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Galway rents soar above Celtic Tiger high

The cost of rental accommodation has now increased in Galway for every one of the last eleven quarters – pushing prices 45% higher than at the peak of the Celtic Tiger.

The rate of increase is higher than any other urban centre in the country – while rents in the city have rocketed by

today 07:34
Fitzmaurice comes out all guns blazing on Bord na Mona

Environmentalists such as former president Mary Robinson should stop flying around the world adding to the carbon footprint instead of dancing on the grave of Bord na Mona.

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he believed it was incredible that people were welcoming news of the job

today 07:34
Unpaid farm worker lived in a shed

A Brazilian employed to work on a North Galway farm was never paid and was forced to live in squalor inside a steel container – without running water or a toilet.

The farmer who employed the 47 year old man had him working 16 hours a day for three months, Tuam District Court was told

today 07:34
Galway’s football freestyler rules the world

A Galway man who had to pack in playing soccer after a succession of injuries has found another path to international glory – as one of the world’s top footballing freestylers.

Conor Reynolds from Turloughmore saw off all competition to be crowned top football freestyler at the

today 07:34
Road works trigger rates row

The narrow Bridge Street in Dunmore. Photo: Ray Ryan

The narrow Bridge Street in Dunmore. Photo: Ray Ryan

BUSINESS owners in Dunmore are considering withholding rates payments from the Local Authority due to serious levels of traffic congestion in the town impacting passing trade.

yesterday 15:55
Technology firm to create 200 jobs in Galway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Tech firm Genesys has announced 200 new jobs for Galway. The firm is poised to become one of Ireland’s largest Artificial Intelligence development centres. The jobs will be rolled out over the next three years following Genesys’ decision to acquire

yesterday 13:22
Tuam teen shares his diabetic story in TV documentary

Luke Fahy at his home in Kilbannon. Photo: Ray Ryan

Luke Fahy at his home in Kilbannon. Photo: Ray Ryan

 A TUAM teenager features in a documentary being broadcast tonight (Wednesday) as part of World Diabetes Day. Luke Fahy, 16, from Kilbannon is an aspiring young soccer

yesterday 10:31
City Council not offering cash incentives to letting agents

Galway City Council has not followed the lead of local authorities in Dublin, where letting agents are to be given financial incentives to rent housing to homeless families in emergency accommodation.

Last week, it was revealed that Dublin’s four local authorities, under the auspices of

2018-11-13 18:42
Good Samaritan had part of skull removed after ‘one punch’ assault

A barman had a quarter of his skull surgically removed to allow his brain to swell – to minimise brain damage – after he was assaulted while trying to protect a young woman on the street.

Wesley Wilders told Galway Circuit Criminal Court he had a great job in Busker Browne’s, had a

2018-11-13 18:42
Lidl redesigns proposals for new Knocknacarra store

German discount supermarket chain Lidl have revised the design of its proposed new store in Knocknacarra.

The company had sought permission last July for a €2.5 million supermarket with a gross floor area of 2,185 square metres on the 1.5-acre site adjacent to Aldi at the junction of the

2018-11-13 18:42
€4m COPE Galway refuge shows there is ‘another way’

The new €4 million refuge for women and children fleeing domestic violence will be named Modh Eile House, which means ‘another way’ in Irish.

Work will begin on converting the former Convent of Mercy residence into the biggest residential refuge in the West of Ireland in the coming

2018-11-13 00:29
Supermac’s praised for waste reduction initiative

The country’s most popular fast-food chain, Galway’s own Supermac’s, has been lauded for taking a lead in cutting down on its use of plastics and reducing waste.

Biodegradable burger wrappers and ‘Green Teams’ in each restaurant who pick litter off the street every night, are

2018-11-13 00:29
Public Accounts Committee questions on NUIG procurement

Some €5.2 million of expenditure on goods and services at NUI Galway during one financial year did not comply with public procurement guidelines.

The lack of compliance with procurement rules was identified by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), and has been highlighted again

2018-11-13 00:29
Pedestrian killed in Ballinasloe named locally

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A pedestrian killed near Ballinasloe over the weekend has been named locally as Polish national, Marek Pakla with an address in the town. The 59-year-old was hit by a car at Kilclooney, known as the ‘Bog Road’ to Ahascragh at around 7pm on Saturday. The

2018-11-13 00:29
Garda chief allays fears over policing revamp in Galway

Galway’s top Garda has moved to allay public fears about a loss of superintendents in Tuam and Clifden, which is part of an ongoing major shake-up of policing in the county.

Chief Superintendent Tom Curley has confirmed that Gort Garda Station will have its inspector restored as part of

2018-11-12 23:20
Pedestrian killed in collision near Ballinasloe

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A pedestrian has been killed following a road collision near Ballinasloe. The incident happened at Kilclooney late last evening.

At around 7 last evening, a man was out walking on the Deerpark Road at Kilclooney when he was struck by a car. He suffered

2018-11-11 14:15
Daily News
Former British ambassador to Syria to speak in Galway next week
An expert assessment of the origins of the Syrian civil war, the role of foreign interests in prolonging the conflict, and why it is vital that sanctions against Syria be lifted, will be given in Galway next week.
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‘No TB history’ on mart boards

ANY proposal to put a farmer’s bovine TB history up on the sales boards of marts will be

‘fought tooth nail’ by the IFA, Dept. of Agriculture officials were told at an animal health meeting in Gort last week.

