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Funding approved for flood relief works at Roxborough, Kilchreest

Galway County Council has been allocated funding of €40,253 for a revised study and flood relief works at Roxborough, Kilchreest. Galway East TD Seán Canney received confirmation from Minister Patrick O’Donovan that he has today approved the council’s application for funding. He said that he is ‘delighted’ to see funding of this nature still being […] Galway Daily …


Weather warning issued as Storm Dudley to hammer west of Ireland

Met Eireann has issued a weather warning for Galway as Storm Dudley is set to bring fierce winds to the west of Ireland this week. A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued for Galway, Mayo, Clare, and Donegal from noon Wednesday to the same time Thursday. Westerly winds associated with Storm Dudley will reach […] Galway Daily …


Ashling represented the best of modern Ireland, says Taoiseach

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin has joined thousands of people this afternoon in paying tribute to Ashling Murphy, saying that she “represented the best of modern Ireland”. “The entire country is devastated and shocked by the violent and barbaric killing of Ashling Murphy, a young woman in the prime of her life,” said the Taoiseach. “Our […] Galway Daily …


Plans submitted for Ballinasloe housing development

Plans have been submitted to the county council for the construction of 13 houses on a 0.47 hectare site on the outskirts of Ballinasloe. Planning permission is being sought for a housing development at Glentaun, Ballinasloe, comprising 13 three-bed houses, and associated site works. The estate would have a total of 26 car parking spaces, […] Galway Daily …


Mountbellew chosen as Smart Villages destination

A major rural development initiative has been announced in Mountbellew by Galway Rural Development (GRD). ‘Smart Villages’ aims to enhance cooperation, new alliances and funding for rural areas across the county. A capacity crowd attended Mountbellew Pastoral Centre last month to discuss the potential for the town as a ‘Smart Village’ destination, with Mountbellew District […] Galway Daily …


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 …


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 …


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 …