Garda chief hopes for Dog Support Unit in Galway

A business case has to be made to Garda headquarters for a new Dog Support Unit for use in drug detection in Galway. Chief Superintendent Tom Curley confirmed this week that he is ‘actively pursuing’...

Policing forum chair lashes absentees

The new chair of the County Galway Joint Policing Committee has said the forum is not being treated with the respect it deserves, after fewer than half of its members turned up for a...

Council cracks down on billboards for shows and festivals

Festivals and agricultural shows across the county could be jeopardised by stringent rules on signs and posters erected to promote these events. Galway County Council has introduced regulations, making it more difficult for local community...

Over 55s penalised on community schemes

The Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection is discriminating against older people – by proposing to limit the number of years the over 55’s can participate on a Community Employment Scheme. That’s according to...

Garda chief to tackle Ballinasloe street drinking

The chief of the Galway Garda Division has said he will look at complaints of drinking on the main streets in Ballinasloe, but it would have “huge resource implications”. Councillor Aidan Donohue told a meeting...

Gas supply returns to normal for Galway

Gas Networks Ireland has restored supply to all areas in Galway which were affected by the safety warning about odourless gas. Meanwhile, the energy safety regulator has announced a full investigation will be undertaken into...


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