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Galway President acknowledges low morale among teachers

The Galway woman elected to head the country’s school principals and deputy principals has acknowledged the low morale among teachers that she said was behind their recent decision to strike. Mary Nihill – the new...

Minister boosts Galway Garda fleet by 31 cars

The fleet of Garda patrol cars in Galway has been boosted with an influx of new vehicles in the past two years, new figures confirm. A government backbencher says the investment in 31 additional Garda...

National award for Galway stroke services pioneer

The Galway nurse whose dedication and campaigning led to the establishment of the county’s first stroke unit was honoured for her efforts at a special ceremony in Dublin this week. Anna Mai Maloney, originally from...

Cancer strategy for the West outlined

Plans are progressing to develop a centralised ‘comprehensive cancer centre’ to cater for the West and North West region. The ‘vision’ for a cancer centre, which would streamline services to cancer patients in Galway and...

Man told brother he’d just shot their father

A 33-year-old son seriously wounded his father when he shot him twice at close range in 2012 – before returning to the family home to tell his brother what he’d done. The Inquest into the...

Christmas pub crawls could end in tragedy

A leading Irish addiction counsellor has slammed any premises which allow customers to take part in the ’12 Pubs of Christmas’ bar crawl as “hugely reckless”. Joe Treacy, an accredited counsellor with the Addiction Counsellors...


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