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Good Samaritan to pay €10,000 college fees for students

A Good Samaritan in Galway city has donated €10,000 towards the provision of third level education for members of a refugee family. The family have been living in a city centre hostel for the past six years and do not have the funds to access college education for their children. But now an anonymous city…

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Warning to pet owners after spate of animal thefts

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Galway SPCA is urging dog owners in the city to remain vigilant after a spate of pets being stolen or disappearing in recent days. Distraught dog owners have reported their pets missing in areas including Ballybane, Doughiska, Tuam, Knocknacarra, Gort, Athenry and Ardrahan, and it marks a trend in recent years of dogs disappearing at…

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Water shortage fears as levels drop

There are fears that Galway City could be facing into a shortage of drinking water, despite spells of heavy rain in recent days, the Galway City Tribune has learned. Already, Irish Water is in the process of arranging an emergency supply from the county in an effort to avoid yet another water crisis. And the…

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Royal Tara sale to fund purchase of city airport

The development of Royal Tara China in Mervue is back on the agenda as Galway City Council plans to relinquish its interest in the property in return for half a million Euros. The Galway City Tribune can reveal the local authority is planning to dispose of its freehold interest in the historic building and site,…

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Galway suffers closure of more than 300 pubs

Galway has lost more than 300 pubs across the county, according to new figures released this week. There was once 800 pubs across the county – but that’s now down to 489, according to a new report carried out by DCU Business School economist Tony Foley. And one publican and County Councillor has laid the…

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Galway village’s gold rush!

The filming of a €1.8million television drama series is pumping new life into one Galway village where a renovated but unopened hotel has been taken over by the cast and crew. On Tuesday, the cast and crew are on set for day seven of a seven-week shoot on the specially built set on the grounds…

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Weather scuppers Galway city’s cruise bonanza

The refusal by the captain of the luxury cruise ship Crystal Symphony to allow up to 1,500 passengers and crew come ashore in Galway yesterday because of poor weather has been branded a “disaster”. Following a test run of a tender boat from the ship into the port, the captain decided it would be unsafe…

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GMIT students warned of short-cut attack danger

The Students Union at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is concerned about night-time attacks on its members using a short-cut to get home to their accommodation. SU President, Sam O’Neill, has called on the authorities to provide lighting at the laneway beside the Merlin Bar along the old Dublin Road. Mr O’Neill claims students…

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Galway heroin dealer tried to swallow bags

Gardaí called to a city hostel, to remove a heroin dealer from the premises, had to intervene when he tried to swallow the bag containing the drugs, Galway District Court has heard. In imposing a six-month sentence on the Lithuanian national, Judge Gráinne O’Neill had considered the suggestion that the defendant be given a suspended…

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