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Whats On In Galway Local News

Ashling represented the best of modern Ireland, says Taoiseach

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin has joined thousands of people this afternoon in paying tribute to Ashling Murphy, saying that she “represented the best of modern Ireland”. “The entire country is devastated and shocked by the violent and barbaric killing of Ashling Murphy, a young woman in the prime of her life,” said the Taoiseach. “Our […] Galway Daily …

Free Christmas Tree recycling for county households

Galway County Council is organising a Christmas Tree recycling service at towns and villages for households to properly dispose of their trees. The service will run from this Friday, January 7 to Saturday, January 15 at thirteen different locations. The recycling service is free of charge, and for domestic households only. County residents can bring […] Galway Daily …

Plans in the works for 167 homes in Ballinasloe

Plans are in their early stages for the construction of 167 homes in Ballinasloe. Limehill Esker Limited is seeking approval to proceed with a Strategic Housing Development application at Dunlo Ballinasloe. The housing development would comprise 56 houses and 111 apartments, along with associated site works. The development is currently at the consultation stage with […] Galway Daily …

Plans for large housing development in Athenry

Plans have been submitted to the county council for a mixed use development in Athenry comprising 59 houses and apartments, along with commercial units, and restoring a protected structure as community centre. Ghost Zapper Limited is seeking planning permission for 28 houses and 31 apartments at a site off Cross Street/Clarke Street in Athenry. The […] Galway Daily …

Galway Christmas Song

The band Grandom as part of the Galway Random Sounds Project, has released a new original Christmas song: Christmas In Galway The…

Plans submitted for Ballinasloe housing development

Plans have been submitted to the county council for the construction of 13 houses on a 0.47 hectare site on the outskirts of Ballinasloe. Planning permission is being sought for a housing development at Glentaun, Ballinasloe, comprising 13 three-bed houses, and associated site works. The estate would have a total of 26 car parking spaces, […] Galway Daily …

Mountbellew chosen as Smart Villages destination

A major rural development initiative has been announced in Mountbellew by Galway Rural Development (GRD). ‘Smart Villages’ aims to enhance cooperation, new alliances and funding for rural areas across the county. A capacity crowd attended Mountbellew Pastoral Centre last month to discuss the potential for the town as a ‘Smart Village’ destination, with Mountbellew District […] Galway Daily …

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Galway Bay FM

  • Funeral of Aisling Murphy to be held on Tuesday Morning
    by GBFM News on January 16, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Ashling Murphy will be laid to rest on Tuesday morning, with the funeral taking place at St. Brigid’s Church Mountbolus, near Tullamore. Her loved ones have requested that family flowers be presented only, and that their house remain private for the day. Father Michael Meade will be the chief celebrant

  • Tens of thousands of antigen test kits to be provided to NUI Galway Students from tomorrow
    by GBFM News on January 16, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Tens of thousands of antigen test kits are to be provided to students at NUI Galway as part of public health efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19. Students will be able to collect packs at four locations across campus from tomorrow morning. The tests are being provided as part

  • Car sales up 13 percent across Galway last year
    by GBFM News on January 16, 2022 at 11:26 am

    Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Car sales were up by more than 13 percent across Galway last year. New figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry show 4,105 new vehicles were registered between January and December. That’s an increase of almost 500 cars when compared to the figure for 2020. Nationally, car sales

  • County planners set to issue decision next month on Clifden residential development
    by GBFM News on January 15, 2022 at 5:51 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – A decision is due to be issued by county planners next month on a proposal to build 28 residential units in Clifden. The application is led by Acton MR Construction Limited and would be located at Ardbear. The development would involve 28 two-storey detached units with a mix of 4-bed,

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  • Winning €19m Lotto ticket sold in West as players urged to check tickets!
    by Michael Malone on January 16, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    One lucky Lotto player in Mayo has woken up today as Ireland’s largest ever Lotto jackpot winner after scooping the €19 million jackpot in last night’s draw. They won the largest Irish lottery prize ever after matching six numbers on a Quick Pick ticket, and players are being urged to carefully check their tickets. The

  • COVID-19: 10,753 cases confirmed by PCR
    by Michael Malone on January 16, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    A further 10,753 PCR confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported by health officials this afternoon. In addition, on Saturday 15 January, 4,208 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal. As of 8am today, 965 people with COVID -19 are hospitalised nationally, of whom 88 are in ICU.

  • Call for Galway City Council meetings to be livestreamed to public
    by Michael Malone on January 16, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    A Galway People Before Profit representative has reiterated his call for the public to be granted access to Galway City Council meetings. Adrian Curran reminded councillors of Section 45 of the Local Government Act, 2014, which states that “members of the public and representatives of the media are entitled to be present at a meeting