Treacy welcomes battery bring bank plans

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Dep Noel Treacy has welcomed plans to introduce a free battery recycling service throughout the country from next month.

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Car boot sale fundraiser for Oughterard church

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

A car boot sale will take place in Oughterard this month as part of the fundraising campaign for Kilcummin Parish Church.

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The Twelve hotel keeps on winning awards

Thu, Aug 07, 2008

Already winner of the 'Best new hotel' award from Hospitality Ireland, and the 2008 winner of the ‘Best gastro-pub’ for The Pins bar, The Twelve’s West restaurant has just scooped one of only four prestigious wine spectator awards of excellence in the country.

West restaurant at The Twelve hotel, Bearna won this award along with only three other Irish restaurants, Ashford Castle, Ballymaloe House, and the Michelin star winning Mint restaurant. These prestigious awards of excellence recognise restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine, and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

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Puppy row killing gets nine-year sentence for pregnant city woman

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

An eight-months-pregnant Galway woman who stabbed her neighbour to death in a row over a puppy has been jailed for nine years at the Central Criminal Court.

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Thirty months sentence for man following sex attack

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

A Polish national who sexually assaulted a Galway woman last year has been given a 30 months sentence by Mr Justice John Edwards at the Central Criminal Court.

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Cocaine addict to be sentenced for underage sex

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

A Galway cocaine addict who had sex with a 14-year-old schoolgirl in a Dublin hotel room will be sentenced later at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

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It's all about stars at The Ardilaun hotel

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

An exclusive event, featuring star chefs and experts, will take place in The Ardilaun hotel on Saturday August 23. The hotel will work in conjunction with Conor Kenny and Associates, consultants to the hospitality industry in Ireland, to produce ‘A Real Galway Banquet’.

The banquet will give rising members of the Ardilaun team the chance to receive five-star training from chefs Fred Cordonnier, John Healy, and Nick Munier.

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Blonde Galway transvestite attacked after Blondie gig

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

A Galway transvestite was attacked in Galway city after spending an evening at the Blondie gig last Thursday. The man, who goes by the name of Sammy, was pushed to the ground outside the Front Door bar and had his pearl necklaces broken and his wig ripped off by a man who he claims was, “aggressive and extremely threatening,” and who also needed a lot of restraining.

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Galway Clinic says O’Connor settlement was with consultant and not the clinic

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Galway Clinic has stated that it was not involved in the settlement of the cases involving the family of the late Saundra O’Connor, as reported widely last week.

In the case, Mrs O’Connor’s family were awarded €580,000.

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Have you seen Dandy?

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The owners of Dandy, an elderly Cairn terrier who disappeared from the Kingston area of the city last week, are appealing for his safe return.

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Major funding boost announced for Galway sports clubs

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

A total of 45 sporting clubs in Galway city and county are to benefit from grants totalling €1,722,500 from the Department of Arts, Sports, and Tourism.

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All Ireland open dog show in Roundstone this weekend

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The second annual All Ireland open dog show will take place in Roundstone on Monday.

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Galway walking club holds twelfth annual marathon

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The Galway walking club will endure 26 miles in its annual marathon, with 20 counties being represented and participants from Poland, USA, Japan, and Germany.

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New bus service hits right note for Melody Court

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Residents of Melody Court in Renmore, will be making full use of the city’s buses now that Bus Éireann is to provide a daily service to and from their homes.

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Driving on the wrong side of the road cost drunken man his licence

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Driving on the wrong side of the road into the path of an oncoming Garda patrol car, landed a Moldovan man with a four-year disqualification and €900 in fines at Galway District Court this week.

Marcel Paierele (31), 150 Cluain Riocaird, Headford Road, Galway, pleaded guilty to failing to give a sample when arrested on suspicion of drink driving last Sunday, July 27. He also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Tirellan Heights, Headford Road, Galway, on the same occasion.

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Bush, the Stones, and the World Fleadh - it’s all in a day’s work for Frankie Gavin

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

Frankie Gavin is to headline a major concert of Irish traditional music this weekend at The World Fleadh festival. It’s all part of what’s been a momentous 12 months for the fiddle great, from playing for George W Bush to hanging out with Keith Richards.

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Probation for city man who stole from his employers

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

A 21-years-old Shantalla man who stole over €3,000 from his employers over a three-week period was placed on probation for six months at Galway District Court yesterday.

Declan McGowan, 29 MacDara Road, Shantalla, Galway, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of stealing an estimated €3,226 from Pet World, Terryland, Galway, on dates between November 7 and 26 last year, when he first appeared before the court on June 23 last.

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Let the green ears tell you Galway’s story

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

As you walk around Salthill and Galway city, you will have noticed the green ear shaped signs - featuring a telephone number - on various lampposts and telegraph poles.

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Lives of landed gentry launched online by NUIG

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

The term ‘landed gentry’ conjures up images of The Big House, the Ascendancy, and tally ho-isms, but also absentee landlords, exploitation, rack rents, and the confiscation of land from the native Irish.

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Custody remand for man in connection with drugs seizure

Thu, Jul 31, 2008

A man who was arrested by gardai and brought before a special court sitting last Saturday in connection with the seizure of a quantity of cocaine, has been remanded in custody following his appearance before Galway District Court this week.

Patrick McGahan (40), 4 Marsden Terrace, Belfast, Co. Antrim, is charged with having cocaine in his possession at Dublin Road, Oranmore, on July 25 last and with having the cocaine for sale or supply to another on the same date.

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