Dun Aengus visitor centre to get €600,000 in funding

Mon, Apr 09, 2018

The visitor centre at Dun Aengus on Inis Mór is set for a major upgrade after funding totalling €600,000 was confirmed this morning - a move one leading Galway TD said he hoped would boost tourism to the region.

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Strong opposition to social housing development

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

An unprecedented number of objections to the proposed building of more than 70 new social housing units on the Ballymoneen Road in Knocknacarra have been made, according to councillor Mike Crowe.

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Dear Ireland, the world is watching

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

It is a funny thing to feel completely prepared to live abroad, then realise, after saving for years, buying outlet converters, and booking a plane ticket across the Atlantic, that you forgot about one thing - contraception.

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Educate Together to meet TDs to press for new secondary school for the city

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Ahead of the Department of Education's review of its school building programme, to determine what additional schools will open over the next number of years, the Galway Educate Together Second-Level Startup Group will meet local TDs to press for a new secondary school for the city.

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Galway Together For Yes launches campaign to repeal Eighth Amendment

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Voting Yes will "remove the harmful Eighth Amendment from the Constitution" and allow the State "create a caring and compassionate environment for women in Ireland in crisis pregnancy situations".

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A decade of remembering Aoibhe

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

They say it is better to have loved and lost than never have loved at all. The day Aoibhe Carroll was born and placed in her parents' arms, they felt a love like they never knew existed. They had four wonderful years of love, hugs, happiness, and cherished memories before she was cruelly taken from them in April 2008. Now, 10 years on in a decade in which her parents established the ACT for Meningitis charity, we hear how losing her daughter has impacted on her mother's life, how she has gained the strength to live with this loss and how, in the face of such tragedy, she has built a legacy that is not only saving lives but is rebuilding the futures of others on that same horrific journey.

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O’Coineen completes his solo mission around the globe

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Well-known Galway sailor, Enda O’Coineen has completed his solo circumnavigation of the world some 17 months after starting.

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Cyclists to travel from Maynooth to Galway tomorrow to raise funds for the Coombe Hospital

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Some 200 cyclists are due to arrive in Galway tomorrow (Friday) evening as they complete a day-long cycle from Co Kildare in aid of the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital.

The annual cycle will see students from St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, travel west to raise funds for the charity Friends of the Coombe.

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Vinters validated as Good Friday pints a great success in Galway

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The opening of pubs on Good Friday was a great success according to the chairman of the Galway city branch of the Vintners Federation Ireland (VFI), Tom McDonagh.

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New X-ray service for Tuam primary care centre

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

An X-ray and ultrasound service will be available at Tuam Primary Care Centre by the second half of this year.

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Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Two new gardaí for Galway

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Hundreds attend #IBelieveHer rally outside Galway CourthousE

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Close to 300 people attended the recent Galway #IBelieveHer event in front of the Galway Courthouse, in response to, and in solidarity with, the woman at the centre of the Belfast trial.

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Honorary Doctorate conferred on Mayor of Chicago

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The Mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff in the Obama administration, Rahm Emanuel, enjoyed Galway's hospitality this week.

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Galway Cycling Campaign launches drive to increase its voice

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Galway cyclists are being urged to join the campaign to give cyclists a louder voice in Galway.

Galway Cycling Campaign, which claims to be the voice of cycling in Galway since 1998, has launched an online membership facility to make it easy for people to join.

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Galway Simon launches raffle to help increasing numbers of homeless

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Local homeless charity Galway Simon Community has launched its spring raffle this week to raise funds for vital services in Galway.

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Ruth Coppinger to address public meeting

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Solidarity TD Ruth Coppinger will address a public meeting in Galway centred on the repeal of the Eighth Amendment and the right of bodily autonomy for all women in Ireland.

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Galway 2020 and TG4 join forces

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The Galway 2020 programme will be covered through Irish following a new partnership with TG4.

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Run the VHI Mini Marathon for Galway Rape Crisis

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Galway Rape Crisis Centre is one of the registered charities for this year's VHI Mini Marathon.

Founded in 1984, Galway Rape Crisis Centre provides counselling services to survivors of sexual violencee in Galway city, with outreach services in Ballinasloe, Tuam and Gort.

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Galway supermarket chain becomes autism aware

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

A Galway supermarket chain is making changes to its shops to accommodate people with autism.

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Free talk on reducing risk of further heart event

Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Taking Control of Heart Disease is the title of a free public talk being give at the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa at 6.30pm on Monday.

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