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Motorists warned of clampdown on drink driving and speeding

Gardaí in Galway have warned they will be out in force for the Bank Holiday Weekend, cracking down on drink driving, drug driving and speeding. And they have renewed their appeal for motorists to be...

Even the disco falls foul of decline of rural Ireland

Clifden is one of the busiest towns in the county during the summer months – but come the winter, it’s practically dead. And while other communities are bemoaning the threat to schools, post offices, Garda...

Report looks at possibility of new Connemara tourist trail

A report has been commissioned to examine the possibility of linking two of Connemara’s main tourist attractions. Fáilte Ireland and the National Parks and Wildlife Service has sought expressions of interest for a “feasibility and...

Passing of Roger Moore sees flood of reminiscences from his time in West

The death of legendary actor Sir Roger Moore – best known for his time as James Bond – brought memories flooding back of the time he shot a movie in Galway which turned the...

Two men arrested in Gort following armed robbery

Two men have been arrested in Gort following an armed robbery carried out in Cork this morning. The raid happened at a Centra store in Ballyvourney shortly after 8am and the men, one of whom was...

Connemara mineral reserves valued at $3billion

A Canadian mining exploration company estimates that the value of minerals identified in the Mace Head area of Connemara is worth in the region of US$3 billion. The MOAG company in Toronto is now looking...


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