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City Council to appoint officer to deal with empty homes

An ‘empty homes officer’ will be appointed by Galway City Council to help bring hundreds of vacant homes back into use. The initiative is one...

Housing project helps young people at risk of homelessness

It’s between the ages of 18 and 25 that most of us figure out what life is all about – we make our mistakes,...

New data shows 40% of Galway’s rough sleepers are from abroad

There were record numbers of rough sleepers on the city’s streets this Summer, fresh figures from a local homeless charity confirm. Some 85 rough sleepers...

Report reveals scale of West’s homeless crisis

The national housing charity prevented more than 1,000 people – including over 400 children – from becoming homeless in the West last year. New figures...

Almost 60 households in county classed as homeless

The annual cost to Galway County Council of dealing with homelessness is becoming “unsustainable”, according to the local authority’s moneyman. Ger Mullarkey, head of finance,...

Simon Community saved 50 families from homelessness in 2016

A resource centre in Ballinasloe prevented more than 50 households from becoming homeless last year. Galway Simon Community said its Ballinasloe service worked with some...

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