Galway News

New Kirwan Junction comes online from Monday

The new signalised Kirwan Junction of the N6 Bóthar na dTreabh and N84 Headford Road will come into operation starting from tomorrow. The city council has been carrying out works this month to remove and replace the roundabout with the new junction. This has involved multiple temporary road closures and traffic management measures throughout the […] Galway Daily …


COVID-19: 589 new cases reported today

A total of 589 new cases of COVID-19 were reported this afternoon by health officials. The number of people with COVID in hospitals across the country now stands at 62, with 17 of those receiving care in ICUs. As of yesterday evening, there are no COVID-19 patients receiving care in Galway’s public hospitals. Deputy Chief […] Galway Daily …


Galway software company creating 42 jobs with NUIG partnership

The Galway based company Aró Digital Strategy expects to create 42 new jobs as a result of a new research partnership with NUIG. Twelve of the new positions will be filled this year, with the remaining 30 expected to be filled over the next five years. Aró and the university’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics […] Galway Daily …


Two men sentenced for stealing from church poor box

Two related men who stole money from a church poor box received sentences at Galway District Court recently. Kevin Goldbey (36) and Kenneth Goldbey (38), both of Gaelcarraig Park in Westside, admitted to stealing from St Nicholas Church in Galway City, after originally pleading not guilty. The incident involved €103.25 in cash stolen from the […] Galway Daily …


COVID-19: Health officials report 380 new cases

A total of 380 new coronavirus cases have been reported in the Republic by the Department of Health. There are now 38 people in hospitals across the country with the disease, and the number of people with the virus in ICUs remains unchanged at 13. No figures were provided by health officials for Galway today, […] Galway Daily …


Ireland is losing ground on aviation says Galway senator

Ireland is losing ground on all fronts on aviation and the Government must act to protect this vital national interest, a Galway senator has said. Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Seán Kyne said that late 2019 seems like a different world when the then Government was able to buy the Connemara airport for the PSO […] Galway Daily …


Dominick Street Upper set for outdoor dining

Dominick Street Upper will become the latest street in Galway City to be closed every evening to allow for outdoor dining. The street in the West End will be closed to traffic from 6pm to 11pm every day, from Friday 18 June until Thursday 30 September. Dominick Street Upper, which has a number of well-known […] Galway Daily …


Achievements of NUIG student Owen Ward celebrated at special reception

The achievements of NUI Galway student Owen Ward were celebrated at a special Mayoral reception at Leisureland in Salthill on Friday afternoon. Owen, who is a Galway City native and member of the Irish Traveller community, left school early without a Junior Cert, but after completing the NUI Galway Access Programme he graduated from the […] Galway Daily …


Missing Galway man (64) located safe and well

Bill Hill (64), who was reported missing from Galway City has been located safe and well. Gardaí made a public appeal for information that could help locate Bill on Tuesday, June 1. He had been missing from the Salthill area of Galway City since May 18. This evening, An Garda Síochána said that he has […] Galway Daily …


Gardaí seek help locating missing 70 year old Galway man

Gardaí have made a public appeal for assistance in locating a 70 year old man missing from Galway City. John Joyce (70) was last seen in the Rahoon Road area of Galway at approximately 10pm on Monday, May 31. John is described as being 6’ 2” in height, of slim build with white combed back […] Galway Daily …