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Beach bully faces prison for assault on boy (14)

A man who attacked a 14-year-old boy in Blackrock last summer was identified thanks to a public service card that he had dropped at the scene, Galway District Court has heard. Judge John King was...

GMIT seeks an extra five years to build sports hall

Cash-strapped GMIT has sought an extra five years to build a multi-purpose sports hall beside its existing playing fields on the Dublin Road. In 2013, the college was granted permission to develop the 1.8-acre site...

‘Shoe box’ housing not in pipeline for Ardaun

Increased housing density in the planned new town of Ardaun is not a charter for ‘shoe box’ housing, the City Council’s Chief Executive has insisted. Brendan McGrath rejected a suggestion that increasing the number of...

2020 will ‘end in tears’, warns former mayor

Galway’s designation as European Capital of Culture in 2020, “will end in tears”, a former city mayor has predicted. City Councillor Pádraig Conneely (FG), chairman of the influential Arts and Culture Strategic Policy Committee, said...

IDA finally opens up €36m industrial site currently used for grazing

The IDA is finally making moves to open up a parcel of land in between Oranmore and Athenry, to pave the way for a multi-national to set-up in the area. After the disappointing saga of...

Addiction counsellor’s concerns over alcohol sales at Ed Sheeran gig

Galway City Tribune - Serious concerns have been expressed this week about health and safety issues for young people attending the Ed Sheeran concerts in Pearse Stadium next month following the court decision to...

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