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Opposition mounts to plans for demolition of Westwood

Residents against the development of student accommodation on the site of the Westwood Hotel are to meet with developers this week. The Newcastle hotel changed hands in February, with UK-based Ziggurat Student Investment Fund buying...

Expansion of bike scheme stalls due to action over locking mechanisms

The expansion of Galway City’s public bike scheme has stalled because of a High Court action over the use of a locking mechanism. French company Tracetel has initiated High Court proceedings against the National Transport...

Council accused of putting lives at risk by failing to act on water safety...

The long-awaited safety audit of Galway City’s waterways has been completed by Irish Water Safety, but its findings have not yet been made public by the local authority. The Council has come under criticism for...

Minister sets up task force for city’s infrastructure

A strategic action group comprised of government officials and senior council representatives is to be tasked with planning and delivering major infrastructure projects for Galway, such as Parkmore traffic relief, the Docks regeneration and...

Suicidal teen rescued from Corrib then turned away by UHG

An 18-year-old girl who was rescued from the River Corrib following a suicide attempt, was then turned away from the Emergency Department at UHG. Dripping wet from the attempted drowning at Wolfe Tone Bridge, she...

Galway Harbour to welcome 8,000 from cruise ships this season

Galway is set for a major tourism boost the Summer when more than 8,000 passengers and crew arrive at Galway Port on seven separate cruise ships. While the first ship is due in this morning...

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