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Study to decide if a new surface is needed for pedestrianised streets

A survey of Galway City’s pedestrianised zone is to be carried out by the local authority, to establish whether an entirely new street surface needs to be installed. Director of Services...

Islanders accused of apartheid over residency stipulations

Islanders on Inishbofin have been accused of engaging in ‘apartheid’ against people who have taken up residence there within the past decade – by prohibiting them from becoming members of the local development company....

Galway faces housing crisis as 4,800 seek family homes

There are 4,800 households waiting for a home in Galway, according to the country’s biggest housing association – and the number is set to grow given the massive cuts in central funding for new...

Galway windsurfer enjoys life on crest of a deadly wave

A Galway doctor has achieved one of her lifelong ambitions by windsurfing one of the most dangerous waves in the world, making her one of the only women ever to do so. ...

Eleven year old gave all of her €350 birthday money to charity

If kindness is the greatest wisdom then eleven-year-old Sarah Melia from Moycullen is as intelligent as any centenarian. Generous Sarah, when she was aged just ten, decided to forgo presents for...

Council can’t hit disruptive members in the pocket

BY CIARAN TIERNEY A decision by Galway City Council to punish members financially if they disrupt meetings of the local authority has been abandoned after legal advice was obtained from a leading barrister. ...


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