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Gambling addiction counselling service launches in Galway

A new national counselling service for people with a gambling addiction was launched in Galway city this week.

Almost half a million secured for alcohol addiction services in Galway

Almost half a million euro in funding has been secured to reintroduce a community based alcohol addiction service in Galway. There has been no such...

Credit Union employee stole €87,000 for gambling addiction

An employee of the Credit Union received a suspended sentence at the Circuit Court for stealing €87,010 from customers to feed his gambling addiction. Aiden...

Galway GAA player who stole over €250,000 for gambling addiction spared jail a second time

Former Galway GAA star Mark Hehir had his suspended sentence upheld this week at the Court of Appeal despite an attempt by state prosecutors...

Man forgot bag with over €33,000 worth of ecstasy in a shop

A man was caught intending to sell over €33,000 worth of ecstasy after he forgot the schoolbag containing the drugs in a shop. Darren Callery...

101 organisations to receive cash injections in 2nd tranche of Covid-19 Stability Funding

Over 100 organisations will receive once-off cash injections under new funding announced as part of the Covid-19 Stability Fund. The  4.1 million support package is...

Sale of menthol cigarettes banned from tomorrow

Shops will no longer be able to sell menthol flavoured cigarettes and other tobacco products from tomorrow, as a new ban on mentholated tobacco...

Lottery and gambling advertising should stop during crisis – TD

The National Lottery and other companies in the gambling industry have been called on to stop advertising during the COVID-19 crisis. The plea came from...

Coronavirus: List of ‘essential’ workers who can still travel

The government has published a full list of the essential service providers who are exempt from new restrictions imposed this week to fight the...

Getaway driver for armed robbery gets four year sentence

A man who drove the getaway car for an armed robbery at a filling station in Caherlistrane in 2018 has received...

Man jailed for string of thefts and burglary at city businesses

A man who pleaded to a large number of thefts and burglary at businesses around the city received a total sentence...

Man left blood stains inside multiple cars he broke into

A man who broke into multiple cars on the same night was charged with criminal damage for leaving blood stains on...

Man jailed for charity shop burglary and stealing an elderly man’s savings

A received a combined jail sentence of 21 months in prison for charges including burglary at a charity shop and stealing...

“Conman” with 154 previous convictions gets jail for making off without payment

A man with 154 previous convictions was described as a "conman" trying to "hoodwink" the court over charges of making off...

Church burglary “an affront to society” judge says

A man has been jailed for a total of 16 months for burglary at a church in Salthill, as well as at an apartment...

Woman sentenced for stealing phone after more than two years

A woman was sentenced for stealing a phone more than two years ago this week after skipping a hearing date and taking multiple bench...

Man gets jail sentence for pinching woman’s bottom

A man was given the maximum sentence allowable of three months in prison after pinching a stranger on her bottom without permission on the...

Drug courier jailed for four years

A man who was caught acting as a drug courier within two weeks of getting a suspended sentence for a similar offence has been...

Man jailed for vicious knife attack in front of victim’s children

A vicious home invasion and knife attack while the victim's horrified children looked on earned a man a ten and a half years in...

Man jailed for threatening and abusive behaviour in Eyre Square

A man was given a six month jail sentence for repeated threatening and abusive behaviour in Eyre Square, which included menacing people with an...
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Aldi chooses Portumna store to trial new 100% recycled plastic bags

Aldi customers in Galway will be among the first in Ireland to trial new reusable fruit and vegetable bags made from 100% recycled plastic...

Gardaí urge boat owners take precautions after engines stolen

Gardaí in Galway are urging boat owners to take safety precautions after the alleged theft of two boat engines in Connemara in recent weeks. Clifden...

Oranmore Arts Festival gives voice to female artists for Culture Night

Oranmore Arts Festival are presenting a special online music experience next month for Culture Night, featuring three incredible female voices in Bean/She. Outstanding young artists...

Cemetery Sunday mass at Bohermore will be behind closed doors

Cemetery Sunday mass in Bohermore will be closed to the public this year, but will be live streamed online. The mass at Bohermore Cemetery will...

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