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Reorganisation sees Loughrea lose traffic corps base

The Garda traffic corps in Loughrea is to be moved into a centralised location in Oranmore – resulting in at least six members of the force being taken from their existing area. ...

Cruel cuts leave 80 Galway special needs children in limbo

School leavers with disabilities have been left in limbo due to cuts to health services nationwide. At least 77 school leavers in Galway are waiting to be accommodated in either in...

Planners approve new Cystic Fibrosis unit at University Hospital Galway

City planners have given the go-ahead for a new outpatient unit for children with Cystic Fibrosis on the grounds of University Hospital Galway. The unit will provide isolated daycare facilities, including...

‘Lives could be at risk’ in row over Galway hospital helipad plans

 Councillors will vote in November on plans for a temporary air ambulance helipad in Shantalla, while a new two-storey carpark is built on the grounds of University Hospital Galway.  But there’s...

Seventy failed trees to be replaced on Quirke Road

All of the 70 trees which were planted as part of the landscaping of the €16.5 million Seamus Quirke Road revamp are to be replaced over the coming fortnight after either dying or failing...

Number of Galway families made homeless doubles in a year

The most vulnerable in Galway City have been hit hard by the recession with the number of homeless families doubling in the space of a year.  There has been an overall...

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