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Galway voters go to the polls in 2020 election

Voters have gone to the polls this morning for the bulk of the voting in the 2020 general election, with polls opening at 7am. Polls...

Fear of increased ATM fees as banks plan mass sell off

Fears have been raised that ATM fees could increase drastically under plans by Ireland's two largest banks to sell of huge numbers of machines...

Galway awarded funding for 66 community enhancement projects

Galway City and County have been allocated €275,806 for 66 projects from the Community Enhancement Programme. The Community Enhancement projects come from a wide range...

Concerns about cost and timeframe of National Broadband Plan

The recent signing of the €3 billion National Broadband Plan has been welcomed, but concerns have still been raised about costs, timelines, and the...

Protests come to an end at Ballinasloe meat processing plant

One of the last pickets standing in the beef protests which have swept Ireland in recent weeks has end in Ballinasloe. The Independent Farmers of...

Government tightening the purse strings on rural CLÁR funding

Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice has accused the government of tightening the purse strings on rural areas over this week's CLÁR funding announcement. The Minister for...

Where did the money go? Mounting anger at collapse of Deep Retrofit scheme

The government's Deep Retrofit Pilot Scheme has come under heavy criticism for closing down due to a lack of funding only weeks after Minister...

“Posh-boy” government wants to drive rural people off the land, says Galway TD

A Roscommon-Galway TD has slammed the government for being 'anti-rural' and called on the Taoiseach to instruct his colleagues to solve the ongoing school...

New funding awarded to projects in Galway will be ‘great boost’ to communities

The confirmation of new funding for projects in Galway under the Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme has been welcomed. The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the...

Galway TDs call for opposition to EU-Mercosur beef trade deal

Multiple Galway TDs are calling on all of Ireland's representatives to oppose a beef trade deal negotiated by the EU with a bloc of...

Beef aid fund conditions a “kick in the teeth” to suckler farmers

Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice has vocally criticised access conditions to the €100 beef aid fund which he said would harm Irish farmers and communities. The...

Government must hold “Golden share” of national broadband to block any sell off

The government must retain a "golden share" of whatever company operates the new national broadband infrastructure to protect the taxpayers' investment. Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice...

Galway TDs say funding shortfall must be addressed before any talk of amalgamation

Galway's elected representatives have said that a serious shortfall in funding for the local authorities in Galway city and county must be addressed before...

“Time is of the essence” in getting Pembro drug to cervical cancer patients

A Galway TD has said that the rate at which the experimental drug Pembro is being made available to cervical cancer patients is unacceptable. Treatments...

Galway TD hits out at Taoiseach’s support for vulture funds

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has come under fire for his stance that so-called vulture funds are better for homeowners than banks from a Galway TD. Independent...

Galway TDs condemn “stealth” move to merge councils

Galway's TDs were strongly critical this week of a piece of legislation that's been described as a "stealth" move to merge Galway City and...

Galway TDs refuse to declare housing emergency in Dáil vote

Yesterday the Dáil voted against declaring a national housing emergency in the midst of a widespread and worsening homelessness crisis. The 'Housing Emergency Measures in...

The Abortion Bill and why these Galway TDs voted No

    On Tuesday the Dáil passed the second stage of the Abortion Bill moving it onto committee stage. The Oireachtas committee on health will now...

Only two Galway TDs voted to change housing policy

Only two Galway TDs voted in support of a motion of no confidence in current housing minister Eoghan Murphy during Tuesday's Dáil vote. Catherine Connolly...

Dáil Committee to examine An Post plans to close 18 Galway post offices

Minister for Communications and Galway Roscommon TD Denis Naughten will appear before the Dáil Communications Committee this afternoon to discuss plans to close many...

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