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Councillor ruffles feathers over Galway’s Purple Flag status

The renewal of the city’s ‘Purple Flag’ status cost almost €9,000, with questions raised over its benefit to nighttime safety. The Purple Flag is described...

€500 – that’s what Green Leaf status has meant to Galway

Galway City Council has come under severe criticism for its ‘farcical’ management of the city’s designation as European Green Leaf City 2017 – with...

Rent for courthouse is ‘value for money’

Whatever criticism has been levelled at the Courts Service for their failure to develop the old courthouse in Tuam, their expenditure on rented accommodation...

Lack of housing prevents NUIG from attracting foreign students

The city’s housing shortage is hampering NUI Galway’s ability to attract more foreign students, according to senior staff. A meeting of the Governing Body of...

Galway mayoral gifts cost just €900 over three years

When it comes to buying presents, Galway City Council abides by the rule: ‘It’s the thought that counts’. The local authority has spared quite a...

NUI Galway fears over burnout among researchers

Burn-out among researchers has been identified as an issue by management at NUI Galway. Údarás na hOllscoile, the university’s governing authority, which is responsible for...


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