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Defendants opt for prison time over fine

Two men have opted to spend two months in jail rather than coming up with €500 apiece following their involvement in a disturbance in Tuam. Judge James Faughnan heard that brothers Jonathon and Patrick Ward...

Man pleads guilty to sexually exploiting young girl

A 53-year-old man will be sentenced later this year for the sexual exploitation of a child. The man appeared before Galway Circuit Criminal Court where he pleaded guilty to sexually exploiting a female child at...

Gardai appeal for information about missing man

Gardaí have appealed for information on the whereabouts of a man 49-year-old man who had been holidaying in Spiddal. Haydn Jones is from New Zealand, and has been missing from Spiddal since last Saturday, August...

Galway woman celebrates her centenary – with her first flight

Seatbelt and headphones on, Nonie McTiernan was a picture of contentment as she waited for the rotor-blades to increase their speed and for the Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter to take off. But this was...

Van, HGV and coach sales booming in Galway

More than 4,200 new cars were registered in Galway in the first seven months of this year – down by around 170 vehicles on the same period in 2017 – according to new industry...

Motorway opening sees 25% traffic increase on rural road

The opening of the new Gort to Tuam motorway has resulted in a traffic increase of more than 25% on a minor road leading to the North Galway town. Figures revealed by Galway County Council...


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