Knocknacarra Palestine Network calls for N Ireland v Israel friendly to be called off

Mon, Sep 03, 2018

A Galway based Palestine solidarity group has written to the Irish Football Association in Belfast calling for the upcoming international friendly between Northern Ireland and Israel to be called off.

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Connacht Rugby & The City Bin Co. announce three-year official partnership

Fri, Aug 31, 2018

Connacht Rugby and The City Bin Co. are delighted to announce a three-year official partnership which will see The City Bin Co. take on the role of Sustainability Partner to Connacht Rugby.

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Crowe calls on Friends of Merlin Woods not to appeal Galway Hospice planning

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

A city councillor and former mayor has this week called on the Friends of Merlin Woods group not to appeal the decision by Galway City Council to grant planning for a new Galway Hospice building to An Bord Pleanala.

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Galway student unions condemn ‘extortionate’ rent prices

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Galway students would be “better off taking out a mortgage instead of renting in the current climate”, with student rents in some areas of the city reaching up to €1,250 a month.

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Let O Conaire and other Galway statues talk, says Cannon

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has called for the development of an initiative in Galway similar to the Dublin`s Talking Statues project which would enable tourists to receive a phone call from the characters depicted in the statues in the city and county.

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Rabbitte says FG responsible as Galway bears brunt of post office closures

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East Anne Rabbitte says Fine Gael has a lot to answer for when it comes to the closure of 18 rural post offices in the county.

The East Galway TD says that Fine Gael is attempting to lay the blame on An Post for the closure of post offices in places like Eyrecourt, Ballyglunin, Kiltulla and New Inn with many Ministers content to pull the wool over people’s eyes and deflect from their own failures”, said Deputy Rabbitte.

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Tuam and adoption scandals may involve enforced disappearances

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

On UN International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has called on the State to ensure that family members of children who were forcibly disappeared, either through forced adoption or unidentified burials while in institutional care, are given information about the children’s fate and whereabouts.

Enforced disappearance is widely considered one of the gravest possible human rights violations, and is recognised in international law as a crime against humanity when widespread or systematic.

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Galway worst affected as Carthy hits out at rural post office closures

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy, has described An Post plans to close 159 post office branches across rural Ireland as an absolute scandal that must be resisted.

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Local group hit out at Roche’s comments on Athenry to Sligo rail line

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Local organisation Future Athenry Looking Group (FLAG) has hit back at comments made by councillor Pete Roche about the disused Athenry to Sligo rail line.

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Boil notices stay in place for two county water schemes

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway County Council, have reminded customers supplied by the Kilconnell Public Water Supply and the Ballyboggan Group Water Scheme, that the Boil Water Notice issued on the scheme on June 18 due to elevated levels of turbidity in the raw water remains in place.

Irish Water has instructed a hydrogeologist to carry out trials at an alternative borehole supply to determine if it is suitable to supply the scheme. If this is successful then this would be used as a temporary solution. A longer term, permanent ground water solution is also being investigated by the hydrogeologist. The boil water notice will remain in place while the short term solution is being trialed. Irish Water will continue to liaise with the HSE on the matter.

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Sunny spells and scattered showers — TG4 unveils latest team of weather presenters

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

TG4’s callout for new weather presenters earlier this year attracted interest from all over the country and highlighted the breadth of talented Irish language speakers from all areas.

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Chief technology officer at Hitachi appointed honorary professor at NUI Galway

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Bill Schmarzo, Chief Technology Officer, Internet of Things and Analytics at Hitachi Vantara, has been appointed Honorary Professor at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway.

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More action needed on impending fodder crisis, MEP warns

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

The Government is not doing enough to address the impending fodder crisis, MEP Matt Carthy has warned.

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Further appeals to conserve water as hosepipe ban is lifted in the west

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Irish Water has appealed to people to continue to conserve water following a decision to lift a Water Conservation Order covering the north and west, one of several placed on the country earlier this year in response to drought conditions.

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Sláintecare is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for ailing health service to heal itself

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Last month, the Minister for Health announced a programme of action to implement the report of the Special Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare, on which I served as the only member from Connacht.

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Headford celebrates the humble apple

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Headford has been working hard to put itself on the map in the last couple of years and it has certainly succeeded — As a pilot town for Galway 2020 it proved that small towns can have very big ideas. Since then, the number of active community groups in the town has grown significantly and cooperation and collaboration among the groups has benefitted the town as a whole and all helped to make Headford one of the most vibrant towns in the county.

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Cannon and Rabbitte to make joint submission to rail review

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Minister Ciaran Cannon and Deputy Anne Rabbitte have this week confirmed that they are preparing to make a joint submission to a review of Phase 2 of the Western Rail Corridor.

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Children’s allowance must not be used to pay for creches says Green Party candidate

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

A new report from the National Recruitment Federation, arguing for the State to use the children’s allowance to provide additional creches, has been condemned by Galway Green candidate Pauline O’Reilly.

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Public meeting on separating church and State

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

A public meeting over the appropriateness of the Roman Catholic Church’s continuing involvement in the running of schools and hospitals in the State, takes place in Galway this evening.

The meeting, entitled ‘Separate Church & State’, will be held in Áras na nGael, Dominick Street, at 7.30pm. The speakers are Jamie Canavan of Galway Pro-Choice and an Irish Research Council PhD candidate researching child welfare history in Ireland; and Kieran Allen, senior sociology lecturer at UCD and author of 1916: Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition.

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Leading colorectal surgeon to deliver Freyer Memorial Lecture

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

NUI Galway will host the 43rd Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium, the largest Surgical Conference in Ireland, from 7-8 September. The Symposium, named in memory of the Galway-born surgeon, Sir Peter Freyer, who performed the first successful surgical operation to remove an enlarged prostate in 1900, comprises of multiple research and education sessions across the various surgical subspecialties, two keynote addresses and a discussion forum around the future of Surgical Care in Ireland.

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