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The housing estates the Council 'forgot'

These are the city housing estates that time – and Galway City Council – forgot. Aughnacurra in Dangan and Mount Pleasant Drive, Shantalla are among the city estates that have been waiting several decades to be ‘taken in charge’ by the local authority. Residents in Mount Pleasant Drive applied in the 1970s…

Derelict homes have potential to ease waiting list, TD claims

The Government has been urged to allocate some of the €300m social housing funding announced last week towards renovating derelict private homes and renting them from their owners. It’s a move that could take people off the waiting lists for local authority housing much more quickly than building new houses, Galway…

Councillor claims Gardai are 'revenue collectors'

The issuing of 5,000 speeding tickets by city gardaí last year showed that the force was a revenue collector, targeting many motorists who were largely law-abiding. Cllr Padraig Conneely said during his recent visits to court to face charges of illegal parking, he had witnessed many motorists hauled before the judge…

Galway student studies impact of marine litter on wildlife

Marine litter has become a major issue that cannot be ignored, according to Galway PhD student Heidi Acampora who is researching the effects of marine litter on the health of the ocean. Based in GMIT, Ms Acampora carries out her research on sea birds. She says European regulations such as the…

UHG now the ‘worst in country’ for waiting list

Galway’s public health service stands accused of ‘fiddling figures’ in order to portray that there are fewer sick people languishing on waiting lists. It has been confirmed that the number of people on inpatients’ waiting lists at University Hospital Galway (UHG) has spiralled by 7,000 within a year. In 2013, regional health…

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The housing estates the Council 'forgot'

These are the city housing estates that time – and Galway City Council – forgot. Aughnacurra in Dangan and Mount Pleasant…

Derelict homes have potential to ease waiting list, TD claims

The Government has been urged to allocate some of the €300m social housing funding announced last week towards renovating derelict…

Councillor claims Gardai are 'revenue collectors'

The issuing of 5,000 speeding tickets by city gardaí last year showed that the force was a revenue collector, targeting…

Galway student studies impact of marine litter on wildlife

Marine litter has become a major issue that cannot be ignored, according to Galway PhD student Heidi Acampora who is…

Sport

Arch rivals Portumna and St. Thomas’ are drawn in the…

GALWAY’S last two All-Ireland club champions – Portumna and St.…

Galway team manager Cunningham bemoans lack of composure late on

GALWAY manager Anthony Cunningham acknowledged his forward unit must improve…

Irish indoor titles for Breathnach, Farrell and Burke in Athlone

THREE Galway athletes came up trumps at the National Senior…

Business

Large selection of Galway properties to go for auction

O’Donnellan & Joyce Auctioneers are gearing up for their first auction of the year, which takes place next week (March 6th). Properties on offer include: 16…

Government’s mortgage plan is a ‘failure’

The Government’s ‘mortgage-to-rent’ scheme has been branded a failure, after it was revealed that just one such property have been purchased in Galway. City councillor Mairéad…

Lifestyle & Ents

Music initiative has kids tuned into the delights of melody

A pilot scheme likely to be a first in the…

Galway Bay FM raises €175,000, and counting, in Radiothon

The Galway Bay FM Radiothon which ran throughout the day…

Win tickets to exclusive Jameson craft event at the Connacht…

For your chance to win tickets to #JamesonCraftSeries event in…

Lisa Lambe to showcase debut album at Druid

Singer and actress Lisa Lambe will play Druid’s Mick Lally…

Farming

Don’t buy in bad Friesian bull calves

GALWAY farmers have been advised against buying in cheap Holstein Friesian bull calves that could ‘clog up’ the beef market…

Illegal dumping on North Galway lands is costing farmers dearly

Farmers in North Galway are counting the cost of illegal dumping of household waste on their lands – it is…

Opinion

Setting record straight on Killimor’s win in 1884

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon A Killimor historian has hit out…

Sick to blame for hospital woes say well-paid gurus

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara…

Spring is best time to write something new!

Double Vision with Charlie Adley As spring spreads across the land,…

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A decision on the future usage of Galway Airport should be made in the early months of next year whe…

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Nicola strikes right note

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Conference hears of medical breakthrough

A major conference on neurodegenerative diseases in Galway last week has been hailed a huge success …

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Galway Bay FM raises €175,000, and counting, in Radiothon

The Galway Bay FM Radiothon which ran throughout the day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last raise…

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Minister won’t give fish farm timescale

Marine Minister Simon Coveney has refused to outline any timescale for a decision on the controversi…

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EPA finds high standard of water quality in west

The Environmental Protection Agency has revealed a 90 per cent compliance rate with the phosphorus E…

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The housing estates the Council 'forgot'

These are the city housing estates that time – and Galway City Council – forgot. Aughnacurra in D…

Read more

Derelict homes have potential to ease waiting list, TD claims

The Government has been urged to allocate some of the €300m social housing funding announced last we…

Read more

Councillor claims Gardai are 'revenue collectors'

The issuing of 5,000 speeding tickets by city gardaí last year showed that the force was a revenue c…

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