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The west side of Galway city and western Connemara region will be left without a dedicated Garda presence as Salthill Garda Station faces imminent closure.
Councillors have spoken out to condemn Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s remarks on water charges, in the wake of a very well attended protest march against water charges in Athlone last weekend.
A former mayor of County Galway is demanding that Irish Water and the Government clarify the future funding of rural group water schemes.
ON HER 21st birthday, Carla Le Marchant discovers the truth about her parents, how her mother was sent to prison for the murder of her father.
The one thing which has been clear from the outset of the life of the new Galway City Council has been that it will be different from the last couple of chambers.
The agricultural crisis of 1879, and growing civic unrest, prompted the Society of Friends in England to send James Hack Tuke to the west to inquire into conditions and to distribute relief. Tuke, the son of a well-to-do tea and coffee merchant family in York, England, published his observations in Irish Distress and its Remedies: A visit to Donegal and Connaught in the spring of 1880. In clear-cut language he highlighted the widespread distress and destitution at a time when the British government questioned the extent of the crisis.
The former chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum is calling on Health Minister Leo Varadker to ensure a successor is appointed promptly to fill the position being vacated by the head of the West North West Hospitals Group.
The first meetings of the new Galway City Council have been marked by tension and sniping between Fianna Fáil members and their counterparts in the ruling group of Fine Gael, Labour, and centre-right Independents.
Registration is now open for MeetWest 2014, the largest business networking event in the West of Ireland this year. Hosted by Galway City Council, MeetWest 2014 is a two-day business networking forum taking place at the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway on November 20th and 21st 2014.
Galway was bursting with pride this week as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh received a hero’s welcome during a visit to his ancestral home, which not only further strengthened cultural and economic ties between the two cities but also revealed many new found cousins.