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Ransomware attack causing serious disruption in Galway hospitals

The ransomware attack against the HSE which prompted the shutdown of IT systems for containment purposed today is causing serious disruptions to hospital services in Galway. People attending University Hospital Galway, Merlin Park Hospital, and Portiuncula University Hospital are being advised to expect delays due to the attack, and some services have seen appointments cancelled. […] Galway Daily …


Penneys to offer shopping by appointment before fully reopening

Penneys has announced it will offer shopping by appointment as a temporary measure in all of its Irish stores in the week before it reopens fully. The announcement follows yesterday’s Cabinet agreement on the easing of restrictions which includes click and collect from 10 May and retail fully reopening on 17 May. In a statement […] Galway Daily …


Spacious period style house in the heart of Salthill Village

A stone’s throw from the sea and located in the heart of beautiful Salthill village, this fantastic period-style house is a unique opportunity for potential buyers to acquire a property in one of the most sought after areas in the West of Ireland.  The Lodge, at 112 Lower Salthill, is a single story house with […] Galway Daily …


Mayoral Reception to honour Owen Ward for breaking down barriers to education

A Mayoral Reception will be held this summer for Galway’s Owen Ward, for his work breaking down barriers to higher education for Irish Travellers and other disadvantaged groups. Owen Ward, then a Professional Master of Education student, became the first member of the Travelling Community elected to the governing body of a university in Ireland […] Galway Daily …



Terraced city house with modern decor and high-potential garden

This terraced property in Bohermore is not only situated in an ideal location in Galway city centre, it also comes with a large rear garden and a beautifully finished interior. The three-bedroom property is located just minutes from Eyre Square in the heart of the city, and it has been newly renovated to a high […] Galway Daily …



Aging water mains being replaced in Galway City

Irish Water has begun replacing a stretch of aging water mains on the east side of Galway City which are prone to frequent leaks and bursts. Work began this week on replacing 120m of problematic water mains on the Old Dublin road in the vicinity of the Moneenageisha Junction which were responsible for frequent outages […] Galway Daily …



2021 Cúírt New Writing Prize winners announced

Bernadette Lynch and Morgan O Connor have been announced as the winners of the 2021 Cúírt New Writing Prize in the poetry and short story categories respectively. The two winners receive a €500 cash prize and the opportunity to read at the Cúirt/Over the Edge New Writing Showcase as part of Cúirt on Thursday April […] Galway Daily …


GMIT hotel school team wins national hospitality award

A team of students from GMIT’s Galway International Hotel School have been declared the winners of a prestigious national hospitality award. The five person team were the winners of the 36th annual National Hospitality Business Management Game attended by tourism and hospitality colleges around Ireland. The winning GMIT team members were Roisin Corrigan (Wicklow), Max Reid […] Galway Daily …


TY students take part in 5-week law programme by Bar of Ireland

Transition Year students from Galway and across Ireland are taking part in the Bar of Ireland’s annual ‘Look into Law’ Programme which kicked off last week. The programme, now in its sixth year, has a schedule of recorded webcasts and content aimed at giving TY students a first-hand look at the life of a barrister […] Galway Daily …


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  • 8,039 new cases of COVID-19
    by GBFM News on January 24, 2022 at 6:17 pm

    From the Galway Bay FM newsroom: A further 8,039 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the Department of Health. 3,692 are PCR while a further 4,347 positive antigen tests have been registered through the HSE portal. 885 people are in hospital with the virus – 76 of them are in ICU.

  • Women in Galway city encouraged to highlight unsafe areas on daily walk
    by GBFM News on January 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    From Galway Bay FM newsroom– Women across Galway city are being encouraged to highlight areas along their daily walk where they don’t feel safe, that can be improved by the local authority. City Councillor Owen Hanley says he has been contacted by numerous people who have flagged areas across the city which women in particular

  • Over €23m for active travel projects across Galway
    by GBFM News on January 24, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    From Galway Bay FM newsroom- More than €23m in funding is on the way to connect communities across Galway and make walking and cycling a safe transport alternative The Government’s Active Travel Investment Programme will fund 64 projects across Galway city and county. This will include cycling and footpath infrastructure, pedestrian crossings, public transport measures,

  • Claims that Loughgeorge junction is putting drivers at risk
    by GBFM News on January 24, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    From the Galway Bay FM newsroom: There are claims that the Loughgeorge junction outside Claregalway is putting drivers at risk. At the latest meeting of the Athenry-Oranmore municipal district, Councillor Jim Cuddy described the junction as ‘dangerous’, with fellow councillors James Charity and David Collins in agreement . The junction on the N83 was built

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  • “Forestry Industry is in a mess” – Galway TD
    by Michael Malone on January 24, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    Galway East TD Seán Canney has said that the Forestry Industry is in a “mess” as the number of licences fall far short of the Department of Agriculture own targets for 2021. He said that this is happening despite an investment in additional resources 4,035 forestry licences were issued by the department of Agriculture Food

  • Councillor encourages women to highlight city areas that feel unsafe
    by Michael Malone on January 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Galway City Councillor Owen Hanley has encouraged women to highlight areas of Galway City that feel unsafe while they are out walking or running. Cllr Hanley said that over the past few weeks, women have sent him details of parts of their daily walks that they feel are not safe enough. Among the issues highlighted

  • COVID-19: 3,692 cases reported today
    by Michael Malone on January 24, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Health officials have reported 3,692 further PCR confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. In addition, on Sunday 23 January, 4,347 people registered a positive antigen test through the HSE portal. As of 8am today, 885 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of whom 76 are in ICU.