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Sensors, ramps and flashing lights to deter wrong-way drivers on motorways

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Sensors and flashing warning lights are to be considered as possible deterrents to wrong-way driving on the motorways, with the growing phenomenon raised by concerned gardai and councillors in the county this week.

Gardai locally confirmed that they have noticed an increased frequency of incidents in which drivers are driving the wrong way on the M6 motorway, this week’s meeting of the Galway County Council JPC was told.

They told the meeting that they are to liaise with Galway County Council and other agencies in a bid to reduce the number of incidents, many of which have resulted in fatalities.


One punch-culture can cost lives, careers and options, says councillor

The phenomenon of ‘one punch’ incidents that has become increasingly common in public order offences can cost not only lives, but the possibility of a conviction that will end careers and travel hopes, a local Joint Policing Committee ...


One man’s doomed attempt at stand-up comedy

Karl MacDermott.

THREE YEARS after this critically acclaimed comic short story collection, Juggling With Turnips, Karl MacDermott returns with a comic novel - 58% Cabbage. ...


Incredible value on offer at tomorrow’s O’Donnellan & Joyce auction

Tomorrow, Friday September 17, at 12 noon, Colm O’Donnellan of O’Donnellan & Joyce auctioneers will take to the podium at his live stream property auction. The live stream event is available for all to watch on the company website and ...


BMW eDrive Zones introduced in Ireland

BMW drivers can benefit from new eDrive Zones in Ireland.

BMW has for the first time in Ireland launched its eDrive Zone technology, a new digital service, which it claims automatically switches a plug-in hybrid vehicle to electric-only power when it enters a defined area of a city. ...


Galway mother and daughter duo launch new slow fashion, sustainable brand Mise Tusa

With a refreshed approach, inspired by the recent slow-down in pace of Covid-19 living, mother and daughter duo, designer & creative director Meritta Gorman-Geoghegan and creative marketer, human rights activist Bridget Geoghegan, have refocused ...


Caulfield wants United to be more clinical

Galway United manager John Caulfield. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy.

Galway United manager John Caulfield is delighted with goalkeeper Luke Dennison’s rich contribution in recent weeks. ...


Embrace your home embraces a deep and velvety autumn shade

Pictured at the launch of the Galway Executive Skillnet autumn training schedule were Karen Weekes, adventurer (left), and Margaret Cox, GES network promoter. Photo: Iain McDonald.

Our homes are at the heart of everything we do, and as we move into the crisp air and evening walks of autumn, we can take inspiration from the quiet moments outdoors and reflect them within the textures, colours, and ambiance of our interiors. ...


Competition | WIN a free NUI Galway short online course this October!

The Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development at NUI Galway offers a series of eight-week, non-accredited online evening courses in a number of different subject areas such as Art History, Languages, Irish History, Cinema, ...

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Two jobs, same company – should I have a go?

Q: There’s a company I’d really like to work for – two jobs that interest me have recently been advertised there. They even have the same closing date. Should I go for one or would it be a good idea to apply for both? (EC, email). ...


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