Glenamaddy church’s drive-thru for Lent

The drive-thru is generally associated with fast food outlets – more hamburger than Heaven – but one Catholic Church in North Galway aims to adapt the facility to their own benefit this Lent. Because, in...

No floating museum for Galway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Galway's hopes of securing the naval vessel the LE Aisling as a floating museum have been dashed following news that the ship is due to go to auction next...

Health insurers owe €21m to Galway public hospitals

Health insurance companies owe Galway's public hospitals more than €21 million. The payments owed relate to the treatment of private patients in public-hospital facilities. It is the second-highest amount owed to public or voluntary hospitals in...

Unholy row over plan to dispense with Council prayer

The prayer that is recited at the beginning of each meeting of Galway City Council earned a reprieve – for now – but may yet be replaced with a minute’s silence. Councillors deferred making a...

Council to produce report on housing scheme abuse claims

The Chief Executive of Galway City Council is preparing a report on claims that some senior staff secured affordable homes, despite not meeting criteria to qualify to purchase them. Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said yesterday...

Bitter split between Gay Pride Festival organisers

A deep split between organisers of the Gay Pride Festival has erupted, with legal letters flying between the sides as plans for two competing events are now being drawn up. Last year’s event boasting an...


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