Cannon welcomes go ahead for cycling bridge across the Shannon

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Minister Ciarán Cannon has welcomed the granting of planning permission for a new pedestrian and cycle bridge crossing the River Shannon in Athlone.

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Charities benefit as hurling stars attend AIB community event.

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

AIB Galway hosted a community event for COPE Galway and Galway Hospice last week in the Clayton Hotel in Ballybrit. In attendance was GAA Hurler of the Year Joe Canning and his fellow All-star teammate Gearoid Mc Inerney. More than 300 people attended the event to help raise funds for the two charities. Over €1,500 was raised which will be split evenly amongst the two charities.

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Portumna public water supply removed from Remedial Action List following Irish Water works

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

The Portumna water supply has been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Remedial Action List (RAL) following a programme of upgrade works to the treatment plant by Irish Water.

Last May, the Portumna water supply was deemed to be THM-compliant by the EPA who then changed the scheme’s categorisation on the RAL to ‘treatment and management issues’. Upon completion of a year-long programme of works to enhance process optimisation procedures at the plant, along with upgrade works, the scheme has been removed from the list.

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High Court rejects latest legal challenge to Apple data centre in Athenry

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Plans by tech giant Apple to develop an €850 million data centre outside Athenry have once again been given the go-ahead this week with a decision by the High Court to reject an eleventh-hour appeal by two local residents. The pair had sought to challenge the court's previous decision to refuse their application to have planning permission for the development overturned.

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Fascinating session at Functional Medicine Conference

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The world of health and medicine is forever-evolving, how can we stay up to date with research and do we know what the future holds?

This year, at the 2nd Annual Lifestyle and Functional Medicine Conference to be held in Galway this weekend, (November 3/4 ) the organisers have announced a new session called The Future Trends. A short fast-paced session similar to Ted Talk style., the FMC has gathered some of brightest thinkers and passionate leaders from a diverse cross-section of industries to contemplate the future trends from industries as varied as medicine and technology to the marine and environment.

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Minister rubbishes story that Salmon Weir was for sale

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Minister for Natural Resources Sean Kyne has rubbished a circulating story that the Salmon Weir might be put up for sale.

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New MetLife Global Technology Campus to open in the city next week

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Global insurance giant MetLife will officially open its new premises in Hynes Buildings, St Augustine Street, next Tuesday.

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Support your local dog rescue by leaving a gift to charity in your will

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

In conjunction with ‘My Legacy Week 2017’ on this week, local dog rescue charity MADRA asks that you consider leaving a gift to their organisation in your will.

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Plans for new hotel and artisan food hub in Spiddal

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Baile Éamoinn Teoranta are seeking planning permission to develop Óstán An Chuain, a new four-star hotel and artisan food innovation hub with state of the art fitness, wellbeing, and leisure facilities in the village of An Spidéal.

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Once director John Carney appointed adjunct professor at NUI Galway

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

the most acclaimed and successful contemporary Irish film directors, has been appointed an Adjunct Professor with the Huston School of Film and Digital Media at NUI Galway. Mr Carney will give talks and workshops in the Huston School over the next three-years, including the forthcoming BA in Film and Digital Media, and will also contribute to the increasing integration of the school’s programmes with the film and audio-visual industry in Ireland and internationally.

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Cannon says church vandalism highlights need for CCTV scheme

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, has said that the vandalism of a church near Clifden highlights the need for rural communities to avail of Government funding for CCTV.

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Galway encouraged to make its views known on Ireland 2040 Plan

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Galway residents, businesses, and community groups are being encouraged to make their views known on the final draft of the Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework as public consultation deadline has been extended.

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Information evening on rheumatoid arthritis to be held in Galway

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

An information evening on living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will be held in Galway on Wednesday November 8. The event is organised by Arthritis Ireland and supported by MSD Ireland.

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Galway Regional Winner and National Carer of the Year nominee announced

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Ivy Cooke from Barna has been named as Galway’s nominee for Carer of the Year for 2017.

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Bonham Quay development gets green light from city council

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The availability of high end office space which is key to attracting modern high-tech industries to the heart of Galway was enhanced this week with the granting of planning permission for the Bonham Quay development at Galway Harbour.

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First National Harp Day to be celebrated in Galway

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

On Saturday, November 11, Galway will be filled with the sounds of Ireland’s iconic instrument, the harp. Celebrating the first National Harp Day, Galway members of the newly formed national organisation Cruit Éireann/Harp Ireland have organized three free events in Galway City Museum during the day, and an informal concert in the Crane Bar in the evening.

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Galway City Museum turns ten and it has cake

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Galway City Museum is 10 years old and proud to celebrate a decade of success since officially opening in 2007. Building on the work of the previous museum in Comerford House which opened in the 1970s, the current building was established by Galway City Council to further safeguard and promote the cultural heritage of Galway.

The past 10 years have seen the development of both long-term and temporary, high quality and engaging archaeology, art, history and science exhibitions. During this time, staff have made Galway City Museum an experience to remember, growing visitor numbers from 16,000 in year one to an astonishing 220,000 plus visitors today.

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City Council wins national award for Knocknacarra bring banks

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Galway City Council has won a top national award for its bring banks in Knocknacarra, which is the busiest centre in the country.

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Thu, Nov 02, 2017

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Tuam designer Joanne Hynes launches two-week pop-up in Dunnes Stores

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Renowned fashion designer Joanne Hynes launches a two-week pop up in Dunnes Stores, Eyre Square this Saturday. Joanne will unveil her latest collection with an exclusive event in the Galway store where customers can get the chance to meet the designer herself, enjoy a fashion presentation and shop.

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