Fianna Fail turns on itself over Galway East fall-out

A ‘civil war’ has erupted in Fianna Fáil locally following the ‘changing of the guard’ in the Galway East constituency. Party members ‘tore strips off each other’ at an explosive meeting last week to review...

Half of those on Galway housing list have already rejected a home

Almost half of the 3,500 applicants on the county’s housing list have already turned down the Council’s offer of a new home. Some have refused more than one offer – and that led to a...

Appointments ease threat to Portiuncula

A serious threat hanging over the emergency department at Portiuncula Hospital has been eased with the appointment or approval of ten key senior staff. However, its future as a round-the-clock accident and emergency unit still...

Galway towns waiting over double approved ambulance times

Ambulance waiting times across the county are hitting an average of 20 minutes – over double what they should be. That’s according to the latest figures from a HSE commissioned report. Oughterard, Headford, Tuam, Ballinrobe, Gort,...

Galway soap star’s cat stars in his own drama!

By Margaret Langevin A clever Galway cat who went missing for a month had managed to hitchhike his way across the county – and ended up living the life 40 kilometres from home. It could be...

Rates break could trigger Galway retail revival

Galway County Council is leading an initiative so that the many vacant business premises in towns and villages can be occupied – they are proposing a ‘rates holiday’. It is proposed that those who lease...


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