Gardai in Oranmore, Co Galway have appealed for help in tracing a missing Polish man.
Pawel Kowaczyk, a 33-year-old Polish national was last seen at his home at Frenchpark, Oranmore at 5am on Tuesday last February 15 2011.
Galway City Council is issuing an advisory to the public regarding the possibility of localised flooding in the city over the coming weekend until Monday morning
The latest in a series of demonstrations to oppose any downgrading of hospital services in the west will take place in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, later today (Tuesday).
The organisers of a planned lunchtime protest say they believe services at Portiuncula Hospital are under 'serious threat' arising from growing budget over-runs.