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Traders warn retail core of Loughrea is under threat

The business community in Loughrea have expressed concerns about their future after a survey revealed that there are 31 vacant units in and around the town centre. The number of empty properties has been disclosed...

Arts Festival on course to be biggest ever

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Galway International Arts Festival chief is confident that the event's impact on the local economy this year will match if not exceed the €23.5 million reached last year Chief...

New specialist armed unit to tackle terror and organised crime

A new Garda armed support unit could be up-and-running in Galway by the end of the year, as more resources are being deployed to deal with any potential terrorist threat. As things stand, there are...

Minibus carrying kids’ group the latest ‘victim’ of Dyke Road bridge

A Good Samaritan local farmer came to the rescue of a bus driver whose vehicle got jammed under the notorious Dyke Road bridge this week. The modest farmer – who doesn’t want to be identified...

Fire Chief warns hotel project would not meet safety requirements

The backer of plans for a 43-bed hotel on Dominick Street has been sent back to the drawing board by the Chief Fire Officer, who said the building would not comply with fire safety...

Salthill Direct Provision centre earns more than €32 million

The company contracted to run the Eglinton Hotel Direct Provision Centre in Salthill made a loss of €70,000 last year, according to company accounts. However, Maplestar Limited, had revenue reserves of more than €3.5 million...

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