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GPs key to Westmeath elderly getting more physical activity

GPs have an important role to play in helping older people throughout Westmeath to get more physical activity, according to health experts.

HSE must start funding assistance dogs for children with autism says Rabbitte

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East, Anne Rabbite has called for the HSE and the Government to provide financial assistance to support more children with autism in getting the use of specially trained autism assistance dogs.

Athenry-Oranmore councillors reject proposed budget

Athenry-Oranmore councillors have voted by four to one to reject the proposed 2019 budget for the Athenry-Oranmore Municipal District, saying the area’s property tax and commercial rates are being used to “subsidise the rest of the county”.

Irish Wheelchair Association in Athlone launch ‘Angels’ campaign

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Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Athlone was joined by Athlone Fire and Rescue at the Community Centre in Clonbrusk to officially launch their ‘Angels’ national fundraising campaign.

Delorentos to play Róisín Dubh

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2018 HAS been a very good year for Delorentos, with their latest album, True Surrender, winning critical acclaim, and throughout this month and next they tour Ireland, taking in a show in Galway.

Ring announces €40,000 for Michael Davitt Museum

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Mr Michael Ring TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development, this week announced funding of €40,000 for the development of the Michael Davitt Museum which is situated in the historic village of Straide.

Homelessness problem the worst it has ever been in the city

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Homelessness in Galway city is the worst in 20 years, according to assistant CEO of Cope Galway, Martin O'Connor, his comments come in the wake of this week's death of young man in the grounds of City Hall.

Businesses on the brink due to crippling insurance costs

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway, Deputy Eugene Murphy, has warned that many businesses, sporting clubs, festivals and community events are on the brink due to crippling insurance costs and every tool must be used to try to bring down insurance premiums.

Pilot survey asks people if they want a 'time capsule' in the 2021 Census

A census pilot survey being undertaken in County Galway is asking people if they would like a time capsule — in the form of a space to include a message for future generations — included in the 2021 Census form.

'We’ve been so focused on building our economy we have forgotten to build up the people'

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The procession of presidential hopefuls through Galway continued last Friday with the visit of Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House, the annual Darkness into Light walk and, since 2016, a member of Seanad Éireann.

 

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