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Man punched out participant in street fight he was refereeing

A man refereeing a street fight, who instead ended up punching out one of the participants, got a jail sentence at Galway District Court. Michael McDonagh, of 6 Fana Glas, Ballybane, received a seven month prison sentence after pleading guilty to charges of violent disorder and assault causing harm. Garda Aidan Nally told the court […] Galway Daily …

Tuam mental health complex set to reach completion early next year

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The redevelopment of the Old Grove Hospital in Tuam is ahead of schedule – and set for completion early next year. The site will have a mental health centre with a team base and day hospital, as well as a disability centre wth team base and clinics. The reconfiguration of […] Galway Bay FM …

Cell Explorers celebrates 10 years of science

The Galway based Cell Explorers programme is celebrating ten years of informing, inspiring and involving the public in hands-on modern biology. First created in 2012 by founding director Dr Muriel Grenon and ten project students, Cell Explorers was piloted with funding from the EXPLORE Innovation initiative. This was a project by NUI Galway and its […] Galway Daily …

ATU students’ art exhibition opens in Galway city

An art exhibition by 22 Contemporary Art students at Atlantic Technological University (ATU) opened in three locations across Galway city this week. The exhibition, titled ‘Search Engine’, was launched by former Galway City Arts Officer James Harrold on Tuesday. The work can now be viewed at Saolta Arts, University Hospital Galway, and Galway city library […] Galway Daily …

Oranmore vigil to mark installation of new Bishop to focus on young people

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A vigil of gratitude and welcome for the incoming Bishop of Galway Micheal Duignan, is set to take place this evening at Oranmore Church and will focus on young people It’s taking place on the eve of Bishop Duignan’s installation at Galway Cathedral tomorrow afternoon when he takes over from […] Galway Bay FM …

Spiddal based writer receives special mention at EU literature awards

An Spidéal based writer Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin’s novel MADAME LAZARE has been awarded a ‘Special Mention’ by the European Union Prize for Literature Awards. The novel, published by Connemara’s Barzaz, was one of 14 shortlisted titles from across Europe at a ceremony in Paris on Friday. It is the first ever novel written in Irish […] Galway Daily …

Efforts underway to fill vacant council ground staff positions in Tuam area

Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Efforts are underway to fill a number of vacant council ground staff positions for the Tuam area. The council’s Director for the Municipal District of Tuam, Mr. Derek Pender, informed the Tuam area representatives that job interviews would be held early in June to offset the shortfall in general operatives […] Galway Bay FM …

Government criticised for not extending fuel allowance

Roscommon-Galway TD Claire Kerrane has criticised the government for not extending the Fuel Allowance. The Fuel Allowance season ended yesterday, Friday, but Deputy Kerrane has been urging the government to extend the season by six weeks due to the cost of living crisis. She said that people are under huge pressure to pay their fuel […] Galway Daily …

Emergency services attend gorse fire in Connemara

Fire services are dealing with a gorse fire in Connemara today. Units from the Carraroe and Clifden services were dispatched to a gorse fire in the Carna area. It is believed that the fire developed on Saturday and was monitored overnight, before services attended today Galway Daily …

FOOTBALL: Five Galway Players Among Seven for NUIG on Sigerson Cup Team of the Year

Five Galway players have been selected on the 2022 Sigerson Cup Football Team of the Year. Champions NUIG are represented by Moycullen duo Eoin and Sean Kelly, Oughterard’s Matthew Tierney and Corofin’s Gavin Burke. Oranmore/Maree’s Conor Carroll is between the sticks, and the college has seven players in total with Roscommon’s Cathal Heneghan and Mayo’s […] Galway Bay FM …

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  • Department of Public Health, HSE West and North West, appeal to the public amid a rise in COVID-19 infections
    by GBFM News on June 22, 2024 at 11:35 am

    The Department of Public Health, HSE West and North West has released a statement encouraging the public to be aware of an increase of COVID-19 infections in the community. A new COVID-19 variant (JN.1) is circulating in Ireland and has resulted in an increase in outbreaks in nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare settings putting The post Department of Public Health, HSE West and North West, appeal to the public amid a rise in COVID-19 infections appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Newly elected Mayor Of Galway City to prioritise delivery of Masterplan for the city
    by GBFM News on June 22, 2024 at 11:21 am

