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WATCH: Fire Services work to rescue passengers stuck on Big Wheel

Around 20 people were rescued from the Big Wheel at the Christmas Market in Eyre Square, which became stuck earlier this evening. The northern side of Eyre Square was closed from around 6.30pm as rescue...

Proposal for Council’s 11-acre Sandy Road landbank to be opened up

City councillors are set to discuss a motion next week calling for a masterplan to be drawn up for 11 acres which the local authority owns at Sandy Road. If approved, it will set in...

Garda chief rejects ‘point duty’ proposal for Parkmore

Gardaí will not be put on duty to ease traffic congestion at Parkmore, because of health and safety concerns, Galway City Council has been told. At a meeting of the local authority this week, Councillor...

Rats drive ambulance crews from ‘new’ base in Merlin Park

A rat infestation at a temporary ambulance base in Merlin Park has forced the HSE to move staff back to their original premises on the University Hospital Galway campus. Forty workers now have access to...

Council to start work on wobbly pedestrian cobbles

Remedial works on the city’s worst affected pedestrianised street will take place before an extensive regeneration scheme begins in 2019. Chief Executive of Galway City Council, Brendan McGrath, acknowledged that Shop Street, in its current...

Weighty problem in schools

Childhood obesity is an epidemic in Galway’s classrooms, a Dáil committe has been told. Galway City primary school teacher Claire Heneghan, of Scoil Rois, Taylor’s Hill, revealed that larger uniform sizes are now the norm...

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