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NUIG confirms ‘unusual’ payment of €175,000 to consultants

NUIG President Dr James Browne has agreed it was “unusual” that the School of Law paid €143,000 plus VAT for one consultancy firm for 22 months’ work. Dr Browne was responding to queries by Galway...

‘Serious concerns’ over Knocknacarra development proposal

Galway City Council has raised “serious concerns” over a proposed multi-million euro residential and commercial development off the Western Distributor Road. They have ordered an extensive redesign of the plans which were lodged in February. The...

Crew’s charity row from Westport to Clifden for Alzheimer’s awareness

Two Connemara brothers are to undertake an emotional sea journey along the west coast – in their late father’s currach. Dara and Jonathan Wallace, along with their friend and neighbour Colin Pryce from Kingstown, will...

Tusla to oppose request for information on Tuam baby home

The Child and Family Agency will formally outline its opposition by the end of the month to a claim brought by Galway man seeking information about his sister who may have died in the...

Councillor hits out at lack of grass cutting in estates

Ballinasloe’s estates are being short-changed when it comes to getting the grass cut in their estates – unlike, according to one local councillor, their counterparts in Galway City. But Cllr Dermot Connolly was told that...

Saolta confirms UHG hit by computer virus

Computer systems at University Hospital Galway (UHG) were infected with malware, management have confirmed. The ‘ransomware’ malware encrypts files on PCs and threatens to wipe them unless the attacker is paid a certain amount of...


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