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New income thresholds for social housing come into effect

New income eligibility thresholds for social housing and housing supports have come into effect from today. From January 1, the income threshold for social housing...

Galway County sees 40% increase in Council housing income threshold

The income threshold for people living in Galway to be eligible for council housing or housing assistance is being increased by €5,000 from next...

Govt approves ban on new evictions until end of March

The government has given its approval to plans to ban no fault evictions this Winter. Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien has today received cabinet approval...

Respond has 184 social housing units being built in Galway

Housing body Respond has 184 new social housing units under construction in Galway, adding to to the almost 300 already operating here. Last year, the...

City Council launches plan for 2,440 social and affordable housing units

Galway City Council have launched their plans for delivering 2,440 social and affordable homes across the city over the next five years. The Housing Delivery...

No affordable properties for people on HAP in Galway City

There are no properties within Galway City which could be considered affordable to people making use of the HAP payment. The Simon Communities latest quarterly...

Data shows 329 Galway homes reserved for individual buyers

There are 329 houses in Galway which have been granted planning permission, with a condition banning bulk sales. In May of last year, the government...

Minister visits under construction Spiddal wastewater treatment plant

The Minister for Housing visited Spiddal yesterday to see the progress on the delivery of the new wastewater treatment plant in the village. Work began...

Funding for conservation of historic buildings in Galway

Funding has been granted for essential repair and conservation works to six historic buildings in Galway City and County. The councils have been allocated €168,000...

Almost 1,000 households in Galway waiting over 7 years for social housing

Almost 1,000 households in Galway have been on a waiting list for social housing for longer than seven years. The 2021 Summary of Social Housing...

Galway allocated €4.5m for housing adaptation grants

Almost €4.5 million in funding for housing adaptation grants for older people and those with a disability in Galway has been announced this week. Minister...

Income threshold for Housing Adaptation & Housing Aid grants to be reviewed

An East Galway TD has welcomed a commitment by the Minister for Housing to review the grant limits and income threshold for Housing Adaptation...

Galway public urged to have their say on protecting water quality

People in Galway are being urged to have their say on protecting water quality in county rivers through public online meetings starting soon. A number...

€890k invested in Galway water and wastewater upgrades in 2020

Just under €900,000 was invested in upgrade works to water and wastewater infrastructure in Galway City and County last year. Irish Water replaced a number...

‘Shovel ready’ Newcastle community centre project needs funding – Grealish

Galway TD Noel Grealish has said that a much needed community centre for the Newcastle area of Galway City is ready to go if...

Illegal fires in the West condemned by government

Illegal fires in Mayo and Kerry which damaged protected habitats and species over the weekend have been condemned by the government. Ministers Darragh O’Brien and...

Extend the time to draw funding for improvements to Group Water Schemes – Canney

The deadline for group water schemes to draw down funding under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme should be extended Galway TD Seán Canney has...

City Council awarded €606k for social housing energy efficiency upgrades

Galway City Council will receive over €600,000 for the purpose of retrofitting social housing to make them more energy efficient. The government has today announced...

Government must provide funding to keep Tuam and Ballinasloe swimming pools open

Keeping the swimming pools in Ballinasloe and Tuam open is vitally important to local schools, elderly groups, and more, to whom they are an...

Galway County Council awarded €1 million additional funding for districts

Galway County Council has been awarded €1 million in additional funding to be divided among the county's municipal districts. The funding was signed off on...

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