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Council must spread social housing to both sides of city

A €12 million social housing estate in Ballybane has split city councillors this week – with those on the east side threatening to vote it down unless it is reconstituted as more of a...
Westside Shopping Centre where a new cafe has been granted planning.

Shopping centre café is just the cup of tea for planners

Claims were made that the provision of a new café at the Westside Shopping Centre would reduce parking and give rise to safety issues. A decision by Galway City Council to grant planning permission for...

Alarm over killer bug in hospitals

WATER coolers are being gradually restored to service at Galway’s two hospitals after the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease – a type of pneumonia that can prove fatal – were discovered on a number...
‘‘Wanton destruction’’ mounds of rubbish and houses with their roof tiles missing in the cul-de-sac.

Row over cause of carnage at estate

SCORCHED earth where piles of rubbish were burned. Heaps of debris, tyres, and dozens of white goods’ carcases, lay strewn on the pathway. Homes ransacked of copper wiring and pipes, and kitchen ranges. Doors burned,...

Galway set for rugby bonanza

Galway is in line for a major sporting tourism boost, after Connacht Rugby qualified for the biggest club rugby tournament in the world. The club is back in the big time, playing Champions Cup rugby...

Galway restorers’ new lease of life for 137 year-old boat

A 137 year-old Galway Hooker boat, originally built in 1882, is this week set to re-launch as Galway Bay’s dedicated training vessel after a five-month restoration. The Lovely Anne, an eight metre-long traditional Gleoiteog boat,...


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