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A civil servant received one of the coldest receptions ever afforded to a visitor at a Galway County Council meeting earlier this week when he gave a presentation on the National Broadband Plan. Sean Griffin from the Department of Communications was handed the unenviable task of delivering an update on the plan, and how it would affect long-suffering internet users in rural Galway. But it was unlikely that Mr Griffin had reckoned on a chamber packed with 39 irate councillors, each of whom was awarded time to speak on the contentious issue. And it was not pretty. At one stage the department representative was even accused of pedalling “happy pills’’ to pacify a bunch that were anything but happy.
This excellently located two bedroom ground floor apartment is for sale in the well managed development of Gleann na Ri. The apartment is fully fitted out and is situated to the front of the development, convenient to all amenities, GMIT and a bus route to Galway city.
GALWAY AUDIENCES will have the opportunity to help create their own play at this year’s Galway Theatre Festival.
Cafe Express is situated in a prime bit of Galway retail space, in Abrakebabra's old location on Eyre Square. The previous menu of doner kebab, chip butty, 'special' pink sauce, and the ever popular taco fries (imagine an Irish version of the French Canadian 'poutine') has been pushed aside for something completely different. While Abrakebabra surely has its fans, Cafe Express, it has to be said, is a vast improvement and a welcome addition to Eyre Square. On the corner, this is fast becoming the coffee destination for city centre workers commuting from the outskirts and tourists on sightseeing excursions. With the trains, buses and taxis all feeding into the square, the Lavazza sign over this door acts like a beacon that draws coffee lovers like moths to a flame, and it's certainly hard to fault their real Italian-style coffee.
A man who used stolen credit card details to live it up at a city centre hotel at the expense of a woman living in America was sentenced to 16 months in jail at Galway District Court yesterday.
Uptake of broadband connection in the Midlands remains low compared to other regions, according to figures released by the CSO on Friday.
Mayo County Library is delighted to launch a joint project with FÁS to offer learning opportunities for adults in three libraries: Castlebar, Ballina, and Swinford. The project provides a range of online courses, which can be accessed in the library or from home, supported by a facilitator who will be available in the participating libraries. The courses will help people gain new computer skills and build on existing skills.