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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...

Dáil committee probes €10.5m Knocknacarra land sale

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will investigate a possible loss to the taxpayer of up to €4 million on a Galway City Council property deal. Dáil Éireann’s spending watchdog will scrutinise the purchase of a...
Micheal Martin has endured a shower of complaints from former city councillor, Mary Leahy, about his lack of action on the crisis in the health service.

Nurses’ chief says Micheál Martin ‘hasn’t been seen since election’

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley As the Dublin and Cork-based media drool over Micheál Martin, and marvel at Fianna Fáil’s comeback, not everyone is pleased with the Corkman’s performance. She...
NUI Galway students and cast members of Of Mice and Men which will be staged during NUI Galway’s Theatre Week. From left, Kate O’Mahoney, Cathal Ryan, Shane McCormack, Ellen McBride, Robbie Walsh and Niamh Ní Fhlatharta.

Eclectic variety of drama as NUIG marks Theatre Week

NUI Galway’s Theatre Week returns to Galway City from Friday, February 20, to Wednesday, February 25, with a diverse programme that celebrates drama in many forms while showcasing the talents of NUIG students of...
James Farrell heads the ball on to the head of Cathal Fahy who nodded the ball past Corrib Rangers goalkeeper Gary Martin for Athenry's second goal in the Premier League match at Moanbaun. Photo: EIREFOTO

Coady hat-trick helps Devon to back-to-back league wins

By Mike Rafferty The opening months of the Western Hygiene Supplies Premier Division campaign provided lean picking for Salthill Devon as they propped up the table and collected just two points from their opening five...

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