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Restaurant and offices plan for derelict hotel site in Salthill

A derelict former hotel in Salthill – which has been extensively vandalised and a centre for antisocial behaviour – could become office space and a restaurant under plans by its new owners. Tiger & Co,...

Tourism fair could bring millions of euro to Galway

Galway is in the running to host Ireland’s largest tourism trade fair, which would bring over 300 international tour operators to the city and could be worth millions to the regional economy. Fáilte Ireland is...
New study reveals societal drinking.

People who drink the most can least afford it

THE ‘big boozers’ tend to come primarily from the lower income sector with moderate drinkers in the higher earners bracket, according to the findings of a study presented at NUI Galway this week. No reference...
Réileán in Roscam: the only large-scale housing development under construction in Galway at the moment.

Council levy a ‘serious impediment’ for construction

Levies imposed by the local authority for every new home built in Galway City have been branded a “serious impediment” to future development here. Builders have warned that unless costs in the city under the...

Property sales in city show a dramatic rise

The rate of property sales in Galway City is continuing to accelerate – with residential sales up 36% in the first six months of this year, compared to the same period in 2013. Sales have...
Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan

Money for gay centre ‘morally wrong’ – Bishop

The Bishop of Galway has slammed the Society of the St Vincent de Paul (SVP) for a large allocation towards a new city resource centre for the gay community, which he said promotes a...


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