Nothing less than a new hospital will do

The west’s two most senior health managers have publicly backed a vision to build a new public hospital in Galway. Head honchos from Saolta Hospital Group confirmed to a Dáil Committee that there is an...

Galway crime figures come tumbling down

Crime levels across the county have fallen by one-third on last year – with major drops across all categories except breaches of barring orders and sexual assaults. Burglaries were down 44% to 217 for the...

Tourism chiefs reveal blueprint to build on boom

TOURISM chiefs have revealed their strategy to increase revenue and visitor numbers in the west next year – extend the season and steer more tourists off the beaten track. That’s what Fáilte Ireland will focus on,...

Galway tribute to a musical pioneer

A host of Galway’s finest musicians are coming together to honour one of their own – a musical pioneer who sadly passed away just a year ago. Mike Arrigan played in a host of bands...

Athenry shows its support for Apple

Athenry is hoping its rally to show solidarity with Apple’s plans for a data centre in the town will bear fruit. A large crowd – estimated at between 2,000 and 3,000 – marched in support...

Lady Go-Go gets back on all four legs

The plight of a three-legged goat has inspired a Parisian paediatric prosthetist to create an artificial leg for the household pet of a Connemara hostel. Lady Go-Go, who was purchased at a Maam Cross fair,...


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