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Shantalla granny gets up close and personal with Peter Andre

People of all ages queued for hours outside the new Cara Pharmacy in Galway City on Saturday morning to meet pop star, Peter Andre.  Andre, whose best known hit is Mysterious...

Missing Irish Wolfhound is reunited with his owner

Biggy the Irish Wolfhound has been reunited with his owner after he was spotted running along the motorway near Athenry, 11 days after he went missing from Salthill.  A nursing home...
Joe O'Shaughnessy

‘Rebel’ TD’s brother to stand for election to Galway City Council

A former Mayor of Galway and the brother of a rebel TD are among those selected to contest the local elections for Fine Gael in the city next year.  And it...

Half of Galway City’s home sales being done under pressure

A shortage of good quality family homes on the market in Galway City is prompting bidding wars for the first time since the boom – and selling prices are slowly rising as a result....
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Bridge crashes prompt call for safety audit

A city councillor has called for a safety audit to be carried out on the Dyke Road bridge after five vehicles became wedged under it in separate incidents last week. Last...

Leisureland submerged in losses of €400,000

Galway’s only public swimming pool is sinking in losses. Galway Salthill Fáilte, which includes Leisureland in Salthill, incurred trading losses of almost €400,000 last year, according to a new report. The...


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