Trial works on Shop Street resurfacing to be completed by June

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Trial works on the first phase of the complete resurfacing of Shop Street are expected to be completed by June.

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Galway expresses its horror at Christchurch massacre

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Galway city - officially, politically, and in the actions of individual people - has expressed its outrage at last week's terrorist attack in New Zealand, which left 50 people dead, while this evening, a vigil for the victims will take place in the Galway's Masjid Maryam mosque at 7.30pm.

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Get into the drop zone — Donaghpatrick NS launches major fundraiser

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Donaghpatrick National School launched the new nationwide show 20k Drop as their major fundraiser for this year in Queally’s Bar Caherlistrane last week. The 20k drop is run nationwide by Pallas Marketing and is similar to the TV show “The Million Pound Drop”. Each of the eight contestants selected will receive €2500 and must place their money on each of eight correct answers. Having answered the eight questions, the contestants keep the remaining amount.

Principal of Donaghpatrick N.S Ms Muireann Cradock said they are delighted with the response from the local companies who have come on board as major sponsors and advertisers.

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Public’s views on Irish language plan sought for Galway city

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

NUI Galway has launched a survey to gather the views of the public on the proposed Irish Language Plan for Galway City 2019-2026.

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Galway students represent voice of a new generation of Irish Travellers

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Two Galway students, PJ Mongan and Ian Mc Donagh, from Scholars Den’, an Outreach/Homework Club co-funded by GRETB & GCC were chosen to represent the voice of a new generation of young Travellers at a recently held exhibition in The Museum of Country Life in Turlough in Mayo.

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Sweeter than Roses concert tomorrow night

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Oranmore soprano, Helen Hancock will present an evening of singing and music in the auditorium of Galway Community College, Moneenageisha tomorrow Friday March 22 at 8pm.

All proceeds from the concert will go to Voices for Galway, a branch of Down Syndrome Galway which fundraises to provide additional speech therapy for children with special needs, where early intervention is so important.

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More than thirty public car charging points now operational in Galway

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is being made easier thanks to a range of Government supports, Minister Ciaran Cannon has said.

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Teacher to run for Renua in Gort/Kinvara area

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Emma O’Connell, teacher and prominent pro life campaigner has announced her selection to run as the Renua candidate in the Gort Kinvara area for Galway County Council elections in May.

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People with disabilities must be included in local decision making

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Local authorities need to reimagine how access to services and decision making can be improved for people with disabilities.

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Connolly demands public be involved in the upcoming review of city bus routes

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

The public must be involved in the upcoming review of the city’s bus routes, as any review without the input of the people who use public transport would be flawed and unrepresentative.

Galway City West Fianna Fáil candidate John Connolly has called on the National Transport Authority to involve the public in the upcoming review, and expressed surprise that such a review would occur “without seeking the input of those who use the service” as well as “those who might be convinced to use public transport as opposed to their car”.

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Charity coffee morning/tea day in aid of Self Help Africa and Galway Hospice

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

A joint fundraising charity coffee morning/tea day and bake sale will take place in Ardrahan this weekend in aid of Self Help Africa and the Galway Hospice, and people are being asked to show their support.

Carmel Murphy from Ardrahan has decided to host another of her special coffee morning/tea and bake sale days from 11am to 3pm on Saturday at Labane Hall. Ms Murphy is organising the event along with her son Darragh and many friends to raise funds in aid of the great work of these two very worthy charities.

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DFS to create ten jobs in new Wellpark store opening this weekend

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Sofa manufacturer and retailer DFS is to open a new store this Saturday March 23, in the WellPark Retail Park on the Dublin Road, creating ten new jobs.

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An afternoon at Pathways could change your child’s career

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Despite the growing use of psychometric testing, college open days, and online research, it seems that the biggest influence on the career and course choices of teenage students is still parental. The focus on choosing the right pathways for your children is one of the key areas to be explored at next month’s Pathways education and careers event, to be held in Galway’s Galmont Hotel on Tuesday April 9. Organised by the Galway Advertiser group, this event promises something for everyone planning their next steps.

Special afternoon sessions with the speakers and exhibitors at the event have been set aside for parents and children to avail of expert knowledge as they embark on making the key decisions that will shape their careers. With fixed sessions scheduled throughout the day, and with many school groups already confirmed attendees through the day, parents should note that minimum disruption can be caused to your child’s classes by attending for the 3.30pm sessions.

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Crowley calls for cycle friendly city

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Social Democrats Candidate for Galway City West John Crowley, has said that Galway needs to rethink the way it approaches its development of traffic and transport infrastructure.

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NUI Galway announces 2019 alumni award winners

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

NUI Galway has announced the winners of the 2019 Alumni Awards to be presented at the 20th annual Alumni Awards Gala Banquet on Saturday, April 13.

The NUI Galway Alumni Awards recognise individual excellence and achievements among the University’s more than 100,000 graduates worldwide. Now in its twentieth year, the Awards programme boasts an impressive roll call of more than 100 outstanding NUI Galway alumni who have gone on to make an impact in their chosen field, and in so doing honour their alma mater.

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Better late than never, we’re heading to Africa to create a learning environment

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

It has always been one of my great regrets that I never went to work as a teacher in South America or Africa or as we used to say when I was young “go on the missions”. So when the opportunity presented itself earlier this year I decided now is the time.

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Housing Minister to address urban regeneration conference in city next week

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy will be among the speakers at a major conference on urban development organised by Galway Chamber in the inaugural City Regions Ireland event, scheduled to take place at NUI Galway on Thursday next, March 28.

The half-day conference, entitled ‘Ireland’s Cities – Powerhouses of Regional Growth’, will explore how Ireland’s five cities can fulfil the goals of economic development for their regions set out in the National Planning Framework (NPF) and Project Ireland 2040.

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Diverse entries flow in for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Almost 20 businesses and organisations representing a wide range of sectors have put their names forward for Galway’s bilingual business awards - Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2019. The Gradam is organised by Gaillimh le Gaeilge in association with the Galway Advertiser and TG4 and with support from the Galway Chamber.

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Jobs boost for Tuam as Valeo announces €44m investment

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Tuam received a major jobs and investment boost last evening when it was announced that autotech giant Valeo is to spend €44m in a research and development programme to place them at the cutting edge of developments in the self-driving cars market.

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Fears grow Teach Solais could be forced to close by November

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Teach Solais, Galway's LGBT+ resource centre, may be forced to close its doors in November if future funding cannot be secured, a situation which has led a local election candidate to demand the HSE rethink its decision over what is regarded as a "vital" support service in the city.

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