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Galway windsurfer enjoys life on crest of a deadly wave

A Galway doctor has achieved one of her lifelong ambitions by windsurfing one of the most dangerous waves in the world, making her one of the only women ever to do so. ...

Eleven year old gave all of her €350 birthday money to charity

If kindness is the greatest wisdom then eleven-year-old Sarah Melia from Moycullen is as intelligent as any centenarian. Generous Sarah, when she was aged just ten, decided to forgo presents for...

Council can’t hit disruptive members in the pocket

BY CIARAN TIERNEY A decision by Galway City Council to punish members financially if they disrupt meetings of the local authority has been abandoned after legal advice was obtained from a leading barrister. ...

Businesses folding to avoid paying rates to City Council

 BY CIARAN TIERNEY Some city businesses are deliberately shutting down only to reopen under new names in order to avoid paying rates to Galway City Council, a meeting of the local authority heard last...

Fire service ‘praying for rain’ to end spate of outbreaks

By Dara Bradley Galway’s fire service is ‘praying for rain’ to get respite from the gorse, grass and bog fires that have blazed across the county and city for nearly a fortnight. ...

Bid to muzzle councillors is ruled out on legal grounds

By Dara Bradley Attempts to muzzle outspoken City Councillors by ‘dipping into’ their remuneration have been rejected by legal advisors. The proposal to change standing orders – the rules of Galway City Council meetings...


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