Date Published: 05-Feb-2011
GALWAY has suffered the second biggest drop in Ireland in house prices according to the latest survey due to be published in tomorrow’s "Sunday Times".
While the county area fared badly with house prices falling by 16 per cent in the past year and a predicted further 10 per cent drop next year the city fared much worse.
House price in part of Galway city fell by 20 per cent with a further drop of 10 per cent prediced for 2012.
Some second-hand houses in the city dropped by a whopping 27 per cent last year and Mark Keenan, Property Editor with "The Sunday Times" says Galway city prices have dropped more than most areas in Ireland.
An Post responds to calls to upgrade city GPO
Date Published: 08-May-2013
An Post says it’s examining a number of options in relation to its premises at Eglington Street in the city.
It follows calls from North West MEP Jim Higgins to improve the exterior of the building.
MEP Higgins says the front of the building on Eglington Street is in need of cleaning and takes away from the efforts of other retailers on the street to keep fresh, well maintained shop fronts.
Responding, An Post says it’s conscious any refurbishment work should be in keeping with the existing streetscape and would aim to enhance this busy public building.
A spokesperson adds that An Post is conscious of its current condition and is anxious to remedy that as quickly as possible.
Fianna Fail’s O Cuiv praises government for fodder scheme extension
Date Published: 11-May-2013
Galway West TD and Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture Eamon O Cuiv has praised the Minster for Agriculture Simon Coveney for extending the fodder scheme.
The Imported Fodder Transport Scheme will be extended by two weeks until Wednesday two weeks May 29th.
Deputy O Cuiv says the extension of the scheme is a common sense move and gives a huge boost to farmers.
Galway Bus Eireann services resume
Date Published: 14-May-2013
Strike action at Bus Eireann in Galway has been suspended for 48 hours following a breakthrough in talks at the Labour Relations Commission last night.
After almost three hours of talks, the National Bus and Rail Union agreed to suspend its strike for two days, during which management would not implement the disputed cost reductions.
In the meantime, management and union representatives will attempt to hammer out an alternative way to secure cost savings.
Galway bus drivers had been holding a picket at the bus depot at the Docks since Sunday morning with staff on rotational rosters.