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Three Galway Independent TDs vote with government in Leo confidence motion

Three Galway Independent TDs voted with the government parties yesterday evening in the vote of confidence in Leo Varadkar.Galway West TD Noel Grealish, Galway...

SEAI welcomes “historic investment” in sustainable energy in Budget 2021

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has welcomed the Government’s "historic investment" in sustainable energy action in Budget 2021.The SEAI have described it...

Éamon Ó Cuív calls for Micheál Martin to be replaced as Fianna Fáil leader

Galway West Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has hit out at the leadership of his party, calling for a new party leader and...

Pubs not allowed to reopen next week

Pubs will not be allowed to reopen next week, in what is yet another major blow to publicans across Galway and the rest of...

Providing affordable homes is key litmus test of new government, says Galway TD

A Galway West TD has stated that delivering real affordable homes for working people in the county and across the state will be the...

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...

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...

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...

Checklist published for reopening childcare services in Galway

Staffing levels in childcare must be maintained at pre-Covid-19 levels, and investment in the sector cannot fall in the months and years to come. That’s...

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...

Government’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes criticised by Galway TD

A Galway West TD has said that the Department of Health made a 'monumental and fatal error' when it took ten days to approve...

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...

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...

List of essential retail outlets which do not have to close until 19 April

The Government has today announced increased measures to tackle COVID-19.These measures include the closure of all non-essential retail...

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...

Sinn Féin to hold major public meeting in Galway

Prominent Sinn Féin TDs will be in Galway next week for a public meeting designed to rally support for a government...

“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...

Local homelessness charity writes to Government with Budget 2020 recommendations

A local homelessness charity has written to the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue with a range of recommendations for Budget 2020 which they believe...
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Galway City Council adopts €102 million 2021 budget

Galway City Council has agreed on a budget of €102.5 million for the city for the year of 2021, an increase of €2.8 million...

Country farmhouse is a dream restoration project

When picking a family home to settle down in long term, some of the most sought after features in a house are lots of...

Common house spiders more dangerous than believed

Spider bites are quite rare. But researchers at NUI Galway have found that common house spiders and false widow spiders are perhaps more dangerous...

Gary Boylan signs for Galway United

Galway United have signed 24-year-old Gary Boylan after a year playing Gaelic football with Belmullet.The defender came through Sligo Rovers' academy system and spent...