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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...

M6 motorway closed after truck overturns

The M6 motorway has been closed in both directions since lunchtime, after a truck overturned and shed its load across the carriageways. The accident happened between the Ballinasloe and Athlone exit and it is understood...

Notre Dame defends talk on Tuam ‘holocaust hoax’

The University of Notre Dame in the US has defended its decision to host a talk by Irish journalist John Waters on the Tuam Mother and Baby Home. The writer faced a backlash this week...

Galway-trained milliner takes Asia shows by storm

A former GMIT textiles student has been hailed internationally for her millinery creativity with no less than two fashion shows in Asia in the space of a year. The protégé of Ahascragh milliner to the...


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