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Survey of city’s old cemeteries reveals 13th Century headstone

The earliest gravestone unearthed within the city walls dates from the 13th century and contains a plea for prayer to transport a man’s soul out of purgatory written in Norman French. A major survey of...

Council refuses permission for awnings on city centre pub

The City Council has rejected an application for the retention of awnings at the front of a well-known city centre pub. Planners said the two canopies at the Dew Drop Inn on Mainguard Street would...

Galway has lowest office vacancy rate in the country

The lack of supply of good quality office space is continuing to constrict the market in Galway City. New research has found that Galway has the smallest office vacancy rate of any city in Ireland,...

Travellers force their way into Council chamber during protest

There were heated scenes at City Hall this afternoon as protestors forced their way into the Council Chamber to demand immediate action on Traveller accommodation. It's as 10 Traveller families at Cúl Trá in Salthill...

Council overwhelmed by number of ‘beach’ bylaw submissions

Draft bylaws proposed by Galway City Council for parks, beaches and open spaces will remain on hold until at least September – with the Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) tasked with considering submissions on the...

Mystery over why €3 million community centre has stayed shut

Yet another deadline has been missed in the puzzling saga to open Ballinfoile Community Centre as the newly built, desperately needed facility enters its third year next month without opening. The project was first tendered...

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