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€1,273,000 allocated to county council for road maintenance

€1,273,000 in finding has been granted to Galway County Council for road maintenance works at 10 spots around the county. The funding from Transport Infrastructure...

Houses owned by county council kept vacant for too long in homelessness crisis

The county council must move faster to move families into houses it purchases to reduce the rate of homelessness for children and families. Debating the...

Connemara councillor Seán Ó Tuairisg elected Cathaoirleach of County Council

Councillor Seán Ó Tuairisg has been chosen as Galway County Council's Cathaoirleach for the next year at County Hall today. The Connemara native who lives...

City and County councils will merge by 2021

Galway city and county councils will merge into a single local authority by 2021 at the latest after the Cabinet voted to press ahead...

Galway Senator calls for bailout for underfunded Galway County Council

The Government needs to correct 'historical inequality' in funding provided to Galway County Council with a bailout this year  to ensure the council is...

Free parking in county towns to encourage local Christmas shopping

There is free parking in multiple county towns for the entire month of December to help increase footfall and encourage people to shop in...

County Cathaoirleach condemns sealing of Mother and Baby Homes records

Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council James Charity has said the decision of Government to seal the records into the treatment of women and children...

Swimming pool in Ballinasloe must remain open, say Independent councillors

Two local Independent councillors have called on the Government to step in to ensure Ballinasloe swimming pool stays open, following concerns it could close...

Council gives the green light to new Ahascragh whiskey distillery

Galway County Council has granted planning permission for the construction of a new whiskey distillery in Ahascragh.Gareth McAllister intends to restore the old Mill...

Coronavirus: County Cathaoirleach asks people to “double down” in order to avoid Level 3 restrictions

Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council James Charity is asking people to "double down" on the efforts they have made to suppress the coronavirus in...

Council wants to know who owns derelict boat in Kinvara

Galway County Council is appealing to the public for information on just who owns the derelict Fairy Queen boat.The boat has been abandoned at...

City Council approves funding for 24 COVID-19 response projects by community groups

Galway City Council has awarded funding of €38,265 under Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Fund to 24 projects by community and voluntary groups.This...

City Council invites applications for Community Enhancement Programme

Galway City Council is inviting community groups to apply for funding to improve facilities in disadvantaged areas under the Community Enhancement Programme.For 2020, Galway...

“Worrying” increase in missing or stolen dogs in Galway county

There has been a worrying increase in the number of dogs gone missing or suspected to be stolen in Galway County in recent months.The...

Council refuses approval for new nursing home outside Gort

Galway County Council has refused planning permission for the construction of a 50 bed nursing home to the east of Gort.Plans were submitted in...

Public consultation for new County Development Plan underway

The public consultation process for a review of the Galway County Development Plan got underway this month, and will continue until mid-September.Galway County Council...

Art competition celebrates county’s Blue Flag beaches

Galway County Council has launched a new art competition for primary school students celebrating the county's Blue Flag beaches.For the competition, students simply have...

Roadworks resume across Galway county

As the easing of Covid-19 restrictions sends more people back to work, multiple sets of roadworks are getting underway across Galway this week. Today, multiple...

Athenry Community Council launching online lotto

Athenry Community Council is adapting to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions by launching an online version of its local lotto. The Community Council lotto in Athenry...

Councillor asks why Galway City isn’t collecting vacant site levy

Calls have been made for the city council to show transparency on why it is not collecting money owed under the vacant site levy. A...
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Easing of driving licence application and renewal for over 70s extended

The exemption for over 70s from presenting a medical report when applying for or renewing a driving licence has been extended due to the...

Man sentenced to six years for life-changing city centre assaults

A Loughrea man was sentenced to six years in prison, of which he will serve at least four and half years, for a pair...

COVID-19: 60 deaths and 132 Galway cases today

There have been 60 additional deaths related to COVID-19 reported by the Department of Health today, one of which occurred in December, and the...

Over the Edge celebrating 18th birthday with January Zoom meeting

The January Over the Edge Open reading will take place next week for lovers of poetry and prose to get a nice booster shot...