Tuam excavation may not start until early next summer

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The long-awaited and much-welcomed excavation of the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam will probably not commence before early next summer, in order to allow for legislative backing of the move.

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Tuam excavation not expected to start before summer

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The long-awaited and much-welcomed excavation of the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in Tuam will probably not commence before early next summer, in order to allow for legislative backing of the move.

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Galway student's video shortlisted for the UN Climate Change Youth Video competition

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Zero Waste - Responsible production & consumption, a video made by Anna Golden, a 19 year old student from Barna, has been shortlisted for the UN Climate Change Youth Video competition.

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Fine Gael committed to tackling plastic waste, says Naughton

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Chairperson of the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee, Hildegarde Naughton, has said Fine Gael is committed to tackling plastic waste and increasing the level of plastic recycling.

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Impending closure of YAP service in Galway/Roscommon will have detrimental impact on young people and families, says Murphy

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has highlighted the impending closure of YAP Ireland’s service in Galway/Roscommon and the detrimental impact he feels this will have on young people and families in the area.

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McGuinness confirms MEPs vote to ban single use plastics

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The European Parliament has voted through legislation to ban single use plastics like cotton buds, stirrers, plastic plates and cutlery, Mairead McGuinness MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament has confirmed.

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Anam Cara Galway monthly parent evening

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Anam Cara Galway, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its monthly parent evening on Wednesday November 7 at 7:20pm in the Clayton Hotel, Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway.

The meeting offers parents a safe and comfortable forum where they can connect with other bereaved parents who will understand the depth of their grief and loss. Anam Cara CEO, Sharon Vard, stressed that this event is open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age of the child or children, the circumstances of their death, or whether this was recent or not.

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Mazars unveils new Galway office with plans to create thirty jobs

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Leading audit, tax and advisory firm Mazars has officially opened its new Galway office and announced that it will create up to 30 new jobs over a three-year period, doubling the headcount of the office from 30 to 60. While 20 of the new positions will service its recently created outsourced accounting business in Galway, there will be an additional 10 roles in audit, tax and advisory also located in the new office.

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Cannon calls on Church to engage with Tuam survivors

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

An East Galway TD is calling on the Bons Secours Order and the archdiocese of Tuam to actively engage with those affected by issues relating to the former Mothers and Baby Home at Tuam.

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that the both the Order and the archdiocese should take every opportunity to help bring healing to the survivors and all those affected.

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Author of The Cow Book to read in Gort Library tomorrow

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

An honest and compelling account of embracing farm life, ‘The Cow Book’ by John Connell has become one of the most remarkable memoirs to come out of Ireland this year. As part the Burren Winterage Weekend, John Connell will read from his book tomorrow Friday October 26 between 3 and 4 pm at Gort Library. This event is supported by the Healthy Ireland at your Library initiative.

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Gardai probe burglaries of house and van

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Gardai are appealing for information following a burglary at a house in Renmore last week.

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Claregalway 2020 cross-culture Halloween event to be held this weekend

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

The innovative team behind Claregalway 2020 is hosting a novel event this weekend that looks at the legends of the season in the many cultures that now live in the city and county.

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Galwaywoman appointed as director of markets at Bord Bia

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Bord Bia, Ireland’s food board, has appointed Moycullen native Ailish Forde as Director of Markets where she will implement Bord Bia’s new Plan to Grow framework across all overseas markets. Previously, Ms Forde led the food and beverage division as Food and Beverage Strategy and Planning Director.

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Galway roads get €1.1 million for storm damage repairs

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

A total of €1.1 million has been allocated to the repair of roads throughout County Galway, which were damaged by a series of storms this year. The funding will come through a special maintenance grant.

The funding was announced yesterday by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, and has been welcomed by the Independent Galway West TD Noel Grealish. Dep Grealish said the extent of the damage from the various storms meant the “normal allocation” the Galway County Council receives for roads upkeep “just wouldn’t cover the repairs needed”.

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Oireachtas Lifetime Achievement Award for pioneering Pádhraic Ó Ciardha

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

An tOireachtas announced this week that the Oireachtas Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to one of the leading figures in the Irish language broadcasting sector in the last twenty five years, Pádhraic Ó Ciardha.

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Ó Cuív demands Inishbofin coastal erosion study ‘be conducted without delay’

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

A coastal erosion and flood risk management study for Inishbofin, which was approved for funding in 2015, has still not been carried out, a situation a leading Galway TD has called “disappointing”.

According to Fianna Fáil Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív, €90,000 was approved by the Office of Public Works under its Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme. The TD raised the issue in the Dáil and was told by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, that “it would appear” the Galway County Council has “not completed this study or submitted any results of the study to the Office of Public Works”.

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Athenry-Oranmore councillors reject proposed budget

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

Athenry-Oranmore councillors have voted by four to one to reject the proposed 2019 budget for the Athenry-Oranmore Municipal District, saying the area’s property tax and commercial rates are being used to “subsidise the rest of the county”.

Independent councillor James Charity proposed the motion to reject the budget, on the basis that a system was being adopted which saw only nine per cent of the county budget allocated to an area with one of the highest populations in the county, and which is consistently showing major growth. The proposal was supported by councillors Gabe Cronnelly, Jim Cuddy, and Martina Kinnane, with Cllr Frank Kearney opposing.

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Artist survives Japanese storm to present exciting new works

Thu, Oct 25, 2018

A Galway-based artist, who was recently honoured by the Irish Chinese community, will exhibit colourful new work at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, which will be held at the RDS from November 9-11.

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Homelessness problem the worst it has ever been in the city

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Homelessness in Galway city is the worst in 20 years, according to assistant CEO of Cope Galway, Martin O'Connor, his comments come in the wake of this week's death of young man in the grounds of City Hall.

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Galway’s biggest video game festival returns this October Bank Holiday

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Galway city is gearing up for its biggest ever video game and YouTuber festival, with the return of GamerFest to the Galmont Hotel on October 28 and 29.

Central to the festival will be the hugely anticipated Fortnite Zone, where visitors can enjoy a range of Fortnite entertainment, including live stage challenges and Q&As with Fortnite YouTubers.

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