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Carjacker in high-speed chase with Gardaí

A carjacker drove ‘like a lunatic’ to get away from Gardaí, while roaring “drive it like you stole it” at the terrified owner, who had been assaulted and bundled into the back seat of...

Residents keep horses inside Council homes

A number of local authority tenant families were making life “a living nightmare” in a housing estate in Gort as the Gardaí and council officials sat idly by, it was claimed. Cllr Gerry Finnerty (FF)...

Portiuncula Hospital’s big spend on agency staff

The cost of hiring agency staff at Portiuncula reached “crazy” levels with €28 million spent over the past five years. And the bill for hiring temporary workers for the Ballinasloe hospital has increased eightfold since...

Residents fight plan to abandon ancient art for modern fencing

Galway’s stone walls were made famous in the Saw Doctor’s 1990s hit N17 but they may be about to disappear from another major road in the south of the county. A group of concerned citizens...

An Taisce sees only positives in one local authority for Galway

The decline of rural Galway – underlined by closures of post offices, Garda stations and shops – could be halted if the amalgamation of the City and County Councils take place. This is the view...

Retired Galway couple’s Ethiopian school mission

A retired Galway couple were so enthused by their success in getting a kindergarten classroom built in Ethiopia through public donations that they are to hit city streets again this Saturday with a feast...


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