Galway Bay fm newsroom – House prices in the city have jumped by 13 percent.
New data compiled by property website Daft.ie shows prices in the second quarter of 2017 were 13% higher than a year previously.
The average house price in the city is now €269,000, 67% above its lowest point.
In the county, prices in the second quarter of 2017 were 9% higher than a year previously.
The average house price in the county is now €182,000, 44% above its lowest point.
Nationally, house prices have risen by more than €2,000 a month.
Pre-planning meetings return at Galway County Council
From Galway Bay FM newsroom- Pre-planning meetings are being re-introduced for Galway County Council following their suspension last year.
Meetings were stopped at County Hall for the last year due to pressure on the planning sector.
Councillor Andrew Reddington has confirmed they will be re-introduced on September 12th, and will allow people to get advice from planners on potential issues, before they formally submit an application.
The Fine Gael councillor welcomes their re-introduction and says they should not have been cancelled in the first place:
NUIG SU urges caution when booking accommodation
Galway Bay fm newsroom – Despite a shortage of student accommodation for NUI Galway students, the Student’s Union is urging people not to panic into leases.
All campus accommodation is booked out this year, while the ongoing housing crisis is also adding to the difficult situation students are facing.
Sally-Ann Barrett raised the point that the lack of options makes it tough for students not to panic into committing to a rental situation.
However, NUIG SU Vice President, Imogen O’Flaherty Falconer, has said it is still important for students to exercise caution:
Senator confident of solution to Oranmore orthodontist impasse following meeting with Health Minister
Galway Bay fm newsroom – A local Senator is confident there’ll be a solution within 48 hours to the impasse created by the abrupt ending of services by an Oranmore orthodontist.
Senator Ollie Crowe has been speaking to Galway Talks following a meeting with Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.
It’s after patients of Dr. Anne Hahessy were informed that she’s currently not practicing and is in hospital – and will not be in a position to return to practice for approximately 9 months.
The Dental Council of Ireland confirmed that in an order of the High Court, Dr. Hahessy undertook not to engage in the practice of dentistry.
Senator Crowe says he fully appreciates the urgency of the situation and expects a solution will be in place within 48 hours.