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City may get back land it offloaded in State ‘bailout’

Land which was bought from the City Council by the State in a 'bailout' scheme for indebted local authorities will be available to take back free of charge for social housing in the future....

Galway people not making the switch to electric cars

Take-up of Government grants for electric cars hasn’t exactly powered ahead in Galway. Official figures show that just 10 grants were awarded to people in Galway to subsidise electric vehicles. The...

New taxi app set to cause ‘war’ on Galway’s ranks

The new taxi service planned for Galway City will come into operation on the week before the races in Ballybrit – and it’s expected to create war on the ranks. There...

Anger over Tuam drugs unit being phased out

The Garda authorities in Galway are being approached with a view to reviving the drugs unit in Tuam following concerns that its abolition will result in a scourge of illegal substances. ...
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Galway writer comes home to launch debut novel

A multi-talented Galway writer now based in London came home this week to launch her debut novel – a chick-flick offering that she describes as Bridget Jones meets The Devil Wears Prada! ...

Possible €7.5m windfall from unpaid ‘second homes’ tax penalties

There is a potential €7.5 million windfall ‘waiting in the wings’ for Galway City Council from landlords and holiday home owners who have never paid the second homes tax. And the...


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