Fatal crash car had travelled 2km in wrong direction, inquest told

Thu, Oct 27, 2022

A car which collided with another, killing a family of three and its own driver had travelled 2km in the wrong direction before the impact, an inquest was told this week.

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Galway company to create 50 new jobs at its Claregalway facility

Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Galway has been given a jobs boost this week with Xerotech, a leading supplier of advanced battery systems, expandng its operations in the county.

The Claregalway-based manufacturing company is planning to take on an additional 50 workers by the end of this year, having already increased its workforce since 2020.

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Calls for State intervention as rents hit record high

Thu, Aug 11, 2022

In Galway city, rents have risen by 16.4 per cent in the last year and the average rent is now €1,663, according to the latest Daft.ie rental report. In County Galway, market rents were on average 12.4 per cent higher in the second quarter of 2022 compared to last year. The average listed rent is now €1,184, up 132 per cent from its lowest point.

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Good fortune rains down on Galway’s latest lotto winners

Thu, Aug 11, 2022

Lotto tickets are selling fast in Newspoint Newsagents at the Galway Shopping Centre following a recent €5,541,001 jackpot win.

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‘I would never have thought that such trouble would come to my home’ - Ukraine native speaks of the impact of war

Thu, Mar 03, 2022

A Ukrainian woman who has made her home in Galway spoke this week of her fears for her family following the Russian invasion of her native country.

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Your quick guide to the changes announced by An Taoiseach

Fri, May 28, 2021

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New public health measures announced: The Path Ahead

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

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Ireland placed on Level 3 of the Plan for Living with COVID with special measures for a safe Christmas

Fri, Nov 27, 2020

The Government has today agreed the approach for easing restrictions, including a phased move to Level 3 nationally, with a number of exceptions in place for the Christmas period.

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West region accounts for just four per cent of all cases in the country

Thu, May 21, 2020

A total of 1,060 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in the HSE West region, according to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre’s latest Covid-19 epidemiology report. This figure represents 4.9 per cent of the overall number of cases in the country.

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Parades cancelled as Government announces response to COVID-19 threat

Mon, Mar 09, 2020

Following a meeting of the special Cabinet Committee on Covid-19 today, the Government has decided on the next phase of Ireland’s response to the global and national public health emergency arising from Covid-19.

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More than a thousand Galwegians sign cards in support of Julian Assange

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

More than 1,000 postcards, addressed to the British home secretary, calling for extradition charges against Julian Assange to be dropped, have been signed by Galwegians.

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Beware that hot weather brings driving dangers

Fri, Jul 06, 2018

Ireland is revelling in warm sunny days , but the change to this hot weather can pose extra challenges for motorists. Behind the wheel of a car drivers are never more than a careless moment away from danger, so staying focused on hot days is of utmost importance.

High temperatures can result in an increase in stress levels while driving as there are more pedestrians on the streets than usual. Be extra vigilant and drive slowly in residential areas.

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Ó Cuív questions Ring on department underspend on rural Ireland

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Despite what a leading Galway TD has called “a last minute spending spree” towards the end of 2017, €19 million of funds allocated to the Department of Rural and Community Development remains unspent.

The Department, and its Minister, Dep Michael Ring, have come in for criticism from Éamon Ó Cuív, the Galway West TD and Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Regional, Rural, Gaeltacht & Island Affairs, for failing to spend 11.6 per cent of the €163 million it was allocated last year.

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Stars come out as Ballyturk wows New York critics

Fri, Jan 19, 2018

The stars came out for the US premiere of the Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival co-production Ballyturk this week, as the show wowed New York critics.

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TD says health care system unfit for purpose

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy said an over reliance on acute hospital settings is resulting in unnecessary long waiting periods for many elderly people in A&E departments throughout the country and is evidence of a health system unfit for purpose.

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Galway kickboxers caught up in suspected terror attack in Tuscany

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

The IKF Ireland Kickboxing team who fought in the Unified World Martial Arts/Kickboxing Championships in Marina Di Carrara in Tuscany were caught up in what was at the time, a suspected terror attack.

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TG4 boss hails ‘long and influencing service’ of retiring colleague

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

It was announced this week that TG4 Leascheannasaí (Deputy Chief Executive) Pádhraic Ó Ciardha will leave the service on early retirement in February 2018 after over 23 years’ service.

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7,000 extra seats added as Ireland West Airport winter schedule announced

Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Ireland West Airport has announced its winter schedule, which will see a 3% increase in seat capacity available from the airport this winter.

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Legends to line out at Eamonn Deacy on Saturday

Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Legends to line out at Eamonn Deacy on Saturday
Galway United’s home turf is set to host some of the biggest stars that have ever graced Irish soccer history, when a star-studded Republic of Ireland Masters squad will take on a select Galway Legends outfit on the afternoon of April 8 in an effort to raise funds for grassroots football across the county.

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NUI Galway Welcomes President of Croatia during State visit

Tue, Apr 04, 2017

NUI Galway will tomorrow welcome President of the Republic of Croatia Mrs Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, as part of the official State visit to Ireland. The President’s visit to Galway is particularly celebratory as the city, together with Rijeka, was designated the European Capital of Culture 2020. The visit will also be an opportunity for the President to meet some of the Croatian community at the university.

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