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Rural areas could become country’s economic powerhouse

Country communities can become the economic powerhouse for the West of Ireland, according to a key state agency. Referring to ‘rural Ireland’, the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) has predicted there is ‘life in...

Prison for man who conned pensioner out of cash

A convicted sex offender will serve one year in prison for coercing a charitable and trusting 82-year-old woman into giving him large sums of cash over a twelve-month period. Ethan Ward (25), 27 Lui na...

Connemara road plan still hits dead end

Another attempt is to be made to resolve the impasse regarding a suitable route for the proposed new road from Barna to Screebe in South Connemara. A route edging into the mountain north of the...

Freedom of Connemara for US mayor

An effort is underway to make the Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, a Freeman of Connemara. Councillor Seán Ó Tuairisc believes that the new local Government structure west of the Corrib – the Connemara District Municipal...

10 percent rise in Galway home completions

There's been a rise of almost 10 percent in the number of homes completed in Galway during the first nine months of this year. However, the figure for Galway trails significantly behind completion rates in...

20,000 visitors to mark final day of Science Festival

Up to 20,000 visitors are expected in Galway tomorrow to mark the final day of the 2016 Galway Science & Technology Festival. Now in it's 19th year, the annual festival is Ireland largest science exhibition and...

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