Kyne sparks FG spat by casting doubt on Naughton's Merlin Park plans

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Proposals from the Dept of Health, seen by Senator Seán Kyne cast serious doubts on commitments regarding 200 in-patient beds and a new elective hospital in Merlin Park.

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Brown Thomas merchandiser creates care packages for homeless

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Brown Thomas visual merchandiser and window dresser Jacqueline Roche has created care packages for homeless people living on the streets of the city.

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MÓR Action proposes Rinville Park expansion to councillors

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Members of MÓR Action met with the councillors of the Loughrea Municipal District (including Rinville, Maree, Clarinbridge, Kinvara and Gort) this week to make a presentation on a proposed extension of Rinville Park. The opportunity was provided by Cllr Martina Kinane who has been active in working for and supporting the upgrade of amenities for residents of Oranmore-Athenry and Gort-Kinvara both at the park and in the surrounding areas.

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Senator calls on city council to host summer outdoor events

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

With NPHET declaring that 2021 will be an “outdoor summer” and many restrictions likely to remain in place, a senator is calling on the City Council to arrange a schedule of outdoor events for June, July, and August.

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Investing in outdoor dining can ‘save our summer’, says Hoare

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

With funding of €17 million from the Government to support outdoor dining this summer, the Galway City Council must create a plan to support outdoor dining and activities in the city.

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Byrne calls for full time wardens needed for city's main parks

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

The need for full time, on-the-ground, wardens, for seven days a week in the main city parks, will be discussed again by councillors next Monday.

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Spiddal medical device company to create 150 new jobs

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Leading biomaterials manufacturer Aran Biomedical has this week announced plans to create 150 highly skilled new jobs in the Galway Gaeltacht over the next three years.

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Craughwell National School extension moves closer to construction

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

The “much needed” extension to Craughwell national school can take place once the Department of Education approves the tender report and the Office of Public Works appoints a contractor.

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Calls for hospital parking charges ban after figures reveal €630,000 collected by UHG in 2020

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

A total of €630,000 was collected in parking charges by University Hospital Galway last year, according to figures released by the HSE.

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‘Radical approach’ needed to deal with scrambler bikes, says Cheevers

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

A “radical approach” is needed to deal with scrambler bikes going onto Galway City Council owned pitches and amenities, especially when children and families are present.

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Study to chose route for the Silverstrand to city centre walkway/cycleway

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

A feasibility study, identifying a suitable route for the Silverstrand to city centre walkway/cycleway, has been commissioned by the Galway City Council.

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Reclaiming the European Street: a President’s legacy

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Since the mid-sixties, Michael D Higgins has been a major figure in Galway education and politics. In UCG, his sociology lectures were memorable for their fluency, as well as their content.

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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Couple sought in Moycullen angle grinder raid

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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Calls for hospital parking charges ban after figure reveal

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City council records end of year surplus for 2020

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Government supports provided throughout the Covid pandemic enabled the Galway City Council to record a €160,000 end of year surplus in its 2020 annual financial statement.

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School Zones across the city ‘will change morning commute for the better,’ says Hanley

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

All schools in Galway city are to see increased safety markings and infrastructure, along with measures to encourage walking and cycling to school.

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Hanley calls for City Recovery Taskforce to be established

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

A City Recovery Taskforce to help guide businesses, artists, and the wider community “as we enter the next phase” of the Covid-19 pandemic, must be established by the Galway City Council.

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New air monitoring stations to be installed in Galway

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

New legislation will help to manage the air quality of Galway city, according to Green Parrty Galway City West councillor, Niall Murphy.

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LEADER funding is an ‘opportunity’ for rural Galway, says Naughton

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

More than €1.3 million in Government funding has been made available for rural development projects in Galway West, to support remote working, job creation, amenities, and the green economy.

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Council must issue credit for use of playing pitches, says Cheevers

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Fianna Fáil Galway City East councillor, Alan Cheevers, is calling on the Galway City Council to issue a full credit on pitch licence fees for clubs in the city.

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