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Education & training

NUI Galway has been awarded EPAS accreditation for its Business and Information Systems Programme.
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A review group in Galway under the chairmanship of former GAA President Joe McDonagh is urging the Tribesmen to lead the drive for an open draw system to be introduced for the All-Ireland senior hurling championship.
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Health & Beauty

Optilase, Ireland’s leading laser eye surgery provider has just opened a clinic on Shop Street in Galway, at the same premises as sister company, the prestigious Therapie Clinic, is offering access to world-leading Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, Laser Optometrists and nurses and life-changing laser eye surgery   Optilase is 100 per cent Irish owned and currently has state of the art clinics in Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Longford, Belfast and Derry.
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A nurse based at University Hospital Galway has travelled to Uganda to help with children with HIV.
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In the news

Name: Paul Faller Occupation: Chairman of Galway City Business Association (GCBA) Location: Dangan Newsworthiness: As chairman of the GCBA, Mr Faller is the leading figure behind the return of the Christmas market to Eyre Square this year.
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Student protesters released without charge


Posted on 01/12/2011
by Marie Madden

The nine student protesters arrested during a demonstration at Galway Deputy Brian Walsh's office yesterday have been released.

A spokesperson for Mill Street Garda Station confirmed to the Galway Independent this afternoon that all of the protesters were released without charge, but added that a file on the incident had been sent to the DPP. The group descended on Deputy Walsh's Bohermore constituency office in a bid to receive clarification on third level fees ahead of next week's annual budget.