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Galway native Prof Michael O’Flaherty elected Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights

Galway native Professor Michael O’Flaherty has been elected as the new Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe. O’Flaherty who is from Salthill and lectures on human rights law at the University of Galway, was elected on Wednesday evening at the Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly. The Commissioner is an independent and impartial […] Galway Daily …


An Bord Pleanála overturns planning permission for Galway City hotel

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for an 186-bedroom hotel in Ballybrit, overturning the city council’s decision. Parosi Developments Ltd received approval from the city council for the hotel in Briarhill Business Park in March 2022, after the plans were initially rejected in October of 2020. The plans submitted to the council were for […] Galway Daily …


OVER THE LINE Sports Team Christmas Special 2023

The Galway Bay FM sports team gathered together on Friday (29th December) for a special edition of ‘Over The Line.’ They reflected on 2023 as well as picking out their own personal highlights of the year. Galway Bay FM’s Darren Kelly was host and was joined by Gerry Murphy, Mike Rafferty, Derek Rogers, Sean Walsh, […]
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Lease approved for modular homes for Ukrainian refugees in Ballinasloe

Galway County Council has approved a lease for the construction of modular homes for Ukrainian refugees in Ballinasloe. The elected members of the county council this month unanimously approved the lease of 4.67 hectares of land by Galway County Council to the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth. This is for the construction […] Galway Daily …


George McDonagh’s ‘Saturday Six’

Racing in Ireland on Saturday (16th December) is in Fairyhouse. Cross-channel, there are meetings in Doncaster, Hereford, Cheltenham, Newcastle and Wolverhampton. With his ‘Saturday Six’ predictions, here’s Galway Bay FM’s George McDonagh.
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Search for missing Clifden man ends after body found

The search for a man reported missing from Clifden has been stood down this morning after the discovery of a body. John Hand (38) was reported missing from the Clifden area this week. An Garda Síochána have now called off the search after the discovery of a body in the Moycullen area. A statement from […] Galway Daily …


Galway man recognised with Young Property Professional award

A Galway man has been awarded with the Young Property Professional Award for 2023. Ryan Hanley of Rooney Real Estate & Blackthorn Property is a recent graduate and a co-owner of two property industry offerings. The award recognises an individual who has been in the industry for less than 10 years, and has shown entrepreneurial […]
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Galway Active Retirement team takes 2nd place at National Bowls Competition

Members of the Turloughmore 1 Active Retirement bowls team have taken home one of the top prizes at the 2023 Active Retirement Ireland National Indoor Mats Bowling Competition in Kerry this week. Turloughmore 1 team members Catherine Woods, John O’Donovan, Billy Woods and skip John Ridge were presented with the 2023 large bowls plate runners-up prize by Active […] Galway Daily …


Digital intimacy and STI awareness among events focus of SHAG Week at UG

Digital intimacy, sexual positivity and STI awareness will be focused on at SHAG Week in the University of Galway from tomorrow. The Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week will also offer free STI clinics, including rapid HIV and Syphilis testing by Sexual Health West Students’ Union President Dean Kenny says it’s important that students can […]
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Iconic Galway pub reopens with classic charm and style

MacNeill’s pub in the historic cellars of The Hardiman on Eyre Square has reopened following a beautiful makeover which cost over €400,000. The pub, which was opened in the Hotel in the late 19th century, was a well-known under a number of identities including O’Flaherty’s and Fagan’s. The refurbished and repurposed pub retains its classic […] Galway Daily …


Salthill-based man wins Teagasc forest photo competition

Adrian Nolan, who is living in Salthill, has taken home a top prize in Teagasc’s national photo competition. Adrian’s capture of mushrooms in Barna Woods was awarded the adult prize in the Trees and Biodiversity category Adrian, a member of Oughterard Camera Club, will receive a €300 voucher for his winning shot. He’ll also be […]
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Kristy Verenga explores Who Am I? in Gort

Experimental artist Kristy Verenga has opened her Who Am I? exhibition which combines media to explore the question at The Gallery Café in Gort. Kristy uses painting and sculpture to build the world that she calls home, these abstract and symbolic narratives are an expression of her daily experience. Using oil paint on a wax […] Galway Daily …


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  • Gardai seek public’s assistance in search for missing 18 year old
    by Sport GBFM on July 13, 2024 at 12:04 pm

    Gardaí are appealing to the public for assistance in locating 18-year-old Caérie Broughall who was reported missing from her home in Athlone, Co. Westmeath yesterday morning. Caérie was last seen on the Roscommon Road, Athlone at approximately 11.15am on Friday. She’s described as being 5 foot 7 inches in height, with a slim build, dark The post Gardai seek public’s assistance in search for missing 18 year old appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Clifden RNLI called to assist three divers following emergency situation
    by Sport GBFM on July 13, 2024 at 11:51 am

    Volunteer crew and lifeboats from Clifden RNLI were launched on Thursday evening to assist three divers who had experienced a rapid ascent near Friar Island. The divers got into difficulty a mile to the south of Inishbofin. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat Joyce King, helmed by Owen Hayes with crew Chris Nee and Conor O Malley The post Clifden RNLI called to assist three divers following emergency situation appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • French Business Travel Professionals visit Galway
    by Sport GBFM on July 13, 2024 at 11:34 am

    A group of French business travel professionals have been visiting Galway as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and the destination Management company Irish Horizons. The group are all specialists in organising meetings, incentive travel programmes and product launches and the aim of the visit was to showcase Ireland to them and to inspire them The post French Business Travel Professionals visit Galway appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • The people of Roundstone celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the village
    by Sport GBFM on July 13, 2024 at 11:31 am

    The people of Roundstone are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the founding of the village by the Scottish engineer, Alexander Nimmo. There are several events taking place and the Show this weekend has its own special significance. The native pony is perhaps the finest ambassador for Connemara throughout the world. It is just 100 years The post The people of Roundstone celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of the village appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

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  • ‘The Air We Share’ driving action on climate change in Galway City
    by Briain Kelly on July 12, 2024 at 2:48 pm

    Solutions to air pollution in Galway City are being explored as part of an innovative project combining art, community education and citizen action. As part of ‘The Air We Share’ project, seven monitors will record air pollution in Westside with the data made available to the local community to ‘make the invisible visible’. Three artists

  • University of Galway ranked Top 100 in Europe
    by Briain Kelly on July 12, 2024 at 8:57 am

    University of Galway has been named as one of the top universities in Europe, according to the QS World University Rankings: Europe 2025. For the second year in a row, the Europe-wide rankings have placed University of Galway 98th out of almost 700 institutions in more than 40 locations. The QS World University Rankings: Europe 2025

  • Gardaí appeal for missing person from Offaly
    by Michael Malone on July 10, 2024 at 8:45 am

    Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in finding 59-year-old Michael Wyer who was reported missing from Tullamore in Co. Offaly on Tuesday 9 July. Michael was last seen in Tullamore Town on Monday 8 July 2024 at around 1pm. Michael is described as being 5 foot 10 inches in height and of medium build, with