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1916 Rising memorial proposed for O'Brien's Bridge

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A motion proposing a memorial arch, first put forward in the 1930s and supported by Hollywood stars like John Wayne in the 1950s, commemorating the men and women who took part in the struggle for Irish independence between 1916 and 1923, has once again come before the Galway City Council.

Charity quits Renua after just three months

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Three months after joining Renua, Galway county councillor James Charity has sensationally quit Lucinda Creighton's party, accusing it of "U-turns on its water charges policy" and for failing to support him on "issues of local importance".

County Council deny staff were unfriendly to landowners in greenway discussions

Galway county council staff were this week accused of being discourteous to farmers whose lands are along the proposed Greenway route between Galway and Ballinasloe. The route has proved controversial due to initial fears that land for the Greenway was to be acquired using compulsory purchase orders (CPOs). The IFA, farmers, and landowners previously voiced their anger about that proposal. Earlier this year councillors voted to remove the threat of CPOs and council staff have been liasing with farmers and landowners along the route to move the process forward.

Young sprinters break three national relay records

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Galway City Harriers claimed five titles at the National Juvenile Relay Championships, breaking three All-Ireland records in the process.

Councillors warn about the negative effects of any reduction in islands air service

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Galway county councillors have issued a strong message to the Government that the present level of air service to the Aran Islands must be maintained. Aer Arann has administered the service to the islands since 1970 and currently operates daily flights to Inis Mór, Inis Oirr, and Inis Meáin. All flights which take about 10 minutes from lift-off to touch down, depart and arrive from Connemara Regional Airport. The contract for the service is now up for renewal and there are fears due to a cut from Government to the air service subvention, the service will be reduced.

Have ye no homes to go to

Home and away fixtures in a sporting context is an international concept,  based on fairness and equity. It should not be something even up for discussion. If a team plays away one weekend, and has to play the same team six days later, they should surely, based on any loose interpretation of natural justice, be granted  a home fixture.

Forget Tullamore - Galway should be the home venue for our hurlers

Home and away fixtures in a sporting context is an international concept,  based on fairness and equity. It should not be something even up for discussion. 

MADRA rescued eight per cent of all dogs transferred to rescue groups from Irish pounds last year

Local dog rescue group MADRA saved 474 dogs from pounds in 2014 - representing eight per cent of all dogs transferred to rescue organisations across the country.

Henry Shefflin to open Kilbeacanty’s new pitch

The 2015 Kilbeacanty seven aside hurling tournament takes place this June Bank Holiday Monday. This year’s competition coincides with the club’s 130 year anniversary celebrations and the official opening of the recently re-developed pitch in Kilbeacanty. 

Councillors supportive of helping MADRA reduce the number of dogs being put down in the city

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An appeal by Galway based dog rescue and adoption group MADRA for €10,000 in funding from Galway City Council has got a positive reaction from councillors. The local authority is also to investigate the possibility of giving further financial aid to the organisation in the years ahead.

 

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