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Text messaging service reduces hospital out-patient no-shows

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A new text reminder service, introduced recently at Galway University Hospitals, aims to reduce the number of people who do not show up for hospital outpatient appointments.

Galway scientists begin another new Atlantic venture

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Galway scientists and students are undertaking a 13-day expedition across the Atlantic in a study of the ocean.

IFFPG collecting more farm plastics

IFFPG, the national farm plastics recycling scheme, is providing some 200 bring-centre locations nationwide this year where farmers can recycle the full range of farm plastics. Farmers are advised to bring their silage plastics loose to the bring-centres. The rate this year for silage plastics is €12 per half tonne with the label code. This represents the most cost efficient recycling service.

Broadband failure threatens business success in Mullingar

Eircom have admitted that it needs to replace nearly a kilometre of faulty cable in Forest Park Industrial Estate in the town. The fault left several businesses including an award winning, high-tech business without internet access. And according to one business owner eircom’s inability to provide reliable high speed broadband is threating the survival of their company. Robotics & Drives had signed up for O2 broadband, which uses eircom lines, and it was only after serious internet problems that the real issue came to light.

Stay warm and protect the environment and your health this winter

As the winter season approaches the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking Mayo householders to consider taking some simple measures when heating their homes this winter. These steps will minimise the impact of home heating on air quality and on Mayo people’s health.

Mother’s anger after young girl attacked by Doberman at city beach

A mother of a 10-year-old child who was attacked by a Doberman on Ballyloughane beach this week says such dogs should be muzzled at all times.

Explore the Shore Beach Safari and celebrate World Oceans Day at Galway Atlantaquaria

Ahead of the Galway Sea Festival taking place on the June Bank Holiday weekend, the Marine Institute, GMIT, NUIG, Irish Wildlife Trust, and Galway Atlantaquaria are combining efforts to offer families a chance to explore one of Galway city’s most important and exciting habitats - the beach. Explore the Shore Beach Safari will commence at 11.30am at Grattan Beach, Salthill on Sunday May 26 and everybody is welcome to come along and explore the shore.

Understanding the fats of life

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It is the “f” word with the bad reputation. Mention “fat” or “fats” and warning bells immediately ring in people’s heads.

Kids awarded for enviromental awareness

Green flags will be flying high over pre-schools in Westmeath as the county’s pioneering toddlers and their carers become among the first in the country to receive the coveted environmental award.

Red Bird takes flight

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LAST FRIDAY evening at Galway Arts Centre saw the opening of Sample, the debut exhibition by Red Bird arts collective. Sample is a show that gives ample proof of this young group’s talent and imagination and augurs well for its future prospects.

 

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