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City Museum should be open every day to meet demand

By Dara Bradley The city’s museum is in desperate need or reorganisation, a City Councillor said this week and should be open on Sundays and Mondays. Councillor Ollie Crowe said that the Galway City...

Woodquay market may be regular weekend feature

There are few outdoor enterprises that survive Galway’s inclement weather conditions like the Saturday market in the city centre – and owing to the success of last weekend’s potato market, that tradition could well...

Savita inquest set to open in Galway Courthouse

The inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar is set to take place in the second smallest courtroom at Galway Courthouse, which will likely prove to be a space problem due to the widespread...

Bid to muzzle councillors is ruled out on legal grounds

By Dara Bradley Attempts to muzzle outspoken City Councillors by ‘dipping into’ their remuneration have been rejected by legal advisors. The proposal to change standing orders – the rules of Galway City Council meetings...

Fire service ‘praying for rain’ to end spate of outbreaks

By Dara Bradley Galway’s fire service is ‘praying for rain’ to get respite from the gorse, grass and bog fires that have blazed across the county and city for nearly a fortnight. ...

Businesses folding to avoid paying rates to City Council

 BY CIARAN TIERNEY Some city businesses are deliberately shutting down only to reopen under new names in order to avoid paying rates to Galway City Council, a meeting of the local authority heard last...


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