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Mixed reaction to plans for restaurant, bar, retail units and apartments

The City Council has sought further information from developer proposing to build a restaurant and gastro-bar, retail units and apartments at the Clybaun Road roundabout in Knocknacarra – citing concerns about implications for road users and the future upgrade of the junction.

In the ...

2019-08-20 08:19 open_in_new
Two Galway finalists among eight chosen for Young Chef of the Year

A young Galway chef has been nominated for one of Ireland’s top culinary prizes – even though the restaurant she’s working in hasn’t actually opened its doors yet! But Grainne Mullins – from the soon-to-be-opened Lignum restaurant in Bullaun outside Loughrea – joins Attila Galambos ...

2019-08-20 08:19 open_in_new
Merlin Park theatres approved

The HSE has finally been given the green light for the construction of new operating theatres for Merlin Park Hospital – nearly two years after existing theatres were shut down due to a leaking roof.

At the moment, there are more than 6,900 people on inpatient and outpatient waiting ...

2019-08-19 10:16 open_in_new
Galway duo join Irish team off to 45th WorldSkills finals in Russia

Two Galway men are set to represent Ireland at the 45th WorldSkills Competition in Russia showcasing their talents in two very different fields.

Hotel management student Ruairí Grealish from the city and apprentice plumber Jack O’Donnell from Tiernea, Lettermore will be among 17 ...

2019-08-19 10:16 open_in_new
Objections are flooding in against mining licence

Opponents of mining in Connemara have inundated the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment with objections to plans to issue a prospecting licence in Ballyconneely and Roundstone.

The Exploration and Mining Division (EMD) of the Department has confirmed it has ...

2019-08-17 12:04 open_in_new
Mugger jailed for vicious attack

A mugger was jailed for four years – with the final year suspended – for his role in the assault and robbery of a man who had been trying to sell his iPhone on Done Deal.

Joe Mwangi (22), with a former address at An Lochan, Cluan Riocard, Headford Road, and more recently at Cluain ...

2019-08-17 12:04 open_in_new
Go ahead given for 200 new Oranmore homes

An Bord Pleanála has given the go ahead for the construction of more than 200 new homes in Oranmore, after ruling that previous concerns about the presence of a protected species of goose have been overcome.

Arlum Ltd, which is controlled by developer Padraic Rhatigan of JJ Rhatigan, ...

2019-08-17 12:04 open_in_new
Anglers target Fisheries Minister in trawl for votes

Trout and salmon anglers in North Connemara are planning to run a candidate to contest the next general election in Galway West.

The Independent candidate will run on a platform of protecting native salmonoids and a wider environmental agenda, including opposing mining and highlighting ...

2019-08-17 12:04 open_in_new
It’s a privilege to love your work!

In a voice that sounds like old china looks, the government minister blathers about Brexit on the radio; if I wasn’t driving I’d take advantage of his washed-out lifeless tone to send me off to Snoozeville.

Instead I talk out loud to him, like you do when nobody’s looking. Well ...

2019-08-16 09:49 open_in_new
Craughwell’s bank fees dwarf Ó Céidigh’s frugal meetings

Bradley Bytes – A Political Column with Dara Bradley

It’s not clear from Senator Gerard Craughwell’s statement of expenditure of Parliamentary Activities Allowance what bank the Salthill-native uses, but I’d humbly suggest he should consider switching.

In his list of ...

2019-08-16 08:46 open_in_new
95-year-old Claddagh hooker to be restored to former glory

Galway City Tribune – A project to restore the second last Claddagh hooker still in existence will be launched this weekend at the traditional Blessing of the Bay ceremony.

Named ‘The Loveen’, the 95-year-old gleoiteog will be completely stripped back before being refurbished and ...

2019-08-16 08:46 open_in_new
Structural flaw uncovered in city primary school

Galway City Tribune – Parents at a city primary school fear that its reopening may be delayed this coming term due to structural remediation works.

The Department of Education yesterday confirmed that it had identified structural flaws in 17 schools across the country, including ...

2019-08-16 08:46 open_in_new
‘All clear’ on tap water supply despite reports of sickness

Galway City Tribune – Irish Water has moved to reassure the public that the city’s water supply is safe to drink, despite several complaints about discolouration, taste and at least two people falling ill.

Residents in Shantalla and Knocknacarra have contacted the Galway City ...

2019-08-16 08:46 open_in_new
Work to start on Westside homeless ‘hubs’

Galway City Tribune – Ground preparation works will begin next week on land behind Westside Shopping Centre, ahead of the delivery of 15 modular housing ‘hubs’ for homeless families.

The units will be delivered to the site in September/October and the service – which will be ...

2019-08-16 08:46 open_in_new
Advice for landlords and tenants after RPZ expansion

The inclusion of two new Local Electoral Areas on Galway’s Rent Pressure Zones list brings to five the regions of the city and county now covered under a state scheme that caps rent increases for tenants to under four per cent a year. The expanded RPZs – to include the Local Electoral ...

2019-08-15 10:43 open_in_new
Male stand-ups to the fore for 14th Comedy Carnival

Bill Bailey, John Bishop, Ross Noble, Jason Byrne, Reginald D Hunter, Ardal O’Hanlon, Omid Djalili, Rich Hall and Shappi Khorsandi are among the headline acts at this year’s Vodafone Comedy Carnival, which will take place in Galway in October. The popular satirical news site Waterford ...

2019-08-15 10:43 open_in_new
Valuable legacy as Steve departs Portumna Workhouse

The key to understanding the way things are today is to look at how we got here. That’s the message of the outgoing General Manager of the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna, Steve Dolan, who has produced 12 new local heritage booklets – six of which focus on the towns of East and South ...

2019-08-15 10:43 open_in_new
New VW Amarok has the power to pull many kinds of heavy loads

Pulling power and off-road capabilities are just a couple of characteristics that buyers go for when choosing a pickup. More want the macho look and Volkswagen’s Amarok is just such a vehicle whether you are in the market for a charger for the building site or the farm or, just getting active ...

2019-08-15 10:43 open_in_new
Family home could make an investment

O’Donnellan and Joyce are handling the sale of a lovely five-bed detached family residence in Newcastle – which could also make an ideal investment opportunity given its proximity to NUI Galway and UHG. 15 Sylvan Avenue in Fairlands Park was built in the 1970s by O’Malley Construction ...

2019-08-15 10:43 open_in_new
Proposals on TB will hit farmers ‘in pocket’

PROPOSALS for a new TB eradication regime with increased controls and costs to farmers will be strongly opposed by the IFA, according to Galway IFA Animal Health Chairman, Stephen Canavan. The proposals – put forward by the TB Forum made up of representatives from different sectors – are ...

2019-08-15 10:43 open_in_new
Farmers fighting for their future in beef talks

Local farmers are anxiously awaiting the outcome of the beef talks, which are said to be at a ‘sensitive stage’.

The wider membership of the Beef Plan Movement has yet to be told ‘what’s on the table’, following marathon talks, which lasted 13 hours last ...

2019-08-15 09:40 open_in_new