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Galway Simon gets approval to build apartments for older people

The Galway Simon Community has been granted approval for a new housing project for older people with mobility issues. Planning permission has been granted for the demolition of a derelict building at 111 Upper Newcastle, and the construction of a new apartment building in its place. The building will contain ten one-bedroom apartments specifically designed […] Galway Daily …

County Council and Oughterard shops work together on road safety campaign

Galway County Council is teaming up with local retailers in Oughterard for a road safety campaign heading into the winter nights. For this ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ campaign the county council is distributing free high visibility vests from four stores in Oughterard. The free vests, meant to ensure that cyclists are pedestrians are visible to […] Galway Daily …

Pride Inside – Galway is showing its pride online

Covid-19 has created difficulties for many of the community groups that fill our calender and country with year round events. In recent decades, summer has been host to LGBT+ Pride parades and festivals in Galway throughout the country. It has filled the streets of Dublin, brought colour and visibility to rural towns, and been a […] …

Plans submitted for 62 hectare solar farm outside Tuam

Plans have been submitted to Galway County Council for the construction of a 62 hectare solar farm just outside of Tuam. The planning application, which is currently at the pre-validation stage, seeks a ten year permission for development on the site. The proposed solar farm would be on land in the townlands of Cloontoa, Rinkippeen, […] …

Bats in Ireland – Part 2

Types of Bats in Ireland Nine species of bat have been confirmed resident in Ireland: Common Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) Soprano Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) Nathusius’ Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus nathusii) Leisler’s Bat (Nyctalus…

Bats in Ireland – Part 1

Bats in Ireland are Everywhere The most widespread species of bat can be found in most surveyed 10 km grid squares across Ireland. It is occasionally absent from coastal areas…

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Galway Bay FM

  • Students to sleep rough in Eyre Square to highlight accommodation crisis
    by GBFM News on September 26, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Students at the University of Galway are set to camp out at Eyre Square on Wednesday to highlight the accommodation crisis. Students will meet at the Quad at 4:30 on Wednesday afternoon for a brief protest, and will march to Eyre Square from there. Before they sleep rough for the The post Students to sleep rough in Eyre Square to highlight accommodation crisis appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Offshore wind project links up with Galway Hooker Association to boost boat racing
    by GBFM News on September 26, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom-  A company planning to develop a large offshore wind farm nine miles west of the Connemara coast at Sceirde Rocks has teamed up with the Galway Hooker Association The company, Corio Generation, is providing financial back-up for traditional sailboat racing spectacles on the West Coast The Atlantic winds are a common The post Offshore wind project links up with Galway Hooker Association to boost boat racing appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Galway Volunteer Centre hosts online update for community groups
    by GBFM News on September 26, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Non-profit organisations across Galway are being invited to attend an online event this week hosted by the Galway Volunteer Centre The event will take place on Thursday (sept 28) at 11am, and attendees will learn about the Centre’s various resources Groups attending will get an opportunity to network and to The post Galway Volunteer Centre hosts online update for community groups appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • County councillors reject recommendation to increase Local Property Tax by 15%
    by GBFM News on September 26, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – County councillors have roundly rejected a recommendation to increase Local Property Tax by 15 percent next year. At County Hall last evening, a presentation was given outlining the finances of Galway County Council. Although the local authority received €5m in extra funding from Government recently, it’s still projected to be well The post County councillors reject recommendation to increase Local Property Tax by 15% appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

The Sun – Galway

  • Pensioner killed in tragic Galway cattle mart accident after animal escaped into crowd named as tributes paid
    by Michael Doyle on September 25, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    A PENSIONER was killed following a tragic accident involving an animal at a cattle mart in Galway. Cattle dealer Mike McLoughlin, in his late 60s, was rushed to hospital after a bullock jumped out of the ring and into the crowd at the Saturday sale at Loughrea Mart, Galway. Mike McLoughlin died following an accident at the Galway Cattle Mart on Saturday A number of gardai and emergency responders rushed to the mart including two ambulance vehicles, two fire engines and a helicopter, […]

  • Virgin Media star gets engaged to mystery boyfriend as she shares heart-melting snaps
    by Georgia Walsh on September 25, 2023 at 9:58 am

    VIRGIN Media star Zara King has announced her engagement with a sweet video over on Instagram. The news correspondent’s mystery boyfriend popped the question on a romantic getaway to Screebe House in Galway over the weekend. InstagramZara King has gotten engaged to her mystery boyfriend[/caption] InstagramZara shared some snippets of her romantic stay[/caption] InstagramZara showed off her wedding ring[/caption] Zara took to Instagram last night to share the exciting […]

  • Man, 60s, dies in mart incident after ‘bullock escapes ring and runs into crowd’
    by Nicola Bardon on September 24, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    A MAN in his 60s has died after an incident occurred at the Galway cattle mart. The mart was in progress in Loughrea at around 4:30pm on Saturday when it is believed that a bullock escaped the ring and ran into the crowd. A man has passed away after the incident at Galway Cattle MartPA:Press Association The man was injured and was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Galway. However, despite the efforts to save him, he was later pronounced dead. A Garda statement said: […]

  • Robbie Benson hoping for European qualification with Dundalk as they hope to atone for FAI Cup drubbing against Galway
    by Neil O'Riordan on September 22, 2023 at 6:15 am

    ROBBIE BENSON knows Dundalk cannot make up for their FAI Cup horror showing against Galway United. But the veteran reckons they have to at least try to atone for it by keeping their European hopes alive through the league, starting against St Pat’s tonight. Robbie Benson of Dundalk says his side must atone for the FAI Cup drubbing to Galway Robbie Benson and Dundalk face St Pat’s tonight as they look to keep their European hopes alive It was not that Stephen O’Donnell’s side […]


Galway Daily

  • Students to Sleep Out in accommodation crisis protest
    by Briain Kelly on September 26, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    Students from University of Galway will be sleeping out in Eyre Square tomorrow in a protest against the accommodation crisis. The Students Union organised protest will meet the Quadrangle at University of Galway campus at 4:30pm, and later make its way to Eyre Square where there will be speeches before the students set up camp

  • Tánaiste to officially open new Tuam Community Nursing Unit next month
    by Briain Kelly on September 26, 2023 at 5:18 pm

    Tánaiste Micheál Martin will visit Tuam for the official opening of the Joe & Helen O’Toole Community Nursing Unit and The Grove next month. The Tánaiste’s visit and official opening ceremony will take place on Monday, October 16. Prior to that, the HSE plans to hold an open day for the community nursing unit (CNU)

  • Health and Community sector workers vote for strike action
    by Briain Kelly on September 26, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Health and Community group workers have voted to strike from next month in response to a long standing pay dispute. The ICTU group of unions representing health and community workers, employed in community and voluntary sector agencies funded by the HSE and other state agencies, have announced  that indefinite strike action, in several selected employments