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30-house estate approved for Coolough Road

Plans for the development of 30 new homes beside Crestwood on the Coolough Road have been given the go-ahead by Galway City Council. Ray Grehan, one of the biggest boom time developers in Ireland and...

IBRC windfall marks last chapter for local housing estates

The entity born out of the country’s two bad banks during the financial crash is finally doing some good in Galway – providing funding for the taking-in-charge of 17 housing estates. The IBRC (Irish Bank...

Throwing light on sight loss – and the solution

Two years ago, retired art teacher Moyra Manifold went to get her eyes tested with nothing more pressing than the belief she needed stronger reading glasses – only it turned out to be a...

Councillors divided over Western Rail Corridor proposals

Fine Gael’s local reps across the county are split down the middle over the provision of a greenway along the old Western Rail Corridor. At least seven councillors are against it and five are in...

Galway ensemble fundraises for trip to Carnegie Hall

A Galway Gospel Choir has been invited to sing in Carnegie Hall in New York City next year – but to get there, they need to secure notes of the non-musical kind! Because the IGNITE...

Pedestrian dead after being knocked down on M18

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A pedestrian has died after being knocked down near Ardrahan. The woman – aged in her 70s – was killed when she was struck by a vehicle on the M18...


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