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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.
Galway county councillors have agreed to a material contravention of the Athenry Local Area Plan to make way for the development of a discount foodstore in the town.
The 2015 Galway Rose selection will take place on Saturday at sponsor hotel, the Clayton Hotel.
A special fundraiser in memory of respite pioneer Helen Hughes will take place in the Clayton Hotel on Saturday.
More than one in four candidates selected by the major political parties to contest elections in Galway city last year were women.
The Galway county senior hurlers will know a fair bit more about their progress after they play the 2014 All-Ireland champions Kilkenny at Pearse Stadium (2pm) in round three of the National Hurling League.
The public disquiet over the proposed construction of the Galway City N6 Transport project shows no sign of abating with county councillors arranging an emergency meeting next Monday to debate the heated issue.
Galway county champions Gort tried hard, but ultimately fell short in the All-Ireland semi-final against an experienced Ballyhale Shamrocks outfit last weekend in O’Connor Park in Tullamore.
Amended plans for a project which will bring tens of thousands of visitors to Connemara have been agreed by Galway county councillors. A cultural centre and walking trail is being built adjacent to Patrick Pearse’s Cottage in Rosmuc and is due to be completed by 2016.