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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

  • Councillors pass largest ever budget of €173m for running of County Galway next year
    by GBFM News on December 4, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Councillors have voted this afternoon to approve the largest ever budget for the running of County Galway next year. The budget for 2024 is €173m – compared to around €158m for this year. That means there’ll be more investment in areas like roads, social and affordable housing, and capital projects in towns and villages. David The post Councillors pass largest ever budget of €173m for running of County Galway next year appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • University of Galway joins €70m research collaborations on climate and food sustainability
    by GBFM News on December 4, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    The University of Galway has joined a €70m research partnership on climate and biodiversity. The Ryan Institute will join a group of academics, industry experts and governments across Ireland and the UK on the programme. The partnership will aim to advance research to address climate change, food sustainability, biodiversity and water crises. 14 institutions across The post University of Galway joins €70m research collaborations on climate and food sustainability appeared first on Galway […]

  • Status yellow low temperature and ice warning for Galway this evening
    by GBFM News on December 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    A status yellow weather warning has been issued for eight counties, including Galway, from this evening. The alert will affect Connacht, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath, while there is also a chance of isolated hail showers in the area. Met Éireann says it will be very cold, with frost and ice leading to potentially hazardous driving The post Status yellow low temperature and ice warning for Galway this evening appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

  • Hildegarde Naughton accuses Sinn Féin of being opportunistic with no confidence motion
    by GBFM News on December 4, 2023 at 1:00 pm

    Galway West TD HIldegarde Naughton has accused Sinn Féin of being opportunistic with its no confidence motion in the Justice Minister The party has filed the motion, to be voted on tomorrow, following the recent riots in Dublin city centre Minister Eamon Ryan will now NOT fly back from COP28 ahead of the motion – The post Hildegarde Naughton accuses Sinn Féin of being opportunistic with no confidence motion appeared first on Galway Bay FM.

The Sun – Galway

  • The sea-water swim spot warmer than the Atlantic with ‘magical’ bioluminescence views – it’s perfect for winter swim
    by Danielle Masterson on December 4, 2023 at 11:47 pm

    KEEN swimmers will soon be swapping their Christmas outfits for bathing suits and diving into 2024 with a splash. And one swimming spot, which is the first marine nature reserve and unique sea-water lake, may be the perfect place to take a dip. Failte Ireland revealed the top 10 swim spots across the countryMarc O'Sullivan Fáilte Ireland is encouraging people to take a short-break and explore the benefits of cold-water swimming in the winter monthsMarc O'Sullivan Lough Hyne just […]

  • Controversial list of GAA club discipline demands revealed as ‘player driven’ after going viral on social media
    by Andrew Ryan on December 3, 2023 at 11:26 am

    A LIST of demands set out by a Galway GAA club that went viral on social media has been revealed to be ‘player driven’. A contentious disciplinary charter, which set out a number of rules for players to follow to be eligible to play in the club hurling championship, circulated last week. Clarinbridge GAA’s discipline charter went viral on social media last week An unnamed Claribridge GAA source told the Sunday Independent that it had been player driven Players were told not to […]

  • I gave myself three choices after killing my friend in drink-driving crash – two options involved my own death
    by Dara Browne on November 22, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    IRISH comedian Stevo Timothy said he gave himself three choices while recovering in hospital after a drink-driving crash that killed his friend. The 39-year-old killed his friend John Laffey 18 years ago after agreeing to drive him home under the influence. Stevo Timothy opened up about killing his friend in a drink-driving accident Stevo was left paralysed and now uses a wheelchair Stevo, who had struggled with anxiety and alcoholism since he was a teenager, drove his motorbike to […]

  • Two bedroom cottage and mobile home in ‘peaceful’ area on Irish market for just €50k – but there’s a catch
    by Ríona Maguire on November 22, 2023 at 9:10 am

    THIS two-bedroom cottage “nestled in the quiet and peaceful countryside” has hit the Irish market for €50,000. The home, which has been described as the “ideal renovation project,” sits on a site with a two bedroom mobile home also included in the sale. The home is located in Windfield, Newbridge, County Galway The two-bedroom property is in need of a complete renovation It is on the market for €50,000 The cottage is located just off the Galway to Roscommon N63 Road […]


Galway Daily

  • Dip at Dawn to celebrate winter solstice for Galway Simon Community
    by Michael Malone on December 4, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Galway Simon Community is inviting the local community to join them at 8.30am on Friday 22 December to celebrate the winter solstice at Salthill Beach. The Dip at Dawn will support Galway Simon to aid those facing the trauma of homelessness in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Maria Tivlin from Fegoli Theatre will perform a short

  • Uisce Éireann working to restore normal water supply in Gort
    by Michael Malone on December 4, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Uisce Éireann is working to restore normal water supply to homes and businesses in Gort following an operational issue at the water treatment plant as a result of variations in the raw water supply. As a result, water supply to Gort and surrounding areas is impacted, and customers may experience low pressure. Crews are on

  • Met Eireann issues fresh weather warning for Galway
    by Briain Kelly on December 4, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Met Eireann has issued another weather warning with more freezing temperatures and ice expected in the west of Ireland on Monday night. The Status Yellow Low Temperature/Ice warning has been issued for all of Connacht, as well as counties Longford, Offaly, and Westmeath. Sub-zero temperatures are forecast by Met Eireann across Galway tonight, dropping as