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Big water protest for Galway on Saturday

A protest opposing water taxes is planned through Galway City on Saturday as part of countrywide day of action. Buoyed by the Government’s belated 20% tax relief for families to offset the cost of water in the Budget two weeks ago in the wake of the biggest public protest since the 1970s against taxes, campaigners…

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Residents ‘living in fear’ as council turns down security plan

Residents in the Glasán Student Village in Ballybane are living in fear of violence and intimidation, according to the management company there. Some students have been subjected to violence, while others have been victims of intimidation and threats. The operators of the village – which is 99% occupied under lease agreements with GMIT students –…

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Swim club exodus to leave Leisureland in deep water

Five local aquatic clubs have vowed not to return to Leisureland if the operators of the Galway City Council owned swimming pool ploughs ahead with increased charges. Two water polo clubs and three swimming clubs, collectively with as many as 700 members, have threatened to desert the facility if the executive of Leisureland implements planned…

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Arresting experience as Gardaí forced to evacuate station

A water pipe which burst during renovation work to the cells in Mill Street Garda Station caused the busy city centre garda headquarters to be evacuated for up to 24 hours. The ground floor of the barracks was flooded on Wednesday at 4pm when construction workers hit a mains. Due to health and safety reasons…

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Galway cars wrecked by ‘petrol-stretching’ scam

Thousands of euro worth of damage is being caused to cars each week in Galway because unsuspecting motorists have fallen foul of a ‘petrol-stretching’ scam carried out by unscrupulous retailers. Several cars have had up to €6,000 damage each caused to their engines in Galway in recent weeks because of the con. In the past…

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Tourism body’s ‘don’t swim in Salthill’ blunder

Salthill has what is probably Galway’s most popular beach for swimmers but the people paid to promote it have warned tourists not to swim there. Fáilte Ireland, the tourism board, in promotional material, has warned potential visitors to the resort that it is not suitable for swimming. In its online Discoverireland.ie website promoting Salthill, and…

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Hectic month for globetrotting Galway model

November will be a hectic month for a 23 years old Galway model who will be taking part in two different international events which will be televised live to millions across the world. Katherine Gannon from Rosscahill, outside Oughterard, who is the current Miss Ireland Galaxy, will be travelling to Fiji at the end of…

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Farmland prices plummet in Galway

The collapse in the beef industry has had a huge impact on the price of farmland in County Galway, it has been revealed. This time last year around €10,000 an acre was being paid for top quality farmland in the county but a leading auctioneer in land sales has told The Connacht Tribune that the price…

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Leisureland board’s quit threat over price hike

The board of Leisureland could resign ‘en masse’ if proposals to increase charges for clubs are rammed through by the executive, it was warned this week. The Chief Executive of Galway City Council, Brendan McGrath, has been advised that board members of Leisureland could resign if their concerns regarding increased charges continue to be ignored.…

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Sale of Royal Tara could pay for airport purchase

The four agreements under which Galway Corporation leased out Royal Tara China in Mervue, have been made public following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request. Three of the leases, which were each for 250 years, were signed in the 1950s. The fourth lease was signed in 1977. The leases have become of interest now that…

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