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Galway’s business community to take part in major Sleep Out fundraiser

Men and women from across Galway’s business community will take part in COPE Galway’s biggest fundraising event of the year tomorrow night, Friday 6...

“I thought Galway City would be a place where I could learn Irish easily and readily”

Irish is understood to some extent by 25% of people on the island of Ireland, with almost 50% in Galway have some Irish. Census figures...

“I don’t know how we are considering this” – lone councillor votes against Dublin Road cemetery site

Councillor Colette Connolly was the sole voice in the city council chamber this month who objected to a proposed cemetery on the Dublin Road. Galway...

Homelessness in Galway up by 20% in the past year

The number of people living with homelessness has increased by 20 percent in the past year according to COPE Galway. COPE Galway has reported that...

Portumna workhouse centre launching new musuem today

The Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna is launching its new museum offering today to further the goal of education people on its history. The new...

Barna jobs safe as machines could replace two in five workers

Jobs out in Barna the safest in the country from risk of automation according to a new study.

UHG among most overcrowded in Ireland in worst November on record

There were nearly 700 patients on trolleys at University Hospital Galway as Ireland's hospitals enjoyed their most overcrowded November on record. According to monthly figures...

More than 700 stuck on trolleys at UHG in worst October on record

Worst October on record for overcrowding Over 700 patients were left waiting for care on trolleys at University Hospital Galway this month in the worst-ever...

NUI Galway study finds startling ‘diversity gap’ in primary school teachers

Primary school teachers in Ireland are overwhelmingly white and catholic according to a new study by NUI Galway. Dr Manuela Heniz and Dr Elaine Keane...

18 Post Offices in Galway to close as postmasters retire

18 Post Offices in Galway are set to close under new consolidation plans negotiated by An Post and the Irish Postmasters' Union. The Post Offices...

Galway county has the second highest amount of roads in Ireland

Galway county alone accounts for 6.8% of Ireland's road network with 6,706km of roads, the second largest amount of any local authority. The only one...

Over 500 people on trolleys in Galway hospitals this month

UHG was the fourth most overcrowded hospital in Ireland in July with 457 patients waiting on trolleys throughout the month. There were another 80 sick...

Galway players net €138 million in Lotto jackpots in 30 years of draws

Lotto players in Galway have won 92 jackpots worth €137,955,578 since the National Lottery first began in 1998. On its 30th anniversary, the National Lottery...

Government strategy to make use of vacant properties welcomed

The publication of the Government’s National Vacant Housing Reuse Strategy has been welcomed by Galway Simon Community. The local charity has said that immediate action...

People outside City spend 10,000 minutes more commuting per year

Workers from County Galway spend up to 10,000 minutes travelling to work more than their counterparts in the city, a new report has found. The Western...

Government report warned of illegal adoptions six years ago – Galway TD

A government report on the Magdalene laundries warned of illegal adoptions and tampering with birth records back in 2012. Galway West TD Catherine Connolly told...

Galway Housing Action Group fights housing crisis

Aine Trainor has had enough with the housing crisis. After more than a year living in Albania and Greece and working with the European Volunteer...

0 Traveller accomodation units provided in 2017

The total allocation for providing accomodation for Travellers in Galway City rose from €40,000 in 2016 to €209,000 so far in 2017; however, no new...

Tuam is town with the most Travellers in Ireland

Tuam is the town with the highest population of Travellers, according to census figures released yesterday. Co. Galway had the highest number outside of Co....

Nuns Island is the least religious area in Galway

Nuns Island's skyline is dominated by the beautiful Galway Cathedral, however, on the ground, the church seems to have less of an effect. The area...
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Coronavirus: No new Galway cases as national figure jumps by 500

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Galway remains at 134 as no new cases were recorded in the county in the...

Thousands of jobs going as Debenhams closing Irish business

Debenhams has announced that it is permanently closing its stores in Ireland, and that the business here is going into liquidation. In a statement released...

Canney praises work of Public Participation Network amid pandemic

A Galway TD has praised the work being done by Public Participation Networks in Galway and around Ireland during the Coronavirus pandemic. Galway East TD...

Government announces major expansion of supports for businesses

A major expansion of supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19 has been announced. Minister Heather Humphreys announced that a package worth €1 billion in liquidity measures...

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