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Disease forces felling of famous Coole Park trees

A line of Monterey cypress trees at Coole Park are to be felled next week for safety reasons following a recent inspection which showed they were diseased. Many who enjoy walking in Coole Park will be familiar with the trees which provide a shaded walk and were planted in the early thirties. The decision to…

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Bus pass fiasco may leave Galway pupils in the lurch

Delays in issuing annual bus passes has caused widespread anxiety among students and parents across Galway ahead of the new school term, which starts this week. Local families fear a repeat of the ‘fiasco’ that occurred last September when many teenagers were waiting a month and a half before their bus passes were issued. Bus…

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Lidl plan for Knocknacarra rejected

The Planning Appeals Board has overruled one of its own inspectors, and refused permission for a controversial Lidl supermarket and off-licence in Knocknacarra. The Board voted 3:2 in favour of rejecting their inspector’s recommendation. They said there should be a mix of uses in the neighbourhood centre (for which the site is earmarked in the…

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Inspectors from multinationals eye up Galway

Thirteen potential multinational investors visited Galway in the first six months of this year with a view to setting up base here. It suggests the number of potential international employers visiting the city and county this year will far surpass the numbers who visited here last year. Jobs Minister Richard Bruton confirmed that decision makers…

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Motorists avoiding toll on Galway-Ballinasloe motorway

Two thirds of motorists using the motorway between Galway and Ballinasloe are still veering off to avoid the toll plaza in Cappataggle. It is understood that heavy vehicles in particular are avoiding the toll plaza because they are obviously being charged much more than private vehicles. The AA is totally opposed to toll charges on…

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‘Quiet Man’ cottage needs State protection

Galway County Council will be formally reviewing a submission to include the Quiet Man cottage to the Record of Protected Structures to prevent it falling into further disrepair. An international campaign has been instrumental in bringing the worsening condition of the original cottage used in the filming of John Ford’s iconic movie, The Quiet Man,…

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Applegreen to create 20 jobs in Galway filling station

Site clearance work has begun on the site of the new Applegreen filling station on the Tuam Road, which is expected to open in the New Year. It is believed that about 20 full and part-time jobs will be created by the new station, while the arrival of the chain to the market here is…

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Salthill pharmacy ordered to remove ‘loud’ signage

Galway City Council has ordered the removal of lighting and “bold” pink and green colours from the front of Care Pharmacy in Lower Salthill. Owner Noel Forde had sought permission to retain the signage with integrated lighting and the corporate pink and green colour scheme and graphics. However, planners expressed serious concerns about the signage…

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Galway planners order painting of ‘grim’ boundary wall

Planners have given the owners of the former Connacht Laundry site in ‘the West’ two months to paint a new boundary wall and to erect three sections of trellis. Galway City Council has approved the retention of the wall to the rear of St John’s Terrace until 2019, despite concerns from local residents who described…

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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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