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Clifden set for 50-bed district hospital

Plans for a new 50-bed district hospital and nursing home unit in Clifden have taken a major step forward this week, with the announcement that a design team has been appointed to the project.

The new unit, which will replace the existing district hospital and St Anne’s Community Nursing

2019-03-17 13:28
Details of St Patrick’s Day parades around Galway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Thousands are expected to line the streets city and county wide as part of the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Gaeltacht Minister and Galway West TD Sean Kyne will be in Boston today to promote Ireland and support efforts to secure foreign direct

2019-03-17 13:28
Councillors vote in favour of N84 Headford Road facelift

It’s unofficially referred to as the ‘old dump road’ because it’s home to the former landfill site at Carrowbrowne.

And in something of a self-fulfilling prophesy, the road has indeed become a litter blackspot, with regular incidents of illegal dumping and littering.

But the

2019-03-17 13:28
Well-known Tuam businessman Joe O'Toole has died

THE late Joe O'Toole with his wife Helen in Tuam in 1992

THE late Joe O'Toole with his wife Helen in Tuam in 1992

ONE of Tuam’s best-known business figures, Joe O’Toole, has died.

Joe, who was in his late 80s, opened his first supermarket on Bishop Street in

2019-03-16 19:49
Claregalway students join global movement on climate change

STUDENTS in Claregalway taking part in the protest. Photo: Ray Ryan

STUDENTS in Claregalway taking part in the protest. Photo: Ray Ryan

STUDENTS from Claregalway College joined others around Galway, Ireland and the world in leaving their classrooms today Friday to protest against the

2019-03-15 19:40
HSE to address noise complaints at new €20m psychiatric unit

Galway City Tribune – The HSE has confirmed it is trying to fix structural problems at the new inpatient psychiatric unit at University Hospital Galway, which opened last Summer at a cost of €20 million.

The health authority acknowledged it is working to address lighting and noise

2019-03-15 07:55
Schools merger a ‘land grab in disguise’ says former principal

Galway City Tribune – A former principal of St Mary’s College has blasted its planned merger with Our Lady’s College – insisting that property speculation was the key motivation behind the Diocesan decision.

Ciaran Murphy, who retired from the school in 2016, said in his

2019-03-15 07:55
Parade route changed – though road works have not started yet

Galway City Tribune – City councillors have expressed disappointed at the new and shortened route for Sunday’s St Patrick’s Day Parade that this will this year will exclude the pedestrianised thoroughfare.

Major works on the revamp of the city’s pedestrian area had been due to

2019-03-15 07:55
56 new cases of CPE superbug at GUH last year

A total of 56 new cases of patients with the antibiotic-resistant superbug ‘CPE’ were recorded in Galway’s two public hospitals in 2018 – the second-highest level of hospitals nationally.

A further 200 people with known CPE were inpatients at University Hospital Galway or Merlin

2019-03-15 07:55
Stroke vows to fight on despite cancer battle

Galway County Council’s longest serving member, Cllr Michael ‘Stroke’ Fahy has been diagnosed with cancer – but, speaking from his hospital bed, he has vowed to fight the May local elections.

Earlier this week Cllr Fahy received the devastating news that he has cancer of the liver

2019-03-14 08:49
Substitute teachers stuck in limbo

Many teachers across Galway – unable to secure permanent jobs – find themselves consigned to substitution for years without security or holiday pay.

That’s according to a survey of substitutes in the south east of the county, which revealed that two Galway teachers have been stuck in

2019-03-14 08:49
World record bid to go viral with Fields of Athenry on St Patrick’s Day

The people behind the viral success that was The Galway Girl video three years ago are back again – and this time, their focus has shifted to Athenry, or its fields, more specifically.

In 2016, KamilFilms brought together 15,000 people on the streets of Galway to film the world’s

2019-03-14 08:49
Med-tech giants tempt ex-pats home – by flying them for free

The new wave of ‘generation emigration’, who left Galway in search of work during the recent recession, are being lured back home from Australia by a multinational company with the promise of secure jobs.

