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Ireland is losing ground on aviation says Galway senator

Ireland is losing ground on all fronts on aviation and the Government must act to protect this vital national interest, a Galway senator has said. Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Seán Kyne said that late 2019 seems like a different world when the then Government was able to buy the Connemara airport for the PSO […] Galway Daily …


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 …


COVID-19: Sharp decline in cases at UHG

There has been a sharp decline in the number of people hospitalised with COVID-19 at University Hospital Galway. The latest HSE figures show that there were three confirmed cases hospitalised at University Hospital Galway as of Sunday evening. This is a significant decrease from a steady level of six or seven cases which have been […] 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 …


COVID-19: 21 Galway cases and one death nationally

There have been 21 new cases of COVID-19 reported by health officials in Galway today. NPHET have reported one additional death related to COVID-19 today, and a 437 new cases nationwide. Among the new cases reported today, 76% are in people under the age of 45, and the median age is 29 years old. There […] 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 …


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 …


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 …


Kilkerrin and Moylough without water due to quality issues

Residents of the Kilkerrin and Moylough areas in Galway County are without water today due to an issue with the quality of the water supply. There has been a deterioration of the raw water quality of the Kilkerrin/Moylough Public Supply Scheme Galway County Council has said. Homes and businesses on the public supply scheme and […] Galway Daily …


Local nursing home breaches multiple health regulations

A nursing home near Ballinasloe was found to be non-compliant with 23 health regulations after a risk inspection was carried out by HIQA during the summer. A HIQA report published yesterday contains a number of significant concerns about Kiltormer Nursing Home in Ballinasloe, which is run by D & G Nursing Home Limited. During the […] Galway Daily …