Jobs boost for Tuam as Valeo announces €44m investment

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Tuam received a major jobs and investment boost last evening when it was announced that autotech giant Valeo is to spend €44m in a research and development programme to place them at the cutting edge of developments in the self-driving cars market.

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Fears grow Teach Solais could be forced to close by November

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Teach Solais, Galway's LGBT+ resource centre, may be forced to close its doors in November if future funding cannot be secured, a situation which has led a local election candidate to demand the HSE rethink its decision over what is regarded as a "vital" support service in the city.

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Mike Murphy to tell Galway why Ireland should boycott the Eurovision

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Mike Murphy, the former RTÉ broadcaster, will be the keynote speaker at the 'Boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel Gig’, an event calling on Ireland to withdraw from participating in the contest in Tel Aviv in May.

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GAAW campaign to warn public of cost of Ireland's participation in PESCO

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

The Galway Alliance Against War has set itself the task of explaining to Galwegians what PESCO actually means and aims to deliver a bilingual information leaflet to every home in Galway.

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More than a thousand households in Galway in mortgage arrears

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

A total of 1,124 households in Galway are in mortgage arrears for over two years while more than 860 of those have been in arrears for at least five years.

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Are posters a necessary evil, asks Soc Dems candidate

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

A Social Democrats candidate for Galway City Council in the Galway City West ward, has asked if the use of postering in election campaigns is a ‘necessary evil,” as has been suggested by other parties and candidates.

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Councillors support Cubbards call for free bus service for 2020 events

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Galway city councillors have backed a motion calling on the council’s CEO, Brendan McGrath, to explore the option of a free bus service to and from the city for the St Patrick’s Day parade in 2020, as well as other large events later this year.

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‘You need to have an open mind but also have drive to do things’

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

As many around Galway and Ireland were on the edge of their seats to see whether Joe Schmidt’s men could keep their hopes of retaining their Six Nations crown as they took on France at the Aviva Stadium at the weekend, 4,500 miles away in Seattle, Galwegian Tadhg Leader was slotting a last minute conversion to earn the USA a dramatic win against arch-rivals Canada.

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Advertiser launches new publication aimed at tourists

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

The Galway Advertiser will today launch its first new print publication in a decade with the arrival of #Galway — a free events and What’s On guide aimed at the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the city and county annually.

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Stick ‘em up — councillors vote against voluntary ban on election posters

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Galway city councillors have voted down a motion which would have seen a voluntary ban imposed on the use of election posters by candidates ahead of local elections in May.

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Council to vote on sports funding at the end of the month

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

A decision on which major sports infrastructure projects the Galway City Council will put forward for Government funding has been deferred until a later date.

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With Pathways event looming, have you had the career and course chat with your children?

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Despite the growing use of psychometric testing, college open days, and online research, it seems that the biggest influence on the career and course choices of teenage students is still parental. The focus on choosing the right pathways for your children is one of the key areas to be explored at next month’s Pathways education and careers event, to be held in Galway’s Galmont Hotel on Tuesday April 9. Organised by the Galway Advertiser group, this event promises something for everyone planning their next steps.

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Galway landowners urged to look at lucrative tourism ‘pod-ential’ of their lands

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Galway landowners are being asked to look at the potential of their scenic lands being used to generate revenue in a new accommodation venture, which will contribute to generating €31m in tourism revenue to the UK and Ireland by 2023.

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Curtains open tonight on Claregalway Drama Festival

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

It’s that time of year again when Claregalway Community Centre is transformed into a magical theatre for the annual Claregalway Drama Festival. This year the festival runs from tonight March 14 to March 22 inclusive. Nine nights of fantastic theatre for theatre goers and drama enthusiasts with a range of genres being performed, from much loved audience classics to festival premieres.

This year the man tasked with judging these fine performances is Brendan Murray, who adjudicates Claregalway Drama Festival for a second time. Each night he will critique the group’s production before giving his final adjudication, and announcing the winners on closing night. Each group performs for the honour of winning a place in the All Ireland Finals held in Athlone and Doonbeg, Co Clare.

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Start of Ballybane Neighbourhood Centre facelift welcomed by Cheevers

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

The purchase of Ballybane Neighbourhood Centre by new owners is a welcome move, as is the declaration that renovations are starting soon and are due to be completed over the coming months.

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Charity’s proposal for Headford Road masterplan gets backing of fellow councillors

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

The stretch of the Headford Road, between Ballindooley and Clonboo is set for major renovations, following a proposal made this week by Independent councillor James Charity.

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Undocumented Gort student appeals for university chance

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

A young Leaving Cert student from Gort has this week pleaded for a chance to attend university, something she cannot currently do because of her precarious status as an undocumented resident.

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Busking by-laws are 'vague, expensive to enforce, and quite probably illegal'

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Despite a majority of public submissions being against the Galway City Council's proposed busking by-laws last year - conservatively more than 95 per cent against - the council proceeded to vote in the new laws, only to have them revoked recently, due to a technical error on the council's part.

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Salmon Weir pedestrian bridge should instead by used for public transport

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

A Fianna Fáil candidate is calling for the proposed new pedestrian bridge over the River Corrib to be instead used for vehicles, especially for public transport, and for the Salmon Weir Bridge to become pedestrianised.

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Galway poet falls foul of Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet

Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Galway poet Kevin Higgins is no stranger to satirising Blairites, and others on the right wing of the British Labour Party, but he recently found himself in the unusual position of upsetting members of Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet.

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