A man in his 40s is due before Galway District Court on Monday morning, following the seizure of cannabis with an estimated street value of €150,000. During a search at a house in Cappataggle on Sunday morning, the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit seized cannabis plants worth €144,000 and cannabis herb worth €6,600. A man was […]
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Independent TD for Galway East Sean Canney has called on the Department of Health to increase number of Neurology Specialist Nurses at Galway University Hospital. The Deputy has received confirmation from the HSE that an additional fulltime Neurology Nurse is to be appointed this month for Galway University Hospital. This […]
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Local people are prepared to protest against the delayed reopening of the purpose built Day Centre in Loughrea. Following representations made to the HSE by Councillor Geraldine Donoighue, it was confirmed that the re-opening of the purpose-built building would not now happen until August and that HIQA has only authorised […]
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A Galway energy consultant says the cost of retrofitting your home is “worth it” The Galway Green party is hosting a public event tomorrow for people to learn about home energy upgrade options. There are now increased grants available, which can cover up to 50 percent of home energy project […]
Public toilets located on Ashe Quay in Fermoy have been targeted by vandals once again. News of this follows concerns which were raised locally, when the toilets were locked and closed to the public on Sunday and Monday this week. A Cork County Council spokesperson confirmed that the closure was due to ‘substantial damage’ caused […]
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The festival in Ballyporeen was set up several years ago. The weekend was based on different townlands Competing for points over the weekend to be crowned townland of the year. In previous years, there were seven clubs involved in the festival but in 2019 there was decision taking at a committee meeting that we would […]
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A SINGER-songwriter from Dungloe has just released her debut single and is getting ready to embark on an exciting move to Belfast to further her music career. Speaking to the Donegal News this week Lára O’Donnell said she only started writing her own music last year. The 20-year-old has just graduated from Ulster University where […]
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Diggers were brought in to remove the grass playing surface at the Sportsground last week to make way for a new artificial playing surface to be laid in time for the 2022/23 season. Work on the new synthetic pitch and LED floodlights signals the beginning of phase one of the €30m redevelopment of the home […]
The pupils and staff of Athenry Boys’ School will enjoy the fruits of their green-fingered labour into the future – while honouring their past – after they unveiled their new Memorial Garden ahead of the summer break. Because the garden commemorates two wonderful teachers who died in service in the past few years; Barbara Glynn […]
MINI has announced a partnership with Dogs Trust, Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, on a mission to help dogs travel happier across the nation and become the first officially dog-friendly Irish car retailer by 2023. There has been a huge increase in demand for dogs in Ireland since the start of the pandemic, with more […]
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An impressive 140 swimmers are preparing to take on the 13km challenge of crossing Galway Bay – to again raise money for a most worthy cause. The organisers of the annual Galway Bay Swim for Cancer Care West are delighted that the live event – as opposed to the virtual swim during lockdown – is […]
Join storytellers, musicians and singers for an evening’s entertainment in Cronins Yard next Tuesday (June 21). Taking place from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, it’s part of the ‘Birds of The Kerry Biosphere’ events series to celebrate […]
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BROWNE, Danny – London, formerly Cashelshanaghan, Ballymaleel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Sadly missed by his brothers and sisters, Michael Gerard, Eileen, Deirdre, Philomena and Neil, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Pre-deceased by his parents Michael and Eileen. Danny’s remains will repose at the family home in Cashelshanaghan from 8 pm this evening, Saturday, June 18th. […]
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GIBBONS – The death has taken place of Michael Gibbons, Beltony, Raphoe and formerly of Coventry and Island Eady, Castlebar, Co. Mayo at Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry. Reposing at Gibson’s Funeral Home, Convoy on Sunday, 19th and Monday, 20th June from 6 pm to 10 pm both days. Funeral from Gibson’s Funeral Home on Tuesday, 21st […]
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McGINLEY – The death has occurred of Peter McGinley, High Glen, Carrigart, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Friday, 17th June 2022, surrounded by his family. He will be sadly missed by his sons Bernard (London) and Peter (High Glen), his daughters Kathleen (Donegal Town), Mary (Carrigart), Siobhan (Wicklow), Ann (Switzerland), his sisters Mary (High Glen), Nellie (Glencar […]
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QUINN, James (Jimmy) – Grange, Co. Sligo and formerly, Stranass, Drummenny, Donegal Town – June 17th, 2022. (former Garda Síochána), peacefully at North West Hospice, Sligo, surrounded by his family. Will always be remembered and loved by his wife Ann his daughters Geraldine (Burke) Edel (Kearns) Annmarie (Travers) sons Darragh and Fergal, sons-in-law Paul B, […]
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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Labour Chairperson for Galway East, Katie Harrington has demanded that the Government give serious attention to the housing crisis in County Galway saying that the Housing assistance Payment is failing families in Galway. Research carried out by Labour housing spokesperson Rebecca Moynihan has found that just 820 homes for families […]
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A Eucharistic Procession to mark the Feast of Corpus Christi will be held in the city this afternoon. The public are invited to gather at the Abbey Church on Francis Street at 3pm for Afternoon Prayer. The procession will be led by Bishop Duignan for the first time in Galway […]
GENEVA, Switzerland - Ireland on Friday chaired the final round of international negotiations on a Political Declaration on the use of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas.
