Crowe welcomes new ambulance base for Galway

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Funding has been approved for a new, "very badly needed", ambulance base in Merlin Park. The funding was made available through the HSE Capital Plan 2019-2021, which has just been published.

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Hiring more frontline staff only way to deal with hospital overcrowding

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

The creation of an Irish National Health Service and the hiring of more frontline staff is the only way to tackle that the overcrowding in UHG, where, as of last week, 47 people were waiting on a hospital bed.

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Join US Veterans for Peace members on a peace walk

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Volunteers are being sought to join Ken Meyers and Tarak Kauff, two former members of the US military, and now members of the US Veterans for Peace group, on the first leg of a peace walk from Limerick to Galway.

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Galway 2020 programme to be launched in Eyre Square next week

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

The official programme launch of Galway 2020 - European Capital of Culture, will take place in Eyre Square on Wednesday September 18 at 6pm. The event is family friendly, free, and open to all.

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Galway's Ahmadiyya Muslims to host charity walk in Salthill

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

A charity walk, raising funds for COPE Galway, the Simon Community, and Croí, will take place on Salthill Promenade on Sunday September 15.

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Naughton welcomes €15 million funding to transform NUI Galway library

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Funding of €15 million has been approved for the transformation of the library at NUI Galway into a state-of-the-art interactive learning facility, which will be the first of its kind in the Irish university sector.

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Fifty-job boost as Xperi announces plans to expand R&D team

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Xperi Corporation, a Silicon Valley based, publicly traded technology company with two subsidiaries in Ireland – FotoNation in Galway and DTS in Limerick – yesterday (Wednesday) celebrated the official opening of its new FotoNation office in Galway, and announced that it is to create 50 new jobs in reserach and development.

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Active consent programme to tour colleges with original play

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Alumni of NUI Galway’s Drama and Theatre Studies will perform an original play, The Kinds of Sex You Might Have at College, as part of a limited national tour to Irish universities between September and October 2019 with stops currently scheduled in Galway, Limerick, Dundalk and Dun Laoghaire.

The play is a product of the Active Consent programme — a collaboration between NUI Galway’s School of Psychology and Drama and Theatre Studies. Working on the basis of implementing evidence-informed resources in mainstream settings, the team aims to reach large numbers using participatory methods of engagement in order to promote positive, active consent.

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Direct Galway to Dublin Airport coach departures soar with Eireagle

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Travelling from Galway to Dublin Airport to catch a flight can be a stressful and unpredictable experience for many passengers. One brand that is helping airport bound passengers to leave their stress at home is Eireagle, Citylink’s direct service between Galway and Dublin Airport.

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Galway 2020 programme to be launched at family event in Eyre Square

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

The official programme launch of Galway 2020 - European Capital of Culture, will take place in Eyre Square on Wednesday September 18 at 6pm. The event is family friendly, free, and open to all.

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Galway to benefit from new SEAI funds

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Households, businesses, and community and voluntary organisations in Galway have an opportunity to lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint, under the latest round of Government funding from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

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Work starts on path for Tuam rail crossing

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Work began this week on the new footpath crossing the old railway line in Vicar Street, Tuam. Agreement is now in place between the Galway County Council and Irish Rail, allowing work to proceed.

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Jobs Expo is returning to Galway

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Jobs Expo Galway will be held in the Wilson Lynch Building at Ballybrit Racecourse on Saturday September 21 from 10 am to 4pm.

The expo will feature hundreds of active job opportunities at home and abroad. It is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature free admission. As the job market continues to grow in Ireland, Jobs Expo Galway will provide jobseekers with a diverse range of opportunities to find new employment. There will be employers from a variety of sectors including medtech, construction, healthcare, retail, IT, and more.

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Galway University Hospitals to hold annual ecumenical memorial service

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Galway University Hospital’s [UHG and Merlin Park ] End of Life Care Committee will hold its annual ecumenical memorial service on Thursday September 12 at 7pm at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill.

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Master class in playwriting at twentyfifth Autumn Gathering

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

To mark the 25th anniversary of the annual Lady Gregory-Yeats Autumn Gathering at Coole Park and Thoor Ballylee, playwright Marina Carr, and academic Melissa Sihra, will conduct a playwriting workshop at Thoor Ballylee.

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The truth about dying to be explored at event with palliative care author

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

The truth about the process of dying will be the key topic to be discussed at an event at NUI Galway next week, addressed by bestselling author Dr Kathryn Mannix.

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Cannon welcomes substantial investment in healthcare facilities in Tuam and Ballinasloe

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

An East Galway TD has welcomed the HSE Capital Plan’s commitment to major projects in the region.

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Tender process begins for €6 million Intreo Centre for Tuam

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

The tender process for the new Intreo Centre, located at the Old Library in Shop Street, Tuam, has begun with applications to carry out the work required to be submitted before September 30.

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HSE capital spending plan ‘a game-changer’ for healthcare in Galway says Canney

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

“A game-changer for healthcare in Galway,” is how one TD has described a new HSE capital spending plan which will see major funds to develop hospitals, mental health facilities, and day care centres in the region.

Under the HSE capital spending plan, which is worth more than €2 billion nationally, funding has also been made available for the new 50-bed unit at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe and a new modular theatre for orthopaedic surgery at Merlin Park Hospital, Galway. The 50-bed unit at Portiuncula will mean more surgeries being available in east Galway, and could result in some pressure being taken off UHG.

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Zimmer Biomet Galway plays a key role in helping 100 people in Vietnam walk again

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Galway-based Zimmer Biomet, a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, has played a key role in helping 100 people from Vietnam to walk again.

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