Walsh 'rubbishes' claims of 'downgrading' of Mervue Health Centre

Fri, Apr 19, 2019

Claims that services provided at Mervue health centre are to be downgraded, or that the centre itself is to be closed down, are "false rumours", according to Fine Gael city councillor, John Walsh.

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Nearly half of State’s medical helicopter missions used UHG helipad in 2018

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

A total of 260 medical aircraft movements by the Irish Air Corps and Irish Coast Guard was recorded at University Hospital Galway's (UHG) helipad last year. The number represents 49 per cent of all medical helicopter missions in the State for 2018, which include emergency calls, transfers, and search and rescue.

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Councillors defer decision on proposed fifty eight housing units to next month

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

The Galway City Council has deferred a decision to grant a Part 8 application for a proposed development of 58 residential units at Ballybaan More, on the east side of the city, until May.

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McDonnell demands end of Moneenageisha junction 'no right turn' ban

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

A former mayor has demanded that turning restrictions on traffic be lifted at one of the busiest junctions on the east side of the city, on the basis that the current system is creating a danger for both pedestrians and motorists.

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Walsh 'rubbishes' claims of 'downgrading' of Mervue Health Centre

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Claims that services provided at Mervue health centre are to be downgraded, or that the centre itself is to be closed down, are "false rumours", according to Fine Gael city councillor, John Walsh.

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Community groups urge candidates to ensure 'equality is at the heart' of their campaigns

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Councillors seeking re-election and candidates standing for election to City Hall have been invited to declare their intention and commitment to ensure "equality is at the heart of their representation" and the work they will do in local government.

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McDonagh calls on council to hire extra maintenance staff

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Vacant and boarded up houses can be made fit for occupation again - thereby making some properties available for social housing - but only if the Galway City Council starts hiring additional maintenance staff.

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Cheerleaders fly the Irish Flag at World championships

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Irish Cheerleaders Stuntworx Elite Alliance, who train in Galway twice weekly, will once again travel to the USA to take part in the Cheerleading Worlds later this month.

The team, formed in 2015, won the first Irish club level invitation in 2016 to compete at the Cheerleading Worlds, the closest thing to the Olympics, and attended Worlds in 2017 and 2018.

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Family Easter fun and hunt for COPE Galway

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

COPE Galway and the Eyre Square Shopping Centre are teaming up to provide a fun-packed Easter Saturday with games and activities for all the family.

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Connemara walking festival offers insight into Leenane

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

The Connemara Mountain Walking Festival, which takes place May 3 to 5, celebrates its 11th anniversary with a series of exhilarating walks and talks.

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Valeo workers support Western Alzheimers

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Diarmuid Doherty, general site manager of Valeo, presents a cheque to Western Alzheimers.

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Same day voting for islanders is on the way

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Ireland’s Island residents will soon be able to vote on the same day as the rest of the country.

The Minister for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Sean Kyne, says Government approval for legislation on a voting bill has been confirmed that ensures island communities votes in elections and referendums on the same day as the rest of the country.

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Learn how to support a sustainable lifestyle

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

A new series of workshops will offer Galwegians practical tips on how to adopt a more sustainable model of living.

Funded by Creative Ireland, the talks will take place at Galway City Museum and Westside Library, encouraging participants to start taking small steps to "refuse, rethink, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle and rot".

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Could watchful eyes discourage littering, or even dog fouling?

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

A number of young people from two youth groups in Galway city, the Cape Youth Project and Westside Youth Project, took part in a new anti-litter initiative recently.

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Wife saved husband's life thanks to CPR training

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

A family carer who completed a training course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) saved her husband's life a month later when he suffered a major heart attack at their home in Galway.

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Elderly man discharged from hospital found in a 'bad state'

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

An elderly man who was discharged from a public hospital recently without family support or respite services was found in a "bad state" that night by a home help.

Fianna Fail councillor Mary Hoade highlighted the case at a recent meeting of the HSE West's regional health forum held at Merlin Park Hospital.

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Sinn Féin to hold 1916 Rising commemorations over Easter weekend

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Sinn Féin will hold commemorations for the 103rd anniversary of the 1916 Rising this Easter weekend at various locations throughout Galway city, Connemara, and east Galway.

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Charity launches new campaign as homeless crisis continues

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Galway Simon Community is marking its 40 year anniversary with the launch of a new campaign entitled Journey Home.

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Easter treats in Athenry

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Athenry has an Easter treat for Galwegians this weekend at the town's Heritage Centre.

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Ballea Castle collection up for auction this weekend

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

The contents of Ballea Castle, the official residence of the Papal ambassador during the visit of Pope John Paul II, are among the items to go under the hammer over the Easter.

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