Tributes as former councillor and community activist passes away

Former county councillor and Woodlawn native Michael John Kilgannon has passed away. The well-known community activist died yesterday aged in his 70s, after battling a long illness. He is best known for his tireless work in...

Oireachtas committee to discuss NPWS role in N59 controversy

The controversial involvement of the National Parks and Wildlife Service in the provision of a new route through Connemara will be discussed at Leinster House tomorrow. The Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht...

Restoration planned for Ballyglunin railway bridge

The County Council has confirmed that design works are underway for the future restoration of the railway bridge at Ballyglunin. The bridge is to be demolished during an upgrade of the N63 – and locals...

Council to draw up enhancement plan for Headford

A private meeting will take place in Headford tomorrow to discuss a €250,000 investment fund for the town. The allocation has been ringfenced under the County Council town and village enhancement scheme. A further €250,000 will...

Man posing as a Garda cons householder out of cash

Gardaí have appealed for information after a man posing as a member of An Garda Siochána conned a householder into handing over cash. The incident took place on Friday afternoon between 1 and 2pm when a...
President of NUI Galway Dr James J Browne.

NUIG on right lines over gender equality, says President

NUI Galway president, Jim Browne said he is confident the university is now ‘doing the right thing’ on gender equality. Dr Browne acknowledged there was “scepticism” from within and externally, partly because of ongoing legal...


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