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Council opts to narrow location choices for housing list applicants

Applicants for social housing face new restrictions on where they choose to live following a decision to reconfigure the number of areas of choice within the county. There are currently 2,700 applicants on the Galway...

Grants will help Gaeltacht firms assess impact of Brexit

Grants of up to €5,000 will be given to Gaeltacht companies to help them prepare for Brexit. The €100,000 scheme run by Údarás na Gaeltachta will encourage companies to undertake an assessment on how ready...

Fishing fleet is facing into grim future

The offshore fishing fleet in the Ros a' Mhíl has more than halved in numbers since 2003 – with fifteen boats extracted from the fleet. That’s what Sinn Fein Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh told the...

Angry landowners accuse authorities of penny pinching over price of wall

Angry landowners in the Abbeyknockmoy and Ballyglunin areas are planning protests over what they describe as a ‘penny pinching and unprecedented’ move not to pay compensation for stonewall removals along the new N63 improvement...

Public consultation on controversial M6 services area plans

A public consultation meeting will take place in the coming weeks on a controversial planned service station on the M6. An oral hearing on the proposed development had been due to take place this Spring,...

Weather warning as heavy rain forecast for Galway

A rainfall warning has been issued for Galway and much of the West. Met Eireann is forecasting heavy, thundery rain from this evening until early tomorrow. Accumulations of up to 50mm are expected in some areas,...


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