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Testing new scrambler bike led to death of 20-year-old man

A 20 years old man died instantly when the scrambler bike he was using – which had no brakes or lights – crashed into metal cabling in the grounds of NUIG last summer, an...

Burglar with 99 convictions ransacked house as mother and child slept

A burglar used a child’s schoolbag to carry a laptop away from a house he had just ransacked while the child and its mother slept upstairs. John Mongan (31), of 24 Gaelcarrig Park, Newcastle, had...

New bid to build Bushypark Pastoral Centre

Scaled-back plans for new pastoral centre, as well as an overhaul of Bushypark church, have been submitted to Galway City Council. Similar plans – which caused controversy among local residents – were approved by An...

Strong turnout at meeting on Traveller hardstand plans

There was a strong turnout at a public meeting held in Westside this afternoon to discuss plans to build a new hardstand in the area. Over 100 people attended the meeting at Westside Community Centre...

Call for ban on street braiding sparks avalanche of criticism

A Labour Party councillor has been accused of using “racial euphemisms” to “unfairly target” a handful of hair braiders on city streets. Former Social Democrats General Election candidate Niall Ó Tuathaill has called on Councillor...

Council chief says controversial bylaws will be ‘significantly different’

The head of Galway City Council has said the local authority does not intend to act like “Big Brother” by introducing the hugely controversial new bylaws for open spaces and beaches. And he has conceded...

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