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Book of Condolences opened for Kurdish family killed in tragic crash

An online Book of Condolences has been opened by the Mayor for the Kurdish family killed in a road traffic collision last week. Karzan Sabah, Shahen Qasm and and eight month old baby Lena lost their lives in a multi-vehicle collision on the M6 near Ballinasloe last Thursday evening. Mayor of Galway City Colette Connolly […] Galway Daily …

COVID-19: 1,818 confirmed cases reported today

There have been a further 1,818 confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today. As of this morning there are 244 people in Ireland hospitalised with COVID, of whom 52 are in the ICU. “While the vaccine programme continues, we need to allow time for the levels of immunity in the community […] Galway Daily …

COVID-19: 1,758 cases in Ireland today

There have been a further 1,758 cases of COVID-19 in the state reported by the Department of Health today. As of this morning there were 248 people in the country hospitalised with COVID. Of these, 48 patients are in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit. Daily case numbers reported today may change in the […] Galway Daily …

COVID-19: 1,508 new cases reported today

The Department of Health has reported 1,508 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon. As of 8am today, there are 206 people with COVID-19 in hospitals across the State, of whom 33 are in ICU. Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said that COVID-19 is circulating to a significant degree in the community, but the public’s […] Galway Daily …

Just two Galway areas now have COVID rates below national average

Eight of the ten local electoral areas in Galway now have COVID-19 incidence rates higher than the national average, new data has shown. Gort-Kinvara and Loughrea are the only areas with rates lower than Ireland’s average – which was 372 cases per 100,000 people when the data was taken this week. Galway City Central LEA, […] Galway Daily …

Galway siblings have ambitious plans for new home building marketplace

Galway entrepreneurs Eoghain and Ailish Ryan have high ambitions and expectations for their unique new online marketplace for home building and improvements. The siblings, who are also behind the most popular study website for Irish and UK secondary school students, want to take their latest project to Britain and the US in the coming months […] Galway Daily …

COVID-19: 1,120 cases notified today

There have been a further 1,120 confirmed cases of COVID-19 notified by NPHET today. As of this morning there were 142 people in Ireland hospitalised with COVID-19, of whom 27 are in the ICU. Vaccination registration for 12-15 years old opened today, for those seeking an mRNA vaccine, and 70% of the population is now […] Galway Daily …

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  • Tuam artist launches latest collection inspired by Australian coast
    by Michael Malone on September 28, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Tuam artist Ciara O’Neill is set to release her latest collection which has been inspired by the warm Australian climate and coastal life. With a degree in Interior Design, Ciara O’Neill specialises in contemporary art and her latest series will be released in October. The collection includes Apollo, an acrylic and oil series which will

  • Salthill Cycleway will form ‘blue jewel in crown of greenways’
    by Michael Malone on September 28, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Galway Cycling Campaign has said that the Salthill Cycleway will form the blue jewel in Galway’s crown of connected urban greenways. A proposal for the temporary 3-km coastal cycleway was passed by city councillors at yesterday’s council meeting, with 17 votes to one in favour of the cycleway. The cycling group says that it will

  • Fuel allowance payments restart for thousands of Galway people
    by Michael Malone on September 28, 2021 at 9:10 am

    Thousands of people in Galway city and county are receiving their fuel allowance again for this year after the start of the scheme was announced yesterday. A total of 18,886 in the City and County received fuel allowance payments through the National Fuel Scheme last winter and they will automatically receive payment again as long