And Boston Scientific is so desperate to hire skilled workers living Down Under,

2019-03-14 08:49
Multi-million investment driving more jobs

Photo: Aengus McMahon

Photo: Aengus McMahon

AN investment of €44 million will see the Valeo facility in Tuam create an extra 50 new jobs and make it one of the biggest Research, Development and Innovation centres in the country. The announcement this morning (Wednesday) is

2019-03-13 09:55
Woman dies after entering water in city

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A woman who entered the water in the city yesterday afternoon has died.

The woman entered the water at O’Brien’s Bridge just after 2.30pm and the alarm was raised by a member of the public.

The Coast Guard and the RNLI conducted an extensive

2019-03-12 15:52
Woman hospitalised after entering the water in the city

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A woman has been taken to hospital after entering the water in the city.

The woman entered the water at O’Briens bridge just after 2.30pm and the alarm was raised by a member of the public.

The Coast Guard helicopter and the RNLI conducted an

2019-03-11 19:55
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Galway’s muslim community to hold vigil for victims of Christchurch terror attack

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association based at Monivea Road in the city will hold a vigil this week (21/3) to say prayers for the Christchurch mosque attack victims.

The muslim community says its united in grief and stands in solidarity with the rest of the world to

today 09:40
Book of condolence to open at City Hall for victims of New Zealand terror attack

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A book of condolence will open at the city council building at College Road in the city today in solidarity with families and victims of the terror attack in New Zealand.

Mayor of Galway, Niall McNelis says he wants to express Galway’s solidarity with

today 08:37
Trading to continue as normal on Shop Street as preliminary works on multi-million euro revamp get underway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Trading will continue as normal on Shop Street tomorrow as preliminary works are due to begin on the multi-million euro overhaul of the iconic street.

Works will get underway on a trial section of the pedestrian zone between Eason and the entrance to Church Yard

yesterday 17:55
Roadworks to get underway in Kinvara Village

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The second phase of significant roadworks on the N67 in Kinvara Village will get underway tomorrow.

The latest works will take place along a 1km stretch between the L4508 Gort Road Junction and R347 Ardrahan Junction.

The project includes the evening out

yesterday 13:43
€800 thousand for Galway Gaeltacht organisations

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Almost one million euro in funding has been awarded to a dozen Gaeltacht organisations in Galway.

The investment – from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltach, supported by Udaras na Gaeltachta – is part of a national pot worth €4.2m.

yesterday 11:37
Beef Plan registration events to take place in Menlough and Moylough

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Beef Plan Movement will hold registration events in Menlough and Moylough this evening (18/3).

The Beef Plan is an initiative put together by farmers which aims to rejuvenate beef farming by addressing a wide range of issues facing the industry.

A

yesterday 11:37
Over 30 thousand line city streets for St Patricks Day parade

Galway Bay fm newsroom – More than 30 thousand people turned out in the city this afternoon to see this year’s St. Patricks’s Day parade.

The theme of this years event was ‘diversity’ – and the guest of honour was paralympic medalist Shane Curran.

While this

2019-03-17 19:46
Pat McDonagh considering purchasing ‘Copper Face Jacks’

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Supermacs boss Pat McDonagh is reported to be interested in buying out Copper Face Jacks.

The Sunday Business Post reports he’s looking into buying the Jackson Court Hotel on Harcourt Street and its infamous nightclub.

