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Home break in attempt caught in the act by gardaí

One man's attempt to break in to a home went badly wrong when gardaí interrupted him trying to pick the front door with a...

Man jailed for vicious Christmas Day knife attack

One Christmas Day celebration broke from the normal pace of events last year when drinks between friends turned into a vicious knife attack. Cian Cantwell...

Two brothers fleeced over €200,000 from vulnerable pensioner

Two brothers stole over €200,000 from a vulnerable older pensioner by vastly overcharging her for maintenance and repair work done at her house. Thomas and...

Two men arrested in connection with city stabbing

Two men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing that took place in the city centre in the early hours of Wednesday morning. A...

Young man hospitalized after city centre stabbing

A man has been hospitalized after a stabbing on Francis Street in Galway City Centre in the early hours of this morning. Gardaí have said...

Man arrested yesterday still detained in connection with Portumna death

A man arrested yesterday in connection with the death of an elderly woman on her Portumna farm is still being held. Chrissie Treacy (75) was...

Gang of women worked together to steal cosmetics from pharmacy

One member of a group of four women who worked together to steal perfume and other cosmetics from a pharmacy was sentenced at Galway...

Jury clears Galway man of threatening to kill his neighbour

A jury at Castlebar Circuit Criminal Court has found a 48 year old Galway man not guilty of threatening to kill his neighbour. David Corbett,...

Psych nurse jailed for assaulting colleague with syringe at University Hospital Galway

A psychiatric nurse at University Hospital Galway has been given a 12 month sentence for assaulting a fellow nurse with a syringe filled with...

Hit and run led to high speed chase through Galway city

A driver who fled the scene of an accident on the Wolfe Tone bridge in a stolen car led Gardaí on a high speed...

Galway Mayor “shocked” at people filming him being attacked instead of helping

Mayor of Galway councillor Niall McNelis was punched in the face when he tried to help a young woman being assaulted by a man...

Careless driver knocked traffic garda off his motorbike

A Dublin man appeared before Galway District Court for causing a collision with a garda  motorbike on the Tuam road. Dylan Hanley (23), from Kiltipper...

Court runs out patience with man who’s never in the country for community service

A thief who was out of the country every time he was supposed to meet with probation services has been jailed. At a previous court...

Over 500 bikes stolen in Galway since 2016

More than 500 bikes have been reported stolen in Galway since 2016 according to figures from An Garda Síochána. 506 cases of stolen bikes in...

Death threats in shirtless brawl with Galway gardaí earns 16 month sentence

A man who made death threats against against a member of An Garda Síochána, assaulting multiple officers during his arrest, received a 16 month...
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Illegal dumping on the rise city councillor warns

A Galway City Councillor is asking people to be vigilant of illegal dumping in their communities, which he says has been increasing lately. Councillor Alan...

Coronavirus: Galway sees small increase in cases as 17 people die in Republic

Seventeen more people have died in the Republic after being diagnosed with Covid-19, the National Public Health Emergency Team has announced. Fifteen deaths were located...

€1m scheme announced to support Irish artists

A number of measures have been announced to support the cultural sector during the Covid-19 crisis. One measure announced was a new €1m scheme to...

‘Community Champion’ appointed for Galway to lead efforts against Covid-19

  A network of 'Community Champions' has been set up across the state to help with the ongoing Covid-19 emergency. Steve Dolan, CEO of Galway Rural...