Pictured at the announcement are left to right, Valeo comfort and driving assistance systems business group president Mark Vrecko, Galway East TD and Minister of State for Rural and Community Development Seán Canney, IDA Ireland chief executive officer Martin Shanahan, and general manager Valeo Tuam Fergus Moyles.

Local News

Jobs boost for Tuam as Valeo announces €44m investment

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Tuam received a major jobs and investment boost last evening when it was announced that autotech giant Valeo is to spend €44m in a research and development programme to place them at the cutting edge of developments in the self-driving cars market.

Old Galway

The County Infirmary

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

A meeting of the corporation held on April 17, 1766, decided that “A committee consisting of the principal gentlemen of the town, be, and are accordingly appointed to inquire and find out a proper place within the county of the town of Galway for erecting a public infirmary or hospital for the reception of the poor, sick and disabled persons.”

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President Éamon de Valera and a large crowd at the unveiling of the Pádraic Ó Conaire’s statue at Eyre Square June 9 1935, nineteen years after the Easter Rising. He had admired his class mate’s wicked sense of humour and his romantic observations of rural people, written in a modern Irish style.  The ceremony was conducted as Gaeilge, and nationally broadcast on radio. The statue became Galway’s best-loved and the most photographed landmark.   .

Galway Diary

Galway Observer, May 27, 1922

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Week II

Politics

Climate change means city bypass will add to, not solve, Galway's traffic problems

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

The increasing congestion on Galway's roads over recent decades has led for calls for more new roads to be constructed, demands for an increase in capacity on city commuter routes, and for building an outer-bypass, the latest incarnation of which is again before An Bord Pleanala.

Ricky Tomlinson.

Shooting The Breeze

'When I go onstage in Ireland I’ll come on as Jim Royle'

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

Ricky Tomlinson, star of TV shows The Royle Family and Brookside, films by Ken Loach and Shane Meadows, proud Scouser and socialist, is coming to the Town Hall Theatre on Sunday March 30 to regale us with stories from his colourful life.

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