Parents who suspect flu should keep children home from school says McNelis

Mon, Jan 08, 2018

With children up to 15 considered at risk from the so-called ‘Aussie flu’ this winter, a local councillor has said it is "vital" the warnings of doctors and medical experts "are heeded", and that "children showing symptoms of flu are kept home from school".

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More than €4.5 million in funding for Headford Road

Mon, Jan 08, 2018

More than €4.5 million in funding has been allocated for surface works and strengthening of the N84 Headford Road, an investment a local councillor has called both "significant" and "long overdue".

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Council secures funding for flood defences

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The Galway City Council has secured funding for a major flood defence project for the city. The announcement was made by Galway city Mayor Pearce Flannery following an emergency meeting on Wednesday morning at 7am between the OPW Minister, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, an senior executives of the city council, and councillors.

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Farrell demands ‘full review’ of city’s flood defences

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

A city councillor is demanding a “full review” be carried out into Galway’s flood defences, following the severe flooding caused by Storm Eleanor this week.

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Galway councils must learn from major floods, says O Tuathail

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

After a night of distributing and stacking donated sandbags to Galway residents and businesses, Social Democrats candidate Niall Ó Tuathail, says Galway Councils were “simply not good enough” and “need to learn from this for future floods”.

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A wedding overlooking the Atlantic at Inishbofin House Hotel and Spa

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The award winning Inishbofin House Hotel and Spa is a unique destination wedding venue that wedding couples and their guests rave about.

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Galway families face tough start to 2018, warn Greens

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Galway families are facing into a very difficult start to 2018, particularly in the areas of rent and childcare, as the Budget’s measure come into effect, the Green Party’s Galway West candidate has warned.

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Cannon welcomes minimum wage boost

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that this week’s increase in the minimum wage to €9.55 per hour will give a boost to lower paid workers in Galway.

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Planning permission lodged for Clarin College, says Canney

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

News that an application for planning permission for Clarin College, Athenry has been lodged with Galway County Council was welcomed this week by Galway East TD Seán Canney.

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Twenty-two estates taken in charge by Galway County Council

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Twenty-two estates have been taken in charge by the Galway County Council throughout 2016 and 2017, with discussions taking place to bring more estates under the council’s remit.

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Thu, Jan 04, 2018

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Galway loses ‘clean’ status in latest IBAL litter survey

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter shows Galway city has lost the ‘Clean’ status it gained earlier in 2017 and is ‘moderately littered’ in 30th position in the ranking of 40 towns and cities. Ballybane also fell, from 24th to 38th, and is deemed ‘littered’.

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TUI announce new service to Palma Majorca from Ireland West Airport for summer 2018

Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Leading Tour Operator TUI, today announced they are adding Majorca to their summer programme from Ireland West Airport Knock for summer 2018.

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High Court dismiss challenge of Galway family who turned down four-bedroom house

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

The High Court has dismissed a woman and her five children’s challenge against Galway County Council’s refusal to provide them with continued emergency accommodation after they turned down an offer of a four-bedroom house.

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Strong performance in 2017 for innovation and entrepreneurship at NUI Galway

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

The latest data from NUI Galway’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem shows a strong performance for 2017. The year saw significant high-quality collaborative research and license agreements with industry, and a number of new spin-outs created on campus. A programme was established on campus to provide new business innovators with the supports needed to accelerate their medical technology inventions to the market. Over 1,500 staff and students were actively engaged in entrepreneurship through the University’s education and mentorship programmes, Blackstone Launchpad and Explore.

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Garda probe after attacker mugs teen and steals vital insulin pump

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Gardai in the city are investigating an incident last weekend in which a teenage woman was attacked and had vital medical equipment stolen.

The 16-year-old had just disembarked from a bus when she was attacked near Galway Cathedral.

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Anam Cara event for bereaved parents next month

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Anam Cara Galway, an organisation that supports bereaved parents, is hosting its first monthly meeting of 2018 on Wednesday January 10 from 7.30pm-9:00pm in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybritt, Galway.

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Boost for Cappagh Park facility is essential, says Naughton

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

€57,000 is to be invested in the Cappagh Park Sports Facility, Knocknacarra, Galway, under the Regional Sports Capital Programme, local Fine Gael TD Hildegarde Naughton has announced.

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Councillor describes local electoral boundary review as unsatisfactory

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Independent councillor James Charity has described the terms of reference to the local electoral boundary review by Minister John Phelan as wholly unsatisfactory from Galway county and city’s viewpoint.

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Local driving instructor wins Leading Light in Road Safety award

Thu, Dec 28, 2017

A Galway man has been awarded a Road Safety Authority Leading Lights Approved Driving Instructor (Car) award for 2017.

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