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Galway City recycling centre resuming normal operations

Galway City Recycling Centre will be returning to its normal operating hours from Monday after a period of restricted services upon reopening. The City Council...

Blackrock Diving Tower getting a facelift

Galway's famed Blackrock Diving Tower is set to get a facelift with a new coat of paint after many years. City Councillor Clodagh Higgins says...

Developer loses appeal to keep land off Vacant Sites Register in Galway City

A developer has lost their fight to keep a plot of land on the Ballymoneen Road off the Vacant Sites Register in Galway City...

Swimming ban lifted at Ballyloughane Beach

A temporary swimming ban which was imposed at Ballyloughane Beach last Friday has been lifted today after results from water quality tests came back. The...

Plans for new restaurant and apartments in Knocknacarra approved

Planning permission has been granted for a mixed use development in Knocknacarra consisting of a restaurant, two retail outlets, and apartments. Highcross Developments Limited plans...

Swimming ban imposed on Ballyloughane beach this weekend

Galway City Council has imposed a swimming ban at Ballyloughane Beach this weekend, due to possible bacterial contamination from forecast rain. The ban will come...

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...

Galway City Mayor fears the worst for the West after Cabinet announcement

Mayor of Galway City Mike Cubbard has said that he fears the West will be "left behind" after it was announced that the new...

Galway City community centres reopening this week

Two community centres and multiple other community and sports amenities across Galway City are reopening this week as lockdown restrictions ease further. The city council...

Online information hub launched for planned Salmon Weir Pedestrian Bridge

Galway City Council has launched a new online portal for people to learn more about the planned Salmon Weir Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge. The city...

Eircom makes plans to replace Galway City phone booths

Eircom plans to replace ageing phone booths at seven different locations around Galway City according to planning documents submitted to the council. The proposal is...

Galway City Mayor’s Awards 2020 winners announced

The Galway City Mayor's Awards 2020 winners were announced this week, with contributions to the arts, environment, and saving lives honoured. The annual Mayor's Awards...

Mike Cubbard elected to second term as Mayor

Councillor Mike Cubbard has been elected to a second term as Mayor of Galway City today at the City Council's Annual General Meeting. Councillor Colette...

City Council waiving Tables and Chairs licence fees to help hospitality sector

Galway City Council intends to waive fees for Tables and Chairs Licences as a measure to help the hospitality sector get back on its...

House Hotel gets approval to replace restaurant with bedrooms

The House Hotel in Galway City Centre has been granted planning approval to remove its restaurant and bar to make space for more guest...

Warning notices go back up at two city beaches

Prior Warning notices have been put back up at Ballyloughane and Grattan beaches in Galway City ahead of bad weather forecast for this weekend. The...

Spanish Arch and Claddagh Basin reopened

The Spanish Arch and Claddagh Basin have reopened to the public as of Thursday after being closed for the past three weeks. The City Council...

Galway City’s population could rise by 55% in plan published today

Galway City's population could rise by between 50% and 55% by 2040 in a plan which has suggested population growth as a way of...

Lidl gets the green light for new store in Westside

Planning permission has been granted for the construction of a new Lidl discount supermarket on the Seamus Quirke Road in the Westside area of...

Warning notices removed from Ballyloughane and Grattan beaches

Galway City Council is removing two Prior Warning notices at Ballyloughane and Grattan beaches after water quality tests came back with good results. The council...
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Galway TD calls for €15,000 grant for people to buy vacant homes

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