Ó Cuív questions Ring on department underspend on rural Ireland

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Despite what a leading Galway TD has called “a last minute spending spree” towards the end of 2017, €19 million of funds allocated to the Department of Rural and Community Development remains unspent.

The Department, and its Minister, Dep Michael Ring, have come in for criticism from Éamon Ó Cuív, the Galway West TD and Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Regional, Rural, Gaeltacht & Island Affairs, for failing to spend 11.6 per cent of the €163 million it was allocated last year.

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Stars come out as Ballyturk wows New York critics

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

The stars came out for the US premiere of the Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival co-production Ballyturk this week, as the show wowed New York critics.

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TD says health care system unfit for purpose

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy said an over reliance on acute hospital settings is resulting in unnecessary long waiting periods for many elderly people in A&E departments throughout the country and is evidence of a health system unfit for purpose.

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Galway kickboxers caught up in suspected terror attack in Tuscany

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

The IKF Ireland Kickboxing team who fought in the Unified World Martial Arts/Kickboxing Championships in Marina Di Carrara in Tuscany were caught up in what was at the time, a suspected terror attack.

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TG4 boss hails ‘long and influencing service’ of retiring colleague

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

It was announced this week that TG4 Leascheannasaí (Deputy Chief Executive) Pádhraic Ó Ciardha will leave the service on early retirement in February 2018 after over 23 years’ service.

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7,000 extra seats added as Ireland West Airport winter schedule announced

Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Ireland West Airport has announced its winter schedule, which will see a 3% increase in seat capacity available from the airport this winter.

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Legends to line out at Eamonn Deacy on Saturday

Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Legends to line out at Eamonn Deacy on Saturday

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NUI Galway Welcomes President of Croatia during State visit

Tue, Apr 04, 2017

NUI Galway will tomorrow welcome President of the Republic of Croatia Mrs Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, as part of the official State visit to Ireland. The President’s visit to Galway is particularly celebratory as the city, together with Rijeka, was designated the European Capital of Culture 2020. The visit will also be an opportunity for the President to meet some of the Croatian community at the university.

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Cllr Farrell expresses sadness at death of Martin McGuinness

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Sinn Féin City Cllr. Mairéad Farrell has, this morning, expressed her sadness at the death overnight of Martin McGuinness.

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Let’s not be the society that created Tuam

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

They were of Galway.

These little people. Barely formed.

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NUI Galway biomedical engineer selected as commander of Mars mission

Thu, Mar 09, 2017

A PhD student of Biomedical Engineering at NUI Galway has been selected as Commander of Crew 172, an international mission for the Mars Desert Research Station, which supports Earth-based research required for human space exploration.

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Senator expresses delight at couple reuniting

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has said he is delighted that Kleber Silva Medeiros has been reunited with his wife Harriett Bruce.

Kleber was deported back to Brazil in July after allegations of a 'marriage of convenience' in order for the Brazilian national to stay in Ireland.

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Christmas Greetings Galway from the troops of 54th Infantry Group in Golan

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

While you and your family are tucking into your festive dinner in the warmth and comfort of your homes and family circles, worrying about last-minute gifts, and whether or not to put an extra bottle of wine into the fridge, spare a thought for the troops of the 54th Infantry Group who will be at democracy’s outpost as part of the UNDOF mission on the Golan Heights throughout the holiday period.

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EU Aid Package might fund €1200 flat payment per dairy farmer

Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The President of ICMSA has warned against any complacency that the dairy crisis is over. John Comer said that what he called “the back patting” that followed a one cent per litre increase for July milk now needs to stop and the sector must move decisively towards price ranges above the cost of production.

Noting that the EU Dairy Package was finalised and agreed last Thursday in Brussels, Mr Comer noted that the biggest single issue facing dairy farmers this year is income and, in this regard, Ireland’s allocation of the EU aid package will translate to approximately €11.1 million which ICMSA wants the Irish government to 100% match.

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Beef back on the menu for Mercosur says Harkin

Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Despite the fact that EU Commissioner for Agriculture, Phil Hogan, said in May that beef was “off the menu” in Mercosur trade talks and notwithstanding the removal of Tariff Rate Quotas from the exchange of offers, the EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, has told Independent MEP Marian Harkin that this is not the case.

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IFA welcomes reduction in electricity prices

Sat, Sep 10, 2016

IFA Member Services Chairman, Jer Bergin, has welcomed Bord Gáis Energy’s decision to cut their standard rate for electricity prices.

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Two Galway monitor farms’ in Arrabawn network targeting greater profitability

Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Arrabawn Co-op suppliers’ drive for greater efficiencies and profits have been boosted with the launch of a new ‘Milk for Profit’ programme in conjunction with Teagasc.

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FBD’s Child Safety Initiative returns to ploughing following last year’s success

Thu, Sep 08, 2016

NPA Managing Director Anna May McHugh and FBD’s Head of Farm & Business Christy Doherty recently launched the FBD: Keeping You Safe Child Safety Wristband initiative again for this year’s National Ploughing Championships following the tremendous success last year. The white wristbands, which will be handed-out at all of the event entrances, allow for a contact phone number to be written on the band in case the wearer wanders off amidst the crowd.

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IFA demands action on grain income crisis

Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Speaking following an IFA grain growers protest in Foynes port in Limerick last week, IFA National Grain Chairman Liam Dunne said grain farmers are extremely angry that some traders and brokers have sourced imported barley when plentiful supplies of quality native grain are available.

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Minister Creed must ensure speedy payment of TAMS grants

Sat, Aug 13, 2016

IFA Rural Development Chairman Joe Brady has insisted that Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must ensure that farmers who are now making their claims for TAMS payment are paid speedily.

Joe Brady said delays in payments and approvals have left a very sour taste in farmers’ mouths and the Minister must now clearly demonstrate his commitment to this vitally important farm investment scheme.

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