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COVID-19: 5,622 cases reported today

There have been a further 5,622 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today. As of this morning the number of people hospitalised with COVID had dropped back below 500 once again. There are 487 patients with the virus in Irish hospitals, of whom 114 are being treated in ICUs. These daily […] Galway Daily …

Missing Ennis man found safe and well

A man reported missing from his home in Ennis since last week has been found safe and well. Jason Burcombe (30) was reported missing from his home since Tuesday, November 23. His family and An Garda Síochána said that they were concerned for his wellbeing, and made a public appeal to help locate him. Gardaí have […] Galway Daily …

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 …

Five day roadworks to disrupt N17 traffic

Traffic on the N17 in the north of Galway will be disrupted by five days or roadworks taking place next week. Galway County Council is carrying out work on the N17 between Tuam and Milltown starting next Monday. The roadworks will take place from 8:30am to 6:30pm each day, Monday – Friday, November 22-26. A […] Galway Daily …

Three men arrested in connection with armed robbery

Three men were arrested in Galway today in connection with an armed robbery at a store on Monday morning. At approximately 6.40am on Monday morning three men entered a convenience store in Ferbane, Co. Offaly armed with a number of weapons. The robbers forced  two female staff members to hand over a quantity of cigarettes, […] Galway Daily …

Status Yellow Gale Warning in effect for western coastal waters

A marine weather warning is in effect for coastal waters in the west and around all of Ireland today. Met Eireann has issued status yellow Gale Warning for all coasts and the Irish Sea for today. Southerly winds will reach gale force 8 throughout the day according to the marine warning, which will be in […] 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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  • Storm Barra: Gusts of up to 130km/hr forecast as Status Orange warning issued
    by Briain Kelly on December 5, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    The weather warning for Storm Barra in Galway has been upgraded to status orange, as 130km/hr gusts are expected on Tuesday. The Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, and Galway, while the rest of the country remains under a yellow alert. “On Tuesday and Tuesday night, due to Storm

  • Man who assaulted girlfriend over bag of cocaine sentenced
    by Briain Kelly on December 5, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    A cocaine dealer who assaulted his then girlfriend in a argument over a bag of drugs was sentenced to prison at Galway District Court. Paul Economopoulos (28), of 69 Cloghran, Tuam was sentenced to 16 months in prison after pleading guilty to a variety of drugs offences, theft, and assault on different dates in Galway

  • NUI Galway adopts JAM Cards for people with additional needs
    by Michael Malone on December 5, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    NUI Galway has announced the introduction of the JAM Card© initiative on campus for people with additional needs. To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities yesterday, the University is adopting the support system and providing staff training to assist those who may find it difficult to communicate or get easily overwhelmed in busy public