Petmania Galway launches new grooming menu to pamper pooches

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Aromatherapy baths, a 100% organic treatment, and sparkling white teeth cleaning are just some of the brand new treatments available from Petmania’s updated grooming menu.

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Oughterard paints the town in colourful Connemara event

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

On Sunday Oughterard will be painted red, and green, and yellow, and blue - all in aid of the local playground and park facility, Corribdale Park.

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Provisions for childcare must include unpaid carers says O'Reilly

Thu, Sep 05, 2019

Government consultations about providing subsidies for those using childminders are concerned with the needs of families, but "purely concerned with the tax take" this could yield.

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Farewell to one of the boys of summer

Fri, Aug 30, 2019

When I think of John Malkovich, Ralph Fiennes, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Robert Downey Jnr, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford, and many more, I scan the list and think of them in wonderful roles.

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NUI Galway research leads to major implant breathrough

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Researchers from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) have today (Thursday) revealed a significant breakthrough in soft robotics which could help patients requiring implanted medical devices such as breast implants, pacemakers, neural probes, glucose biosensors and drug and cell delivery devices.

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Soc Dems raise concerns over proposed development in Munster Avenue

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Plans to build a student accommodation building, which would also be used for tourist accommodation during the summer, has been criticised as start of a move towards the controversial 'co-living' model of accommodation in Galway.

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Charity services appeal to the public to become 'Home Sharing' families

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Disability services in Galway are calling on the public to become 'Home Sharing' families who would provide temporary care for a person with intellectual disability, and allow that person's family a short break.

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Beauparc Utility Group acquires WERS Waste

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

It was confirmed last evening (Wednesday) that Tuam-based waste management firm WERS Waste has been acquired by leading utilities company Beauparc Utility Group.

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NUI Galway research set to revolutionise use of body implants

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Researchers from the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), Massachusetts Institute of Technology and AMBER, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research have today (Thursday, 29 August) announced a significant breakthrough in soft robotics which could help patients requiring in-situ (implanted) medical devices such as breast implants, pacemakers, neural probes, glucose biosensors and drug and cell delivery devices.

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For shuck’s sake — Galway International Oyster & Seafood Festival turns 65

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Natives. Flats. Native flats. Ostrea edulis – whatever you call our native oysters they are as much a part of the food fabric and history of Ireland as our butter.

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Waterways Ireland plan will take tourism in Portumna to new level, says Cannon

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

An East Galway TD has welcomed a proposed new development in Portumna by Waterways Ireland.

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Naughton welcomes rollout of public charge points

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

The Government has announced funding to support the rollout of up to 1,000 new on-street public charge points for electric vehicles over the next five years as part of its Climate Action Plan.

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TD calls for lifting of age restriction on drug which treats muscle wasting

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

A local TD is accusing the HSE of being “petty” and “blatantly unfair” regarding the restriction of the approval of the use of the drug Spinraza to people solely under 18 years.

The drug is the only medication on the market to treat spinal muscular atrophy, a rare muscle-wasting condition.

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Mayor Mike to put in the miles to hear our concerns

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Mayor Mike Cubbard won his election campaign earlier this summer with a green pledge to avoid the use of posters and to help the environment.

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CÚRAM commissions art-science project for city’s east side

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

A NEW community art-science project for the east side community in Galway city has been commissioned by CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices, based at NUI Galway, together with Galway City Arts Office.

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Free workshop on Open Street Mapping this weekend

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway will host a workshop on OpenStreetMap this Saturday. The event, which is free to attend, will be of interest to community groups, environmentalists, science researchers, geographers, planners, students, and anyone with an interest in learning about and participating in open street mapping.

OpenStreetMap is a free, editable, map of the whole world that is being built by volunteers. The underlying electronic data is open-sourced and crowd-sourced.

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Year-round opening for Connemara National Park announced

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Connemara National Park Visitor Centre is to remain open all year round, for the first time in its near 40 year history, it was announced this week, and the park is also set for major development in the coming years.

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TD warns students at risk of homelessness if supports ‘not in place’

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

Students may be facing homelessness as the college year starts, especially in Galway, with much student accommodation rented out in advance, leaving young people facing “some stark options”.

This is the view of Fianna Fáil spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs, and Galway East TD, Anne Rabbitte, who is calling on the Galway city and county councils to “make sure there are sufficient supports in place” for students as they return to Galway in September, and for the local authorities to be “proactive, not reactive”, when it comes to student homelessness.

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Count on Athenry Credit Union to help with the cost of third level

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

With third level education costs continuing to spiral in Ireland, the financial pressure of putting a child through college continues to take its toll on household budgets.

A national survey in 2017 found that eight in ten parents said they struggled to cover the costs of their child’s third level education. The study, commissioned by the Irish League of Credit Unions, also found that one third of parents report money concerns to be their biggest third-level-related worry.

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Snap happy — Galway Camera Club gets ready for 2019-2020 season

Thu, Aug 29, 2019

The present club was established in 1975 at a meeting in Giblin’s Hotel, now part of TKMaxx department store on Prospect Hill. It was however preceded by a similar club founded in the late 1950s which survived until the late 1960s.

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