Jobs boost as Integer announces plans for massive Parkmore facility

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Up to 200 new jobs will be created in Galway with Integer Holdings Corporation, a leading medical device outsource manufacturer, constructing a manufacturing facility in Parkmore East.

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Budget 2022 must provide additional funding for libraries, says Crowe

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

In Ballybane and Westside, and other communities across Galway, it is “clear how important a resource our local libraries are”, and they deserve greater levels of funding in the upcoming Budget.

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Grealish demands Government adopt NUIG report on solving underfunding of Galway County Council

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

A new local government funding model, recommended by a report from experts at NUI Galway, could be the key to ending underfunding of the Galway County Council, a situation which has left it “starved of cash”.

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Ballyloughane Beach to remain open for swimming following positive water quality results

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Ballyloughane Beach will be again open for swimming next summer, after its water was given a status of ‘excellent’, following recent tests.

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€20 million in ANC payments issued to Galway farmers

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

A total of €20.6 million in payments from the Areas of Natural Constraint scheme have been issued to 11,825 Galway farmers.

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Three new bus stops on west side of city

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Three new bus stops are to be installed in the west side of the city as part of a plan to install 18 new shelters across the city as a whole.

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City exhibition to mark Positive Ageing Week

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Positive Ageing Week is all about shining a light on people in older age who are active, engaged, enthusiastic, healthy, and who are making a big difference in the lives of our families, neighbourhoods and communities. Speaking at the launch of COPE Galway’s annual report, Dr Mike Ryan of the WHO spoke passionately about “the wisdom, and the generosity, the value and the central role that older persons play in our society” and he advocated that older persons need to be seen more for the contribution they make.

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Woodquay to be the location for €1 million outdoor performance space

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Woodquay Park is set to be the location of a €1 million outdoor performance space, lighting installation, and hand-carved steel sculpture reflecting the stories and traditions of Galway.

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The Government is not capable of dealing with the challenge of Climate Change

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Following the recent announcement of the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, there was a flurry of press releases from councillors and senators, vying to have their names associated with this data.

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New Bill can strengthen renters rights in Galway, says McNelis

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

A new Bill coming before the Dáil this week has the potential to address three major issues of concern to Galway renters - security of tenure, affordable rents, and quality of rental accommodation - but only if it achieves cross party support.

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Cuddy calls for urgent action on ‘dangerous’ Cregmore Bridge

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Cregmore Bridge is a danger to pedestrians and motorists, especially as it is near a school and often used by trucks, and the Galway County Council needs to take action now.

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Cheevers calls for public toilets for Merlin Woods

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Public toilets urgently need to be constructed for Merlin Woods, especially as the nearest convenience is 10 minutes away in Doughiska Park.

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Council continues discussions with Galway Racecourse over Christmas park and ride facility

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

The Galway City Council is continuing discussions with the Galway Racecourse about operating a park and ride facility at Christmas.

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Swim or take a cold shower in Coldtober for Helplink

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Building on last year’s successful sea-swimming fundraising challenge organised by students from NUI Galway for our services, the team at Helplink is to hold a national, month-long sea swimming fundraiser challenge called Coldtober.

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Fiche bliain ag fás: Lots of space to try a Salthill Cycleway

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

On Monday, Galway City Councillors once again have the opportunity to be world leaders in Active Travel and Climate Action by supporting a much longed for temporary Salthill Cycleway, as permanent plans for an urban greenway for Galway and flood defences are progressed.

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Gala Concert celebrates forty years of Music for Galway

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Music for Galway, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this autumn, begins its new season with a gala concert next Thursday September 30th, 8pm, at the Town Hall, Galway.

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Training for women with an interest in politics starting next week

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Women for Election, the non-partisan, independent organisation that has trained women to stand for election since 2012, is calling on women across Galway to sign up for its next INSPIRE Campaign School, which starts on-line on Wednesday, September 29.

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World Heart Day ‘Heart to Heart’ with the Croí Health Team

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

In recognition of World Heart Day, the expert health team at Croí, the heart and stroke charity, will host a special free webinar on Thursday, September 30 from 7-8pm using Zoom. The webinar will focus on how you can reduce your risk factors for heart disease and stroke, including cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, stress and more.

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Galway Simon Community Detox Project — finding the window of opportunity

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Minister Frank Feighan met with staff of Galway Simon Community recently to learn about the impact of a project working with people who have addictions to “Benzos”. The Community Detox Project established in 2019 has worked with 40 people to help them to reduce their drug use safely. He also met with GPs, and HSE staff who explained the difference this project had made to people seeking help.

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The future is small, the future is Brite

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

In 1973, economist E.F. Schumacher’s essay collection ‘Small Is Beautiful’ disputed economic beliefs, arguing “today, we suffer from an almost universal idolatry of gigantism. It is therefore necessary to insist on the virtues of smallness—where this applies.”

Today, fifty years after Schumacher’s seminal piece was published, we are still having this argument in society. Galway micro mobility company Brite are challenging the long-held Irish belief that we must own large cars.

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