4,700 on trolleys in Galway’s public hospitals in first six months

Nearly 4,700 patients were left waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Galway and Portiuncula in Ballinasloe in the first six months of this year. Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation – which records...
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Ballinasloe Fair fears for future over licences

Fears for the future of Ballinasloe Horse Fair have been expressed in view of new bye-laws that are being introduced in other parts of the country for similar fairs and markets. The strict new laws...

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Timber theft At Galway Petty Sessions, John Melia, Church Lane, was charged by Mr. Hildebrand, D.I., with the larceny of a plank of forest timber, the property of Messrs. McDonogh and Co. The timber was...

Call for change to planning law following Apple challenge

A county councillor is calling for changes in planning law following the mounting of a legal challenge against Apple's plans to build a data centre in Athenry. Councillor Jim Cuddy says he respects and supports...

Expansion plans for Glen Oaks Hotel

Plans to carry out major redevelopment and extension works at the Glen Oaks Hotel in the Westside – to create nearly 30 new en-suite bedrooms – are under consideration by Galway City Council. According to...

Garda probe into ‘slave’ worker on Galway farm

A County Galway farmer is under investigation by Gardaí for employing a non-national worker and not paying him – the man was living in a container with no toilet facilities. According to Garda sources, the...


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