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Judge throws out 430 parking summonses

A District Court judge struck out over four hundred parking summonses this week, amid concerns that procedures employed by Galway City Council in initiating legal proceedings against motorists for illegal parking were "ambiguous and...

Number of homeless kids in Galway ‘enough to fill a school’

Homeless services operator COPE Galway provided help to more than 500 children in 2016 – an “alarming” increase of almost 40% – a report to be released next week will outline. The charity said the...

Novel event to provide sustenance for business ideas

Four ideas of benefit to the city will be pitched to the public this week in an event that decides by a vote which one deserves to be funded. In a unique crowd funding initiative...

Baboró children’s festival ticks all the right boxes

Organisers of the annual Galway Baboró International Arts Festival for Children (October 16-22) have reported a positive response to this year’s programme launched two weeks ago. Ticket sales are very strong with significant interest across...

Top chef says food education should be on school curriculum

Food On The Edge director JP McMahon has launched a campaign to put food education on the curriculum of primary schools and on the agenda of the Department of Education. Launching the Food On The...

Local Property Tax set to soar

Over three quarters of all houses in the city have been ‘self-valued’ at €200,000 or under, according to figures released by Galway City Council in relation to the Local Property Tax (LPT). Just over 30%...

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