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Proposal for 60 new homes in Tuam lodged with Council

Plans for the construction of nearly 60 houses and apartments on a site off Weir Road in Tuam have been lodged with Galway County Council. Evolution Development Ltd – which is headed by Mike Pender,...

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...

Concerns over extension plan for Our Lady’s College

Galway City’s Heritage Officer and environmental group An Taisce have expressed concerns about a proposed three-storey extension to Our Lady’s College. Last December, Ceist Ltd (the Catholic Education and Irish Schools Trust) sought permission for...

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...

Prison for hit-and-run driver who was already disqualified

A highly intoxicated man who was disqualified from driving for ten years in 2016, ran from the scene of a hit-and-run last year after he “ploughed” into the back of a car stopped at...


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