The Connemara Ambulance Crisis protest in Galway city on Wednesday. Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Connemara fight for ambulance equality

Up to 100 people from Connemara took part in a public protest in Galway city yesterday to highlight the inadequate ambulance service in the region. The Ambulance Crisis Group has been campaigning for over three...
Coroner for Galway West Dr. Ciaran MacLoughlin: sympathised with family over tragedy.

Tragic death of infant may see new car safety feature

The Coroner for West Galway will write to the Minister for Transport to recommend that all new cars be installed with front parking sensors as standard, following the death of an 18-month old child...
Michael Fitzmaurice, TD: “Its location is absolutely perfect, right beside the motorway."

Setting sights high for sports stadium

THE Galway Airport site at Carnmore should be developed into a regional sports centre with a multi-purpose state-of-the-art outdoor stadium capable of accommodating 30,000 people its focal point, a West of Ireland TD has...

Staff shortage puts the brakes on 1916 memorial arch plan

The construction of a memorial arch for those who fought in the 1916 Rising and the Irish Civil War has been put on hold due to a lack of staff and resources at City...

City Council approves plans for new 24-hour gym

The operators behind plans for a 24-hour gym at Citypoint on Prospect Hill have been given the green light for the development, after revisions were made to their proposals. Snap Fitness – which already has...

Sacre Coeur site redevelopment not viable for five years

The new owner of the former Sacre Coeur Hotel in Salthill has told Galway City Council that despite the site’s residential zoning, planners should give the go-ahead for a temporary carpark as it will...


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