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Daily allowance increased for Gaeltacht summer school hosts

The government is increasing the allowance paid to Gaeltacht families and hostels to support summer schools. A daily allowance is paid to those families and hostels which provide housing for people attending Gaeltacht summer schools. The daily allowance paid under the Department’s Scéim na bhFoghlaimeoirí Gaeilge to households recognised under the scheme will be increased […] Galway Daily …


Galway Farmhouse Cheesemakers Scoop Honours At The CÁIS 2024 Irish Cheese Awards

Two Farmhouse Cheesemakers from Galway were honoured last week at the 2024 Irish Cheese Awards during a prestigious ceremony hosted by CÁIS, the Association of Irish Farmhouse Cheesemakers. Between them, Killeen Farmhouse Cheese from Portumna and Kylemore Farmhouse Cheese from Loughrea took home a total of four awards. The biennial celebration of Ireland’s farmhouse cheesemakers, […] Galway Daily …


Gardaí investigating serious assaults on multiple people

Gardaí in Ennis are investigating a number of incidents that occurred in Clarecastle in County Clare on Sunday afternoon. Shortly before 1pm, it’s reported two men entered a retail premises and assaulted two males before fleeing the scene in a car. One of the injured was taken to hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Another […] Galway Daily …


Lough Derg lifeboat comes to the aid of boat left adrift

The Lough Derg lifeboat came to the aid of a stranded boat with fouled propellers on the lake over the weekend. On Saturday, March 30 Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat ‘Jean Spier’ to assist a lone sailor on a 35ft cruiser with fouled propellers and adrift in Dromineer Bay. The lifeboat, with […] Galway Daily …


Ciarán Cannon announces he is not seeking reelection

Galway East TD Ciaran Cannon has announced that he will not be seeking reelection, citing the toxicity of modern politics as part of his decision. The Fine Gael TD was first elected to the Dáil in 2011 and has held the posts of Minister of State at the Department of Education and Skills, and Minister […] Galway Daily …


Galway Hooker Brewing Something Special with Artist Cathy Hughes

Galway Hooker is brewing up a good time with the launch of the first two seasonal beers of 2024 from the Oranmore brewery. There was great excitement for their launch at a lively Galway Chamber Business After Hours evening event attended by businesses from across the city. Dozens of people turned up for the launch […] Galway Daily …


University of Galway launches men’s mental health campaign

University of Galway Students’ Union has launched a new campaign which encourages young men to stand up and “Seize the Awkward” – to have uncomfortable conversations with a friend about mental health. The SU will be releasing a series of videos across social media to give practical tips, and there will be information displayed on […] Galway Daily …


Galway visitor attractions honoured at CIE Tours Awards

Five Galway attractions were recognised at last night’s CIE Tours Awards of Excellence in Dublin. Kylemore Abbey, Killary Harbour Cruise, Corrib Princess Cruise, Dan O’Hara Homestead and Dun Aonghasa were all honoured for their success in promoting Irish tourism, receiving a ‘Merit Award’ for high levels of satisfaction among CIE Tours visitors. CIE Tours, the […] Galway Daily …


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 …