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People in receipt of rent supplement must now complete a Garda vetting process before being

New rules will prevent troublemakers from getting housing

Local authority tenants who have a criminal record “that may impact on good estate management” will no longer be accepted to the Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) under a new anti-social behaviour strategy. The draft strategy...

Councillors demand action on rat-infested former hotel

Galway City Council has been urged to “stop pandering” to the Comer Group and take legal action over the derelict Corrib Great Southern Hotel where 14 fire officers recently responded to a fire. Councillor Ollie...
A Macnas parade in Galway: the city has emerged as top small city in Europe for culture and creativity.

Galway is tops in Europe for creativity and culture

Galway has come top of the class in a new European Union initiative which aims to benchmark the performance of European cities with their peers in terms of culture and creativity. Of 168 European cities...
Deputy Hildegarde Naughton and Deputy Catherine Connolly: held successful talks to save service.

Counselling for youth mental health gets last-minute reprieve

A youth counselling service that was facing closure has received a last-minute reprieve following a meeting between public representatives and management of the Health Service Executive (HSE). The Galway counselling service of mental health charity,...

Gardaí examine CCTV following hit and run

Galway Bay fm newsroom – Gardaí are examining CCTV footage following a hit and run incident in the city. A man in his early thirties was injured when he was struck by a beige coloured...

Beggars flock to Galway for easy pickings

People are flocking to Galway to beg because they know there are “easy pickings” to be had during the summer months, a judge has warned. Judge Mary Fahy said the people involved are not homeless...

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