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Beanz breaks down the barriers

Did you hear the one about the gay Traveller from Tuam who walked into a bar in Galway city? He’s the stand-up comedian. No, seriously, it’s no joke, he is. Martin ‘Beanz’ Warde is a...

Anglers fear invasive species will damage west’s lakes

An angling website claims there are covert plans by fishermen from the UK and Ireland to introduce three species of non-native fish into western waterways that have been designated wild brown trout fisheries. The post...

Eleven year old donates her long hair to aid two charities

An inspirational eleven year old Galway girl has donated 14 inches of her beautiful hair to the Rapunzel Foundation, which will now be used to provide wigs for children who have suffered hair loss...

Weather warning for strong gusts and heavy rain

Met Éireann has issued a warning for strong gusts of wind and heavy rain tomorrow, which could lead to flash flooding. A nationwide Status Yellow wind warning has been issued, which is in place from...

Call for ban on hair braiders in city’s pedestrianised zone

A ban on casual traders offering hair braiding on the city’s streets has been proposed. Labour Party city councillor, Billy Cameron said the ‘new Irish’ were engaging in the practice of offering hair braiding on...

2020 projects should create jobs for unemployed locals

A social clause ensuring unemployed Galway builders are hired to work on big publicly-funded construction projects in the city is being advanced. Social clauses in Galway City Council procurement contracts would provide for the hiring...


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