credit union celebrates historic international day

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

St Anthony’s & Claddagh Credit Union joins more than 68,800 credit unions around the world to celebrate the 70th annual International Credit Union Day today.

In addition to being an important anniversary for the global movement, credit unions here are also celebrating 60 successful years of service in Ireland, and to mark this significant milestone, this year’s ICU Day® celebrations will focus on the unique financial services offered by credit unions.

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Galway swim distance markers win international award

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

The swim distance markers initiative in Salthill, Galway city, has won an international award that recognises partnerships that have transformed urban spaces into active spaces.

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Teen trailblazers from Galway scoop highest award

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Nine Galway girls were among the 130 Girl Guides who received the Irish Girl Guides’ highest award at a special ceremony in Croke Park on Saturday.

The 137 Girl Guides, aged 14-15, travelled from all corners of the country to receive the Trail Blazer Award, and with their families, celebrated reaching the pinnacle of Guiding.

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NUI Galway to hold symposium on solutions for chronic wounds

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

NUI Galway will hold the Alliance for Research and Innovation in Wounds (ARIW) Autumn 2018 Seminar Series tomorrow Friday, 19 October. The series, entitled ‘The Burden of, and Opportunities in Chronic Wound Care in 2018’, will take place in Áras Moyola, beginning at 9am.

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Kinvara boardwalk is ‘visionary’

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

The proposal by Kinvara Community Council to develop a seaside boardwalk connecting Kinvara village to Dunguaire Castle is visionary and deserving of government support, says Fine Gael junior minister Ciaran Cannon.

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A career in television production with Acadamh Ros na Rún

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

lnet, a highly innovative learning network for companies involved in all aspects of the Media and TV Production industry, has announced an innovative TV Production training initiative, Acadamh Ros na Rún.

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'Cancer taught me to reassess my priorities,' says doctor

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

When Dr Orla Smithwick entered the consulting room at University Hospital Galway in November 2015 her heart sank. Her eyes were drawn to the box of tissues on the table, the glasses of water, the breast implant on the window, and the brochure for wigs. "I knew immediately that I was in trouble," she says.

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Pilot survey asks people if they want a 'time capsule' in the 2021 Census

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

A census pilot survey being undertaken in County Galway is asking people if they would like a time capsule — in the form of a space to include a message for future generations — included in the 2021 Census form.

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Cancer Care West receives €100,000 for new Mayo Cancer Bus

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Cancer Care West, the West of Ireland cancer charity is to launch a new bus service for Mayo Cancer patients who travel to University Hospital Galway to receive treatment for cancer.

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Opposition to Quiet Man Greenway is 'dwindling' says Cannon

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon, has said opposition to Quiet Man Greenway project is "dwindling" because there is a far broader understanding of the Greenway's economic prospects.

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Get the flu vaccine, urges Cannon

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Galwegians, especially the vulnerable, are being urged to get the flu vaccine this year.

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Tribute to Castledaly woman to raise funds for Bóthar

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

A County Galway widower is commemorating the passing of his late wife by organising a major fundraiser in her memory.

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Galway braces for flooding as Storm Callum clashes with high tides

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

As Galway City Council prepares to deploy flood control measures at the Spanish Arch in advance of storm force winds and high spring tides tonight and tomorrow, the local authority is advising people to keep a close eye on weather updates over the coming days.

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Connacht’s new stadium to be a ‘shining light’ for the region

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Often maligned, rather unfairly, as a dog track overlooking a cemetery, the Galway Sportsground can now be the province’s “shining light”. Hardened fans love it just as it is, and former captain John Muldoon refused to contemplate moving big games elsewhere, but in many ways it is past its sell-by date, particularly since the game went professional.

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Falling numbers in Army has ‘reached crisis point’ says Grealish

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

The problem of retaining personnel in the Defence Forces has “reached crisis point”, according to Galway West Independent TD Noel Grealish, who also alleged the root of the problem lay in the Department of Defence, and not within the army itself.

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Mary Robinson to speak at NUI Galway on ‘The Necessity of Advocacy

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

The Irish Centre for Human Rights and the School of Law will host a panel discussion with Dr Mary Robinson on the ‘The Necessity of Advocacy’ at NUI Galway on Wednesday, 24 October.

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Budget 2019 — The highlights

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe presented his third Budget on Tuesday against the backdrop of continuing improved economic performance. Budget 2019 sees the distribution of the benefits of the improving economic conditions, mostly in the form of increased Government spending. Some of the key expenditure areas highlighted by the Minister included social and affordable housing, health and childcare, education, Brexit and climate change. On the tax front, there was a mixture of tax increases and modest tax reductions.

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NUIG to host Government’s ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ event

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources, and Digital Development, Sean Kyne, has encouraged people, business-owners, and representatives from community organisations to attend the ‘Getting Ireland Brexit Ready’ event in NUIG tomorrow.

Minister Kyne said Brexit is one of the most significant challenges facing communities and the country and will impact many businesses and organisations, as well as individuals, in all parts of Ireland.

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NUI Galway seek participants for autism in healthcare research study

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

The School of Medicine at NUI Galway is conducting the H-FIT study, which aims to improve access to healthcare for people on the autism spectrum. The research team are currently recruiting people on the autism spectrum and their caregivers. Participants who take part in the study will be asked to complete anonymous questionnaires and/or interviews about their experiences in healthcare.

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Baboro Ambassador – Emma Craughwell

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Galway is truly a year-round festival city but come October it’s all about the kids. The 22nd Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is just around the corner and kicks off on Monday October 15 and runs for seven days. This year’s programme is bursting with 51 extraordinary events from Ireland and around the world so there’s plenty for children and families to enjoy. We’re kicking off this year’s Baboró Ambassador series with 12-year old Emma Craughwell from Inverin.

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