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Site for upmarket hotel in Bohermore sells for €4.5m

Galway City Tribune - A Dublin-based hospitality company has purchased a tranche of land in Bohermore which has planning permission for a 134-bed hotel, bar and restaurant. The Press Up Group, which is headed by...

Councillor kicks up stink over dog poo fines

Galway City Tribune - It has been claimed Galway City Council doesn’t give a crap about ‘dog do’, as new figures reveal just two fines were issued for dog fouling in a year. Independent city...

Probe still ongoing into former Picture Palace company’s affairs

An investigation is ongoing into the organisation that was set-up to deliver the city’s arthouse cinema. The Charities Regulator has confirmed that its probe into Solas Galway Picture Palace is still live – more than...

Leisureland returns to profitability

Leisureland in Salthill has returned to profitability after years of making losses. The City Council owned amenity, which includes a public swimming pool, was recording year-on-year losses for the best part of a decade, including...

Learner drivers in Galway City must wait 13 weeks for test

Learner drivers in Galway City have to wait up to 13 weeks for a driving test at the centre in the Westside, according to new figures from the Road Safety Authority. The figures show that...

Galway City Council Chief supports hotel ‘bedroom tax’ idea

A bedroom tax, levied on visitors who stay overnight in large Galway hotels, would be beneficial to the city, according to the Chief Executive of Galway City Council. Brendan McGrath said a levy of 50...

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