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Varadkar asks about progress on 2020 plans

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has met with the Galway 2020 committee to “see for himself the progress to date in preparing for Galway 2020”. The Minister...

Cost forced local authorities to consider pulling out of 2020

Galway’s two local authority chiefs discussed ‘pulling out’ of running the city’s European Capital of Culture 2020 programme because they can’t afford it. Brendan McGrath,...

Galway City has Fleadh Cheoil test run for 2020

As a test run for how they would handle the national extravaganza, Galway City is to host the Connacht Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in...

Breaking down cost of the successful 2020 bid

The Galway bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2020 spent more than €1.5 million to secure the designation, according to documents released...

Controversial poem cost Galway City Council €1,000

A controversial poem about Galway’s bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2020 was commissioned at cost of €1,000. Well-known poet Rita Ann Higgins’...

Black Box to be replaced by new cultural hub

The new performance space earmarked for the Dyke Road car park in time for Galway’s 2020 European Capital of Culture designation would likely spell...

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