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Up to 200 a day attended Emergency Dept over Christmas

It will be the end of the month before the next tranche of beds are opened in the new 75-bed unit due to the difficulty in recruiting staff – which will only further exacerbate...

2020: Galway moves on to next phase of preparations

Management of Galway’s European Capital of Culture project have moved to an ‘exhaustive’ process of preparing the city and county for 2020. City Chief Executive Brendan McGrath said the designation is of such importance to...

Councillors open up units on city centre streets to food outlets

Councillors have voted to allow the use of retail units on the city centre’s main shopping streets as food outlets – despite warnings from the Council’s Chief Executive it could turn Galway into “another...

New powerlines may have to be dug up for outer bypass

There are concerns new power line cables and poles that were installed in Bearna this week will have to be dug up again in a few years because they are located along the footprint of...

Delay in rolling out rent controls in Galway slammed as ‘clumsy’

The delay in rolling out the new rent control legislation measures for cities like Galway could end up ‘severely worsening’ the situation for many tenants, a city councillor has warned. Labour councillor, Niall McNelis, said...

Alcoholics need to have mental health issues to get HSE help

People with alcohol problems in Galway will now also have to present with a mental health issue before they can access treatment under new Health Service Executive guidelines for the west. Sinn Féin Senator Trevor...

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