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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...

Sean Phadraic to resume residency in Eyre Square ‘in a few weeks’

Hopes are high that the Padraíc Ó Conaire replica statue will be unveiled in Eyre Square ‘in the next few weeks’. The specially-commissioned replacement statue was due to be in place by the end of...

NUIG resorting to low-paid agency staff, says SIPTU

The “unfair and discriminatory” employment practices at NUI Galway were highlighted at a trade union conference in Dublin last week, which focused on precarious employment in higher education. SIPTU’s seminar at Liberty Hall shone a spotlight...

Galway writer’s Mafiosa novel making international waves

They say that good things come in threes – but that’s not the only reason that the final instalment of  trilogy is already making international waves. Galway writer Catherine Doyle, who is at the vanguard...

Women convicted of running brothel from city apartment

Two women have been convicted at Galway District Court for running a brothel in a city apartment. Victoria Osakpolor and Florintina Croitoru, both of 21 The Plaza Apartments, Headford Road pleaded guilty to the charge...


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