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Free parking initiative in county towns

Galway County Council has voted unanimously to provide free parking in all county towns from 11am over the Christmas period. The initiative was first introduced in 2014 to help boost local businesses by encouraging people...

Bid for Culture Capital calls for innovative project ideas

Galway’s bid to become the European Capital of Culture in 2020 represents an opportunity for us to come together as a community – to reflect on the uniqueness of our Galway culture and the...

Keeping it real for Christmas at local tree farm

The biggest Christmas tree farm in Galway is expecting a bumper year as more families ditch the mass manufactured plastic ones in favour of cutting down their own real tree. Meadow Lane Farm grows four...

Council contracts worth €1.6m not properly tendered for

The Local Government Auditor has found that 19 contracts worth over €1.6 million were not properly tendered for in a sample survey conducted in Galway City Council. When contracts were tendered for, the Council forked...

Nothing less than a new hospital will do

The west’s two most senior health managers have publicly backed a vision to build a new public hospital in Galway. Head honchos from Saolta Hospital Group confirmed to a Dáil Committee that there is an...
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Health deal to create 250 new construction jobs

A successful Galway building firm is leading the construction of 14 primary health care centres across the country – with the creation of 250 new jobs in the process. Six of the centres are in...


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