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Children are banned from visiting Galway hospital

  A blanket ban on child visitors has been imposed on University Hospital Galway to combat another outbreak of the Winter vomiting bug.   Children are more susceptible to the Winter...

Still hale and hearty: ex-publican Bridget enjoys her 100th

  A well known city publican celebrated her 100th birthday at the weekend surrounded by her extended family and friends. Bridget Fox was the proprietor of Fox’s Bar in Forster Street...

Sharp fall in crime rates in Galway City so far this year

Crime rates are falling right across the board in Galway City, except for thefts from shops and thefts from vehicles, new figures show.   An Garda Síochána’s latest official crime statistics...

Magdalen Laundry site donated for domestic violence refuge

Victims of domestic violence are to find a new sanctuary on the site of a former Magdalen Laundry after an agreement was reached between the Sisters of Mercy and the housing charity Cope to...

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s praise for Fiona’s new London musical

A musical written by a former NUI Galway student has caught the attention of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Fiona O’Malley from Presentation Road, who now lives and works in London, was inspired to write The...

Drug dealers operating out of city playground claims councillor

Drug dealers are operating out of a city playground, it was claimed this week. The Galway City Joint Policing Committee (JPC) meeting has heard that the playground in Mervue is being used by drug...

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