• Following advice from the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Galway County Council have issued a Boil Water Notice for homes and businesses on both sides of Barrack Street in Loughrea town supplied by the Loughrea-Knockanima Public Water Supply. The notice was issued to protect consumers following a recent drinking water quality test.

    The Boil Water Notice has been put in place following the detection of E. coli in the water supply to Barrack Street, Loughrea town.

    Irish Water drinking water compliance and operational experts are working with colleagues in Galway County Council to resolve this situation as soon as possible. In the meantime, all customers on Barrack Street in Loughrea town are advised to boil water before use until further notice.

    The areas affected include both sides of Barrack Street in Loughrea town from the Green to Lake Road. The Boil Water Notice does not apply to other areas in Loughrea.



  • Gardai are investigating a single vehicle collision in Loughrea in Co Galway, in which a man died yesterday.

    The collision occurred at approximately 8am yesterday morning on Barrack Street, Loughrea when a car collided with a steel barrier. The male driver, who was aged 77 years was assisted from the car by passer-bys and they performed CPR on the man.

    He was taken by ambulance to Portiuncla Hospital in Ballinasloe where he was later pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the collision.

    Gardaí in Loughrea are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 091 842870, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.

  • Gardaí in Loughrea are appealing to the public for assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16-year-old Diane Limsipson who is missing from Loughrea, Co Galway since Wednesday.

    Diane was last seen leaving her home at approximately 12 noon on Wednesday. She is described at 4ft 8 inches in height, of thin build, with brown eyes and long black hair. When last seen she was wearing blue jeans.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Loughrea Gardaí on 091 842870 the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

  • 350 new jobs are being promised over the next five years by an Irish-owned pharmaceutical company.

    The Chanelle Group is building a new facility in Loughrea, Co. Galway to make parasite treatments for pets.

    In total it says it plans to invest over 86 million Euro in its Irish operations.


  • The winning lotto jackpot ticket on Saturday night last was sold in Co Galway.

    There was one winning ticket sold and it is was worth more than €8.5m.

    It was sold in the Corrib Oil Service Station in The Hill, Loughrea.

    The winner has not yet been identified but according to Corrib Oil Service Station store manager, Pat Halligan  lotto fever has gripped the town.

    It’s is the biggest ever National Lottery win for the  shop and he say he hopes it will be someone from the loicality that bought it.

    However, it’s a busy store with more than 30 full and part-time staff.

    The winning ticket was a Quick Pick and the winner has not yet come forward.

    The winning numbers were 5, 6, 14, 19, 22 and 30 with a bonus number of 24.

  • An Irish-owned pharmaceutical company has announced it's creating 350 jobs over the next 5 years in Co Galway.

    The Chanelle Group, founded by Galway vet Michael Burke in the 1980's, makes both animal health products and human medicines.

    Tánaiste Simon Coveney was in Loughrea this morning to officially open a new €10 million euro facility for the manufacure of a product used globally to protect cats and dogs against harmful parasites.

    Further construction will begin next year on a facility for medicinal products for the US market.

    The company is investing a total of €86 million in the facility over the next 5 years, with the creation of 350 jobs in all.

    Founder of the Chanelle Group Michael Burke told Midwest News that the company currently has over 90 vacancies.