Black Eyed Peas to play Galway's Pearse Stadium in June

Mon, Nov 29, 2021

Galway’s Pearse Stadium has just been confirmed as the venue for Grammy award winning superstars The Black Eyes Peas’ Irish appearance in June 2022.

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Eoin Dolan calls on city council to provide music rehearsal space

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Acclaimed local musician Eoin Dolan is calling on the Galway City Council to provide a rehearsal space to assist emerging artists.

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Farrell demands ‘urgent plan’ for Galway hospitals following overcrowding surge

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

An “urgent plan” is vital to address the crises of treatment cancellation and emergency department overcrowding at Galway University Hospital, and at hospitals across the west.

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses to burglaries in city and county

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Gardaí in Galway are appealing for witnesses to burglaries which took place in Galway city, Athenry, and Ballinasloe.

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CAB operation in Galway and Limerick nets more than 18,000 in cash

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

The Criminal Assets Bureau conducted a search operation in Galway and Limerick on Tuesday morning targeting a group involved in the sale and supply of drugs in the region.

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Communication boards to be installed in city playgrounds

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

The Galway City Council has confirmed that communication boards will be installed in a number of playgrounds later in 2021 and in early 2022.

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No progress on Kingston Parklands sports pitch and playground until 2022

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

It is likely to be autumn 2022 before any work can start on the much needed sports ground, playground, and parking facilities for St John The Apostle School in Knocknacarra.

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State must ‘take over private health capacity’ to ease pressure on public hospitals

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Free antigen testing and faster distribution of booster shots, as well as ventilation measures in schools and workplace, are urgently needed to bring the fourth wave of Covid-19 under control.

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SF calls for ‘greater financial assistance’ for Gort Family Resource Centre

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Gort Family Resource Centre deserves “greater financial assistance” from the Government for the “vital services” it provides, particularly for “vulnerable and marginalised people”.

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Hail the arrival of Atlantic Technological University

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

The Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris this week announced the name of the TU in the west and north-west as Atlantic Technological University (ATU).“Atlantic” conveys power, strength, inspiration, creation, vast horizons - a distinctive geography, rich history and shared heritage.

The name was chosen following an independent process of engagement by marketing and brand consultant company McCann (Dublin) who conducted surveys and online consultation with staff, students and stakeholders across the region and nationally.

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Annual artworks auction for Madra goes online

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Art works by some of Ireland’s top artists including Padraig McCaul, Connacht Rugby coach Jimmy Duffy, renowned RHA Connemara artist Dorothy Cross and Galway artist Grace Cunningham will go under the hammer at the annual MADRA Dog Rescue Charity Art Auction.

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COPE Galway marks sixteen Days of Action on Violence against Women

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

The annual international 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence kicks off today, 25 November. This year, COPE Galway Domestic Abuse Service invites you to show your support for women who have been abused by their partners through supporting the local charity’s awareness campaigns over the next 16 days.

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Preserving the precious treasures of the golden TG4 archive

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

There is nothing like a dose of nostalgia to get us all excited — see the success of Reeling In The Years. Or All-Ireland Gold? Those treats though were only available because of the farsightedness of those who started an archive back in the day.

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Galway’s new marine research vessel makes its first splash

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Last weekend, the hull of Ireland’s new state-of-the-art marine research vessel, RV Tom Crean, was launched at Astilleros Armon shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The vessel will operate out of Galway upon its completion later next year.

The launch of the hull is a significant milestone in the build process, with the vessel on schedule to be completed in summer 2022. The build of the RV Tom Crean received funding of €25 million from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, as approved by the Government of Ireland.

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Galway woman named Chartered Engineer of the Year

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Galway native Claire Lillis has been awarded the prestigious Chartered Engineer of the Year Award by Engineers Ireland, the professional membership body for engineers.

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Renmore residents to be consulted about proposed playground

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Cllr Mike Crowe has received confirmation that consultation with locals will take place regarding the proposed new playground in Renmore.

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Aran Islands RNLI crew rescue fishermen

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Aran Islands RNLI came to the aid of two fishermen on Monday evening after their vessel got into difficulty off Nags Head, County Clare.

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Lotto Plus winning ticket sold in Galway

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

A Costcutter store in Bealadangan sold a €1 million winning ticket for Saturday’s Lotto Plus 1 draw. Noel Daniels, who recently took over the running of the winning Costcutter store in Bealadangan last July was thrilled to hear that one of his customers became Ireland’s latest Lotto millionaire over the weekend.

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Cheevers - lighting should be improved at Ballyloughane walkway

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Cllr Alan Cheevers says money should have been allocated to enhance lighting at Ballyloughane and the Liam Mellows walkway.

Cheevers highlighted the issue at Monday’s Galway City budget meeting.

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Farrell urges NUIG to allow online exams

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

With rising Covid cases and changing public health guidelines, Sinn Féin Galway West TD, Mairéad Farrell is urging NUI Galway to allow for students to sit their exams online.

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