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Student’s experiment sees him put crisp packets to novel use

Crisp packets are annoying; they’re noisy, they’re never actually full, and they can’t be easily recycled. But what if crisp packets could be re-used for something cool? Garreth Smith, a past pupil of Galway Technical...

New specialist armed unit to tackle terror and organised crime

A new Garda armed support unit could be up-and-running in Galway by the end of the year, as more resources are being deployed to deal with any potential terrorist threat. As things stand, there are...

Minibus carrying kids’ group the latest ‘victim’ of Dyke Road bridge

A Good Samaritan local farmer came to the rescue of a bus driver whose vehicle got jammed under the notorious Dyke Road bridge this week. The modest farmer – who doesn’t want to be identified...

Fire Chief warns hotel project would not meet safety requirements

The backer of plans for a 43-bed hotel on Dominick Street has been sent back to the drawing board by the Chief Fire Officer, who said the building would not comply with fire safety...
There was no sign of Gaeilgeoir, Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív, when his Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin and Galway City Councillor Peter Keane met with NUIG President James Browne (centre) at the university last week. One wonders did the trio chat in Irish?

Dev Óg puts smacht on NUIG with ‘Ó Cuív Bill’

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Éamon Ó Cuív may seem like a gentle giant, and for the most part, he is. But whatever you do, don’t mess with Dev...
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Rofi James eyes-up Electric Picnic

A Galway group has made an extended shortlist to be voted into the line-up for this year’s Electric Picnic, and now needs the support of the public to secure the coveted slot. Rofi James are...

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