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Councillor claims extortionate price of alcohol driving people to use drugs

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Galway County Councillor says a national debate is needed about what he describes as the exortorinate price of alcohol. Councillor Peter Roche told todays meeting of the County Galway Joint Policing Authority that he fear the cost of alcoholic beverages is driving people to use illegal drugs instead. Our […] Galway Bay FM …

Alcohol consumption down by over 30% in past two decades

Provisional data released today shows that alcohol consumption in 2022 was down on pre-Covid levels, as Ireland continues to move ever closer to European consumption norms. The pandemic saw hospitality venues close and consumption decline, but the new Revenue figures show that alcohol consumption was down by 5% last year on 2019, and by over […] Galway Daily …

Greenpark Nursing Home require a registered nurse

Greenpark Nursing Home has vacancy for registered nurse to provide one to one care 8am to 4pm daily. May suit nurse with children or other commitments. Days flexible. Contact Greenpark Nursing Home on 093 24410 or email For more, see our JobSpot. Follow us on Twitter. Galway Bay FM …

Ros na Rún passes 2,000 episode milestone

The long running TG4 soap opera Ros na Rún, filmed in Galway, crossed a milestone on Thursday evening with the broadcast of its 2,000th episode. Ireland’s only rural based TV drama series, Ros na Rún has long established itself as the world’s only Irish Language drama series. Filmed in a purpose-built fictional village in An […] Galway Daily …

Glenamaddy student wins prestigious Seamus Heaney Poetry Aloud Award

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A Glenamaddy student has won the prestigious national Seamus Heaney Poetry Aloud Award. Luke Dolan, who attends Glenamaddy Community School, was named the overall winner at this years awards, as well as the winner of the senior category. The annual competition aims to celebrate the art of poetry speaking, and […] Galway Bay FM …

Eight week roadworks to disrupt Athenry traffic

Traffic in Athenry will disrupted by eight weeks of roadworks taking place over the late spring and summer, getting underway next month. The county council is carrying out deep excavation works and the installation of pipework on a section of the R347 Old Dublin Road. The works will be carried out between the road’s junctions […] Galway Daily …

CAMOGIE: Purcell Cup Preview with University of Galway’s Kevin Connolly

University of Galway go in search of a first Purcell Cup crown in five years this weekend when they take part in the Electric Ireland Third Level Camogie Finals. They take on SETU Carlow on Saturday (11th February) in the semi-final in UCD, with the winners advancing to Sunday’s showpiece against eithe MTU Cork or […] Galway Bay FM …

Man seriously injured after being attacked by group at petrol station

A man was left with serious injuries after being attacked by a group of people at a petrol station earlier this week. Gardaí are looking to speak with some witnesses to the assault last Tuesday who were sighted in the Tuam to Ballinrobe area. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault which occurred […] Galway Daily …

Taoiseach says Government will “consider” minor injury unit for Galway

Galway Bay fm newsroom – The Taoiseach says Government will “consider” a minor injury unit for Galway. But Leo Varadkar told Deputy Noel Grealish in the Dáil that he cannot give any firm commitment at this time. He acknowledged that minor injury units have proved very important in other regions, in taking pressure off hospitals […] Galway Bay FM …

Lifeboat rescues three aboard boat adrift in the dark

Three people on a boat adrift in the dark were rescued by the Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat near Portumna this week. On Thursday evening, the RNLI were called out to assist three people on a 16ft speed boat adrift at the most northern part of the lake near Portumna. It was reported that the three […] Galway Daily …

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Galway Bay FM

  • Arrest in Mervue under provisions of the Mental Health Act
    by GBFM News on September 21, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardai today made an arrest in Mervue under provisions of the Mental Health Act They attended the scene of an incident that occurred at approximately 10 this morning Due to the sensitive nature of the incident, no further information is being released. The post Arrest in Mervue under provisions of the Mental Health Act appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Ballinasloe Horse Fair and Festival begins in just 10 days time
    by GBFM News on September 21, 2023 at 4:45 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – The longest running Horse Fair in Europe, the Ballinasloe Horse Fair and Festival begins in just 10 days time Our reporter Leah Hogarty attended the launch in the town   The post Ballinasloe Horse Fair and Festival begins in just 10 days time appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Open day at Oranmore farm to mark Lá Fhéile Bainne on World School Milk Day
    by GBFM News on September 21, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    An open day is to be held at an Oranmore farm to mark Lá Fhéile Bainne on World School Milk Day this day week, Wednesday September 27 Dairy farmer Henry Walsh and his son Enda along with NDC and Agri Aware staff will be taking local primary school children on a journey to show how The post Open day at Oranmore farm to mark Lá Fhéile Bainne on World School Milk Day appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • An Taisce’s Ponds Project comes to Galway City
    by GBFM News on September 21, 2023 at 2:18 pm

