Parking ‘free for all’ in Galway City as meters are out of order

It is now ‘open season’ for motorists in Galway City who are ‘free to park for free almost wherever they like’, a city councillor has claimed. Labour’s Billy Cameron says the city’s largest local authority...

GMIT ‘Peeping Tom’ faces teaching ban under new vetting policy

A lecturer at GMIT – previously the subject of a student toilets ‘Peeping Tom’ investigation – could be banned from teaching under Garda vetting policy introduced at the college. At the time, the investigation did...

Fairgreen CIE site earmarked for new courthouse

Negotiations are at an advanced stage to secure a site for a new state-of-the-art courthouse in Galway City – it would be part of a €12 million development. The Courts Service is currently looking at...

Fitness fanatic John cycles Galway to Dublin – for the love of a pint!

While the rest of us were watching parades or drowning the shamrock, one Barna sports fanatic was cycling the 220km to Dublin on St Patrick’s Day – for a pint! John Greaney had the day...

Ulster Bank to close two Galway City branches

Ulster Bank is closing 22 branches across the country, including two in Galway. The Galway branches set for closure are at Briarhill and Newcastle in the city. Management says that – in the past week –...

Warning of traffic delays during Briarhill lights upgrade

Motorists are advised to expect some delays on Saturday as traffic lights are set to be turned off at Briarhill junction. The action is being taken by Galway City Council to facilitate the installation of...


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