Man jailed for carrying neck of a broken bottle

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for six months for carrying the neck of a broken bottle in his pocket which had been adapted to cause serious injury. Imposing sentence at Galway District Court on...

Strategy to tackle invasive species across the county

A new strategy is being drawn up to tackle the spread of invasive species across the county. Invasive species are plants or animals which have been introduced to an area, and in the absence of...

Council sanctions €2 million for Galway 2020 designation

Galway county councillors have sanctioned funding of €2 million towards the Galway 2020 designation Last month, councillors postponed their decision on the sanctioning of the first tranche of funding amid a variety of concerns about...

100-bedroom expansion plan for Galway Clinic

The owners of Galway Clinic are planning to start work in 2019 on a major expansion of the private hospital, which includes an entirely new wing with almost 100 new bedrooms and a new...

School principal departs after 40 years with host of fond memories

The pupils of Scoil Éinde in Salthill have bid a fond farewell to their principal as Michael Gallagher waved goodbye to the school he has dedicated over 40 years of service to. Much respected in...

NUIG confirms ‘unusual’ payment of €175,000 to consultants

NUIG President Dr James Browne has agreed it was “unusual” that the School of Law paid €143,000 plus VAT for one consultancy firm for 22 months’ work. Dr Browne was responding to queries by Galway...

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