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Storm Deirdre ‘damaging’ gusts expected to hit 130km/h

A Status Orange wind warning is in place for the entire country from 2pm today until midnight due to Storm Deirdre. It will bring west to northwest winds of 55 to 65km/h, with gusts of...

Lobby increases pressure on wastewater plant

Residents of two Connemara communities cranked up the political pressure this week in their campaigns for 100-metre buffer zones around wastewater treatment plants. Representatives of campaign groups in An Cheathrú Rua and An Spidéal gave...

Brakes put on Galway driving testing centre move

County councillors have vowed to ‘slam the brakes’ on any attempt to relocate the city’s driving test centre from Westside to Carnmore. Members of the Connemara Municipal District have said they are opposed to any...

Former minister accuses Government of failing rural Ireland

The Minister for Community and Development has no interest in the most deprived areas of the country’s cities and towns, according to one local TD. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív (FF) has accused Minister Michael Ring...

Gardaí target roaming gangs in crackdown

Roving gangs of thieves who often use the motorway network for a quick exit after committing a robbery are being targeted by Gardai across the West of Ireland as part of Operation Thor, Winter...

Work to begin on revamp of Galway’s pedestrian zone

Galway City Tribune - The multi-million euro ‘phased revamp’ of the city’s pedestrianised zone – due to begin early in the New Year – has the potential to transform the ‘centre of town’ into...


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