Ireland has been leading the negotiations for three years, following lengthy international discussions and a call by the UN Secretary-General for member states to agree a Political Declaration to address the devastating impact on civilians. T
THERE were emotional moments in the Council chamber on Tuesday evening as Cllr Donal Mandy Kelly was elected mayor of the Letterkenny and Milford Municipal District at their AGM. Members of the Kelly family were present as Cllr Ciaran Brogan nominated Cllr Kelly, saying “it is a strange day for the Kelly family”. All in […]
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Following on from a sold out show at the 3Arena, INDIE22 brings a fantastic addition to an already incredible line-up this summer – game-changers The 2 Johnnies & The Junior B All Stars join headliners Fatboy Slim, Rudimental and Bastille for the return of INDIE to Mitchelstown from July 29-31. From humble beginnings of publishing relatable Irish […]
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Galway Bay FM Newsroom – The Department of Housing has given approval in principle to a turnkey housing scheme in Ballinasloe. Senator Eugene Murphy says the development would be located at Kilgarve and will consist of 33 units. They’d be predominantly 2-bed homes, with a number of single-bed and 3-bed units. Senator Murphy spoke to […]
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – Newly elected Mayor of Galway City Councillor Clodagh Higgins has said that she is committed to positively promoting Galway during her term in office. Councillor Higgins was elected Mayor yesterday afternoon replacing Councillor Colette Connolly becoming the ninth female mayor of Galway. They are being elected at separate meetings in […]
Galway Bay FM Newsroom – A protest is taking place in Galway this afternoon at 2pm on the increase in the cost of living. It’s part of the National day of Action which will see rallies in Galway, Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Sligo The cost of Living Coalition is organising the protest in light of […]
‘Your Waterford’ was launched recently by the Local Enterprise Office Waterford as part of its latest programme for assisting businesses in Waterford. The platform showcases some of the best quality products and services designed or produced in Waterford. Several local businesses are amongst those showcased on the ‘Your Waterford’ website such as The Lismore Food […]
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A NEW book of photographs celebrating the history of Donegal’s unique railways will be launched today. The Donegal Railway Heritage Centre will launch “The County Donegal Remembered” by Jim McBride who has been involved with railway heritage and preservation for decades, and is the Irish Editor of the “Disused Stations”. The book of 250 photographs includes […]
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The equivalent of 1,300 wheelie bins of untreated wastewater flows into Casla Bay every day – and yet plans for a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) for An Cheathrú Rua remain stuck in limbo, more than two decades on from when it was identified as needed. Irish Water’s longstanding and controversial plans to compulsorily purchase a […]
A gang of thugs destroyed parts of the much loved ‘Walks’ amenity in Loughrea three times in a week – after a massive community effort had restored it to its former glory. But while first welcoming the retention of the Blue Flag for the ‘grey lake’ in the town, Councillor Michael ‘Moegie’ Maher also revealed […]
The new chair of the Athenry/Oranmore Municipal District plans to lead county councillors on a bus journey to Dublin – to picket Dáil Éireann for more money for Galway. Liam Carroll (FG), voted in as Cathaoirleach at the latest MD meeting, said all 39 Galway County Councillors should hire a bus and travel to Dublin […]
Latest new model from Mercedes-Benz is the all-new GLC. Expected here next Autumn, when prices will be available, the GLC ranks as the best-selling model in the Mercedes-Benz range over the past two years. (2.6 million units sold since first launched six years ago). Said by Mercedes-Benz to be ‘the most dynamic model in their […]
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LETTERKENNY’S food bank is to hold a “significant fundraiser” to meet challenges being brought on by soaring fuel prices and a drop in donations. We Care Food Bank is currently supporting between 540 and 580 households in the region. Speaking to the Donegal News, Fintan McGrath, Public Relations Officer, We Care Letterkenny Food Bank, said […]
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A man has been taken to hospital following a crash close to the Dooish Hill stage of the Donegal rally. Gardaí attended the scene and the man was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment. A spokesperson for the Gardaí said: “Gardaí are currently at the scene of a road traffic collision which took place […]
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Irish Defence Forces troops from the 65th Infantry Group deployed with the UN to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in Syria (UNDOF) and soldiers deployed with the 120 Infantry Battalion to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have sent home Fathers’ day messages to their Fathers and children. The 65th Infantry Group deployed to Syria […]
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From Galway Bay FM newsroom- A new mayors for Galway city and and a new cathaoirleach for the county will be elected at separate meetings in the city this afternoon. Mayor Colette Connolly and County Cathaoirleach Peter Keaveney will stand down after 12 months in office. City Mayor Colette Connolly is expected to hand the […]
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- There’s confusion among tourists and locals alike about where to pay for parking at The Long Walk in the city. That’s according to Senator Ollie Crowe, who says there are currently three different parking operators operating within a 150 yard radius. He claims drivers often end up purchasing a ticket […]
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- SIPTU members in several care and community organisations in county Galway have begun a ballot for industrial action in a long running pay dispute It could result in a 24-hour work stoppage on Wednesday 6th July. Members in the Irish Wheelchair Association, Galway Rural Development, Galway Rape Crisis and Galway […]
THE man who was the voice of Donegal for almost 30 years on Highland Radio was yesterday ordained a Deacon in St Paul’s Basilica in Rome. It is Shaun Doherty’s next step on the journey to becoming a priest. The ordination ceremony conducted by Rt Rev Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury was watched in Rome […]
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