FF candidate Ollie Crowe calls for an overhaul of disability funding

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Cllr Ollie Crowe, Fianna Fáil General Election Candidate, is calling for a better infrastructure, better finance and an increase on the disability allowance so that 642,131 Irish people can feel fully included and treated equally in our society.

The councillor said that he will continue to be a strong advocate for improving the lives of people with disability.

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Serious questions over €2.75m purchase of Connemara Airport, says Farrell

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

The Government has serious questions to answer over the final purchase cost of Aerfort Chonamara, an airport located in Indreabhán, Connemara, according to Sinn Féin’s Mairéad Farrell. The state paid €2.75 million for the airport late last year.

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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

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Corribside Walking Club info night tonight — 20 years of walking

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Cumann Siúil Cois Coiribe (Corribside Walking Club) is celebrating 20 years of walking this year, in places ranging from the hills of Connemara to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Study seeks people who experienced medical GP errors

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Cannon welcomes groundbreaking greenway funding for local authorities

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Fine Gael Minister Ciaran Cannon has welcomed the creation of a dedicated funding stream by Transport Minister Shane Ross to support local authorities in bringing new greenway projects to construction.

The funding scheme of €4.5m was announced this week by Minister Ross and all applications for funding under the scheme must be submitted in 2020.

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Affordable accommodation at a critically low level in Galway

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Galway Simon Community says the availability of affordable rented accommodation is at a critical level in Galway. According to the latest study released by the Simon Communities of Ireland, the gap between the Housing Assistance Payments and market rent prices has continued to increase. This latest Simon Communities study further demonstrates that the private rental sector is not suitable for the delivery of social and affordable housing.

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Fundraising concert to give Galwayman a 'fighting chance' of beating cancer

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Aimee Banks, the acclaimed soprano and one of Galway's finest voices, will give a concert to raise funds for a Galwayman who needs to travel abroad to receive life saving treatment for colorectal cancer.

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'Let Theo stay' - Galway musicians and anti-racist campaigners condemn threat to deport popular local musician

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Galway creatives and anti-racism campaigners have condemned the Government's decision to serve a deportation order on a young man who has become a fixture of the city's music scene.

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St Nicholas’ to celebrate 700th anniversary

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church - an icon of Galway city and one of its finest historic buildings - will celebrate its 700th anniversary this year, and it plans to mark this extraordinary milestone in some style.

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Fundraising concert to give Galwayman a ‘fighting chance’ of beating cancer

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Aimee Banks, the acclaimed soprano and one of Galway’s finest voices, will give a concert to raise funds for a Galwayman who needs to travel abroad to receive life saving treatment for colorectal cancer.

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Ballinasloe school in need of new building, says councillor

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Scoil an Chroi Naofa in Ballinasloe is in dire need of a new building according to a Galway county councillor.

Cllr Aisling Dolan says the school, which has been waiting almost a decade for a new school building since securing planning permission in 2011, is located in an area of extreme disadvantage on the Pobal Deprivation Index and the current building, which dates back to the 1960s, is experiencing serious heating and insulation problems.

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Galway 2020 traffic plans amended after election clash

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Fears that long-planned traffic and security arrangements for the opening ceremony of Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture might prevent city voters getting to the polling stations, have been averted after minor amendments were made last evening to the plan.

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St Nicholas’ to mark seven centuries in style

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church - an icon of Galway city and one of its finest historic buildings - will celebrate its 700th anniversary this year, and it plans to mark this extraordinary milestone in some style.

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Cannon announces that New Inn is to get full-sized astroturf pitch

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

A new state of the art full sized AstroTurf pitch is to be developed in the East Galway village of New Inn following the awarding of a grant of almost €1m from the government’s Regional Sports Capital Fund.

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Grealish welcomes funding of €20.4m for Galway under the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Independent Deputy for Galway West, Noel Grealish TD has welcomed funding for Galway of €20.4m under the Large Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund.

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Canney welcomes news on East Galway Sports Campus

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

The East Galway Sports Campus has received a significant Government grant to develop its facilities.

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Naughton welcomes Connacht Rugby €10 million funding under the Large-Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

The Government has allocated Connacht Rugby €10 million in funding under the Large-Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund — Fine Gael TD for Galway West Hildegarde Naughton, who is a season-ticket holder at the Sportsground, had campaigned for the grant funding and brought Leo Varadkar to the grounds last year to see the plans for the 12,000-capacity stadium.

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€8.3 million in funding for Galway Regional Aquatic and Fitness Centre in Cappagh

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

€8.3 million in funding has been committed by Government to fund the proposed Galway Regional Aquatic and Fitness Centre in Cappagh, in the West of the City.

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€2.1 million in government funding for Rinville Sportsground

Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Oranmore/Maree GAA has confirmed plans for its new Rinville Sportsground development following the announcement of €2.1 million in government funding under the Large-Scale Sports Infrastructure Fund.

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