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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...

Eamon Ó Cuív urges Fianna Fáil members not to support coalition deal

Galway West TD Eamon Ó Cuív is urging his fellow members of Fianna Fáil not to support the Programme for Government for a three...

New government can delay change but cannot stop it, says Galway TD

Responding to the announcement that a Programme for Government has been agreed, Galway West TD Mairéad Farrell has said the new government can delay...

New anonymous life-saving text service launched

A free, 24-7 anonymous text service has been launched to provide support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis. The text service,...

Young Fine Gael in Galway East to oppose coalition deal

The Galway East branch of Young Fine Gael will not be supporting a coalition government with Fianna Fáil and the Green Party when it...

Concerns raised about potential abolition of Department of Children

The potential abolition of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs has prompted  Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon to write a letter to...

Homes for less than €230,000 in Galway could be available under proposed SF scheme

Affordable homes for less than €230,000 could be purchased in Galway City by households with gross incomes between 45,000 and 75,000 per year, under...

Groups in Galway encouraged to apply for 2020 CLÁR Programme

Local groups in the county have been encouraged to apply for the 2020 CLÁR Programme, which has a total fund of €5 million and...

Applications open for businesses to apply to COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme

Applications for the €2m COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme have opened which offers funding ranging from €10,000 to €40,000 to businesses looking to move online. Eligible...

Galway TD sends message to employers who missed payroll deadline for Wage Subsidy Scheme

Employers in the county who missed the 15th March payroll deadline have been urged to access the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme if they meet...

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil leaders agree on framework for government

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have agreed on a framework for an historic government that would see the two parties in...

Ireland and EU discuss major supports for African countries during crisis

East Galway TD Ciaran Cannon took part in a video conference today with other Development Ministers in the EU to discuss a major support...

Businesses urged to avail of Wage Subsidy Scheme by re-employing staff

Employers who have already laid off workers have been reminded that they still avail of the Temporary COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme, by re-employing their...

Fuel allowance season extended by 4 weeks

There will be a four week extension to the existing fuel allowance season for eligible customers due to the COVID-19 emergency. The current 28 week...

Businesses urged to look at supports before letting staff go

Businesses in the county have been reminded of the package of supports open to them. East Galway TD Ciaran Cannon has said that employers should...

Income supports being processed as quickly as possible

Payments for people waiting for income supports are being processed as fast as possible, a Galway TD has assured. East Galway TD Ciaran Cannon has...

Flights in coming days confirmed for Irish in Australia

Details of flights home from Australia for Irish citizens have been confirmed. The flights have been chartered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade...

Government announces more extreme measures to combat COVID-19

Leo Varadkar has just announced a range of new measures aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the country, but...

Nine Galway election candidates sign anti-racism pledge

A number of general election candidates in Galway have signed an anti-racism pledge which includes a commitment to condemn all racist campaigning...

New opinion poll shows 3 parties extremely close as FG continues to struggle

It's all to play for 19 days before the election, as three parties are separated by just 4 percentage point in the latest opinion...
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Lane closures for overnight M17-M18 motorway roadworks

Overnight roadworks on the M17-M18 motorway on will involve lane closures on Thursday night. DirectRoute Tuam Ltd, the M17-M18 concession company, is carrying out works...

More time sought to convert derelict city filling station to restaurant

More time is being sought for a project to convert a derelict filling station in Galway City to a restaurant. Planning permission to convert the...

Survival of up to 135 bus and coach operators in Galway threatened

Up to 135 private bus and coach operators in Galway face an "uncertain" prospect of survival without government intervention the Coach Tourism & Transport...

Boots unveils brand-new store at Knocknacarra retail park

The new Boots store is now open at the Gateway Retail Park in Knocknacarra. As part of Boots’ continued investment into the growth and expansion...
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