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Junior joy for Mayo

At least the GAA have done something right for us Mayo fans when combining the Junior All-Ireland final with our Senior quarter-final on August 8. It will be a long sitting in Croke Park however, for Mayo fans with the junior game throwing in at 2pm and the senior game expected to throw in  at 6pm. It is a great opportunity for the juniors and I am glad they are getting a run out on the hallowed turf. It may be a first and last experience for some of them as players so I am sure they will cherish it.

Restaurants Association of Ireland calls for action on chef shortage crisis

The Restaurants Association of Ireland says that there is now a crisis in the shortage of chefs in the country, and an investment in training is needed urgently. The organisation is calling on the Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan to re-establish CERT, the former State Tourism Training Agency, with immediate effect.

Galway company Airam Foods wins at the Idea Works

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Galway based company Airam Foods is among the three winners selected by Ireland’s leading food and support services company, Compass Group Ireland, as a winner of this year’s Idea Works. Airam Foods will now work closely with Compass Group Ireland to develop its Connemara Pies range further with a view to trialling these within select Compass Group Ireland units. 

‘Words can barely describe the emotions of the moments when I tell people I have found their family’

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Ileana Cunniffe, from Attymon in Athenry, is one of more than 1,000 Romanian children adopted by Irish families in the aftermath of the Romanian revolution of 1989. The event spelt the end of the harsh regime of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, and appeared to promise a brighter future for the people of the country. 

Keaveney criticises Government’s ‘shameful’ record on mental health 

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on mental health, Colm Keaveney, has said the country’s services are at breaking point, suffering from a lack of frontline staff and starved of resources by the Government.

Fifty jobs announced as market intelligence company expands its Galway operation

Market intelligence provider Industrial Info Resources, which officially opened its new 16,500sq ft office in Ballybrit this week, has announced that it will create 50 new jobs in the city.

Glorious sunshine sees thousands turn out to support successful Galway Bay Swim

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Thousands of people descended on Salthill on Saturday to support the 10th annual Frances Thornton Memorial Galway Bay Swim in aid of Cancer Care West. The swim, which attracted swimmers from across Ireland, UK, Australia, the US, and Scandinavia, saw some 85 swimmers take to the waters in Co Clare before embarking on the 13km swim across to Blackrock Diving Tower

Race week — the turning of the year in Galway

Everyone gets a gig during Race Week. For those who want it, and even for those who don’t - there’s always an opportunity to turn a few tricks. A trick here, a trick there. It’s as if the world will end come Sunday and a great opportunity to make money will have been lost. And long may it continue. With the clink clink clink of the hammers taking down the Big Top and the ‘up ya boyo’ of the racing fraternity replacing it,  Race Week is the turning of the year for us here in Galway.  The passing of the year from before the races to after the races. The beginning of the official countdown to the festive season. Before now, you’re not allowed mention it and even now, you’d be loath to even joke that its good news for insomniacs, with just five sleeps ’til Christmas.

Winters Property takes the lead in solving the housing crisis

Winters Property Management is taking the lead in addressing the rental housing crisis facing cities and colleges across Ireland. The company plans on rolling out a pilot scheme in Galway city, which may alleviate some of the pressure caused by the worst accommodation crisis in 15 years. 

€5m property sales at O’Donnellan & Joyce all day summer property auction

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Pioneer of the all day property auction regionally, Galway’s leading auctioneer O’Donnellan & Joyce saw its 10th all day auction reach property sales of €5m last Friday, a bumper catalogue, and a start for vendors and buyers with investors and first time buyers out in force. 

 

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