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Councillors settle ‘scumbag’ defamation action in court

A defamation action, brought by one city councillor against another, was settled out of court this evening at Galway Circuit Civil Court. The action was brought by Cllr Padraig Conneely (Fine Gael) against Cllr Michael...

Man remanded in custody on city arson charge

A man has been remanded in custody, charged with arson at a house in the city last weekend. 40-year-old Thomas McGinley from 118 Claremont Park, Rahoon, was arrested last Sunday, following a house fire at...

Six years’ jail for burglary with hatchet and hunting knife

A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to six years in prison for an aggravated burglary at a house in the city during which he and his underage accomplice were armed with a hunting knife...

New car sales slump and imports surge in Galway

Sales of new cars in the first half of the year are down more than 15% in Galway. However, sales of secondhand imports are motoring ahead are up by more than one-third, as buyers look...

Firefighters threaten to go on stress leave

The Galway Fire and Rescue Service is facing chaos with up to a dozen part-time firefighters threatening to go out sick on stress leave due to an ongoing row over holidays and overtime. A firefighter...

Bohermore hotel development scaled back after Council concerns

Extensive revisions have been drawn up to plans for a large hotel on the site of the former Shannon Dry Cleaners in Bohermore – including a reduction in the number of bedrooms – after...

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