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Galway braces for flooding as Storm Callum clashes with high tides

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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.

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

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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.

Galway city gardens shine in spite of summer drought

The annual Galway City Tidy Towns Garden Competition results were announced this week. The competition is organised by Galway City Council on annual basis to recognise the efforts of residents, commercial organisations and public buildings to maintain and enhance the appearance of their gardens, estates, and public areas. The overall winner of the Front Garden Competition was Patrick O’Connell, St James Crescent, Mervue. The Best First Time entrant was Bernie Molloy, Castle Park, Ballybane, with Betty O’Flaherty, Forster Court taking the prize for the Best Floral Display category. Brendan Moran, Blackthorn Park won the Best Front Lawn category.

City ring road not 'silver bullet' to solve traffic crisis, but still 'significant step forward' says Kyne

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The Galway City Ring road is not the "silver bullet" that will solve the transport challenges facing Galway, but it will "take traffic out of the city", enable public transport improvements, and "reduce the time" workers and visitors spend getting around the city.

Druid cites budget and time as reason for 2020 pullout

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Galway 2020's troubled gestation was dealt a further - and very significant - blow this week, with Galway's leading international theatre company, Druid, announcing it was withdrawing its major international production from the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme.

Leader of successful bid campaign appointed Galway 2020 CEO

Galway 2020 has announced the appointment of Patricia Philbin as CEO of the Galway 2020 team.

Former mayor calls for ‘full inspection’ of mature trees in city ahead of the storm season

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A former Mayor of Galway city has called for a “full inspection of all mature trees located in public areas” to ensure they pose “no threat to people’s safety”, following the recent Storm Ali, which resulted in several trees around the city being uprooted or damaged.

Can Sharon Nolan become the Soc Dem's first Galway councillor?

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“I'm not from a political family of candidates of yesteryear. I'm not what people expect a politician to look like - but the personal is political. Politics affects all of us and I believe we should have candidates that look like what modern Ireland looks like.”

Soc Dems pick their candidates for local elections

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Sharon Nolan, one of Galway's leading campaigners on LGBTQ+ rights, gender recognition, and better trans healthcare, will be running for the Social Democrats in the 2019 Local Elections on a platform of "engaging younger and underrepresented voices in Galway".

‘People Need to Live Here’ posters to appear on vacant houses in city suburbs

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Posters bearing the words ‘People Need to Live Here’ appeared on vacant properties throughout Bohermore, Woodquay, the Docks, and the West End of the city, with more such posters to appear in the city suburbs this week.

 

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