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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...

Judge throws out parking case against Aran bus drivers

Two Aran Islands bus drivers, summoned for failing to comply with a County Council bye-law when they parked on the pier, had their cases struck out at Kilronan District Court today. Judge Mary Fahy accepted...

Emigrant’s grief over terminally ill mother

It’s a story all too familiar to the thousands of undocumented Irish emigrants right across the US, but one County Galway man is silently coping with the added pain this week of being unable...

An Post moves a chunk of Connemara into Galway City

Parts of the Connemara Gaeltacht are now in Galway City – at least according to An Post. A letter with an Irish language address arrived days late at its Indreabhán destination with a label stuck...


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