Galway towns waiting over double approved ambulance times

Ambulance waiting times across the county are hitting an average of 20 minutes – over double what they should be. That’s according to the latest figures from a HSE commissioned report. Oughterard, Headford, Tuam, Ballinrobe, Gort,...

Galway soap star’s cat stars in his own drama!

By Margaret Langevin A clever Galway cat who went missing for a month had managed to hitchhike his way across the county – and ended up living the life 40 kilometres from home. It could be...

Rates break could trigger Galway retail revival

Galway County Council is leading an initiative so that the many vacant business premises in towns and villages can be occupied – they are proposing a ‘rates holiday’. It is proposed that those who lease...

Wee problem at new walk to mark first transatlantic flight

The state may have invested €1.2m to mark the site of the historic first ever transatlantic crossing – but spending a penny is a different matter entirely for Galway County Council. So visitors to the...

Focused on putting history in the frame

There are few events in Galway from the 1960s onwards where Stan Shields, the former Chief Photographer for the Connacht Tribune Group, could not be spotted at – his camera in hand, ready to capture...

Report will recommend Portiuncula downgrade

A shock draft report has recommended that Ballinasloe’s 24-hour Emergency Department should close overnight. And the leaked Saolta Hospital Group report suggests Portiuncula Hospital be downgraded to a ‘Type B Local Emergency Unit’. This would relegate...


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