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Businesses demand blitz on street drinking and intimidating beggars

Business owners in Galway have called for a crackdown on illegal drinking and intimidating begging in the city in the run up to Christmas – with many fearing an adverse effect on business and...

Call for €3m in Parkmore rates to be used to solve traffic crisis

Galway Chamber has called for the annual commercial rates income of €3 million from businesses in Parkmore to be ringfenced to fund a solution to the chronic traffic congestion in the area. In a pre-budget...

Survivors want consultations on future of Lenaboy Castle

Survivors of abuse and their families are to hold discussions with the City Council in the coming weeks on the future of Lenaboy Castle. Chief Executive of the City Council, Brendan McGrath, met with Galway...

Controversial mosque plans still on the cards

Plans to retain a hugely controversial unauthorised mosque on the western side of the city have been kept alive, after the applicants responded to City Council questions just inside a six-month deadline. The owners of...

Galway’s Rent Pressure Zone is pushing families onto the street

One of the Government’s cures for the city’s housing crisis has proved worse than the disease. Galway City Council has warned that the Rent Pressure Zone introduced by the Government earlier this year to curb...

Teen jailed for spitting at Garda during arrest

A teenager has been given a four-month prison sentence for spitting at a Garda “like an animal”. John Hynes, with a former address in Ros Aitinn, Upper Clybaun Road, Knocknacarra, who has since moved to...

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