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GMIT seeks new president to move on from cheating scandal

The new president of Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) will be tasked with putting the educational facility’s embarrassing plagiarism scandal to bed but must do so on a smaller salary than their two...

Call for Loughrea to be included on new Wild Atlantic Way loop

Fáilte Ireland is being urged to attend the next meeting of the Loughrea district to discuss plans for the new loops off the Wild Atlantic Way. The tourism body has announced that two new loops...

New car sales in Galway treble since 2009 collapse in market

The new car market in Galway is continuing to recover, with sales up around 15% on 2015. Statistics compiled for the Connacht Tribune by car history checking website Motorcheck.ie show that sales for new passenger...

Community joins forces to tackle invasive plant species

A community in Connemara has declared war on weed. Letterfrack Tidy Towns Committee has joined forces with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to rid Connemara National Park of invasive plant species. Three invasive...

Only 20 burial plots remain in city cemetery

There are a little over 20 new burial plots remaining at the city cemetery in Bohermore. City Council Chief Executive Brendan McGrath said existing plots would continue to be opened but there were just 20...

2020 projects should create jobs for unemployed locals

A social clause ensuring unemployed Galway builders are hired to work on big publicly-funded construction projects in the city is being advanced. Social clauses in Galway City Council procurement contracts would provide for the hiring...


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