    Newly elected Mayor of Galway City Councillor Peter Keane has told Galway Bay FM News that one of his priorities will be the delivery of the Masterplan for the City. It is the first time he has held this position in what is his fourth term as a Councillor and succeeds Councillor Eddie Hoare. Speaking The post Newly elected Mayor Of Galway City to prioritise delivery of Masterplan for the city appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Councillor Peter Keane elected new Mayor of Galway
    by GBFM News on June 21, 2024 at 7:44 pm

    Councillor Peter Keane has been elected the new Mayor of Galway, succeeding outgoing Mayor, Councillor Eddie Hoare. Fianna Fail Councillor Keane took the chair at the first meeting of the new city council this evening. Labour Councillor Niall McNelis was elected Deputy Mayor – with both roles filled as part of a power pact between The post Councillor Peter Keane elected new Mayor of Galway appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Man arrested after 7kg of cannabis seized in Galway
    by GBFM News on June 21, 2024 at 5:58 pm

    A man’s been arrested after more than 7 kilos of cannabis was seized in Galway. The haul – seized at an unspecified location by Garda and Revenue – has an estimated value of €143 thousand. A man in his 20’s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at a Garda Station in the The post Man arrested after 7kg of cannabis seized in Galway appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

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  • ‘Best friend & sister I could ask for’ – Heartbreak as teen who died at Gaeltacht laid to rest after emotional funeral
    by Ellen Fitzpatrick on June 20, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    THE funeral of a young girl who died following a tragic medical emergency while she was away at a Gaeltacht heard how she had the “biggest personality”. Amelia Belle Ferguson, 14, died at Coláiste na nOileán near Connemara, Co Galway on Thursday. Amelia Belle Ferguson of Firhouse, Dublin sadly passed away earlier this weekcollect Speaking at her funeral, Amelia’s family thanked those at the Gaeltacht who stayed by her side during the tragedy, as well as the paramedics at Galway […]

  • Rian O’Neill reveals what was said during 20 MINUTE half-time team talk in Armagh’s draw with Galway in All-Ireland
    by Andrew Ryan on June 18, 2024 at 6:00 am

    RIAN O’NEILL admits taking huge heart from Armagh’s excellent Championship record — over 70 minutes. Tyrone, in last year’s All-Ireland group stage, are the only team to have beaten Armagh in regulation time in Championship football in their last 17 games. Rian O’Neill revealed what was said at half-time of Armagh’s draw with GalwayBen McShane/Sportsfile Armagh guaranteed themselves a quarter-final spot by drawing with the TribesmenBrendan Moran/Sportsfile That record […]

  • Popular Irish swim spot ‘blocked off’ to public in major error as locals left confused
    by Ellen Fitzpatrick on June 17, 2024 at 10:58 pm

    A POPULAR Irish swim spot has been “blocked off” to the public for the first time in 70 years, with locals and tourists left confused by the move. Swimmers heading to Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill, Co Galway were left shocked after discovering the spot was closed due to “repair” work. After leaving locals confused, many took to social media to seek answers as well as appealing to the councilNiall Carson/PA Wire The iconic structure has since reopened after being closed all […]

  • Urgent warning for thousands of patients as hospital postpones procedures & people told to avoid emergency dept
    by Emma Kilcawley Hemani on June 17, 2024 at 6:35 pm

    UNIVERSITY Hospital Galway has announced the postponement of some elective procedures. They have been postponed as a result of pressures in the hospital and lack of beds. Some elective procedures have been postponed at Galway University HospitalPA:Press Association The hospital explained that “urgent, time sensitive cases” are being prioritised. They added: “Patients are being contacted directly if their procedure is being postponed”. The Emergency Department is […]


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  • €143k worth of drugs seized by Gardaí in Galway raid
    by Briain Kelly on June 21, 2024 at 5:38 pm

    Organised Crime Gardaí and the Revenue seized drugs worth more than €143,000 in a raid in Galway on Friday. As part of an intelligence led operation, Revenue officers seized approximately 7.1 kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated value of €143,800 in the Galway area today. The seizure was made as a result of a

  • University of Galway School of Law named best in Ireland
    by Briain Kelly on June 21, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    The Law School at the University of Galway has been named the best in Ireland at the annual Dye and Durham Irish Law Awards. University of Galway’s School of Law has won Law School of the Year at the Dye and Durham Irish Law Awards 2024 – the second time it has won the prestigious

  • HSE urges caution amid rise in new COVID infections
    by Briain Kelly on June 21, 2024 at 11:12 am

    The HSE is urging people in the west of Ireland to be aware of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the community as a new strain circulates. A new strain of COVID-19 circulating in Ireland, JN.1, has resulted in an increase in outbreaks in nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare settings putting vulnerable patients at