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Absenteeism down but GUH still missing 130 staff a day

by Bernie Ní Fhlatharta On average there are 130 staff at the Galway University Hospitals absent from work every day – though this week that was described as an improvement on the previous year....

Saw Doctors take a sabbatical amid uncertain future

Saw Doctors’ fans will be disappointed to learn that the legendary Tuam band are on an extended sabbatical and will not be touring for the rest of 2013. The band, who have just returned...

Revenue targets sports events and festivals

BY DARA BRADLEY Galway’s status as the ‘festival city’ attracts the attentions not only of tourists but the Revenue Commissioners, too. The Galway City Tribune has learned that Revenue is making unannounced visits to...

Waitress Laura serves up winning formula

BY BERNIE NÍ FHLATHARTA A 22-years-old city worker has been named as Miss Galway 2013, and will go forward to compete in the Miss Ireland contest in June. Laura Fox from Moylough currently works...

‘Full steam ahead’ for €52 million Galway docks plan

BY FRANCIS FARRAGHER THE switch of ownership and control of Galway Port from central government to the local authority, has been welcomed as a positive move for the proposed redevelopment of the docks, by...

Food Festival back for second helpings

BY JUDY MURPHY The organisers of Galway’s second annual Food Festival – which is being held this weekend – expect numbers to be up on last year’s inaugural event. More than 75 restaurants, food...


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