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Construction of social houses costing twice the national average

A meeting will take place this week to discuss the planned provision of 69 new social houses in Knocknacarra, following Government concerns at the cost involved – around €330,000 per unit. The government is concerned over...

Tributes as former councillor and community activist passes away

Former county councillor and Woodlawn native Michael John Kilgannon has passed away. The well-known community activist died yesterday aged in his 70s, after battling a long illness. He is best known for his tireless work in...

Council to draw up enhancement plan for Headford

A private meeting will take place in Headford tomorrow to discuss a €250,000 investment fund for the town. The allocation has been ringfenced under the County Council town and village enhancement scheme. A further €250,000 will...

Prison for biting off part of man’s nose in savage attack

A shop assistant has been sentenced to three years in prison with the final eighteen months suspended for biting off part of a man’s nose during an unprovoked attack which was described by his...

Cllr hits out at delay in progressing social housing

A city councillor has called for immediate action on progressing 14 local authority houses on the Ballymoneen Road in Knocknacarra. Independent councillor Declan McDonnell who is Chair of the City Council Housing Committee says the...

Residential and medical suites plan for former nursery site

Plans for the construction of more than 50 new houses, along with a group medical and dental practice and office space on the Monivea Road have been lodged with Galway City Council. Green Way Estates...


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