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Appeals Board rejects plan to finish house on Omey Island

The development of a house on one of the most idyllic islands off the Galway coast has been rejected by the higher planning authority...

Funding ‘sweetener’ needed if Galway councils are to merge

The proposed merger of Galway City and County Council is in tatters – unless the Government come up with a multi-million euro ‘sweetener’ between...

Councillors criticise city colleagues over traffic seminar snub

Galway City Council has been accused of “bad manners” by not inviting councillors from the county to a seminar to discuss the current traffic...

Farmer’s wall reveals ancient stones over four hundred million years old

Stones – estimated to be several hundred million years old – have been unearthed in a farmer’s wall in Tuam. The discovery was made by...

Councillors blame TDs for erosion of funds for local government

Galway’s eleven TDs have been accused of ‘sitting on their hands’ when it comes to securing adequate funding to operate the basic services. A succession...

Council sitting on ‘cash cow’ sites in Galway City

The development of two prime Galway city centre sites could provide a funding stream that would benefit the whole county – and could potentially...


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