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Play your part in commemorating 1916

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The 1916 Rising was the pivitol event in modern Irish history, unleashing a chain of events that would result in the formation of the State in 1921 - and Galway was one of the few places outside Dublin where significant action took place during the Rising.

Councillors supportive of helping MADRA reduce the number of dogs being put down in the city

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An appeal by Galway based dog rescue and adoption group MADRA for €10,000 in funding from Galway City Council has got a positive reaction from councillors. The local authority is also to investigate the possibility of giving further financial aid to the organisation in the years ahead.

Galway should not have to pay for contaminated water says Ó Clochartaigh

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Galway householders should not be expected to pay any Irish Water bills when the "outrageous" situation persists of water supplies being contaminated due to lead piping, and when the controversial company itself is refusing to "step up and perform tests" in at risk areas.

Isn’t it time we stopped killing dogs?

See the picture with this article? It shows about 50 dogs. Not rabid strays. Not unkempt mongrels. All of these dogs in this photo were rescued by MADRA from being “put to sleep” in April alone. In Galway. That’s just one month. If you look at the picture again and double it, what you will see is the approximate number of dogs that are put to sleep in our city pound each year. Funded by ourselves. A sad indictment that so many animals abandoned through no fault of their own have to be killed, no matter how humanely the process is described or how Disneyified the ‘put to sleep” scenario sounds. Bottom line is Fido doesn’t wake up.

Ó Clochartaigh surprised that route selection report to be withheld from public representatives

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, Sinn Féin General Election candidate for the Galway West-South Mayo constituency has expressed his surprise and disappointment at the news that the Route Selection Report will be withheld from Public Representatives and the public at large.

Ó Conchúir calls for urgent action on “ludicrous situation” with Salthill Tourist Office

Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal Ó Conchúir is calling on the government, Fáilte Ireland and Galway City Council to rectify what he says is the “ludicrous situation” that has seen the Tourist Office in Salthill closed for the past few years.

Galway City Dog Pound set for €125,000 upgrade

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The Galway City Dog Pound is set to become a much improved place for city strays and unwanted dogs awaiting new homes, as it is set for a €125,000 upgrade.

Benny the Big Boot is back — Citywide active travel competition for schools

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After a very successful competition last year, Benny the Boot is back for 2015. And all city national schools are asked to get creative about how their pupils travel to and from school. An Taisce Green-Schools in partnership with Galway City Council re-launched the citywide active travel competition this week at Woodquay.

City council traffic wardens hand out an average of forty parking fines per day

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The Galway City Council collected more than half a million euro in revenue from parking fines last year. Figures released by the local authority show that 14,683 parking tickets were issued by traffic wardens around the city in 2014. That equates to an average of just over 40 tickets per day.

Public views to be sought on planned multi-million euro Salthill-Silverstrand coastal walkway

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A €7 million coastal walkway between Salthill and Silverstrand will take a step closer to becoming a reality when a public consultation process is announced in the coming weeks.

 

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