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City centre retailers face 20% rent hike

Improving consumer demand is likely to drive up rents by 20% over the next five years for retail units on Galway City’s main shopping streets, according to a new industry report. The predicted growth rate...

No dog owner ever fined since beach ban introduced in 2008

The summer-long ban for dogs on Galway’s beaches is being ignored and is going unenforced putting public safety at risk. That’s according to Cllr Colette Connolly, who fought for the introduction of the law in...

GMIT expects to break even following staff cuts

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) will return to surplus in the next academic year, its current President has predicted. Dr Fergal Barry said the college’s deficit will be less than €1 million in the...

Outrage as UHG tells another suicidal patient to ‘go home’

A family who brought a relative to UHG’s Emergency Department with open wounds following a suicide attempt were told to bring him home or get him to join the Darkness into Light walk the...

An Taisce objects to €100m plan for Docks offices

An environmental watchdog has lodged an official objection to the proposed €100 million ‘Bonham Quay’ offices and retail development planned for Galway Docks. The Galway Association of An Taisce, in a 14-page submission to planners,...

Gardaí issue more than 50 fines for drinking in public

Gardaí have issued more than 50 fines for drinking in public areas following the introduction of a ban 16 months ago. Five €100 fines were slapped on ‘bushers’ last weekend. Over the past two weeks during...

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