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Mass gathering helps break silence for rebel priest

Because Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery has been forbidden by the Vatican to speak in public, he had to seek a non-church venue for the Mass he celebrated on Sunday to mark his 70th...

Golf club fence proposal shot down over wildlife fears

Attempts by Galway Golf Club to erect a boundary fence at the seaside walkway past Blackrock have been refused for a second time. According to the club, the spot – adjacent to the former driving...
Donncha Foley at the Galway Volunteer Centre.

New drive to get people to lend a helping hand

A new drive to get people to enlist as volunteers with charities and community organisations will be launched this weekend The Galway City Volunteer Recruitment Fair is being held on Sunday, January 29 in the Clybaun...

Councillor fumes as brakes are applied to quest for info

A city councillor has hit out at the local authority for ‘putting the brakes on him’ over raising the issue of parking summonses that have stalled at the local District Court. Cllr Padraig Conneely attempted...

Councillors support review of boundary extension contribution

The annual contribution paid by Galway City Council to Galway County Council to compensate for an historic boundary extension, should be reviewed. Several city councillors have expressed concern that the City Council was still paying...

Former city dumps will not be opened for mining

Any proposal to open up the former dumps at South Park and the Riverside for the recovery of valuable materials would be a non-runner – however, Carrowbrowne would be a location that could warrant...


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