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A section of wall at Bawnmore that has consistently been the scene of accidents.

Call for Gardaí and RSA to monitor traffic along dangerous stretch of road

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) have been asked by Galway County Council to be ‘more vigilant’ for speeding log lorries, and overloaded heavy-duty vehicles, along the Loughgeorge to Corrandulla Road. The local authority’s...
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...
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 out-of-control artic ends up overturned on wrong side of the M6

GARDAI 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...

Weighty problem in 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...

Recruitment of specialists will reduce amputations

The recruitment of additional foot disorder specialists will hopefully stem an alarming increase in the number of Galway people with diabetes needing hospital treatment – including amputation – for serious foot problems, according to...

Man who tried to aid stranger on ground had his jaw broken

A Good Samaritan had his jaw broken in two places when he stopped to help a stranger who had been knocked to the ground during a melee outside a city nightclub. Surgeons wired the victim’s...

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