Galway author wins at KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Award

Wed, May 29, 2024

Galway author Serena Molloy is one of the six winners at this year’s KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards which were announced at a ceremony in Dublin this week in partnership with International Literature Festival Dublin.

Winners were selected by an independent panel of expert judges, including two Young Judges, and a network of Junior Juries island-wide. The judging panel read a record 158 titles from Irish-born or Ireland-based writers and illustrators, the biggest year so far in the history of the awards.

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Rent the Runway marks five years in Galway

Wed, May 29, 2024

Rent the Runway, the world’s first and largest shared designer closet that enables women to rent a la carte, subscribe, or shop resale from hundreds of designer brands, has celebrated the fifth anniversary of its European Software and Technology Hub in Galway.

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Anonymous artists project Palestine message onto Inis Oirr lighthouse

Wed, May 29, 2024

A group of artists living on Inis Oirr projected the words ‘Free Palestine’ onto the Inis Oirr lighthouse last week to show their solidarity with the people of Palestine.

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Another blow to Galway tourism and rural economies

Wed, May 29, 2024

The Irish Self Catering Federation (ISCF) has said that the tourism industry in Galway and nationally is facing “considerable threat” due to the Irish government’s poorly thought-out implementation of European Union legislation on short -term rental data collection and sharing which became law on May 19.

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Cheevers welcomes DRA community development plans

Wed, May 29, 2024

Fianna Fáil Councillor Alan Cheevers has welcomed news that DRA Community Development Company will shortly submit plans for a new development on lands they purchased fronting on to Doughiska Park.

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Forde calls for investigation into purchase of new City Council offices

Wed, May 29, 2024

Galway City East local election candidate, Shane Forde, has said that if elected on June 7, one of first priorities as a new Councillor will be to have an investigation carried out into the acquisition by Galway City Council of its new Civic Offices at Crown Square.

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Succession star Brian Cox to be honoured at 36th Galway Film Fleadh

Wed, May 29, 2024

Succession star and renowned actor Brian Cox will be a key guest of the Galway Film Fleadh this year for a highly anticipated public interview as part of the 36th edition of the festival, offering a rare chance to hear from the veteran.

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Chance for Galwegians to pressure Irish Water

Wed, May 29, 2024

Essential housing and industrial development across County Galway is being delayed by a severe lack of waste water treatment facilities, according to a local TD.

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New tribe in town— Lally Tours named overall winner of Gradam 2024

Wed, May 29, 2024

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Thomas Byrne TD, announced Lally Tours as the overall winner of the 22nd Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh gala awards at a ceremony in The Hardiman, Eyre Square on Monday night.

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Group calls on voters to ‘think pro-life’ before they vote

Wed, May 29, 2024

The Pro Life Campaign is calling on voters to ‘think pro-life’ before they vote in the upcoming local and European elections. The PLC is publishing a ‘Voter Guide’ on its website, outlining the stances of candidates and parties on the right-to-life issue.

Commenting on the ‘Voter Guide’ that the PLC releases before each election, Eilís Mulroy of the Pro Life Campaign said voters are entitled to know where candidates stand on this really important issue.

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Galway City to unite in faith for the Feast of Corpus Christi

Wed, May 29, 2024

This Sunday June 2, Galway city will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with a Eucharistic Procession, inviting all residents and visitors to participate in this sacred tradition.

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Local hotel staff “shook” by protests

Wed, May 29, 2024

More than 200 people staged an impromptu protest outside Galway’s Leonardo Hotel on Monday after Israeli airstrikes killed scores of homeless civilians, including children, in a Gazan displacement camp last weekend.

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Mayor welcomes progress on key infrastructure

Wed, May 29, 2024

Mayor of Galway Cllr. Eddie Hoare (FG) has welcomed progress on a number of key roads and infrastructure projects across the City.

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Funding for Galway City, Tuam and Ballinasloe under Town Centre First Heritage Revival Scheme

Wed, May 29, 2024

Ten town centres in the Northern and Western Region including Galway City, Tuam and Ballinasloe are set to benefit from funding under THRIVE, the Town Centre First Heritage Revival Scheme, awarded under the ERDF Northern and Western Regional Programme 2021-2027. It aims to allow Local Authorities and citizens to reimagine and revitalise town centres though the renovation and reuse of publicly owned vacant or derelict heritage buildings.

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Advertiser in brief...

Wed, May 29, 2024

Corpus Christi Procession in Galway
A procession for the feast of Corpus Christi will take place after the 3pm traditional Latin Mass at St Mary’s College Chapel, Galway.

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Bressie — ‘The system was fundamentally failing young people in Ireland’

Wed, May 29, 2024

While spending a day in Galway speaking to young people about mental health, Niall Breslin (Bressie) spoke to the Galway Advertiser’s Jamie Conlon about his charity ‘A Lust For Life’, his long term ambition to have mental health programmes in every school in Ireland, and why “hope” is the most important thing any young person can have.

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Galway sports clubs get funding boost

Wed, May 29, 2024

Local TD and Government Chief Whip, Hildegarde Naughton, has welcomed the announcement that there will be a significant increase in the amount of funding available under the Sports Capital Programme this year.

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Headford to the fore as Galway projects are recognised at .ie Digital Town Awards

Wed, May 29, 2024

Three Galway based projects have been recognised for their efforts in digital innovation at the .ie Digital Town Awards 2024.

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FG candidate Aisling Keogh’s eyes truly opened on canvassing doorsteps

Wed, May 29, 2024

Over a number of months, Aisling Keogh has walked the streets of Galway City East in a bid to ensure that she personally meets as many people as possible at the doors.

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Green light for affordable homes in Claregalway

Wed, May 29, 2024

BY Declan Varley
Galway County Council has received planning approval from An Bord Pleanála for a significant new housing development at Baile Chláir (Claregalway) including the first affordable homes to be delivered in County Galway under the Government’s Housing For All programme.

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