UHG outpatient capacity to be halved

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

The capacity of outpatient clinics at the west’s biggest hospital will be reduced by up to 50 per cent because of Covid-19 preventive measures.

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We don’t want to go to a dreary space, St Nicholas’ market trader tells City Council

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

A trader at the historic St Nicholas’ street market in Galway has called on the Galway City Council to ditch its plan to drive the world-famous, 400-year-old artisan food and craft market from the city.

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Different horses being jumped at Ballybrit this summer

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

The Moet Chandon building at Galway Racecourse is one of the most beautiful additions to Galway Racecourse over the last couple of years.

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Charity says €1.9 million funding for Clifden and Portumna will benefit entire county

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council, Cllr James Charity, welcomed the recent funding allocation for Clifden and Portumna, noting that the investment would provide significant enhancement to both areas, but would also benefit the entire county.

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Cream of talent to play in virtual concert in aid of Kiltullagh girl

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

The cream of the country’s musicians will take part in a virtual concert in aid of Saoírse Ruane from Kiltullagh, Co Galway. Cliona Hagan, Mike Denver, Rory’s Stories, Blessed, The Two Johnnies and KeyWest are some of the acts who have agreed to take part in the concert that will be broadcast across the Saoirse Summerfest social media platforms on Sunday, August 2nd.

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Aftermath of Covid-19 will exacerbate housing crises, warns former Mayor

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

A former Mayor of Galway has warned that Galway’s housing crisis "will multiply in the years ahead", unless the new Government introduces an affordable housing scheme with a substantial discount to buyers.

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Connolly voices support for new cycling infrastructure plans for the city

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Enhanced cycling infrastructure is planned for Bothar Stiofáin, Bishop O'Donnell Road, and Threadneedle Road, under a new plan by the Galway City Council.

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Connolly calls for ‘urgent clarification’ on re-opening day centre services

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

The continued closure of day centres for people suffering from Alzheimer’s, and for people with disabilities, is a cause of “great upset” both to the users and their families.

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Parents must not be made choose between childcare and work, says McNelis

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

The Government must “step up and support” new parents who are being faced with an “unacceptable choice” between securing childcare and fully returning to work.

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Cheevers seeks meeting with new Education Minister over Scoil Catriona

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

A new school building for Scoil Catriona in Renmore needs to be made into "a high priority" for the new Government, as the current school building is no longer "fit for purpose".

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Blackrock diving tower to get fresh coat of paint

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Salthill's iconic Blackrock diving tower to get a new coat of paint, a move one local councillor has welcomed in the wake of the structure looking "shoddy" on the front page of a national daily paper.

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Something for Everyone in OMG @ Zhivago

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

OMG @ Zhivago is back - and back with a bang with a crazy sale with up to 70 per cent off across the range of CDs, DVDs, vinyl records, books, gifts, headphones, and much more.

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Two Galway projects placed in race for Ireland’s favourite building

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Two Galway buildings finished in the top three in the race to find the winning project in the 2020 RIAI Public Choice Award announced by The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) this week.

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Paddock to Prom as fashionistas get ready for Race Week fun

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Fashionistas and dapper gents get racing-ready and join the team at the Salthill Hotel for the 2020 Galway Races Summer Festival from Wednesday July 29 through to Friday July 31 for its Paddock to Prom Race Week luncheons.

The glamorous afternoon includes a drinks reception followed by a sumptuous 4-course dinner followed by our Best Dressed Lady & Dapper Gent Competition.

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Street changes will make the city more attractive to us all

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Life moves quickly, even during lockdowns. The days were long, but the months flew. Businesses that came to a shuttering halt in mid-March are now approaching fully reopening. Covid 19 has heretofore been a catalyst for change in how many of us view how we live our lives. Sitting in the comfort of our car for hours has even less appeal than it did before.

The city centre is crucial to Galway. It is the cockpit of the plane that is the entire region. If this area is not ‘humming’ the effect is catastrophic. Businesses operators and owners know this. While every single business has its own internal challenges, we, as City Councillors have to implement a policy as best we see that fits all.

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Mobility plan measures welcomed by Galway Cycling Campaign

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

The Galway Cycling Campaign has welcomes the temporary emergency measures outlined by the City Mobility Team at the City Council meeting. While many of us cannot yet return to work, they support these efforts to get city businesses thriving in the aftermath of the coronavirus shutdown and to build a resilient network where people can continue to move, trade, play and live in face of the persistent threat of a second wave.

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Salthill cycle tracks a win-win, says Galway Urban Greenway Alliance

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Installing a temporary cycle track from Claddagh to Blackrock in Salthill will benefit thousands of locals and many local businesses in myriad ways, the Galway Urban Greenway Alliance said last evening.

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Be Wise — Sanitise with SanitiseWise

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

SanitiseWise is a Galway-based sanitising company with a branch now located also in Connemara. Established some months ago, it specialises in the decontamination of Covid 19 using a highly sophisticated spray fogging system known as a SaniqueS3 and HSE approved chemicals.

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Fox hound puppies stolen from Craughwell on June 21, 2020 have been recovered

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Gardaí in County Galway have recovered four fox hound puppies which were stolen from Craughwell on June 21/22, 2020.

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Rabbitte and Naughton named as ministers in new Government

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Galway East TD and Fianna Fail Programme for Government negotiator Anne Rabbitte was last night named a Minister of State by Taoiseach Micheál Martin when the names of the 17 junior ministers were revealed after a day of speculation.

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