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

Galway United’s home turf is set to host some of the biggest stars that have ever graced Irish soccer history, when a star-studded Republic of Ireland Masters squad will take on a select Galway Legends outfit on the afternoon of April 8 in an effort to raise funds for grassroots football across the county.

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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.

NUI Galway President Dr Jim Browne, speaking in advance of the official visit, said: "It is a great pleasure to announce the visit of President Grabar-Kitarovic to NUI Galway, where she will engage with students and academics on a range of programmes from across the campus. We look forward to welcoming her and the Croatian delegation to the university. As the newest member of the European Union, this visit is a welcome opportunity to hear from the Croatian President and this dynamic young European state at a time when European ideals are being tested. Ireland and Croatia share much, not least the cultural bonds which will be further developed over the coming years, during the lead up to 2020 when Galway and Rijeka, (home town of President Grabar-Kitarovic) will share the title of European Capital of Culture.”

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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.

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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.

Mr Bergin said, “Bord Gáis Energy now has the lowest standard rate for electricity in the market. Our partnership with Bord Gáis Energy will see up to 30,000 of our members save up to €235 over 18 months.”

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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.

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Co-ops must plan realistic price increase as market improves

Fri, Aug 12, 2016

IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has called on all co-ops, whose boards will meet in the next two weeks to decide on the milk price, to take stock of improving market returns and acknowledge the worsening severity of the cash flow situation for a fast rising number of their dairy farmer members.

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IFA lamb price survey shows dramatic sixty per cent mark up by retailers

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

An IFA lamb price survey of five national supermarkets shows that retailers are charging consumers from €10 to €16/kg for the key lamb cuts, while the farmer price has fallen from €5.50/kg to as low as €4.70/kg in the last two weeks.

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Cattle price pressure not justified based on UK price increases

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the continuing pressure on cattle prices from the factories is not justified and contrasts with the continuing lift in cattle prices in our main export market, the UK.

He said, despite the spin from factories to farmers, the reality is cattle prices in the UK have increased by more than 13.5p/kg since Brexit and the real Sterling devaluation is only 7%.

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Delegation meets department on clean livestock policy

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said IFA recently met with officials in the Department of Agriculture on the Clean Livestock Policy and, contrary to some reports, the Department explained to IFA that they are consulting with stakeholders with a view to renewing efforts to improve the overall situation.

He said IFA will continue to engage and work with the Department, Teagasc, the factories and farmers to renew the focus on the issue and ensure that the proper messages are communicated on the issue. On cattle, Angus Woods said the Department data clearly points to a small number of producers and a small number of cattle with an issue in this area.

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IFA urges Minister Humphreys to move Heritage Bill to conclusion

Thu, Aug 11, 2016

At a meeting with the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys, IFA President Joe Healy urged the Minister to proceed with the Heritage Bill which involves changes to the hedge-cutting and gorse burning dates.

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