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A significant step in reviewing local government in Galway - that could see a merger between Galway city and county councils - has been taken with the completion of a report into various options to deliver high quality services in our area.
Last year Achill came within touching distance of bringing the Pete McDonnell Cup back home from the mainland, when Castlebar Mitchels B pipped them at the post in the junior final. Despite that disappointment the island men shook off that heartbreak a few weeks later and went out and represented Mayo in the Connacht championship and went all the way to the Connacht final, where once again they fell just short when the Aran Islands beat them in a game that was dubbed the All Island final. But the men from the island have dusted themselves down and are back again for another shot at claiming the Mayo junior title.
Following the huge critical and popular success of their production of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman earlier this year, Decadent Theatre Company are back with another exciting, high-profile, show; the stage adaptation of DBC Pierre’s Booker-winning novel, Vernon God Little.
For the second week in a row, the Galway minor hurlers produced a spectacular reaction to adversity when they came from four points down to stun Kilkenny with two late goals, setting up a clash with Tipperary in the All-Ireland final in three weeks.
The Galway players worked exceptionally hard all over the field last Sunday to harvest a terrific and inspiring victory. There was a real steeliness to the entire performance which was fantastic to see.
Current holders Cork are now the only team to stand in Galway's way of achieving a rare league and championship double this season.
Working out of Library Headquarters in Island House, Galway county librarian Peter Rabbitt oversees a service that comprises 29 libraries across the city, county, and islands, one which has a membership of some 40,000 regular users. The City Library in Hynes Building alone issues some 90,000 books each year, while the total for the county is some 600,000.
Peter Greene was born in Galway city in 1895, the youngest child of Colman Greene from Carna and Julia McGrath from Newcastle. He was educated in the ‘Pres’ and the ‘Mon’, where his teacher Brother Ambrose was a major influence; “Boys, I hope none of you will ever wear the red coat.”
TitanHQ formerly SpamTitan Technologies, a world leader in email and web security solutions for business, is preparing for the future by incorporating all their great products under one umbrella brand. SpamTitan Technologies (now TitanHQ) has undergone a total brand review and today unveiled its new company name, TitanHQ, logo and website to support its continued.
The shortage of accommodation in Galway has passed crisis point according to Galway West TD Noel Grealish, who has called for sweeping changes to the planning system.