Owner Cathal Jackson put it on

2019-03-17 13:28
Latest news from Galway
today 09:40 Galway’s muslim community to hold vigil for victims of Christchurch terror attack
today 08:37 Book of condolence to open at City Hall for victims of New Zealand terror attack
yesterday 17:55 Trading to continue as normal on Shop Street as preliminary works on multi-million euro revamp get underway
yesterday 13:43 Roadworks to get underway in Kinvara Village
yesterday 11:37 €800 thousand for Galway Gaeltacht organisations
yesterday 11:37 Beef Plan registration events to take place in Menlough and Moylough
2019-03-17 19:46 Over 30 thousand line city streets for St Patricks Day parade
2019-03-17 13:28 Pat McDonagh considering purchasing ‘Copper Face Jacks’
2019-03-17 13:28 Clifden set for 50-bed district hospital
2019-03-17 13:28 Details of St Patrick’s Day parades around Galway
2019-03-17 13:28 Councillors vote in favour of N84 Headford Road facelift
2019-03-17 12:25 Galway Ministers to represent the West at St Patrick’s Day celebrations worldwide
2019-03-16 19:49 Well-known Tuam businessman Joe O'Toole has died
2019-03-16 18:34 Vigil to take place in city to commemorate victims of New Zealand terror attack
2019-03-16 18:34 New report to inform legislation to allow excavation at Tuam Mother and Baby Home site
2019-03-16 14:22 Motorists advised to respect parking clearways along city parade route
2019-03-16 12:16 Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte fails to secure nomination to contest European elections
2019-03-15 20:31 Saolta Hospital Group publishes 5 year strategy
2019-03-15 19:40 Claregalway students join global movement on climate change
2019-03-15 19:31 Jobs boost for Tuam as Valeo announces €44m investment
2019-03-15 18:25 New National Traveller Mental Health Network launched at NUIG
2019-03-15 16:19 400 students protest in Eyre Square against inaction on climate change
2019-03-15 14:13 Galway included in status yellow rainfall warning
2019-03-15 14:13 Over half a million euro in extra funding for roads across Galway
2019-03-15 13:13 Boston Scientific — creating a home for talent
2019-03-15 13:13 Spring into O’Donnellan & Joyce’s Wild Atlantic Way April auction
2019-03-15 13:10 Galway East TD Anne Rabbitte contesting today’s European selection convention
2019-03-15 12:07 City council calls on government to accelerate insurance reform programme
2019-03-15 12:07 Decision to refuse expansion of proposed Dominick Street hotel appealed to An Bord Pleanala
2019-03-15 07:55 Moving, funny yarn needs to be more tightly woven
2019-03-15 07:55 Bradley Bytes: Council’s doublespeak over Shantalla helipad
2019-03-15 07:55 Your mission today – find a nun with a scythe!
2019-03-15 07:55 Youth to the fore at annual Emily Anderson concert
2019-03-15 07:55 Over the Edge March reading at City Library
2019-03-15 07:55 Footballers must be wary of the Roscommon threat
2019-03-15 07:55 Youthful United struggle for chances against Wanderers
2019-03-15 07:55 HSE to address noise complaints at new €20m psychiatric unit
2019-03-15 07:55 Schools merger a ‘land grab in disguise’ says former principal
2019-03-15 07:55 Parade route changed – though road works have not started yet
2019-03-15 07:55 56 new cases of CPE superbug at GUH last year
2019-03-14 19:19 School students to take part in city protest calling for climate change to be tackled
2019-03-14 17:13 TD wants National Treatment Purchase Fund used to clear Galway physio waiting lists
2019-03-14 16:10 Galway to host launch of National Traveller Mental Health Network
2019-03-14 15:07 20 new jobs planned at city-based tech company
2019-03-14 14:04 MEP to hold Connemara public meeting on investing in rural areas
2019-03-14 13:01 Appeals board gives go ahead to asphalt plant in Ardrahan
2019-03-14 10:55 Woodquay heroin addict jailed for nearly causing motorway crash
2019-03-14 10:55 Preliminary works due to begin next week on trial section of Shop Street in city
2019-03-14 09:55 Fears grow Teach Solais could be forced to close by November
2019-03-14 09:52 New Peugeot 208 range set to break new ground
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