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Galway home to one in four of west’s workers

Galway’s critical importance as a centre of employment for the west is underlined in a new report this week which reveals that over a...

Cash fund for communities

The Western Development Commission has reduced interest rate on its Community Loan Fund to three per cent – in a move aimed at making...

19,000 Galway workers travel from around county to city for work

Almost 19,000 workers – or one in four of the county’s labour force – make the stressful commute from towns right across Galway to...

West lags behind on jobs

Jobs growth in the west is much slower than in the rest of the country. That’s according to a new Western Development Commission publication ‘Jobs...

Records reveal war of words over jinxed cinema project

The company behind the city’s jinxed arthouse cinema signed a €4.1 million public works contract with a construction firm without departmental consent, placing taxpayers...

Rail freight traffic has potential to quadruple

There is potential to quadruple rail freight traffic in the West of Ireland, according to the Western Development Commission (WDC). In a new report, ‘Rail...

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