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Underwater observatory in Galway Bay comes up for maintenance

The Marine Institute's SmartBay underwater observatory has come ashore this week for essential maintenance of its instruments. The underwater observatory has spent the past 15...

Roadworks at Fairfield roundabout in Loughrea to cause traffic delays

Roadworks at the Fairfield roundabout on the N65 in Loughrea will cause traffic delays next week, starting tomorrow. Galway County council have said that works...

Ireland makes massive social change with repeal of 8th amendment

It's the end of a long and emotional day as Ireland has overwhelmingly chosen to repeal the 8th Amendment to then constitution. The nationwide result...

Results show Galway votes Yes by massive margin

All three districts in Galway have declared their votes and the final result for the county is a massive win for the Yes vote...

Galway West votes YES

Celebrations are ongoing at the Galway West count centre, where 66% of voters voted to repeal the 8th Amendment.42,422 voted Yes, while there were...

Galway East returns first official result of country: 60.19% Yes

The first official referendum result of the country has been announced in Galway East and its 60.19% Yes, 39.81% No. The result is just slightly...

Tallies show strong Yes vote across Galway

Counting of the votes from yesterday's referendum on the 8th amendment is underway, and indicates a strong Yes vote across Galway. While no official results...

Exit polls predict landslide victory for Yes vote

Voting has closed tonight in a hotly divided referendum vote and exit polls are predicting a landslide Yes victory. Today voters were asked to choose...

POLLS OPEN IN ‘ONCE IN A GENERATION OPPORTUNITY’

The campaign is over and now it is time to vote.The opinion polls say that the Yes side has a considerable lead, but if...

Arthouse cinema criticised by charities regulator over handling of public donations

The Charities Regulator has criticised Galway's arthouse cinema for reporting no income after 2007 despite receiving charitable donations. The report by the charities regulator says...

Your Yes Matters

If you have ever sported a “Yes” badge or a “Repeal” jumper, then the term “murderer” might be something you have been called recently. It...

Tributes paid after tragic death of fisherman in Clifden

Clifden RNLI has extended its sincere sympathies to the family of the fisherman, 62 who died yesterday off Cruagh Island, saying "Our thoughts are...

Ronan Mullen slated for ‘shocking’ comments in final referendum debate

Senator Ronan Mullen has been slated for comments he made about mental health during last night's debate on the Eighth Amendment on TV3.Mullen, who...

Voting opens for Galway Islands

Polling stations have opened this morning for residents of the Aran Islands and Inishbofin. Residents of the Galway islands and eight others off the Atlantic...

Gerry Barrett wins contract to develop new urban quarter at Ceannt Station

Property developer Gerry Barrett has been chosen by CIE to develop an 8.2 acre site next to Ceannt station. The new urban quarter in the...

Probation for young man who made “foolish decision” in carrying a knife

A young man who confessed to carrying a knife because he felt threatened made a, "foolish, foolish decision" Galway District Court heard this week. Walled...

Man ordered to compensate NUIG security guards he fought with

A young man who fought with two NUIG security guards has been ordered to pay compensation to both victims. Keith Lyons (21) with an address...

The woman who fights for choice

Dette McLoughlin is slender and soft-spoken, a tattoo of a blue heart on her right forearm the only indication that she isn't your ordinary...

Outrage on Twitter over burning of Savita poster

As the referendum campaigns for and against repealing the eighth amendment are nearing the home stretch - with voting set to start in just...

Man convicted of assault that left victim bleeding on the ground

A man who appeared before Galway District Court this week was convicted of assaulting another man after an argument about noise levels. Mahmood Rasheed (38),...
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