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Heroin dealer jailed for four years

A dealer was found with almost €20,000 worth of heroin in his car five weeks after he had tried to rob a petrol station at gunpoint. Chris Goldbey, Fana Burca, Knocknacarra, set fire to the...

Minister defends UHG over tuberculosis cases

Health Minister Simon Harris has said he is satisfied that correct protocol was followed following the outbreak of tuberculosis at University Hospital Galway. He was questioned in the Dáil on the outbreak, which led to...

Patient became abusive to hospital workers

The behaviour of a patient who shouted abuse at hospital staff and other patients on two different dates was “totally unacceptable in one of the country’s busiest hospitals”, Galway District Court was told. Mark Lovell...

Struggling families warned over loan sharks

Local volunteers with the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) are warning that high interest moneylenders are ‘as active as ever’ in communities across Galway. The society is urging anyone who is struggling – particularly...

70% of cars using Shop Street ‘shouldn’t be there’

A survey last month of traffic using the city centre pedestrian routeway during the early morning delivery ‘window’ of 5.30am to 10.30am revealed that 156 private cars passed through it. The survey – presented as...

Plans lodged for €30m Connacht Rugby stadium

Connacht Rugby have lodged a planning application for the €30 million redevelopment of the Sportsground on College Road, which could be completed by early 2023. The plans involve the construction of a 12,000-seater stadium with...

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