Julie-Ann Russell of Galway United and the Republic of Ireland with her daughter Rosie.

Editorial Comment

Happiness in a time of plenty

Thu, Jul 18, 2024

We’re never short of things for doing in this neck of the woods at this time of the year.

LT Burke, Defence Forces, salutes the national flag at the Galway City ceremony for the National Day of Commemoration.

Local News

Galway City honours Irish men and women who died in past wars or on UN service

Thu, Jul 18, 2024

The Mayor of the City of Galway, Councillor Peter Keane, and Elected Members of Galway City Council participated in a moving remembrance ceremony to honour the Irish men and women who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations Peacekeeping, at the Galway City ceremony for the National Day of Commemoration in the University of Galway on Sunday.

Pictured at Áras an Chontae for the Design-Build contract signing for two housing developments in Athenry (back L-R) Alan Brogan (Executive Engineer), Michael Owens (Director of Services), Liadhan Keady (Administrative Officer) and Damien Mitchell (Senior Engineer) of Galway County Council (front L-R) Angela Spelman (Administrative Officer), Eithne Murphy (Senior Executive Engineer), Liam Conneally (Chief Executive) and Councillor Alan Dolan (Cathaoirleach) of Galway County Council, and Paul Keogh and Ellen Mathews of Studio PKA. Photo Galway County Council.


Athenry housing projects first to benefit from joint Council framework

Thu, Jul 18, 2024

Galway County Council and Galway City Council have jointly developed the framework to enable the delivery of social and affordable housing developments through the accelerated delivery programme of Design-Build.

Reserve Garda Mike Ryan (L) with Reserve Garda Alan Burke on duty at Pearse Stadium last Saturday. [Photo: Mike Shaughnessy]

News Interviews

Proud to serve Galway

Thu, Jun 27, 2024

Seventeen years into volunteering for the Garda Reserve, and Michael Ryan from east County Galway still gets shivers when he dons the dark blue uniform at the beginning of each shift.

 Mace Head research station (Photo: Prof Colin O’Dowd, UG Centre for Climate & Air Pollution Studies)

National News

Carna turbines threaten global research

Thu, Jul 18, 2024

Corio, an energy generation firm backed by Australian financier Macquarie, is poised to lodge a maritime planning application for a €1.5 billion development of offshore wind turbines on Sceirde Rocks, around 5km southwest of Carna, near the historic pilgrimage destination of St MacDara’s Island.


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