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Senator poses ‘awkward’ questions on 2020 spending

Galway’s year-long designation as Capital of Culture in 2020 could turn into another ‘arthouse cinema debacle’ without proper checks and balances being put in place, a senator has cautioned. Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has again warned...

Pucking walls plan a boost for young hurlers

A plan to build three hurling walls locally, could help to supply more city-based intercounty hurlers to the county’s flagship teams. Funding was set aside in the City Council budget for 2017 to go towards...

No masterplan in the pipeline for Woodquay green area

Calls to have a ‘masterplan’ drawn up for the area known as the ‘Plots’ in Woodquay have been knocked back. However, the executive of Galway City Council has agreed to include the Plots in its...

Lucky syndicate scoops €67k from rugby and football bets

A lucky group of Galway punters have got their new year off to the perfect start, by winning over €67,000 from a €45 bet. The nine-man syndicate, based out of Crowes Bar in Bohermore, placed...

Mayor calls for heads to roll after 25-hour A&E nightmare

The Mayor of Galway has called on senior management of University Hospital Galway (UHG) to resign immediately following a nightmare experience in the Emergency Department over Christmas. He believes the entire hospital needs to be...

City has potential for €10 million conventions windfall

Convention business in the city could increase by at least threefold – potentially delivering a €10m annual tourism windfall – with the setting up of a dedicated and staffed bureau, it was claimed this...

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