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Aging water network to be replaced in Ballygar

Almost two and half kilometres of aging, leak prone water mains in the Ballygar area are being replaced to improve the local water network. At the Pound Road junction in Ballygar, Irish Water is replacing 2.4km of aging water mains with modern pipes to cut down on leaks in the old mains. The works, contracted […] Galway Daily …


Exciting new project ‘greens’ the Rocky Road in Westside

Galway City Council has partnered with local residents and young people to ‘green’ the Rocky Road in Westside, transforming it into a vibrant, playful and nature-friendly space for everyone in the community to enjoy. The Council supplied planters and its Parks staff helped local residents and young people plant flowers, fruit trees, strawberry bushes and […] Galway Daily …


Forests near Ballinasloe getting upgrades to walking trails

Tourists and local in East Galway will get to better enjoy walking trails in nearby forests, with funding allocated for improvement works. Galway TD Denis Naughten said that €11,000 has been allocated for upgrades works at two Coillte forests near Ballinasloe. €7,000 has been allocated to replace the foot bridge in Aghrane/Ballygar forest, along with […] Galway Daily …


Book of Condolences opened for Kurdish family killed in tragic crash

An online Book of Condolences has been opened by the Mayor for the Kurdish family killed in a road traffic collision last week. Karzan Sabah, Shahen Qasm and and eight month old baby Lena lost their lives in a multi-vehicle collision on the M6 near Ballinasloe last Thursday evening. Mayor of Galway City Colette Connolly […] Galway Daily …


COVID-19: 1,508 new cases reported today

The Department of Health has reported 1,508 new cases of COVID-19 this afternoon. As of 8am today, there are 206 people with COVID-19 in hospitals across the State, of whom 33 are in ICU. Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, said that COVID-19 is circulating to a significant degree in the community, but the public’s […] Galway Daily …


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 …