Economist Ronan Lyons

Private rent levels are heading back towards Tiger ‘boom’ rates

The chronic shortage of private accommodation available in the rental sector in Galway City is driving rents towards levels last seen at the height of the Celtic Tiger boom. Figures from property website daft.ie show...
Hygeia Marketing Manager, Elisha Daniels at the Hardware Association of Ireland's national trade show with the award for Best Garden Product. Photo: David O'Shea Photography.

City firm’s lawncare product is a winner

Galway firm Hygeia Garden Care has won a major award for innovation for its organic-based lawn fertiliser product GreenForce Lawn Gold, taking the first prize in the Best Garden Product category at The Hardware...
Dr Brian Moore, Founder and MD of ORRECO.

Galway company nominated for prestigious DatSci Awards

A Galway-based company, who have worked with Olympic athletes and elite professional sports teams around the world, Orreco, have been nominated for the prestigious DatSci Awards. The awards, organised by The National Centre for Applied...
Siobhan and Paul Lawless of Foods of Athenry which won an award for its gluten-free toasts

Foods now as famous as Fields of Athenry!

It might be the Fields of Athenry that are most familiar to an international audience – particularly on the sporting stage – but the Foods of the same town are fast catching up in...
Kevin Kelly, CEO, Galway County Council, Justin Molloy, Western and Midlands Regional Director, CIF, Councillor Noel Larkin, Mayor of Galway City, Paul Stewart, Chairman of the Galway Branch, CIF, Pat Lucey, National Vice President, CIF and Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF, at the Construction Industry Federation Gala Ball Dinner, at the Westwood Hotel. Photo: Iain McDonald.

Culture Capital puts Galway in shop window

Galway’s selection as European Capital of Culture will put it in the international shop window – with the potential to attract a significant increase in Foreign Direct Investment into the region. That’s what the head...
Justin Molloy

Apple’s Athenry delays illustrate problems in the planning system

By Justin Molloy, CIF Regional Director The function of our planning system is to regulate our built environment in the interests of the common good and in line with our planning legislation. Using a hierarchy of...

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