• Due to concerns over social distancing, the popular Blackrock Diving Tower in Salthill has been closed until further notice.

    Galway City Council announced earlier today that the diving tower is being closed, due to the large crowds gathering at this location and issues with maintaining social distancing.

    It comes as 8 more cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Co Galway in the past fortnight.

  • Galway City Council has confirmed that the Blackrock Diving Tower at Salthill is reopening from this morning.

    The Council closed the facility yesterday, due to difficulties with social distancing.

    In a social media post, the City Council has confirmed that the popular Blackrock Tower is reopening from this morning, but is asking users to adhere to social distancing.

    The situation will be monitored over the coming days, and the council says access to the tower may be closed again, should the need arise.

    The council also closed road access to Silverstrand Beach yesterday evening, as the car park was full and large volume of traffic was attempting to use the road.



  • Ed Sheeran continues the Irish leg of his European tour in Galway today.

    He's playing two shows at Pearse Stadium tonight and tomorrow having already done sold-out gigs in Cork and Belfast.

    Anyone going is advised not to bring a bag, while delays around the stadium are also expected.

    Anne-Marie is the main headliner before Ed's due on stage at quarter to 9.

    The final 3 Irish dates of the tour are at Dublin's Phoenix Park next week.

  • Gardaí dispersed a crowd at Salthill beach in Co Galway yesterday. 

    Large crowds were seen in the area, with some on social media sharing videos of the crowds.

    Gardaí confirmed that “a number of persons” were gathered in the area and they attended the beach yesterday evening.

    Gardaí said that they “engaged with those present and the crowd dispersed”.

    A spokesperson added that Gardaí are “conducting further enquiries into potential breaches of public health regulations”.

    Enquiries are ongoing at this time.

  • Gardaí in Salthill are seeking assistance from the public in locating Andreea Mereuta, 26 years of age, who is missing from her home in Monalee Manor, Knocknacarra, Galway since last Thursday.

    Andreea was last seen on Ballalley Lane, Galway city centre at approximately 2.30a.m. after a social gathering with friends. 

    Andreea is a Romanian national and is described as being 163 cm in height, slim build with long brown hair and brown eyes.  When last seen she was wearing a red jacket and black leggings.

    Gardaí and family are very concerned for Andreea and are asking if anyone has seen Andreea or has any information on her whereabouts to please contact Salthill Garda Station on 091 - 514720, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

  • 100 new jobs are being created by a catering company which is opening two new restaurants.

    Gourmet Food Parlour has announced plans to open outlets in Skerries in County Dublin and Salthill in Galway.

    The group, which already employs more than 240 people, will be looking to fill positions including head chefs, front of house staff and event specialists.

  • Job hunters can try and clinch a job in Galway today.

    Jobs Expo Galway is taking place in the Salthill Hotel from 10 o'clock this morning.

    A lot of the jobs on offer will be in the stem sector, retail industry and IT.

    Careers Unlimited General Manager Bronagh Cotter is advising candidates to come prepared:

  • The board of one of Galway’s main public recreation facilities has held a briefing with staff over the financial position of the company.

    The company operating Leisureland in Salthill said it had not been able to generate enough income to cover the running costs of the centre in recent weeks.

    Staff working at the facility were told yesterday that the swimming pool and gym will close in the coming weeks.

    A €300,000 subsidy from Galway City Council has been used up and it is understood the local authority is not in a position to provide further funding at this time.

    The facility was closed from March to July due to COVID 19 restrictions and has also faced further challenges since reopening due to ongoing restrictions on gatherings.

    It’s understood an additional funding proposal has gone to city officials for consideration.

  • A man has died at University Hospital Galway after being taken from the water in Salthill earlier today.


    The alarm was raised around midday when the man was taken from the water near Blackrock


    Emergency services quickly transported the man to UHG for treatment, but he has since passed away.


    Gardaí are not releasing details of the man’s identity at this point.

  • The search is resuming this morning for a man missing off Salthill in Galway.

    The 40 year old man got into difficulty off Blackrock just before 5 o'clock yesterday evening.

    The RNLI, the Irish Coastguard's Rescue 115 helicopter, Galway Fire Brigade and Gardaí have all been involved in the operation.

  • There has been a drugs and cash seizure in County Galway.

    A man in his late teens was searched at a residential complex in Salthill village at 9:30pm last night.

    250 euro worth of cannabis herb was seized, then gardai stopped a man and woman in their late teens.

    26 thousand euro worth of cash was recovered as well as cannabis herb, while more drugs and cash were seized in Salthill.

    Three people have been arrested and taken to Galway Garda Station.