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – An Taisce and Galway City Council are running a new Ponds project to celebrate their role as resevoirs for biodiversity. To kick-start the project, a workshop is being held in the Clayton Hotel in Ballybrit on Saturday week (30th September) The event will include a talk from An Taisce’s pond The post An Taisce’s Ponds Project comes to Galway City appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

The Sun – Galway

  • Majella O’Donnell heartbroken after death of mother as Daniel issues emotional statement revealing ‘great sadness’
    by Aine Conaty on September 19, 2023 at 10:48 am

    MAJELLA and Daniel O’Donnell have been left heartbroken following the death of Majella’s beloved mother. Marion Roche passed away at St Mary’s Nursing Home in Galway yesterday, country crooner Daniel announced. Majella’s mother sadly passed away yesterday Daniel announced the heartbreaking news on social media Majella and Daniel are heartbroken over the loss Majella’s husband Daniel told his fans of their deep sadness following Marion’s passing. He said: “It is […]

  • Dundalk boss Stephen O’Donnell left miserable after his side’s ’embarrassing’ thumping by Galway United
    by Colum Motherway on September 17, 2023 at 1:32 pm

    STEPHEN O’DONNELL could not hide his anguish after what he described as ‘the lowest point of my career in football’. Travelling Dundalk fans vented their frustrations on Friday night after Galway United’s stunning 4-0 FAI Cup quarter-final win at Eamonn Deacy Park. Dundalk head coach Stephen O’Donnell was left miserable after the defeat Galway ran riot against the Lilywhites to secure a final four spot And the manager offered little defence, saying: “It was embarrassing. […]

  • Galway United stun Dundalk as they thrash Lilywhites in massive FAI Cup quarter-final upset
    by Colum Motherway on September 16, 2023 at 10:26 am

    GALWAY UNITED romped past shell-shocked Dundalk to seal their place in the last four of the FAI Cup. United were ruthless on a brilliant night that sees them into the FAI Cup semi-final for the first time in 15 years. Galway United ran riot in their thumping 4-0 victory Dundalk couldn’t manage to trouble the Galway goal First-half goals from Stephen Walsh, Ed McCarthy, Maurice Nugent and David Hurley put United on their path to victory. But Dundalk had very few answers for […]

  • 15 people arrested into ‘major public order incident’ in Galway, gardai reveal
    by Barry Moran on September 15, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    FIFTEEN people have now been arrested over a “major” public order incident in Galway. Gardai announced in a statement on Friday that three more people were arrested following the endangerment incident in the city. Gardai are investigating the incidentPA:Press Association The alleged altercation took place in a car park on the Headford Road in Galway city on Sunday evening, shortly after 6pm. Gardaí confirmed two men were assaulted during the course of the “serious public […]


Galway Daily

  • Council announces 8-week Galway City street closure
    by Michael Malone on September 21, 2023 at 2:40 pm

    Galway City Council has announced a 24/7 street closure in the city from 2 October until 30 November. Quay Street will be closed from the Junction of Cross Street to the intersection with the exit from Leonardo Hotel for the eight-week period. High Street will also be closed to HGV traffic be between its junction

  • Governor of Central Bank of Ireland speaks at University of Galway
    by Michael Malone on September 21, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    The Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Gabriel Makhlouf has spoken at University of Galway today about inflation and the labour market as part of the University’s ‘Thinking Beyond; series. The event gave insights into the causes of the current period of high inflation in Ireland and what it means for monetary policy. A

  • New Surgical Hub in Galway City will “significantly reduce waiting lists”
    by Michael Malone on September 21, 2023 at 11:45 am

    The Saolta University Health Care Group and Galway University Hospitals have welcomed the progress in developing a new surgical hub in Galway City. The hub, on the grounds of Merlin Park University Hospital, will provide a significant uplift in surgical capacity for the region. It will reduce waiting times for day case procedures by significantly