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More than 450,000 car journeys into Galway City each week

The number of cars coming into Galway on the Dublin motorway has doubled in four years, participants at a workshop about Park and Ride facilities were told this week. In 2013, 90,546 cars were recorded...

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...

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