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Organised beggars operating a ‘little industry’, judge says

Eleven men and one woman – all with Dublin addresses – were brought before Galway District Court this week charged with obstructing the passage of pedestrians or vehicles while begging at various locations around...

‘Supermac’ praises CCTV in fight against bogus compo claims

An ever-growing ‘compo-culture’ in Ireland is threatening every sector of society from young drivers, business-owners and even local authorities. That’s according to Supermac’s Managing Director, Pat McDonagh, who said that insurance premiums are rocketing across...

Increase in breaches of barring orders in Galway

A 55% jump in the number of barring orders breached were recorded in the first ten months of this year. Statistics presented by Galway’s most senior Garda, Chief Superintendent Tom Curley, to a County Joint...

Language laws hinder bid to put Claregalway on the map

It’s a bit Irish, but language laws have stifled attempts to put Claregalway on the map! As Claregalway is in the Gaeltacht, its official title for the purposes of road signs is the Irish version,...

Weighty problem in schools

Childhood obesity is an epidemic in Galway’s classrooms, a Dáil committe has been told. Galway City primary school teacher Claire Heneghan, of Scoil Rois, Taylor’s Hill, revealed that larger uniform sizes are now the norm...

10 years’ jail for man who raped daughter

A Galway man who raped his daughter and threatened to kill her mother with a shotgun if she told anyone has been sentenced to just over ten years in prison. The 65-year-old man, who cannot...

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