€2.9m allocated to upgrade cycling and pedestrian network

An allocation of €2.9 million has been made to upgrade the city’s cycling and pedestrian network in an attempt to boost numbers making the commute on two wheels. At a meeting of Galway City Council,...
The helipad on the former Shantalla pitch.

New pitch in swap for UHG’s ‘temporary’ helipad

A ‘temporary’ helipad built on community scrubland in Shantalla in 2013, which was supposed to be there for just six months, has become the busiest hospital helicopter landing-pad in the country. The landing pad at...

Council to decide on plans to remove Galway Clinic roundabout

Plans to remove the Martin Roundabout at Galway Clinic will take a step forward this year – with funding secured and an application for permission to proceed to City Council within six months. The project,...

River archway to mark legacy of Easter Rising

An archway to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising in 1916 will be built at a pedestrian bridge in the city. City councillors have voted to proceed with plans for the commemorative arch at...

Patients claim UHG’s €20m adult psychiatric unit is ‘like a prison’

Galway City Tribune - Users of Galway’s new psychiatric unit claim it is ‘far worse’ for recovery from mental health problems than the dilapidated building it replaced. Patients of the facility at University Hospital Galway...

Mayor: Rag Week makes Galway students ‘a laughing stock’

Galway City Tribune - The Mayor of Galway City has hit out at a number of publicans and nightclub owners who exploit students during Rag Week. The Mayor, Cllr Niall McNelis (Lab) said both NUI...


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