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DASH app ensures all students get safely home

A Galway tech student has come up with an app to ensure that students get safely home at night – even if they are without cash or their bank card. DASH – which stands for...

Minister puts spotlight on pike threat to pearl mussel

The presence of pike on the water systems in North Connemara may be indirectly damaging an endangered species, freshwater pearl mussel, a Government Minister has said. Heather Humphreys, who is responsible for Arts, Heritage, Regional,...

‘Found-ons’ leave award-winning pub fearing forced closure

The Galway pub voted best traditional bar in the country could face closure after it was raided four times for selling alcohol after hours, with over 50 people found on site in full swing...

Planners ask developers to address construction concerns

The City Council has asked the backer of plans for a new residential and office development on the Monivea Road to draw up proposals on how to deal with asbestos, noise and construction traffic. Green...

Councillors give the go-ahead for staffless library

THE ‘Open Library’ project – providing access to a staffless facility outside normal office hours – is to be trialled in the city for a one-year period. City councillors gave the go-ahead for the pilot...

Surveillance operation thwarts phone thief’s escape

A Garda surveillance operation, set up two years ago to target the theft of mobile phones from unsuspecting pub patrons in the city by Dublin-based criminals, has paid dividends. Sergeant Fergus Gaughan gave evidence at...


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