FG candidate calls for 'Community Sports Park'

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Local sports advocate and Fine Gael candidate for Galway City East local elections, Aisling Keogh, has called for a more collaborative effort among sporting bodies to create community shared sports facilities in Galway city and county.

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Connacht Hospitality Group announces €122,000 for good causes

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

The Connacht Hospitality Group recently announced that it has supported charities, not-for-profits, and voluntary bodies to the amount of €122,000 across 2023, and this should have a huge impact on each of the great causes.

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Tesco Indreabhán colleagues win big at the Annual Awards

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Colleagues at Tesco Indreabhán took home the highly coveted Business Impact Award for 2023 at the company’s recent Annual Values Awards at the Castleknock Hotel in Dublin.

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Raising the lolly to lick cancer

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Volunteers for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) will be collecting across Galway next week for Lollipop Day.

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Decisive action required to scrap TV licence - Mairead Farrell TD

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Sinn Féin TD Mairéad Farrell aims to scrap TV licence and deliver sustainable public sector broadcasting and an independent media sector. She has called on Government TDs in Galway to support her party's proposals to scrap the TV licence and fund RTÉ and other public service media through direct Exchequer funding.

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Absence of toilet facilities at playing pitches a growing concern - Cllr Mike Cubbard

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Cllr Mike Cubbard has called for action on the urgent need for toilet facilities at playing pitches around Galway. He believes that the lack of adequate facilities poses significant challenges for the comfort and well-being of young people.

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Connolly slams flooded minister on flood plan progress

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Where are the promised public consultations on Galway’s vital flood defences?

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Cllr. Lyons is frustrated at the slow progress in developing the Kingston Master Plan

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Galway City West and Knocknacarra Councillor Donal Lyons outlined this week his total frustration with Galway City Council on their efforts in progressing the long-awaited Kingston Master Plan.

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FG urges social media companies to raise the account age limit to a minimum of 16

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

All social media companies must raise their account age limits to 16 to match the digital consent age here, according to Fine Gael TD Ciaran Cannon.

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Ahead of Premier Division kickoff, United reveal planning application for Mountain South is imminent

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Just days ahead of their return to the top flight of Irish football, Galway United has revealed plans to make a fresh planning application to develop training facilities at the Mountain South site in Athenry.

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Tenders to be sought for St. James' GAA Club

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

City Councillor Declan McDonnell has welcomed the news that tenders are being invited for designing a major upgrade of facilities for St James’ GAA Club.

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Canney calls for review of Special Education Teaching Hours in National Schools

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Sean Canney Independent TD has called for a review of the criteria for the allocation of Special Education Teaching (SET) Hours to National Schools following the allocation of hours to National Schools by the Department of Education this week.

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New medical pathway for home dialysis introduced at Merlin Park University Hospital

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Merlin Park University Hospital has introduced a new pathway offering some dialysis patients an alternative to surgery for the insertion of catheters.

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Mythological princess Gailbhe to be honoured by sculpture at new bridge

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

The mythological princess of the Firbolg tribe, after whom Galway is said to be named will be honoured in a spectacular new sculpture at new Salmon Weir Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge.

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Garda briefs...

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

House broken into in Gort
Gort Gardaí are investigating a burglary incident which occurred on Wednesday, February 7 at approximately 2pm at Derrycallan, Gort. Two males were observed acting suspiciously near a house in the area which was later confirmed to have been broken into. The males are believed to have access to a Silver Ford Mondeo, possibly a 2008 registration.

Gort Gardaí are investigating a burglary incident which occurred on Wednesday, February 7 at approximately 2pm at Derrycallan, Gort. Two males were observed acting suspiciously near a house in the area which was later confirmed to have been broken into. The males are believed to have access to a Silver Ford Mondeo, possibly a 2008 registration.

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Connemara-based organic salmon producer completes €543,000 investment, supported by BIM

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

One of Ireland’s leading producers of organic salmon, Connemara-based Cill Chiaráin Éisc Teoranta (CCET), has completed a substantial €543,000 investment aimed at future-proofing the business and protecting local jobs.

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City councillors approve climate plan

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

The Galway City Council met this week to discuss the local authority’s inaugural Climate Action Plan (CAP), which was unanimously approved by councillors.

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Council drones to target litterbugs

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Galway’s city and county councils can now use CCTV and drones to tackle illegal dumping.

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Crime down but drugs and violence up across Galway as Neighbourhood Watch relaunched

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Reports of assaults have increased by more than 10 per cent across Galway since 2019, according to new Garda figures, while drug detections have soared.

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Masked Valentine’s Ball for Breast Cancer Research this weekend

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

A carnival of delights in a Venetian themed masquerade ball awaits those attending the National Breast Cancer Research Institute Valentine’s Ball, which takes place in the Salthill Hotel this Saturday.

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