Wild Atlantic Way opened up to Canadian markets as Shannon welcomes new Toronto service from next summer

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Marketing the Wild Atlantic Way to Canada and servicing the huge Irish diaspora will be made all the easier from next June when Air Canada commence their new service from Shannon Airport to Toronto.

Shannon Airport last evening welcomed the announcement by Air Canada of a new direct service from Shannon to Toronto operating from June 2 to October 13 2018. The service will operate four days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Attempted robbery at Wellpark

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Miko and Micheal

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

A loving son’s tender embrace

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Go Wild in Clarinbridge this weekend at free nature fest

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Wildlife, heritage, talks, and walks will all feature in the third Go Wild in Clarinbridge weekend which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, and admission to all events is free.

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Tomorrow is deadline for Fuel Allowance applications

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Tomorrow is the deadline for applications for the Government’s Fuel Allowance scheme, and a local councillor is urging eligible Galwegians to apply.

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Twenty new jobs to be created for Galway

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

A total of 20 new jobs are to be created in Galway by Bluebird Care, which provides domestic nursing and social care for individuals,as part of the company’s expansion in 26 locations throughout the State.

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Health minister accused of “burying” rising hospital waiting lists

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Sinn Féin Councillor Mairéad Farrell has hit out at the Minister for Health over the increase in the number of people on waiting lists at Galway University Hospital (GUH).

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Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Homes and businesses targeted by thieves

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Bereavement information booklets translated into Polish to meet growing diversity of families experiencing hospital deaths

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The growing diversity of families experiencing bereavements at Galway University Hospitals (UHG and Merlin Park) has prompted the facility to translate its information booklets on bereavement and post mortems into Polish - the most commonly used interpreting service for the hospitals.

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Mayor happy with level of decision making at first meeting of the season

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The new Council season commenced this week with some significant and positive announcements, not least of which is the acquisition of the new Childrens Cultural Hub at Lenaboy Castle (St Annes), Taylors Hill. I am delighted to preside as Mayor over this great news story for both the children of Galway and the cultural sector.

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Former children's home to become children's creative hub

Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The transfer of ownership of the former St Anne’s Children’s Home in Lenaboy Castle, at Taylor’s Hill, from the Sisters of Mercy to the Galway City Council, has been agreed.

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20 new jobs to be created for Galway

Mon, Sep 11, 2017

A total of 20 new jobs are to be created in Galway by Bluebird Care, which provides domestic nursing and social care for individuals,as part of the company's expansion in 26 locations throughout the State.

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N59 ground investigation works to begin in October

Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Ground investigation works on the N59 Galway to Clifden road are due to begin by the start of October, with the work taking place between Bunakill and Maam Cross, after what one Galway TD called "painfully slow" progress.

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Thousands expected to travel to Galway for Comedy Carnival

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

More than 15,000 comedy fans are set to arrive in the city during the October Bank Holiday weekend to attend the Vodafone Comedy Carnival Galway, an event which is expected to boost the local economy by at least €5 million.

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Inaugural ‘Architecture at the Edge’ festival — exploring the power of architecture to transform lives

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Fans of buildings and and how they impact our lives, you are in for a treat in Galway and Mayo next month — Architecture at the Edge is a new festival in designed to encourage citizens to explore their built environment and to gain a deeper understanding of the many ways architecture impacts our lives. Celebrating the west of Ireland’s rich architectural heritage, both old and new, the inaugural Architecture at the Edge festival will take place from September 29 – October 1 throughout County Galway and into County Mayo. The festival will feature a series of talks, expert-led guided tours, workshops and exhibitions and will offer audiences a unique opportunity to explore homes, buildings and spaces that are not usually open to the public.

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Ó Cuív demands proposals to amalgamate Galway councils be abandoned

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Proposals to amalgamate the Galway City Council and Galway County Council into one local authority body for the entire county should be “abandoned”, as rural areas, especially the Gaeltacht and the Islands, “would suffer as a result of the move”.

This is the view of Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Regional, Rural, Gaeltacht, and Island Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív, who was speaking following the publication of the interim report from the expert advisory group. According to Dep Ó Cuív, the report “extols the benefits” of establishing an economic development unit within a new city and county structure, and discusses the possibility of linking in with IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, and the third level education institutions. However, he says it “completely ignores the Gaeltacht area”.

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Cannon says new Irish syllabus will strengthen language in Galway

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, has said that the introduction of the new junior cycle specifications for Irish can only help strengthen and preserve the language for future generations in Galway.

Minister Cannon said; “While recent Census figures indicate a decline in the use of the Irish language in Galway Gaeltacht areas, the new junior cycle specifications announced by Minister Bruton today will undoubtedly go a long way towards helping future generations of speakers to use the language more effectively and confidently. The strengthening of Irish is a primary goal of the Government’s 20 year strategy on the Irish Language, and the introduction of new specifications for junior cycle Irish represents a significant change from existing approaches to the teaching, learning, and assessment of Irish at junior cycle level.

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Kinvara-based artist paints ‘peace’ on walls of French World War town

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

An international artist from County Tyrone, based in Kinvara County Galway, has returned this week from a six week stay in the French town of Grenay where he painted seven murals on cemetery walls with twenty four young people in a project that aims to inspire young adults who are unemployed or beginning their careers.

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Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Meet Liam McCarthy at Galway Memorial Walk

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Networking event for charities and community groups

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Charities and community organisations in the city and county are invited to attend a networking event which will take place on Thursday September 21 at the Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, from 7pm to 9pm.

The event is being organised by Volunteer Galway and The Wheel, the organisation which supports and represents community, voluntary and charitable groups.

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