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Connemara Councillor Seamus Walsh announces resignation from Fianna Fail

Connemara Councillor Seamus Walsh has announced his resignation from Fianna Fail. He’s served with the party since the 2009 local elections, and was an independent candidate before that. Seamus Walsh and fellow Fianna Fáil councillor Noel Thomas faced criticism from party leadership for their comments in the wake of a fire at Ross Lake House […]
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Tuam area councillors push for more power on maintenance issues in private estates

There’s a push from local councillors to have more power in alleviating maintenance issues in private housing estates in Tuam. Councillor Donagh Killilea received a letter from Independent TD Sean Canney, which raised difficulties with a private estate at Cloonmore The matter has been explored at municipal district level, to see what options were available […]
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City Councillor highlights impact of flood damage on family business in TG4 documentary

City West Councillor Niall McNelis will feature in a TG4 documentary airing tonight focusing on the impact of flooding on local communities. Councillor McNelis will discuss the impact flooding damage has had on the family business Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery by the Spanish Arch over the years. Micheál Ó Cinnéide of Corrib Beo Partnership will […]
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University of Galway launches men’s mental health campaign

University of Galway Students’ Union has launched a new campaign which encourages young men to stand up and “Seize the Awkward” – to have uncomfortable conversations with a friend about mental health. The SU will be releasing a series of videos across social media to give practical tips, and there will be information displayed on […] Galway Daily …


Portiuncula Hospital remains under serious pressure as trolley numbers increase to 31

Portiuncula Hospital remains under serious pressure today, as the number of patients on trolleys has increased to 31. The Ballinasloe hospital has experienced high levels of overcrowding in recent days, with atypically high figures since the bank holiday weekend. Yesterday, it issued a public advisory, warning patients to expect severe delays for non urgent treatment. […]
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Galway visitor attractions honoured at CIE Tours Awards

Five Galway attractions were recognised at last night’s CIE Tours Awards of Excellence in Dublin. Kylemore Abbey, Killary Harbour Cruise, Corrib Princess Cruise, Dan O’Hara Homestead and Dun Aonghasa were all honoured for their success in promoting Irish tourism, receiving a ‘Merit Award’ for high levels of satisfaction among CIE Tours visitors. CIE Tours, the […] Galway Daily …


Tony Canavan appointed Regional Executive Officer for the new HSE West and North West region

Saolta Health Care CEO Tony Canavan has been appointed Regional Executive Officer – REO – for the new HSE West and North West region The region will serve the people of Galway, Donegal, Leitrim, West Cavan, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. Caoimhe Killeen reports:
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Galway native Prof Michael O’Flaherty elected Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights

Galway native Professor Michael O’Flaherty has been elected as the new Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe. O’Flaherty who is from Salthill and lectures on human rights law at the University of Galway, was elected on Wednesday evening at the Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly. The Commissioner is an independent and impartial […] Galway Daily …


An Bord Pleanála overturns planning permission for Galway City hotel

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for an 186-bedroom hotel in Ballybrit, overturning the city council’s decision. Parosi Developments Ltd received approval from the city council for the hotel in Briarhill Business Park in March 2022, after the plans were initially rejected in October of 2020. The plans submitted to the council were for […] Galway Daily …


OVER THE LINE Sports Team Christmas Special 2023

The Galway Bay FM sports team gathered together on Friday (29th December) for a special edition of ‘Over The Line.’ They reflected on 2023 as well as picking out their own personal highlights of the year. Galway Bay FM’s Darren Kelly was host and was joined by Gerry Murphy, Mike Rafferty, Derek Rogers, Sean Walsh, […]
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