Galway IFA Animal Health Committee Chairman, Stephen Canavan, told

today 07:34
Collapse of Turkish lira hits hard at mart trade for weanlings

THE collapse in value of the Turkish lira is continuing to have a hugely negative impact on mart sales around the West of Ireland with an almost complete ‘drying up’ of the export trade.

Marts around Galway have again this week reported a far quieter trade, especially for plainer

today 07:34
Impressive family home fronts onto Lough Corrib

Property Partners Emma Gill are handling the sale of a unique and truly impressive property with direct lake frontage onto the renowned Lough Corrib.

This dream property is set on a three-quarter-acre site which is surrounded by well-maintained and beautifully landscaped gardens with the

today 07:34
The new Honda Civic Sedan epitomises driving happiness on four wheels

A couple of weeks ago, when reviewing the new Ford Focus, I suggested that it had to match the Volkswagen Golf and the Mazda3 for driving pleasure.

Well, you can add another nomination to that list with the new Honda Civic Sedan. This week I have been in the 1.6 Civic Sedan diesel and

today 07:34
Audi charges into electric sector with e-tron SUV

Audi’s first electric car, the new e-tron will be available to order from January 2019, with the first deliveries scheduled to take place in the Spring of 2019. The big SUV was launched in Dublin this week and expressions of interest can now be entered online.

Pricing for the e-tron,

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Kathleen’s harp project is family labour of love

Arts Week with Judy Murphy

Kathleen Loughnane was 12 years old and had just started secondary school in Limerick when her mother asked her if she’d like a harp. Tipperary-born Kathleen, who was one of 12 children, laughs as she recalls the moment.

“I’d always been used to

today 07:34
Wheatus still keeping it fresh two decades on from Dirtbag

Groove Tuve with Cian O’Connell

It is rare for the frontman of a successful band to continuously face questions about a song he released eighteen years ago; rarer still is a long career that revolves around such a song – a fan base that seems to grow with every new teenager that

today 07:34
Latest news from Galway
today 08:18 Former British ambassador to Syria to speak in Galway next week
today 07:34 ‘No TB history’ on mart boards
today 07:34 Collapse of Turkish lira hits hard at mart trade for weanlings
today 07:34 Impressive family home fronts onto Lough Corrib
today 07:34 The new Honda Civic Sedan epitomises driving happiness on four wheels
today 07:34 Audi charges into electric sector with e-tron SUV
today 07:34 Kathleen’s harp project is family labour of love
today 07:34 Wheatus still keeping it fresh two decades on from Dirtbag
today 07:34 Galwegians favour car cuts
today 07:34 Galway firm on innovation shortlist
today 07:34 Galway rents soar above Celtic Tiger high
today 07:34 Fitzmaurice comes out all guns blazing on Bord na Mona
today 07:34 Unpaid farm worker lived in a shed
today 07:34 Galway’s football freestyler rules the world
today 06:31 We see our sporting heroes through rose-tinted glasses
today 06:31 Galway In Days Gone By
today 06:31 A time of confusion and conflict in Irish history
today 06:31 Brilliant Corofin give Cunningham and Roscommon big reality check
today 06:31 Galway West dogfight adds air of uncertainty for last two seats
today 06:31 Collins thriving with Mellows since quitting Galway jersey
today 06:31 Ardrahan goal barrage turns camogie decider on its head
today 00:29 Hugh Cornwell celebrates some more heroes, and villains
today 00:29 'The Staircase has given me a platform to talk about issues I care about'
yesterday 20:31 Salthill Hotel County Senior Hurling Final Preview – How St Thomas Got To The Final
yesterday 20:31 Salthill Hotel County Senior Hurling Final Preview – How Liam Mellows Got To The Final
yesterday 18:12 Just two submissions made on proposed new laws on waste management in city
yesterday 17:57 Just two submissions made on proposed new laws on waste management in city
yesterday 17:47 Galway's newest family member - The Ivy Room!
yesterday 17:06 Outbreak of mumps in Claregalway area
yesterday 16:50 Outbreak of mumps in Claregalway area
yesterday 15:55 Road works trigger rates row
yesterday 15:41 Heated debate at City Hall over rental cost of Christmas Market
yesterday 15:00 Heated debate at City Hall over rental cost of Christmas Market
yesterday 13:56 Galway GAA Fixtures
yesterday 13:56 New Balance FAI Junior Cup Fifth Round Draw
yesterday 13:56 Artificial intelligence firm reaches out to Galway’s third level institutes as it creates 200 jobs
yesterday 13:22 Artificial intelligence firm reaches out to Galway’s third level institutes as it creates 200 jobs
yesterday 13:22 Technology firm to create 200 jobs in Galway
yesterday 12:54 Podcast of The Keith Finnegan Show – Wednesday November 14th 2018
yesterday 12:54 52 people waiting on trolleys at UHG
yesterday 12:11 Officials urged to ensure local authority owned buildings in Tuam do not remain idle
yesterday 12:11 52 people waiting on trolleys at UHG
yesterday 11:45 LGFA All-Ireland Senior Club Semi-Final Preview – Kilkerrin/Clonberne Bids To Reach First Ever Final
yesterday 11:45 Officials urged to ensure local authority owned buildings in Tuam do not remain idle
yesterday 11:43 Sylane secure their safety
yesterday 11:43 Galwegians fly the Brendan flag at home and away!
yesterday 10:49 Patton Oswalt - in Galway (finally) in 2019
yesterday 10:31 Home gig rounds off a major year for Headford’s The Whileaways
yesterday 10:31 More calls for bilingual signage on motorway
yesterday 10:31 Tuam teen shares his diabetic story in TV documentary
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