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Galway's schools are contributing to childhood obesity, a Dáil committe has been told.

Obesity a growing problem in Galway schools

Childhood obesity is an epidemic in Galway’s classrooms, a Dáil committe has been told. Galway City primary school teacher Claire Heneghan, of Scoil Rois, Taylor’s Hill, revealed that larger uniform sizes are now the norm...
The scene of the accident at Ardrahan where a man died and a Garda was injured in February 2016. Photo:

Drunk driver faces sentence for causing death of pensioner

A drunk driver faces sentence in January for causing the death of a pensioner and seriously injuring a Garda near Ardrahan in South Galway last year. Adrian Nestor, Keamsella, Kilcolgan, pleaded guilty before Galway Circuit...
The aftermath of the accident in which an articulated truck veered across the central barrier before overturning on the M6 near Ballinasloe on Monday. Photo: Hany Marzouk.

Lucky escape as artic overturns on wrong side of M6

GARDAÍ and local representatives have expressed relief at the ‘miracle outcome’ of a frightening motorway crash this week in which a huge articulated truck went out of control and ended up overturned on the...
Minister Sean Kyne: called for Galway Harbour to be reclassified.

Rail links to airports key for West’s future

Making Shannon and Knock airports accessible by train by reopening the Western Rail Corridor, and reclassifying Galway Harbour, are two objectives that should be included in the Ireland 2040 Plan, according to a Government...

10 years’ jail for man who raped daughter

A Galway man who raped his daughter and threatened to kill her mother with a shotgun if she told anyone has been sentenced to just over ten years in prison. The 65-year-old man, who cannot...

M6 motorway closed after truck overturns

The M6 motorway has been closed in both directions since lunchtime, after a truck overturned and shed its load across the carriageways. The accident happened between the Ballinasloe and Athlone exit and it is understood...


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