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Late surge of public support sees Macnas make target

A late surge in public support over the weekend saw city arts group Macnas reach the magical €10,000 figure required through a crowdfunding website to ensure there will be a parade on the streets...

Docks redevelopment would be worth €130m to economy

The proposed redevelopment of Galway Harbour would be worth at least €130 million to the local economy and create hundreds of jobs, a new economic consultants’ report has found. The business...

HSE probe allegation that employee got contractor to renovate his house

The investigation into alleged fraud by an employee of a city hospital is ongoing, the Health Service Executive West has confirmed. The HSE launched an investigation almost two years ago into...

Mindless vandals slammed as 34 lifebuoys recovered

Thirty four life buoy rings have been ‘rescued’ following a clean-up of the city’s waterways. The absence of so many life saving rings along the canals and the River Corrib was...

Seanad referendum splits voters in Galway constituencies

Voters in the Seanad referendum in both Galway constituencies were split by a very narrow margin – with Galway East voting ‘Yes’, and the ‘No’ side winning Galway West.   Galway...

VAT rate hike could cause hundreds of lay-offs in Galway

The Minister for Finance has been warned that hundreds of jobs in Galway’s hospitality and tourism sectors are under threat if the special 9% VAT rate is increased in this month’s Budget. ...


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