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Free parking aims to boost local business in Athenry

Councillors have voted to make parking free in the Backlawn Carpark beside Kenny Park in Athenry for three months – in an effort to boost business in the town and make use of the currently “underused” facility.

On a motion put forward by Cllr Shelly Herterich Quinn (FF) and seconded

yesterday 18:55
Legal delay to report for ‘Tuam babies’ site

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has confirmed that a report on using DNA testing to identify the remains buried at Tuam Mother and Baby Home is currently being considered by her Department – but the report would require legal advice from the Attorney General ahead of its findings

2019-07-20 09:13
Minister lashes opening hours for new €10m primary care centre

A Government Minister has lashed out over the limited opening hours at a €10 million primary care centre in Tuam.

Minister Sean Canney said that the fact that the centre closes at lunchtime on Saturdays and doesn’t open at all on a Sunday was ridiculous – and he said it should be

2019-07-20 09:13
Deadline looms on review for Western Rail Corridor

Iarnród Éireann has once again issued a plea to the public and interested organisations to submit their views on the future of the Western Rail Corridor.

With the July 17 deadline looming, people are being reminded that this is their opportunity to shape the future of the disused

2019-07-20 09:13
Waterways patrol group in search of a ‘home’

Galway City Tribune – The newly-formed voluntary waterways patrol group Claddagh Watch has begun operations, following months of preparation and training.

And according to founding member Arthur Carr, the group’s 80 or so volunteers will be visible on the river banks and bridges in

2019-07-19 09:04
Comers in talks with Council over Corrib Great Southern

Galway City Tribune – The owners of the derelict former Corrib Great Southern hotel have held discussions with officials at City Hall about plans to redevelop the site.

Billionaire Luke Comer has confirmed to the Galway City Tribune that the Comer Group is planning to build

2019-07-19 09:04
Fears that roadworks will see Galway city centre grind to halt

Galway City Tribune – Lane closures from Eyre Square to Bohermore for almost the entire month of August – to facilitate the laying of a new watermain – will cause traffic chaos in the city during the peak tourism season, a local councillor warned this week.

Former Mayor, Michael

2019-07-19 09:04
Plan for 300 apartments in Phase 2 of Crown Square

Galway City Tribune – Plans for the construction of nearly 300 apartments – complete with a concierge service – as part of the Crown Square scheme in Mervue have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.

Developer Padraic Rhatigan of Crown Square Developments Ltd has applied under

2019-07-19 08:01
Festival gallery may become permanent home for the arts

Arts Minister Josepha Madigan is to meet with Galway Arts Festival and Galway 2020 to discuss the provision of a long-awaited municipal art gallery in the city.

The meeting, which will take place after this year’s Festival ends, is being arranged by Galway West Fine Gael TD Hildegarde

2019-07-18 08:55
Opposition still grows to Connemara gold diggers

The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment has declined to say how many public submissions it has received about its intention to grant a prospecting mining licence to a Canadian multinational to explore Connemara for gold and silver.

Toronto-based MOAG plans to

2019-07-18 08:55
Primary pupils crammed into their classrooms

Up to 100 small primary schools in rural County Galway are disadvantaged by the Government’s failure to reverse punitive cuts introduced seven years ago.

That’s according to Fianna Fáil TD and former Minister Éamon O Cuív, who said that small schools in villages and townlands in

2019-07-18 08:55
Gottsche’s whole new ball game

Galway GAA’s new Finance Operations Manager said he is looking forward to working towards improving the county’s finances and accounting practices.

Galway GAA County Board Chairman Pat Kearney, confirmed on Tuesday that former Galway senior footballer, Mark Gottsche (31) has been

2019-07-18 08:55
Overhaul plan for Ceannt Station set to be progressed

Iarnród Éireann has revived plans for a multi-million euro overhaul of Ceannt Station – which includes extended platforms for increased services, new glazed entrances and modern retail units.

The State-sponsored body has been told that the National Transport Authority (NTA) will fund

2019-07-17 14:46
Brothers conned elderly woman out of more than €200,000

Two brothers face sentence later this month for stealing over €205,000 from a vulnerable old age pensioner by carrying out bogus repairs to her home over an eighteen-month period.

Thomas Coen (46), with addresses at 181 Corrib Park, Newcastle and Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, along with

2019-07-17 14:46
Nuns’ Island homes will be for ‘mature’ post-graduates

Student accommodation included in a masterplan for the future of Nuns’ Island – which has already raised concerns among local residents – would probably be aimed at mature post graduates, some of them with families.

Galway City councillors were told last week that the vision document

2019-07-17 14:46
Family suffer mystery attack on home

Tomm (11) and Amy Ward (7) look at the damage.

Tomm (11) and Amy Ward (7) look at the damage.

A COUPLE and their three children have been left “terrified” after their home was attacked by four unknown men last Sunday night.

Brian and Ellie Ward of The

2019-07-17 10:55
Daily News
Kyne calls for An Post site to become dedicated city gallery
Minister Sean Kyne has added his voice to calls that a city centre site, currently being used to display the flagship Galway International Arts Festival exhibition, In The Flesh, become a dedicated art gallery for the city.
today 01:19
Labour lining Alice Mary up for a tilt at Dáil seat

Bradley Bytes – A Political Column with Dara Bradley 

Leadership of the Labour Party has finally rediscovered where Galway is. The grassroots of the party in Galway West had been feeling a bit prickly that the upper echelons of the red rose party hadn’t been seen round these parts

2019-07-19 10:07
Kaleidoscope showcases six-year creative journeys

Kaleidoscope, the first exhibition from artists Lily Johnston and James Dorrian, will go on display at the KAVA Courthouse space in Kinvara this Friday night.

