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A behind the scenes look at Galway’s science industry

Two students participating in Ureka research projects at the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES) explain their work. Ureka is a Science Foundation Ireland funded programme which provides undergraduate students to conduct research over the summer months in leading institutes.

Mayo people are not enemies of the gull, meeting told

Mayo county councillors have unanimously rejected a directive by Minister John Gormley to designate Lough Carra as a Special Protected Area under the EU Birds Directive, of special conservation interest for the common gull.

Free parking for morning shoppers

Galway City Council has announced an initiative to provide free parking for shoppers to encourage footfall to city shops during the run up to Easter.

Supermarket scrapes are a fact of life

Sixty-six per cent of drivers have found their car scratched or damaged in a public car park. In only four per cent of cases did the guilty party leave a note or come forward to own up. In 96 per cent of cases the motorist is left to pay for the damage or make a claim against their own insurance. The findings are contained in an AA online poll of 800 motorists countrywide.

Q-Park gives out five thousand free parking vouchers to city businesses

Q-Park has given 5,000 €1 free vouchers to more than 50 retailers and restaurants within walking distance of its two parking facilities in Galway, the Coach Station and the Railway/Radisson.

Man couldn’t get his bike to Mayo by train

The Mayo Green Party has strongly criticised bus and train services in the West of Ireland. The party has highlighted the case of Paul Lynch, a research worker recently employed by the Sustainability Institute. Mr Lynch, who was carrying out important research into renewable energy in Mayo, recently set off back to his home town of Macroom in Co Cork by bicycle.

Weather smiles as massive numbers visit Ploughing Championships

A further 40,000 vehicles are expected to snake through the roads of county Kilkenny today on their way to the third and final day of the National Ploughing Championships.

Budget may include car parking charges hike

Not only are ratepayers facing a likely increase from what could be Galway city’s toughest budget in more than 20 years, but motorists could end soon feel the pinch as well.

Councillors welcome movement on Castlebar Town Park

The elected members of Castlebar Town Council, gave a warm welcome to the news that €1.8 million will be spent by the Town Council on the new town park. The meeting was shown initial draft drawings for the new town park which were put together by Padraig Kelly, executive architect for the Town Council.These drawings allowed for the creation of a public green space, walkways, a public paved area, a full size GAA and a full size soccer pitch. Town Manager Seamus Granahan told the members that the council had got approval from the Government to spend €1.8 million which has come from internal receipts from the sale of local authority housing and from a the planned maintenance programme. Mr Granahan went on to say that this represented a great opportunity for the town to put in a high-quality public space near the centre of the town for all the people to enjoy.

Weekend of free parking to boost Christmas trade

In an all out effort to generate more activity for Athlone’s retailers, restaurants, hotels, and pubs, Athlone Chamber and Athlone Town Council will be offering free all-day parking in five town centre car parks this weekend, which between them have a total of 1,000 car-parking spaces.


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