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Charities warn to steer clear of loan sharks

Local volunteers with the St Vincent De Paul Society (SVP) are warning that high interest moneylenders are ‘as active as ever’ in communities across Galway. The society is urging anyone who is struggling – particularly...

Tuam Stadium project achieves its goal

A millionaire businessman has come to the aid of his local town and team – by digging deep to help build a new stand for their famed GAA Stadium. Joe O’Toole, a staunch follower of...

Man arrested in relation to death of woman on Portumna farm

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman at a farm in Portumna earlier this year, have arrested a man today. 75-year-old Chrissie Treacy died after being struck...

Protection scheme for Silverstrand stalled

The coastal protection project between Sailín and Silverstrand continues to be stalled due to the foreshore and marine unit’s continued refusal to grant a licence nearly five years on from the application. The City Council’s...

Man jailed for throttling Garda in violent struggle

A man who almost choked a Garda while holding him and another Garda in a ‘judo hold’ has been sentenced to a total of eighteen months in prison. Daniel Bane (25), from 13 Ard Esker,...

Ketamine amongst drug seizures in Galway

A large quantity of ketamine – an anaesthetic commonly used as a horse tranquiliser, but also used recreationally and as a date rape drug – that was destined for use in the city’s night-time...


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