Local News

Government ministers back plans for new elective hospital for Galway

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Two Government ministers have publicly backed plans for the development of a new elective hospital in Galway, calling for the project to be prioritised and completed “as quickly as possible”.


What can Galway do to tackle the challenge of climate change?

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Greta Thunberg, and indeed the children of the world, have thrown down the gauntlet and demanded climate action. Solving this literal meltdown is on such a global scale that it must surely be beyond the responsibility of Galwegians?


Macnas parade costume designer Saileóg O’Halloran. Photos by Mike Shaughnessy

Shooting The Breeze

'You learn a lot about people through costuming them'

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Danse Macabre, this year's Macnas Parade, takes place on Sunday October 27, and will feature the signature Macnas giant creations and sculptural images, pyrotechnics, bespoke costumes, and epic performances to live and original music.

Old Galway

Galway Simon, the early years

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

The Simon Community takes its name from Simon of Cyrene who helped Jesus carry the cross. It was founded in London in 1963 by Anton Wallich-Clifford and a branch was set up in Dublin in 1969. Early in 1979, Frank O’Leary OFM spoke at a meeting in Galway entitled Poverty in Ireland about the work of Simon in providing shelter, friendship, and acceptance to homeless people. Two psychology students, Margaret Brehony and Kathy O’Grady, drew attention to the fact that there were rough sleepers in Galway too.

Annette Flanagan and Maeve O'Sullivan with their team at Specsavers Galway Shopping Centre. Photo:-Mike Shaughnessy

Local Success Stories

Specsavers; investing in people and your vision

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

It is important to take care of our eyes. Poor vision makes it harder to complete simple daily tasks such as reading, driving, and cooking. So when it comes to looking after our eyes' health, we want the best possible care. With that goal in mind Specsavers Galway - Headford Road introduced the revolutionary optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan to its store in June this year.


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