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Where there’s muck, there’s money — the digging continues

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Paddy has a digger. And his father had a digger before him. His grandfather had a digger too. The great-grandfather didn't have a digger cos it hadn't been invented but he told everyone who knew him that he'd have had a digger if the man who made the diggers had been born before him and not 50 years after.

Mr Yeats, we salute you

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ON A wet morning in 1948, a woman of about 30 and a man of 18 were cycling as fast as they could along Grattan Road. They were watching a boat make its way around Mutton Island, hoping they could make it to the docks before it docked.

€500,000 blow as cruise liner departs early

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Calls for Galway Harbour Company’s port extension plans to be expediated grew yesterday after the cruise liner, Crystal Symphony, departed Galway Bay earlier than planned due to problems bringing passengers safely ashore resulting in an estimated €500,000 loss to the local economy.

Irish Water to invest €37.5 million in Galway

More than €37.5 million will be invested in water and wastewater infrastructure throughout the county as part of the Irish Water Proposed Capital Investment Plan 2014-2016.

Galway city left licking wounds following superstorm

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A popular Salthill walkway completely disappeared, car parks submerged in water, and businesses left counting the cost of the damage as the sea demonstrated its power during last week’s storm.

Councillors’ concern over household allowance ahead of Irish Water transfer

The impending transfer of water services to Irish Water has caused great concern among city councillors with many now calling on the Government to insure that each resident is provided with an adequate allowance and there is a flexible approach to determining that allowance.

A LAR is born...

I'd never heard of a LAR before this week, that is apart from Lar Corbett. I didn't know what it was, whether it was a he, a she or an it, or whether you could manage to eat a full one. And now this week, with the birds falling out of the trees with the sunburn and us driven to distraction by a boat full of millionaires holidaying alongside Mutton Island, Fianna Fail has decided to unleash the LARS on a generally unsuspecting public.

Galway Sea Festival has something for all the family over the bank holiday weekend

Family activities are at the heart of the inaugural Galway Sea Festival taking place over the June Bank Holiday weekend (Friday May 30- Monday June 3).

Galway Bay Sailing Club Regatta is flagship event of Sea Festival weekend

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The Galway Bay Sailing Club’s Annual Regatta will be the main event of the first ever Galway Sea Festival taking place over the June bank holiday weekend this summer.

Council refutes claims of raw sewage discharging from Mutton Island

Suggestions that raw sewage from Mutton Island treatment plant is being discharged into Galway Bay has been strenously denied by Galway City Council.

 

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