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Galway must deliver to draw 2020 funding

Galway 2020 must deliver on performance targets in order to draw-down €14.75 million in exchequer funding. Minister for Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan said the Government has committed €15 million to Galway 2020 to...

Four potential locations pinpointed for new Galway City cemetery

Four potentially suitable sites have been identified by specialists for the city’s urgently-needed new graveyard. After years of investigation, Galway City Council has now settled on four sites which appear to meet the main criteria...

Historic Galway mass rock believed to 350 years old

A national monument that is around 350 years old has been re-discovered in Coolough. The mass rock, which possibly dates back to 1650, has been located at the end of the cul de sac in...

Bedrooms technicality leaves new council houses in limbo

Ten homes in Portumna purchased by Galway County Council to help clear the housing waiting list are lying idle – because of a technicality over bedroom sizes. Galway East TD, Anne Rabbitte says the Council...

How Nigerian woman made Galway her home following tragedy

Zeenie Summers came to Galway from Nigeria in 2010 after t he tragic death of her mother. She made the journey to live with her father in Ireland, only to discover he had a...

Shell of hotel ‘sums up lack of housing policy’

If anything illustrated the emptiness of repeated Government policy on student accommodation in Galway, it is the fact that right beside the GMIT on the Dublin Road, there is a hotel that has been...


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