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A record crowd is expected at this weekend's Galway Indoor Track and Field championships at the Athlone International Arena.
The problem with being out of work for a significant period of time is that it hacks away at your self-confidence. The longer we leave taking that step forward, the more difficult it becomes, and we lose our sense of self. At other times it is just not possible. Eldercare, childcare, family commitments, and illness can get in the way or become a noble priority. Janet Yellen, the popular American economist, believed that long-term unemployment can make any worker progressively less employable, even after the economy strengthens. Explaining gaps on a CV is always a discussion point in career coaching. If the time has come when you can concentrate on yourself, there is one facility in Galway among others that can offer a stepping stone.
Members of the public interested in volunteering in their community are invited to the Galway City Volunteer Recruitment Fair in the Galway Bay Hotel on Sunday January 28 from 2pm to 5pm.
The first council meeting of 2018 proved to be a marathon nine-hour affair and again we only managed to get halfway through a large, divisive and time consuming agenda.
On a perfect winter's day for running, Gary Thornton of Galway City Harriers, enjoyed a great start to his racing year, winning this year's Allianz Resolution Run.
We know that hurling was played in the Bohermore area 200 years ago. Several different clubs operated around there at different times — Galway City, Bohermore 98s, College Road, Thomas Ashe, etc. Players would occasionally transfer from one club to another so it was natural for them to join the new club that was formed on February 11, 1933. The club was called Liam Mellows after the patriot who led the 1916 rebellion in Galway.
The latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter shows Galway city has lost the ‘Clean’ status it gained earlier in 2017 and is ‘moderately littered’ in 30th position in the ranking of 40 towns and cities. Ballybane also fell, from 24th to 38th, and is deemed ‘littered’.
After a night of distributing and stacking donated sandbags to Galway residents and businesses, Social Democrats candidate Niall Ó Tuathail, says Galway Councils were “simply not good enough” and “need to learn from this for future floods”.
The High Court has dismissed a woman and her five children’s challenge against Galway County Council’s refusal to provide them with continued emergency accommodation after they turned down an offer of a four-bedroom house.
Cairde Ghaillimh le Gaeilge were in celebratory mood as they kicked off the festive season at their ‘Cóisir Nollag’ in Club Áras na nGael recently. This year, the organisation celebrated 30 years in business and at the event Cathaoirleach Ghaillimh le Gaeilge, Bernadette Mullarkey, welcomed the Mayor of the City of Galway, Cllr. Pearce Flannery and thanked him, fellow Councillors and Chief Executive, Brendan McGrath for the funding of €50,000 to Gaillimh le Gaeilge for 2018.