Drug squad in Galway is reduced by a quarter

The strength of the Garda drug squad in Galway has reduced by a quarter in two years, new official figures confirm. The Galway Garda Division Drugs Unit had eight people working in it this year,...

No escaping local authority neighbours from hell

Galway County Council have been urged to adopt a stringent vetting process before allocating houses to families on the housing waiting list after two councillors outlined horrific ‘neighbours from hell’ situations that have occurred...

New fast-track legislation to be used for Bearna housing plan

A planning application for more than 100 homes in Bearna will be made later this month directly to An Bord Pleanála under new fast-tracking legislation – understood to be the first of its kind...

Rate of emigration by young doctors leaving villages in lurch

Rural Ireland is facing a healthcare crisis because GPs are emigrating rather than signing up for ‘restrictive’ contracts with the Health Service Executive (HSE), a Galway/Roscommon TD has claimed. Independent Michael Fitzmaurice says the HSE...

N17 Tuam bypass work to be completed within two weeks

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Work on the existing N17 as part of the Gort to Tuam motorway network is expected to be completed in the coming weeks. Construction on the N17 is currently focusing...

Galway City’s traffic control system gears up for driverless cars

Galway City Council has put to tender a contract for the upgrade and continued maintenance of the city’s traffic control system – the most innovative system currently in operation in Ireland. Works are set...

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