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Local Hero tells her story of a life less ordinary

Despite only being able to type using a single finger on a hand which frequently goes into spasm, Mary Kinsella has managed to type nearly 30,000 words for her upcoming memoir. It is a formidable...

HSE has no immediate plan to hand back helicopter landing pad

HSE West has again declined to say when it will give back public land that it temporarily loaned from the community. The HSE dodged the question at a Regional Health Forum meeting about when it...

Galway poised to benefit from St Patrick’s Day plan

Galway looks set to benefit from a multi million euro boost to the local economy next year following a move to make tourism funding available for the city’s St Patrick’s Day festival for the...

Unruly councillors to be hit in pocket with new rules

Unruly councillors, who disrupt Council meetings, could soon be suspended and have their expenses docked. Galway City Council is considering new rules to rein-in “disorderly” elected members. Though there have been no recent meetings abandoned, it...
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18 rapes reported in Galway City last year

There was an increase in the number of rapes and sexual assaults reported to Gardaí in Galway City last year, according to new statistics. A meeting of the City Joint Policing Committee (JPC) heard that...

Domestic violence refuge may be held up over probe terms

Plans to convert the former Magdalen convent building on Forster Street to a domestic violence refuge could be delayed by the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. A spokesperson for COPE Galway has...


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