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Council to decide on plans to remove Galway Clinic roundabout

Plans to remove the Martin Roundabout at Galway Clinic will take a step forward this year – with funding secured and an application for permission to proceed to City Council within six months. The project,...

River archway to mark legacy of Easter Rising

An archway to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising in 1916 will be built at a pedestrian bridge in the city. City councillors have voted to proceed with plans for the commemorative arch at...

Data protection frustrating efforts to tackle illegal dumping

Data protection red tape is blocking those trying to tackle the scourge of illegal dumping, a meeting of County Galway Joint Policing Committee (JPC) was told. According to Cllr Shaun Cunniffe (Ind), councillors have been...

Galway libraries owed €50,000 in fines before abolition

Galway’s libraries were owed more than €50,000 in late fees when fines were scrapped earlier this year. It was revealed last month that fines were axed from all libraries from January 1, as the public...

Community leaders campaign to attract jobs

Around 60 acres of IDA-owned land in north and east Galway remains unoccupied by any major employer – even though they in the heartland of regions ‘crying out’ for jobs. That’s according to local TD...

Former St Brigid’s ‘offers alternative’ for Galway Hospice

A renewed campaign has been launched to encourage Galway Hospice to relocate to the old St Brigid’s Hospital in Ballinasloe. A former government minister and leading business campaigner are now asking the HSE to make...


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