Kaleidoscope takes its inspiration from the geometry of life, and gives an insight into the duo’s artistic journey over the past

2019-07-19 08:01
Not perfect – but free healthcare is fantastic

Double Vision with Charlie Adley

Friendly young Mr. Musculoskeletal Triage is talking me through me the X-Ray of my knee on his computer. He highlights and enlarges different sections, telling me how those spurs are signs of wear, and that those tiny spheres, floating loose in the middle,

2019-07-19 08:01
All invited to Readathon at Kennys’ Bookshop

Kennys’ Bookshop will hold their annual Summer Readathon next Thursday, July 25, from 11am-4pm at their Liosban headquarters.

This free event, with many special guests, is being run in association with Galway Bay FM, The all-day Readathon will feature several visiting children’s

2019-07-19 08:01
Drama of heroin and happiness at Galway Fringe

Runaway Princess, A Hopeful Tale of Heroin, Hooking and Happiness will be staged at the Galway Fringe Festival from July 23 through July 28.

The play, by Irish-American Mary Goggin, is the true story of her Irish Catholic upbringing, drug addiction and prostitution. In it, she recreates

2019-07-19 08:01
Holders Galway braced for big challenge from Cork opponents

ALMOST 11 weeks after they won the Connacht minor ladies football title, All-Ireland champions Galway return to competitive action with a mouth-watering semi-final fixture against Cork at McDonagh Park, Nenagh on Sunday (2pm).

As attractive as this game is, the timing of the fixture has

2019-07-19 08:01
NUI Galway players help Irish side to fourth spot

FOUR players from NUI Galway were part of the Republic of Ireland squad that matched the country’s best-ever display at the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Summer Universiade tournament with a 4th place finish in Italy last week.

Aislinn Meaney, Shauna Fox, Sadhbh

2019-07-19 08:01
Latest news from Galway
today 01:19 Kyne calls for An Post site to become dedicated city gallery
yesterday 18:55 Free parking aims to boost local business in Athenry
2019-07-20 09:13 Legal delay to report for ‘Tuam babies’ site
2019-07-20 09:13 Minister lashes opening hours for new €10m primary care centre
2019-07-20 09:13 Deadline looms on review for Western Rail Corridor
2019-07-19 10:07 Labour lining Alice Mary up for a tilt at Dáil seat
2019-07-19 09:04 Waterways patrol group in search of a ‘home’
2019-07-19 09:04 Comers in talks with Council over Corrib Great Southern
2019-07-19 09:04 Fears that roadworks will see Galway city centre grind to halt
2019-07-19 08:01 Kaleidoscope showcases six-year creative journeys
2019-07-19 08:01 Not perfect – but free healthcare is fantastic
2019-07-19 08:01 All invited to Readathon at Kennys’ Bookshop
2019-07-19 08:01 Drama of heroin and happiness at Galway Fringe
2019-07-19 08:01 Holders Galway braced for big challenge from Cork opponents
2019-07-19 08:01 NUI Galway players help Irish side to fourth spot
2019-07-19 08:01 Plan for 300 apartments in Phase 2 of Crown Square
2019-07-18 13:13 Three bed homes at An Fuarán, Oranmore, on view this weekend
2019-07-18 08:55 Mobile phones can run your holiday – or make your day
2019-07-18 08:55 Facing up to succession issue
2019-07-18 08:55 Factories are slated for further price cuts this week
2019-07-18 08:55 Luxury 4-bed homes launched in Moycullen
2019-07-18 08:55 Showhouse open weekend at sought-after new estate
2019-07-18 08:55 Galway In Days Gone By
2019-07-18 08:55 Galway’s role in the US exhibition on cost of war
2019-07-18 08:55 Revitalised Kilkenny set to relish getting stuck into the champions
2019-07-18 08:55 Government defies doomsayers by proving its political longevity
2019-07-18 08:55 Galway Street Club set for their cultural homecoming
2019-07-18 08:55 Band making amends for ‘800 years of oppression’
2019-07-18 08:55 Galway conference organisers shortlisted for prestigious national award
2019-07-18 08:55 Galway entrepreneur is a real success story
2019-07-18 08:55 Minors fly out of the blocks to get campaign off to ideal start
2019-07-18 08:55 Maroon flags flying high as Galway GAA teams all triumph
2019-07-18 08:55 Festival gallery may become permanent home for the arts
2019-07-18 08:55 Opposition still grows to Connemara gold diggers
2019-07-18 08:55 Primary pupils crammed into their classrooms
2019-07-18 08:55 Gottsche’s whole new ball game
2019-07-18 03:46 Hydroponics made easy at West Coast Grow Shop
2019-07-18 03:46 United seek to make amends after missed opportunity in Wexford
2019-07-18 03:46 Diverse ideas as NUI Galway takes Innovate Leap Forward with Explore Awards
2019-07-18 03:46 New Audi Q7 on the way this autumn
2019-07-18 03:46 Ezra Furman - 'proudly ambiguous' indie-rocker plays GIAF 19
2019-07-18 03:46 Hanley condemns unpaid dereliction fees 'a disgrace'
2019-07-17 14:46 Overhaul plan for Ceannt Station set to be progressed
2019-07-17 14:46 Brothers conned elderly woman out of more than €200,000
2019-07-17 14:46 Nuns’ Island homes will be for ‘mature’ post-graduates
2019-07-17 12:52 Chronic pain relief
2019-07-17 11:58 Galway u-20s storm to Connacht title
2019-07-17 10:55 Tuam burned 99 years ago this week
2019-07-17 10:55 Tuam will celebrate community, diversity, creativity
2019-07-17 10:55 Brendan Grace had strong links with Galway
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