Brexit masterclass from Tony Connelly in Loughrea next week

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa will host a Brexit Masterclass Breakfast with RTÉ’s Europe Editor, Tony Connelly on Wednesday 26 September at 7:30am. The broadcaster and historian, John Bowman, will moderate the event.

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City conference to hear about how NOT to do public policy

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

NUI Galway’s Whitaker Institute will today (Thursday) host a conference on ‘How (Not) To Do Public Policy’, and launch a report which examines the failure of water charges and the success of the Local Property Tax in Ireland.

The conference will gather senior policymakers, public servants, academics, and other experts to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the policy-making process in Ireland with a view to suggesting how the quality of policy-making might be improved, including how policies are conceived, designed, implemented, communicated, and reviewed.

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Grealish demands review of Fair Deal scheme to free up houses for renting

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

More than 500 homes across County Galway are left idle while their occupants are in nursing homes, but a Galway TD is calling for the rules to be changed so such houses can be rented to families caught in the accommodation crisis.

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Ó Cuív accuses Michael Ring of ‘failure’ to spend funding ‘vital to the development of rural Ireland’

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

The “failure” of the Department of Rural Development to spend funding that is “vital to the development of rural Ireland” is “inexcusable”, according to Fianna Fáil Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív.

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Kyne announces new angling bye-laws for Galway and Mayo

Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Minister Sean Kyne, who has responsibility for the inland fisheries sector, has signed off three new angling bye-laws which affect the Corrib catchment in Counties Galway and Mayo.

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Construction of Bonham Quay to begin in February

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

More than 500 construction jobs will be created in the city centre next spring when work begins on the €100m Bonham Quay project. An Bord Pleanála this week approved plans by local developer Gerry Barrett to proceed with the substantial office development overlooking Galway docks.

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Grealish calls Defence Forces treatment during Pope’s visit 'despicable'

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

The treatment of thousands of members of the Defence Forces deployed on duties surrounding Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland has been condemned as "despicable" by a Galway TD.

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Clubs and schools encouraged to apply for Sports Capital Programme 2018

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

€40 million in funding is being made available by the Government under a new round of the Sports Capital Programme 2018, and sports clubs, schools, and communities in Galway are being urged to apply.

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Boost for Loughrea as Tanaiste opens €10m Spot On facility

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Loughrea’s economic future will be boosted this morning (Thursday) when Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, will officially open a new €10 million manufacturing facility at Chanelle Group in Loughrea.

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Study featuring NUI Galway identifies steps to improve gender diversity in science and engineering

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

A group of international female geoscientists from universities all over the world including NUI Galway, have taken a close look at their profession and discovered the barriers to success, while also pinpointing the sometimes simple changes that can be made to attract more women into innovative industries. The revealing results are published yesterday in Nature Publishing Group’s social sciences journal, Palgrave Communications.

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Cannon pays tribute to ‘great ambassador for Irish sport’

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon has paid tribute to Galway-native broadcaster Michael Lyster as he retires from RTÉ.

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Chat, ceoil, sport and drama at heart of TG4’s new Autumn schedule

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

A huge mix of emotions will experienced when viewing the eclectic range of programming showcased at the entertaining launch of TG4’s Autumn schedule yesterday (Wednesday) in the Tribeton, Galway.

The diverse range of programmes provide plenty of laughs from the likes of Hector, Daithí Ó Sé, Daniel O’Donnell and interesting guests from near and far.The highly successful ‘Underdogs’ return after a ten-year break, with renowned footballers Paul Galvin, Valerie Mulcahy and Advertiser columnist Ray Silke as this year’s selectors, putting a new group of skilled hopefuls under pressure and creating plenty of healthy competition for places on their team.

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Dara Ó Briain to judge novel NUI Galway science competition

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

NUI Galway is challenging science enthusiasts and filmmakers of all ages to produce an engaging and educational short science video for this year’s ReelLIFE SCIENCE competition. This year, winning videos will be selected by guest judge Irish comedian and television presenter Dara Ó Briain.

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Homelessness in west growing faster than any other region

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Homelessness in the West of Ireland is growing at a faster rate than any other region according to local charity, Galway Simon Community. The latest homeless figures released show 496 people, including 209 children, were in emergency accommodation in the West of Ireland during July, a 56% increase compared to the previous year.

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Mayor officially opens new Glass Factory Craft Village

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Handcrafted jewellery, paper quilling artwork, baby knitwear, decoupage, ceramics and wooden crafts are just some of the stunning pieces on offer at the brand new Glass Factory Craft Village at Galway Irish Crystal.

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Galway Greens call for Trump protests

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

The Green Party is calling for massive protests against the planned visit of controversial US President Donald Trump, which is due to go ahead in November, saying his “policies do not reflect the Irish people’s values”.

Trump will be in Europe on November 11, to participate in the armistice commemorations in Paris, marking the centenary of the end of WWI. Ireland is among the countries he intends to visit during that time. A statement from the White House said he plans to “renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations.” He is expected to spend two days in the State, with one in Dublin, and another at Doonbeg, County Clare, where his golf course is located.

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Autumn Garden Fair at Claregalway Castle this weekend

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

This Sunday the annual Autumn Garden Fair takes place again in Claregalway Castle, where some of Ireland’s best nurseries and rare plant specialists will display a great selection of shrubs, trees and more.

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Sample a taste of Oranmore and Clarinbridge this weekend

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

This weekend sees the first two events in the ‘Taste of Oranmore and Clarinbridge’ Gastronomy Programme. This is a three-month programme of weekly events, showcasing the best from food and beverage outlets in Oranmore and Clarinbridge.

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Gardai investigate spate of burglaries in city and county

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

Gardai are appealing for information following a series of burglaries in the city and county over the past week.

A shed at the side of a private home at Moyvilla, Oranmore, was broken into between 2pm on Thursday August 30 and 3pm on Saturday September 1. A Castelgarden ride-on lawnmower and a petrol hedge trimmer were taken from the shed.

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Galway gets ready to celebrate the oyster

Thu, Sep 06, 2018

This year’s Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival, a highlight on the Wild Atlantic Way Calendar, runs from 28th to 30th September 2018, a festival 64 years in the making celebrating an Irish tradition thousands of years old. Galway, the country and this iconic festival may all have changed over those 64 years but what the Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival celebrates is timeless – that unchanging Irish tradition and treasure, and the ongoing pleasure given by those little heroes in a half shell.

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