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Fears over razor-sharp pooper-scoopers in Salthill

The worst of the pooper -scooper dispensers on the Salthill Promenade are being replaced following their deterioration due to rust. Some of the metal dispensers are in worse conditions than others ,depending on their location and proximity to sea salty sprays which cause them to rust. One lady visitor to the city cut her hand…

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Money promised to tackle Ballyloughane pollution

Irish Water has given assurances it will finance works to tackle the serious pollution crux at Ballyloughane beach.. The water authority, at a meeting this week, agreed to fund remedial works at Ballyloughane Beach – once the source of contamination has been identified. Irish Water and Galway City Council are intensifying their testing and research…

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Garda crackdown on Galway Races prostitution

Plainclothes Gardaí will be targeting prostitution throughout Galway during the Races, with up to 80 hookers expected to be working here during the week. At the moment, more than 60 professional ‘escorts’ in Salthill, Terryland and the city centre are openly advertising their services online, while up to 20 more will be arriving here in…

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Half of all stray dogs in Galway City being put down

Galway City is no place to be a stray dog – almost half of those seized by the City Council are put down. But homeless mutts stand a much better chance of survival – and the possibility of being placed in a new home – if they are picked up in the county area. Of…

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Delight for Galway family as stolen dog makes her escape

by Francis Kennedy When Valentine Fleury – a Belgian student visiting Galway – met a friendly little dog while out for a walk near Athenry on Sunday last, she had no idea of the murky underworld of dog-stealing that she had stumbled upon. She took the little dog to her host’s house and a few…

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Galway GAA wants no more winners hanging out car windows

Galway GAA has warned clubs to ban players ‘hanging out of car windows’ with trophies during celebration cavalcades after finals. The Association’s Health and Wellbeing committee has warned that unless the ‘dangerous’ practice is stopped, it will cancel all cavalcade homecomings in the city and county. The local GAA insist it’s not being a ‘party…

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Galway County Councillors’ cars clamped during meeting at NUIG

Newly elected members of Galway County Council got something of a shock when they found that their cars were clamped after attending a five hour long meeting of the local authority. And even a former Mayor of County Council did not escape the wrath of clampers – despite all concerned displaying permits allowing them to…

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Knock to consider running flights from Galway Airport

A radical proposal has been put forward for the resumption of flights in and out of the closed Galway Airport – by the rival Knock Airport. Management at the Mayo facility said yesterday that they were willing to enter discussions with the owners of Galway Airport about the possibility. Passenger services were discontinued at Galway…

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50 staff back to work as city centre hotel reopens

All 50 employees at the four star House Hotel are set to return to work this week when the city centre hotel re-opens. The premises has been given a complete re-fit after it was gutted by the previous owner and is set to re-open its doors on Friday . General Manager Margaret Jenkins told the…

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