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Completion of Picture palace in sight following Government grant

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The long, and often controversial, saga of the Solas Arthouse Picture Palace Cinema has taken a step closer to completion with the announcement that the Government has provided additional funding of €735,000 towards the project.

More than 1,400 outpatients waiting two years for treatment

Close to 1,400 people on the outpatient list at University Hospital Galway are waiting for more than two years for their treatment, a situation which has been described as “truly shocking” by Sinn Féin senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.

Call for Galway women to stand for election in 2016

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Election 2016 is the first general election in the State where parties have to ensure 30 per cent of their candidates are female, or face financial penalties, and now a campaign group is calling on Galway women to put themselves forward for election to Dáil Éireann.

Galway 'came out' to say Yes

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Both Galway constituencies gave a solid Yes to last week's Marriage Equality referendum, but while Galway West was always expect to vote in favour, Galway East defied predictions of supporting the No side, by instead opting to support the proposal.

Prince Charles, Sinn Féin meeting is about 'reconciliation and healing' says Ó Clochartaigh

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This morning's planned meeting in Galway between Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness with Britain's Prince Charles is a great moment of "national reconciliation", a Galway senator has said.

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.

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.

Pro-gay marriage supporters to say why they are voting Yes

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Yes campaigners in the marriage equality referendum will speak on why they are voting Yes, as well as taking questions from the public, at an event being held this evening.

Sinn Féin and the trouble with independent-thinking women

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“For every job created five people emigrate – a shocking statistic from the CSO’s National Household Survey”. This tweet by Sinn Féin’s Mairéad Farrell takes the shine off the recent Government fanfare about job creation.

Senator calls on social media companies to show corporate responsibility in dealing with online abuse

Senator Lorraine Higgins has called on social media companies to “stop powder puff PR and show some corporate social responsibility to their users”.


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