Flooded city centre dodges worst Debi damage

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

It may not have been the worst storm flood of Galway’s medieval city centre, but residents, business owners and emergency workers all agree that Storm Debi was certainly one of the swiftest.

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Radio star Ollie Turner added to FG council electoral ticket in Tuam area

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

Radio star Ollie Turner took the first step into a career in politics on Sunday night when he was added to the Fine Gael ticket for next summer’s elections to Galway County Council.

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Additional 215,000 people eligible for GP Visit Cards says Rabbitte

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

Minister of State Anne Rabbitte, has welcomed the news that an additional 215,000 people in Ireland are now eligible for the GP Visit Card Scheme. The Galway East TD is also encouraging people to check their eligibility in the wake of expanded criteria.

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Communities rally following Debi destruction

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

As communities in the coastal towns of Kinvara and Clarinbridge rally to support one another following the devastating blow to buildings and infrastructure, the question facing affected residents and business owners is ‘how will we rebuild’?

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Museum-based art therapy workshops explore positive mental health in an unexpected setting

Thu, Feb 09, 2023

A series of art therapy workshops, currently being run by Red Door Studio at Galway City Museum, are bringing a positive mental health message to an unexpected setting. The workshops, called Re:Imagine, use the museum's exhibits as a form of therapy - by exploring the space, and creating their own art in response to this, participants can learn to understand themselves better, and heal through self expression in a safe space.

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It's not a dog's life anymore with pet talent agency, Urban Paws.

Thu, Jan 19, 2023

In typical Galwegian fashion, the first thing we spoke about was the weather.

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Ireland's youngest MEP making waves in Brussels

Thu, Nov 24, 2022

I have been on many of these trips over the decades, but maybe it's age, or maybe it's the lack of proximity since the last one, but this visit of work seems the most interesting. Most trips over the years have been dominated by agriculture or fishing, and while both are still firmly on the agenda, the menu of topics for the European project has greatly expanded in the past few years, the past few months and the past few days.

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Bill Whelan dances down memory lane with new memoir

Fri, Nov 04, 2022

The Road to Riverdance spans from Whelan's childhood through to the 1994 Eurovision, an event which completely changed the course of Irish dancing on an international stage.

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Getting to know: Sinead Cassidy

Thu, Oct 27, 2022

Sinead Cassidy, Galway Races

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It's game on for the Galway entrepreneur behind GamerFest

Thu, Oct 20, 2022

GamerFest, the country's biggest event dedicated to all things gaming, takes place in the RDS in Dublin this weekend. The festival, which began in Galway in 2017, has become a major event in the gaming calendar with plans to expand even further in the next few years.

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Overcome those barriers to contentment through life coaching

Thu, Oct 13, 2022

If you want good cake, it is probably advisable to seek out someone who has baked a lot of cakes.

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‘There is a need for ordinary people to say what The Troubles were like’

Thu, Feb 24, 2022

From the cages of Long Kesh in the 1970s, to the lecture halls and classrooms of NUI Galway this century, a love of writing and a passionate belief in the importance of education has been central in the life of Paddy McMenamin.

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‘A photograph will tell you a thousand things’

Thu, Feb 17, 2022

Tommy Holohan is a living history of Galway city, and more particularly, a living history of one of its most unique areas - The Claddagh - and his passion for both has led him to discover and collect an extraordinary array of photographs, postcards, and documents charting the evolution of the city.

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‘For social housing, the real cost is in not building it’

Thu, Feb 10, 2022

“Would it be ambitious to try and deliver 20,000 public homes in a year? Yes, but we need that scale of ambition. We have to deliver affordable and social homes for purchase and rent, because this crisis will continue to get worse.”

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Scully still making a difference

Fri, Oct 01, 2021

“Our work is giving a leg up rather than a hand out,” Ronan Scully says about Self Help Africa’s willingness to make a difference.

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‘The housing crisis is dire. It’s demoralising for students‘

Thu, Aug 26, 2021

University should be a time of discovery and expanding horizons, a time to broaden your mind and education, and to plan for the future. It is also a social experience, a chance to meet people from all walks of life, and where you will form some of the most enduring friendships of your life.

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‘Pride is a chance to celebrate, but it is always twinned with protest’

Thu, Aug 05, 2021

“Pride has become that special time when we get to affirm our dignity and our equality, and increase our visibility. It’s in opposition to the shame and social stigma many of us grew up with.”

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‘I’ve had a good experience in Galway, but there are still times I feel unsafe’

Thu, May 06, 2021

From being one of the last countries in Western Europe to decriminalise homosexuality in 1993, to becoming the first State in the world to legalise same-sex marraige through a public viote in 2015, the change in Ireland’s attitudes towards its LGBT+ citizens has been one of the most positive and rapid of recent social developments.

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Emer Flatley relishing new role with FAI and the Galway City Council

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Many valuable lessons have been learned during a demanding spell across the world. The value of sport simply goes beyond the action between the white chalk lines: it is about communities, friendships, making connections, and social interaction.

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St Patrick's Day memories - Galwegians share their memories of St Patrick's from years gone by

Thu, Mar 11, 2021

ST PATRICK'S Day will be an online celebration this year. So as we have to do without the parade, the pageantry, and the festivities, we have asked a number of Galwegians to share their memories of St Patrick's Day parades from years gone by.

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