cases appealed to An Bord Pleanála are being determined within the 18 week time frame laid down in legislation, a situation a leading Galway TD has called unjustifiable and “totally unacceptable”.

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Educate Together to hold public meeting on Galway's new secondary school

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

A public meeting to encourage parents to support Educate Together being the patron of the new second level school for the city, will take place in Ballybane Community Resource Centre next week.

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NUI Galway students develop website to tackle child obesity

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

A group of NUI Galway students has developed a website to tackle child obesity among primary school children.

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Arts festival promises plenty of family fun this weekend

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Half-way through the first week of the 41st Galway International Arts Festival and the organisers are predicting that attendances are expected to break the 200,000 mark, with events running to July 29.

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Ó Cuív demands date for signing of National Broadband Plan

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

A date must be announced for the signing of the National Broadband Plan contract so the scheme can be rolled out to “the areas which need it most”, especially as the delays are “having a serious impact” on homes and businesses still awaiting network connection.

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Upsurge in able bodied motorists parking in city disabled parking spots

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

There has been an upsurge in the number of able bodied motorists parking in disabled parking bays in the city.

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Cannon backs Bruton in religious opt-out directive

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Minister Ciaran Cannon has voiced his support for Minister Richard Bruton`s directive for students who opt out of religious instruction in State-run secondary schools to be timetabled for other subjects.

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New hub for sustainable energy and fuel efficiency

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The Research Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) has secured an additional €4.4 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry partners under the Sustainable Energy and Fuel Efficiency (SEFE) SFI Spokes Programme, to be based at NUI Galway.

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Choirs wanted for Tommy Fleming Voice of Hope II concert

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Local choirs interested in performing at the Voice of Hope II concert with Tommy Fleming to be recorded in Galway Cathedral this autumn are invited to auditions in the city this weekend.

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All Galway citizens deserve respect and equal treatment in housing

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

As of our most recent City Council Housing Report there are 210 persons in emergency accommodation in the city. This number includes 41 families and 152 children. This number increases from year to year and the City Housing Department, in reply to my question about the projected cost of next years homeless budget, have confirmed they are seeking more funding due to increasing numbers presenting as homeless. The crisis in Housing is getting worse not better and it is a failure of government to put the resources in place and a failure of our local authority to fully implement plans.

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Galway Racecourse gallops ahead with redevelopment

Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The famous Galway Races are just around the corner, and already another ambitious plan is in place to extend facilities for punters at Ballybrit.

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