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Unholy row over plan to dispense with Council prayer

The prayer that is recited at the beginning of each meeting of Galway City Council earned a reprieve – for now – but may yet be replaced with a minute’s silence. Councillors deferred making a...

Council to produce report on housing scheme abuse claims

The Chief Executive of Galway City Council is preparing a report on claims that some senior staff secured affordable homes, despite not meeting criteria to qualify to purchase them. Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said yesterday...

City chief to take tough stance over Traveller hardstands

Brendan McGrath reiterated this week that he will use emergency powers to build new group housing and halting sites for city Travellers if elected members fail to discharge their statutory duty. The Chief Executive of...

Galway has worst traffic congestion in Ireland

A new study has ranked Galway as the worst city in Ireland for traffic congestion. The INRIX global traffic scorecard finds that drivers in the city spend an average of 43.5 hours per year sitting...

No agreement on proposal for Traveller hardstands

The City Council is due to discuss its Traveller Accommodation Plan again next month after a marathon meeting last evening failed to find a solution to the ongoing crisis. At City Hall, councillors received presentations...

Residents withhold council rent in row over illegal Traveller camp

Residents in Fána Glas, Ballybane, are up in arms as a result of four caravans parked illegally on the estate. A number of local residents are said to have stopped paying their rent to the...

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