NUI Galway launches biodiversity trail to showcase its natural habitats

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

NUI Galway has launched a new biodiversity trail highlighting the rich variety of animal and plant life on the campus.

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Time to show the world the heart of Ireland

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

A new masterplan to highlight the beauty and history of Ireland's National Parks and Reserves was launched by Josepha Madigan, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in Coole Park last Monday.

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Crowe confirms water upgrades for Galway city east

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

The Galway City Council, in partnership with Irish water, will upgrade the water infrastructure in Briarhill and Rosshill, Fianna Fáil city councillor Michael Crowe confirmed this week.

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Councillor welcomes court's decision on waste facility challenge

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

A Ballinasloe area councillor has welcomed the High Court's decision to grant permission to a group of County Galway residents to challenge the Galway County Council’s decision to issue a waste facility permit at a facility close to their homes.

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Celebrate all things sheep on Saturday

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Galway 2020’s Project Baa Baa will present the first of its events as a part of Sheep 2018 Farm to Fork in Athenry this weekend.

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Popular ‘people's build’ returns to arts festival

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

A favourite of the 2017 Galway International Arts Festival,the spectacular architectural build, is back this year.

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Mayor calls for primary education to be made free

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

The Mayor of Galway, Niall McNelis, has called for the banning of the ‘voluntary contribution’ parents are expected to make to schools, and demanded the Government provide school books at no cost, ahead of the new term in September.

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Female scientists to take to the streets to talk STEM this weekend for Soapbox Science Galway 2018

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

This weekend will see female scientists bring their research to the masses at the second annual Soapbox Science event in the city.

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Local science festival to get Government funding

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Galway Science and Technology Festival is one of 12 such events in the country which is to get a cash boost from the Government.

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NUIG Students elect female president

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Megan Reilly has been elected president of the Students' Union in NUI Galway.

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Generations celebrate Shark's fortieth anniversary

Thu, Jul 05, 2018

Three generations of the Kelly family were among the members of Shark Swimming Club which celebrated its 40th anniversary at the weekend.

Brendan Kelly, son of founder Maura, was the recipient of the special Bill Connell award which was launched on the night, with sympathies extended to Bill Connell's family on his recent death.

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Mayor calls for primary education to be made free

Tue, Jul 03, 2018

The Mayor of Galway, Niall McNelis, has called for the banning of the ‘voluntary contribution’ parents are expected to make to schools, and demanded the Government provide school books at no cost, ahead of the new term in September.

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Pálás Cinema up for global architecture award

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Pálás Cinema, designed by architect Tom de Paor, and just opened last week, has been shortlisted in two categories in the prestigious International World Architecture Festival Awards (WAN) which will take place in Amsterdam this November.

The categories in which it is nominated are Culture- Completed Buildings and Use of Colour. The World Architecture Festival is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and inspiring outstanding architecture. It is the only architecture event where keynote talks from the industry’s most influential figures sit alongside live judging presentations from over 500 award finalists, plus global networking and an international product exhibition.

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Fulacht Fia Chairde marks another successful year for Ghaillimh le Gaeilge

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

The sun made a welcome return to Fulacht Fia Chairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge as Cairde and Stiúrthóirí enjoyed a wonderful evening of music and food wn The Galmont, Bóthar Loch an tSáile, Gaillimh. The Fulacht Fia was kindly sponsored by Cairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge: Joyce’s Supermarkets, Stewart Construction and Sweeney Oil. Míle buíochas dóibh ar fad.

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Beyond the castle walls — it’s Galway Garden Festival time

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

The charming surrounds of Claregalway Castle will once again provide the stunning backdrop to the ninth annual Galway Garden Festival, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday week July 7 and July 8.

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Hundreds take to Ladies Beach for Galway Simon Dip at Dawn

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Over 160 people joined Galway Simon Community for their first ever Dip at Dawn event in Salthill last week. The event was organised on the longest day of the year as an act of solidarity with the almost 10,000 people in emergency accommodation across the country and the many more hidden homeless and in homeless services.

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Quidel Corporation opens new Business Service Centre in heart of city

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Quidel Corporation a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, celebrated opening its new Business Service Centre in Merchant’s Road in Galway city this week.

The celebration marks the company’s first expansion into international facilities. and the new office will support Quidel’s growing international business, a portfolio that has experienced substantial growth due to the recent acquisition of Alere’s Triage® business.

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Galway Baybes set new course record in 555k cycle

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

The Galway Baybes set hearts racing in Donegal last Friday and Saturday when they took on the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra, their second ever ultra cycling endurance race. The team of riders, all members of Galway Triathlon Club set a new course record for the 555k distance, winning the women’s four person category in a time of 19 hours and 24 minutes.

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Radical improvement of Galway commuter rail services needed, says O Cuiv

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has called on Iarnród Éireann to provide more frequent commuter services into Galway, on both the Athlone to Galway and the Limerick to Galway lines.

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Cannon hopes Galway will become epicentre of audio-visual sector

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has welcomed the launch of the Government`s €200m Audio-visual Action Plan which aims to double employment in the audio-visual sector. Minister Cannon has said that given Galway’s strong creative pedigree, it is well placed to become the epicentre of the sector in Ireland.

He said he welcomes the launch of this industry-wide, long-term plan, under the Creative Ireland Programme, which will support the Government’s ambition to enable Ireland to become a global hub for the production of Film, TV drama and animation.

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