Fire crews tackle Connemara gorse fires overnight

Fire crews in Connemara were kept busy throughout the night as they tackled serious gorse fires in Baile na hAbhann. Several units of the fire service responded to calls early yesterday evening and spent over...

Cllr lashes out at colleagues claiming headlines for work of others

Opportunist politicians, who claim credit for securing money for projects they had nothing to do with have been branded “thieves”. Sinn Féin County Councillor, Dermot Connolly blasted Oireachtas members for issuing statements claiming credit for...

€40k grant for rundown homes could help housing crisis

Serious inroads could be made into the housing waiting list in both Galway city and county if only a fraction of the vacant properties were refurbished to liveable standards. Under the Government’s Repair and Lease...

Electronic sign drives down speeds in village

A relatively simple initiative to slow traffic going through an East Galway village could have the effect of saving lives or preventing serious injury occurring. The electronic sign, which has been erected in the village...

€200k compensation to get flood families to move

Dozens of householders in County Galway, whose properties were flooded during the disastrous winter of 2009 and again last year, could get funding of up to €200,000 to relocate from their current homes. But such...

Concerns over plan for supermarket carpark

A number of submissions have been received on plans for a new private car park in Tuam town. Joseph O'Toole of Supervalu has applied for permission to install a temporary staff car park with 135...


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