Cuddy demands replacement, not repairs, for Tuam Road pipe network

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Leaks and outages from water pipes on the Tuam Road have been increasing with such frequency that a local councillor has written to Irish Water calling for the pipes to be replaced.

Independent councillor for Athenry-Oranmore, Jim Cuddy, has written to Irish Water, asking for the lines be completely replaced. While significant financial outlay for pipe replacement is available, Cllr Cuddy said replacement, rather than repairs, “makes more economic sense”, as it will “improve the network significantly” and reduce operating costs in the long term.

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Public talk on women pioneers in astronomy

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Name the principal figures in astronomy, and Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Galileo, Giovanni Cassini, and Edmond Halley will be mentioned, but such a list omits the women who have made an enormous contribution to the field.

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NUI Galway scientists identify strategies to develop better beet

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Plant biotechnologists from the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway have identified genetic breeding strategies to develop bigger and better sugar beet. Sustainable intensification of agriculture to meet rapidly growing global demand for food and non-food products produced by crops will require higher yielding crop varieties that can produce more food using less resources and land area. For crops such as sugar beet, this means the development of varieties that produce more per hectare, while reducing inputs. The findings from their research has been published in the international journal, BMC Plant Biology.

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Ecumenical End of Life memorial service to be held next month

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Galway University Hospital’s End of Life Care Committee is holding its ninth annual Ecumenical Memorial Service on Thursday, September 13 at 7.00 pm in the staff canteen, Nurses Home, University Hospital Galway.

Anne McKeown, Bereavement Liaison Officer, UHG said the aim of the service is to provide a spiritual space to support families in the grief they are experiencing in a supportive and empathetic environment. It is also an opportunity to meet other families and staff members who have shared the same journey.

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Cannon welcomes highest level of employment ever

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has welcomed data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showing Ireland at its highest ever level of employment.

The East Galway TD has said the figures make it clear that the economic engine is working well and that the country is approaching full employment.

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Galway student unions condemn 'extortionate' rent prices

Tue, Aug 28, 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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Athenry meeting hears of 'overwhelming support' for greenway

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

It is "delusional" to believe the rail line from Athenry to Sligo will ever return according to Tuam area councillor Peter Roche, who made the statement after a public meeting took place in Athenry on Tuesday night to discuss proposals for a greenway.

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No properties to rent in Galway for those on HAP or rent supplement schemes, Simon report finds

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Relying on the private rental sector is "not appropriate" for delivering social housing, or tackling Galway's accommodation crisis, especially as there are no properties available to rent for people on Housing Assistance Payment or on rent supplement.

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Students’ Union invite applications for its annual charity fund

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

NUI Galway Students’ Union is seeking applications from charities wishing to be considered as beneficiaries for its annual fundraising campaign for 2018/19.

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Greens call on council to phase out use of glyphosate based herbicides

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

The Green Party is calling on the Galway City Council to follow the lead of Dublin City Council, which has recently announced a trial of alternatives to glyphosates, a herbicide over which there are health and environmental concerns.

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Step back in time at Clarinbridge market day

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

The picturesque village of Clarinbridge will take its annual step back in time on Saturday September 1, when it once again holds its hugely popular market day. This year's event is expected to be bigger and better than ever before.

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Hundreds of thousands of views for video on Tuam mother and baby home

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

A five minute video portraying the scandal of the Tuam mother and baby home has received hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook.

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Galway faithful prepare for papal visit to Knock

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Thousands of people are expected to travel from around Galway to Knock and Dublin this weekend to see Pope Francis, who will visit Mayo's Marian shrine on Sunday.

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Corless rejects invitation to Pope's civic reception

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Historian Catherine Corless has declined an invitation to a civic reception for Pope Francis at Dublin Castle this Saturday.

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Galway rents increase at four times RPZ cap

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Average rent prices in Galway have risen by 15.9 per cent to €1,189 in the city, and by 10.2 per cent to €807 in the county, over the last 12 months, according to the latest Daft.ie report.

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Songs from the Fairy Fort at Merlin Woods

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Children will be charmed by tomorrow's Heritage Week programme at Merlin Park woods.

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Baboró children's festival awarded funding for new Creative Europe project

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children has been awarded funding from Creative Europe to embark on a four-year project, working with 17 other European partners.

Baboró is the only Irish partner participating in MAPPING – A map on the aesthetics of performing arts for early years 2018-2022. The project involves researching 'Early Years' (0-six years of age) audiences across Europe to provide artists with a better understanding of that audience. Each of the 18 partners will also create a new production through a shared artistic process.

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Targeting the diaspora in Milwaukee for Galway

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

The 38th annual Milwaukee Irish Fest – the largest celebration of Irish culture and heritage in the United States – had a large Galway representation in Wisconsin last week.

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Smelling Shaw in Oughterard

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Smelling Shaw is the title of a talk to mark Heritage Week and George Bernard Shaw’s connection with Oughterard.

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Medical experts to attend men's health seminar

Thu, Aug 23, 2018

Local men’s health clinician, Ms Aoife Ni Eochaidh, is hosting a men’s health seminar next month at which a number of medical experts will speak.

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