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New homes approved in Oranmore despite residents’ concerns

A residential development has been given the green light in Oranmore – despite residents’ concerns about the lack of public amenities.

Galway County Council has granted planning permission for the 22 house and apartment development at an already heavily populated Oranhill, along with a ...

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Minister stays silent on island purchase potential

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has refused to comment on whether the State will attempt to purchase the deserted Ardoileán island off the coast of Connemara, but has described the €1.25 million price tag as “significant”.

Speaking in the Dáil, Minister Josepha ...

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Rural Galway being connecting to Imagine’s Superfast Broadband

Superfast Broadband is now a reality for homes and businesses in County Galway thanks to Imagine.

Galway is starting to see the benefits of the €300M investment Imagine is making in Superfast Broadband to cover over 1 million homes and businesses across Ireland within the next 18 months. ...

2019-06-24 15:19 open_in_new
Public nursing home costs are almost double those of private facilities

The cost of nursing home care in HSE-run facilities in Galway is 80% more than their private and voluntary counterparts, according to figures released earlier this month.

Weekly care costs per patient at seven HSE nursing homes across the county averaged out at €1,573, as compared to ...

2019-06-23 14:07 open_in_new
Waiting lists for cataract surgery hit 30 months

Children in Galway West are waiting two years for an appointment to see a cataract specialist – nearly three times the wait for under-12s in the east of the county.

The situation for adults is even more frustrating. In Galway West the waiting time for public cataract surgery is 30 months ...

2019-06-23 13:04 open_in_new
Coastal development ‘should be moved inland’

Green Party councillor Alastair McKinstry has said that construction along the R336 Coast Road should start to be moved away from the old road and towards the location of a new road – in preparation for rising sea levels.

However, any decision on the future of the R336 between Barna and ...

2019-06-23 13:04 open_in_new
Call for ‘family-friendly’ meeting hours at County Hall

Starting and finishing times of Galway County Council plenary meetings should be family friendly, a newly-elected member has said.

Councillor Aisling Dolan (Ind) asked that the policy towards meetings should be family friendly and should not dissuade women from getting into local ...

2019-06-23 13:04 open_in_new
Political storm over Galway City Ring Road funding

Galway City Tribune – Galway’s long-awaited €600 million bypass project could bite the dust if Fianna Fáil returns to Government after the next election, a Fine Gael Minister of State claimed this week.

West Galway TD, Seán Kyne, warned that the future of the Galway City ...

2019-06-21 11:43 open_in_new
Armchair critics suffer from short memories in condemnation of Galway management

IT’S been a challenging year for Micheál Donoghue and everybody else associated with the Galway hurling team. Things just never really clicked.

Sure, Galway offered a tantalising reminder of their capabilities when edging out Kilkenny at Nowlan Park last Sunday week, but it proved ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
Tribesmen left punch drunk by hard hits from the Dubs

UTTERLY shell-shocked. Male or female, young or old, player, supporter or media. It didn’t matter what capacity you watched or listened to the action at Parnell Park on Saturday evening. By the end of it, we all felt the same.

Galway’s championship campaign had come to a shuddering ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
Abstract art exhibition in Kinvara

An exhibition of abstract painting by three local artists, Debbie Browne, Mary Queally and Diana Rock, will be launched at the Courthouse space in Kinvara this evening, Friday.

It’s being hosted by Kinvara Area Visual Arts (KAVA)

The three artists originally met while attending an ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
Over the Edge reading and Fiction Slam

Over The Edge presents its 11th annual fiction slam with Featured Readers, Liz McSkeane and Niamh Boyce, at The Kitchen@The Museum on Friday next, June 28, at 8pm.

Niamh Boyce was named Newcomer of the Year at the 2013 Irish Book Awards for her first novel, The Herbalist. The Irish Times ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
Galway/Mayo rivalry extends beyond football into GMIT!

Bradley Bytes – A Political Column with Dara Bradley 

The Gaelic football rivalry between neighbours Galway and Mayo is unmatched across the country.

Rivalries between Kerry and Cork in Munster, and Dublin and Meath in Leinster, no longer have the same ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
Connacht’s mañana culture has been good for me!

Double Vision with Charlie Adley

For decades I’d hitch everywhere. I hitched to the pub and school and friends’ houses. When those friends became scattered around the country in various universities,  I thought nothing of hitching to Bradford, Exeter, Oxford and Hull.  During teenage ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
Too-faithful adaptation of novel creates play that fails to ignite


Town Hall Theatre – Review by Judy Murphy

A new play by a new writer can be a difficult sell for a theatre company.

So, when Decadent Theatre opted to adapt Donal Ryan’s novel, The Thing About December, for stage, they were on a winner straight ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
Cunningham leads heroic Rossies to glory on terrible day for Galway

Inside Track with John McIntyre

IT was difficult not to wonder what Anthony Cunningham had let himself in for after the Connacht Club football semi-final at Hyde Park last November. Roscommon champions Clan na nGael had just been beaten out the gate – 4-22 to 0-7 – by a rampant Corofin ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
Residents fight to save mature trees at Westwood

Galway City Tribune – Residents living near the former Westwood Hotel are desperately trying to save mature trees on public land from being felled as part of the Dangan site’s redevelopment into student accommodation.

NTM Capital (formerly Ziggurat) was granted permission in ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
Galway volunteers bring ray of light to Ethiopian kids

Galway City Tribune – A Galway charity – working to improve the lives of people in countries across Europe – is now trying to help those less fortunate in Ethiopia.

The North East Galway Friends of Belarus charity is hitting the city’s streets today (Friday) to raise funds as ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
700 new student bed spaces to ease rental market pressure

Galway City Tribune – An Bord Pleanála has given the go-ahead for the construction of nearly 700 new student bed spaces on NUIG lands at Dangan – which will help relieve pressure on the city’s private rental accommodation market.

And Galway City Council believes the development ...

2019-06-21 08:34 open_in_new
Stewart Construction scoop gongs for work on Goethe Institut building

Galway company Stewart Construction was the recipient of the ‘Conservation Project of the Year’ and the ‘Education Project of the Year’ awards for the elegantly reimagined Goethe-Institut in Merrion Square in Dublin.

The annual Irish Construction Industry awards which were held in ...

2019-06-20 09:28 open_in_new
Innovator on entrepreneur shortlist

A 30-year-old Galway entrepreneur is set to represent the city and county at the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur national final. Elizabeth McGloughlin of Tympany Medical was named winner of the Best Business Idea category at the regional finals of the competition, which was held this week ...

2019-06-20 09:28 open_in_new