Barna woman to represent Luxembourg in Tralee

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Barna woman Amber Crean will be one of those flying the Galway flag in Tralee this summer when she will represent her adopted workplace as the Luxembourg Rose.

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Cannon welcomes funding for Tuam Babies documentary

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has welcomed the allocation of €5.991m under the Sound & Vision 3 Broadcasting Funding Scheme to 126 radio and television projects, among them a feature length documentary on the Tuam Babies, to be entitled Limbo.

Minister Cannon said he is very pleased with this announcement from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) which has allocated funding amounting to €5.991m to 126 radio and television projects.

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Clarin College annual colour run to raise funds for JIGSAW

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

The annual colour run is returning to Clarin College Athenry, with this year’s event expected to be bigger and better than ever.

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Marts to review their safety procedures, says Canney

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Marts across the country have reviewed their work arrangements to improve safety for farmers, according to East Galway TD, Sean Canney.

Speaking this week, he said that health and safety issues are a growing concern in all marts.

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Organise a tea day for Western Alzheimers tomorrow

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Western Alzheimers are asking you to host a Tea Day in your home, work or local club tomorrow Friday April 20.

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Hundreds could miss out as deadline looms for submitting housing needs assessment applications

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Hundreds of people could miss out on securing local authority accommodation if they do not fill out a form sent to them by the Galway City Council and return it within the next two weeks.

Independent city councillor Terry O’Flaherty issued the warning after it was revealed this week that almost 40 per cent of applicants on the waiting list for housing had failed to return the form by the April 12 deadline.

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Farrell demands HSE reinstate access to Versatis pain relief patches

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

The HSE’s decision to restrict access to Versatis pain relief patches must be reviewed, especially as it is causing “suffering and anxiety” to the 25,000 patients directly affected by the move.

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Galway Greens call for decriminalisation of Cannabis

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Cannabis is being used as a "medical treatment" in some circumstances, while others smoke it for recreational purposes the same way some people "like a glass of wine in the evening", meaning it is time the drug was decriminalised.

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Tributes paid to visionary Dr Chris Coughlan

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Tributes were being paid last evening to industrial and cultural visionary Dr Chris Coughlan, who died suddenly this week. Through his involvement with a variety of commercial and cultural organisations in the city, Dr Coughlan made an immense contribution to the development of Galway, spearheading most of the current plans for future-proofing the city.

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Foróige TechSpace group at Galway City Youth Café

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Foróige is currently running a TechSpace - a space where young people can expand their imagination and creativity with the aid of technology - in the Galway City Youth Café on Fairgreen Road.

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Series of events to celebrating Moycullen’s heritage

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

The first of a series of events to celebrate Moycullen’s heritage will be held on Sunday.

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Galway City Museum wins 2018 Experts’ Choice Award

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Galway City Museum has been chosen as a winner of the TripExpert Experts’ Choice Award - an accolade accorded less than two per cent of of attractions worldwide.

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Gardai probe burglaries in city and county

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

A house on Wellpark Road was broken into on Thursday April 5 at 3pm. The home owners returned to find the front window forced open and a number of items stolen.

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NUI Galway co-hosts Judging Shaw exhibition at Columbia University on Monday

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

NUI Galway and The Royal Irish Academy, in association with the Heyman Center, Columbia University, New York, will host a Judging Shaw Day, featuring a roundtable discussion entitled, ‘Shaw, Our Contemporary?’ a keynote lecture by Fintan O’Toole and a Judging Shaw Exhibition, on this Monday April 16 at Columbia University.

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Shannon year-round service to JFK is good news for Galway, says Cannon

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Shannon Airport has welcomed the announcement by Aer Lingus that its Shannon / New York JFK service will operate year-round in 2019. Shannon is set to operate it largest Transatlantic service in 17 years with eight transatlantic services operated by six different carriers across seven destinations from Shannon in 2018.

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Council caps housing units at new urban village

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Galway city councillors have voted unanimously to put a cap on housing units per hectare at a new urban village.

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Leisureland LoveBoth rally hears calls for campaign to remain focused

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

1,000 supporters of the Eighth Amendment attended the “Stand Up For Life” rally which was organised by LoveBoth in Leisureland last week.

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Oranmore volunteer to head for Haiti with Haven

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

A volunteer from Oranmore is among a group of 35 who will travelling to Haiti this weekend. Haven, a prominent Irish NGO working on the ground in Haiti, is undertaking its twelfth volunteer trip to Haiti and Jan Gottsche from Oranmore is setting off on this life-changing experience with Haven’s 2018 Volunteer Programme.

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Let’s talk creepy crawlies

Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Eanna Ni Lamhna, well-known TV and radio presenter of Mooney Goes Wild, will give a talk entitled “Going Wild in the World of Creepy Crawlies” to the Headford Environment Group.

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