Controversial city centre homes plan gets green light

Galway City Council has given the green light for the construction of 19 new homes in Woodquay, despite huge local opposition on the grounds the area is being “ghettoised” by students. K King Construction Claregalway...

Teen arrested over theft of €2,000 worth of tools

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A teenager is being questioned by Gardaí after he was arrested last night on suspicion of handling €2,000 worth of stolen goods. Gardaí received a report of a car acting...

4,700 on trolleys in Galway’s public hospitals in first six months

Nearly 4,700 patients were left waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Galway and Portiuncula in Ballinasloe in the first six months of this year. Figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation – which records...
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Ballinasloe Fair fears for future over licences

Fears for the future of Ballinasloe Horse Fair have been expressed in view of new bye-laws that are being introduced in other parts of the country for similar fairs and markets. The strict new laws...

Galway In Days Gone By

1916 Timber theft At Galway Petty Sessions, John Melia, Church Lane, was charged by Mr. Hildebrand, D.I., with the larceny of a plank of forest timber, the property of Messrs. McDonogh and Co. The timber was...

Expansion plans for Glen Oaks Hotel

Plans to carry out major redevelopment and extension works at the Glen Oaks Hotel in the Westside – to create nearly 30 new en-suite bedrooms – are under consideration by Galway City Council. According to...


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