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Galway-based businesses JPK Fencing Systems and Topform could go all the way in this year’s SFA National Small Business Awards according to sponsors Energia.
A young man in Athenry, who is building a house on family owned land, has been in contact with the Galway Advertiser to express his anger that Galway County Council and Irish Water are charging a combined total of €4,800 to install a pipe to connect to the water mains. The water runs directly in front of the site on which the man is building.
On December 3 1920, at the height of the War of Independence, quite an extraordinary event happened in Galway County Council. It passed a resolution, known as ‘The Galway Resolution’, repudiating the authority of the newly established Dáil; it rescinded the resolution for the collection of rates, (which were collected locally, and passed on to Dáil Éireann, and not to the British authorities), and incredibly, Galway County Council now offered its offices to negotiate peace, directly with the British prime minister, David Lloyd George.
A Galway woman who spearheaded a fundraising drive for the victims of the earthquakes in Nepal visited the country recently to distribute aid.
Powering the West - a History of Bord na Móna and ESB in North Mayo will be launched in the Town Hall, Crossmolina, this Friday evening (7pm) by retired UCD professor of archaeology Dr Seamus Caulfield. The 400 page, coffee-table style hard cover publication is a fascinating mix of personal stories and wonderful images of Erris. It is a history of the pioneering spirit of men who tamed and brought under control the “unmanageable” bogs of Erris and gave rise to huge employment in an immigration and unemployment blackspot.
ON THEIR website Titus Andronicus declare themselves to be "specialising in punk solutions since 2005", and now, 10 years into the game, they find themselves 'selling out'.
I am just back from my recent travels from Galway to Uganda. It takes two days to travel from Galway to travel to the poor homes of Kayunga and Ndeeba in Uganda but, in a very real sense, the journey is one of thousand upon thousands of miles. After two days of travel, your eyes are heavy and your legs are stiff but, in Kayunga, your mind is racing. Your first thought is to wonder how people could live in such poverty; your second is to wonder how you can help them out of it.
Suzuki has not only introduced a new Baleno but it also sits on a new-generation platform. Offering increased rigidity and reduced weight, enhanced fuel efficiency, handling and stability, it still achieves high levels of safety and NVH performance.
Fianna Fáil Councillor Aengus O’Rourke is calling on the Commission for Energy Regulation [CER] to act now and ensure that the huge reductions in the cost of oil are passed on by the energy companies to householders.
FREE MUSIC workshops for children, teenagers and adults will take place in the Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street, on Culture Night, which takes place this Friday, and culminating in a free concert in the venue's galleries.