Joy at Olympic glory for Galway rowers

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Champagne was popped and joyous tears were flowing in Moycullen and Furbo villages last night to celebrate Galway's two Olympic medallists who were part of the never-say-die women's coxless fours team that had the nation on the edge of its seat early on Wednesday morning.

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Ray McBride - ‘an exceptional artist’

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

“The death of Ray McBride, actor, dancer, and superb artist, will have been heard with sadness by all those who love Irish theatre and performance.”

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Mayor concerned gardaí 'not taking action' against 'illegal and unacceptable behaviour'

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Mayor Colette Connolly says she is deeply concerned that the gardaí are "failing to take action" across a wide range of "illegal and unacceptable activity" in Galway city.

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A look back at 25 years of the Kiltartan Gregory Museum

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

In 1990 – exactly 100 years after Sir William Gregory granted a 99-year lease on a section of land at Kiltartan Cross on which to build a schoolhouse – the Kiltartan Gregory Cultural Society was founded. Its aim was to restore the derelict red-brick schoolhouse, the very one commissioned by Sir William Gregory, and to preserve the history of Kiltartan for future generations. The next six years were spent doing just that.

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Charity demands ‘heads should roll’ for the ‘disaster’ of the Kirwan Junction design

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

“Nothing short of a disaster,” is how one county councillor has described the new signalised junction at the Kirwan Roundabout in Terryland, for which he said “heads should roll”.

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A hub with a thatch — Connemara West opens pop-up remote working hub

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Connemara West has opened a pop-up remote working hub with a difference in Tullycross village. The Hub is located at Renvyle Thatched Cottages making it possibly one of the most unusual and picturesque digital spaces in the West of Ireland. Users of the pop-up hub also have the option of booking accommodation in a separate cottage although accommodation availability is limited for the next few months due to high demand.

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Most vulnerable are those hit by housing shortage

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

The current housing situation in Galway, if you look at accommodation search websites and on facebook, is not great. In comparison to Dublin, where rents are dropping, it is becoming more expensive and more difficult to secure accommodation to rent. Those who are the most vulnerable financially can often be the worst hit, and include students and people in receipt of HAP payment.

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Planning process begins on new Athenry fire station

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Within the next three months, Athenry will know if it is getting a new fire station, when a final decision is made on a planning application which was submitted this week.

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More than €170,000 secured to develop new ‘creative space’ at Nuns Island

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

More than €170,000 has been secured to develop a ‘creative space’ at the Nuns Island Theatre - a move which will represent a further 1,800 square feet of cultural space in the city.

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Galway could be first Irish city to embed Sustainable Development Goals in city planning

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Galway could become the first city in Ireland to embed Sustainable Development Goals in city planning, if new proposals from the Galway Community Network are followed.

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‘Disastrous’ Bus Eireann decision on Galway to Dublin service will disadvantage rural communities, warn Galway politicians

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

“Disastrous”, “mind boggling”, and “shocking” is how Galway politicians have described Bus Eireann’s decision to cancel the 20/X20 Expressway service from Galway to Dublin.

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GCCN calls on City Hall to develop a greenhouse gas emissions baseline for Galway

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Developing a greenhouse gas emissions baseline for the city, a ban on fracking, and providing access to information of public interest, are issues the Galway City Council is being called on to address over the next year.

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Local welcome for Merlin Castle restoration

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

The Merlin Residents Association welcomes the beginning of the restoration and protection works at Merlin castle.

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Planning to go from cows to cabbages

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

An Bord Pleanala will debate this September whether growing vegetables is agriculture or not. A Galway case has been appealed to An Bord Pleanala following a decision by Galway City Council that a change from livestock to horticulture constituted a change of use. We have become so used to livestock grazing every field that any other form of food production feels and looks wrong to some people.

This is the case of Mad Yolk Farm in Roscam which set up a no dig organic vegetable farm on part of a field zoned agriculture and amenity. Objections re the new farm were raised by locals to the Galway City Planning office, who believe that growing vegetables constituted a change of use from agriculture and therefore required planning permission and also because the area is one of a protected view of Galway Bay, the view to be maintained is agricultural, i.e. livestock grazing. Retention planning was duly applied for, refused, appealed and now it is to go before An Bord Pleanala.

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Participants sought for new psychology study

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

NUI Galway’s School of Psychology is seeking participants for a new study to investigate psychological factors that could contribute to medically unexplained physical symptoms and a sense of being disconnected from the environment.

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Open week at Bearna Golf Club

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Bearna Golf Club turns 25 this year. To celebrate its silver anniversary, and for being part of the Galway golfing community for all this time, they are holding a special Festival of Golf from August 2nd to 8th.

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Galway tourism and leisure businesses to get support from recovery fund, says Naughton

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

A range of tourism and leisure businesses in Galway are set to receive direct financial support under a €30 million government scheme designed to help the sector recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Unity conversation is gaining momentum. So what’s next, asks Sinn Fein MEP

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Sinn Féin’s ultimate aim is to build an Ireland of Equals. This will only be achieved by getting rid of partition, reuniting our country and achieving full national independence.

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Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Lynch thanks Council for Castlegar park and ride meeting

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Irish Language Planning Co-ordinator appointed for Galway City’s new Irish language plan

Thu, Jul 29, 2021

Micheál Óg Mac Aoidh has been appointed as the co-ordinator for Galway City’s new Irish Language Plan and will take up the position in September to commence its implementation.

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