Five more years for €200m Galway Shopping Centre plan

The City Council has approved an extra five years to build the new €200 million ‘Liffey Valley’ development on the site of Galway Shopping Centre. The developers allayed fears from planners over potential flooding – claiming there is a 1 in 1,000 chance in each year of flooding, given the existing…

Call for patrols at Merlin Woods

Incidents of vandalism occurred in Merlin Woods last weekend, including damage to a new information board, which consists of a large map and a poster which outlines the wealth of wildlife that can be found in the popular woodland. According to a spokesperson from the Friends of Merlin Woods Group, the…

Taxi driver assaulted fare who skipped his car on rank

A 50-year-old taxi driver has been convicted of assaulting a man who walked past his taxi and got into another one further down the rank. Henry Egekwu, of 93 Sruthain, Mhuirlinne, Ballybane, had denied assaulting Morgan Curran, causing him harm at Eyre Square on November 11, 2013. Mr Curran told the hearing…

Proposals to revitalise Salthill with new festival

A festival to celebrate the humble mackerel, a fish close to the hearts of Galwegians, is among the ideas advanced at a meeting organised this week to rejuvenate Salthill. The Mackerel Festival would take place along the Promenade, probably in September when ‘the mackerel are in’. It could involve barbeques, music and…

Housing waiting list up 670 in one year

A dozen households in Galway City are being added to the local authority housing waiting list every single week, new figures show. According to the latest City Council waiting list, there are currently 4,411 households waiting for local authority housing. The figures show that 4,041 are on the list in the city,…

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City Councillors earn €460k in payments for one year

The taxpayer funded payments totalling almost €460,000 in expenses and allowances to city councillors during 2014. A total of 21 councillors…

Five more years for €200m Galway Shopping Centre plan

The City Council has approved an extra five years to build the new €200 million ‘Liffey Valley’ development on the…

Call for patrols at Merlin Woods

Incidents of vandalism occurred in Merlin Woods last weekend, including damage to a new information board, which consists of a…

Taxi driver assaulted fare who skipped his car on rank

A 50-year-old taxi driver has been convicted of assaulting a man who walked past his taxi and got into another…

Sport

Injury-hit Connacht face must win league clash against Glasgow Warriors

THIS Saturday at 1:05pm (the kick off time is dictated…

Salthill Devon hold nerve in Byrne Cup shoot-out drama

CORRIB RANGERS 0 SALTHILL DEVON 0 (After extra time - Salthill won…

Galway club relay teams in action

GALWAY City Harriers and Craughwell AC fielded strong teams at…

Business

Shannon’s summer season

Summer at Shannon has officially kicked in with the airport looking forward to a bumper season again this year – in all the airport will…

Auction prices for family homes were ‘way below’ sellers’ expectations

New Central Bank requirements for a 20% deposit appear to be having a significant ‘cooling’ effect on residential sales in Galway. The rule – which does…

Lifestyle & Ents

ConTempo series celebrates Beethoven’s unique genius

“Beethoven is a monumental composer, and it’s every musicians’ duty…

Nuns who helped to shape face of Galway

Lifestyle - Judy Murphy meets members of the Presentation Order…

Dick Valentine hits the road with acoustic show

Best known as the lead singer of Electric Six, Dick…

The Young Folk for Kelly’s Loft

The Young Folk will be playing songs from their first…

Farming

New spray rules will be the law next year

FARMERS have been advised to make themselves aware of new rules and regulations that apply to spraying from the start…

IFA to meet with Paschal Donohoe on Greenway crux

LOCAL IFA leaders are to meet with Transport Minister, Pascal Donohoe over the next couple of weeks to outline concerns…

Opinion

Diddle-idle-day-ro outshines cranks at people’s debate

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara…

Too many choices drive this simple man crazy!

Double Vision with Charlie Adley “I’m off to the shop lads.…

Time to get behind Galway and cut them some slack

Inside Track with John McIntyre WHEN a team is struggling and…

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City Councillors earn €460k in payments for one year

The taxpayer funded payments totalling almost €460,000 in expenses and allowances to city councillor…

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Five more years for €200m Galway Shopping Centre plan

The City Council has approved an extra five years to build the new €200 million ‘Liffey Valley’ deve…

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Call for patrols at Merlin Woods

Incidents of vandalism occurred in Merlin Woods last weekend, including damage to a new information …

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