Inspirational Galwaywomen to be recognised at inaugural Irish Women’s Awards 2019

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Four Galway women are to be honoured for their excellence at the Irish Women’s Awards 2019 which will be held in Dublin later this month.

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€50,000 investment fund for Galway’s Young Entrepreneurs

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Local Enterprise Office Galway is this week launching the Galway stage of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur programme for 2019.

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NUI Galway medical students celebrate fourteen years of Teddy Bear Hospital next week

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

The 14th annual Teddy Bear Hospital at NUI Galway will take place Thursday January 17 and Friday 18.

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More than thirty stray horses rounded up in city in 2018

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

A total of 35 wandering horses have been lifted by joint Garda and local authority swoops on city housing estates in the past 12 months.

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Councillors say gardai should make more effort to prosecute law-breaking cyclists

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Galway city councillors have raised concerns whether enough is being done to tackle offences committed by cyclists in the city.

Councillors were presented with a report by Garda Chief Superintendent Tom Curley at Monday’s JPC meeting at City Hall, which said the number of recorded cyclists’ crimes for 2018 was 23 down on 43 per cent from 2017.

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Kyne brands planning application delay for new UHG emergency department 'unacceptable'

Mon, Jan 07, 2019

The delay in submitting a planning application for the new emergency department at UHG is "unacceptable", especially as the current department is "not fit for purpose".

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120 projects in Galway awarded Community Enhancement Programme funding

Mon, Jan 07, 2019

More than €600,000 has been provided to some 120 projects and community organisations in rural and urban areas of Galway, under the Government’s Community Enhancement Programme.

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End of an era as political giant Killilea passes away

Thu, Jan 03, 2019

Hundreds are expected to turn out in Belclare this morning [Thursday January 3] for the funeral of former MEP, TD, and senator, Mark Killilea, who passed away this week aged 79.

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Council money on luxury items would be better spent on social housing, says Lohan

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

The end of the year gives us time to reflect and to take stock of what we have done. It is also a time when the pace of work slows and we spend time with family and friends, share gifts and indulge. The picture of warm hearth and a decorated tree comes into the minds eye. This, or some similar variation, is how it ought to be for all.

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A final nostalgic chance tonight for past pupils of Pres’ Athenry

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

With just months left until the pupils and staff of the Presentation College Athenry leave their old building and move to a state of the art new premises, past pupils and staff are being given a final chance tonight (Thursday) to see their old school this Christmas.

The move to the new premises is expected to take place in March, but if you are home for Christmas and want to take a trip down memory lane with your school friends, come along to a Final Farewell Party in the school tonight Thursday December 27.

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Zimmer Biomet celebrates 10 Years in Ireland

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Zimmer Biomet, a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, is celebrating a decade in Ireland. A leading employer in Oranmore and Shannon, the company’s footprint in Ireland now features two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities plus a professional education centre that attracts healthcare professionals from around the world.

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Ireland West Airport set for busiest Christmas period ever

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Ireland West Airport is expecting over 50,000 passengers to pass through the airport this December with 30,000 passengers welcomed through the airport over the Christmas period, making it the busiest in the airport’s history.

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Report shows rents in Galway city are second highest in the State

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Rents in Galway city are the second highest in the State, according to a the Residential Tenancies Board Ireland’s rent index for the third quarter of 2018, which has just been published.

The report shows the average annual rent increase across the State was 7.5 per cent. It also revealed that rents are now averaging at €1,187, an annual increase of 1.3 per cent.

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Ballybrit woman serves up a Galway Christmas in her popular Irish cafe in Germany

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

They say the Germans invented the Christmas as we know it and thousands of us flock to their cities for its winter traditional markets while we try to replicate them at home.

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Thousands of Galwegians paying ‘higher than necessary bin charges’, says Grealish

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Some 2,500 adults and children in County Galway, who suffer from long-term incontinence problems, are being forced to pay higher bin charges for disposing of their adult nappies, a Galway TD has claimed.

In the Dáíl, Independent Galway West TD Noel Grealish raised the issue of the delay in introducing the €75 annual support, towards the cost of disposing of medical incontinence products, for those with lifelong or long-term medical incontinence. According to the HSE there are 2,463 people in Galway city and county who are in receipt of incontinence wear products from their public health nurse.

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Plaque unveiled to late visionary Chris Coughlan

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

The contribution of the late Dr Chris Coughlan to Galway was marked this week by the unveiling of a plaque in his memory at a ceremony at the Computer & Communications Museum of Ireland (CCMI) which he cofounded.

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Samaritans are giving the gift of listening this Christmas — when it is most needed

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Samaritans volunteers in Galway are giving the gift of listening this Christmas by ensuring its services remain open for those most in need throughout the festive period.

Christmas can be a challenging time for some and that is why Samaritans volunteers from Galway branch are helping to keep the service running over the festivities - even on Christmas Day.

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County councillors criticise Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s objections to planning applications

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Galway county councillors have hit out about the role of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in planning permission applications around the county.

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Gardai investigate city and county robberies

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Gardai are appealing for information following a robbery in the early hours of Sunday December 16.

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Galway hotels bracing for Brexit storm

Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Despite another year of growth in 2018, business sentiment among hotels in Galway and across the country has dropped significantly according to the latest hotel barometer from the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF).

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