HSE must start funding assistance dogs for children with autism says Rabbitte

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbite has called for the HSE and the Government to provide financial assistance to support more children with autism in getting the use of specially trained autism assistance dogs.

Deputy Rabbitte was commenting after she raised the issue with the Minister for Health and HSE by way of parliamentary question.

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Galway Labour calls for Yes vote in blasphemy referendum

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

While the referendum on blasphemy has been overshadowed by the presidential election, the Galway West Labour Party is calling for a Yes vote, saying it would “remove a problematic anachronism from the Constitution”.

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Walsh welcomes application for all-weather facility for St James GAA

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

An all-weather training facility at St James’ GAA grounds, on the east side of the city, is among the projects the Galway City Council is seeking funding for under the latest round of Sports Capital Grants.

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Galway student’s video shortlisted for the UN Climate Change Youth Video competition

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Zero Waste - Responsible production & consumption, a video made by Anna Golden, a 19-year-old student from Barna, has been shortlisted for the UN Climate Change Youth Video competition.

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Cyclists, ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ this weekend with Portwest

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

With the October Bank Holiday weekend coming up and clocks going back, cyclists need to ensure that they are fully visible when out and about on public roads. Portwest have just launched their ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ campaign which aims to create awareness of the dangers of poor visibility and methods that can be taken to help prevent accidents.

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Aran Islanders raise funds for hospital comfort fund

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Family and friends of an Aran Island woman, who was a patient at University Hospital Galway, have raised €2,000 for the facility's Oncology Patient Comfort Fund.

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Councillors says €10 million home loan fund is not good enough

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Galway county councillors have spoken out against the size of loan applied by the council for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan Scheme.

Director of services in the housing section, Jean Brann, asked councillors to approve an amount of €10 million to fund housing loans to persons providing accommodation for themselves under the RIHLS.

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New centre opens for Galway branch of Down Syndrome

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

A new resource centre for Galway the Galway Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland has opened at An Fuarán in Moycullen.

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Connemara Green Festival celebrates local food

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

The fourth Connemara Green Festival, held last weekend in Letterfrack, was a delicious celebration of all foods local.

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Indian Cultural and Sports Community Galway to mark Diwali

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

The Indian Cultural & Sports Community Galway will celebrate Diwali - Festival of Lights, a festival celebrated by Indians across the world irrespective of their faith or beliefs.

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Excitement mounts after winning Lotto ticket sold in Milltown

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

There was excitement in Milltown this week as it was revealed a shop in the north Galway village sold a mega Lotto jackpot winning ticket worth almost €4.5 million.

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NUI Galway public lecture series continues

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

A new lecture series at the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies at NUI Galway, will continue with professor of health psychology Molly Byrne on Thursday November 8 at 5pm in the Moore Institute.

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Businesses join forces to host fashion fairy tale for Rosabel’s Rooms

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Two of Galway’s most fashionable establishments, Willow Boutique and Caprice Café, have come together to host a night of fun, fashion and food on Wednesday, November 7 to help raise funds for local charity Rosabel's Rooms.

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Festival of Light and Colour in Galway is set for Christmas 2018

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Galway businesses are joining forces to make Christmas extra special this year.

With support from the city council, the business community is installing a "festive light and colour experience" which will include large lighting installions and projections on buildings.

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Residents warn of 'danger' to children on Oughterard bridge

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Residents in Oughterard have taken to the streets to voice their concerns for the safety of schoolchildren who face heavy traffic crossing the Owenriff River ipon their way to school.

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Galway site with planning for 61 houses up for sale

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

A site with planning permission for 61 houses in Moycullen has been placed on the market for €2.7million.

The 14.45 acre site just outside of Galway city was granted by the Galway County Council on March 26 2018 for a scheme of 61 houses comprising a mix of detached, semi-detached, and terraced housing.

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FG councillor welcomes restrictions on houses and apartments for AirBnB purposes

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

Moves to restrict the use of houses and apartments for AirBnB purposes is a "step in the right direction", but the housing crisis will only be solved with "building more social and affordable housing".

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New Irish company set to tackle hospital waiting lists

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

A new Irish healthcare company aims to tackle Connacht's lengthy hospital waiting lists by providing patients with direct access to some of Europe's best hospitals and medical care.

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NUI Galway open day showcases postgraduate programmes

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

NUI Galway's annual postgraduate open day, taking place on Tuesday November 6, will feature more than 170 full and part-time postgraduate taught programmes along with dozens of research masters and doctoral research options. The event will take place in the university's Bailey Allen Hall from 12 noon to 3pm.

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Western anglers welcome Government's u-turn on pike protection

Thu, Nov 01, 2018

A lengthy campaign by anglers to protect Lough Corrib's wild trout against pike has succeeded.

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