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Mayor demands ban on non-compostable coffee cups

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The Mayor of Galway, Labour city councillor Niall McNelis, is demanding a ban on non-compostable coffee cups, following publication of a report by Recycling List Ireland, which found that 200 million coffee cups are thrown away in Ireland every year.

Cycling bridge mooted to link Coosan Point and Killinure

Addressing the monthly meeting of Athlone Municipal District, Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, called for the potential development of a cycling/pedestrian bridge from Coosan Point to Killinure Point to be included in submissions as part of the National Framework 2040 plan.

The 'cultural force' of Galway International Arts Festival celebrated at launch

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THE GALWAY International Arts Festival was officially launched at the Galmont Hotel on Tuesday evening amid a wave of great music and good vibes. This is the festival’s 41st year and, if that makes it middle-aged, it still exudes enviable levels of energy and imagination.

Locals look to save Rusheen Bay water sports school from developers

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Rusheen Bay, one of Galway city's main water sports amenities, is being auctioned on Friday July 20 and risks being “lost forever unless people act fast”, according to a group of water sports enthusiasts, now seeking to buy the school.

'The right man for the job'

Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, has "represented Ireland brilliantly abroad", and in his values, ideals, and vision, is what is needed now at home and abroad, during this era of political turmoil and the rise of far-right populism on the continent.

Uachtarán Michael D Higgins - 'The right man for the job'

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Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, has "represented Ireland brilliantly abroad", and in his values, ideals, and vision, is what is needed now at home and abroad, during this era of political turmoil and the rise of far-right populism on the continent.

Save Rusheen Bay water sports school from developers, local group urges

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Rusheen Bay, one of Galway city's main water sports amenities, is being auctioned on Friday July 20 and risks being “lost forever unless people act fast”, according to a group of water sports enthusiasts, now seeking to buy the school.

Mayor calls for primary education to be made free

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The Mayor of Galway, Niall McNelis, has called for the banning of the ‘voluntary contribution’ parents are expected to make to schools, and demanded the Government provide school books at no cost, ahead of the new term in September.

Festival season set to generate more than €90 million for local economy

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Galway's three major festivals - the Galway Film Fleadh, the Galway International Arts Festival, and the Galway Races - are set to attract a combined total of 375,000 people to the city, and collectively generate more than €90 million for the local economy.

'If I want to achieve anything, I hope it will be Galway as a special place to live'

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Walking through Galway city centre with Niall McNelis is something of a stop-start experience, albeit a most cordial nature. He seems to know every second person we pass, and given he has just been elected Mayor of Galway City, a lot of people want to wish him well. “I swear, these are not plants!” he jokes. “It’s not staged! But I have been flabbergasted by the amount of good will.”

 

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