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Top tips for avoiding holiday scams

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May has arrived and Galway is still experiencing dreadful bouts of rain, wind, and cold.

Gardai probe burglary in Newcastle

A house in Hazel Park in Newcastle was broken into on Friday night, April 27, and a considerable number of personal and electrical items were taken.

Burglary in Loughrea

A house in Creggpark, Abbey, Loughrea, was broken into last week.

More vehicles stolen with keys in ignition during autumn/winter

Latest figures from the leading stolen vehicle recovery provider, Tracker, act as a stark winter warning to motorists.

Burglary on the rise in Athlone area

 

Teenager charged in connection with Athlone shooting is released on bail

A 17-year-old boy appeared in court in Longford on Tuesday this week charged in connection with a shooting incident that took place in Athlone on Saturday night, November 18.

The death penalty and The Exonerated

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THE EXONERATED, hailed as “an artful and moving evening of documentary theatre” by Variety, in its examination of the lives and experiences of six people exonerated from death row, has its first staging in Galway this month.

Public lecture on the right to have rights

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The State’s Direct Provision service will be examined and scrutinised in a public talk entitled The Right to Have Rights, which will be given by Dr Bryan McMahon, which will be given in NUI Galway next week.

Conviction for fish kill in Glenamaddy highlights consequences of pollution

A landowner has been convicted of a breach to the Water Pollution Act in Glenamaddy, Co Galway which resulted in a fish kill. At a sitting of Tuam District Court, Michael Conneally of Boyounagh, Glenamaddy pleaded guilty to permitting silage effluent to enter the Yellow River, a tributary of the Clare River, on June 15 2016.

The Quiet Man who caused quite a racket

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In terms of professional recognition and box office takings, the 1952 film The Quiet Man was a big success, the romantic comedy-drama was a gamble for Irish American director John Ford who was, until then, known largely for his high octane Westerns. The gamble paid off and Ford scooped his fourth Best Director Oscar for The Quiet Man. Though the film's stars John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara did not receive nominations, the film was nominated for seven awards and eventually won two at the 1953 Academy Awards. Its success was good news for Ireland, especially along the Mayo-Galway border, and the village of Cong in particular, where the film had been shot. Ford and his Hollywood entourage arrived in the west in the summer of 1951 to begin recording the film's outdoors scenes. The production had brought welcome employment to the area and the end result showcased the beauty of the region to a global audience.

 

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