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Rising water temperatures can lead to ‘unavoidable’ kills

Fish kills caused by the heatwave “may be unavoidable”, according to experts, if the hot spell of weather continues. The unusually hot temperatures have created conditions on Galway’s lakes and rivers that make it more...

Harvesting rights are copper-fastened following State review

The generational rights of coastal residents to harvest seaweed from Connemara’s shores has been copper-fastened by the state, following clarification from a Government Minister in the Dáil this week. Minister Damien English made it clear...

Residents warn of dangers on deadly N84 stretch

A Galway woman has told the Minister for Transport how a deadly section of busy road had left her with life-changing injuries — after she was involved in two major accidents along the same...

460 neurology patients waiting over 18 months for appointment

More than 2,600 people are on neurology outpatient waiting lists at University Hospital Galway, Health Minister Simon Harris has confirmed – and of these, a total of 466 have been waiting for more than...

€1m EuroMillions raffle winning ticket sold in Galway

Someone in Galway woke up a millionaire today after winning a cool €1 million in Friday’s night’s EuroMillions ‘Ireland Only Raffle’ draw. The National Lottery is now urging all Galway EuroMillions players to check their...

West records fastest increase in homeless

Family homelessness in Galway and the West is increasing at a speed that is four times the rate of the increase nationally. The latest figures for families living in emergency accommodation are ‘frightening’ according to...


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