One new person joining homeless list every day in west

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

One new person is becoming homeless every day in the west and is forced to seek emergency accommodation, according to figures that have been described as shocking by Galway Simon Community.

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More than forty patients waiting on trollies in UHG, new IMMO figures show

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

There are currently 42 patients waiting on trolleys in UHG, the third highest in the State, according to figures released this week by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

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Pálás Cinema wins award at Amsterdam World Architecture Festival

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Galway's Pálás Cinema has been awarded the Use of Colour Prize at the World Architecture Awards which were held recently in Amsterdam.

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Greens raise concerns over hike in childcare costs

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Despite investment aimed at reducing the cost of crèches for parents, there has been a €4 rise in fees per week, according to a new report which was developed and published by Pobal for the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

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Galway dentist’s treatment of anxious patient wins him Connacht Dentist of the Year Award

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

A Galway city dentist has been named Colgate Connacht Dentist of the Year for 2018. Dr James Flood of Eyre Square Dental Clinic, was nominated for his treatment of a patient with a very challenging condition.

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O’Flaherty secures funding for new Renmore playground

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

A new playground for children in Renmore has taken a step closer to reality, with funding for the project having reached €70,000, following an allocation of €38,000 in next year’s Galway City Council budget.

The allocation has been welcomed by Independent Galway City East councillor, Terry O’Flaherty, who has campaigned for this facility. An initial allocation of €20,000 was set aside for the playground. However, last year she encouraged City Hall to apply to the Department of Children Capital Grant Scheme for Play and Recreation, after which €12,000 was secured for Renmore Neighbourhood Park. Further representations saw €20,000 included in the 2018 budget, while at the discussion for next year’s council budget, another €18,000 was set aside, bringing the total to €70,000.

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Government should use CLÁR scheme to improve water quality - Ó Cuív

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West Éamon Ó Cuív has called on the Minister for Rural & Community Development and the Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government to properly fund the CLÁR programme to ensure that every home and business in the country has access to a high quality group water scheme or mains water scheme.

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Greenway sceptics should note interest from local authorities and state agencies, says Cannon

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

An East Galway TD has welcomed confirmation that 22 applications have been received from local authorities and state agencies for Greenways all around the country.

Minister for the Diaspora and International Development Ciaran Cannon has said that the high level of interest in creating greenways clearly demonstrates they are ‘no flash-in-pan economic phenomenon’ and that this interest should be taken note of by those sceptical of the benefits of this amenity.

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Massive funding boost for Connemara National Park

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Minister of State for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne, TD this week announced funding approval of €1.9 million by Fáilte Ireland for the development of tourist facilities at Connemara National Park.

This significant investment will provide more reasons for visitors to explore the region by providing a new and unique outdoor recreation experience of the cultural heritage of the Connemara National Park that complements the natural beauty of the landscape.

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Galway wins ‘Best City in Ireland’ title at Enterprise Town awards

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

A proactive and creative collaboration between several local business groups resulted in Galway being named the Best City in Ireland at the Bank of Ireland - Enterprise Town Awards in Kilkenny.

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Aran service at Connemara Airport extended until 2021

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

The air service at Connemara Airport has been extended until September 2021, while Aer Arann Islands has agreed to continue providing that air service until December 20 this year.

The extension of services was agreed recently between the Department of the Gaeltacht and Galway Aviation Services Limited (trading as Aer Arann Islands) in relation to the Aran Islands air service and Connemara Airport.

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Bilingual status a keystone in Galway’s cultural status

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

2018 has been another busy year for Gaillimh le Gaeilge as Galway businesses continue to invest in the Irish language. The organisation responsible for the promotion of the Irish language in Galway has seen an increase of 26 per cent in the demand for their services so far this year, which in turn, has led to an increase in the visibility of the language in the city.

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Broad welcome for funding boost for Portershed II

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

There was a broad welcome this week in the city for the announcement of €2.5M in funding for the provision of a second building at the successful Portershed.

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Need for COPE SleepOut is now greater than ever

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

COPE Galway’s biggest – and longest – fundraising event of the year will see 32 people from Galway’s business community sleeping rough over 12 hours tomorrow night (Friday, December 7) to raise awareness about homelessness in Galway and help raise funds for COPE Galway’s Homeless Services.

COPE Galway’s most recent quarterly one day census (conducted on Nov 21/22) identified a total of 195 adults and 221 children as living in emergency accommodation provided directly by COPE Galway and in private emergency accommodation such as hotels and B&Bs.

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New treatment option for prostate cancer at UHG

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

University Hospital Galway became the first public hospital in the country recently to use high dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy to treat patients with prostate cancer.

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CPOs for Carraroe wastewater plant aim to end ‘unacceptable’ pollution

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The compulsory purchase of land at Carraroe to commence the construction of a much needed wastewater treatment plant by Irish Water gets underway today with the publication of details.

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City and county council funding cut by more than fifty per cent since 2011

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

New figures on the funding of Local Authorities released by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform confirm that the Galway city and county councils have taken an overall funding cut of 52 per cent since 2011.

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Grealish urges City Hall to give priority to housing regeneration projects

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The Galway City Council is being urged totreat as “urgent” projects which involve the provision of housing that was allocated funding under a Government regeneration scheme this week.

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Soc Dem candidate accuses council of 'apathy' over illegal dumping

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

The Galway City Council has been accused of "apathy" and a "lack of action" over the issue of illegal dumping, with a local election candidate claiming that such dumping is "spiralling out of hand".

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Even the rodents love Galway as county named second most infested

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

It’s not only humans who like living in Galway — rodents are also attracted by the lifestyle.

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