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NUIG pays €1.2m per annum to cleaning firm

A private company which provides cleaning services to NUI Galway is itself ‘cleaning up’ – earning around €1.2 million a year.

NUIG has budgeted some €4.8 million for the provision of cleaning services and associated cleaning supplies from a private cleaning company for a

2019-01-21 09:16
Proposal to resurrect City Council prayer voted down

Attempts to resurrect the recital of a prayer before every meeting of Galway City Council have failed.

Councillor Donal Lyons (Ind) pushed for a vote on the issue at the latest meeting of the local authority during a discussion on Standing Orders – the rules by which Council meetings are

2019-01-21 09:16
Council orders redesign of €120m office and hotel campus plan

The backers of a proposed €120 million office and hotel campus in Ballybane – which would create space for up to 3,000 workers – have been told to meeting with Galway City Council to discuss traffic impact and potential future bus routes to service the area.

Revisions have also been

2019-01-21 09:16
Female passengers complained of sexual misconduct by taxi man

A taxi driver, whose licence was revoked by Gardai before Christmas after two female passengers made complaints of sexual misconduct against him, has been unsuccessful in his appeal to have the licence restored.

Judge Mary Fahy imposed restrictions, preventing publication of the name of

2019-01-21 09:16
Four Garda liaisons appointed to deal with Tuam antisocial behaviour

Four Garda sergeants have been specifically appointed to help quell concerns about anti-social behaviour in estates in Tuam.

The four will provide a specific point of contact in the event of such incidents taking place in future – a move that has been welcomed by local councillors, who

2019-01-20 20:40
Galway chef’s recipe for success

A London-based chef from Tuam has been awarded a whopping €395,000 to develop her street food business, alongside her partner.

It is literally a dream come true for Sinead Campbell and her partner Lee Johnson who established their pop-up food business called BBQ Dreamz four years

2019-01-20 19:37
Rail Corridor analysis won’t be completed for at least another year

The controversial review into the viability of the Western Rail Corridor will not be completed for at least a year – because it has yet to even start.

Irish Rail bosses are not to blame for this lengthy process as they have to abide by strict EU guidlines in the appointment of

2019-01-20 15:25
Schoolkids in danger from road blind spot

A North Galway junction, used by school children on a daily basis, has been described as ‘frightening’ – because motorists approaching the blackspot from the Tuam direction are completely blind to it.

The junction at Kilvolan – on the main Tuam to Headford road near Caherlistrane

2019-01-19 18:25
Forestry investors in Galway reap rich rewards

Galway forestry owners, timber contractors and hauliers will over €500 million per annum by 2035, according to a new timber trade association launched this week.

With 950 people working in the timber and forestry industry in Galway, this projection will be music to the ears of some 1,460

2019-01-19 18:25
Woman dies in Clifden house fire

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A woman has died in a house fire in Clifden. The emergency services were alerted about the fire in a house in Tullyvoheen at around 8pm. Two units of Clifden Fire Brigade raced to the scene and quickly brought the outbreak under control but a middle aged woman who

2019-01-19 14:13
Organisers pull the plug on Galway Food Festival

Galway City Tribune – Organisers have pulled the plug on this year’s Galway Food Festival due to the lack of funding.

The festival has taken place over Easter since 2012 and last year attracted 70,000 food enthusiasts, many of them families from around the country, marking the

2019-01-18 08:49
Investigations continue into violent brawl at funeral

Galway City Tribune – An incident room has been set up at Galway Garda Station as part of the investigation into violent scenes that took place at a Traveller funeral removal in Mervue last weekend during which one person suffered a gunshot wound.

A long-standing Traveller feud is

2019-01-18 08:49
City Council legal gaffe means busking ‘ban’ has stalled

Galway City Tribune – A blooper by Galway City Council in drafting new bylaws to restrict busking in the city centre means the process has to start all over again.

Elected members of the Council are laying the blame for the mistake at the door of officials at City Hall, after it was

2019-01-18 08:49
Residents’ fear of being land-locked by roundabout removal

Galway City Tribune – The replacement of the Kirwan roundabout with a four-arm signalised junction will ‘land-lock’ residents of over 1,000 homes off the Headford Road, a Bord Pleanála oral hearing was told yesterday.

According to objector Niall Rooney, the proposal to replace

2019-01-18 08:49
Bina’s story is in the can

THE documentary film on one of the great characters of the West of Ireland – the late Bina McLoughlin – was released last month and is now set to go on the festival circuit as well as ‘a tour of Connemara’.

Entitled The Queen of Connemara, the film is now available for online

2019-01-17 09:43
Swing out Sister – Galway’s history-making golfing nun

Whatever about a hole in one, there’s certainly a holy nun on the fairways of Tuam this year – and she’s a Sister making history as the first nun to hold the office of President of a Golf Club in the country . . . if not the world.

What’s more, Sr Agnes Curley is still as

2019-01-17 09:43
Daily News
Report records over 200 insolvency arrangements in Galway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – 209 insolvency arrangements were recorded in Galway from 2014 to 2018. Personal insolvency arrangements are designed to return debtors to solvency while keeping them in their home where possible. The data from the Insolvency Service of Ireland also reveals Galway

yesterday 17:55
Minister says extension to Mother and Baby Home Commission investigation will not impact planned excavation at Tuam site

Galway Bay fm newsroom – An interim report examining burials at mother and baby homes, including the home in Tuam, will be delivered to the government in March. The report will include extensive technical reports prepared in the course of the Commission’s work on the site of the former

yesterday 16:52
NUIG to host Holocaust memorial lecture tomorrow

Galway Bay fm newsroom – NUI Galway is to host a Holocaust memorial lecture tomorrow evening. (23/1) The lecture will be delivered by Professor William A. Schabus from the university’s Irish Centre for Human Rights. The lecture will look at the role that ideas of racial superiority

yesterday 15:49
One million euro for Galway-led survey on bog emissions

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost 1 million euro has been sanctioned for a Galway-led project to reduce carbon emissions from bogs. The funding is part of an EU Interreg project aimed at developing new policies and methods to reduce carbon emissions on a local, national and European level.

