€11m hotel plan shot down for ‘poor architectural quality’

Planners have rejected a proposal to build a new 84-bedroom hotel at Victoria Place in the city centre, describing the design as “poor architectural quality” and failing to comply with fire safety regulations. Galway hotelier...

Call to seize vehicles from illegal dumpers

New legislation that would enable the seizing of vehicles caught illegally dumping waste alongside roads may be brought into law, at the suggestion of Galway West TD Noel Grealish. Deputy Grealish said this week that...

Householder in tears after ESB fell her trees

An Oranmore woman was left in floods of tears after ESB staff removed twelve trees from her garden. It was one of a number of fellings that has left residents in the city and county...

Holiday apartments set to be sold as private homes

The way has been paved for the sale of a block of holiday apartments – at one of Galway’s most expensive property locations – to be sold as private homes. Galway City Council has approved...

Transfer of ownership of Lenaboy Castle to Council still up in the air

The transfer of Lenaboy Castle into public ownership is not a done deal. Galway City Council confirmed this week that negotiations on the proposed transfer of ownership of the Taylor’s Hill property to the local...

FOI shows Galway 2020 ‘confident’ issue could be resolved

Two weeks before it lost its creative director, Galway 2020 told officials working for Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan it was “confident the issue could be concluded satisfactorily”. The “possible departure” of Galway 2020’s Creative...


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