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Thornton celebrates victory in this year's Streets of Galway 

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Galway celebrated a home win in this year's Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8k which took place on Saturday.

3,000 to pound the roads for Kearney Cycles Streets of Galway 8km

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Galway’s biggest road race hits an impressive milestone this weekend, as 2015 sees the 30th running of the iconic Streets of Galway 8k.

Cinema review: An Klondike

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THE GALWAY Film Fleadh concluded last night with the premiere of An Klondike, a movie version of a four­-part mini series to be aired on TG4 later in the year. The first Irish western, and with dialogue mostly as Gaeilge, this is an incredibly ambitious undertaking.

Councillors support plan for a discount foodstore in Athenry

Galway county councillors have agreed to a material contravention of the Athenry Local Area Plan to make way for the development of a discount foodstore in the town.

Councillors express their unhappiness with ongoing broadband issues

A civil servant received one of the coldest receptions ever afforded to a visitor at a Galway County Council meeting earlier this week when he gave a presentation on the National Broadband Plan. Sean Griffin from the Department of Communications was handed the unenviable task of delivering an update on the plan, and how it would affect long-suffering internet users in rural Galway. But it was unlikely that Mr Griffin had reckoned on a chamber packed with 39 irate councillors, each of whom was awarded time to speak on the contentious issue. And it was not pretty. At one stage the department representative was even accused of pedalling “happy pills’’ to pacify a bunch that were anything but happy.

Turin forest almost twice the price of Lynn stand

 

Local retailers need to get share of huge online spend

Shoppers in Mayo are spending as much as €75 million each year online and that figure, which is a conservative estimate, is expected to more than double by 2017.

Teens accused of €62k ‘ordered arson’ all refused jurisdiction

Three youths who allegedly tried to burn out a local businessman and his family in order to continue drug dealing in front of his premises were all told this week (April 23) that the accusations were so serious they could not be heard in the District Court.

Returning Galwayman sets up new business in construction

Government grants are now available for exterior insulation and plastering, and local businessman Declan Fahy says homeowners can now avail of savings before the next budget.

Biopark controversy rears its head again in Claremorris

Controversy looks set to erupt again in Claremorris over plans to develop a combined heat and power (CHP) plant and biomedical facility - called a biopark - on the outskirts of the town.

 

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