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Cabinet must self-isolate & Dáil adjourned as Donnelly awaits COVID test

The Dáil has been adjourned until further notice and the Cabinet must self-isolate from today, the Ceann Comhairle has announced. The decision came this afternoon...

“Holidays are over – let’s get Dáil back in action ASAP” – Galway TD

Mairéad Farrell TD has called for the Dáil to be recalled as soon as possible after GolfGate destroyed 'public confidence in public life'. Speaking today...

Dáil to be recalled early over Clifden golf dinner outrage

The government has given in to opposition pressure to recall the Dáil early due to public outrage over a large number of people at...

Catherine Connolly becomes first female Leas-Cheann Comhairle in Dáil history

Galway West TD Catherine Connolly has become the first ever female Leas-Cheann Comhairle of the Dáil after a narrow victory today. Independent TD Catherine Connolly...

Minimal representation for Western counties in new Cabinet

The make-up of the new Cabinet was revealed yesterday evening with the three government parties carving up fifteen ministerial seats between them. The new Cabinet...

Cancer patients can’t get surgery although hospitals operating at 25% capacity – TD

Some people diagnosed with cancer have been unable to get surgery even though hospitals are operating at a fraction of their full capacity, a...

Naughten denounces denying Covid-19 unemployment payments to people over 66

A Galway TD has denounced the fact that people over 66 are not included in the Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment, saying the Dáil must...

Denis Naughten seeks to become Ceann Comhairle

Galway TD Denis Naughten has announced that he is putting his name forward to seek the position of Ceann Comhairle in...

Maura Hopkins withdraws as candidate for Galway-Roscommon

Senator Maura Hopkins has announced that she is withdrawing her candidacy for a seat in Galway-Roscommon in the coming general election. Speaking about her decision,...

Government accused of using ‘money message’ to block opposition bills

The government is being accused of using the little known 'money message' rule to block opposition bills which have been passed by the Dáil. The...

Galway TD accused of ‘disgraceful racism’ in Dáil yesterday

Galway West TD Noel Grealish has been labelled a 'disgrace' after comments he made in the Dáil yesterday. The Independent TD was accused of 'disgraceful...

Leo Varadkar faces calls to allocate €20 million to Connacht Rugby

It was a standard day in the Dáil yesterday as the deputies filed in for leaders' questions. The Taoiseach dealt with questions, suggestions and scrutiny...

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...

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...

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...

Galway TD says Taoiseach is ‘out of his depth’ on housing crisis

Catherine Connolly TD has called on the government to declare a national emergency in relation to the housing crisis. Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, she...
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Coronavirus: No further deaths, 274 cases confirmed today

No further deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported by the Department of Health today, but there are 274 new confirmed cases of the...

14-day Covid incidence rate for local areas revealed in new data

New figures released by the Department of Health today shows that just one local electoral area in Galway had a higher 14-day Covid incidence...

Fundraiser to help local man beat cancer nears €50,000 in donations

A fundraiser set up for a local man who was diagnosed with bladder cancer earlier this year is closing in on €50,000. In February, Kevin...

Galway awarded over €1 million to refurbish vacant social housing

Galway City and County Councils have been awarded over a million euro between them to refurbish vacant, council owned social housing so it can...
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