After seven years of presidency, he’s still our Michael D

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

It comes as little surprise that Michael D Higgins has declared his intention to contest the presidency of Ireland for a second term - some 52 years since the incumbent Eamon de Valera won a second term before leaving leaving office at 90 years of age.

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Councillors slam student housing development report for Westwood Hotel

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Galway city councillors have slammed the application for the proposed student housing development at the Westwood Hotel site in Dangan.

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Discover the magic of Coole Park with a Sunday walk

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Discover the magic that drew WB Yeats to Coole Park for 20 summers, and join a free nature walk on Sunday (July 15).

The walk in the former estate of Lady Gregory, is suitable for all ages, and will start from the visitor centre and will last approximately an hour and a half. Dogs are not permitted on guided walks, except guide dogs.

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Locals look to save Rusheen Bay water sports school from developers

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Rusheen Bay, one of Galway city's main water sports amenities, is being auctioned on Friday July 20 and risks being “lost forever unless people act fast”, according to a group of water sports enthusiasts, now seeking to buy the school.

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Council calls for ratification of The Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

The Galway City Council will call on the Government to ratify The Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs.

The Convention was adopted by the Council of Europe on July 9 2014 in order to criminalise illegal organ transportations.

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New psychiatric unit signals a new era in mental health service delivery

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

T he new acute adult mental health unit, which opened in the grounds of University Hospital Galway recently, represents a major step forward for local psychiatric services, the former chairperson of the HSE West's regional health forum said this week.

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Increase in number of fines for parking illegally in disabled spaces

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

The number of Garda fines for motorists who park illegally in disabled parking spaces has doubled in Galway in the past five years, according to a local disability campaigner.

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Improved rail services is key to west’s development

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Improved rail services and better connectivity to Dublin are key to economic development in the west of Ireland, according to Green Party candidate for Galway West, Pauline O'Reilly.

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Galway City Council to support #Makewayday campaign

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

The Galway City Council has agreed to support the the establishment of an annual Make Way Day taking place on September 26 2018.

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Galway county playgrounds benefit from funding

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Five playgrounds in County Galway are to receive funding of €242,500.

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Still time to volunteer for Galway arts festival 2018

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

The Galway International Arts Festival gets underway this Monday, July 16, but there is still time to volunteer at the festival - the largest to date in the event's 41 year history.

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Late night buses for festival fans

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Bus Éireann is accommodating festival fans with night weekend services on two key city routes for the upcoming Galway International Arts Festival,

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Building bridges in the community

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

A voluntary organisation which runs workshops and programmes on confidence building, leadership skills, personal growth, and organisational development in the city is spearheading a fundraising drive to support its work.

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Psychiatric services inadequate, says local TD

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Patients in need of psychiatric treatment are walking out of the emergency department of University Hospital Galway because of the overcrowding problem at the facility, according to a local TD.

"It is clear the existing service is at crisis point," insists Deputy Catherine Connolly. "This is necessitating ongoing visits by the Mental Health Commission who have repeatedly highlighted the inadequacies of the service."

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Children encouraged to join free summer reading programme

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

A new reading programme to encourage children to read has been launched in Galway.

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Galway four in rowing squads

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Four young Galway rowers have been selected to represent Ireland at the upcoming Coupe de la Jeunesse, which will be hosted by Ireland this year.

Caoileann Nic Dhonncha and Elise Carney of Colaiste Iognaid, and Michael Daly and Matthew Gallagher of St Joseph’s RC, join 28 rowers from Dublin, Wicklow, Limerick, Cork, Kerry, Wexford, Fermanagh and Derry at the annual international rowing regatta for rowers 18 years or under.

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Five days and counting to Galway's biggest arts festival yet

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Over 14 days, the city can look forward to more than 200 events, across 32 venues, and involving more than 600 artists and performers, in what is to date, the largest Galway International Arts Festival ever staged.

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Upsurge of lion's man jellyfish in Galway

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Swimmers and coastal visitors are being urged to photograph and report any sightings of lion's mane jellyfish in Galway.

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Run the Streets for Galway Rape Crisis Centre

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is looking for community support for some of its fundraising activities over the summer.

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Council allocates funds for housing loans to first time buyers

Thu, Jul 12, 2018

The Galway City Council has approved the raising of a loan of €1.5 million for the purpose of granting house purchase and improvement loans in Galway city.

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