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Planners approve €25m student accommodation near Docks

Galway City Council has approved plans for a €25 million student accommodation development in the new ‘urban quarter’ at Galway Docks – which will include 345 en suite bedrooms – adjacent to a €104m...

Top cop urges ‘be seen’ culture change for pedestrians

A senior Garda has this week called for a ‘culture change’ among schoolchildren, teachers, teenagers and parents on the wearing of high-visibility vests or jackets – and especially during the winter season. Chief Superintendent, Tom...

Petition planned for light rail system in Galway

Galwegians will be asked to sign a petition indicating their support for a light rail system which will be used to push the Government to conduct a feasibility study into a Galway Luas (Gluas). Independent...

240 hours’ community service for man in ‘crash for cash’ scam

A 27-year-old man reared-ended a taxi on purpose so that passengers in the taxi could make a false insurance claim for personal injuries. Barry Hynes, a father of two, from 40 Cullairbaun, Athenry, pleaded guilty...

19,000 Galway workers travel from around county to city for work

Almost 19,000 workers – or one in four of the county’s labour force – make the stressful commute from towns right across Galway to work in the city every day. That’s revealed in an analysis...

Plant expansion creates 75 new jobs

The granting of planning permission for an extension to a medical manufacturing facility in Gort has resulted in the announcement of an additional 75 new jobs for the town. The company behind the new development...


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