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Beach cleanup highlights risks from flushing wet wipes

A recent beach clean up event at Claddagh highlighted the problems that come from people flushing wet wipes and other sanitary products down the...

Three year health plan for aims for a tobacco free city

A three year Health Plan for Galway city 2019 - 2021 was launched in Westside Library this week to promote physical and mental wellbeing. This...

Two new faces on the city council in the west as all seats filled

There are two new faces in the mix in Galway City West as all six city council seats in that district have now been...

Sweeney Oil wins Gradam award for encouraging Irish in business

A large crowd turned out yesterday to support the Irish language achievements of many businesses in Galway where Sweeney Oil was named the winner...

Labour candidates welcome revenge porn and cyberbullying laws

Labour Party candidates for city council welcomed the news this week that new legislation tackling revenge porn and cyberbullying is progressing. The government has agreed...

Labour confirms three candidates for the city council

The Labour Party has confirmed three candidates who will be contesting seats on the city council in the upcoming local elections. Current Mayor of Galway...

Finalists of Gradam 2019 to be revealed next week

The finalists of this year's Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh who promoted the use and visibility of the Irish language in their businesses will be...

Galway’s hospitality rakes in the prizes at the Irish Hotel Awards

Galway's 1520 Bar was named the Best Hotel Bar in Ireland at the recent Irish Hotel Awards, one of several Galway winners at these...

Demonstrators call for radical solutions to housing crisis at Raise the Roof rally

Crowds of demonstrators gathered for a Raise the Roof rally in Eyre Square this afternoon calling for radical action to tackle the housing crisis...

NUI Galway agrees to set up institute of Chinese medicine

NUI Galway has signed an agreement with Nanjing University in China to establish an institute of Chinese and Regenerative Medicine.

Council to debate revoking Freedom of the City for Suu Kyi

Galway city council will debate next month whether to rescind Aung San Suu Kyi's Freedom of Galway City. The council's procedures committee met on December...

City council approves multi million funding for COPE Galway domestic violence shelter

Galway city council has approved securing €2.348 million for COPE Galway to build housing to shelter victims of domestic violence. COPE Galway intends to build...

Protest at city hall calls for park wardens to tackle rubbish crisis

A group of 20 demonstrated outside Galway city hall earlier today calling for the creation of dedicated park wardens for Galway city. The protest was...

Crowds gather at vigil for CervicalCheck victims on Nollaig na mBan

Victims of the CervicalCheck scandal which has already claimed too many lives were on people's minds at a candlelit vigil in Eyre Square on...

Staff at Galway hospitals show their creative side with art exhibition

The staff at Galway University Hospitals have turned in their medical instruments in favour of paintbrushes for the 15th annual Art@Work exhibition. Art@Work has become...

Galway city named best in Ireland at national enterprise awards

Galway City was named the Best in Ireland this week at the Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards. The Bank of Ireland National Enterprise...

Galway city to light up again this Christmas with festive lights display

Galway city will light up this Christmas as the city council has agreed plans for festive lights to decorate the city streets. The city council...

Body of young man discovered near Galway city hall

The body of a young man in his 20s was discovered in the bushes in front of Galway city hall on Monday. He was pronounced...

Mayor of Galway says online drugs trade is a growing problem in the city

Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis has said that children as young as 13 are abusing valium bought illegally online. The Mayor said that local youth...

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...
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