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Fifty years of local support allows COPE Galway to make a real difference in our communities

2022 was the busiest year ever for COPE Galway’s services. CEO Michael Smyth reflects on how a close relationship with the Galway community ensures the local organisation is never working alone in its efforts to support vulnerable people in our society during difficult times. “COPE Galway’s work has been embedded in the community for 50 …

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New art installation is unveiled to give voice to women in Galway who experience domestic abuse 

Monday, 28th November 2022  The artwork ‘We See You, We Hear You’ commemorates 40 years of COPE Galway’s Domestic Abuse Service and will travel to different parts of Galway city and county  A new art installation, commissioned by COPE Galway Domestic Abuse Service to mark its 40th anniversary, was unveiled to the public today (28.11.22) …

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COPE Galway praised for putting human rights at the centre of its work

The Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights [FRA] has praised the “impressive” scale of COPE Galway’s reach and applauded the organisation for putting human rights “at the centre” of its work.  Speaking yesterday (Monday 21 December) at the virtual launch of COPE Galway’s 2021 annual report, Mr O’Flaherty said the voluntary sector …

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COPE Galway Examines What We Value as a Society as Demand for Services Soars

COPE Galway CEO, Michael Smyth has warned of the effects of the worsening crisis environment within which COPE Galway supports people across the community, while demand for services accelerates. At the online launch of their 2021 Annual Report on Monday, Mr Smyth referred to how: In 2021, COPE Galway supported 2,885 people across its Homeless, …

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De-stressing, a Mediterranean diet and good company are some of the ways to improve your ageing journey

De-stressing, a Mediterranean diet and good company are just some of the ways you can improve your ageing journey, according to expert in the field Professor Rose Anne Kenny. Professor Kenny is Head of Medical Gerontology at Trinity College Dublin and author of international No. 1 best-selling book Age Proof: The New Science of Living …

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