UHG surgeons introduce new technique for heart patients

Surgeons at UHG have introduced a new technique which aims to improve outcomes for patients undergoing bypass surgery Dr Alan Soo and his team have introduced a new method for harvesting veins from a patient's...

Planned strike action at Tesco Ballinasloe called off

Strike action planned at Tesco stores nationwide, including in Ballinasloe, has been suspended pending discussion at the Labour Court. The Ballinasloe outlet is one of five Tesco stores in the city and county and was...

Bog walk to highlight illegal dumping problem

A bog walk will take place in Abbeyknockmoy this weekend in a bid to highlight the level of illegal dumping in the area. The walk is being organised by group of local residents who are...

False Widow spider turns up in Oranmore bathroom

The country’s most venomous species of spider – which delivers a nasty bite like a bee sting – has made a reappearance in Galway. Hypnotherapist Dudley Hayden – whose range of clients ironically includes people...

Plan for ill-fated Galway Bay salmon farm cost €525k

A State agency poured more than half-a-million euro into a planning application for a licence for the ill-fated fish farm in Galway Bay. Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) has come under fire for the “outrageous” spend...

Land for sale – with no access

Galway County Council have been charged with the daunting task of trying to sell plots of land – with no access. The lands are located along the M6 motorway between Ballinasloe and Galway city, and...


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