Government poised to water down charge to ‘flat fee’

A Galway backbencher has signalled a Government climb-down on water charges  – saying that charging on the basis of usage could be shelved for several years. Galway West TD, Brian Walsh, has indicated that Government will instead ask homeowners to pay a ‘flat-fee’ for water, at a ‘reasonable rate’, for two…

Pull it down: Minister on UHG Emergency Dept

HEALTH Minister Leo Varadkar has put it on the Dáil record that the solution to the overcrowding problem at the Emergency Department of University Hospital Galway is ‘a rebuild’. Minister Veradkar, in reply to a question from Galway West Labour TD Derek Nolan, said that recent steps put in place to…

Halloween horror as GSPCA warn animals being attacked

City cats, dogs, kittens and puppies are under attack this Halloween from fireworks thrown by delinquent children, it has been claimed. The Galway Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, GSPCA, said Galway resembles a ‘war-zone’ in the lead up to Halloween with noise from fireworks scaring family pets. The organisation has…

Salthill man hopes to make hay with labour of love game

On the day he celebrated his 30th birthday, Salthill computer games developer JP Vaughan had an even bigger milestone to feel proud about. It was the day his first game, Hay Ewe, hit the global market on the App Store. Living in a cabin at the back of his parent’s house, slogging…

Fears for Portiuncula Hospital as consultancy unfilled

Fears have been expressed of a ‘downgrading by default’ at Portiuncula Hospital, after the HSE failed to fill a consultant’s post after a vacancy of more than a year-and-a-half. Independent Deputy Denis Naughten told said a decision in recent months by a consultant geriatrician not to take up the post “does…

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Government poised to water down charge to ‘flat fee’

A Galway backbencher has signalled a Government climb-down on water charges  – saying that charging on the basis of usage…

Pull it down: Minister on UHG Emergency Dept

HEALTH Minister Leo Varadkar has put it on the Dáil record that the solution to the overcrowding problem at the…

Halloween horror as GSPCA warn animals being attacked

City cats, dogs, kittens and puppies are under attack this Halloween from fireworks thrown by delinquent children, it has been…

Salthill man hopes to make hay with labour of love…

On the day he celebrated his 30th birthday, Salthill computer games developer JP Vaughan had an even bigger milestone to…

Sport

Five Connacht players called up to Irish squad for upcoming…

CONNACHT rugby has received a ringing endorsement of what they…

Majestic Corofin blow final first-timers away in retaining Galway crown

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Galway FC eager to drive home advantage in second leg…

GALWAY FC take a two goal advantage to Tolka Park…

Business

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Unique family home in sought-after Bushypark on mature one-acre site

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Lifestyle & Ents

Winter Swimming with Tony Trundle

Songwriter and fiddle player Tony Trundle will launch his latest…

New poetry collections on shelves for Autumn

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Welcome return of Jack Clemons

Jake Clemons, a touring member of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band,…

Novel Galway city business venture is great sport

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy meets the men behind a 'sports…

Farming

Good Budget but a worry over GLAS ‘slow start’

FARM leaders in Galway have given a guarded welcome to Budget 2015, but concerns have been expressed that no GLAS…

DAS payments cleared for Aughty commonage

CLOSE on 50 commonage farmers in the Slieve Aughty area of South Galway have had their Disadvantaged Areas Scheme -…

Opinion

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Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon When the Galway Sport Stars Committee…

Despite my moaning, I love living here in the west

Double Vision with Charlie Adley Hi Charlie! I’d like to introduce…

Malcolm is still lovin’ McDonald’s 24 years on

City Lives - Denise McNamara meets Malcolm McConkey who brought…

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Government poised to water down charge to ‘flat fee’

A Galway backbencher has signalled a Government climb-down on water charges  – saying that charging …

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Pull it down: Minister on UHG Emergency Dept

HEALTH Minister Leo Varadkar has put it on the Dáil record that the solution to the overcrowding pro…

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