Galway to spell out a 'Fáilte' to refugees

Tue, Jun 19, 2018

While children are separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, and the Italy's refusal to accept the migrant rescue ship Aquarius highlights the divisions over migration in the EU, Galway gets set to mark World Refugee Day at an uncertain time.

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Galway United owners to hear takeover proposals on Monday

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

One of the most significant meetings in the history of football in Galway will take place next Monday night when a proposal for a significant investment in the League of Ireland club will be outlined to the owners.

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Community spirit recognised at Cathaoirleach awards

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

More than 200 people from community and voluntary groups from around County Galway were honoured at the Cathaoirleach’s Community Awards Ceremony recently. The awards recognise and celebrate community and voluntary activity in the county. A record number of nominations were received for the nine different categories of awards presented on the night.

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Gardai issue appeal for witnesses to Renmore cycling accident

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a Renmore accident that took place around 4.45pm on Monday last June 11.

In the incident, a cyclist was struck by a car at the junction of Murrough Avenue and Ballyloughane Road, in Renmore.

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Thu, Jun 14, 2018

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‘Yesterday we were in America’ — Alcock and Brown 100 Festival launched to mark historic feat

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The ‘Alcock and Brown 100’ Festival to celebrate the centenary next year of one of the greatest feats of early aviation — the first non-stop transatlantic flight in history, completed by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown in 1919, was launched this week in Dublin.

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Kyne hails new An Cheathru Rua hub as boost to employment

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Minister Seán Kyne has welcomed the opening of a new digital hub in An Cheathru Rua.

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Cannon advises people to make Pope plans

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has advised people from Galway hoping to attend either the visit of Pope Francis to the Apparition Chapel at Knock Shrine or the Closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families at the Phoenix Park to ensure that they have tickets in advance and to plan their journey.

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Intruders attempt to burn derelict Moycullen house

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Gardai in Moycullen are investigating an incident last weekend in which an attempt was made to set fire to a derelict house.

Intruders broke into the house at Kilagoola at approximately 6.30pm on Friday evening (June 8)

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Volunteers sought for 30th Galway Film Fleadh

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The Galway Film Fleadh, which takes place this year from July 10-15, is now accepting volunteer applications for this year’s festival.

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Lohan disappointed with delay on social housing builds

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

At Monday’s City Council meeting two social housing projects were on the agenda to be voted on their final stage by the council. Both projects, totaling 152 houses were amended regarding the linkage road in one and pedestrian and cycle way in another. The effect of the amendments, according to advice from the executive, is both projects are now delayed, much to the frustratiion of SF Cllr Mark Lohan.

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Thu, Jun 14, 2018

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Vicky Phelan to be guest speaker at first of Oxygeneration talks next week

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The recently opened OxyGeneration clinic in Galway is to hold a series of free public talks over the next month, featuring well known speakers such as Vicky Phelan and Prof Dympna Waldron, Prof of Palliative medicine GUH/NUI Galway.

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McGuinness welcomes decision to hold referendum on blasphemy

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Mairead McGuinness, MEP for the Galway area and first Vice-President responsible for the European Parliament’s relations with churches, religions and non-confessional organisations, has welcomed the decision by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan to bring to Government today plans to hold a referendum on the blasphemy clause in the Irish Constitution.

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School design reaps awards for SJK Architects

Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Galway-and Mayo-based SJK Architects were celebrating last weekend when their design of Westport’s new school Scoil Phádraig was recognized by two prestigious awards at the 2018 Irish Architecture Awards gala event held at Dublin’s Mansion House.

The beautiful new school was chosen by a jury of professional architects as overall winner in the Education category, and was awarded second place in the online voted Public Choice category.

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Ó Tuathail demands direct provision system to be dismantled

Wed, Jun 13, 2018

The "inhumane" and "discriminatory" direct provision system must to be scrapped and replaced by a "humane asylum process" where applications for refugee status are processed quickly.

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Ten Galway schools chosen for pilot creative schools scheme

Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Ten schools across Galway city and county have been chosen to take part in a pilot Government scheme which aims to increase and enhance creative activities within the State's education system.

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Ó Cuív says 3,000 new houses needed if Galway is to meet accommodation crisis

Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Some 3,000 new housing units are needed for Galway city if the current demands for accommodation are to be met, but the Galway City Council is only due to complete 14 houses this year, which is both "minuscule" and "disappointing".

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Oranmore Optometrists - Celebrating 15 years in business.

Mon, Jun 11, 2018

June 2018 marks a very special year for Oranmore Optometrists. This year we are celebrating 15 years in business. I, Jude Duggan set up the practice in June 2003 shortly after receiving my BSc(Hons) MCOptom qualifications in Optometry from the University of Ulster in Coleraine and College of Optometrists in London.

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Volunteers Sought for 30th Galway Film Fleadh

Mon, Jun 11, 2018

The Galway Film Fleadh, which takes place this year from Tuesday 10th until Sunday 15th of July, is now accepting volunteer applications for this year’s festival.

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