yesterday 13:43
People of the Tribes: Meet Robin.
''Hi I'm Robin. I'm originally from the Netherlands. I'm a busker in Galway, Kilkenny, Sligo & Letterkenny. I'm travelling all over the country playing great Irish ballads. I'm a big fan of the Dubliners and I'm currently writing my own material....''
yesterday 12:43
Plan approved to change density of Headford housing development

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Plans to change the density of a housing development in Headford have been approved. Sathel Limited is leading the development at Gortnamona and has received approval to change the number of previously granted units from 76 to 70. County planners have attached 21

yesterday 12:40
Substantial funding for Galway sports and community groups

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Over 400-thousand euro in funding has been granted to 12 sports and community groups across Galway. The funding was allocated under the Sports Capital Programme. The biggest award of almost 70-thousand euro was granted to Clonberne Community Centre Company Ltd for

yesterday 11:37
Permission sought to retain works at Loughgeorge pub and restaurant

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Planning permission is being sought to retain works at a pub and restaurant in Loughgeorge. Brendan Kelly is seeking permission to retain and complete a new wall and to build an extension to the existing pub, restaurant and function room. The premises, which was

yesterday 10:34
Latest news from Galway
yesterday 17:55 Report records over 200 insolvency arrangements in Galway
yesterday 16:52 Minister says extension to Mother and Baby Home Commission investigation will not impact planned excavation at Tuam site
yesterday 15:49 NUIG to host Holocaust memorial lecture tomorrow
yesterday 13:43 One million euro for Galway-led survey on bog emissions
yesterday 12:43 People of the Tribes: Meet Robin.
yesterday 12:40 Plan approved to change density of Headford housing development
yesterday 11:37 Substantial funding for Galway sports and community groups
yesterday 10:34 Permission sought to retain works at Loughgeorge pub and restaurant
yesterday 09:31 City council to apply for funding for Eglinton Canal
yesterday 08:31 Chain gang — City mayors declare support for Galway 2020
yesterday 08:28 Ground investigation works set to get underway at 20 minute hill outside Dunmore
2019-01-21 19:46 Galway service for separated families to move to Doughiska
2019-01-21 19:46 Mother of Inverin murder victim allowed to make amendment to legal challenge over compensation
2019-01-21 18:43 Commemorations of first Dáil to switch to Claregalway tonight
2019-01-21 18:43 Council approves plan for new residential development in Claregalway
2019-01-21 18:43 Tree felling at Fr. Burke Road following long running local campaign
2019-01-21 15:34 Decision due next month on CPO for upgrade of Kirwan roundabout
2019-01-21 15:34 Man jailed for raping woman at city apartment
2019-01-21 14:31 Family of Kinvara man missing in Malaysia liaising with Department of Foreign Affairs
2019-01-21 13:28 Garda emergency call centre to switch to Renmore next month
2019-01-21 12:25 Galway new car registrations for 2018 fall for second year running
2019-01-21 11:22 Woman who died in Clifden house fire named locally
2019-01-21 11:22 City Council to consider rezoning of land at Renmore Road
2019-01-21 10:19 Goalkeeper with county soccer club airlifted to hospital
2019-01-21 09:16 NUIG pays €1.2m per annum to cleaning firm
2019-01-21 09:16 Proposal to resurrect City Council prayer voted down
2019-01-21 09:16 Council orders redesign of €120m office and hotel campus plan
2019-01-21 09:16 Female passengers complained of sexual misconduct by taxi man
2019-01-20 20:40 Four Garda liaisons appointed to deal with Tuam antisocial behaviour
2019-01-20 19:37 Celebrations to take place across city to mark 100th anniversary of first Dail
2019-01-20 19:37 Galway chef’s recipe for success
2019-01-20 15:25 Petition calling for greater safety measures along River Corrib in City gathers almost 10k signatures in less than 24 hours
2019-01-20 15:25 Rail Corridor analysis won’t be completed for at least another year
2019-01-20 14:22 Galway beef farmers urged to attend beef plan movement meetings
2019-01-20 14:22 Galway’s wealthiest people revealed in 2019 rich list
2019-01-19 19:28 Officials to consider reinstalling CCTV at Western Distributor Road bottle bank
2019-01-19 18:25 Galway Roscommon TD raises concerns over outpatient lists in the county
2019-01-19 18:25 Schoolkids in danger from road blind spot
2019-01-19 18:25 Forestry investors in Galway reap rich rewards
2019-01-19 14:13 Woman dies in Clifden house fire
2019-01-19 13:10 Woman dies in Clifden house fire
2019-01-19 13:10 Report shows property price increases in city among highest nationwide
2019-01-18 20:22 Over 150 sign open letter to local TDs in call for action on child homelessness in the West
2019-01-18 18:16 Search of shoreline to resume in bid to find missing Salthill man
2019-01-18 18:16 Plan for Knocknacarra apartments opposed
2019-01-18 16:10 Slight increase in Galway unemployment in December
2019-01-18 15:10 COLD AND FLU SEASON IS UPON US - HOW TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY AND GET READY TO FACE THE WINTER
2019-01-18 15:07 Japanese Ambassador to visit city this weekend
2019-01-18 14:04 Clifden dental service to be restored in coming weeks
2019-01-18 13:01 Emergency services attending two car crash on Old Dublin Road
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