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Gort rises from the ashes of recession

Gort, one of the County Galway towns most ravaged by recession, is fighting back and has positioned itself to reap the rewards of recovery. The capital of the Burren Lowlands region, which includes South Galway...

Over-subscribed new school forced to turn students away

It is not so long ago that the Board of Management at the new secondary school in Claregalway were canvassing the local primary schools and encouraging them to send their pupils to the new...

Green light for new homes after land swap deal

Galway City Council has given the green light for the construction of 16 family homes in a site at Rosshill Road on the eastern side of the city. John and Ann Commins had sought permission...

Bitter split between Gay Pride Festival organisers

A deep split between organisers of the Gay Pride Festival has erupted, with legal letters flying between the sides as plans for two competing events are now being drawn up. Last year’s event boasting an...
DISGRACE . . . Cllr Donagh Killilea opposes the closure of Toghermore House in Tuam. Photo: Johnny Ryan Photography.

End of an era beckons as patients set to move out of Toghermore House

Around €1.5 million is to be spent by the HSE in acquiring three houses for mental health patients in Tuam – at the expense of one of the most iconic buildings in the town. In...

Tuam residents are left to wonder what still lies undiscovered

Around 80 residents in Tuam are now wondering if they are sitting on the remains of dead children that were buried in the mother and baby home in the town; and they fear that...

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